There is no denying the fact that as much as I love cars, at my core I really am a pickup man (UTES!!!!!). Without a doubt my favorite trucks are the ‘73-87 Chevy/GMC trucks, particularely the earlier ‘73-’79 trucks, as they have a shaplier front end. I suppose part of that is because when I was a kid, my dad (a contractor) had an electric blue ‘79 Chevy K10. He bought the Custom Deluxe beast brand new for the princely sum of $7,900. It was equipped with 4 wheel drive (obviously, hence the K10 and not a C10), a 350 V8 and a 4-speed on the floor. Oh yeah, and a plaid bench seat, a feature that desperately needs to return to modern trucks. Dad up-fitted it with a Western snow plow, a tool box, some sweet white wagon wheels with nice chunky all terrain tires, and a then ubiquitous CB radio.
I bought the blue Bywayman a few moths ago with the intention of customizing it to look like my dad’s old truck. The plan is to detampo it, use the base from the yellow one for it’s plow (which would be painted red), and make a toolbox on the 3D printer at school.
However, I’ve since found this King Krunch monster truck, which is also an early K10. I’m thinking maybe I’ll customize this one instead. The Bywayman is actually a better casting, as it has a bit more detail to it. But, the Bywayman is a short bed truck, whereas the King Krunch is a long bed. Dad’s truck was a long bed, which is why I’m considering this one instead.
So help me decide, which one should become dad’s old truck?