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Post by alive 75 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:22 pm

this is my daily driver from now till the spring.. 75 chevy c-10 350 - 4 bbl carb
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lets see what others will be driving this winter… post them here PopCorn


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Post by driveit on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:47 pm

Nice. I love the color combo. I am looking for a similar one or even and older body style. I will go for a 63-87 but really I prefer the earlier two body styles in that range. My daily will stay the same.
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All I can say is here I come... Hope the snow don't get too deep!
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:40 pm

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This has been my year round driver since buying it new in June of 2003.
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Post by driveit on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:44 pm

Should tint the windows and black out the grille.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:59 pm

driveit wrote:Should tint the windows and black out the grille.
I don't do window tint anymore, my last car had tinted windows. In Ohio you can only have 50% tint. Mine were illegally dark, (5% on the rear, 20% on the rest...the cops had a field day with me). They scratched easily and faded (to a ugly purple color) after a few years.  I like the look , but not worth it in my book.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:24 pm

In NY it's technically a graduated scale, with zero tint allowed on the windshield, a little (don't remember exactly) on the front sides, more on the rear sides, and anything goes for the back. if you followed these rules, it would look worse than if you had no tint at all. However, it's all moot, since the cops don't actually test the amount of tint to see if you comply -- they just give you a ticket and rash of sh*t.
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Post by driveit on Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:05 pm

I would like to tint mine a bit, but not too much as I have trouble seeing at night anyway.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:53 pm

Nice truck, love those 70's 80's C/K Trucks & Blazers/Jimmy's.  

I got a k1500 last Spring.  Love it!  Winter beater, daily driver, all around work horse!

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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:12 pm

Nice.  I miss my truck.  It was a 99 new style z71  had the 5.3 in it.  It only got about 14mpg though.


Hey alive 75, what kind of mpg do you get from your truck.
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Post by Dinomyte on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:32 pm

Well, I don't have a winter beater, I've got a daily driver.

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Not exactly fun to drive but hauls everything I need for work.
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:09 pm

Dinomyte, bro your pics aren't showin'.
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:09 pm

nvm  I rented two Red Box movies a few weeks back and forgot to take them back.  Forgot I even rented them.  Could have bought them by the time I found them and took them back.
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Post by pila on Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:29 pm

My beater is also my daily driver, a '92 C1500 Chevy that I bought new. Getting quite rusty these days, but it doesn't owe me a dime......@ 282,000 miles..

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Post by Hawk03 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:19 pm

Tinted windows are the way to go. The malibu will have as dark if not darker than whats on my daily.

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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:22 pm

Is that legal in your neck of the woods.  If i could legally do dark tint i'd put up with scratches & fading if I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over. (I drink to much to worry about getting pulled over for something stupid like window tint)
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Post by Hawk03 on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:11 am

dynchel wrote:Is that legal in your neck of the woods.  If i could legally do dark tint i'd put up with scratches & fading if I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over. (I drink to much to worry about getting pulled over for something stupid like window tint)

If you have quality tint it won't fade. You have to use window cleaner without ammonia or cleaners that say that it is safe for tint also. The tint I have on there now has been on for over 4 years, prior to that the tint was on there for 6 years (got it darker) and look just as good as the first day it was installed. I've only been pulled over once for the tint. If the wife and I go out where we are drinking we use Uber or Lyft to get us there or back - no worries of any cops.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:15 am

The tint was professionally installed so I would hope it was quality stuff.
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Post by Hawk03 on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:16 am

The brand that was put on my car every time was LLumar, its UV safe and its the same stuff that goes on office building windows. Make sure its UV safe (along with proper care) otherwise it will probably turn to purple.

http://northamerica.llumar.com/
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Post by jerry46765 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:56 am

Inside the 10 mile radius, I run a 1978 K5.  
It's the simplest, most reliable vehicle I own.    

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I also have a 1997 K1500 that sits in the driveway, but it gets runs to the airport and home improvement stores.  
You can't beat a 4x4 powered by a gen 1 small block.
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Post by Dinomyte on Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:06 am

driveit wrote:nvm  I rented two Red Box movies a few weeks back and forgot to take them back.  Forgot I even rented them.  Could have bought them by the time I found them and took them back.

I'd forgive the late charge if I could, but not the same company. The name just happens to be the same.

We do Computer Support for small and medium business. No movies.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:21 pm

Love the Blazer. You need a winter car for your winter car! You would not be able to go any where with that around here without someone asking you to sell it.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:31 pm

Around here blazers like that didn't make it out of the 90's.  They rotted to the ground pretty fast, damn road salt. Mad
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Post by jerry46765 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:19 pm

ant7377 wrote:Love the Blazer. You need a winter car for your winter car! You would not be able to go any where with that around here without someone asking you to sell it.

Thanks. I don't drive put lots of miles annually on any of my vehicles.
For work, I go to the airport and/or drive rentals.
The '97 K1500 specifically gets airport parking duty since the parking spot sizes promote door dents and scratches.

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Post by alowerlevel on Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:22 pm

My daily beater is a 94 Olds Bravada that I picked up about 5 years ago for $500, has power everything (and it all still works), leather, AWD, and gets decent mileage.

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Post by pila on Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:47 pm

I have an '86 S-10 4X4 that needs work on the 4-speed manual transmission. I used to use it in winter, but I've been dragging my feet about pulling the trans to fix it.
I spent way too much money on it a few years back, with new fenders, inner fenders, tail gate, body mounts, radiator, etc, and the list goes on......

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