88GMCtruck's 98 Silverado Towpig Build: "Black Fox"

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  1. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    Yup, rear driveshaft had a solid 2.5" of slip left in, and there isn't enough compression to bottom it out.

    Eh, it just sat parked for a couple weeks. I have a company rig anyway.
     
  2. dave_erald

    dave_erald I like cheese

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    Sorry, got confused. When he said slip yoke I thought he meant the original transfer case had a slip yoke output and he was changing transfer case to a fixed rear. Any time people say slip yoke i always assume non fixed outputs because the other way is rather rare

    Slip yoke on the splined driveshaft.

    Ignore me
     
  3. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    LOL you got it.

    Every driveline needs some slip, I shouldn't have said yolk in there that was my bad on wording.
     
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    Supercharged111 I'm Awesome

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    Do you know what's different about the 11k GVWR package?
     
  5. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    other than the different transfercase, i have no clue.
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    Time for an update!

    After awhile of searching, I found another Lund Coldfront that fits this truck. I've had one on my 88 for years now, and it's great in the winter. Warms up faster. These have been discontinued awhile now, glad to have found it. new in box.

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    Also had a successful trip to the junkyard, found a set of 08+ Express/Savana HVAC knobs for my truck. I then picked up a 4th and modified it to fit on the headlamp switch which involved cutting the shaft down and dremeling the knob itself to fit. Really think it gives it a more modern look and ties together nicely with the stereo and the escalade handles.
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    We also had a good 8-10" of snow yesterday... first time I've had snow at my actual house in years. Couldn't resist taking the dually out in it to work, and later took the 88 out to play around.
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    Love this sight at home
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    Once it got later, I swapped over the driver's door from the suburban since it had better paint than mine; that was one of the reasons I bought a black parts truck.
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    Uh, something isn't right here: 2500 Dually?
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    Oh, on my last junkyard trip I scored these: GMT800 crewcab body trim. Have been looking for a set for a long while now.
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    With the door swapped and old body trim removed, I was able to install the new trim. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can wash it and get decent pictures with the new trim!
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  7. cplanubis

    cplanubis OBS Enthusiast

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    Looks good I like that molding a lot better than the stock stuff
     
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    Do you buy stuff and hope that it works? Have you ever bought something and it just wouldn't work. Very nice set up by the way


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    Supercharged111 I'm Awesome

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    Man those HVAC knobs go nice with that head unit. Gotta see if Dorman makes replacements, there is no 08 anything at my pull and pay.
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    It has happened but usually I know what i'm after.

    I've seen the dorman ones, and I've seen OEM ones on ebay for less than them if you can find them. GM Part Number 25922402

    Here is a listing for one - http://www.ebay.com/itm/182255632913?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     

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