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Old 09-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #51
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Re: how about a "SHINY" shop truck ?

I like the Shop Truck theme. When I was a kid we owned the local Garage/Gas Pump. We had a Chevy Tow truck. My plans are to add signage and to theme mine after a Road Service Truck that we owned. Tow bar, lights, Gas Can, Bed tool Box etc, All items period correct.
DIY body and paint work is cheap, making it look good... priceless
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:53 AM   #52
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Re: how about a "SHINY" shop truck ?

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Since it has such an original look and I think that`s what you like,I have a suggestion to spice it up.I have a plan and by the time I do it,I won`t be the 1st.I`ve already seen things going this way.
With your truck I`d keep it somewhat original,period-correct,with a touch of spice.
1:Lower mildly as you wanted to
2:Keep the wheels and tires.Paint wheels or just lip red and get full wheelcovers.That`s the ole boy way with wheels and tires.Could use the later 69-72s or choise earlier Chevy car ones,like the 15" SS covers,61-66.Those 65-66s look awesome and were popular to swap..
3:Maybe a couple/few choice vintage decals.I`d go for a days gone by Dragstrip decal for sure if nothing else.
4:Red tonneau
5:I`d want split headers and duals out the back,too.

This is something a guy might have done back in this era.Would have been an adult born before WWII in his 30s.The guys that were king of the rod & racing scene in the late 60s/early 70s.
This sounds like a good idea!
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:25 AM   #53
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I would chrome the front,add a 2/4 drop and some corvette rallys or maybe some torque thrusts.If you wanted it could always be undone.Hard to beat black and chrome
What he said!
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:50 AM   #54
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i associate red rims with the rat rod look. go with some chrome 18's/20's, wider in the rear
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:59 AM   #55
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Re: how about a "SHINY" shop truck ?

I'll apologize at the beginning.

No red wheels. Done
No rat rod. Over done
No lowering. Done over and over. Ruins the original value (if there was any )
No red wheels or any other garish color. Sorry, I'm low key.

Edit: Oh crap!. No too small or big wheels. >14&<20 please. Leave it to the lat model trucks.

Plain old truck trucks are getting rare. Try that.

Just my opinion...

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Old 10-24-2008, 05:43 PM   #56
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Re: how about a "SHINY" shop truck ?

Well put, 72lb4x4...I'm loving that all this good conversation is coming out, I think that's what 19673ontree set out to get. Good job, board, excellent thoughts and ideas. My opinion is simple: don't hack it up. Everything other than I think would be superb. I personally would slap 17" vette rallys on everything, but that's me, and I don't have a stellar, beautiful, original 67 swb.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:29 PM   #57
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WOW! lot of great opinion's , it's been a while since I started this thread and the answer to this problem is simple , if I want a shop truck I will have to buy another truck !
I added power steering to the 67 and mounted the spare in the bed like they used to be , so I am gonna leave the the black 67 c10 alone but I still may lower just slightly ,
I don't need another vehicle to take car of , heck one 67 camaro RS and one 67 short bed pickup is all I need !!
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #58
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keep it how it is
your one of the few people who has such a factory truck and I love it!
dont change anything about it
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:56 PM   #59
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I LOVE your truck. I am for lowering it & painting on your shop logo. leave the wheels & tires stock!!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:55 PM   #60
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i don't see a problem with leaving it as it is. A lot of guys are striving for a classic this clean and you got it. Now if you just gotta spend $$ use premium gas instead and enjoy the drive even better. Some things are just meant to be as they are.

Off topic, but I had a really clean 66stock mustang.. and I wanted to restomod it my way. Well 6 years later, I decided to leave it alone and just drive the dam thing. I am GLAD I did not change anything. I think this car gets more attention because I left it original looking. There's value in leaving it stock. I see nada wrong with your truck.
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