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    is this a show truck?

    I'm building a near-as-I-can-get perfect restoration of a '79 black sport. it's getting powdercoat, engine rebuild, paint, interior, decals and all new rubber. I've spent more time and money on the wheels than I spent on the original truck. I want it to look better than showroom new. I even plan on pulling the chassis and powdercoating it black then airbrushing over that to get the sloppy/fade look that was new. But is it a show truck? I don't know.

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    If you're going for a complete resto and are trying to repro all the factory nuances (e.g. bad finish and missed details like full paint, welding slag etc) this might be considered 'concours'. Not something normally considered for a mass produced low end vehicle. It becomes tricky when some of the parts that are meant to be OEM quality are NLA and you only have 2 options - aftermarket or custom made. Is it an all matching numbers truck? This is what will keep it legit. I will call this a show truck. Om meet and greet days it's trucks like these that get people talking
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    That's kinda what I hope to eventually get with my truck is factory perfect. Its amazing how many parts are NLA when there are say American or European cars that are getting close to twice the age as our trucks but have every part imaginable as a reproduction. Im sure every restoration has its compromises between factory and better than factory quality. I am definitely going to cheat a bit when it comes to going for a better than factory job, things like painting things that were originally only primed to prevent rust. I have also added options to my base model truck that were from higher trim levels or dealer add on's like a clock and AC. I would love to see pictures of how yours turns out!

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    this is during the paint and the test fit of the first series decals. I don't know why some of the pics are oriented strangely. better decals and complete reassembly coming. I'll do the beauty shots soon.
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    Oh man, like it's just it rolled off the factory floor. If there's an insurance company that does classic/vintage vehicles, get your truck covered. This is definitely a retard magnet and some moron is gonna fail to give way or cut lanes on a highway straight at you. It'll end in tears (and some justifiable bloodshed...) Do you have all the panel emblems for it? It looks clean without them but some restored fender badges would be nice. Were you able to get new OEM rubber for it? I see you have all the stainless trim in place properly.
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