Hello, new to the site, gathering info to help son who just got out of the Army with his GMC sierra classic v1500 4x4

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My son got out of the Army recently and bought a 87 square body, he knows how to take apart a Black hawk helicopter, service all the components with the exception of the jet motor and put it all back together again, but he has yet to understand that his helicopter mechanic skills are usable when working on his truck. I am helping him understand that it really doesn't matter where the assembly came from, the same rules apply. You use tools to take apart the assembly, you inspect everything for wear and breakage, replace bad parts, put assembly back together.

I am really enjoying being a Dad and teaching him all the life skills I have available while I still can. He is starting to get more comfortable working on the truck. It took him a while to realize I actually know a bit. I had to wait for him to go through the agony of having a professional mechanic do chit work for crazy prices and still not fix the problem, then wait until he came to me for help to be able to show him how to trouble shoot the issues the truck was having.

I will be here from time to time for research, but would be happy to share any knowledge I have acquired over the years from working on 3rd generation Chargers and a few Chevy products. I'm in the home electronics business and have a few clients that have me work on odd projects, like installing new dash electrical and adding turn signals on a 41 Ford pick up and a Jeep rock crawler with a Corvette crate motor and transmission, had to trouble shoot electrical issues with on the jeep after he paid big bucks for the Corvette conversion, the motor & trans needed its factory computer but the jeep needed to retain it's computer to control everything inside the cab as well as the dash. They gave him no map of the electrical changes they made to the jeep wiring loom when they cut sensors from one computer and moved it to the new computer.
 

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I think he should combine his Blackhawk skills with the square body and mount a 30mm cannon in the grill.

I'd definitely be down for a kit like that myself.

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