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Did I Get A Good Deal??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by shoeman68, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

    Bought a 1982 Flatbed, GMC complete resto., 350/400 ,4x4, Dumps, sand blasted no rust, mint interior, simulators. $6000.00

    1982 flatbed.jpg
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    border line good or high. but looks fresh.

    and its got 89-91 front clip on it. and wrong bumper for 81-82 would have had turn signals in the bumper . but vary comon swaps for these trucks.
     
  3. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    As long as it's mint condition with no hidden problems, it was probably a decent buy. If it's a fresh motor and trans, that would definatly make it worth it.
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    it sounds a little high to me, but it does look really very clean and nice.
     
  5. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    looks like a good deal. you dont see alot of $6k dump trucks in good shape around here.
     
  6. bow2no1

    bow2no1 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    my father bought a 1 ton 4x4 wrecker that was a 88 w/a gm good wrench 454.
    he told me it was a great deal the guy had it painted and did all this work to it.

    my farther i no mechanic.....
    once i checked it out, i was like...you got screwed.
    after a year the bondo started popping, and the flaws showed even more, scabbed in cab corners, rocker panels. aftermarket market doors got droopy, they never did shut right.

    old Chevy's are cheap and cheap to fix up. especially if you have somewhere to do it.

    i'm not saying you got a bad deal, but then again we only have a picture to go on
     
  7. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

    Full disclosure, I'm putting a sander on this truck for next winter. Also, a transfer tank. I need a 4x4, automatic and something that I don't have to "keep chasing" with repairs after purchase. My budget for the project was $4-6K. I talked the seller down $1500.00 already.

    I would have loved $5000.00 purchase price, but I know how much it costs to fix the important stuff and still have a decent looking, dependable truck.
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    If you are happy and the truck is in good looking shape I see nothing wrong with the price.
    4x4 and flatbed that dumps? Sounds like it can be used year around to me. Heck I spent that much on a V-box and wet system alone before winter, with no truck.

    I always loved my old GM's because I could still do most of the maintenance on them myself and there were no computers. I would think about fuel injection on the top end if it has not been done already. Get under it with a creeper or get it in the air for a better look and that will tell a lot more.

    Should be able to make your money back in 1 season with it and in my mind that equals a good deal.
     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    A 1982 is worth what the buyer is willing to pay as there is no "standard" pricing on them. It looks to be a clean truck cosmetically...I hope its runs and performs as well as it looks. Thumbs Up
     
  10. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Initially it sounded a little high, but after looking at the picture I loved it. If it was done right it should have plenty of years left in it. Problem is keeping the rust at bay on these old pre-galvanized sheet metal trucks. Keep after it, wash it thoroughly and oil the undercarriage, get the most out of it that you can. Then when it rots out anyway you can rebuild it again cheap.

    IDEAL plowing and sanding truck. Will outwork one of these comfy tin sh**boxes they call trucks nowadays.