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Came home with an \'86 Chevy
Well, I brought home a 1986 Chevy 4x4 longbed today. It's got a 305 in it (for now) and is in pretty good shape. I'm already thinking of what to do with it next....
In the plans -
350 engine (with goodies)
4" lift (and 33's)
ring and pinion
The truck already has 33" tires on it and looks great. It sure is slow though, so I'm thinking that R&P may be one of the first things that I do... I have no idea what gears are in it right now, but i'm thinking it's probably 3.08 because I think those are fairly common. What gears would you suggest for this truck for good all around driveability? It will probably see the highway more than the trail (any trails it does see will probably only be mild to medium). What kind of costs am I looking at?
The steering column is definitely loose. Tried to pull the wheel off this weekend, but couldn't get it. Will work on it some more this week. Hopefully it is as easy as mentioned in the other post, and all I'll have to do is tighten up some bolts.
The truck had an old school fiberglass bedliner that was apparently somehow glued to the bed. We pulled it off in chunks this weekend and it sure is ugly underneath. Lots of surface rust, but no through rust. I'm going to work on cleaning it up and then have a spray in liner put in.
Let me know what you guys think about the gears...