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Grit dog

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Posted: 05/18/20 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

454, Turbo 400, 4.10s....will be a towing and camper hauling beast!
It's even the "camper special."

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Original paint job, needs re-painted though.
Will be a fun truck for our 14 y/o....and ME!

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Mostly stock GenV Vortech 7.4. Not a powerhouse, but it will boil the tires!
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Since everyone is thoroughly enjoying this thread, I'll include a couple more pics since I finally learnt how to!

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Thought about loading the Dodge up on the trailer and seeing how good the 454 pulled, but this truck will lead a more charmed life than that!

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Very nice! Luv it. How many miles on it?

Is that yours?

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Now that's a good looking truck!


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I had the exact same thing (only GMC). Was a 1986 w/ 6.2L diesel, 4spd, 4x4, dual tanks like yours, quad front shocks. Of all the trucks I've owned since I 1st started driving, will have to say that this one was probly my fav. Just loved the color combo. In fact, I just saw yesterday a retro paint scheme on a fairly new Chevy and while some may not recognize it, it sure did look good.


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Yep.... that’s when Chevy designed good looking trucks. I had a 87 with a tbi 350.


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Thx for the compliments!
Just picked it up last weekend.
Always liked that body style, hated the anemic 70s performance and horrible 80s performance. Would have preferred a round light 70s model and if this truck wasn’t in such good shape I’d put a 70s front clip on it.

Our almost 14 year old is as excited as me. He’s been driving it around the subdivision every day!
It’ll be a not too expensive restoration. Body work is pretty much limited to scratches and dings.
Will drive it for the summer before tearing into it.
Tried the airbags last night. Truck is set up and hauled a TC at some point. Bags are blown.... dang it.

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FishOnOne wrote:

Yep.... that’s when Chevy designed good looking trucks. I had a 87 with a tbi 350.


Missed a 1/2 ton 87 TBI a couple weeks ago. Same condition with a really bad black paint job. TBI and OD would have been nice as our boys daily driver.
Oh well this truck is meaner!

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