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Old 04-26-2018, 08:06 AM   #1
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New experience.. going from '88-'98 to '99 - '06

I am going to miss my '88 GMC C2500 SLE.....
I bought it in 1990, Newport Beach, California, ..used with 10,000 miles on it.

I drove it for 381,000 miles! During warranty period ( inc, extended 70,000 warranty).... And GM screwed me over on factory defects during warranty.
So, it was up to me to maintain it. The truck grew on me, and I enjoyed it.

THANKS FOR THIS FORUM, to help me learn about the truck!! So, I thought I'd share the stuff I did with it, and sold $$$ it for a fair price. The paint was the only thing showing the age, because I wasn't going to ruin the truck with a cheap re-paint.
My for sale ad shows the truck's history, and it was sold to a guy in Germany, who loves this year model GMC, as a classic !!
( The new owner will send me pictures of it in Germany)
I HAVE A '88-'98 FORUM PARTING GIFT.... Anyone who has a front bumper, that needs the rubber Bumper Stops, I bought a pair, but I thought the old license plate holes would fit the bolt holes, but they don't... so, anyone that has a need for them, ( brand new), send me a PM and I'll just mail them to you!! ( You need the needed holes for it to bolt up)

I am buying a pristine, dealer maintained, garage kept, 2005 Yukon XL 4WD... Graphite color w/ all the Denali options.

Here's my ad for the truck, w/ pics.....
In a second post....
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: New experience.. going from '88-'98 to '99 - '06

1988 GMC C2500 SLE “ ONE OWNER” Southern California truck
(7 years in Bradenton)
New & nearly new parts list Details:
<< ENGINE RELATED >>

At 220,000 miles – Replaced 5.7 4-BOLT MAIN Engine. ( long block)
w/ heavy duty oil pump included. – Professionally installed at Guldstrand Motorsports “ Mr. Corvette” ( Burbank, Ca ) 8-3/to1 Compression –
great on Reg Gas.
Smog Pump – Brand New.

( fuel/air management ): Within last 2 months..
Throttle Position Sensor, MAP Sensor, Air Idle Control, Vacuum Control Module (for EGR), Ignition Control Module, Electronic Spark Control.
Water Temp Sensor.
Throttle Body ( with perf. High-rise Gasket) .
All, COMPLETE- AC Delco Air Conditioning System,
from, Condenser to Heater Core.
Distributor.
AC Delco Spark Plug Wires.
AC Delco Platinum Spark Plugs ( new).
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator.
Windshield Wiper Motor ( up-grade to later model).
Wiper Delay switch.
Harmonic Balancer.
Front Main Seal.
Fan Clutch.
Neutral Safety Switch.
New ‘high grade’ Battery.
Spectre Air Filter ( washable)
Customed Air Cleaner w/ venturi intake.
Custom “Cold-Air” 4” Ram Air into grille.
Serpentine Belt ( Gates).

<< DRIVE TRAIN RELATED>>
(back-to-front):
‘U’ Joints (new).
Rear Shocks ( Tokico )
Transmission Mount ( new).
Motor Mounts (new).
Rear End – Synthetic Gear Oil.
TRANSMISSION - PROFESSIONALLY Built by ART CARR, – Heavy Duty – RV/ Performance 700R4
Transmission, & hand built Torque Convertor.
Transmission Cooler ( ‘High-End” – (Searab brand).



<<SUSPENSION>>
Front Shocks (new) – ( Tokico).

NEW - COMPLETE REPLACEMENT FRONT SUSPENSION ( MOOG mostly)
( Control Arms, Upper/Lower Ball Joints/ Wheel Bearings, Sway Bar bushings)

NEW - COMPLETE REPLACEMENT FRONT STEERING (Moog )

Brand NEW $$ Michelin Tires ( Defender LTX M/S) 265/75/R16.
On after market STRONG aluminum wheels ( Progressive brand).

<< CAB INTERIOR >>
Bench Seat – “Factory Style” reupholstered / & padding.
Headliner – re- covered, professionally.
DASHBOARD – original & “ nearly brand new condition” !! ( always covered since new)
“Pretty darn good” Kenwood Audio w/ JBL Amps.
NEW good door speakers, new doorpost speakers, Dash Tweeters, Sub behind seat.
Carpet “ Pretty good for used.
Door Panels “ nearly new looking for the age ( arm rests are great).

