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found a parts vehicle

Postby markmitchmarkmitch is online! [OP] » February 13th 2017, 5:03pm

I was talking to someone on facebook and found a 89 GMC truck I can take parts from. The truck was running and driving and the transfer went bad so her husband took the transfer out to rebuild it and he passed away before it got finished. I have no info on the truck yet but should no more by tomorrow afternoon. I will take pictures when I get to the truck. I am hoping its a V8 so I can get the Y pipe.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby markmitchmarkmitch is online! [OP] » February 14th 2017, 2:34am

OK so here are the pictures of the truck I can scavenge for free. It is a 1989 GMC 2500 4x4 truck with a 350 TBI engine 700R4 trans. The truck has tilt steering which is great cause mine is messed up so I will take the truck column and pull the parts to repair mine. The truck has 200+ thousand miles so if the engine turns over by hand I will eventually rebuild it with vortec heads and drop her in my van then sell the stock 350 from my van. I will start with the Y pipe and the steering column then work on the engine prep to pull.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby MI_Ghost » February 14th 2017, 7:47am

Mark
Can you get a measurement of the steering knuckle for me. Top to bottom ball joint. Outside to outside.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby 97cargocrawler » February 14th 2017, 5:33pm

You may want to grab the rear axle.

Actually I'd take the entire front drive assembly too for anyone who wanted to do a serious upgrade to their AWD system.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby markmitchmarkmitch is online! [OP] » February 14th 2017, 5:57pm

the front axle assembly s gone everything else is there from what I have seen so far. the rear axle would be a problem since its sitting on kind of a hill and the jackstands are sinking. I will add a few more stands till I am done though, I like living. lol Yes I can measure but not sure how to.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby markmitchmarkmitch is online! [OP] » February 15th 2017, 3:28am

Well it took me over 2 hours to get the truck back up on the jack stands using a few jacks and jack stands and a huge section of wood beam that is 8 inches thick by 18 inches wide and 2 feet long. I have two of these chunks of beam just for such occasions. Anyway the bolts that hold the Y pipe in place are rusted and since I do not wish to break them I gave up till next trip there in which I will brings some PB blaster. The steering column I totally forgot to put the tools for that in the tool bag so I started unbolting the brackets and TBI and such since I plan on yanking the engine for a rebuilder. I will leave the heads and intake behind since I will be going vortec.I will post a few more pictures later this week. Thanks for reading, Mark
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby MI_Ghost » February 15th 2017, 3:35am

Just stretch a tape measure from top to bottom. Absolute accuracy is not required.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby markmitchmarkmitch is online! [OP] » February 15th 2017, 7:40am

The steering knuckle? is that the placed where the steering column connects to the rest of the steering? like if I were to want to remove the steering column there is a bolt that holds the upper shaft to the lower assembly? I won't be going back for a few days we are getting more rain Thursday and tomorrow I have a doctors appointment.
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Re: found a parts vehicle

Postby MI_Ghost » February 15th 2017, 10:13am

No. The part that the front brake rotor is hanging off of. It is the same as the spindle between the upper and lower control arms. You can see it in the front wheel well in the first pic.

The term steering knuckle might be confusing you. When the spindle which the brake rotor and bearings are mounted on is removable as in the 4WD. It is commonly called a knuckle.
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