TerryD's Tow Pig: Helga

TerryD Aug 24, 2019

  1. TerryD

    TerryD Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Growing up in a GM family during the 90s, my favorite body style pickup has always been the 88-98 GMT-400. While I was building my K5 Blazer, I needed to replace the XJ I was daily driving and needed something to tow the K5.

    I found this 2000 K2500 Crew Cab Short Bed GMC outside Raleigh, NC. It was a bosses truck for a contractor and other than 280k miles, was in pretty good shape. It was originally a South Carolina Carolina so it had never seen snow or road salt.

    Here she is the day I brought her home.

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    Having always wanted a step side truck, I picked up a nice step side bed of Craigslist for $200 and had it painted to match to replace the mangled factory bed. I then went and found a camper shell for it because we were using it to do family trips and wanted it to help keep out luggage and gear dry on trips.

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    I'm ashamed to say I've neglected the old girl in recent years. Between the wife's school and having the Xterra to drive daily, the A/C and front dome lights have quit working and it's in bad need of tires.

    I've got an appointment to get the A/C going next week. Then hopefully I'll start working on the old girl again.
     
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  2. TerryD

    TerryD Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Covington, Va
    Once the A/C is going, I think I'm going wheel shopping. My plan is to be able to buy new tires for the truck and swap the slightly used ones from the truck to the Xterra to wear them out wheeling.

    I'm wanting to go to 17s so I'm looking for some painted Hummer H2 wheels for the truck. Once I'm ready to swap, I think I'll get a set of the Pathfinder steel spare 17s for the X.

    285/70/17s will fit both the truck and the Xterra and I think the H2 wheels will look great on the truck as well.

    I'm going to be watching for a set to come up for sale but I need to replace the tires soon. The ones on it are just a set of used 265s I picked up to get it to pass inspection last year when the 285s I had on it failed due to dry rot.
     
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