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This truck would be just what I've been looking for... if it hadn't been parked in salt water up to the wheels for a year or so (at least that's what it looks like).

Check out the utter destruction of the front crossmember!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-Chevrolet-C-K-Pickup-2500-4X4-Reg-Cab-NO-RESERVE-/140859062428?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item20cbdab89c#ht_864wt_1047

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WOW, I cannot believe someone would want to buy this rusted out bucket of bolts. Sad as from a distance it is a sharp looking truck.

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At least their honest about condition...and sad to see it get to this point, nice looking truck...

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The body looks good....just spray a lot of primer over the rust---I did that on the rusty underside bits of my Bronco II for 3 years....6 years in Ohio and 3 in Michigan left it quite rusty underneath when I moved to Colorado. In retrospect, I should have used spray on bedliner stuff instead, probably.

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The bit of frame that's rotted in this pic essentially holds the entire front end together.

Full dis-assembly and grafting in a new crossmember would be the only way to fix it.

All of the front sheetmetal, and the engine would have to come out to get it right.

This is a parts truck because someone was too lazy to wash the salt off now and then.

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What it really needs is a new frame.

I wonder if GM still sells frames for these.

I remember quite a few that the local Chevy dealer re-framed after the trucks were wrecked. Really big job, but you'd have a fine truck afterward.

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