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Chevrolet Announces Search for Most Dependable, Longest-Lasting Silverado Trucks

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 1979jimmy350, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    bet there are a few people on here with trucks over 200,000, post up how many of you are there?

    Chevrolet Announces Search for Most Dependable, Longest-Lasting Silverado Trucks



    DETROIT - The Chevrolet Division of General Motors today announced a nationwide search for the most dependable, longest lasting Chevrolet Silverado trucks on the road. Chevrolet is looking for personally owned Silverado trucks with 200,000 miles or more to join the Silverado 200,000 Mile Club. This outreach celebrates Silverado’s legacy of quality and endurance and hopes to capture stories that show the integral role these trucks have played in American life – from our farms to our factories, from our countryside to our cities.

    Ed Peper, Chevrolet General Manager said, “Chevy Silverado owners have a strong bond with their trucks and are among the most loyal in the industry. We know they have stories to share about how a Silverado helped save the family farm, served as an impromptu delivery room or in some other way acted as a trusted partner. We know our customers love their trucks and we want to hear their stories.”

    Helping with this quest are husband/wife journalists from the Trans-Americas Journey, Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl. They are heading out this week for a year-long drive in their 2006 Chevy Silverado to reconnect with America. As they chronicle their adventures, they will also be searching the country to find the longest-lasting Chevy Silverados and their owners. Catchpole and Mohl commented, “We consider the Silverado to be our third Trans-Americas team member – both home and workhorse for the adventure ahead.” During their trip, they will include a travel journal and extensive photo gallery on their web site ( www.trans-americas.com ).

    The Chevrolet Silverado is GM’s top selling vehicle and has earned its reputation for top-notch performance, dependability and quality. Chevy pick-up trucks were first built in 1918 and there are still millions on the road. Chevrolet is looking for personally owned, full size Chevy pickup trucks with 200,000 miles or more to join the Silverado 200,000 Mile Club at www.chevy.com/200k (You may also call 1-800-950-CHEV).

    Chevrolet will acknowledge the top trucks and their owners at a major event at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, that begins on September 29 th, 2006, where Chevrolet will unveil the ALL NEW, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.
     
  2. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cool. I will definately be checking out these trucks at the state fair next year.
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    My sister's truck has 240,000 on it and we are the original owners. Its only moment of glory was being used as a winch anchor to pull a stuck h1 out.
     
  4. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    does my Silverado blazer count?
     
  5. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    idk it says any full size truck on the website
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    My Silverado burb had 375,875 when I pulled the stock motor. Was still running, but very tired.
     
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    spongeidys 1/2 ton status

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    my pops truck has almost 500k on the counter
     
  8. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Do they say it has to be a pickemup , my K5 (10 ) has Silverado badging , and the original shortblock . I can say the odometer has been around twice :D
     
  9. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My 89 has got about 400 000 on the clock, but she is far from dependable... I've blown two engines and three transmissions in the last year, and I know the engine has been changed at least three time prior with the receipts I've got, lol
     
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    :doah:

    i wish i still had my 93 C1500. 220K when i got rid of it and never had the valve covers pulled. had every single service record to it too.
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My Jimmy has 362,000 km (224,000 miles) on it with a 7 digit odometer (6 digits plus the tenths) Started with a 305, got a 350 which got rebuilt and then got replaced with a 6.2...

    I don't think that's what they're looking for though...plus my junk is GMC not Chevy.

    Rene
     
  12. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I can send ya some Chevy Badges . They won't care , its advertising :D

    We all should send our stuff in . After all we have hardcore pics depicting these things being tuff and dependable .

    Hell mine does roundtrips over the mountains across statelines to wheel :pimp:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It does have an '83 Chevy grill...'90 GMC door trim and tailgate emblems ("fuel injected"...LOL) '74 windshield frame and top, firewall is '81, rear half is '73, hood is unknown, doors look like 73-75, but are cut down '90 vintage, the motor I'm running wasn't even available in 81 and the diff's are from an '85 M1008.

    Current tranny and T-case is '77 K20, tranny and T-case stuff going in is '95 NV4500, unknown 203 and unknown 205 built to spec by NWF...

    About the only part untouched is the actual VIN plate on the dash...but i have two VIN plates too. I never bothered to remove the '73 VIN plate from the door jamb when i grafted it on. :haha:

    Calling it an '81 is pretty much a technicality, calling it original is just outright ridiculous.

    Rene
     
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    dogdaysunrise 1/2 ton status

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    my 92 is just shy of 300000 miles. Will they take trucks from Canada?
     
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    My '90 K5 has 256,000 miles and still has original engine and tranny.
     
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    my '72 DD K5 has about 230,000 miles...
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    My '80 was over 180k when the odometer quit working, and that was years ago. But it doesn't run right now, so I guess that wouldn't make a very good add.
     
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    I've got to send this to a buddy of mine at work. His '94 ex-cab has 345,000 on the clock all origional. Only things replaced are 1 Starter, 1 Alternator, 1 water pump and tune up items. Nothing in the driveline has ever been cracked open (other than dropping a pan for fluid change). Doesn't smoke, idles smooth and sounds sweet through his Flows. I tell him all the time that he should be in a commercial, he's got a factory freak!!
     
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    My odometer busted at 153000 and that was 6 years ago....:haha:
     
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    Yeah, but its prolly only drove 100 miles in the last 6 yrs :haha::haha::haha:
     

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