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93 Chevy

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mwhodder89, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. mwhodder89

    mwhodder89 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Finally, after two winters of lugging around a snow blower for driveways, bought a new to me plow truck.

    Its a 93 chev k1500, regular cab shorty with the 5.7. Hopefully lots of power to push around any snow we get. Bought the truck from a guy who purchased it 2 years ago down in Texas and brought it back to make into a plow truck but never did. Frame is in awesome shape compared to everything around here(the city loves the salt). The guy put in a new engine and transmission, and rebuilt the entire front end (prepping to add a plow). So besides lots of work being done to the truck itself, I got a brand new, never installed fisher ht series plow on the pallet in the back of the truck. After an relatively easy plow installation, back rack and lights installed, its all set to go plowing and test it out. Hopefully it will work well and it will sure beat getting cold and soaked pushing around a snow blower lol

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  2. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Looks good, its extremely clean for a 20 year old truck. Should make a great driveway rig. Good luck with it. Post pics of the plow.
     
  3. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    looks nice clean truck. i'd lose the ricer taillights and get a stock set.
     
  4. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    clean truck! have the same truck but a 96 1500 with the little 5.0L and it pushes snow great. you should have no trouble.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  5. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Awesome truck man best of luck with it!
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Very nice truck, it looks like it's in mint condition. I would have went with a 7.5' Fisher HD instead of the HT. Those older GM trucks can handle a heavier plow.
     
  7. mwhodder89

    mwhodder89 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks fellas, I'm pretty excited about it. Ill post some pictures of the plow and mounted on the truck soon. It keeps saying upload fail every time I try.

    As for the HT vs HD, if I was buying new I would have went with the 7.5 HD. However, I got the truck and plow for 6000, and the HT series plow here sells for 5400 taxes in, without installation. Most people around here use half tons for residential plowing. So if I find it isn't enough plow, I will have a much easier time selling that compared to a HD, which some half tons won't take.
     
  8. mwhodder89

    mwhodder89 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Here's a couple pictures, just had to resize them. The first is when I bought the truck and the brand new plow still in the pallet wrap in my other truck

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  9. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    If that truck has the 3600 lb front axle, keep the HT. I have a 7'6'' HD on my Tahoe with the 3600 front and it is nosediving bad.
     
  10. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Looks great. That's a steal with the new plow and all the work already done to the truck. Should serve you well.
     
  11. mwhodder89

    mwhodder89 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    The truck actually has the 3925 lb front axle and after talking to the fisher dealer, he said it could take up to an 8.5 hd. I figured that would be a bit of a stretch.

    Ya, once i seen the truck with the plow, and the condition it was in, I couldn't pass on it for that price
     
  12. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Wow, somebody must have done a ton of work to that truck.
     
  13. mwhodder89

    mwhodder89 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    It was definetly babied, i never seen a truck with this much undercoating. He pulled the lights out and sprayed the whole inside of the box, inside the door panels, everywhere. It even has the rubberized rocker guard along the bottom. For a 20 year old truck, the interior is even in good shape, with the power windows and locks all still working