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Old 01-18-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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A tale of 2 longbeds- and why i should stay off craigslist

I finally decided to begin squaring away my '69 GMC in earnest -- it was my high school truck , (I'm 46 y/o now ) -- but hasn't moved under its own pwer since 1996 --- I removed the front clip as I thought it would make it easier to repair the rusty rockers and floor sections --- and here it sits 21.5 years later (still have all the parts thankfully)



cute amateur rocker panel repair



poor thing had started to become a catch-all for equal parts junk and old trail bike parts




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I don't know what I was doing on craigslist , -- but these things happen -- I came across this machine and had to make the guy an offer














The truck is not perfect and has a few kinks to be worked out as its a decade old re-spray , -- but so far seems to have great driver potential-- need to square away the AC and a few other things, but not bad


And funny thing is --- rather than giving up on my old GMC, --- taking possession of this has given me a little more clarity and focus for my GMC project ----

I love the heavily optioned trucks, and had thought of making my GMC a Sierra Grande clone , --- but with this one to play with, I feel like I have the freedom to turn it back into the stripped down hot rod I originally envisioned when I was 16 years old.

Almost feels like the new truck has given me a re-newed sense of urgency to finish my old one -- funny how that goes
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: A tale of 2 longbeds- and why i should stay off craigslist

and why are the pictures so darn big -- sheesh - (fixed it )
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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Re: A tale of 2 longbeds- and why i should stay off craigslist

Totally understand the need for the second truck, and it looks like a great ride! Good luck as you get back into the old GMC project

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Totally understand the need for the second truck, and it looks like a great ride! Good luck as you get back into the old GMC project

Jim

At least one of us understands ---- ive been questioning my sanity over adding an expensive vehicle to the garage and am now trying to figure out what I need to sell to cover it ---

These things tend to work out eventually though
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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Hello, my name is Bill (hello, Bill). I suffer from a Craigslist addiction. Sometimes I buy things for projects I haven't even started or planned out. I even will sneak a quick search in while my wife isn't looking, or when we are watching tv.
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