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Old 08-18-2018, 11:17 PM   #201
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Re: '97 Chevy Tahoe (2dr/2wd) mild custom

So, I decided to keep the Tahoe. I played out every scenario possible & just couldn't let it go for fear of regret. I plan to retire this one to tow pig/every now & then driver status once we get my wife something else to drive daily. Then I'll just take over her current vehicle as my daily.

However, I'm kind of glad I decided to hold on to it for the simple fact that I would've felt terrible for the new owner. See, Friday a week ago the transmission decided to bite the dust. It hit me out of nowhere! I was on my way to work Friday 8/10, headed up the ramp to the highway when I heard a clunk noise. Immediately afterward, the rpm's went up. It was similar to being in drive (or maybe lower) rather than overdrive. When I had to slow down & tried to get back up to speed, it was even worse. It wouldn't shift until you got up to 2k or higher. Luckily I made it to work. When I went to leave that afternoon, I came to realize I had no reverse. I put it into neutral & pushed myself backward. I had forward gears, so I knew maybe I could limp it home. I did indeed make it home safely, & I'm currently trying to get a plan worked out to get it fixed. While it's down, I hope to have the rear end rebuilt as well. The previous owner mentioned an owner before him using this thing to tow his race car. I'm guessing that may have played a factor is both the rear end & trans having issues at such low mileage.

I just got called back to work on July 9 after a 6+ month layoff. While it might've sucked from a financial perspective, it would've been nice if this had happened then. At least I would've had plenty of down time to get it fixed without needing to rent something.


Stay tuned for the next episode of "As the Tahoe World Turns."
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1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
1988 S-10 Blazer 2dr/2wd mild custom (Sold)
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:58 AM   #202
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Re: '97 Chevy Tahoe (2dr/2wd) mild custom

OK, I won't change the channel. I'll just sit here and wait for ya.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:44 PM   #203
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Re: '97 Chevy Tahoe (2dr/2wd) mild custom

After about $1800, it's now been back on the road a little over a week. This was a bit of a setback, as I had intentions of getting the rear end rebuilt before the year's end. Along with that was planning to do a little frame & under body cleanup to preserve things long-term. I had a shop in mind to do that, along with the transmission, however I couldn't manage to get it all worked out. After trying a couple weeks, I just ended up using a local transmission shop to take care of that issue. It will likely be a bit later in the Fall or early Winter, but I still hope to get the other stuff taken care of before any bad Winter weather approaches.
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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=betty

1997 Chevy Tahoe, 2dr/2wd, mild custom (Daily driver)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=601142

Pics:
'66 C-10 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHWD4h9
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'93 C-1500 https://flic.kr/s/aHskxdpdnQ
'88 S-10 Blazer https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYGx4Md

Previous Rides:
1993 Chevy S-10 ext. cab, 4.3L, 4/5 drop (Sold)
1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
1988 S-10 Blazer 2dr/2wd mild custom (Sold)
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:43 AM   #204
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Re: '97 Chevy Tahoe (2dr/2wd) mild custom

Glad to hear you are rolling again.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #205
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Re: '97 Chevy Tahoe (2dr/2wd) mild custom

Hate to hear that about the transmission. Glad you got it back on the road again!
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:12 AM   #206
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Hate to hear that about the transmission. Glad you got it back on the road again!
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My Build threads:
1966 Chevy C-10 "Black Betty"

shortbed, fleetside, BBW, 327 V8/ Powerglide (under construction)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=betty

1997 Chevy Tahoe, 2dr/2wd, mild custom (Daily driver)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=601142

Pics:
'66 C-10 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHWD4h9
'97 Tahoe https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGZ7wKP
'93 C-1500 https://flic.kr/s/aHskxdpdnQ
'88 S-10 Blazer https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYGx4Md

Previous Rides:
1993 Chevy S-10 ext. cab, 4.3L, 4/5 drop (Sold)
1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
1988 S-10 Blazer 2dr/2wd mild custom (Sold)
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