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ger    Posted 07-28-2002 at 12:48:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey mark i can,t tell from the picture ,but your truck looks like a long box is it ?i have a 81 with about 80000 miles on it im driving an fixing at the same time you know the chevy rust thing haha,mines a 3/4 ton 4x4 an i got a 74 with a 454engine but the body needs a complete reskin ,you must have a good body man to get that silver paint laid on like that nice rig,thanks for the pic i may get inspired yet an do something with mine, i start but i work it alot an it gets banged around some,but its all the truck i,ll need , don,t think the new ones would fair any better an at 50000 dollars i,ll keep my old truck .later ger


Willy-N    Posted 07-28-2002 at 16:30:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your right it is a Long Bed! 1979 but a 1/2 ton with a Modified 350 in it. I wish it was 3/4 ton but the next on will be a 1 ton with a 5th wheel hitch for big trailers. I still will keep this one tho I love driving it. Mark H.


ger    Posted 07-28-2002 at 17:15:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t blame you for wanting to keep it shes a beauty,those chevy 1/2 tons can haul what most other 3/4 an some 1 tons can anyway especially the older ones,yes a 5th wheel is the way to go everything i have is a bumper type class 4 but if i do it again it will be 5th wheel.my 81 is loaded but it doesn,t have all that much power the 74 i want to restore is got even more stuff an with the 454 it,will go .i got a 1 ton 411 rean end gotta see if that will work out in it ok,maybe do all the mechanical then worry about the body .good luck with your truck later ger


Willy-N    Posted 07-28-2002 at 19:28:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do carry a Ton in the bed above the rear wheels when I pick up ours supplies squats just a little but the lift kit springs sure don't flex much. Our old 3/4 ton 79 Chevy would sink a whole bunch with a ton on it. Mark H.


ger    Posted 07-28-2002 at 19:36:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
ya the helper springs will sure help , what kind of horsepower is that 350 putting out i was gonna ask before,i just hauled home 80 bales on the trailer an 44 on the truck the other day it wasn,t sagging at all did all right just a little shy on power,it has a stock 350,but with the poullition stuff its lacking in the power department i should strip all that stuff off i did with my other one an it did make a bit of difference


abdelali    Posted 12-25-2006 at 12:53:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

je vous un sujet de l'environnement en englais dans quelque minut


Willy-N    Posted 07-29-2002 at 14:19:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Close to 280hp but with the gearing that is enought for me! Seems to pull OK. I don't even have a EGR valve just the pcv valve, Nothing else! I hate all that other stuff getting in the way and consuming HP! Mark H.


ger    Posted 07-28-2002 at 17:15:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t blame you for wanting to keep it shes a beauty,those chevy 1/2 tons can haul what most other 3/4 an some 1 tons can anyway especially the older ones,yes a 5th wheel is the way to go everything i have is a bumper type class 4 but if i do it again it will be 5th wheel.my 81 is loaded but it doesn,t have all that much power the 74 i want to restore is got even more stuff an with the 454 it,will go .i got a 1 ton 411 rean end gotta see if that will work out in it ok,maybe do all the mechanical then worry about the body .good luck with your truck later ger


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