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The current issue of CA (April) has a Canadian Poncho in the car spotter section.  Anyone recognize it?  It was in Ottawa.



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Looks like quebec plates and Oldsie rallye's

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I was wondering that myself.  Great magazine, although after 30 years you'd think they would finally do a good article on the 1939 Buick and on the 67 to 72 Chevy trucks, two of my personal favorite cars.

 



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66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

69 Chevy CST pickup

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67-72 Trucks? Sounds like my cue to post the truck I just finished restoring!  Though it went back to factory wheels when I found a set of NOS caps after these were taken.


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WOW!

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yes wow very nice truck

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Wow x3! Noticed your mirrors,up here we call them "west coast mirrors" don't recall ever seeing that style. Like the look, US only/stock?

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Beautiful truck! Yum!



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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Well this was an egregious thread hijack

The mirrors are West Coast Seniors, they were optional in the US and probably in Canada too, though the ones you picture and the ones my Dad had were a bit smaller, called West Coast Jr.

Only the Jrs were available in stainless, but I chromed mine to "debulk" the truck a little bit. I didn't want to toss them and put sport mirrors on like most everyone does, I wanted to keep it "a real truck". But they visually dominate the truck so much otherwise that I figured chroming would help that, and I think it did. Sadly chroming was brutally expensive because there are tons of washers and shims and wavelocs and spacers and there's a "minimum price per part" when chroming (I think the mirrors are 32 parts total or per side).

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that is a great looking truck i have seen it on another truck site that i am a member i am restoring a 70 gmc shortbox that eats my paychecks . your detail to keep it factory is amazing. you dont find optioned trucks up here in canada like that.great work dave.

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Love it!   I suspect it must have been someones camper hauler when it was new given the options.  The buckets and console are the same as in my 69 CST.  They sure are a lot more comfy than the bench on the long trips.



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Yes, I spoke with the original owner's family. He passed away a couple of years ago at the age of about 96, which is how I got the truck. Other than the flipper it went through to come up from California, I'm the second owner.

I also got ahold of the granddaughter on Facebook, she was very excited to see the truck. She remembered riding around in the back and there was a phone to talk to Grandpa in the front.

Here's the truck when delivered new sitting in the owner's driveway in 1970.

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looks like he went first class in 1970 big block air and buckets like to see your spid list of options if you can post it.

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I've added speed warning, tach and tilt, otherwise left it as-is.  I found the build sheet too, but it was stuck to the paint when still wet on the front of the bed... weird!

 

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Original photo has a lockable (?) door in the drivers side rear panel. Was it a second gas tank? Other?

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Not to add to the derail.wink But didn't they make a long horn version,8'6' I think, I see a seam at the front of the orig box in 70 pic...is this a long horn box?Just filled the seam?



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When I did the restoration I welded up the dealer-installed fuel doors and the Longhorn seam. So yes, this truck is the Longhorn edition, but I always thought that seam was ugly, so welded it up like GM should have done!

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davepl wrote:

When I did the restoration I welded up the dealer-installed fuel doors and the Longhorn seam. So yes, this truck is the Longhorn edition, but I always thought that seam was ugly, so welded it up like GM should have done!


 Have to agree,looks a lot cleaner!



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