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Oheydoggeh. '79 was a great year, nice truck, and welcome.
 

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It's in great shape, so for now, I'm planning to keep it stock and enjoy it. It's only got 12,400 miles on it! I've got some surface rust on the air cleaner and radiator cowl I need to fix, and a couple of surface rust spots on the hood. Other than that the paint is near perfect.
 

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Odds are it's 112400 or 212400. Those old odometers only have 5 digits so they just roll on past 100000 and start over
 

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I was really doubtful, but all signs point to the truck being low mileage. It came with all the paperwork (bill of sale, registration, manuals, etc.) from the original dealer purchase. Even has the sleeve that went on the sun visor showing you how to operate the column shift.

It was bought at Eddy Chevrolet in Marlborough and owned by a couple that lived in Marlborough (I live in an adjacent town). It's never been registered out of state and had a clean MA title with matching mileage. The story is that the couple bought the truck to tow a trailer (1978 trailer registration came with the truck as well). A tree fell on the trailer and wrecked it. Then the wife got sick and passed away and the husband didn't use it and he eventually passed. The son traded it in at a local dealer for a discount on a new car, and I bought it from the dealer

Beyond the paperwork, the interior shows no signs of wear or tear beyond some sun fading on horizontal plastic face of upper door panels. Headliner is near mint, no scratches on the interior paint.

It had whitewall tires on it when I bought it, and doing a search on the tires, they seem to be late 70s vintage. Under the hood it has what appear to be original hoses and belts with the right style clamps, etc. I have not been able to spot any replacement parts yet. The engine paint is in good shape. I have seen what appear to be factory marks (hand written numbers) on the radiator cowl and driver-side valve cover.

The body shows no signs of the typical rot we see here in the northeast. There is just some surface rust on the leaf springs and a few spots on the hood. No sign of repaints, all the original stickers in the door jams, etc.

I was really doubtful, but it would really be in incredible shape for 112,400. Either way it's amazing and I am psyched to have it.

If I can figure out how to setup links to some photos, I will. Also looking for fellow enthusiasts in Mass. I know with my last classic (67 GTO), the guys at the car club were really helpful, hoping to find the same in the truck world.
 

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Man, that is awesome!! :handshake: If you want a really good site full of people extremely knowledgeable about this vintage of truck hit up gmsquarebody.com. They will eat this Suburban up. Quite the find you have here :drool:
 

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go over to 67-72 truck forum. They have a ton of info.
 

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Man, that is awesome!! :handshake: If you want a really good site full of people extremely knowledgeable about this vintage of truck hit up gmsquarebody.com. They will eat this Suburban up. Quite the find you have here :drool:
Thanks for the tip! I'll check out that site as well.
 
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