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Old 01-17-2011, 12:28 AM
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No, its the constant velocity piece. Its a rubber piece with three bolts that connect it to the transmission as well as the driveshaft. Specs are a '88 ext cab 2.9 5spd.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:40 AM
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Hmm. None of mine ever had that. Maybe it's something to do with the extended cabs only. Interesting..


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Old 01-17-2011, 06:38 PM
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The fenders and grille parts aren't the same between those years. Everything else (body parts) is real similar or the same.

The piece on the tailgate is stainless and very expensive to buy new.

I've never seen ANY constant velocity piece on a rear driveshaft in 89. Same goes for the front driveshaft.

If you're concerned about a cracked head then look under the oil cap. If there's snot there, then you have a problem.


Why are you concerned about the radiator? What's happening with it?


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It was low when we bought the truck. I tried to drain it and the radiator drain tube was clogged with bits of rust and scale. Filled it with mix and it's staying up but need to take it apart and get it properly cleaned or replaced. My son wants to put another 100 thou on the truck. Need to fix a few items first.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:16 PM
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here's what an 87 looks like.Wasn't 89's boxier looking tho n cheap grills but it can look similar if you stay original with it most everything will cross except most body stuff i think.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:00 PM
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It should be very capable of another 100k, my dad is pushing 300k on stock motor and tranny and I wouldn't be scared to go anywhere in it.

^^That's the BULLSNAKE man you can't hate on that!!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:56 PM
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It was low when we bought the truck. I tried to drain it and the radiator drain tube was clogged with bits of rust and scale. Filled it with mix and it's staying up but need to take it apart and get it properly cleaned or replaced. My son wants to put another 100 thou on the truck. Need to fix a few items first.

If it's not leaking then I'd save my money. I always opened the petc*ck and put the garden hose inside the top and let it run for say 30 minutes. It helps to work the pet**** back and forth while the water is running. Always worked for me on my vehicles, as far as flushing the radiator only.



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