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Going to look at an 89 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by inscape, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. inscape

    inscape Registered Member

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    My 80 Jimmy is a piece, the engine/tranny/x-fer case are good but other than that it's bad. I saw an 89 blue/silver, gray interior and I think maybe a 2.5-4" lift with probably 31" or so tires. Don't know the mileage, but the sticker price is $3800.

    Is that a good price? Anything specific I should look out for? I really want it, so I might look past some problems.
     
  2. kw48653

    kw48653 Registered Member

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    look under the carpet for rust. it'll be there. use it as a bargaining tool! check the power rear window. check the transfer case and make sure 4wd works.
     
  3. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got an 89 and i paid 6k for it. mine was stock and not abused tho. plus i bought it from a guy i know thru work who is a mechanic so i know it was kept up good. i would go thru all the usual steps when testdriving a used vehicle, rust,oil leaks, clunks, evidence of accidents, and if all is good 3800 is a fair price.
     
  4. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    get under it and look at the floor and all the mounts and moutning areas!!! and the taipan/tailgate are..look under the floor allll over there.., and yea, that the 4x4 works, shifts through all gears good, (runs good), 89 is nice, ull have the TBI.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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