New owner in North Texas

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  1. RawbDidIt

    RawbDidIt OBS Enthusiast

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    Hello all,


    I may have jumped the gun a little, I've been active on a few other threads, even started one before formally introducing myself.

    My name is Rob (Get it? Rob Did It?) and I'm a first and a half owner of a GMT400. My introduction to these vehicles was about 15 years ago when my mom purchased a 1991 K1500 RCLB (hence the half). I now own one of my own, though it won't be here in Texas with me until next month (June 2017).

    I just got my hands on a 1997 K1500 Z71 ECSB and couldn't be happier. My maiden voyage with Big Red (I need to find a better name for her, but Big Red is all I've got for now) was a huge success, finding only minor problems. Over the next few weeks, my dad will run her through his gamut of tests and find out everything she needs to get back in tip-top shape. My plans will start immediately after I have her here in Dallas.

    Plans:
    Sound system - full plans on this thread http://www.gmt400.com/threads/audio-recommendations.37494/
    Lift kit, wheels, tires, brakes - Nothing serious, 2-3" lift with 20" rims, 35" tires.
    Lights - HID fog lights, and a good set of replacement headlights.

    That's all I have planned for now, it'll take a few months to get her finished up, but I plan on having everything finished by this time next year, stay tuned.
     
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    :welcome: I'm in the Dallas area too
     
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    98BlackSierra Lifelong Chevy Owner

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  4. RawbDidIt

    RawbDidIt OBS Enthusiast

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    We'll have to meet up sometime. A friend of mine in the area just got a GMT400 Suburban a couple of months ago. We'll have to set up a meet. I hear yours is showroom quality, I'd like to see how far off mine is. Mine needs some body work and a fresh coat of paint, but runs damn good.
     
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    Far from it lol. It just looks half decent in pictures haha! There are several of us in the few area, a meet up would be fun
     
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    kennythewelder I'm Awesome

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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everybody

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    drewcrew I'm Awesome

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    First of all welcome. Let me offer a tip before you buy new headlights. There is a thread called Spyder headlamps..... my take on 'em that would guide you in the right direction to get the job done right. The advice given is from some people that REALLY know what their talking about. I'm not one of those people. I'm getting advice from there too. Just a suggestion, good luck.
     
  10. RawbDidIt

    RawbDidIt OBS Enthusiast

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    That's the post that inspired me. I also saw a thread for retro fitting the dual lamps from the 88-90 years. I really like the look of that. I'll definitely be looking at options for that as the time comes. I think I'll add some HID fog lights first since I live in a major city, and need lights more for off road than I do for on road use.

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