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New truck!
#1425902 Tue Oct 05 2021 02:04 AM
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
My son and I picked up a “new” truck on Saturday. It’s a 1979 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4. It has a rebuilt engine and transmission, and, according to my old mechanic friend, the best drivetrain offer by GM! He was the one who rebuilt the stuff! I’ll have to research this one more! It runs great.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uJPfTC7gS52Cfm6e9


“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid!”—Han Solo. Star Wars- 1977

Last edited by Fox; Tue Oct 05 2021 02:05 AM.

In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New truck!
Fox #1425904 Tue Oct 05 2021 03:39 AM
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'Bolter
Congrats! Looks like a good project. Keep us posted.


Rich

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1959 Chev. Viking 40

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Re: New truck!
Fox #1425905 Tue Oct 05 2021 04:16 AM
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'Bolter
Nice Truck!

I purchased one of those (1/2 ton 4x4) brand new back in '79 when I was working at a GMC dealer. It was actually the same color as the dark blue on your truck.

Purchase price was around $7,800. Am sure there are wheel and tire combinations on new trucks that probably cost more than that today. smile

BTW, those mirrors, IMHO, are some of the best that GM ever offered on a LD truck. Their vertical orientation allows for a much fuller field of view than the horizontal ones that replaced them.

Good luck with your project!

Best Regards...

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Re: New truck!
Fox #1425911 Tue Oct 05 2021 08:40 AM
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'Bolter
It seems like that patina is the thing nowadays and that does have it, a good find. thumbs_up


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Re: New truck!
Fox #1426065 Wed Oct 06 2021 07:41 PM
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Nice one Fox, you can go to the new forum, the rounded line. Post a pic and description of your new truck.

Re: New truck!
Fox #1426161 Thu Oct 07 2021 07:25 PM
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'Bolter
Just from the little bit in the picture, that green truck next to it looks like it may be in good shape as well!
Samantha

Re: New truck!
Fox #1426729 Wed Oct 13 2021 03:57 AM
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
It is in better shape body wise for sure. 1972 C20, but I haven’t tried to revive that old 350 though. One day.


In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New truck!
Fox #1426884 Thu Oct 14 2021 10:59 PM
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'Bolter
For the sake of clarity and accuracy , “patina” does not apply to that project truck.

No offense intended , Fox.


Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
Re: New truck!
Waveski #1426891 Fri Oct 15 2021 12:34 AM
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Posts: 31,334
Bubba
Originally Posted by Waveski
For the sake of clarity and accuracy , “patina” does not apply to that project truck.

No offense intended , Fox.

What does "patina properly refer to?

"On metal, patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides, carbonates, sulfides, or sulfates formed on the surface during exposure to atmospheric elements (oxygen, rain, acid rain, carbon dioxide, sulfur-bearing compounds).[2] In common parlance, weathering rust on steel is often mistakenly[3] referred to as patina."

hmmm


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: New truck!
Fox #1426894 Fri Oct 15 2021 01:13 AM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 110
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'Bolter
Well , there are a lot of differing opinions on the subject of patina.
I’ll tell you what I think is not patina: plain old thick scaly rust.

In the photo , the hood finish has worn down exposing the primer and even some bare steel. While the worn finish is not consistent , I would say that there are areas of true patina exhibited.

The Chevrolet emblem on the front of the hood on the other hand , is just plain rusted.

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