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Born Again Chevy Truck Owner

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by mespe, May 2, 2011.

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  1. mespe

    mespe New Member

    Let me tell you my story,,,

    I had a 1980's S10, one with a bad transmission at 86K miles. Chevy and the BBB accpeted claims, I went through the ordeal and was a stinking waste of time. I swore never to buy another GM. (I had in the past owned 1961 chevy II convertible, 1976 Vega, 1975 nova, 1968 belair, 1974 nova, 1972 cutlass, 1978 cutlass, 1976 el camino, 1986 6000 (Pontiac), 1980 sunbird, 1973 riviera, 1970 cutlass, 1970 camero, and I'm sure a few I forgot. Well anyways I switched to Ford and Mercedes, since the early 90's.

    I saw my suburban on craigslist, only 128K miles, second owner, oil changes, fuel, tires, etc documented. so I went back on promise to myself, I couldn't resist this low mileage Diesel. I need a diesel to burn some WVO that I have accumulated. And to tow my tandem axle trailer, the F150 just isn't quite up to pulling.

    I have a few questions, what does C20 designate? My buddy hase a 3/4 ton P/U and it's got 5 lugs, my C20 has 8 lugs and it's a 3/4 ton too. Do I have a heavy duty suspension upgrade on my truck, or what?
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome back!

    What year is that Burban? I think there is an option for some of the 70's and 80's (and 60's) that had overload springs and/or a camper special where you get the 3/4 & 1 ton axle with 8 lugs (I had 8 lugs on my '62 and it had the overload with a camper special package) and rode like a 1-ton. I'm not sure I've seen any 5-lug 3/4 ton, but I guess it's possible it was done after the fact? Maybe was an option?
  3. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Welcome to the Club and congrats on your new ride!!!
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Sounds like your 'burb has the HD upgrade.
  5. jbjohnson92f

    jbjohnson92f New Member 100 Posts

    welcome back to GM, nice burb
  6. Blacksheep1

    Blacksheep1 New Member 100 Posts

    Welcome back and to the club.
  7. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Welcome to the club, & welcome back from the dark side....
  8. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    welcome aboard!
  9. JonJon617

    JonJon617 New Member

    Welcome back to the site!
  10. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Welcome to the site!

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