1989 GMC Sierra SL K3500 "Project Rehab"

Darkrider_LS

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Figured since i dont have much done with my Trailblazer just yet i would post up one of my other project trucks which i have been working on all summer and a good chunk of last fall. I bought this truck in august '12 to replace my worn out acura integra RS hatchback.

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Specs:

1989 GMC K3500 Extended Cab Long box SL model (basically the Sierra version of a W/T)
5.7 L V8
TBI
TH 400 transmission
NP 241 C transfer case
Dana 70 rear diff
9.25? front diff

Known issues so far:

Transfer case shifter linkage needs attention
Fuel Gauge tends to get a lil iffy after several turns and bumps..settles itself out after a bit
Wipers only have one speed currently
Drivers door may need striker adjusted. Requires hard slam to fully engage the lock.
Reverse lights do not work.

Planned repairs/mods:

Tows
94+ grille
Hidden winch mount
light bar
Adjust drivers door
remote starter
Body lift
crank front end

Heres where i am with the truck now...



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and a pic of the LED interior light upgrade i did using a 20 LED board from walmart.



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Mods currently completed:

Stereo Stage 1
Miltary style Jerrycan in bed
Tie downs in bed
Cable locks on tool box
Rocker guard applied to lower body


Mods still to be completed:

Bolt down tool box
install LED in cluster

Pics of mods added:

New fuel can for motorcycle/emergency use.



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New dash speakers



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and cable locks on tool box



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Stereo stage 1: 90% complete

Precision Audio Head unit
Kicker DS4S dash speakers
As with the '94 I plan on ordering some Kicker 6x9s and cutting a piece of MDF to fit under the rear seat with dividers to create an under seat compartment using the seat bottom as the lid.
as far as subwoofer im going to fab a down firing box that fits under the longer passenger seat or pick up the compact box that Pioneer offers and mounting my amp for that under the drivers seat.

Here are some pics from the HID install stage;




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Let there be light!!!!



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Darkrider_LS

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Off Road lighting and smittybillt street bar assembly. Still need to install onto the truck i plan on buying a Diesel style bumper in the spring to mount the bar to since the original bumper is tweeked.



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