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Well instead of getting a new truck I'm going to have my old '99 Silverado Z71 restored. Frame repair is done, new steel fuel lines, new battery and new fluids and filters from front to back. New Rancho shocks and new tires later this fall. Next week the A/C will be fixed and the week after that the body work will be done. just can't bring myself to part with it! 317, 000K for the mileage. 🙂

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The BMW is actually quite practical for my needs. I had a bed liner made for the back. I can put the back seat down and take a lot of stuff. Most of my fishing is done on day trips from either my house or my daughters place in Bozeman. My day trips don't involve driving over rugged terrain. The car is a lot more fun to drive than our Honda Ridgeline.
 

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Nice! Do you have any goals for it for mileage? Like maybe you want to try to get 500K out of it?
No not really, I do know of a few that are the same year and drive train that are pushing 600K. I do want a few more years out of it. Since my truck was new the only oil I used in it was Mobile 1. The drive train in my '99 is solid.

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I sold my Y2K Jeep Grand Cherokee last year with 250,000 on the odometer (sold to a friend who drives it daily now), I'm hoping with care I can get the same out of its replacement ('19 4Runner).
 

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If it’s just down to our local pond, my kid and I ride our bicycles. Anywhere else, It’s my RAV4.
 

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Well instead of getting a new truck I'm going to have my old '99 Silverado Z71 restored. Frame repair is done, new steel fuel lines, new battery and new fluids and filters from front to back. New Rancho shocks and new tires later this fall. Next week the A/C will be fixed and the week after that the body work will be done. just can't bring myself to part with it! 317, 000K for the mileage. 🙂

Denny
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I have all the metal work done by a couple friends of mine that restore Chevy trucks, this is the 6th one they have done. The rocker panels were gone as well as the cab corners and above the rear wheels. They did some excellent welding work!

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I asked my young friend to replace the worthless original fog lamps with LED's with amber lenses. These will help out in fog and heavy snow.

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Next step it to replace the ABS system, my trusted mechanic John found a used one that he will be installing next week. Then it goes back to my young friend Jordan and his father Allen for final clear coating over the new paint. They also sealed up the wheelbase with chip guard which should help in the Michigan winters and the salt on the roads. In this 90+ degree heat is sure is nice to have A/C again!

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Try as I might, I can't seem to keep my finger out on the pictures, sorry about that! I do want to keep it on the road indefinitely. I really like this old truck, as of June 24th I've owned it for 21 years.

Denny
 

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Dang, my ten year old Tundra is a baby compared to your Chevy.

I wanted to keep my 1999 Suburban indefinitely as well, but when I was on my third transmission after 11 years (virtually no towing) I decided it was time to move on.
 

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Dang, my ten year old Tundra is a baby compared to your Chevy.

I wanted to keep my 1999 Suburban indefinitely as well, but when I was on my third transmission after 11 years (virtually no towing) I decided it was time to move on.
Sorry to hear that about your Suburban myt1 ! The drive line in my truck is all original with exception of the auto transfer case ( as of a couple years ago a rebuild 2008) and the some U joints. Yes I have used it to it's capacity as a pick up truck and have had some fun with it. It has gotten me out of some questionable situations. Hope to keep it rollin'. Good luck with your Tundra!

Denny
 
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