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March 20, 2019, 11:52:47 PM by zona98 | Views: 40 | Comments: 3

I have a 1977 Jimmy High Sierra 4x4 with original just about everything (paint, interior, engine, etc.). I replaced the original spare tire two weeks ago. The truck is in excellent condition for its age.  My top priority is keeping it as original as feasible.

Two weekends back was the first off road trip. Tame forest road, but the road was in rough shape. It was a bumpy, tough trip on the truck. I assume the suspension is original. No lift.

Any suggestions that might help improve the suspension yet keep it predominantly original?

The truck is likely to be 85% weekend/car show cruiser, 15% tame overlanding.

Iím new to the truck and suspension discussions.
March 20, 2019, 05:03:27 PM by Latech15 | Views: 45 | Comments: 3

Hello all -

First off, I have been an admirer of the square body for many years. A few buddies had them in high school and Iím finally at the stage where I can buy one as a toy. I found this one with some help and it is rust free. Paint is nice, not great, but nice. Iím not a mechanic at all, but I am good with my hands.

I took the truck to a shop that specializes in classics to address a clutch issue - manual trans. It shook violently when shifting from a stop. They pulled the engine to get at the clutch easier and to replace leaky seals and gaskets. Iím 5k in at the shop at this point and I will have a new : radiator, all hoses and belts, a/c, water and oil pumps, all seals, clutch, motor mounts, timing chain, front drive shaft. Thatís all I can think of at this point. I went to leave the shop with it today and it wonít even shift into 2nd gear, or any gear without stopping. They say that the pedals are from some other model and the clutch isnít fully engaging, (or disengaging as it were) before the pedal hits the floor. They are doing some modification to make it adjustable so that it will work within the travel of the pedal.

Iím terribly disappointed that they did all that work and didnít even bother to drive it down the road.

I plan to add a radio, has none now, 2.5Ē lift, exhaust, and replace the seat.

The exhaust is a factory manifold into duals that were chopped off behind the mufflers and are hanging by coat hanger wire.

Any suggestions on a nice bench seat would be gladly accepted and if anybody has dealt with a clutch issue like this, Iíd love to hear it.
March 19, 2019, 07:22:12 PM by wilrob | Views: 73 | Comments: 4

I know this topic has been discussed before, but as more people fix these trucks I am curious if one company makes replacement body parts that are standing out for better quality? I know nothing is gonna beat OE but I'd rather have a fresh start.
March 19, 2019, 05:25:54 PM by Dave W | Views: 42 | Comments: 1

78 2wd C10 long bed stock height
Going for a beefy mild off road look
15x8 rally
255/70/15. Or 30/9.5/15 don't want ant rubbing

Your opinions appreciated, Thanks

March 19, 2019, 10:21:15 AM by Robin | Views: 63 | Comments: 3

I just picked up this 79 K10 this weekend, the odometer reads 79,000 and from the looks of the truck I believe it's correct. The truck sat for quite a while and the frame is pretty badly rust out back but the body has very little rust or rot. I'll pull the bed and wire brush the frame. Needs rockers, tailgate is pretty bad, needs new springs (2" lift) and tires, keeping the same look.
This will be my daily driver, selling my 13 Tacoma to keep the wife happy. I restored 72 k20 for a sunny days.


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