North Platte, NE

About my car

I purchased my pickup November of 2010 shortly after my mother passed. I got her with 169,xxx miles on her and a few minor issues that I was able to resolve on my own. She had 245/75R16 tires on her and I upgraded to 265/75R16 BFG KO All Terrain’s. Two years ago I upgraded the tires to 285/75R16 Dick Cepek Extreme Country tires.

I have used my pickup mainly as an everyday driver but not afraid to put her trough the mud and muck of pastures, trails, rivers, snow, etc. When I first got my pickup, she had a hole in the bed from a previous goose neck hitch so I installed a new hitch along with an aluminum headache rack and a Go-Industries brush guard. I have since removed the side steps as the were problematic with the larger tires and during the winter were constantly icing over.

At 208,xxx miles on the old girl she has not had much for mechanical problems under the hood. I have had to replace the distributor (once due to breaking and internal component in to distributor) coil pack, upgraded to a Spectra Cold Air Intake system, replaced seals on intake and upper radiator intake, and power steering pump and hoses. As far as driveline, I had to replace passenger side rear axle as well as bearing and seals (went out in the middle of no where hauling a skid loader and construction supplies) and had the Transmission rebuilt with a mild shift kit in the last 500 miles.

She’s been a great pickup and I have no plans to get rid of her, only upgrade motor and drive train in the following years with a fully built tranny and t-case, upgrade to a LS1 motor, restored pick up bed and replace rusted out quarter panels.

  • This car was made in 1997 and I've driven it since 2010
  • The Chevrolet C/K (4th Gen) was in production from 1988 to 2000

Bigger tires every tire change.


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