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New to me 98 GMC 2500

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by chevyman51, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I bought this truck back in October. I figured I would post some pics of it. This is what it looked like after I bought it. I put the backrack on after I bought it.

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  2. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Here it is with some new rims and tires. I also have cab marker lights to put on and I am getting ready to put some tow mirriors on it. I also have the mount for it I just need to find a plow I am looking for an 8-8.5ft uni or ultra mount. I am also rebuilding a whelen edge for the backrack

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  3. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    You should try out the 9ft. American/Everest Trailblazer plow for that truck.

    http://www.wausau-everest.com/models/ftp-series.html

    I actually saw a hitch for it on craigslist not too long ago.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  4. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Body looks really good, does it have the 350 or 454 engine?
     
  5. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    350 when I bought it it only had 101,000 miles on it
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Very nice clean truck. The new wheels make a huge difference in appearance. If I owned it I would take the pin striping off and put a different grill in. I don't like WT grills. I swapped mine out in my Chevy.
     
  7. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I am not going to take the pin striping off of it but I am looking for a grill I am just not in to big of a hurry to do it. Where did you get yours?
     
  8. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    good looking truck there nieghbor i noticed your dmi hitch has a reese couple on it is it possible to get some closeups of it???
     
  9. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

  10. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    Thumbs Uptruck looks awesome and in great shape for its age. thats the way a truck should look, long bed full sizewesport
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I bought my grill from LMC Truck it was $100 and $40 to ship it. It didn't come with a new bow tie so I had to use my old one. http://www.lmctruck.com/
     
  12. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Sharp looking truck! I like the pin stripping and glad to hear your keeping it, I think bigger mud flaps make the truck look more bad ass. JMO.
     
  13. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

  14. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Not much yet just a pop up camper and a few loads of wood on my 8x16 landscape trailer. It is very stout the way it is built. I don't tow to many heavy loads just the occasional car.
     
  15. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Those are on the maybe list I want to get the mirriors and cab lights on and put some back up lights on it first
     
  16. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I like the grille, the truck but I do not like the hood. I am jealous.
     
  17. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Gorgeous just the way she sits.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Nice truck, I really liked my ECLB. Grill /headlight swap would be a nice upgrade, I like the 89-91 4 bulb sealed beams.

    If the condition of the intake manifold gasket is unknown, or hasn't been changed, I would strongly encourage you to replace it as soon as you can. They can fail suddenly, destroying the engine. At 100K a new spider isn't necessary, unless you have an extra $300 burning a hole in your pocket.

    Sell that hood.

    I really like the rear bumper.
     
  19. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    The intake gasket was done right before I bought the truck. I am going to keep the hood for now I may sell it latter it does not bother me.
     
  20. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    What towing mirrors are you planning on using?