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Impulse Buy and introduction

Madbomber88

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I just bought a 71 K5 CST on ebay yesterday, some of you might have seen it up there. It's blue and appears to be in decent shape (although ebay is a grab bag and I'll have no idea until it arrives). I'm switching sides, used to have a 90K5 until my ex-girlfriend totalled it near Christmas time. Anyway, it's a manual tranny/350 combo. It needs work obviously, but for around the $1500 I spent, I think I got a good deal. Only major problem is that it needs a clutch, and to me that is not a major problem at all. So, by way of introduction (since I've been on the 2nd generation forum until now), my name is Tim, from Massachusetts, and I'm an officer in the Air Force. If this forum is as helpful as the other one, I know I'm in good company. I'll get pics up soon.
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if that 350 is what the truck had from factory then its is 90% most likely to be 3.07 ratio axles. it still has the dana 44 and 12 bolt out back right ? G80 rear ? it should, alot of them did. 1500 for a 71 CST K5 4x4 that is complete and not horribly rotted out and through and just needs the clutch replaced is great, beware of how heavy that CH465 tranny is though
 

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Madbomber88

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You're the third person to warn me of the weight of the tranny. Is the concern just due to the stress on the engine, or what? My plan, however down the road it is, is to put a GM crate 383 in it mated to the original or rebuilt tranny. Is that a good combo, and has anyone done it?
 

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Nothing at all wrong that tranny. It's very heavy duty. I think he was referring to the weight when you remove it.
Air Force here too..Dover, De..weather forecaster /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
 

Madbomber88

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Haven't been to Dover yet but I hear good stuff about it, I'm stuck in an ISR position at Hanscom...
 

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Yeah what he said. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
 

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Congrats on the purchase. Can you post a link to the auction so we don't have to wait for the pictures?
 

Burt4x4

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So is the rearview mirror glued to the windshield or mounted to the frame? Thoes pics sure make it look like a 72. Eaither way loks like a great project!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
 

Madbomber88

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I was wondering the same thing. What else in the pictures makes you think it may be a 72, and is their any advantage to a 72 over a 71??
 

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this is a bad place to be for impulse buyers. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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jmeador74

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Thats not a bad truck... I like it... it seems to be in better shape than my truck when I first bought mine. Mine had a lot of cancer in it and everything in mine was leaking. I bought mine for 1500. So altogether not bad.

James
 
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