Big Orange - Big Bad 1974 GMC Jimmy. Garage Kept The truck originally came from Alabama. I've had the truck for 10years and completely disassembled it and rebuilt it from the ground up.
The truck is plated in Indiana and street legal. Since the rebuild only 100 or so miles put on it.
Frame and Body sandblasted and painted
Engine - GM 350 crate engine 350hp 380torque, aluminum heads with a Holley 670cfm truck avenger carbertor. I will include the original edelbrook carb that came with the crate engine.
Transmission - Rebuilt TH350 w/ B&M Truck Floor Rachet shifter
Transfer Case - Rebuilt NP205 the strongest of all production cases
Front axle 1 ton- Rebuilt Dana 60 with limit slip 4.88 gears from boyce equipment
Rear Axle 1 ton- Corp 14 bolt with Detroit locker and 4.88 gears from boyce equipment
Tires - 44"x19.5x16.5 Interco Super Swappers 99.5% tread there still some of the spikes on the treads.
10" of suspension lift and 1" body lift with poly body mounts
Busch Wacker Cut out feeder flares to give the extra room for the tires.
Custom made rear bumper made out of 3/16" steel. (Heavy Duty)
Custom Front Bumper made of 2" tubing and 3/16 steel so a winch can be mounted. Very Strong
Custom made rocker guards and steps 2" .120 tubing
Custom rollcage 2" .120 tubing
2 - Suspension seats and 5 point racing harness attached to roll cage
Hydraulic steering assist (Redneck Ram) - to assist with turning the massive tires. Turn tires with 1 fingure
Crossover Steering from OffRoad Designs
Multimeter gauges - Trans temp, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Speed, Tach, Volt mounted in aluminum dash.
New stainless steel brake lines
New 31 gallon gas tank and straps
Fiberglass 4" Cowl induct hood
Heavy Duty aluminum radiator with a police interceptor electric fan with interior switch to turn off when in deepwater
Painless Wiring harness
Soft Top - It folds down and stores behind the seat and rollcage nicely. Comes down in 5 minutes and goes up in 10-15 min. Tinted windows.
New windshield and weather stripping
Almost everthing on this truck is new
The trucks is about 98% complete.
Things that needed to be completed.
Front Drive Shaft
Radio / speakers
Rear seat belts - I was going to put some 4 point harness in that why I ran the rollcage cross bar behind the rear seat.
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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:30:00 EST
Through the first six months of 2014, General Motors has recalled 29 million cars and trucks in 54 different actions. If your author's notoriously sketchy math is correct, that'd work out to one recall every 3.5 days (as of this writing). GM is actively fighting to make sure there isn't a 55th recall, though.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:58:00 EST
Safety critics, including perennial nemesis Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety, are calling on GM to recall a further six million pickup trucks and SUVs in northerly climes due to corroding brake lines caused by the use of road salt. There is a catch, here, though - the vehicles in question are over 10 years old, and include the 1999 to 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and GMC Sierra, as well as the 2000 to 2003 Tahoe and Yukon (shown above).
GM issued the following statement on the matter, obtained by CNN Money:
The invitation to come out and sample product at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, MI is rarely dull, and after spending this morning driving preproduction versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon all we can say is... under strict embargo. Sorry, America, we were as excited as many of you are to learn more about GM's new midsize truck range and take note of how they go down the road, but it's going to be September before we're allowed to share that with all of you. Here's to sweet suspense.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:33:00 EST
While we might not be able to talk about refinement or handling yet, we did find some of the product positioning and marketing statements from GMC and Chevy officials on hand at the program to be pretty interesting.
Of course, we all know that the literal competitive set for Canyon and Colorado is comprised of two comparatively ancient Japanese midsize trucks: the Toyota Tacoma (which currently owns this segment) and the Nissan Frontier. The Frontier's bones are as old as the 2005 model year, with 2009 marking the last time the truck was updated. The Taco was also launched in 2005, though it did see a freshening for 2012. The point remains that, in every facet from powertrain to dash plastics, the GM midsize truck twins are going to look positively space age by comparison when they hit the market for MY 2015.
People are a weird sort. Even after registering over 70 recalls through the first three-quarters of 2014, General Motors saw its best Q3 results since Jimmy Carter was in the White House, registering over 2.4 million global sales between June and September on the back of strong results in the US and China.
US sales were marshaled by good results for GM's pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, which bumped the manufacturer's truck market share to 35.6 percent, up nearly three points from Q1 2014. Buick has seen healthy growth as well, with the Encore dominating its segment for the sixth month running.
It was China, though, that really bolstered GM's sales, as the company's efforts to top last year's record-setting 3.16 million units continued apace. Small SUV sales saw massive growth, with Encore, Chevrolet Trax and Captiva figures jumping 90 percent in Q3. Brand-wise, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick all saw sales gains in the PRC, with each recording double-digit year-over-year jumps. Cadillac sales alone were up 63 percent compared to the first nine months of 2013.