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Old 11-16-2016, 09:19 PM   #1
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thinking about getting this in the morning

1991 owner says no rust solid truck $2500 4x4 auto 350/350

worth it right?
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: thinking about getting this in the morning

no opinions ?? this is the last year for the K5 isn't it? not a desirable year?
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:48 AM   #3
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Re: thinking about getting this in the morning

Hard to tell the condition from the pictures, that's all. Short answer, if there truly is no rust and it runs and drives good, you can't hardly go wrong. But it's in Ft Lauderdale? Check it well. I would think the salt air had got to it at least a little.
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Hard to tell the condition from the pictures, that's all. Short answer, if there truly is no rust and it runs and drives good, you can't hardly go wrong. But it's in Ft Lauderdale? Check it well. I would think the salt air had got to it at least a little.
yes thanks the truck is about 2.5 hours away from here in northern florida. my thoughts were the same if there really truly is little to no rust i have to buy it! Really don't want to with the turkey rod run in 2 weeks up in daytona there will be thousands of cool rides for sale but i didn't want to miss this one if it is a good solid truck. i was thinking about low dollar fix up after the last one i am still trying to hide all the receipts from the wife!
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It wouldn't come with a 350/350 from factory. Should be 700R4 with overdrive. If it's 350 tranny, that would be a 3 speed only and would also require modifications with the rest of the truck/EGM I would assume.

If it is the 700R4 then probably question other things that the seller is advertising. Misquoting info tells me the person doesn't know a lot about the truck.

90-91 have the rear wheel abs brakes and electronic speedo with an extra digit for your odometer. So it should still be ticking beyond the 100,000 mile mark.

If it's good condition, yes, $2500 is a good deal. Just look for rust from the bottom. Inside of fenders, rear inner fenders, rear tailgate area, etc.
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OK, looking at it closer, it does look like rear tailgate has rust in middle center and then painted over again. Rear window either doesn't go all the way up or isn't sealing. I see either duct tape around top and then in back inside, I see some sort of wedge. That tells me he has had leaks of some sort. Looks real good in the back inside and outside for rust....especially if the rear top has not been sealing properly.

Engine looks original and correct (abs module on master cylinder), dash looks like it has some type of rough, aftermarket type of "cap" on it, and then screwed down to the original dash (side, driver's view).

If he is also supplying extra Fenders and inner fenders, that can only tell me there is rust in there and he was planning to replace at some point. Why would he have them otherwise.

Speedo looks era correct.

3.42 gears are stock and not a power monster by any means. So any larger tire, and it will be a little sluggish. I ran 31's or 32's with 3.42's.

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my wife and I took a drive up to Arcadia this morning to check it out. I laid down underneath it right away because the only thing that has been on my mind the whole time is hidden rust but to my amazement dry and clean underside and I stayed under there a while trying to find some evidence of rust anywhere and couldn't find any i did see the motor trans and transfer case all looked recently gone through. inside all the fenders and under the rockers all metal and original paint no rust ok you got my attention! The rear tailgate window lift mechanism stopped working so instead of fixing it he eased it in the up position and put duct tape all around the edges so it wouldn't drop there is no rust but there is a pretty nice dent that looks like it may prevent the window from going down anyway the interior is pretty much all there but heavily soiled and worn dash is shot and a cheap plastic shell cover sits over it back seat is in great shape along with the passenger front the driver seat is blown out in the corner but still very comfy this is a silverado pw tilt ac (not working) auto must be the 350/700r4 motor was quiet all stock but fired right up and ran smooth no smoke couldn't even tell it was running it was so smooth and shifted through the gears without any drama power windows and power mirrors work as does the horn no cracks in the windshield

only bad spot i found is above the windshield near the passenger door top edge there is a rust spot so i will take out the windshield and address that first. the front bumper is crumpled in and pulled back out but not far enough in to damage the grill so new brackets and a fresh bumper will be top on the "need" list

i drove it home doing 65-75 mph for 2.5 hours straight after filling up the 30 gallon gas tank with 28 gallons of premium and checking the oil and air pressure i was pleasantly surprised she ran nice even with the crappy unbalanced 20% left 33" tires some vibration right at 60 mph but was able to speed up to 65+ and it smoothed out somewhat brakes felt perfect and smooth oil pressure was strong and temp gauge never budged Rear diff was not happy by the time i got home so will need to address that right away as well started rubbing a few areas with some was on a rag and she is coming right back to a nice shine. I assumed it was a repaint but now that i am cleaning it up a little it all looks original. I will post up some more pics tomorrow.

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Old 11-17-2016, 09:00 PM   #8
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of course my first thought was the camo is covering up rust or bondo but turned out the guy just loves camo he puts it on everything! lol I and thinking about taking it off and wet sanding and polishing the whole truck and painting the stock wheels and the roof right up to the windshield white
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i ordered a set of KM2 33x12.5/15 but i am thinking maybe i should have gone with the 10" width instead for less sluggish steering
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Sounds like you got a great deal then. Congrats, and keep us posted!
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i ordered a set of KM2 33x12.5/15 but i am thinking maybe i should have gone with the 10" width instead for less sluggish steering
Sweet job and glad to hear it ran well. I prefer the 8" wheel width over the 10" so don't second guess it. You would tend to get some potential curb rub and skuff up the 10 wheels. 15x8 will look great.

