View Full Version : 2 Month owner of a K1500..... and LOVE it!!
02-01-2012, 07:13 PM
Just got my 1st full size chevy in the 1st week of December. It's a 92 K1500 with a 350 and a stick. These rigs are something else with a stick, alot of fun. It's got 126k miles on her, frame is pretty decent for an upstate NY truck, (just starting to get a little rot at the end of legs, definately fixable), the body needs the usual cab corners, rockers, and all 4 wheel wells, but the cab and box is rock solid. Regular cab with an 8 foot box. Has a 3 inch body lift to. Never been a huge fan of body lifts but it looks pretty decent on this truck, makes it look alot like a 3/4 ton. Plan on fixing her up proper this spring/summer, so I'll be on soaking up all the knowledge i can. Thanks in advance!
02-01-2012, 11:01 PM
welcome to the site...youll love these trucks as there 88-98 gmc^chevy..20 years of cheap easyly availible interchangeable parts.....its kinda like being turned lose in a candy store
02-02-2012, 12:34 AM
Thats one of the biggest reasons for buying the truck, the TONS of readily available parts for em. They still look like a truck too. The K series from the 70's and early 80's are my favs but there aren't many that have survived the harsh conditions up here in northern NY. I HATE ROAD SALT! LOL
02-07-2012, 06:58 AM
Welcome to the site from another OBS owner!!
02-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Thanks man, love the site, its amazing the things I've learned in a week!
02-07-2012, 09:38 AM
I miss my 92. :bawl:
02-07-2012, 02:46 PM
pfft 126K its just broken in the motor. Blue is up to 250K right now on the orginal engine, 5 speed, T-case and rear end. Only replaced the front diff when I hit it on a rock and the clutch finally wore out at 236K. Hell I would love to turn this in to a 383 stroker motor but the damn thing will not die. Keep up on the maintence and they never die.
My buddy bought a 93 that someone had done a cheap re-ring of the motor and got the bearing clearances wrong. It spun the 4 of the 5 main bearings, cracked the crankshaft in half, broke the number 3 main cap. Get this it still started right till we pulled the motor. To top it off they ordered a new set of aftermarket main caps that convert a 2 bolt to a 4 bolt dropped it off at the machine shop for a 383 build and then he put that motor in his race car and bought a crate motor for the truck since he needed that ASAP.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=350+splayed+main+caps&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6811124960594201333&sa=X&ei=IZsxT-7HKcjp0QHZxKjvBw&ved=0CD0Q8wIwAw# <-- Main caps that he bought.
02-08-2012, 11:28 PM
^^Amazing, I've never heard a bad thing about a chevy 350!
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