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88 or 89

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by KENNY, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. KENNY

    KENNY 1/2 ton status

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    which would you get. the 88 is rust free but has some dents and needs paint. has barn doors. the 89 has a tailgate and has soem rust in the usual places, but paint is good. both have 350/with 700r4trans
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I'd go with the 88 /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    89s look better but it sounds like i'd go with the 88
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think the nonrusted 88 sounds better since it would probibly get scrached and dented anyways.
     
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    Once the rust gets started, especially in your part of the country, it's almost impossible to stop. I'd go with the '88 too. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  6. KENNY

    KENNY 1/2 ton status

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    ok another question i have a 84 k5 is almost ebverything interchangeable between the two. the 84 and 88.
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    All of the drivetrain and a lot of the body (front clip and doors) will interchange between the two. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    A RUST-FREE VEHICLE IN NEW YORK!!! I've never seen one of those. Being originally from upstate NY and tranported all over the world via military orders, that sounds like quite a catch in itself!!!
     
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    id go with the rustfree,i mean its gotta be the only rustfree burban on the east coast.
    i cant imagine trying to park a suburban in NYC though.
    i can tell you honestly though once even a little rust gets started it gets into the worst places.and is a serious pain to deal with.
    besides if you really like the look of the 89 you can always swap the clip and barndoors eventually.
    goodluck
     
  10. KENNY

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    checked it out pretty good and only saw dents and knicks no rust. paint job is faded and wheel stink but other than that pretty good. how much would you offer. oh and parking isn't as bad as you may think only in manhatten is it a problem,and it won't be my primary vehicle. oh yeah and the interior needs work.
     
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    Ya know if you got your K5 still I know bigburban was looking to trade his sub for a K5. It's in Kentucy but its one hell of a rig or the deal. Just thought I'd give the brother a plug!!!!!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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