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1983 GMC JimmyReview
yetilikesbeer writes:
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My Mr. Plow — The Blazer/Jimmy & Suburban's were horrible at rusting out. This beast is no exception. But for the snow plow application the short wheel base of the Jimmy/Blazer cannot be beat in a full size rig. Also this is one of the rare 3/4 ton units so it will take a beating. I've increased to 35" tires for clearance. I will most likely run weight in the back with tire chains (the 3/4 ton driveline should have no problem). The 350 has a propane conversion. I was a little concerned when I bought it becasue refueling and re-certing the tanks is a pain. Since this thing is only used on private land, I have removed the origianl rusty tanks and installed new certified portable ones (just remove, fill and re-install). Most of the other converted vehicles that I have driven were alot less powerful than their gasoline counterpart. Not this one. Even though the last owner broke the VPV off it still has tons of power (I'm thinking the motor is not stock!!). I'm still working on the unit, once it is complete it will be quite the unit.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Propane, 3/4 ton driveline, Snow blade, 4x4, Bush bumpers, 35" tires.

Cons: Propane (re-certs and cold weather), Rust, More Rust

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1983 GMC JimmyReview
Nicholas writes:
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Id Never Get Rid Of It — greatest truck ive ever owned pulled anything you put behind it. 4 wheel drive worked great and never failed it was loud and everyone knew it was coming great fixer-uper if you find one cheap in this area gonna need a lot of work

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: the deisell engine and powerful transmission

Cons: fuel costs

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2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews

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1998 GMC Jimmy Reviews

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1997 GMC Jimmy Reviews

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