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Good People, Good Advice, but The Old Girl Gave Up..

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dewey, Jan 15, 2001.

  1. dewey

    dewey Registered Member

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    Hey Guys and Gals,
    This is kind of a signing off. I know i'm a "stranger" here, but you people gave me some pretty good advice recently on my post "just about to give up". After replacing u-joints, tie rods, balancing tires, and so much more, the timing chain broke this afternoon on the way home from the shop. I just got back from signing papers on a new AWD mini-van. Now I can just dream about 4 wheeling. You just gotta know when your licked I guess. I'll still check in and give my two cents.
    thanks
    D.
    ps Don't laugh too loud when you pass the little mini van
    pps- Will 33" tires fit on a gmc mini van?
    gotta keep laughin'


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  2. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    You don't have to have a K5 to be on this site...just have the spirit...

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  3. moe.

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    Well dew, you've got the most important thing in a situation like that. A sense of humor.
    Hey, if you can't look at life and laugh sometimes, it's time to take a step back.
    Good luck in all your endevours my fellow K5er.


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  4. bushwacker

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    Don't dew it Dewey!! A timing chain isn't the end of the world.
     
  5. Blazer79

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    Aw, come on Dewey. Why did you have to do that?? I'm sure a new 454 crate+dana60 would be cheaper and better than your new minivan. And that would've solved all of your problems.

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  6. bangin_my_k5

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    where are you located I'll be happy to help you replace that timing chain if your any where near florida. But if not than i hope you decide one day to give that old girl a second chance. althought with a 4 inch body lift and some fender triming you might fit some 33's. Haha good luck with whatever you drive

    break em if you can
     
  7. dewey

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    This is a real shame, their giving me 200 dollars for her.
    350, 700r4, 85% left on dick cepeks, fog lights etc...anyone want her.? She's on the side of the road in plymouth, ma.

    D.
     
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    LittlePig 1/2 ton status

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    I'm up in the Boston area. What would you take for the truck?

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    I wish I was closer because I'd take her for that much....... I'd chage the chain and then sell her and get 4k for her.....
    Or you can part it out I'm looking for a cheep Throddle body.....you would make more then $200.

    Or donate it to on of the cherities in your are and use it as a tax credit!!!!!

    C'moe

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    Do not leave a vehicle at the side of the road...thats shameful....get a tow truck and have it towed at least to your house. Forget the mini van. A timing chain isn't the end of the world. I have never changed one...but if there is still the inards there and they all work...its worth keeping!!! DO NOT LET THE DEALER BUY IT!!! They will screw you. Its worth MUCH MORE than $200!!! More like $4000 WITH a broken timing chain.

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    Don't throw in the towl!!!! You're just getting started and you don't know what your walking away from. You've put all that money in the truck and it sounds like you've get one heck of steering system now. A timing chain is cake, even I could do that and that aint sayin' much (laugh), just kidding. Seriously though I bet if there are any K5ers near you they'd help you put it in instead of letting it go. If it threw a rod or something I could see your logic, but its not licked yet.

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  12. dewey

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    its out of my hands now, their going to part her out at robertsons gmc auto salvage in wareham, ma.

    D.
     

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