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Motley Crew (cab)

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by 1989 R3500, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. 1989 R3500

    1989 R3500 Junior Member

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    Just bought and drug this home from a guys used cars back lot. It is a 1989 R3500, 454/TH400.
    Paid $1000 and $100 to tow it home. My plan is to get it running, the rear end needs new ring and pinion. (Guy said it started grinding while pulling a trailer). So we'll see what it needs. Says it runs good but I have not heard it. I have a bunch of parts for an engine rebuild if it needs it. Down the road I want to take the bed off and build a camper/box on the back. I am a R.N. (nurse), and I often stay at the hospitals I contract for. So I thought this would be cool to use as a camper/ATV puller/boat puller.

    Interior is going to be gutted. It smells like a 32 year old's dirty underwear. It has a broken drivers side window. I bought a tinted one this weekend to install to at least keep the rain out. $40 for the glass. Then I was thinking it would look dorky with just one tinted window so I went back to the salvage yard and bought the other side.
    Tires are crap. The underside looks good. Better than I expected. I really didn't look it over before I bought it. Not much rust underneath. It has a good ding on the front pass side fender that I need to find a patch panel for.
    I'm pretty happy with it. I am a chevy guy. I have built a few camaro's and a Nova so this should be easier.
    It's also going to be a driver, NOT a show truck. Therefore I am going to refurbish as much of the truck as possible. I don't want some so nice that i'm affraid to park it at walmart.
    I'm going to do the Paint and Body myself and i'm no pro.
    I'll post Pics as I go along if anyone is interested. IMG_6257.JPG IMG_5717.JPG IMG_5728.JPG IMG_5731.JPG IMG_5719.JPG
     
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  2. animal

    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice project. Can't wait to see the progress :waytogo:
     
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  3. 1989 R3500

    1989 R3500 Junior Member

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    IMG_6220.JPG IMG_6222.JPG IMG_5726.JPG IMG_6302.JPG IMG_6285.JPG A few pics of the Carnage.
     
  4. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Victim of Culture

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    I bet the rearend would work better if you filled it with GL5 juice, reckon?

    :shrug:
     
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  5. 1989 R3500

    1989 R3500 Junior Member

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    Hi.
    I don't know what GL5 juice is but you can see in the picture that the teeth are chewed down about an 1/8 inch.I'm still looking for a guy here in the city to do the rebuild.
     
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    RoryH19 Full Access Member

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    Nice Dually and project.
    No way I could find something like that for 1k in Dallas.
     
  7. DoubleDingo

    DoubleDingo When In Doubt, Throttle Out

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    GL-5 Juice = Gear Oil
     
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    Rusty Nail Victim of Culture

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    I forgot about this!
    It's still pretty funny.

    U aint got no juice in it.

    Gl5 juice is what differentials crave



    I have a mechanic in the City..I see you are in OKC. Didn't realize!
    That's rad. In all seriousness, my good friend and mentor would work wonders in your truck dude. If you want his contact INFO send a PM, the shop is on 10th street. :waytogo:
    He loves squares.
     
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