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Bad Head Gasket? NAH! Rusted-out frost plug!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by uglytruk, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk Member
    Messages: 74

    I bought this junker/clunker '84 3/4 ton from a sawyer for $200. He had just bought it a month earlier for $700 with a new clutch. He plowed once, and it started spewing anti-freeze from "the head gasket" under the alternator. All it was was an easy-to-get-to frost plug. Pullled the alt, and put in a rubber one for $2.49, as I mangled the .66 steel one.
    Now it still needs three tires fixed, and a bunch of small things, but "timing is everything"! The sawyer was happy to see it go...

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    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Even as a parts truck that would be worth well over the $200.

    Nice find, great steal.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Find yourself an old Fisher hydro plow and it will be a great truck for plowing used one for 16 yrs.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    After looking at it closer and counting lugs it looks like a HD to boot.
  5. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    What a steal! Those trucks are hard to beat for reliability and durability... and at that price, what have you got to lose?

    All the older 3/4 tons are 8 lug, the 6 lug version didn't start til '88.... Should be a 14 bolt rear end (the smaller 9.5" semifloater) and a 10 bolt front.
  6. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That was a find. payup

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Thanks for the info.

    I have a 88 that is a 6 lug and had a 89 HD with the 8 lug. What a huge difference there is. If that 84 is as sturdy as my 89 was it will last forever and then some.

    With some TLC of coarse.
  8. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    This was built when it didn't need to be taged HD to be sturdy!!! I'm not mocking the new HD's, it's just that those older Chevy 3/4's were awsome, and I'm not even a Chevy guy.