I finally got rid of the Jimmy and found a nice replacement. On the way back from Madison (To Milwaukee, WI) it got me 25.33 MPG! I'm not sure how much of an Expo rig this will really be, besides a hauler and tow rig, seeing as it's 2WD, but I thought I might share it.
What I know about it;
- According to the owner it only has 85K on it. I'm not sure how much I believe that, but it's lack of rust rings some truth to that.
- It's got a Jasper tranny and a shift kit that's a few years old.
- It's glow-plugs are now manual (Which takes some getting used to)
- Has an electronic pump
And now, of course, everyone loves pictures.
I'm thinking about replacing the grill with a later 80's-91 Suburban grille. A bit of nostalgia.
Someone was proud of their 6.2
Not much for the blue. There's someone trying to offload a brown Blazer with a 305 on Craigslist, might look for the brown interior there...
The new seat would be great. I was wanting to just swap it out for a brown bench, but I might take the 2 buckets from that Blazer...
Rust free, but dirty behind the seat.
The roof of the cab is rust free and free of anything else but nice white paint.
Flatbed. Steel frame with wood on top. Not quite sure what to do with it yet...
Just a few hints from it's past.
Someone liked it right away. (She also got real mad when we went inside the house.)
Not nearly as bad as I was expecting for rust on a WI truck. I'm wondering what you all think can be done with it, seeing as most of you have multiple times more experience with trucks and have probably seen much more than I have. Nothing too extreme, as it will be my DD. And how useful do you think a 2WD truck can be?