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Unread 01-21-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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I have a 1992 Chevy Silverado, the engine is out and needs to at least be rebuilt and it needs a new transmission. For any other vehicle i would be just take it to the junkyard and id rather go buy one. But this truck i have sentamental (sp?) value for, b/c it was my dads truck. I am a senior in highschool and funds are very limited, but i really want to get this truck running so i can drive it. Anybody have any suggestions or advice for where/how to start, because i am very serious about this but i do not know what direction to take....

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Unread 01-21-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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Cheapest way is to go buy an entire car(or truck) from an individual that is junky but runs well enough. Strip out the engine and trans,junk the rest.
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Unread 01-21-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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Look for some forums on those trucks. Try 67-72chevytrucks.com, they deal mainly with 67-87 trucks but there is a forum for the newer trucks. You should start by doing some reading on the internet and maybe pick up a book on rebuilding engines. It's not difficult to do.
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Unread 01-22-2007, 07:48 AM   #4
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Cheapest route is to find a van, pickup, suburban etc with the same motor/trans and just take the whole thing.
A motor rebuild done yourself will run you close to $1,000 by the time you're done. Having someone else do it well will cost a bit more than that. Then the tranny will be another $300 to do yourself or $1,000 to have someone do it.
So figure $1300 for everything rebuilt doing the work yourself. Or a few hundred for a parts car. One is cheaper, the other is going to last longer.
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Unread 01-22-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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Ill try to post some pictures up on wednesday of the truck. It is in no good shape by any means, but that is ok. For if i can at least get it to run then all i have is time to work everything else out with it, but look back on wednesday probably for pictures.
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Unread 01-22-2007, 07:28 PM   #6
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If you have to, and it means that much to you, just park it till you get the cash/time, it won't be going anywhere.
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