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    Default New from California

    Well, figured I'd sign up here....

    I have too many vehicles already (so the wife says.. is there really any such thing?) but I just got another. Now that my dad is retired, he gave me his old pickup. Its a 1989 2wd half ton short bed with the extended cab. It was originally Midnight Blue, but he had it repainted (cheap job) a few years ago after the infamous 80s paint peal. Eventually I want to "restore" this truck, and it will get some body work and a factory repaint. My dad bought this truck brand new in March of 1989. I was in the 1st grade. He taught me how to drive in it, as well as my sister. The truck has 450,000 miles. The original engine has been re-ringed and got new bearings about 150k miles ago and is currently running strong. He also just had the original tranny rebuilt about 10 miles ago. (good for me).

    Its not perfect, but Ill be fixing it up, while I drive it. Its all stock, except for front corner lights. Its going to replace my F350 as my daily driver (gas is cheaper than diesel, and with current prices, if the F350 wasnt paid for, Id think about trading it in).. and with my job I need a pickup, but can get away with a smaller and lighter truck, so the 89 it is. I hope to hit a million miles on it one day, and have it looking as good as new when it happens.

    Anyway, here is a pic of it... Its the only one I have of it, from this last summer. But it looks exactally the same (just wet, with all the rain).

    I look forward to hanging out around here, and getting some info. I know a lot about the truck, but Im sure I will have a few questions, and need some help on things. If anyone is local, feel free to hit me up also.

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    stephan's Avatar
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    Far West, Oregon USA,
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    Welcome to the club. Nice truck. I really like that body style. Your Dad chose well with the black too, also my favorite color. Is that as straight all the way around as it looks on this side?
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephan View Post
    Welcome to the club. Nice truck. I really like that body style. Your Dad chose well with the black too, also my favorite color. Is that as straight all the way around as it looks on this side?
    Its still a dark blue, but like all of Chevys dark blues, it looks black most of the time.

    It is just as straight. Its this side that has a little dent below the rear side window now by the side molding (dad got the corner of his new truck on day.. new truck got fixed, this one didnt... happend after this pic.. but you cant see it unless you look. Ill still fix it though,,, and get newer pics soon too).... Truck has never been wrecked or damaged. Even the bed only has a few dents in it. Its been more of a daily driver, than a working/hauling truck... so its still in good shape.

    1957 Chevy 3200
    1947 Dodge WAF-32
    1989 Chevy 1500
    2000 Dodge Neon
    2004 F-350
    2004 Volkswagen Touareg

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    Welcome to the club. How incredibly awesome that the motor in that thing is still holding up well after so many miles! You're lucky to have an heirloom like that. I'll never have the opportunity to see either one of the vehicles I learned to drive in ever again.

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    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard!


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    Welcome to the site!
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    Welcome to the club.

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    Welcome to the Club from a transplanted Californian! Nice Truck!

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    Welcome to the G M T C !

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Jr. Engineer racekid91's Avatar
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    Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States


    Welcome! Looks like you have a nice project on your hands!

    1995 Chevy Tahoe

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