Introducing "Ole Red"

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  1. David G

    David G Newbie

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    Stumpy--Thanks for the post. I definitely understand you. For me it was a red Chevy or no Chevy! That victory red looks so good on this generation of Chevy trucks. I rode the truck hard on occasion but never put her up wet. I always cleaned her up well after a weekend of hunting and she was always kept indoors. That's the key.
     
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    Kennythewelder--thank you Kenny, nice to be a part of the forum. I haven't put her in a car/truck show just yet but plan to do so as soon as this COVID dies down. I have had quite a few thumbs up as well as a few offers to take her off my hand but no reasonable amount of money would be worth letting her go after owning her for 23 years. I am looking forward to hitting the 25 year mark so I can put an antique tag on her.
     
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    Kennythewelder--yes, the body shop I work with was really impressed with the restoration I performed and they said that was as close to factory as they have seen. I can tell you this for sure, the underside of this truck as well as the interior look just as good and as clean as the outside. Don't get wrong--she still has her little nuisances here and there that I still need to address but overall, very clean and everything works just like off the show-room floor. I'll include a video and photos of the interior when I do my restoration thread. By the way, I love your white ECSB C1500. That looks like a very clean truck also. It definitely stands out with black hood stripes--phenomenal!!
     
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    White96k2500 I'm Awesome

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    I love the brush guard id really like to find one for mine in chrome i have the chrome trim on my rockers and people always tell me i should get rid of it but i like it way to much to do that but anyway beautiful truck, love it!!
     
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    kennythewelder B31-3 (6-G) certified

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    Thanks. Mine was redone in 2013. Still looks as good today as it did then. I am guessing you clicked on my avatar and looked through my pics on my albums page under my 97. I have a lot of pics there. If not, then you should.
     
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    98chevy2500SS Specializes in Accessories 101

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    I am a younger guy and love the chrome too lol. My grandpa is a trucker and a farmer, so I grew up around chrome. My cousins sometimes make fun of me for liking chrome. They are into blacking out vehicles, bedliner everywhere, etc. Just can't into blacking things out.

    I would keep them, I think they look great. :waytogo:
     
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    White96k2500 I'm Awesome

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    I love chrome too people keep telling me to put black wheels on it which i do think they’d look great but i wanna keep it classic with all of the chrome and bullet holes but my plans are to repaint the truck snow pearl white and put the chrome trim back on and put some new bullet holes on it and I’ve also been contemplating on a ranch hand full bumper with a brush guard but i want a chrome brush guard
     
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    1)beautiful truck, you've done a very good job as the original 'caretaker'. 2)as for the brush guard, call me old school as I like that style as opposed to the newer bull bars everyone seems to put on. As for the chrome, I do prefer the black, but only cause I can easily touch it up when I scrape it up, lol.
     
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    Very nice looking truck! What dealership did you get yours at? I bought mine a knipplemier in Blanchard back in June of 97. Been the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Sadly I never had the means to keep mine indoors and it did get hit by one of our many tornados. It was a total after the damage done but I opted to keep it anyway cause she never let me down. I pulled my cab and bed off and cleaned up my frame as well. You can pull the cab off in your garage with a little ingunity. Not easy but you can. Haha. I had 246,000 miles on it before I decided to put a transplant in her. Motor was still running good but she had more leaks than the titantic. My trucks been with me over half my life and she’ll be with me till the day I take my last breath.
     
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    scottydl I'm Awesome

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    Outstanding! And chrome... YES. I simply do not understand the black wheel and matte paint trends at all. Looks dirty to me, I'm only (?) in my mid 40's but love the classic looks of shiny mirror chrome and glossy paint and that way they pop on a sunny day. Can't beat it!

    Go with Youtube and make a video series... Part 1, Part 2, etc. for however many it takes to cover the restoration. Depending on how raw your current video is, it might take some editing but 15-20 minute segments with your voiceovers added in (unless you already did that) would be awesome. I bet you'd pick up some fans in the classic truck crowd once the videos gets shared. For any Demolition Ranch fans, that guy's side channel Off The Ranch has great series-type videos within the channel. One is "Restoring an Abandoned Mansion" and "Rebuilding a Destroyed ZR1" in the automotive realm. Good stuff.

    I've got the white on blue in my Suburban, haha. Always thought blue leather interior was an odd choice... problem now is blue replacement parts are nearly impossible to find. My driver's seat isn't ripped through anywhere, but has its rough spots and I'd love to be able to find/replace it someday (for a decent price).
     

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