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What is a good do-it-yourself guide for '69 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69CedarHillK5, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. 69CedarHillK5

    69CedarHillK5 Newbie

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    I just purchased a '69 K5, and want to know what are some good do-it-yourself manuals out there? Been a long time since I worked on an older vehicle, and am looking forward to getting into this thing.

    Also want to know if there are any good shops in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that specialize in these vehicles.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    I have the Chiltons and Haynes manual for my '72 K5. They're both very useful. I just picked mine up at the local parts store. But these manuals are just service manuals. They arent really specifically meant for restoring these old trucks. Check out the 69-72 K5 section of the forums. Lots of good info in there.
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    There are two books that are "required" for anyone serious about a 1st Gen:

    Factory Assembly Manual
    Factory Service Manual


    They run about $30 each, and are available through the popular parts places (LMC, ChevyDuty, GMCPauls, etc). They are filled with great photos of "new" 1st Gens and show where every nut and bolt goes.... If you start with those two, you will be well on your way.....after that, spend some time in the 1st Gen Forum reading the archives. You'd be amazed how much info exists on this site.


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