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GMC Truck Mod

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by GMC Sierra, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    A few picures of my 1997 GMC:


  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    That has to be one of the cleanest 97's I have seen around here! I like the dumping bed too. What part of Geauga county you live in?
  3. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    I live in Chardon.
  4. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I love the dump bed !
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I still cant believe how clean that truck is!!! My 2000 isnt even that nice, lol. Just keep that truck looking like that!!!
  6. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    looks great ,
    lets see some pic's of how you hinged it . I've never seen one that the bumper moved too. most guys have to remove it .
  7. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    how did you make your bed into a dump bed? is there any company that does it?
  8. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    Few more pics

    Inerior copy.jpg

    Dump bed copy.jpg

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  9. Bmxdkj

    Bmxdkj Member
    Messages: 57

    This is my 97, i have a 7.5 Fisher Plow for the front of it.....

    service truck 017.jpg

    service truck 018.jpg
  10. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    Nice looking truck...yours seems vey clean as well. Something about a Z71.
  11. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    I can't take credit for the dump bed. My uncle, who I bought the truck from nearly 9 years ago, had it installed. The kit was from Northern Tool and Equipment and a body shop installed it. In terms of hinging, they run 3/4 inch bolts through the truck frame and through weld on hardware to the bed (not visible in the picture). I don't use the dump feature very much, just for some firewood or mulch. The dump hydraulics are rated for 4000lbs....much more than the truck could handle. Whenever I lift the bed, a 10 minute conversation ensues with almost any bystander (ypically when I am getting gasoline- sometimes a hassle when you are in a hurry).
  12. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Nice truck. surprised your 97 being a z71 doesnt have push button 4/wd. wanna sell it :)
  13. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Hey man nice truck, I live in Chesterland not too far from you.
  14. GMC Sierra

    GMC Sierra Member
    Messages: 41

    Thanks all for the feedback. The truck has been very good to me and I intend to keep it in great condiion as long as I can.
  15. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good. Why would you lift it when getting gas?
  16. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    nice looking truck
    wish my 05 was that clean
  17. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    To put gas into the gas tank. The filler hose is obviously not attached to the bedside. ;)
  18. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Nice nice truck.. Love the bed.
  19. dzrick

    dzrick Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Really nice clean truck, but I can't believe you've driven that in the winter let alone plowed with it.
    I've got to believe the only snow that truck has seen is when you open your garage door.ussmileyflag

    This is my '98 that has only seen 3 winters and doesn't have a plow on it and it's nowhere near as clean as yours.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  20. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    nice truck :drinkup: