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11-29-2009, 08:02 PM #1Registered User
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78 Silverado - Undecided on what route to go - pics
Hi all, I bought a '78 Silverado a ways back with the intention of lowering it on bags, and completing the look with 18-20" TTIIs, small mirrors, and a sport rear bumper while keeping the rest stock.
When I bought the truck, it had 18000 miles on it. It's about 95-98% original but has a few "rough edges" on it (AC needs new compressor, some paint blemishes, a few underside/body imperfections, etc). Anyhow, three years later and it has 25k miles (been sitting for last year accruing 250 miles) and is still the same save for two things - I put factory manifolds back on and fixed the exhaust and also put a bedlid and rug in to protect the back. Basically, I couldn't bring myself to c-notch the frame or even do a regular drop on it (no c-notch). The truck received a lot of attention bone stock, partly because it's a stock 73-87 which in itself is extremely rare.
I'm still torn on the thing... and I'm trying to decide between the following:
A - Go through with the drop and "pro touring" look as I planned and make it a show/fair weather driver
B - Keep it original and restore bits and pieces as time goes on and drive it a little more
C - Sell it (prob. taking small hit, not even sure what it's worth though) and buy a less original truck to customize
Here's some pictures, and below I have some photochops as examples of "custom" routes; it photographs better than it looks in person.
And the MIGHTY 305:
Now here are some photoshops...
Here's a drop on TTIIs, but I'd go all chrome instead of black centers and probably a few inches bigger in diameter... note it also has the sport mirrors:
Here's a chop between a stock photo and a drop w/ no mirrors and the sport rear bumper:
I think in a dream world I could have about 5 variations of it in the garage... but just one, not sure...
11-29-2009, 08:16 PM #2