88 k5

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  1. The88

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    Haven't dropped it yet but only time will tell.

    I am also going to be lowering the carrier as well. Now it has a 5" riser on it so I will put a straight 2" on it to see where she rides and I can REALLY tuck it into the rear.
     
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    Looks good with the tire carrier!

    Is the screen for the backup cam removable?
     
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    It just clips right to the mirror so you can pull it down if need be.
     
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    Did a little more work on the carrier. Used the drop off piece from the curt carrier to shorten and tuck it in closer. Needless to say it set it just right. Now just have to clean it up with the grinder, possibly move the plate and hose it down with some bed liner.
     

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    One more.
     

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    Way cool :cheers:
     
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    Got tired of breaking my back taking the top off on and throwing it back on so I built a quick rack in the back yard. About $60 bucks in wood and was worth every penny

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    I also had an extra hr and threw in an infinity basslink and a half farad cap in the back. Sounded great before it cut out for some reason. Gonna have to figure that crap out at a later date.
     
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    It has been a few months since I have been around but figure I give a little update. Was rolling on the highway at about 65 and just finished telling the wife at how good the truck was running. Well I should have not said anything. I started to decelerate and the shit hit the fan. The truck started to shimmy and a shake. Then pop the drive shaft cut loose. It sheared at the ears on the TC side then dropped and broke off the rear u joint. So in a nut shell that gives me a good reason to order a CV drive shaft. Will keep you all posted when I get a few extra bucks to order a new shaft.
     
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    Well 7 months later and poor girl has been sitting in the backyard unable to move under her own power due to a lack of funds for a drive shaft. Well got a call from my neighbor and he has a guy with a K5 for parts and he has a drive shaft. His wife has told hm to clean out the yard so when I am back in town I will be taking a case of beer or 2 to the ole boy and probably just tow the whole thing out of his yard for him. So I am pretty stoked that it could quite possibly be like Christmas. From what I hear it has its hard top, rust free floor boards and rockers, axles and possibly an all spring suspension lift. I guess I will see as soon as I get home.
     
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    Wow, that'll be nice !!! Sure can't kick a gift horse in the teeth.
     
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    If it all goes well and I get my sticky hands on it I will take what I need and then she can be stripped down as much as possible not to let much go to waste.

    Hell never know if the truck is in decent shape it may not even get torn down but reassembled. I honestly hate to see any part to go to waste.
     
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    HotRod WTF are you doing up before the ass crack of dawn. At least I have an excuse of running a grave yard shift.
     
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    I run a roadside service biz and used to be a 24/7 tow driver and still have fuct up sleeping expecting to be getting up all hours of the night. Probably a good thing, I think I'm about ready to get back in a truck again and start towing again. I miss it like a dumbass.
     
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    Yeah my feet haven't seen terrafirma in 3 months and have been running 1800-0600 for all that time. I think when I do finally get to go home I may be thrown off for a bit. Sleep a few hrs and just wrench all night while the family is passed out. Guess nights does have its plus side
     
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