The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1988 - 1998 GMT400 Chevy & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
swissarmychainsaw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: san francisco, ca (east bay)
Posts: 584
89 Burb Eval - Should I or not?

I'm going to go look at an 1989 GMC Burb tomorrow, and want to know what I should look for.

Sounds like the guy dropped some coin making it off-road worthy.
Here are the specs:
145K miles
4x4
350 TBI & (TH3550) it seems weird not to have an 700R4
[ I just rebuilt my 84 chev 700r4 and don't want to go through that again ]
1 Ton axels frnt and rear
Dana60 Front with hi-pinion AND hydraulic assist steering.
14 Bolt Rear with disk brakes. 3.73 gearing
Line Lock.
Dual Shocks on all corners.
Frame reinforced at Steering Box.
Gas Tank swapped out for one from a Suburban with a 454
Front and rear hitch
off road bumpers
4" lift

Interior sounds basic and rough but the rest of it sounds ready to climb over something! Crank windows, no ac or flash from what it sounds like.

Owned chevy trucks but never a burb... Burb owners help me out, what to look for?
swissarmychainsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
swissarmychainsaw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: san francisco, ca (east bay)
Posts: 584
Re: 89 Burb Eval - Should I or not?

Hrm...
So I have a 1984 chevy pickup and th 700R4 Tranny gave up the ghost. Folks here said "oh yeah that was a bad year for that tranny".

So anything I should be on the lookout for for an 89?
I have never owned a TBI motor.
I think this has a TH350 in it, are those robust? Tow capable?

Thanks!
swissarmychainsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
DBLSPRT68
Registered User
 
DBLSPRT68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Ft. Mill, SC USA
Posts: 931
Re: 89 Burb Eval - Should I or not?

go over to the 73-87 board, off that is a Blazer/Suburban sub-forum. You'll get replies there. Sounds like a built right truck! David
__________________
NEW TRUCK: 1985 SWB C10 Silverado Black/Charcoal,1990 V2500 Suburban, 2003 Yukon XL (My DD), 2005 GMC 2500HD CCSB, 2014 Toyota Camry SE (Hers), 1968 Camaro RS/SS Family owned since new; 350 3 speed SOLD
DBLSPRT68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
swissarmychainsaw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: san francisco, ca (east bay)
Posts: 584
Re: 89 Burb Eval - Should I or not?

Now that is a good tip! ;-)
thanks!
swissarmychainsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com