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Cars > Challenges > “papa's truck” Vs “454 SS”


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Kearney, Nebraska
United States


1985 Chevrolet Pickup ck

“papa's truck”

1990 Chevrolet C1500 SS

“454 SS”

Photo of: 1985 Chevrolet Pickup
Photo of: 1990 Chevrolet C1500

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About “papa's truck”

This vehicle was originally my Dad's. I hated it! It was a clunker. If you put to much weight in the back it felt unsteady and the ride often felt like a horse and buggy more then a vehicle. It was my Dad's pride and Joy. The year he pased away he had been doing extensive work on the truck and there was some thought that the chemicals he came in contact with while working on the truck may have made his condition worse. In the hospital my mother promised to put a sledge to the vehicle for it's part in making my Dad sick.In a barely audibe voice he said "dont hurt my baby". He died soon after and the truck was inherited by me. At first I thought "your oout of here" as I looked at the junkheap. Then I thought of my Dad, how much he loved that truck. Slowly but surely I started to think "maybe your not such a bad girl after all". My children were real youn when my Dad died and the truck was always "Papa's truck". Recently my daughter (whos now 14 referred to it as "Dad's truck". I quickly corrected her and said "Honey that will always be Papa's truck"

About “454 SS”

My first car actually, and my main project car. The original 454 died at the drag strip several years ago and after that it became a challenge to make it one of the fastest street/strip vehicles in town. She runs mid 11's now... :-)


Specs for “papa's truck”

6 foot stepside
wooden bed

Specs for “454 SS”

- 725 HP
- 785 ft/lbs of torque
- 1/4 mile in 11.43 seconds


Factory Options for “papa's truck”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “454 SS”

- 454 SS option
- A/C (originally)
- Power windows and doors
- Awesome tape deck!


Mods for “papa's truck”


Mods for “454 SS”

- 572 c.i. GM Crate Engine
- TCI Superstreetfighter Transmission
- Custom driveshaft with loop
- Rebuilt 12 bolt with cryo'd 3.73 gears
- Hooker Super Comp. ceramic coated headers
- Custom exhaust with dual Flowmaster Super 40's
- Baer disc brake kit
- Line Lock kit


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