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Malaki 2003 1500HD Build

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Well I wasn't expecting to start a build thread again so soon. Especially not one for a 2003 again but here goes.

Here is my current truck (I am trading in soon) 2015 GMC Sierra (build thread) Malaki 2015 Sierra Build

I got a phone call from my father that works at a dealership about this 2003 1500HD with only 135,XXX miles that he could get me for a good deal. So I went in and looked at it and took it home to test drive. It has it's flaws but they all are normal for what it is. It has a manifold leak, Rust on the rockers and a couple dents. Nothing that can't be fixed. Dad called me a couple days later telling me someone else was wanting to buy it so I made the decision to jump on it and take on the new adventure. Here are the pictures of when I first took it home.

The interior looks immaculate. It looks like the back seat has never been sat in.


Future plans.
- Fix manifold
- Tool box
- New taillights
- Towing mirrors
- Exhaust
- Bigger tires

More to come


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I'll be interested to watch the progress.
Can't beat that! How did you come by it? Looks like a short one...or is that just the perspective?
I meant the front to back dimension look shorter than a normal toolbox size.

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Nice.....dealers never gave me nuthun I didn't claw and hassle them for....haha.

I can certainly see the advantage of maximizing the bed and still having some storage.

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Those look in good shape. How many miles were on them? And what is the date code?

Either way....$200 Is pretty cheap.

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I understand you can clean the contacts on those window switches and get them working again.
Looks like a nice place to go "play" offroad with the truck. And your shepherd looks right at home back there. Mine will hop in the back if I drop the gate and is thrilled if we go somewhere. I set up a "D" Ring in the middle of the bed and tether her with a harness when we do go anywhere...esp at highway speeds.

That is a load of firewood! Need to see an action shot with your rig loaded down.
Couple of great pictures there!
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