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What year should I start off with?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lobman, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. lobman

    lobman Newbie

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    Hi, I just signed up with this forum. I have been a huge fan of the K5 since I was 3. I finally have a few bucks to put towards hobbies. Also I have convinced the wife into letting me get my K5. My question is what year should I look for? I already have a killer built 350 so the original engine is going to get pulled. Thanks
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Some say an 87 is great because of FI....A little more complex because of that. The 70's are pretty much simple, and had a 12 bolt rear instead of 10, D44's and 10bolts are about the same.
     
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    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The gen 1 is always a good choice (if you can find a good one). 73-75 would be my next choice because of the full top. And if those choices don't pan out, you can always go the way of the burb :D .
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Gen I's I think look the best, but so does everyone else, and therefore the price is up there....I like the simplicity of the earlier ones.
     
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    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    For me, I would go with 69'-75'. No smog, and full convertible
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    dito that!

    Otherwise I would get 81-91 front end style on a 73-75 full convert if you wanna make it look sweet too.
     
  7. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Go '73-'75 in my opinion. If you can find one near here. Believe it or not I found this one here in Ohio. Where are you in Ohio anyways?

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    Do you like the 1st gen (69-72) or the 2nd gen (73-91)? Do you want a no smog vehicle? Do you want a full convertable of a half convertable? Do you want creature comforts? Once you've made up your mind on those few choices the rest will come easy.
     
  9. randg27

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    Start with a 73 to 75 full convertable thats what have, there a classic and in good condition they currently book for aroud 16,500 but u can get a used one for a couple of grand
     
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    whatever is pre-emissions in your area. How do you plan to use the rig? DD, ORO?

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  11. pauly383

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    Your in Ohio , pick one that is isn't rusted away , and build it . It don't matter what year , you will be replacing everything anyway if you join this board :wink1:
     
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    I say 89-91. Fuel Injected, great for off-roading and I have found they are easy to work on. NP241 t-case (lowest lo-range of the available chevy tcases). Plus I like the grills and being that they are newer there is less chance if getting a rustbucket
     
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    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: Yep just checked that with NADA for my zip here in Ohio...$16,100.
     
  14. super k

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    How about a`90 4spd:
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    Yep 89-91.
     

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