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Marathon, New York
United States

 
 

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1974 GMC K20 Custom Deluxe (The '74)

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This story is bitter sweet. The bitter part is how we got the truck but the sweet part is that its in a good home. My dad and I got this truck in the summer of 2006. A buddy of mine told me that his next door neighbor's wife was selling the truck due to her husbands passing by his own hands. My buddy said to me "Jair, my neighbor had this truck its almost exactly like your dad's would ya wanna take a look at it?". So I went down to his place and we went over to take a look at the truck and when I popped the hood I about **** and fell back in it. Sitting in the middle all tucked in there nice and neat is, from what I have been told, is a 355 with all kinds of goodies on it, but after pulling the block numbers it is actually a 400 sbc. Well anyway the thing wouldn't start and the only problem was that a mud wasp had built its nest on the ground cable from the battery. We got looking around the truck and saw that the left frame underneath the box was cracked in about 3 places and the cross member needs to be welded which I have done. But anyway dad asked how much she would want for it and she said 100 bucks. Needless to say the truck was in our driveway the next day. And due to having other cars break down its just nicely getting attended to now.

Specs

Engine: 400sbc, Offenhauser high rise intake, eldebrake air cleaner housing, M/T valve covers (possibly drilled heads to address the common cooling problems with the 400), long tube headers, dual straight piped exhaust with thrush glass packs.
Trans: TH350 linked to a New Process 205 transfer case
Tires: 12.5x10x15
front and rear gear is 4.10

Factory Options

Not much came with this truck other than heater and a radio. There is no A/C or any other comfort options.

Mods

Edelbrock air cleaner housing, Edelbrock 750cfm 4 barrel carb, Offenhauser high rise intake, long tube headers, M/T valve covers, dual straight pipe exhaust with glass packs.

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