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    Default 1997 C1500 Extended Cab Silverado

    5.7 Vortec
    163k mi.

    (6k. on rebuilt trans)

    I am the 3rd owner of this truck. I've had it approximately 2 years. The previous owner was a former co worker of mine and the 1st owner was her brother in law.

    The good:

    I've been going through the truck since I purchased it and have changed the following;
    - a/c compressor & drier
    - battery, alternator
    - drive belt, idler pulley and tensioner
    - a/c control panel, blower motor regulator
    - inner door handles (both), all the hinge pins and bushings (my doors don't hang and they close like a new truck)
    - brake booster
    - intake manifold and valve cover gaskets
    - maf, full tune up (cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter)
    - rebuilt trans
    - trans mount, carrier bearing, rear main seal, u-joints
    - headlamp switch
    -radiator & hoses

    I also recently picked up a brand new keyless entry remote. Previous owner did a fuel pump and water pump prior to selling to me.

    I wanted to build a truck that looked good and could be driven anywhere without a AAA card in my wallet.

    Truck is lowered 2/4 with Bell Tech spindles and Bell Tech drop leafs. (that's right, leafs, not hangers and shackles). Truck has been lowered for almost a year. While installing the lowering kit, I also changed the following;
    - inner and outer tie rods
    - pitman arm
    - idler arm
    - upper and lower ball joints
    - inner and outer bearings
    - front pads and rotors
    - all new shocks
    The upper control arms were notched for proper wheel alignment.

    Truck currently sits on KMC XD 656 22" wheels, on 265/35 22's with good tread life left to the tires. It has 1.25" spacers to correct the offset.

    Under the bed you'll find a set of Hornblasters horns. This isn't that 299.99 triple chrome garbage from eBay. This is a Shocker 540 kit also known as Conductor's Special Model 540 Train Horn Kit.

    The interior is pretty much just a stock gray interior. It has newer model sun visors and an Alpine CD head unit.

    I may have forgotten a thing or 2 as I write this that I've done or changed.

    The bad:

    Check engine light is on and has been on for about 9 or 10 months. It's showing a code for low cat efficiency. I have a scanner, I can show you. Basically it's telling you the convertor isn't cleaning the smog as good as it should. It is not clogged and does not rattle. I have not had a loss in power or lost any fuel mileage per gallon. I have not changed the cats out only because I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it stock or put headers & a performance exhaust under it.

    There is also a crack in the dash. There is a place in Hollywood that sells a thin plastic dash cover that replicates a new dash. I was going to put this on before I decided to sell it.

    The truck stops but it does need back brakes. Just the drums to be exact. I have a new set of shoes sitting in the garage. I didn't put them on only because the drums really show their age and are glazed pretty good.

    The truck is also in need of paint. Other than a few small dings, the truck doesn't need body work. It has a bedliner in the bed, but you should know it's not a good one, it's pretty much done. I pulled all the ugly moldings and badges as you can see in the pictures and it also has a fiberglass roll pan.

    It was a tough decision I fought back and forth with about selling this truck. It has come a long way and is a great start for someone to finish a nice truck. I'm asking $4500 for it as it sits.

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    Last edited by Partsguy198; 10-27-2011 at 11:40 AM.

  2. #2


    Might have missed it, but how much you looking to get for it?
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs bored over .050"
    balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
    Flat top pistons,cam,ported heads
    Option Racing Cold Air Intake
    Holley Throttle Body Spacer
    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
    Goodyear Silent Armor A/T 305/70-16
    Pioneer SupertunerIII CD USB Bluetooth
    Kicker ZX200.2 ZX Amp
    Kicker Audio COMP 10" Subwoofer

  3. #3


    Nope, you didn't miss it, I forgot to list it ... asking $4500 for it as it sits.

  4. #4


    Where about is it or you located?

    Any rust on the truck?

  5. #5


    There is no rust on it, it is and always has been a Florida truck. Originally came from Okeechobee, currently resides in Broward county. Which is the Ft. Lauderdale area.

  6. #6


    Truck is sold.

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