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1988 K3500 I just bought... RARE FIND

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ksland, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Extremely excited.... I just found this 1988 K3500 all original one owner 49K original miles!

    Came with older style conventional Fisher 8 foot plow.

    Underneath is clean clean clean rust free.... there is one cab corner starting to rust through.

    Completely unmolested 5.7L TBI with original smog stuff and all. Clean interior, work truck package stripped.

    What a great plow truck! This puppy is getting a fresh coat of paint and steel wheels repainted, Stock look I like.

    Anyone know what GVW it would be? And I assume its a TH400 since its only a 3 speed.

    pics to follow
     
  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Heres the pics

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  3. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Nice! Thumbs Up Should be a 400.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice find. I loved my 1989 Chevy 2500 with an 8' Fisher Speed Cast. That truck will make you a great plow truck. The transmission should be a 400.
     
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice truck ! I love my 89,
     
  6. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    truck looks familiar...where'd you get it?
     
  7. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    hyannis, Ma
     
  8. 2_Djinn

    2_Djinn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Wow , low miles and it has cab corners .. more then I can say for my 2000' ...Good find.
     
  9. Fisher II

    Fisher II Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Nice find! My most favorite plow truck to date was my 89 chevy 2500. Only trouble I had with it was the cv u-joints.
     
  10. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    My 89 has held up good, I seem to go thruw starters and alternators once a year
     
  11. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Looks like a very solid truck!
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's a sweet find!!
     
  13. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    paint done lettering this weekend...

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  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Looks awesome. I love speedcasts.
     
  15. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Are you sue it's a 3500 cause from 88 to 91 a k3500 or suburban and blazer still had solid front axles and the body style of 80 to 87 1/2 tons ?
     
  16. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Yes its a K3500... I even have the build sheet... but in reality its the same ratings as a modern day 3/4 ton pickup.
     
  17. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I like it ! What do you have planned for the rim's paint or new ones ?
     
  18. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Just paint, I think I mentioned that in the orig post. I like the simplicity of steel wheels and center caps.
     
  19. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Lettered it today, dump insert in.....

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  20. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Lettering Looks good ! Nice and clean, I think white rims would make it look old school ! JMO