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My Latest Impulse Buy-Should I have done it?


I have always had a weakness for the 67-72 Chevs and GMCs. My everyday summer driver/junk hauler is a 69 C10 CST.  I once had a quite nice 1972 K10 shortbox stepside which I hade to sell when I moved 1000 kms from where I was.  I just couldn't face repeated long drives in that bucky little beast. However when I found this one locally I just couldn't resist.  According to the owner It was ordered by the (BC or Alberta) forest service like this and had a forestry spec front bumper with a PTO winch which he still has although it is not on the truck now. (It comes with the deal though) It has the 292 and 4:11 gears so could have been used in the mountains with that setup and the short wheelbase.

Really rusty cab but the rest is salvageable.

Oddly enough for a 1967 it seems to have 1968 or later rear fenders.

Given that the Chevy production numbers for that year and model (K10-115 wheelbase stepside) is around 1200 and GMC production tended to be less I'm thinking this is one rare beast.

Lately I've developed a real affection for plain working trucks so my plans are first to hide it from the wife and second maybe to put it back to some Forest Service kind of configuration, maybe use it for parades that sort of thing.

Anybody know of any good small window cabs and/or 1967 rear fenders out here in Alberta?

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that is a awesome looking truck i have a few of these and enjoy working on them .4x4 short box is a rare truck any more for sale. lol

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Cool truck. I'd love to have something like that.

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check out Billstruckshop.com Bill is in Courtice Ontario (Oshawa area). He has a large inventory of trucks and parts and is always bringing in more stuff. I have known Bill for many years. Havnt bought any thing from Bill recently. Cliff

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had a 67 1 ton 4x4 with a 283 stick truck, 17 inch split rims on it. At 60 mph it was revving 3000 rpm



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My brother has a big window cab out at the farm. But no matter what cab you find it's going to need repair. And every piece to repair that cab is readily available. So why not just fix yours.

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Cool truck by the way.

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Thanks John I have to admit I'm just getting lazy and the thought of replacing the whole floor, rockers and struts tells me there has to be any easier way. 

OH well, this is a back burner thing so maybe I'll spend some type sniffing around for a decent cab etc.



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I love it.  

Here's my 72 GMC Sierra.  This photo was taken and submitted for use in TV Series "Fargo, Season 2".   The truck was used in 6 or 7 episodes.

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Lucky guy!  I tried to get in there too but no go.



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39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

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

69 Chevy CST pickup

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Hard to go wrong with that era of GM pickup Ken.

Just what you needed, more to do...

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Nice little 67, it'll be great in snow too.

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Cool truck. I'd love to have something like that.


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Have you tried Scotts trucks I think their in Penhold.

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I have bought quite a bit of stuff over the years there and I expect to have my wallet slimmed down by them again on this one. heh heh 



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DonSSDD wrote:

Nice little 67, it'll be great in snow too.


 What I remember about  my 72 short box 4x4 most was its tendency to go backwards into the ditch if you didn't have the 4x4 activated on  a winter road or if you hit washboard.  A short, wide, stiffly springed truck is a recipe for quite a few white knuckle trips into the weeds.  Still, I really miss that thing.



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

69 Chevy CST pickup

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I miss mine too.



-- Edited by 68 327 4spd on Friday 25th of May 2018 08:44:20 PM

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Nice truck!  Brings back memories of the '72 Chev SWB stepside my brother had back in the 1980s.  It was just 2WD, 6 cyl, 3 on the tree, in a similar green.  I really miss the days when trucks were just plain workhorse trucks as opposed to the luxury monster trucks that they have become.

Looks like a keeper! smile



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66 Grande guy wrote:
DonSSDD wrote:

Nice little 67, it'll be great in snow too.


 What I remember about  my 72 short box 4x4 most was its tendency to go backwards into the ditch if you didn't have the 4x4 activated on  a winter road or if you hit washboard.  A short, wide, stiffly springed truck is a recipe for quite a few white knuckle trips into the weeds.  Still, I really miss that thing.


 Just light in the loafers, need a bunch of weight in the back to settle it down.



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"Light in the loafers" used to refer to something entirelyy different I thought or have i just misinterpreted that my whole life?



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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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That truck reminds me of the one we restored a few years back here in Quebec.It was a 71 4x4.Got the papers for it from George and there were only 12 built in that configuration.

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65post wrote:

That truck reminds me of the one we restored a few years back here in Quebec.It was a 71 4x4.Got the papers for it from George and there were only 12 built in that configuration.

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Nice resto! 



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That is a beauty! Thats kind of what I have in mind except I may run stock wheels as well.   Now that i think of it, given that is a Canadian truck I'll have to get the numbers to George Z once i get back from fighting forest fires up here in manning.

I would imagine the numbers will be pretty low on this one too.



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Wednesday 30th of May 2018 11:15:58 AM

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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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Just got the numbers back from vintage vehicle services.  33 built of this model in 1967.  Pretty rare indeed! It was sold from Dawson Universal Sales in Dawson Creek B.C. which was apparently the Pontiac Buick GMC dealer in that area.

I still think it may have been part of an order for the BC Forest Service from the anecdotal history and the way it was equipped.  Anybody know anything about that dealership?  



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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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