The GMC Truck Page

Update - The GMC was totalled on July 15, 1999 when a cement truck disregarded a traffic signal and hit me head-on. Crash picture. I replaced it with a 1999 Ford Superduty.

Here are some pictures of my 1992 GMC K1500. It was purchased new in June 1992. It is my first (and probably only) new truck. It has a 350 V-8, 4 speed automatic transmission, 3.73 gears, and almost all options. It's been super reliable...after 6+ years and almost 80,000 miles the only thing I've had to replace is an alternator. No surprise given all the electronic gear I have put on it.


I haven't made a lot of exterior modifications. About 10 years ago I put a 3" body lift and a 3" suspension lift on a former girlfriend's S-10. It was such a pain that I don't think I'll lift another independent front-suspension truck.

On the front is a Deflecta-Shield bug guard and a set of PIAA driving/fog lights. I put on a diamond plate toolbox that mounts on on the bedrails. This allows for bed storage under the toolbox. I added a 30-gallon auxiliary gas tank from Aero Tanks that mounts where the spare tire used to be (it now lives under the toolbox in the bed). I also added a set of Warn driving lights for backup lights.

Under the hood I've added a Jacobs Electronics ignition system, Edelbrock tubular exhaust headers and catback system, a Z-Industries computer chip, and a homemade cold air induction system. The sound and performance are greatly enhanced.

Most of the additions I've made have been to the interior. The first thing I did was replace the factory stereo system with components from Crutchfield. The Sony receiver/cassette player mounts where the factory equalizer was. The free Crutchfield installation kit included a perfect replacement section of the dash to mount the reciever. The reciever also controls a Sony 10 CD changer mounted under the back seat. There is a Sony passive equalizer hidden in the dash, and a Sherwood 4 X 60 watt amplifier under the backseat. All the factory speakers were replaced with Pioneer speakers. An amplified bass Bazooka sits under the back seat where the tire jack used to be. The removal of the factory stereo left an open space above the A/C controls. The Crutchfield installation kit also included a storage pocket for this space.

The new accessory pocket above the A/C controls made a perfect mounting location for my Garmin GPSIII global positioning system.

The equipment in front of the console is what I use for the fire department. The grey thing nearest the console is a RELM RMV60B two-way radio. The next box controls the emergency lights. The last box is a siren. In Indiana volunteer firefighters aren't allowed to use sirens but we can use the PA, the airhorn, and the radio rebroadcast. The light-control box, the rack, and the siren were all purchased from Gall's. My cellular phone is attached to the side of the rack.

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