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new to me 2000 Chevy 3500 SRW

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Grotonems5, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    Just picked up this truck today. Has a 5.7 350 in it and runs great, has some dents but not much rust. Was a local metal fabrication shop truck. Has a fisher MM1 plow setup with a hinky Northern Tool Haldex plow pump and control setup. I'm hoping to replace the blade with a 9 footer and either rewire or replace all the electrical connections with the correct Fisher parts.

    Link to the pump/controls



  2. ProLawn Outdoor

    ProLawn Outdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Nice OBS chev! I just picked one up as well(95 k2500 rc/lb,5.7), wish mine was that color though to match my 02 and not black. I like how those rims look, I wanna paint mine black because my rims are rusty and look like crap.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    Looks like you have a little helper, she's small enough to crawl under the truck with a can of Fluid Film
  4. 85 Toyota 22R

    85 Toyota 22R Member
    from IL
    Messages: 68

    clean truck bud!!
  5. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    Thanks guys, ya my little helper is my daughter, she is 21 months this month, man they grow fast! I'm sure she would have a blast if I gave her a can of fluid film, but not sure if she would get more on herself or the project at hand!
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Cool truck. I'm surprised how clean it is, unless it's not originally from New England.
  7. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    I bought it from a local body shop that took it in trade from a local welding shop, has been in VT all it's life to the best of my knowledge. Has 126K on it.
  8. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    More pictures with the plow on





  9. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    nice backdragging edge
  10. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,736

    That is a really nice obs Chevy.
  11. xjsnake

    xjsnake Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 40

    Nice Chevy. Looked into getting one of those Haldex units to graft onto a Snowbear I've got sitting around but thought I could just get a different (stronger) plow cheaper.

    BTW I'm not a Chevy guy, what's OBS?
  12. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    Truck looks good. They are a great truck.

    OBS= Old Body Style
  13. xjsnake

    xjsnake Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 40

    Ah, that makes sense. I'm a jeep guy so I'm more used to having the 2 letter codes for body styles. Slowly learning the Fords as my father keeps buying them and giving them to me to work on.
  14. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I have seen "OBS" and "NBS" in use on Ford forums/threads too.

    It was an acceptable naming convention when web forums were new, but it is unsustainable and unfair for long-term use. If we keep OBS meaning 88-98, NBS meaning 99-07, and NNBS meaning 08-??, the GMT1000 series will be called NNNBS, the next will be NNNNBS, ad nauseum. If we shift the names to be accurate, where "NBS" means the latest body style, it becomes impossible to search effectively; when you search for "NBS headlights" you'll get two different series.

    IMO we need to abandon it in place. Existing series should remain called OBS/NBS/NNBS. New series should be called by the code the manufacturer uses; in this case, the new GM series will be GMT1000 and that's what we should call it. That preserves searchability while deprecating that awful system.
  15. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    My 07 is a NNBS, most 1999 are OBS. 2011 are GMT900 but different from 2010 GMT900 so what to do.
  16. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Yeah, there are "Classic" and new styles during the same year for each time the style changes. The series number keeps that issue clear, as does the "*BS" system.

    And yes, there are also changes during a series. I wasn't aware of the 2010-2011 GMT900 (NNBS) changes, but 1999-2002 GMT800s (NBS) are different from 2003-2007 GMT800s (NBS). They're still similar enough that you can do most of your research lumping them in together. Besides the obvious front end body parts, the only major mid-NBS changes I can think of are headlight wiring and radio wiring.
  17. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    I always looked at it this way... You have the year (2000) then OBS or NBS in this case OBS. So if someone said oh I have a 99 NBS it meant you had the aerodynamic front end etc etc newer style, if you said 2007 OBS that would mean a 2007 Classic and 2007 NBS would be the new style etc etc, so you just need to have some knowledge about the vintage. They used to identify them by generation ( Gen I, Gen II, Gen III etc)
  18. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    In 2000 they made the K2500 and 3500 GMT400 like your truck but they came out with the new Silverado 2500 as well. I have a 2000 K2500 according to the title but the build date on the door sticker dates it as a 99, which makes buying parts fun. Great looking truck, wish mine had the 350 instead of the 454 I could use the 3-4 extra mpg's
  19. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Nice looking truck, i Have one of its sibilings:)
  20. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    I saw that, yours looks a lot cleaner!