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88GMCtruck's 98 Silverado Towpig Build: "Black Fox"

Discussion in 'Project Central' started by 88gmctruck, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. BIGR

    BIGR Lucky To Be Here

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    Hey Ed how are you doing? You doing any hunting this winter?
     
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  2. Ed HD

    Ed HD Formerly: Dad's 05 LLY

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    Hey buddy, I'm doing pretty good. I went deer hunting, but only saw one doe within shooting distance and didn't get a shot at her. My dad got a very nice 12 point buck, and is getting it mounted. I'm gonna make a new post with what's going on with me in a bit, actually.
     
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  3. BIGR

    BIGR Lucky To Be Here

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    Great to hear from you, Ed. Maybe we can chat in the firearms and hunting area.
     
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  4. 88gmctruck

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    Thanks on both accounts!

    We shall see if it gets a thread of just interjects randomly into the dually thread and hopefully the 88 thread here soon. It's not really a "project" like the 88..... The parts pile on that one is building up quick. It's happening.... soon.

    All the toys! Honestly missed the clattery sound. Alot. But I'd never tow like I do with my 454 with one so a random run around was the next best option.

    Mostly just want it up and reliable, nothing too crazy.

    Actually I'm really busy but it's my own doing.
     
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  5. MrMarty51

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    I seem to do that a LOT too, then after I do I bang My head on the wall and ask, why`d I go and get involved in this ? LOL
     
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  6. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Very nice burb. I will be looking again within a year or two and would prefer a Burb, but trucks are a lot easier to find for cheap.
     
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  7. 88gmctruck

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    Around here it's completely opposite. Trucks hold their value like crazy and the SUVs are dirt cheap.
     
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  8. MrMarty51

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    That is the way it is over here too.
    Farmers and ranchers always looking for rigs to pull trailers with. Diesel holds their value especially well.
     
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  9. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    I think most trucks have plows Here, or have had plows and are severely rotted out. Just seem to find a lot more trucks vs burbs listed for sale. Prolly helps you can find a 1500/2500/3500 silverado/sierra vs just Burbs.

    I really want a burb to slap a plow on. I need a large family vehicle as I have my company truck and the wife’s JKU. The JKU is not comfortable for 4 adults and a car seat. If you ever want to part with it in the next 1-2 years hit me up!
     
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  10. GM Guy

    GM Guy Manual Trans. 2WD Enthusiast

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    Nice looking burb, welcome back to 6.5L life! :) Any replacement history on the engine? I am a little worried about it being a 97, but hopefully if it lasted this long she should be one of the good ones!
     
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  11. 88gmctruck

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    I haven't a clue on the engine, and have been lazy to check the casting number/date. My thoughts was at 277k it is a good one or was replaced...
     
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  12. 88gmctruck

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    Not been much going on with this thing for awhile now.

    I did remove the Z71 Guard.
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    Then spent 8 hours or so fully detailing it inside and a out....
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    And parked it in my GMT400 playground. The 88 is looking a bit sad... some updates are in it's thread though, it shouldn't be sad too much longer!
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  13. 88gmctruck

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    Well it has been more than a minute since I've checked in on here...

    A slight style change - installed factory "4x4" stickers on it again. I like the style of them and their OEMness. Just something different.
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    Few misc camping shots. Some of these should totally be in a GM recreation brochure or something LOL.
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    Been using the suburban a bit more, since it's easy to leave the camper on and it gets WAY better economy, and honestly it's more of a "beater". I did put heated seats in it, and found hood and grille with better paint, upgraded the lighting, installed 4" exhaust....
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    Took a nice trip on memorial day out in the sand. My happiest place on earth.
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    But, on the way home... the way home... the GD MFing thing started making sound... from the trans/transfercase.......... AGAIN.

    5th gear backed off on the transmission, which pushes on the input shaft of the transfercase case and destroys it... So this week these got sent out for a nice day at the spa...
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  14. MrMarty51

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    good that You caught the sound. Some people are clueless when things like that happen and end up with a destroyed transmixer and or T~Case.
    Really nice looking rigs You have there.
     
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  15. Will L.

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    Yeah, ya do have an eye for advertising pictures.
    Sux on the metal masher. If that Suburban is a beater, you should have seen some of my rigs...
     
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  16. MrMarty51

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    To me, that Suburban looks show room mint.
     
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  17. 88gmctruck

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    It's fairly clean, but not clean like my dually is. The interior is in ok shape but the carpets stained up (although not torn/trashed like my 98 parts suburban was, this is just dirty). It's slowly getting better the more i tinker with it. It was a $1,600 partially running with slipping reverse and overdrive, i'm pretty sure it would have ended up in the junkyard had it not came to live here. I'm fairly certain with a good cleaning inside and a cut & buff it would be a pretty spiffy rig.

    But let me tell you, it's nice to have something that i'm not worried about tossing the dogs in, or getting the seats/floors dirty. Just kinda of not caring (lol it's hard for me actually) and just using it / keeping it mechanically sound.
     
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