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    Default 1999 gmc 1500

    Its a 1999 GMC 1500 4.8 V8 2wd with 200K miles.

    What it need:
    A/C fixed
    driver seat fixed- back is broken, seat belt doesn't work
    Front end- needs some love. Its eating the outside of the tires
    Tire- see above
    Drive shaft ujoint
    Brakes- It still has the original brakes. Yeah 200K on them. They dont make any noise but the ABS and Brake idiot light is on
    Diff and trans service- Never serviced in 200k
    Window Tint- Its a must in AZ

    Truck didn't cost me anything so I am willing to put in some money to fix it up and make it a good daily driver.
    Touch the cow. Do it NOW!

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    I can "tint" the windows for you.

    Seems like a more manageable homedone list if done in chunks than Dodge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skatchkins View Post

    Seems like a more manageable homedone list if done in chunks than Dodge
    ???
    I'm not sure what the Dodge needs at this point. It may just be a bad miss causing the issues or it may need a trans.... Either way the Dodge needs fixed too. It will be fixed by the Oct trip. I'm not going to be without a 4x4 of some sort.
    Touch the cow. Do it NOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbob309 View Post
    ???
    I'm not sure what the Dodge needs at this point. It may just be a bad miss causing the issues or it may need a trans.... Either way the Dodge needs fixed too. It will be fixed by the Oct trip. I'm not going to be without a 4x4 of some sort.
    Sorry. One hand on the keyboard, the other on a kitty...

    I just meant the GMC list could be fixed in steps while it could still be driven. You can't pull an engine/tranny and still drive too easily.
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    The GMC is back from the shop. Lots of work and lots of $. Still needs a few things but nothing I cant handle.
    Got the AC replaced. Like the full AC replaced... This is where most of my $ went.
    Front end is rebuilt but needs an alignment.
    Needs shocks
    Needs a seat
    Needs 2 tires

    Tans and diff were serviced and it seems to shift better.

    I cant say enough about Greg's Value Auto Repair. He did great work and went above and beyond on this truck. I just need to get him to move to the east side.
    Touch the cow. Do it NOW!

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    Glad to hear man! Hopefully that truck treats you well for a long time.

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    Thumbs up

    Good update
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    The truck is still rolling down the road and costing me lots less in gas than the Dodge. Still some issues to fix but its nice to have AC again. The knock sensor went out so I am saving money to have that fixed.

    Its odd having something that you dont want to lift/lower or modify. Yeah there are some basic things but not like the Dodge, Jeep, F100...
    Touch the cow. Do it NOW!

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    It is weird, right? I kinda just drive my truck and it does what it's supposed to do. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanzona View Post
    It is weird, right? I kinda just drive my truck and it does what it's supposed to do. :-)
    I still say you need a better bumper.
    Touch the cow. Do it NOW!

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