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New Silverado owner from Laredo, Texas

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Aeon87, May 9, 2012.

  1. Aeon87

    Aeon87 New Member

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    Hey guys, nice to join ya. I'm John and I'm 24 years old. I live in Laredo, Texas and I am a Registered Nurse. I work for a general surgeon and we specialize in bariatric weight loss surgery. Anyhow, I just got my FIRST ever truck. It's a 1989 Chevy Silverado stepside. 350 5.7L. I'm lovin' her!! The odometer stopped working at around 376k but the motor purrs like a kitten. She's a wonderful, running project that I've affectionately named "Emma". We got a bit of work to do like some interior and mechanical stuff...most of which I can handle on my own but some of it is very new to me. I realized that there must be an abundance of info floating around on this forum and I plan to make my stay here very well used and also help to provide new information as I progress with my work.

    4 wheels are not my first passion but my truck is quickly growing on me and I have already declined two offers to sell it. I just love this damn thing. Motorcycles are my main deal. I've been riding since about 7 years ago. It's my life. I spend a lot of time riding or working on bikes and have invested thousands in racing gear and performance upgrades. I hope to someday soon say this about my Chevy. She currently has an aftermarket intake (I think...the housing says Edelbrock but the filter is paper), and updated grill from a newer model GMC truck, rollpan and aftermarket headlights with halos. I recently replaced the cap and rotor as well as the plug wires. It appears that someone disassembled the TBI's and lost the gaskets when they reassembled them. There is silicone/gasket maker in them. Going to pick up a gasket kit today. This weekend it looks like I'm tackling valve gover gaskets and a tranny fluid/filter change.

    Anyways, I'll cut to the chase and give you guys pics. Go easy on her, she needs a lot of TLC. Hope you like :) Now...teach me! I'm ready to learn! ;)

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  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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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; glad you're liking your truck! :great:
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  3. Aeon87

    Aeon87 New Member

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    Thanks bro! BTW, that is one DAMN NICE Sierra!!
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  4. SurrealOne

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    Thanks! Make yourself at home, here. It's a pretty laid back bunch. The more the merrier!
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  5. LOVINTHESTORM

    LOVINTHESTORM New Member

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    Welcome to the club!
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  6. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

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    :sign0016: Welcome to the club and enjoy the site........
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  7. mfleetwood

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    Welcome to the Club!!! Great pics..nice truck!
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  8. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

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    Welcome to the club!! Congrats on the new truck. You said you wanted to tackle the interior. Since the plastic doesn't match you could get the parts hydrodipped with a pattern in it to customize it to your liking. sstoner is a member here that does that.
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  9. donyms

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    Welcome to the club John, it's good to have you. It must be nice to be in Texas, it must also be nice to be 24, I don't remember. You have a nice truck, mine didn't look that good when I got it. You have the right idea and you have come to the right place for ideas and assistance. Make sure to keep us updated on your trucks progress. :glasses:
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  10. TMooreGraphics

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    Welcome to the club John! Looks like you've got a nice truck to start on. Have ya got any customizing plans for it? or are you more of a drive it from point A to point B kinda person?

    Anyway, good luck with it and enjoy your stay here.
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  11. retired2001

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! Good looking step side!
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  12. Aeon87

    Aeon87 New Member

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    I'm most definitely looking into customization!!! I want to focus first on performance and then I'll worry about interior. I would really, really like to keep the interior bone stock. I wanna restore it with all the original wood trimmings it had in there and also drop in a bench seat.
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  13. AutoAnything

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    [TD="class: xl65, width: 330"]Welcome aboard John and good luck with your truck build! We have lots of great performance mods and accessories for your vehicle so let me know if there is anything I can help you with!
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  14. Coach24

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    Welcome to GMTC! Pull up a tailgate and sit a spell
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  15. Psyc0

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    Welcome, new member!
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