88GMCtruck's 98 Silverado Towpig Build: "Black Fox"

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by 88GMCtruck, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Agreed. Always awesome to see you saving parts from the yard. This is definitely a perfect OEM+ project if I've ever seen one.
     
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  2. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Gaurd going to get cleaned up and put on?
     
  3. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    I like my OEM parts, and OEM looking stuff. I can't wait to tear into my 88 this winter... So many parts I've collected.

    I think so. It'll bolt right up to the dually, but the 88 which it might be better suited for stylistically has springs in the way now, and I'm not sure I want to modify this guard.
     
  4. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Any OBS sites exist that are worth checking out? I have the OBS fever currently lol.
     
  5. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    Hmmmmmm? Like GMT400 pages? GMT400.com is the only specific one i know of, other than the numerous facebook groups.
     
  6. BigBoi

    BigBoi Well-Known Member

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    I loved gmt400 when I was in that scene. All kinds of info. Just gotta get past the yee-yees.


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  7. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Many yee-yees on there, i dont think I've even logged in for like 4 or 5 years
     
  8. BigBoi

    BigBoi Well-Known Member

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    It’s probably been 3 years for me. The bag builds were always fun to go through. And like when I lowered mine, I found on there that Jeep Cherokee shocks would fit perfectly. An ass of info on there.


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  9. Ginger

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    damn, i want the welds for my dually lol

    and the PMD so i would have a spare lol
     
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  10. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    I might sell the other welds... they aren't exactly the same as mine so I can't really interchange them. I'm keeping the PMD though!

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    Another junkyard find in a 96 suburban... Oh how I love 90's GM for things like this.
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    And, while it isn't everybody's cup of tea, I did install the Z71 guard on my truck. I like it but I also don't. It's rugged looking, but it's really just for looks as it's aluminum. It also needs a new coat of paint ETC, which if I keep it on the truck will happen in the spring. Fortunately it isn't the end of the world to take back off if I change my mind.
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  11. 88GMCtruck

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    Oh boy, what is this now...
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    Here we have a 97 GMC K1500 suburban. Yes, 8 lug. Yes, 1500. "1500". It's a 6.5L. For whatever reason they used the 2500 frames on them. It has 277k on it and randomly shuts off when it warms up... no way I know what that could be!
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    The fleet is growing....
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  12. Huck

    Huck GSU Eagle

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    How much did you score the burb for? Looks like it's pretty damn nice for almost 300k
     
  13. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    jesus another burban. my buddy used to have a 1500 with the 6.5 in it.

    Question, since i know you knwo a bit about the 6.5. mine if it sits for a while meaning a few hours, breaks up when getting on it, like it gets air in the system, if i keep it going, it clears out and then is fine the rest of the time. not every time, but i would say half the time.

    Ideas?
     
  14. 88GMCtruck

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    $1,600

    Hummmmmm not sure but that does sound like an air leak. Have you checked to make sure the lift pump is working and not loosing it's prime while it sits?
     
  15. Ginger

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    i know its working, because sometimes, the truck will just stall when idling due to this "air leak" and i can put it in gear, turn the key to run the lift pump, get it primed and it runs fine.
     
  16. Huck

    Huck GSU Eagle

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    Nice. Wish I could find something that clean for that cheap, even with the miles
     
  17. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    Not been much going on with this thing for awhile now.
    I did remove the Z71 Guard.
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    Then spent 8 hours or so fully detailing it inside and a out....
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    And parked it in my GMT400 playground. The 88 is looking a bit sad... some updates are in it's thread though, it shouldn't be sad too much longer!
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  18. KOKA1NECOWBOY

    KOKA1NECOWBOY New Member

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    88GMCTruck....

    Greetings! I am new to this website and I'm glad that I came across it, I have the same dually truck you have, the same color and all and I'm in the process of installing a whipple kit on the 454 with hopes of doing the 0411 PCM upgrade, if your cool with it I'd love to pick your brain someday, I hope you still frequent this website! Your truck is bad A$$!!! So yeah please let me know if I may contact you and how I may go about reaching out to you, I noticed your in Auburn, I'm in Tacoma so we're pretty much neighbors, lol, I'd be glad to meet up some day if your up for it! I'll bring the beer!!
    I also have a full whipple kit for my Limited Tahoe and I plan to also install the 0411 PCM upgrade! Well let me know your thoughts bro, Take Care and please keep up the awesome postings!

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  19. Ginger

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  20. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    yes. :copycat:
     

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