<<BRAKES>>
All Stainless Steel Braded hoses ( Russell built)
NEW Up-graded to newer model ( 2002 Tahoe) Master Cylinder.
NEW Brake Booster.

<< BODY EXTERIOR>>
TRUCK HAD NO ACCIDENTS “ just typical wear & tear for age…
NEEDS PAINT – But no rust corrosion ( surface on roof as usual for age).
Minor type dents – but in selected locations.
New front Grill assy. ( original only had road wear ).
Headlights are “4-High” converted ( all lights on when on ‘High’).
PIAA Fogs.
Brake Lenses replaced.
‘Wing Mirrors”.

Fiberglass Shell – Built by Stockland “Highlander model” w/ “low profile” ladder racks. ( custom designed).


I bet I missed something….
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'88 GMC Sierra SLE 392,000 miles-(2018) sold to Classic car shop in Germany.
'93 Cadillac STS Black
'93 Mercedes SL 500 Teal
'86 Yamaha FZ750 - 15,000 RPM
'86 Yamaha FJ1200 - Criminally Fast
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, I drive it - don't own it.
'05 GMC Yukon XL , SLT 4wd ( just purchased 2018)
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: New experience.. going from '88-'98 to '99 - '06

Most of the work I did, or had done, was from advice from this forum!!

I'll be on the '99 to '06 side, but still peeking in on here...
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'93 Mercedes SL 500 Teal
'86 Yamaha FZ750 - 15,000 RPM
'86 Yamaha FJ1200 - Criminally Fast
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, I drive it - don't own it.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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Re: New experience.. going from '88-'98 to '99 - '06

The optional rubber bumpers, as a parting gift...
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'86 Yamaha FZ750 - 15,000 RPM
'86 Yamaha FJ1200 - Criminally Fast
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, I drive it - don't own it.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:35 PM   #5
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The optional rubber bumpers, as a parting gift...
Thanks mountie! I got them in the mail today and the pics too. You'll be seeing these on a awfully long truck soon.
Thank you again!
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:45 PM   #6
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Thanks mountie! I got them in the mail today and the pics too. You'll be seeing these on a awfully long truck soon.
Thank you again!
My pleasure.... Those old original black and white pics came from my friend... ( He's on the left... coaching us how to start the restored Hawaiian Funny Car on nitro)..... I'm on the right, at Keith Black's Shop...
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'86 Yamaha FZ750 - 15,000 RPM
'86 Yamaha FJ1200 - Criminally Fast
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, I drive it - don't own it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:31 AM   #7
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My pleasure.... Those old original black and white pics came from my friend... ( He's on the left... coaching us how to start the restored Hawaiian Funny Car on nitro)..... I'm on the right, at Keith Black's Shop...
Now that's awesome!
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:11 PM   #8
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Re: New experience.. going from '88-'98 to '99 - '06

Congrats to you! Hopefully it continues to be taken care of just as good as you did. Good luck with the newer model Yukon.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:19 PM   #9
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Congrats to you! Hopefully it continues to be taken care of just as good as you did. Good luck with the newer model Yukon.
Thanks.... The story is my old '88 is getting a restoration back to factory paint.

I can't wait to see it.
My Yukon is getting new Yokohama rubber this Friday.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #10
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I think we need to see a few pictures of the new rig!!
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:28 AM   #11
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I think we need to see a few pictures of the new rig!!
I couldn't have been luckier..... The color I prefer.. Carbon Metallic
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Nice!!!
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Now that's awesome!
You know, who that guy is..... on the left of photo, coaching us to start the flopper on Nitro ( It only ran on Alcohol up to that day)...


That's Roland Leong " The Hawaiian".
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You know, who that guy is..... on the left of photo, coaching us to start the flopper on Nitro ( It only ran on Alcohol up to that day)...


That's Roland Leong " The Hawaiian".
You hang with a neat crowd mountie! My closest claim to that would be a guy we used to call Goodtime Charlie many years ago. He put a 429 in an old torino that sat to high in the engine bay and cut a hole in the hood, welded an old refrigerator crisper on it upside down, then claimed it was a hood scoop. I used to get the biggest kick out of seeing that thing on the road.:

The new ride looks great too btw!
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Yea.... I was fortunate..... To hang with racers in Kalifornia....

( Have you seen the movie " Snake & Mongoo$e " ??)

And I dabbled in Unlimited Racing w/ Aronow.

Fun stuff - hard work - cause I didn't do drugs.
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