Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NW South Dakota
Re: Project Greenbrier
Well, time to get this project back on track...
Little background on why I've been absent from this build for a year.
On Nov 1st we were broken into and robbed. Guy took about $15,000 dollars worth of stuff.
Wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.
2 weeks later I had a heart attack.
Three small setbacks that took a lot of time, funds, manpower to overcome.
Wife and I are doing fine now...time to get on with "Project Greenbrier"
Ok...had a dickens of a time finding a suitable "6.0" for my build. So I finally started to look for 5.3's about 6 or 7 months ago. Nothing in my price range. (I wanted to stay under $1000 dollars for a complete running vehicle, I know that sounds low, but, I'm a "cheap ass") That way I can usually sell enough off of it to get my engine, harness, ecm, and all the misc. stuff you need off the donor rig for free and sometimes even make a little on the side.
Well, fast forward to 3 weeks ago. Found a wrecked 2001 GMC Sierra 5.3 4l60 combo. It had been sitting about 30 miles from home for three years. Thru the guy a SUPER low ball offer of $750...he bit.
Here's the good part. put a bat in it, drove it on the trailer.
Well, last week I find a "high mile" 2002 Suburban. Guy says runs and drives. Missing 1 door, grill, dash, fan and shroud...Tried the often offensive SUPER low ball offer again...he bit...$850 took this one home. That's right...drove it on the trailer.
I apologize for the long post, I wont do it again. It just feels really good to be on this project again after a long year.
Oh yeah, pics of my new donor "jewels" tomorrow.