1990 "James" 5.3 Jimmy

  • 20200515_175743.jpg 20160525_125621.jpg I bought this about 5 years ago from a friend of the family. It was sitting in a field when I came across it but it fired up and I drove it home.
    Previous owner had made a few changes, 6" superlift, Dana 44 front, 14 bolt semi float in the rear and it was sitting on 33's. I don't have a pic on 33s but this is basically how it stood when I got it.
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    I was never really sure what the ultimate plan was for it, but my wife and I both had a soft spot for squares and like doing some offroading in the mountains.

    First thing I did was put 35s on it, 33s were way too small.

    Over the years I've made some small upgrades I picked up a soft top and basic roll bar for cheap from a guy parting out a K5. Put in a suburban third row seat since removing the top removed the seat belts. Wife bought me an a-bomb bumper, put a lock rite in the rear.
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    This last year has kinda ramped up my desire to build it better I guess, started with a crammed 5.3/4l60e swap which is done.
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    Here's basically how it sits today
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    I just picked up a donor suburban off a former member here for its Dana 60 and 14 bolt. Which came with a lot of extras that have me trying to make some decisions on where to go next.
  • Year:
    1990
    Make:
    GMC
    Model:
    Jimmy
    Engine:
    Cammed 5.3
    Transmission:
    4L60E
    Transfer Case:
    203/205 Doubler
    Steering:
    PSC Hydro-Assist w/ Crossover
    Suspension:
    64's rear, 52s front
    Axles:
    60 font, 14FF rear
    Tires:
    39.5 irok
    Currently
    5.3 cammed, full length headers, /4l60e/doubler
    Dana 60 front, lock rite, crossover hydro assist, 52s, pushed forward something like 2.5 inches
    14 bolt full float, Detroit, disc's, 64s in the rear, pushed back an inch
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