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.
GMC Jimmy for Sale
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General Motors has been enduring some serious problems with recalls recently, and it is hoping to avoid launching another major safety campaign. 200,921 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are under the microscope due to a rare problem with their instruments, an issue GM calls calls "inconsequential to motor vehicle safety." The Detroit-based automaker believes that the glitch is so minor that it has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the government safety watchdog for permission to pass on recalling the vehicles.
The fault at issue can occasionally cause the instrument cluster to reset when drivers use the steering wheel controls to browse songs from an external media device connected to the truck's USB ports. If a song's title information exceeds 2,000 bytes, according to The Detroit News, then the instrument panel can reset, which in turn causes the gauges, shift position indicator and cruise control telltale to turn off briefly. When rebooting, other instrument panel lights may briefly illuminate without their functions actually being activated. GM claims that if this does happen, the instrument display lights go out for about 1.5 seconds and the bulb check lasts a further five seconds. However, this snafu has no actual affect on the truck's operation. The glitch is present in trucks built between January 29, 2013, and October 28, 2013.
For nine years, Diesel Power magazine has run the Diesel Power Challenge, this year's grindfest being "a week-long torture test that features seven events, nine trucks, 8,000 horsepower, and nearly 15,000 pound-feet of torque." The road to being crowned "the most powerful truck" starts with a dyno run, and then continues through the completion of a CDL-style obstacle course, an eighth-of-a-mile drag race while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, a quarter-mile drag race without a trailer, a fuel economy test in the mountains and finally a sled-pulling test through a 300-foot-long packed-mud pit.
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What kind of trucks get into such a fight? Last year's winner, for instance - who upgraded his truck this year to prove he didn't "luck into the win" - drives a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 upgraded with a custom intake, Elite Diesel triple turbos and a two-stage nitrous system. Another competitor has a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six, upgraded with Garrett turbos, dual-stage nitrous, a seven-inch exhaust stack and twin fans built into the bed to cool the Sun Coast Omega transmission. The numbers on that truck: 1,255 horsepower, and 2,063 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Naturally, as the image above might suggest, things don't always end well.
You'll find all five videos covering this years challenge below. A scene in the dyno video sums it all up perfectly: a competitor leaves his nitrous on too long and the crew is treated to some ominous poppings, he leans out the window, throws both hands up and shouts, "Amer'ca!"
We met the redesigned 2015 versions of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Improved gas mileage numbers have been announced to go along with the improved exteriors and interiors, with city mileage improving by seven percent and highway mileage going up by nearly ten percent; you'll now get 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway.
The only applies to models with the 5.3-liter engine, though, not the premium Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali SUVs with the 6.2-liter motor. Still, the 5.3 gets you more power than previously, with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque underfoot, on top of the improved fuel economy numbers. The 6.2-liter sticks with official mpg ratings of 15 highway, 21 city. There's a brief press release below with words straight from the horse's mouth.