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Wife added another project to my plate

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by mrk5, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Picked up a 90 3/4ton burb last week.

    the good:
    • cost $750
    • runs good according to Nick's ALDL
    • 3/4ton

    the bad:
    • Needs new front seats
    • Probably going to need new tcase (won't stay in 4hi)
    • Salvage title, but it dates back to '93

    I'm happy with the purchase. It runs down the road good.

    We plan to use it for the wife's daycare as needed and camping when serious wheelin' is not involved.

    Once the truck is more reliable we'll tow the General on long hauls like Moab, or if - heaven forbid - serious trail carnage. :crazy:

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  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Nice score. Does it have the TH400? Now the hard part will be trying to find a 32 spline aluminum tcase to put in it. Marv Springer has the market on lockdown. :haha:

    If you get in a pinch & need one bad I have 2 NP208's sitting in Phoenix that I could bring up to you. 1 of each spline count.

    Once that thing is reliable you won't be driving the General to the trail anymore. Life is way nicer when you can slap it on the trailer & jump in the nice comfy warm towrig & cruise down the road. That day we ran Carnage Boulder I was VERRRY happy when I jumped in the cushy seats of the towrig & turned on the heater. It made the truck payment TOTALLY worth it. :D

    Harley
     
  3. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yes it's a 400.

    Yeah, I was just telling Nicole that I would have to watch the CK5 classifieds like a hawk to beat Marv to any 32spline tcases. :haha:

    There is a 32 spline 208 in the local yard, but I need the electric speedo setup. I suppose there's some way I could make it work.
     
  4. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Blazt...! I missed one.....:wink1:

    Marv
     
  5. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I thought about pulling it a while back and trying to sell it to you, but they want a lot for their tcases. $150.
     
  6. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Picking up our 500 dollar half ton Burban tomorrow.

    Unfortunately, it's some assembly required.:doah:
     
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    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Nice score there Scott. I have a lot of parts you can have to rebuild your 208 and save some cash. So is it a big block?
     
  8. 5280k5

    5280k5 1/2 ton status

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    Good score Scott! I don't know about your 'burb but mine has a hard enough time hauling itself around let alone with a 5-6,000 lb truck behind it. I'm still waiting to find a big-block crew cab before I do any serious towing.
    Either way I love my burb, nothing says people hauler like the word SUBURBAN:D
     
  9. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    If it is 4wd, less than $1k and you drive it home it is worth it. That is how mine is working out.


    BTW I got 8.5 MPG towing my K5 to parker at 70MPH with my carb 350.
     
  10. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I was reading that and I was encouraged with this 350. I know I won't win any races, but I'll deal with it. That's why I'm not sure it'll turn into a full time tow rig.

    Hopefully it'll last 2 or 3 years until I can get something better.

    So yes it is a 350.
     
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    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    Stock the power may not be all that impressive, but the TBI is capable of supporting a healthy (under 5K rpm) 383 or 406 with some modifications.
     
  12. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    3 on the tree and I were discussing the other day whether or not you were still in the market or if you had picked up a burb. Sounds like a decent rig!!!
     
  13. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well we had kinda quit looking. This was a fluke deal where all the pieces fell into place at the right times.
     
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    Same - same as the wifes....rides the best when towing....just needs more umph in the motor department....like a 6.5TD or a 454....otherwise its 12mpg on a trip...8 mpg with a trailer.

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    I think if we keep for a long term tow rig, I'll look at rebuilding the 350 and stroke it out to a 383. :D

    Then hold my breath for a 4L80E/241 combo. :haha:
     
  16. GMCJason

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    Hmmm...I should have a 383 for sale in the near future should you be interested - all ready for a TBI setup.

    I didn't comment earlier but nice score! My red Sub is a 90-3/4 ton, too. I like.

    And since you are alreading holding your breath...I'll take a 4L80E, too. :D
     
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    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    According to Nick (B_to_C), 90s are quite superior to 89s.
     
  18. 5280k5

    5280k5 1/2 ton status

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    I Like My '89 Suburban Just Fine! It was a good year for suburbans.

    It must be all that clean air up in Boulder confusing Nick. Besides, wouldn't that make a '91 far superior to a '90:doah:
     
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    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't know, but heaven help you if you ever make the mistake of calling his an '89. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    What's the status of Nick's Frankenturd? :D
     

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