DIRT CHEAP Square Body – $500 Trucks Are Still Out There! But Is It Worth It?
Tommy Lee Byrd has found some pretty amazing finds in his time, and some rough rides as well. Several of these rough rides he’s turned into something cool, and several with just a few well-placed changes. But can he make this $500 C10 into something special without replacing most of it? This one is rough, but is it rougher than he’s had before? Is it worth saving?
Let’s find out.
But is this $500 SQUAREBODY C10 worth saving??? That’s the real question with this previously abandoned 1973 Chevrolet C10 short bed truck. Squarebody trucks are insanely hot right now and this one popped up on Marketplace a while back and I couldn’t pass it up for $500. It’s one of the rustiest vehicles I’ve ever owned and the engine looks likes it has sat under water for the last 20 years. I don’t know the last time this truck has run, but it will definitely be a challenge to make something out of it.
I’ve accumulated quite a few projects lately, giving some credence to the “Hot Rod Hoarder” name. I think I’ve reached my limit, but I felt like a $500 squarebody is hard to pass up. I love these round headlight square body trucks, especially when they look like a pawpaw truck. The green paint, dog dish caps and camper top is my favorite. As much as I’d like to save this thing, it might be a little too rusty.
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