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1985 Chevy C20... NO RUST

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by willofalltrades, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    -I have a 1985 Chevy C20 for sale. It has a little under 106,000 miles. This truck is a pulling machine because it has a 454 mated to a 3spd. tranny with a creeper gear (It pulls my considerably heavy 6x12 like its not even there).
    -New: Rear Brakes, plugs, wires, EGR valve, cap, rotor, oil change, Goodyear tires (less than 5000 miles on them), Master and slave on transmission, and soon to come mufflers.
    -The body is in Excellent condition for being a all original 1985. There isn't a speck of rust on it. I can have the truck painted white for a extra $750... and it would be a professional job. No major dents (a little one on the tailgate and that's all I remember). Bumpers are original and shine (the rear bumper is famous for rotting out fast... this rear bumper is original and solid!) I was going to have the truck painted white this spring and put some nice polished rims on it.
    -The Interior is in good condition as well. The carpet and seat are not torn. There is a small crack in the dash, but its not a big deal. A/C does not work.
    - What it needs: It idles rough but runs strong once it gets going, minor electrical work (radio doesn't work... not a hard fix), a fuel tank selector switch, and a coolant flush. These aren't major things, I just do not have time to tinker with it.
    -Currently it is sitting in my 30x40 pole barn with concrete floors just hiding away from the elements. I had plans for this truck but I just don't have the time to tinker with it. I purchased the truck last year from a homeowner who sat on it for a few years with hopes to restore it. Before he had it, the truck was out west (the reason there isn't any rust). It would make sense if it was some old guy's slide-in camper truck due to the condition, mileage, bed liner cut in spots intentionally, bed wiring, and what seems like camper brackets. I really believe this truck has never seen commercial duty... But I can't guarantee it, just an educated guess. I detail cars during the winter for a major dealership in Ohio, so best believe the interior will be as clean as I can get it...
    -I am asking $3500 for the truck. I am considerably firm on the price but offers are always welcome.

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  2. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Perfect for a v-box and the heat works good
     
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Should throw that puppy on craigslist. Might help you sell it quicker. It is a very nice truck, just not what I want since it isnt 4x4. Good luck with your sale!!!!!!!
     
  4. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Yea I figure thats the case for a lot of guys... but I saw a lot of guys running older chevys and thought they might want it...
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I would love to buy that and have it painted the blue color my dads 86 when he had it, his was a three spd on the column though :) ....i can tell he misses driving that thing!! Good luck with the sale!
     
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    for me a pulling truck has to have a class 3or 4 or a gooseneck setup just me ya will throw it on craigslist u get all kinds of intresting people on there.
     
  7. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Id like a truck like that, I wonder what it would take to get it to Canada? anybody know?
     
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    buying the gas and me a plane ticket and maybe like 200 bucks
     
  9. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Depends on how far but I will do it for KGRLandscaping's terms lol
     
  10. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    I can have it painted that color for ya... when will you be here to get it?
     
  11. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Piece of cake. Buy it, pay for it, have him fax the title to the border services where you intend to cross 72 hours ahead of time. Go pick up the truck and title, and bill of sale. Bring it back over the border 9-4:30pm and stop on the US side for Export (they stamp the title). Declare it on the Canadian side and pay your taxes and fees (for extra BS like if it has A/C), bring it home, follow their instructions on titling with the Ministry.

    Any vehicle 20 years old + is no problem at all. They usually don't even come out to see it, just process the paperwork. My '78 came from Manchester NY and I went thru the process, its very easy.
     
  12. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    ok guys 2500 takes it home
     
  13. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    A lot has changed,
    - I can't get it painted anymore... paint stayes as it is
    -rough idle was a vaccume hose or something of that sort... runs like new
    -new fan clutch and coolant flush done this summer
    -fuel selector switch has also been replaced

    I'm going into the Air Force... make me a offer, it has to go
     
  14. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i can post it over on ck5.com for ya. but need your contact info to get ahold of you.
     
  15. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

  16. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    New price: $2000
     
  17. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    sale pending
     
  18. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I hooked a friend up with this truck and we just drove it home, 350 miles and 12 MPG. No problems at all. Truck was just like he said.

    Will is a CLASS ACT, Thank You!!! Great to have met you today, and I forgot to tell you good luck in February and be safe.
     
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    howd you like ohio?
     
  20. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Ohio is fine, had to stop at a Waffle House on the way home. We don't have those in Indiana. I also have relatives in Cincy so I go there couple times a year or so. Oh, gotta love the Omish buggys also.