Rust Free Arizona Chevy 4x4 - Just a clean old truck!

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Chevrolet
Model:C/K Pickup 1500
Year:1979
Type:Pickup Truck
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Brown
Mileage:999,999
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:454 V8
Trim:Cheyenne
Number of Cylinders:8
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Great old Chevy 4x4 - Nice driver, great to restore, use it for hunting, camping, it's ready to go!
Very straight, clean and rust free K10 truck with big block power ( yes, I know they didn't build a big block K10 in '79) The 454 was installed by the previous owner when the original 350 expired at about 103k. He swapped it out of a wrecked '85 G van with about 70k miles. It was repainted about 20 years ago in the original color but it needs to be painted again - paint is dull and faded, but as you can see from the pictures, still presentable. There are some dings and scrapes, but it is really straight for a 35 year old work truck.
Engine runs well, starts right up, warms up and stays right at 210-220 even in the desert heat. Transmission is a TH350, more than enough transmission for the '85 big block. Manual transfer case works as it should - low range will pull a house off it's foundation. I added the manual locking hubs so it wasn't such a beast at slow speeds - huge difference. I had the front driveshaft and slip yoke rebuilt as well.
The interior is fair, the seat was reupholstered and looks decent. I replaced the drivers seat belt, so they both work and retract. The door panels and dash were re-dyed at some point from the original orange interior to a tan and they need to be refinished again, though they are solid and not sun damaged. It needs visors, carpet. I replaced the instrument cluster with a nice used on - all the gauges now work and the faces are not faded. There is an aftermarket AM/FM Cassette that workssometimes. There is just one speaker - the originals were shot so I just wired in one to listen to the games. Heater core is by-passed. I am sure it leaks, but I never needed heat so I never looked into it.
The truck has dealer added A/C. It was working but will only hold a charge for a few weeks - there is a leak at the crimps on the compressor lines. I didn't drive it enough for it to matter to me and didn't want to put in a $50 can of R12 every time I drove it, but it will likely take $150 in hoses and another $100 in R12 to fix. It has not been converted to R134
There are many new parts on the truck that I will list below. The big block swap is done well, it's not a hack job. Most would think it came that way. It has some custom brackets for the accessories and a modified fan shroud but otherwise looks factory. All the emissions equipment is there and working. I have driven it very little - maybe 3000 miles in the past two years, mainly just to pick up something at home depot or take tree clippings to the dump. I bought it on a whim because thought it was cool and I always wanted one. Now, time to move on to something else.
New BrakesNew shocksNew engine and transfer case mountsradiator re-coredbatteryWarn manual locking hubsoil pan and rear main sealEdelbrock carburetoru joints on both drive shafts and rebuilt front slip yokeMost of these are hacked up junk or rusted out. This one is a real survivor that somehow avoided the perils of high school auto shop butchering and back yard monster truck builders. Drive it like it is or great truck to restore back to original.

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