I'd go through the brakes and be sure they are in order. The seats actually looked pretty good. Give them a good scrubbing and they will probably clean up real nice.

I got a whole new carpet set and that really helped. I think I got it from stockinteriors.com but the vendor/supplier is actually ACC. Most will come from ACC too but that's the one to get.

Check out ball joints and all steering components.

Check out driveline u-joints too. May want to replace for piece of mind.

Overall, sweet deal and congrats!!

Here is mine with 33x12.5r15 on the stock ralley 15x8's. Lift is 2.5" but yours will look pretty close to this.....
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Still have the original exhaust with catalytic converter! the truck starts up immediately and runs very smooth and quiet so I am apprehensive to replace with headers on back with a more free flowing dual setup. I assume the stock 5.7 has throttle body which would be computer controlled somewhat so it will automatically adjust itself to a new exhaust??
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Still have the original exhaust with catalytic converter! the truck starts up immediately and runs very smooth and quiet so I am apprehensive to replace with headers on back with a more free flowing dual setup. I assume the stock 5.7 has throttle body which would be computer controlled somewhat so it will automatically adjust itself to a new exhaust??
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Realistically, you're not going to gain much with this engine and headers/exhaust modifications. It's just not a high horsepower rig to start with. I'd keep the stock manifolds and do a cat back type system. I installed a Flowmaster muffler and tailpipe system.

https://smile.amazon.com/Flowmaster-...9%3AFlowmaster
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Ok will do. Leave the 25 year old cat on? I'm not looking for a speed demon. I have one of those already. Lol
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Ok will do. Leave the 25 year old cat on? I'm not looking for a speed demon. I have one of those already. Lol
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Mine has been replaced at one point and I should replace it at some point for good measure. Is yours the large, flat, big one (original) or is it somewhat smaller (replaced at some point)?

It might be good to replace while you're in there if you do the rear exhaust all at the same time.
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Mine has been replaced at one point and I should replace it at some point for good measure. Is yours the large, flat, big one (original) or is it somewhat smaller (replaced at some point)?

It might be good to replace while you're in there if you do the rear exhaust all at the same time.
yes it is the big flat one i will replace it then

thanks for the advice Jeff! very helpful info first thing this morning gives me motivation to go get dirty
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yes it is the big flat one i will replace it then

thanks for the advice Jeff! very helpful info first thing this morning gives me motivation to go get dirty
Any time I can spend other people's money, I jump on it!!
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got a delivery from the land shark looks like i will be sanding wheels today. I pulled all 4 off and I will take them over to the nearby shop and get them broken down so i can clean them up and primer today
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does anyone sell the wind visors on the side windows of the cap? mine are both missing
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Yea, I saw that. I'm not aware of any place just for those vents. What you need to find is a good junkyard (Pick n Pull) type place. You'll be amazed what you can find if you keep your eyes open. Molding, trim pieces, etc. This is going to be a good source for you.

I'll look at mine and see if they are easy to remove by themselves. Don't recall if you need the whole side window as an assembly or not. Just keep your eyes peeled for a either a canopy with the rear sliders intact or someone selling just the side windows themselves. Either way, you can swap them into your existing canopy pretty easily.

I just replaced my front door felts/sweeps from 1A Auto. Turned out great. My next set will be the rear tailgate and fiberglass insert for rear window.
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Yea, I saw that. I'm not aware of any place just for those vents. What you need to find is a good junkyard (Pick n Pull) type place. You'll be amazed what you can find if you keep your eyes open. Molding, trim pieces, etc. This is going to be a good source for you.

I'll look at mine and see if they are easy to remove by themselves. Don't recall if you need the whole side window as an assembly or not. Just keep your eyes peeled for a either a canopy with the rear sliders intact or someone selling just the side windows themselves. Either way, you can swap them into your existing canopy pretty easily.

I just replaced my front door felts/sweeps from 1A Auto. Turned out great. My next set will be the rear tailgate and fiberglass insert for rear window.
they have set screws holding them in so should be easy install when i find them I have found mall parking lots to be a great source for parts as well! lol (kidding of course) or am I ? lol
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Try MichiganK5. That's where I got mine. Great guy to deal with. Good luck!
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Try MichiganK5. That's where I got mine. Great guy to deal with. Good luck!
I've been trying to reach out to him but no reply. I will continue to look. It is kinda funny every time I see an old K5 on they are usually in pretty rough shape but they always have good sails! LOL. I'll find a set eventually. I will only appreciate them more once they get installed. We plan on going to Daytona for the Turkey Run Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe I will find a set there.
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