Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

79 GMC ????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Commocozy, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. Commocozy

    Commocozy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago Area(Gurnee IL)
    Ok got a few questions.

    I have been a FORD man for the last few years, but have come to the realazation i need something stronger to wheel with. I have come accross a 79 Jimmy for sale with little rust and lost of extra parts.

    My mail question is what do i look out for? I knwo one mail thing is the crack in the frame.

    I want to drop the top, and add aftermarket bumpers. I also plan on doing a 6" lift and some fender trimming to fit 35's.

    Can anyone please just give me as much info as you can so i know what i am getting into.

    THANKS,
    Austin

    Austin Saunton 1998 Explorer Sport, Maybe some to have 85 K5 with 400 under hood along with 400 turbo tranny.
     
  2. COOTER

    COOTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2001
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SOUTH EAST GEORGIA
    Glad you came to your senses about buying a Chevy.
    It dosent realy matter whats wrong with the jimmy its still better than any ford.If your worried about it take it by a shop and have them look it over.Good luck and have fun.
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Rust is the biggy. Rockers, top of the rear wheel arches and the tail pan (part the tail gate bolts to). Drive train is a pretty solid. Should had a 10 bolt front (GM version of a D44) Corprate 12 bolt rear. Most with the TH350 auto tranny have NP 203's and if it's a high miler it may need a new chain ($100 plus gaskets). 79 unless a cali model have prettly limited emmisions crud. No air pump just EGR EVAP and Cats.
    35's will fit wit a 4 inch lft and fender trimming (LOTS)
    THere should be a build sticker in the glove box that will tell you what the truck rolled off the line with.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim
    75 Jimmy, Dollar
    Grim-Reaper
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Rust is the biggy. Rockers, top of the rear wheel arches and the tail pan (part the tail gate bolts to). Drive train is a pretty solid. Should had a 10 bolt front (GM version of a D44) Corprate 12 bolt rear. Most with the TH350 auto tranny have NP 203's and if it's a high miler it may need a new chain ($100 plus gaskets). 79 unless a cali model have prettly limited emmisions crud. No air pump just EGR EVAP and Cats.
    35's will fit wit a 4 inch lft and fender trimming (LOTS)
    THere should be a build sticker in the glove box that will tell you what the truck rolled off the line with.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim
    75 Jimmy, Dollar
    Grim-Reaper
     
  5. Commocozy

    Commocozy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago Area(Gurnee IL)
    Just wanted to thank everyone for the help and bring this back up top and see if there were any other things to look at.


    I am sending a deposit for this thing in the next few days, and then wil be picking it up in the next few weeks!



    who knows what i will be driving in a few weeks.
    Right now i have a 98 Explorer with 6" lift and 33's.
     

Share This Page