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    89 C1500

    I haven't posted here in a while but thought I'd share my truck with everyone. It's a 1989 C1500 that my dad bought new in 1988. It has a 350 and a 5-speed (my favorite part).



    Cab corners just recently started rusting.








    No tach


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    Re: 89 C1500

    nice truck man. rally no tach???!!!?? its a stick too.

    amazing gm kept that body style for what, 15 years?
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    Sharp truck and nice drivetrain. Sucks it has the usual rust on the corner of the cab but it's in a lot nicer shape than most all other older trucks...be proud
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    Re: 89 C1500

    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    nice truck man. rally no tach???!!!?? its a stick too.

    amazing gm kept that body style for what, 15 years?
    1988-1998. 10 years.

    And that is a beauty of a truck! I like the GM Fleet pic.
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    Re: 89 C1500

    Quote Originally Posted by mmm...bowtie View Post

    Cab corners just recently started rusting.
    LMC Truck You could rebuild all the truck less the motor and trans out of the catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAB454 View Post
    LMC Truck You could rebuild all the truck less the motor and trans out of the catalog.
    I'd love to some day. I'm getting ready to graduate college, so hopefully I'll be able to restore it eventually. Maybe I'll go ahead and put an LS9 in there when I do .

    Also, 88-89 were the only two years with that instrument panel. In 90 the got rid of the sealed beam headlamps and put in a regular needle dash with a tach.

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    Re: 89 C1500

    Never was a big fan of the "flow gauges" but, they are in a dash set up that's good for an in dash DVD. IMO that is a nice setup w/the manual trans short bed and box(a lot of fun/potential.)

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    Re: 89 C1500

    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    Amazing gm kept that body style for what, 15 years?
    1988 to 1998 is actually 11 years, and since it came out in the spring of 1987 really it was out 11 1/2 years.


    Now this one, was out for 15 years (1973-1987), and that I can not believe ........ I had a 1975 GMC Sierra, 350 4bbl with 3 on the tree


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    Re: 89 C1500

    I've always loved the '88-'89 gauges. My grandfather's '89 C1500 Ext. Cab Short Bed Silverado was an awesome truck in every respect, but I still remember the gauges as a standout feature. If you read the '88 C/K Pickup brochure, what with the Extended Cab and IFS, you'd think the GMT-400s were the second coming of Christ. IMO, they are the best trucks ever made.

    Here are some cab corners for $30 each.

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    1988 to 1998 is actually 11 years, and since it came out in the spring of 1987 really it was out 11 1/2 years.
    They actually built them in North America from MY1988 to MY2000. They built 1500 Ext. Cab Silverados/SLE/SLTs as "Classic" models for 1999 that were basically 1998 models with stick-on tailgate lettering instead of the plastic emblem on Chevrolets and little "Classic" stick-on badges on GMCs. They then continued to build the 2500 and 3500 models for 2000 as the GMT-800 HDs weren't ready until MY2001. They built the GMT-400 in Brazil up until a couple of years ago.
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    I'm not a real big truck fan, but that is coolio. 5-spd V8? That's sir, is a truck
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    Re: 89 C1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzy View Post
    1988-1998. 10 years.

    And that is a beauty of a truck! I like the GM Fleet pic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    1988 to 1998 is actually 11 years, and since it came out in the spring of 1987 really it was out 11 1/2 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewGS View Post

    They actually built them in North America from MY1988 to MY2000. They built 1500 Ext. Cab Silverados/SLE/SLTs as "Classic" models for 1999 that were basically 1998 models with stick-on tailgate lettering instead of the plastic emblem on Chevrolets and little "Classic" stick-on badges on GMCs. They then continued to build the 2500 and 3500 models for 2000 as the GMT-800 HDs weren't ready until MY2001. They built the GMT-400 in Brazil up until a couple of years ago.

    13 years. rounds to 15. close enough
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