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Offline Yankeyspeed

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86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« on: March 24, 2013, 08:42:30 PM »
This is my not in a hurry project. Its an 86 GMC. I plan on using this for pushing snow and pulling my boat. It will pick up speed once I sell off other toys. Right now the carb is funky and likes to foul out the plugs. Someone has messed with the emissions on it, so I think there is some vacuum leaks to add to the carbs woes. 


Offline Jason S

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 11:38:21 PM »
Welcome to the site. Looks like you have a project helper ready to go.  Be sure to take lots of photos.
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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 09:12:27 AM »
Thanks, He is excited to help out.

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 08:41:29 AM »
First thing I would replace are those auto-locking hubs.....I have never had good luck with those. Just my $.02. But it looks like a good start to a project.
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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 08:55:39 PM »
Good point, I should have a set this weekend. I did paint the roof, the sun baked the paint off which is pretty good in Mich. The hood is next.  Still working on selling off other toys so I have capital to use on this.

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 10:37:04 PM »
Picked up a used set of Spicer hub, for free. And got  tach cluster about free. Now the cluster needs work but I think I am still ahead.

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 08:55:57 PM »
Traded a dirt bike for a set of aluminum wheel and tires. I gotta get a set of lug nuts before I can install.


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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 09:10:32 PM »
My dad stopped over and we messed with removing the emission stuff. We think we found a reason why the truck was running so badly. Needless to say, it runs so much better now.


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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 08:24:36 AM »
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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 08:41:05 AM »
My dad stopped over and we messed with removing the emission stuff. We think we found a reason why the truck was running so badly. Needless to say, it runs so much better now.



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86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2013, 09:41:43 PM »
Cool truck! Care to post anymore pics like the interior or underside and bed?
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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »
Yeah Let me go dig some up. The floor of the bed is good. The seat is ok except on the drivers side. The underside of the truck looks beat because it was used as a plow truck for some time.

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 08:19:33 PM »
I got back from South Carolina with my "parts truck"  Its an 81 Chevy 2wd long bed. I will use most of it, not the cab, and craigslist the rest.  Pics to come.

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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 07:23:30 PM »
I pull the cap off the back, Even my son doesnt like them.  I will use it in the snow but for the summer its off. Here is a pic with the hood I just installed.


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Re: 86 GMC project Plow and Pull
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:03:50 AM »
I pulled the bed off and started painting the frame. Its looking better.