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Old 10-01-2018, 03:00 PM   #26
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

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Gosh, that thing is in good shape.
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That's a good deal! A lot of them (including mine), came with 3.42's...
No tach, but my ears told me something wasn't correct. The seller had commented it was a 3.42 posi, and while I did verify the G80 code, I didn't pay attention to the GT4 instead of the GU6. It also had a hitch and wiring from the factory, which for some reason has been removed.

I did find out the pinstripe was brown/almond...so I will try and duplicate that with vinyl.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:04 AM   #27
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

Stereo install is 2/3rds complete.

Turns out the 'ol girl wanted to fight me every step of the way! New headunit is in, nice to be able to play cd's and listen to BT music from my phone. New front speakers and rear speakers really made a difference. Just need to finish running the wiring for the sub/amp, and I'll have it all wrapped up.

Planning on installing the iBoards on Monday, 3 day weekend on account of Columbus Day...gotta love bank/fed holidays!
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #28
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

This is exactly what I'm looking for. My search has been going rough. I have looked at a few but, it is hard to find an honest 87-91. I would like TBI so, I'm sticking with those years. Hope to find one as nice as yours one day!
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:44 PM   #29
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This is exactly what I'm looking for. My search has been going rough. I have looked at a few but, it is hard to find an honest 87-91. I would like TBI so, I'm sticking with those years. Hope to find one as nice as yours one day!
Thanks for the kind words.

I've found quite a few, I'm very picky about interior/exterior color and certain other options. I told myself not to settle.

Plan to pony up for a good clean one. Prices have really gone up in the last 5 years.

I found a bunch that were in my price range but had the grey interior....that's an immediate no for me. White on blue is my 100% ideal unit, but any blue, maroon, or tan interior is better than...grey.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:45 PM   #30
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

In other news, finished wiring up the sub/amp. That part gave me a break, and I had all the wires ran, hooked up, and hidden in about 30min. Very pleased with the outcome!
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #31
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

"grey interior....that's an immediate no for me." (also feel the same way about black)

Agree 100%. Though many like grey/black and looks great when new, I find over time it becomes "dingy looking" and there's no way to bring back the shine.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:32 PM   #32
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"grey interior....that's an immediate no for me." (also feel the same way about black)

Agree 100%. Though many like grey/black and looks great when new, I find over time it becomes "dingy looking" and there's no way to bring back the shine.
Same reasons...I also don't care for black, too hard to keep the dust and grime at bay!

Biggest issue I had with my FX2 F150...black interior.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #33
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iBoards are on, very pleased with how they turned out. Mounted to the body mounts, and a secondary location on the body crossframe.

Next projects are new u-joints in the rear driveshaft and a new overflow bottle. Current overflow is cracked, I could JB weld it shut...but they are $20 new, not worth the hassle.







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Old 10-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #34
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Re: 1989 GMC K5 Jimmy SLE Daily Driver

Congrats getting the iBoards on the Jimmy! Glad to see you went with keeping them with the body line vs. sticking out, makes for a nice clean look.

Personally think the iBoards are the only way to go on the old square's. It gives the trucks a nice, clean, updated look (at a great price).

Can't tell in the pictures, but if you have any rear sag or just want a more level look, I also went with a "Zero Rate Leaf" on the Suburban. What I found out, the height of the wheel well on the rear was designed to be about 1" lower than the front, which makes most think they have rear sag (even if they don't) because you would think they would be at the same height.

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:02 AM   #35
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Congrats getting the iBoards on the Jimmy! Glad to see you went with keeping them with the body line vs. sticking out, makes for a nice clean look.

Personally think the iBoards are the only way to go on the old square's. It gives the trucks a nice, clean, updated look (at a great price).

Can't tell in the pictures, but if you have any rear sag or just want a more level look, I also went with a "Zero Rate Leaf" on the Suburban. What I found out, the height of the wheel well on the rear was designed to be about 1" lower than the front, which makes most think they have rear sag (even if they don't) because you would think they would be at the same height.

Enjoy,
Thanks for sharing your pictures earlier. I'm glad I went this route also, wish I would have gone with the 6" boards at this point.

There is no sag in my springs, it's sitting on an incline in the last picture. I actually like the mismatched wheel arches.
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