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'88 GMC Jimmy

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Powerhouse Ranch, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Powerhouse Ranch

    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    thats the best thing about these trucks, you never are done. there's too many things to add or improve, in a good way of course. funnest vehicles around, HANDS DOWN
     
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    SO this truck will most likely be a semi-winter-beater TO AN EXTENT. I plan on rhino lining the undercarriage of the body and the floor in the body (front and back)
    I was wondering as to what i should do (what would be most effective) for the frame? I'll also be pressure washing it dang near everytime it comes home from a PA winter day. Frame prep ideas?
     
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    any easy way to patch a hole cut out on bottom of door for speaker? Besides new door or carpet panel?
     
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    The ac compressor is completely missing from my new Jimmy, and all lines have been cut with tin snips. Best place to find new hoses and a good compressor?
     
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    You can find lots of parts you may need at Carlisle. Since your profile lists Western Pennsylvania, if you are not at the top of the state, Carlisle should be close. Spring Carlisle is in April, plenty of time to get the AC running before the heat arrives.

    The Truck show is in August. Here's a link:

    https://carlisleevents.com/events
     
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    thanks guy
     
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    I’d steer clear of rhino liner unless your prep work is complete and on point. I tends to bubble or separate where less than perfect prep work is present. Then it’ll just trap water. If you ever decide you want to strip it off because it is failing, it’ll be a nightmare. I’d get it all cleaned and scrubbed up with dawn soap and fog it black if anything, until you get it completely sorted. That way it’ll be better protected in the meantime and a good base to make repairs, changes, etc.
     
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    a good place to start is a salvage yard.If it was I,I would make a list for all the stuff you need.See what’s economical and what’s better off going new.Some parts you should be able to find in relatively good condition.

    probably will have to take a road trip to a dry climate for rust free parts.Other than that you can hunt Craigslist.And the final option is all new.$$$

    or maybe a parts truck$$

    it sucks they cut holes in the doors for speakers.that’s stupid.the factory speaker locations makes for a decent sound with aftermarket audio.For the effort it takes to hack a hole in the door for some low rate 6x9s from Walmart when you could save a bit more,get better quality and make it look stock.

    It’s always disappointing to see speaker wires,boxes and whatever else laying around,in the way,tripping over it,taking up the back seat,next to the kids car seat.

    This drives me crazy.My newer truck,it took 3 days to do the install on a head unit,6 speakers,2 amps and a subwoofer.Not letting the local “stereo shop” touch my truck.YouTube and I got it.Everything is clean,no wires,no signs of the 2000wt beast that shakes some Pantera.

    I know.Way off topic.Whatever
     
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    What is the correct part # or whatever for the right GMC grille emblem to fit this grille? Thanks

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    If a guy is looking for new shocks (preferably Rancho) and steering stabilizing shocks (2) (also Rancho) for a lifted truck, where would one find these specific to his truck? thanks...
     
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    You can go online, google rancho shock 88 gmc k5 and it should pretty much do the work for you short of specifying how much lift and you will have to know what lift it has on it and do a little reaserch from there. Avoid ebay and those similar listings of course. Summit racing, Jegs, Amazon should have great starting selections. Also 4 wheel parts always has great customer service if you pick up the phone and specify to them your lift requirements and model info. I dont have the number handy but it's easy to google as well. Between all of them I would probably use 4wheelparts or Summit simply because you can call them and ask questions and get what you want ordered and discuss your lift situation over the phone and ensure all your questions have been answered.
     
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    thank you, sounds swell
     

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