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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by kayzen, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. kayzen

    kayzen New Member

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    Hi guys, I am new to the forum, I just purchased a used Chevy 2008 Silverado 1500 "Work Truck" and I look forward to getting ya'll expert help.

    Regards
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    Welcome to the GMTC family.. :) Hope that your enjoy the site. Post a picture of your truck when you can!!
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  3. kayzen

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    Thanks Erica, its refreshing to be here "especially an upgrade from a VW bug to a Truck" a lot more space...
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    Welcome to the club!
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    Bug to Truck? Oh My Welcome
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    We are the Borg. Lift your vehicle and surrender your keys. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. Erm, I mean ... welcome to GM Truck Club! :great:
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    Welcome to the GMTC, it's good to have you aboard :glasses:.
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    Welcome to the Club and congrats on your new ride!!!
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  9. kayzen

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.. i am really excited.. however i see a lot of work ahead of me for this truck..I would require all lot of help and advise from all of you...
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  10. kayzen

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    Did I mention, that I bought this truck from a salvage place for $5000.00 and its a 2008 Work Truck, well I think I got a really awesome deal on this truck, mechanically this truck is in very sound condition, the first owner was an idiot, who tried to do insurance fraud and lit fire in the bed and the fire came in through the rear window and burnt the cabin area, however the wiring is still in place...but would need some work.. i found all the part required to replace in the cabin and the rear window and windshield from the salvage place for $800.00 ..So the overall cost of buying this truck with parts was $5800.00

    Also i found someone who will paint the truck and install parts for $1200.00 which I think it a great price.. So i am really excited.. I think i might need some more accessories here and there but thats where I am now..


    I am looking forward to getting this thing on the road.. it only has 58K miles on it and the engine is a beast!!!!

    please let me know your advise and comments
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    Welcome to the club bud!

    Sounds like a fairly good deal to me! Is it a single cab? I like that you saved it from destruction for sure... and it gives you a fresh canvas to get what you want as far as paint goes!

    I'm working on restoring my 01 GMC i just saved from an abusive home myself so interested in seeing some pics and progress on it. There's lots of experience and knowledge on this site in various areas you'll be needing. Just post questions/concerns in their appropriate thread are and I'm sure there will be lots of advice sent your way!

    Again, Glad to have ya on the forum! Post some pics of it!

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  12. nancygrl

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    :sign0016:to the site. Bug to truck...wow..Big difference. Hope you can get the Silverado on the road again quickly and start enjoying it.
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  13. kayzen

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    Thanks I am all up for it.. i am like an sponge right now soaking up everything piece of knowledge and information..
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  14. kayzen

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    Nancy thank you for your reply, I just got of the phone from the Paint shop guys, The truck should be ready by next weekend..with all parts installed ;-) Oh i am freaking out already!!!! lol... I never owned a truck before.. everyone made fun of me since i drove a bug.. but only i knew the truth as a student that i could not afford an expensive ride.. the bug solved its purpose and now onto a bigger truck..
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  15. kayzen

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    Yes i am glad I was able to get this truck, to answer your question yes. It is a single cab.. I think it is a Work Truck with a smaller engine V6 4.3L but still is a beast!
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    Welcome to the club! You will get all the help you need here from some of the best folk around. Congratulations on being guided by the shining light of true truckdom to find this site!
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  17. kayzen

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    hahahaha thanks... appreciate..
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    Welcome! Im from Roanoke. Where is Lyn'Burg? Is that short for Lynchburg or is that actually the name?
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    Sorry bout the confusion, Yes I am from Lynchburg, Roanoke ..your in the neighborhood.. we should meet up sometime..
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  20. catmechanic07

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    You'd have to catch me on a off day. I work 6 days a week, then play catch up on my day off! I actually know L'burg better than I do Roanoke. I used to deliver siding up that area for a company. Good to know someone on here is close by! Not many!!!!!
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