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Got a new truck!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Banksy, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I just got a second (new to me) truck. I will have pics tomorrow. I know it's worthless without pics, but I was too dang excited to not share the news. Here are some details. It's a 1998 Dodge 3500 dually, 4x4, reg cab, auto, 24 valve Cummins. 217,000 miles. This will be the primary plow truck.

    The truck has some issues, but nothing that is major IMO. Here's the list of bad from what I can tell.

    1. dead pedal issue. It did it to me on the test drive. All of a sudden the pedal goes dead, but it came right back.

    2. needs a track bar and maybe a drag link.

    3. 2 front tires. The rears are all brand new

    4. needs some cosmetic work. The dually bed pieces have some cracks and minor damage.

    5. Interior needs some cleaning.

    6. shift position indicator doesn't work.

    Ok, now the good.

    It drives and shifts real nice and stops good.

    It has no rust on it. (southern truck)

    The cab and front end sheet metal are perfect.

    It starts right up and sounds real good.

    4x4 works well.

    He wouldn't budge off of $4,000. Then we realized that we had a mutual friend in common and he took off $250. I got it for a final price of $3,750 bucks.
  2. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    I wish I could find something like that around here for that price.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    Sounds like you got a good deal, now don't you wish that always happened:D
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I got the craigslist pic to work and saved it on my comp. Here she is. Will post better ones later.

  5. 05Duramax073

    05Duramax073 Member
    Messages: 38

    What are you going to hang off the front of the truck for a plow?
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I'm going to put my 8 foot Minute Mount on it. That way it can go on either truck. I'll need wings though, I think. This would look sweet with a nice flat bed. There is NO rust or rot on this rig.

    Here are some pics I just took of it in the driveway.



  7. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    it sure doesn't look like a 217000 mile truck. around here there wouldnt be any body left. nice find
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Thanks. The interior shows 217K miles though. It was a landscape truck and the upholstery is pretty grimy and the carpet is disgusting. I can probably get a new one from LMC truck or JC Whitney. The dash just needs soap and water with elbow grease. I'm thinking about a custom flat bed for this.
  9. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

  10. rgrimes945

    rgrimes945 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Nice truck, the flatbed Idea I like plenty of room for a salter.....A nice addition to our family of plows
  11. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    nice truck bud. maybe i can get mike to get some more wiring and plates.
  12. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I'm not a dodge guy, but I just recently saw one on craigslist that was from FL, it had like 270,000 miles and it was a crew cab cummins. Looked to be in decent shape. In one of the pics, you could see it was an old man driving it. He wanted 3 or 4 grand.
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Florida truck is probably rot free like this one.

    So far I've changed the oil, tranny fluid, fuel filter and air filter. It needs front brake pads, track bar and drivers side tie rod end.
  14. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 244

    Very nice!.My next truck is going to be a Dodge Cummins one ton too. Probably red in color. No more GMC diesels for me. I used to have a 1991 Dodge Cummins (250) 110,000 miles and wish I still had it.
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Sorry Charles I am having a tough time picturing you driving a diesel one ton:drinkup:
  16. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 244

    How about a big diesel Massey Ferguson Tractor:drinkup:
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I am going to need a pic:nod:
  18. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 244

    I have ran a lawn and brush/woods cutting biz since 1991:drinkup:
  19. 01CTD2500

    01CTD2500 Member
    Messages: 55

    Dead pedal issue is going to cost you some money to fix! I would invest in a good fuel pressure gauge asap, and you will probably find it is very low as the transfer pump is probably dead or weak causing your injection pump to go to hell (dead pedal is a symptom).... we are talking $1000 MINIMUM for an injection pump plus labor..
  20. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I fixed the dead pedal issue. I got a new APPS (accelerator pedal position sensor). I installed a FASS and a gauge. I'm getting 18-19 psi at idle to the VP44 injector pump. Truck runs like a top now. The new APPS was $160 through a guy who does some custom work to them and they are 10 times better than what a Dodge dealer can provide.