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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:12 pm

I bought a C1500.

Always wanted one. Was big into Truckin' magazine when I was in my teens. Gonna do little things here and there to it, but it was cheap, in good shape, and has the right engine (350 Vortec) and right color (white) and has room for the kids.



Already removed the bug shield, tail light covers, and ordered some smaller "sport" mirrors for it (both are broken). Gonna change up the wheels/tires, lower it a bit.... not sure what else yet.

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Post by Turbojett on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 pm

pimpmobile paintjob.

and keep the wheels, just spraypaint them gold chrome.
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Post by Tailhappy on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:01 am

All it needs then is a chain steering wheel and dingle balls.
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Post by Honor on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:34 am

How much? Looks to be in good shape for its age.
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Post by Honor on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:36 am

No 4x4 though eh?
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Post by Tailhappy on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:32 am

Nope. Don't need 4WD. My first two cars were RWD only, and I never had no problem. Never even had snow tires.....

$3100 + tax title license. Plus I've laid a couple hundo on upgrades and replacement parts already..... it's gonna be a money pit. ^_^

But mechanically it needs/needed NOTHING other than a few fluid changes.
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Post by ryguy79 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:08 am

I wouldn't mind something like that for hauling toys into the mountains and band gear. My stepdad had a METALLIC TEAL with silver bottom Z71 when I was in high school and it was a cool truck.

TEAL. The 90s were awesome.
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Post by Tailhappy on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:33 pm

I have been listening to 90's music in it all week on its stock 90's speakers.

Its so horrible. Woe
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Post by Turbojett on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:50 pm

Benfolio wrote:All it needs then is a chain steering wheel and dingle balls.
God, WHY do people do that? :grrr:
you have none in your pants so you have to hang a prosthetic pair from your truck's bumper?
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Post by SBF on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:36 pm

Wrong Dingle Balls

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Post by Turbojett on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:58 pm

oh, those. never called them that. I don;t even know what i'd call them.
dingle balls, apparently.
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Post by JaysonAych on Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:21 pm

Benfolio wrote:I have been listening to 90's music in it all week on its stock 90's speakers.

Its so horrible. Woe

It's bad enough to have to listen to Toad the Wet Sprocket, but in shitty 90's GM speakers? You're killing yourself.

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Post by 1300ZUK on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 pm

and somebody told me that this is the place where everything's better, everything's safe,


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Post by Honor on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:47 pm

Don't forget the pep boys flame decals and gtr badges.
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Post by Tailhappy on Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:24 pm

YAY, no more Spic-up truck wheels!

Also did other things that made it look better.

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Post by SBF on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:29 am

Is there a specific name for those wheels? I've always liked those wheels.

Now you make me want to buy an older GM truck. :curses:
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Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:02 am

454SS wheels. Or Sport wheels. Or in junkyard terms, 15x7 steel D-window.

Changing the wheels/tires already lowered it by 2", and my DJM 4/6 drop kit came in the mail yesterday. Once I find time to put it on its gonna be kinda low.
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Post by Dodge on Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:32 pm

they look much better in this pic, the one you posted on fb they looked awful for some reason
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Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:37 pm

:hmmm:
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Post by Tailhappy on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:08 am

Aaaaand, its dumped.



Took me ALL FUCKING DAY. Its 2AM, I'm going to bed.
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Post by SBF on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:49 am

Looks good.
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Post by 1300ZUK on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:41 am

First snow storm and his name is going back to tailhappy now high centered

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Post by Tailhappy on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:56 pm

:saynomore:
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Post by Talon on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:53 pm

I don't get the logic of lowering a truck. Unless you're going all out spic or something...
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Post by 1300ZUK on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:15 pm

lowering a full size extended cab truck is kind of "interesting" but think of who we are dealing with.


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Post by JaysonAych on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Talon wrote:I don't get the logic of lowering a truck.

Well, you see it's....the thing is, it....what you're going for is....

Got nothin'.

(still like the truck, though)

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Post by Talon on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:10 pm

I mean, you're essentiall taking away half of what makes a truck a truck. You'd might as well fill the bed with concrete and make it completely useless.
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Post by Tailhappy on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:41 am

It can still haul and tow just fine. The height of the suspension changes but not the travel (much) or the strength of the springs. Still all stock in the rear, the axle is just relocated ABOVE the spring perches, instead of below. Frame is notched (and reinforced) for clearance.
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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:26 am

Soft and squishy rear is gone, so is the bottoming out on the exhaust (stupid shocks the forums said to use), got some air shocks out back now, rides like a frickin' dream. No more clunks. And I can air them up for towing/hauling or winter. In case... y'know. :zachsgotgas:
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Post by JaysonAych on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:17 am

Now you just need this decal for the liftgate and you're all set.


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Post by Honor on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:41 am

Wtf
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Post by Tailhappy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:37 am

:huh:
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Post by Honor on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:14 am

You'd think you would double check how to spell it before doing all that work.
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Post by Tailhappy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:12 pm

Maybe its a play on the word, since Chevrolet is French?

Chev-e' Ro-le'?
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Post by Honor on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:35 pm

Doubt it.
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Post by ryguy79 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:59 am

obviously painted by wally
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Post by 1300ZUK on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:23 am

Tennessee!

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Post by Tailhappy on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:04 pm

1300ZUK wrote:Tennessee!

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