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PostSubject: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 30th 2014, 7:12 pm

I bought me a 1985 Chevy Custom Deluxe pickup V8 305 with a  speed auto 120,000 miles , the bed looks like it has never had a load in it .



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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 30th 2014, 9:51 pm

Nice old truck.
What's up with the paint?
Did it have a interior fire in the past?
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 30th 2014, 9:57 pm

Diesel Dan wrote:
What's up with the paint?
Did it have a interior fire in the past?


I was going to ask the same thing. Looks like it was torched or something.

Rest of the truck looks cherry though. Nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 31st 2014, 8:35 am

That's just the patented GM Grey No-Stickum paint they used for eons.
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 31st 2014, 12:41 pm

I've noticed that tree sap takes a serious toll on paint, no matter the manufacturer.
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 31st 2014, 5:32 pm

Pecan trees will make it look like holy hell. Black and nasty crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    March 31st 2014, 6:48 pm

Diesel Dan wrote:
Nice old truck.
What's up with the paint?
Did it have a interior fire in the past?
No interior fire it just looks like a bad prep job from the factory or something that's about all I can figure out its a strange one for sure , its all just surface rust too so I will probably just have it sanded down and paint it or do it myself , the cab corners and cowl are even solid as a rock .
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 1st 2014, 1:25 pm

Hauling everything on the roof and hanging off the doors did a number on the paint.  Someone should have told the previous owner that's what the bed is for.    
Congrats on the truck. It does look to be in really good shape.   


GM used a bad paint mixture for over twenty years.  My friends 2000 GMC truck looks just like that picture.  It's a truck that spent it's whole life in California.  The truck has probably only seen a salted road four of five times, going over the pass on highway 50 and 80.
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 1st 2014, 7:05 pm

I had an 84 Custom 10, silver with an 8' bed, but had the 6 cylinder. Same color interior. At 120,000 miles, my wife, at the time girlfriend, told me she wanted to drive it home for the weekend. I was working in CT. and living in NJ. Next weekend she came back with a new 92 Ford XLT Lariat. Truck is gone, still have the wife.

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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 1st 2014, 10:23 pm

Screw the paint, check out that dash pad top. It's mint! Great find there! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 4th 2014, 3:53 pm

Here is what it looked like when purchased , grandpa canopy and bug deflector .
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 14th 2014, 1:17 am

Where did you get it? Locally?
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 14th 2014, 6:48 pm

Yota_Fan wrote:
Where did you get it? Locally?
Winchester bay , I drove it here with the tank below empty it ran out of gas in empire .
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    April 16th 2014, 10:54 pm

The three dummies on TV bought 3 used trucks in Alaska to see which was the toughest.
The old Chevy won. The vid is on YouTube.

My pal, Brad Bergholdt, the college automotive instructor and columnist, bought a pickup to drive to Alaska. His choice, an old Chevy. I asked why and he said; "simple, I can get parts anywhere."

I'd say that you made a good investment.
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PostSubject: Re: Bought a 1985 Chevy pickup today    May 4th 2014, 5:03 pm

I blasted the body side molding off with the pressure washer today it looks a lot better , I have some 3M adhesive remover on the way to take that glue off its stick as hell , it looks like I am going to have to rebuild the engine it has a ticking lifter now .
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