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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab

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1990 Chevy Silverado hotrod
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By Mayberry
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I bought a 1990 half ton SB (99,000 original miles) with a rebuilt factory 350 (mild cam) and 3.73 gearing. I installed a power chip with 160 thermostat and also installed a K & N filter charger along with flowmaster exhaust plus a Corvette fluid servo in the tranny for lightning fast shifts and WOW! I've got a little hot rod on my hands! I must have hit the right combo cause this truck really screams now. Traction is a problem sometimes even with 29 X 12.50 street Hoosiers. Its always nice to pull up next to a new Mustang GT at the lights or one of those Hemi Dodges and proceed to let them examine my tailgate at a rapid rate. I have sunk 10 times more money in a truck before without this result


Favorite Features

Engine, reliability, looks, stance (lowered 2 inches). All the compliments about the truck's good looks. All factory options. Truck is at home in a show, on the street cruising, or hauling flowers and shrubs for my wife. #1 favorite feature is it's a Chevrolet.


Suggested Improvements

Headliner, I wouldn't use 10 bolt rears, only 12 bolts. Other than that, it is a super beautiful truck.


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OK.. for truck being 16 yrs old!
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By gojo
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab C1500 Scottsdale 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I bought my copper brown Chevy Scottsdale about a year and a half ago. I think that GM put faulty trannys in 1989-92's because everyone I know with those years, including myself, have had to replace the transmisions. I have put a ton of money into this truck. It probably ran good when it was newer, but it was a bad investment for me, too much cost in new parts, and with gas prices, the V-8 isnt helping.


Favorite Features

The copper "penny" color of the truck. I've only seen it on a few trucks in the past. So it's easy to spot in a full parking lot.


Suggested Improvements

Make more reliable parts. Also, I wish they kept the old bench style seats an option in the newer trucks. They're so much better than buckets.


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Good solid Truck
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By w0rms
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I bought this truck about a year ago with 67xxx miles on it, a little one owner always kept inside only driven short trips. Given that I was worred when I started putting more miles driving to work every day parts would fail...20000 miles later have only had to replace the driver side power window motor and the battery. The engine uses a quart of oil every 3000 miles but no leaks on floor. I get 16mpg average driving with the 350cid motor. I have had a number of GM and Ford trucks but I think this is the best of the lot.


Favorite Features

Solid feel of doors and body. A/C still powerful, radio not bad but did install C/D changer.


Suggested Improvements

Wish it were extended cab.


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Like a rock!!
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By bowhuntnj
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab K1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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When chevy says they build a truck like a rock they mean it! I've had this truck for 14 years and it has NEVER broke down....ever! Plenty of power provided by the 350 and great traction w/ the 3:73 gears in the back. Great all around truck.


Favorite Features

Reliability......this truck has never given me a prob. I have never babied this truck, just kept up w/ the maintenence and it always been there for me.


Suggested Improvements

Have both the low beams and high beams on at the same time for better visibilty. Prob as solved w/ aftermarket K/C daylighters.


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My Beast Has More Go
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By MY BEAST
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab C1500 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I just got my 1993 1500 in June. these trucks look their best either jacked up or slammed. i went for the slammed look. i got the truck 5 inches off the ground, aluminum rims, roll pan front bumper cover kit, 5-speed trans., which i just hooked up a 350ci to. over the summer i had the 4.3L V6, which did not have enough cahonies. i got the 350ci out of an 1989 2500. this engine was scary in the 2500, i can't wait to see how it performs in my truck. Just wanted to brage and say that these trucks are excellent street machines that can do the heavy work. Chevy trucks RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Favorite Features

the look, the simplicity, the power, and especially the POWER!!!


Suggested Improvements

Need even more power. Want more power. Can use more power. Can't get enough power. Also stronger transmissions.


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