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    1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    I picked up a new rig yesterday. It's a 1977 GMC Jimmy. The "build" was done by the seller. I'm trying to figure out my plan for it. I may continue to modernize and build it, and I may flip it in a few months, as I can't keep it AND my Jeep. So whichever rig I like best in a few months stays. BUT, it was just too good of a deal, and too cool of a rig to pass up.

    Too many details to list. But it's a 5.3 LS/4L60E swap with a 3-link front suspension conversion. A few teaser shots:

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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    Pretty cool. The Waylon Jennings sticker looks good on it!
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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    Very cool! Looks to be in great shape, and looks like clean work from the pics. I have a HUGE soft spot for the Jimmy/Blazer.

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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    Sell the Jeep. Keep the GMC.


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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    What do you want to do in the back country or off road? That would be more friendly to camping and sleeping in the back. The Jeep probably better for harder trails.
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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    Quote Originally Posted by LO PHAT View Post
    Sell the Jeep. Keep the GMC.

    It happened...Now time to build the Jimmy.

    I've been doing some maintenance and replacing interior parts and panels, window rubbers, carpets, New Ram mounts, upgraded to LED headlights and auxillaries, rear sway bar, new grill.....

    Next up is a Letz Roll 14 Bolt, 8-lug conversion for front D44, Yukon Grizzly lockers front and rear, 4.88 gears, new shocks/mounts, and 35's on new 8-lug steelies with 3/4 ton caps to keep the look going.

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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    I've made quite a bit of progress in 6 months.....

    Thought it might be time to update.

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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    It looks great Begz, but I think you need to swap the Jimmy front clip out for Waggy stuff

    Seriously though, that thing looks roomy!
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    Re: 1977 GMC Jimmy Overland Project

    Quote Originally Posted by TreeKiller View Post
    I think you need to swap the Jimmy front clip out for Waggy stuff
    I won't go that far, but I may have something up my sleeve for the Crown King run this year.

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