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    1. #1
      Join Date
      Jul 2017
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      Island Lake, IL
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      '00 Chevy K2500HD Crew-Cab Short-Bed

      Thought I would share my new project I picked up a few months ago. '99-'00 were the only two years you could buy a crew-cab short-bed with the '88-'98 body style. While this is not too much of "pro-touring", these are not very common so I thought I would make a thread on it.


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      More to come...



    2. #2
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      Yuma, AZ
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      Looking forward to what you do with this. I have a 1999 OBS C2500 Crewcab Shortbed. Static dropped 6"Front 7"Rear.
      Post some picture would love to see what you are working with.

    3. #3
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      Hey Chirus,
      Thanks for the interest. While this is the "pro-touring" forum, I mainly have basic upgrades in mind for this truck.

      On to the first update...

      Although I haven't done any updates on the thread this past month, I have been chipping away at it slowly. A few weeks ago, I replaced the rear brake hard lines, axle hose and painted the rear drums. Got lucky in this department because I found the previous owner install new rear brakes but he never finished the job.

      Big mess on the front brakes/suspension. I ordered front Powerstop brakes from Rock Auto in May. When I started taking apart the front brakes to redo everything, I found the previous owner tried to install the newer '99-'06 brakes but didn't do the job correct. Since it took me 'til July/August to figure it out, I was beyond the return date for my Rock Auto purchase and they don't have any customer service contact I know of. I would've like to have the newer style brakes but I ended up needing to find a parts truck in my area with original style spindles for my truck.

      Before...
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      This is kind of funny but my grandma saw all the new parts when she came to my house yesterday and urged me to paint the frame/wheel well. She's not much of a car person, but she did notice all the shiny new stuff. Today, I did just that. Took everything apart, broke out the grinder, cleaned the frame, laid down some primer, painted and reassembled. Thanks for the push on this one Grandma! haha
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      Had to call it quits early but I feel this was a good stopping point. Got the new hubs, rotors, wheel studs, lower ball joint, shock and upper control arm loosely fitted. Even though this is stock replacement, the Bilstein shocks and Powerstop brake kit really do make it look nice.
      Untitled by Jonathon Randolph, on Flickr
      Untitled by Jonathon Randolph, on Flickr

    4. #4
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      Got the passenger side almost all buttoned up. Still need to attach the steering arm and plumb the brake hard line. The next step will be doing the same with suspension rebuild on the driver side. After I finish the other side, I will work on the steering to connect everything back together.

      For now, I'm happy to have the truck sit on the ground normally. I can definitely tell the tire sits better due to the ball joint fitting correct with an original spindle. Time to give the neighbors a break from looking at a jack stand.

      Untitled by Jonathon Randolph, on Flickr