About the Chevy K2500


2016-12-03

1990 Chevrolet K2500 Scottsdale, as she currently looks
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine: 5.7 liter TBI
  • 350 cubic inches
  • Horsepower: 210 (157 kW)
  • Torque: 300 lb-ft
  • Trim: Scottsdale
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Tires: 245/75/16
  • Miles when purchased: ~214k
  • Current miles: ~216k

I bought the 1990 Chevy K2500 in September 2016 from my father for $500. I'd say it might have been worth more like $800, but I got a "family discount". My plan for the K2500/Silverado/Scottsdale/GMT400/OBS Chevy (they have a million names apparently) is to "restore" it. I put restore in quotes because I don't have a lot of hope in it ever looking nice in the general, "oh, nice truck!' sense. But I do plan on making it something I enjoy.

My second truck was a 1990 Chevy Silverado (actually the Silverado trim, as opposed to this truck's Scottsdale trim). So getting this truck brings back a few memories of that truck too.

This thing had 214,000 miles on it when I got it and had been sitting in a field for a year (more like two years, but my dad claims one year). A mouse had made its home in the K2500 and apparently wasn't house/truck broken because it pooped everywhere.

Also, the door pins (and hinges?) were worn out so the doors didn't close or open easily. I think at least one door was not closed completely for a while and a lot of rain water made its way to places we don't want it. So what does old rain water, mouse poo, mouse pee, etc smell like? Not great. Oh, and a colony of ants also created their home under the door trim. And they didn't like it when I moved their home.

Stay tuned for more work on this truck.

The above picture is how the truck currently looks (2016/11). Below is how she looked the day I got her.

1990 Chevrolet K2500 Scottsdale, the day I got her.