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Hello from Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Idiotgotasqaure, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:43 PM.

  1. Idiotgotasqaure

    Idiotgotasqaure Junior Member

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    Hi everybody! So my wife convinced me to buy this 1985 k20 from her dad that he found sitting in a near by field. I know not much about mechanical things but this truck got me learning quickly so far! After sitting for almost a decade it just needed a battery, a slave cylinder, air in the tires and some gas. The 4x4 works flawlessly! It drove the 90 min trip home just fine! All I know is it's a 350sbc, sm465 tranny, and I don't know about transfer case, I think the paperwork I found says it has 3:73 gears in the rear???? Either way I'm in love and it was only $600!!!!

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  2. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome from the Buckeye State. Good start.
     
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    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Arkansas_V8 Proud Redneck

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    Super nice score.
     
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    Welcome to the site, man.
     
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    Welcome to GMSB from Virginia

    GREAT LOOKING TRUCK:33:
     
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  9. Snoots

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    Welcome from Georgia.

    Elbow grease time!
     
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  10. Idiotgotasqaure

    Idiotgotasqaure Junior Member

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    So was it a good score? If so why? Should I keep the sm465? I'm sure it's great off road but around town driving is it going to cut it? I've gone through the electrics/wiring today. I hate the rims.
     
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    Snoots Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Yes.
    Great starter.
    Yes.
    Yes.
    Worry about the rims later.
     
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  12. Idiotgotasqaure

    Idiotgotasqaure Junior Member

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    I'm just shocked, I never would have thought there was a whole community out there that's all about sqaure bodies! I mean seriously though, when you think of a truck, at least when I do, I think of a sqaure body!
     
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    Arkansas_V8 Proud Redneck

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    Running truck for $600 is a good score period. A running K20(not that its hercules to a K10) in that shape is one of those you brag about(most people think just the 20 adds $$$). That transmission will be good to you. I agree on the rims.


    Transfer case is either gonna be a
    NP205-Hope for this one.
    NP208-But this isnt bad.
     
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  14. KilgoreTrout

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    Definitely a good score. It's a running k20, and it's worth more than that.
    And I'd definitely keep the trans. It's a tough one, and would add to the appeal to me. Big rig style. :D
    The rims aren't my cup of tea, either, but I don't think they're that bad. It could have come with cheap chrome 20s and spinners.
    (Although with the sm465, that might have been pretty awesome. Lol)
     
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    SM465 is a keeper. Sure it's good for cruising around town. IMO, it's the best transmission going. If you are putting long highway miles on you might want something with overdrive.
     

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