Thanks for the link! I am on that forum now and have saved the page. Definitely want to change the cluster somehow. Yeah I noticed not a lot of info here on these OBS trucks. Glad you posted that forum, looks like that's a good place to be for the 400s!
Texas Red started following Steering issue on 89, Dash option for 89 dually, '89 Dually 3500...anyone have pics of a flatbed conversion? and and 2 others
Don't think....I know. I am wanting to be able to do my brakes myself and don't need emergency brakes as much as I do ease of changing the rotors and pads myself. I live in flatland Texas and rarely park on an incline of any kind that the parking pin won't hold. When it comes to stopping power hauling a trailer, nothing beats a disc.
Texas Red replied to Texas Red's topic in 1988-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K GMT400 PlatformLooks cool....gonna have to look for one someday to go on my truck. Probably won't be an easy search, but I could surely use one to haul trees to my sawmill. Thanks for the pics.
Well I finally found proof that I am not crazy. I thought for sure the 2000-2003s had rear discs and sure enough they did on half ton LT's [as well as the 2500/3500s]. Here's a brochure page clip from 2002 on that particular model. Also found someone selling a rear axle with discs on it from 2003 on FB in a group I follow. Now the hard part will be finding a 100k mileage or so truck when it's time.
Texas Red posted a topic in 1988-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K GMT400 PlatformThinking about replacing my standard truck bed with a flat bed and wondering if anyone here has any pics of one they have converted. Tried a search for images on the web and got a couple but not too many. Not exactly sure I want to do it, but pics might help me make up my mind.
I didn't know that about the drums on half tons, I thought they had discs then got dropped back to drums because of the e-brake problem, thanks for letting me know. Yeah the values are still good. I sold my 05 with 385k smoking for $2600. I knew the $1500 price was not valid on anything I'd want to drive daily. I guess this one I have now will be my last one. Gotta have four wheel discs and I already have a one ton.
Yessir, I am a well seasoned buyer, just don't know much about the 88-98 trucks. Any other year set back to the 70's I can tell you just about anything about 'em. Thought about the 2001-2003 set of trucks, but usually here in Texas they are very high miles when you find them. The only ones in the $1500 range need a LOT of work. I will have around $6k to spend and have to have 4 wheel discs on this next one. With the 1-ton I don't drive it enough to worry about it yet but I will be swapping in rear discs on it eventually. So back to the question...rear discs on the 96-98's?
I am considering buying a second truck once I sell my 2005 in a year or so. Wondering if any of the 96-98 trucks [1500s or 2500s] had four wheel disc brakes? I am targeting those specific years because of the motor and interior. I have an 89 and I don't care much for the interior much [I will be switching it out in the coming years for the newer style]. The idea is to get away from another truck payment [once the 2005 is paid for and sold I will have enough cash to buy outright]. Also, I know the 5.7 motor was available, but what year was the 5.3 introduced into the trucks?
I have an 89.....really don't care much for the gauges. Haven't seen very many custom gauge layouts for this particular dash. Has anyone changed out their gauges for analog sweep like the later years? If so tell me what you did and where you got them.
My 89 dually has a dead zone in the steering. 1/8 turn in each direction does nothing at speed and the truck can wander a bit. Had a Mustang that did that back in the early 70s. What causes this and how to fix it?
It's got huge helpers on it, power steering, power disc brakes, trailer package with dealer bumper hutch, Gooseneck in bed, 2 bumper hitches in back [really big double decker 3/8" steel plate one]. I am really after the maximum factory number so I can add in the gooseneck and helpers on my own to come up with a maximum. No other load based options on the truck.
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