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Tomarrow we add another dually to the family !

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Wrenchless, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Wrenchless

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    The beginning of resurrection for our new to us 1986 GMC Sierra 3500 she been sitting in my brother in laws front yard for 13 years collecting dents and rusting the chrome wheels and square tube grille off.
    But that's ok I don't like them anyway!
    My wife and I purchased this truck to tow our 5th wheel and take the load off our 1995 GMC Xtra cab sierra 3500 which over the summer took a 10 state tour .
     
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    Pictures or it ain’t happening you’re new so we’ll let it slide this time. But we need pictures!!!
    And welcome from Connecticut
     
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    Welcome Wrenchless!

    So what are your plans with the '86 if you plan to replace the '95 with it, and "take a load off" of the '95?
    The '95 would seem to be a better tow rig on paper...
     
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    95 is a keeper gonna use for work and tow the boat. The 86 is gonna get restored and tow the 5th wheel we live in.
     
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    I'm sorry for no pictures yet I'm just getting the hang of a forum
     
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    Here she is ! Finally my hillbilly ass figured out how to post pictures , when it comes to this phone I'm not the sharpest marble in the bag !
     
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    Went to junk yard yesterday and found this nice big diesel 4 core radiator with 2 coolers in it, 1 for engine oil, 1 for tranny. It will take a little fancy plumbing but had to have it. After 13 years the radiator that is in it corroded a hole in the trans cooler so when we fired her up she filled the radiator up with atf. That's a new one on me, what a mess! Now got to change trans fluid .
     
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    UPS showed up with a bunch of new goodies, 86 chevy grille and trim notice the gmc emblem ! And new Alcoa style wheels in 16"
    Gonna sell off the chromies!
     
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    Common issue on the 3rd gen 4Runners , at least the 97 thru 2002 years.

    I had never heard of that before on any other make but it seems like it could be a problem on any make, any model with an auto and an integrated transmission cooler in the radiator.

    Glad you caught it quick- radiators are cheaper, and easier to R & R , than a transmission...

    :eek:

    :waytogo:
     
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    Yes Goldie it made a hideous mess, this being my 8th GM truck and 40+years of wrenching I have never seen it before! Today was day 4 and I finally got her home ,what a ride that was but I got here.
    I have to say this may be the ugliest truck ever! 20210221_210701.jpg 20210221_210712.jpg
     
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    If anybody is intrested in the sleeper or the chromies they need a new home cheap!!! I'm in san diego
     
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