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A ? for 'Burb gurus

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pugsley, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    A ? for \'Burb gurus

    Went out roaming today and found an 87 GMC 'Burb - it's a K20(/Whatever the GMC 3/4 ton designation 4X4 is) Silverado, 350/700R4, front/rear air and all the goodies. It's got 74,300 certified miles on it too. The dealer is asking $5900 for it - sound worth looking a little further into?

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  2. 55Willy

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    My dads 90 was $5800 OBO. Only differences were he doesn't have rear air and he has the TH400



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    Check the tranny again. If it's truly a 2500 series, then I'm pretty sure that you should find a Turbo 400 attached to the back of the engine. [​IMG]

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  4. Blazer1970

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    Yup, should have a TH400. That's top dollar for an '87 but if the body is pretty much flawless with that mileage it would be worth it.

    Tim

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  5. Pugsley

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    You guys are right - I took a trip back to look, and it is a TH400. From everything I can see, this thing is flawless - outside of the grille and headlight trim being faded (and some really hideous aluminum running boards[​IMG]), it's perfect - even the paint is good, and the interior doesn't have so much as a stain. I've been needing something a little bigger, and the thought of no payments really makes this ride look good, ya know?

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    I have an '87 sitting in my driveway that needs a rear end. I need to get that thing back on the road - these body style burbs are so huge inside. Makes a great storage unit in the driveway for the time being.

    Tim

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  7. HarryH3

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    and some really hideous aluminum running boards

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    I've got a set of those out in the garage! Removing them was the 2nd thing I did when I bought the '90 Sub, right after taking off the hideous wind deflector that was on the hood. [​IMG]

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  8. Burbinator

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    Second thing I did to my Burb as well...recently sold them at a garage sale for $50 to a guy who wanted them for his minivan...to each their own!

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  9. 89GMCSuburban

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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    No kidding, I put 4 35/12.50 BFG MT tires in mine with room to spare while the tranny was dead.

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    don't those (alum) runing boards just make loading ramps for the lawn tractor into the pickup/utility trailer?
    Mine has the WELDED on Ranchhand's on all 4 doors! One of their bumpers under the other 2 doors as well!
     
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    Re: A ? for \'Burb gurus

    For reference, I paid less than $5K for my '91 V2500 Burb with every option except rear heat, but who needs that in AZ. It was also a private sale, not a retail dealer lot.

    Haze gray and underway...<font color=blue>or blue, in my case.</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/abshort>U.S.S. Nimitz II</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Burbinator on 02/19/02 07:51 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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