A High School Amateur's Storm Chase Vehicle

Feb 19, 2018
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You know what, the yellow truck might not be the best vehicle for the situation. I have listended to your sugguestions, and I think I could build something less deadly.

After replacing the TPS sensor on the 'burban, the trans is shifting as smooth as it ever did, so I am going to sell it.

"Why would you sell it?" you may ask.

Well, I just bought another truck that is absolutely perfect for the job.

My neighbors '88 C1500 Silverado, he's had it for 20 years, and finally decided to get rid of it.
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It has about 100,000 less miles on it than the 'burb.

I got it for scrap price and it even has newer tires on it.

It has a few issues like the rust (I'll fix that right up).
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It also needs a bit of a tune up.

The biggest issue by far, though, is the transmission (3rd/4th are cooked).
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I might pull the trans apart and replace the clutches for about $50, but it would be easier to drop $250 for another used TH700R4.
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The guy used it as his farm truck and drove it 5 years like that.

Hell the A/C still even works.
 
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Feb 19, 2018
42
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Dunlap Illinois
I would probably screw it up.

Automatic Transmissions are amazingly complicated.
They are one of those things that people pretend they understand through science, but is really magic.

Also replaceing 3rd/4th doesn't require a full disassembly, you just have to pull the front pump off in order to get to it.