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Old 08-29-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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New truck! 1999 4.8 V8 5 Speed Manual 4x4 ECSB

Hi Guys,

I recently stumbled across a pretty uncommon truck it had a horrible description on Facebook marketplace but I did see a manual transmission in the interior shot so I messaged them and they said it had a V8 it was cheap so I went to look at it and was both surprised at the condition but also the little things wrong were plentiful. I decided to buy it and start fixing it up as a nice driver. For 10 years I had one of these as a work truck and really liked them. Of course those didn't have a manual...

Walk around video...

So far I am loving it its exactly what I wanted with a V8 and a manual transmission and an extra cab so there is room for my son.

So far I have
put new tires on it slightly bigger being 265s
drained and refilled all fluids
fixed broken door handles
new power window switch
Fuel Filter
blend door actuator
center console lid
some other stuff I am probably forgetting...

Nothing is majorly wrong with it for having 165k miles

Major things are the A/C doesn't work and it doesn't seem to blow much air out of the vents in the dash (floor vents seem fine) I replaced the blend door actuator but I dont think that was the culprit I just need to dig into it more.

The clutch pedal has a lot of sponge in the first inch or so and I think the clutch master cylinder is on the way out or there is simply air in the line I bought a new clutch master cylinder but haven't got into it.

I will be using this thread to do some updates on the ownership of my truck and document fixing everything up and keeping it up on the road primarily on youtube.



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Old 08-29-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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Re: New truck! 1999 4.8 V8 5 Speed Manual 4x4 ECSB

Wow that had to have been a special order. I think I've only seen regular cab 5 speed 1500's ever. It's super clean too. I wanted to get one for my gf but you never find them that nice around here. Usually all ragged out.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
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Re: New truck! 1999 4.8 V8 5 Speed Manual 4x4 ECSB

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Wow that had to have been a special order. I think I've only seen regular cab 5 speed 1500's ever. It's super clean too. I wanted to get one for my gf but you never find them that nice around here. Usually all ragged out.
I am sure it was a special order especially since it is black. I have heavy documentation from the original owner that drove it 10 years and 100k miles after that the service history dropped off but you can tell he loved this truck.

My wife is more excited about it then me she has been driving it to work.

It is fairly clean and looks good from afar but has some deep scratches in the paint including the clear coat on the roof is awful it is peeling bad

the interior door handles are pretty worn and nasty, headliner is falling apart and the seats have some cigarette burns in it.

It will clean up really nice and already has I am very happy I found it.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:11 PM   #4
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Re: New truck! 1999 4.8 V8 5 Speed Manual 4x4 ECSB

Got the A/C fixed.

thankfully all it needed was a recharge it was at ZERO

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Old 12-04-2019, 10:21 AM   #5
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Re: New truck! 1999 4.8 V8 5 Speed Manual 4x4 ECSB

Cool truck! You should name it Pig. Sounds like the old owner pissed off an ex-girlfriend or something. Lol
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:47 PM   #6
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Cool truck! You should name it Pig. Sounds like the old owner pissed off an ex-girlfriend or something. Lol
I think PigPen is a good one for it lol
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