My father n law gave me a 1984 chevy c10 custom deluxe stepside. Has a 41.l l6 and a 3 speed on column, The truck is very rough, has been sitting for over a decade.....but its free. Im a beginner when it comes to vehicles, i mean i can do the basic stuff: brakes, oil changes, shocks, electrical work etc. Not sure where to begin or if its even worth restoring. I figured it was a good truck to learn on. Any advice or tips would be appreciated. Recommend any good reads. I figure that i would make a list of everything it needs to get road worthy and then go from there. Here is some pics and i apologize for all the junk, my father n law uses it as storage lolLink for the pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124937225@N05/
hmm. thats kinda rough.. but it might be workable depending on the engine .. if you want to swap a V8.. you will need to change the frame brackets under the motor mounts.. please.. don't throw away the brackets for the engine side of the mounts .. nor the frame brackets.. there have been several people looking for those.. so do the old Ebay thing.. first.. check the coolant level?? is it full in the radiator.. nice and green??? i am taking that it gets cold where you are.. check the engine oil level. it should be to the upper mark about 2 inches up the dipstick .. well. you will have to wipe the dip stick and see where it is.. if its all creamy .. engine might be damaged from freezing or prior damage.. what you will need.. a battery.... probably side terminal.. you might borrow one.. be careful that you know which way to hook it up.. no use blowing out stuff before you start... see if it will crank .. i don't expect it to start.. make sure you have compression.. if you do.. then its time to add a little fuel into the carb and see if it will fire up.. please be sure that you have the transmission in PARK.. so it cannot jump..