Post by warrpath4x4 on Feb 13, 2020 12:24:58 GMT -8
Just picked this up over the weekend, 1977 GMC Jimmy High Sierra with the gold/yellow trim, blue plaid interior, a/c, cruise, dealership installed roll bar, with detachable off-road lights. it has 126,000 original miles, was picked up at an estate auction from the guy i bought it from, he pulled the tank and had it blasted, replaced the fuel lines and pump, changed the diff fluids, changed the tires/wheels (it was already lifted). Right now the plans are to finish cleaning it and more maintenance. It has a 400/400/203 with Dana 44 front 12 bolt rear with 3.73's.
I already ordered a part time kit for the NP203 and locking hubs for the front, the starter is acting up so i am doing the Ferd starter solenoid upgrade, i am thinking about getting a spartan locker and throwing it in the rear for now.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Feb 27, 2020 9:19:04 GMT -8
The battery that came in this thing was SMALL, I am putting a group 31 battery in but it wont fit the original tray, plus the original tray while not rusted clean through... wasnt in the best shape. I am using 1/8" angle iron and some sheet metal to build a new tray.
I made my supporting bracket 90 degrees, then realized the core support is not straight up and down so I had to modify it.
final test fit before "paint", im actually using a rubber undercoating.
only issue is that the original overflow bottle wont fit now so I will get a smaller aftermarket one.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Mar 2, 2020 10:09:36 GMT -8
What a weekend!
I was sick Friday, Saturday the mega cab eats the wiring for the fan clutch and i round off the fan clutch trying to remove it (even with the fan clutch tools). After looking at it we think the fan ate the wiring before we even owned it. Then the water pump in the TJ goes out. I did however build some battery cables for the Jimmy.
Sunday I replaced the TJ water pump, worked with our livestock and cleaned stalls but i was able to go mount the battery tray and atleast hook up 3 of my new cables.
2 grounds and one power to the ford starter solenoid.