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My New To Me 2002 Chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mercer_me, May 30, 2011.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Friday I bought a 2002 Chevy 1500 4x4 4.8L reg. cab long box with 66,000 miles on it.

    Since I'm going to college this Winter I won't be doing much plowing. So, I think I will just get push plates and wiring and use my Dad's plow. Then when I'm out of college I think I'm going to put a 7.5' Fisher HD MM2 on it. I don't know how long I will keep this truck since, I think I'm going to buy a diesel after I have bean out of college for a few years. So, I mite just use my Dad's plow for as long as I have the truck but, I'm not sure yet.

    I bean driving it around quite a bit since I got it Friday. I pulled my Dad's 6'9"x12' utility trailer with my 2004 Arctic Cat 500 and 320lb of lime today and it hauled it great. The 4.8 seams to have plenty of power. I think it will be a good truck to plow with. I like the visibility of the regular cab but I defiantly miss having an extended cab.

    I'm going to buy a new grill for it, I want one with the chrome piece instead of the grey plastic peice. I also think I'm going to get a leveling kit and Timbrens for it. I'm also going to look into getting push plates and wiring so I can use my Dad's plow. This Fall I'm putting new tires on it and they will most likely be General Graber AT2s.

    Hear are a few pictures of it that I took. I will post more pictures after I get accessories for it.

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  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Nice looking truck. Thats really low mileage for an 02.. Thumbs Up
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Thanks. I reay wanted a 2003 or newer but, I couldn't pass up this truck becouse it had such low miles.
  5. Shaw

    Shaw Member
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    Very nice and clean truck. Hope its good to you
  6. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Looks really clean. Congrats!
  7. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
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  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Thanks guys.

    I forgot to mention earlier that it has a Flowmaster muffler, tail pipe and tip.

    I have never bean a tool box guy but, since it's not an extended cab I have bean think about buying a tool box for extra storage. I'm also thinkng about a tool box with a built in fuel tank if it isn't to expensive. Both caps and tonue covers are out of the question since I'm putting a head ache rack on it. Any sugestions for a good tool box that won't be very expensive?
  9. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
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  10. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
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    I'd recommend going with the fully chrome grill off a tahoe or suburban, looks a lot better.

  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    That is a wicked nice tonneau cover but, it's ALOT more than I want to spend.

    Thanks for the info on the Tahoe and Suburban grills. I will definatly look into them.
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Since my first fill up was on Hights I went untill my gas light came on. This is how much it cost to fill my truck:

  13. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I disagree, keep it flat grey looks much better. Good luck with it.
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Thanks, I think I will have good luck with it since it only has 66,000 miles. I realy hate that grey. I don't think I will get an all chrome grill but, I do want one with a chrome peice instead of the grey piece.
  15. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Nice looking truck.
  16. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    go to a tractor supply store, i went to farm and fleet for a box and dropped 160 new with keys. i saw a deep ass one for like 180. dont even wast you time on a weather gaurd unless you have 700 to drop.
  17. mercer_me

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    That's what I was thinking about doing. I'm going to hold off on buying a tool box right now becouse I need to build a head ach rack and put a new grill in. But, by this Fall I will buy a tool box.
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Just bought the steel for my head ache rack, it cost me $106. I still need to buy paint and back up lights for it. Then it will be another $20 for using my cousin's garage and welder, wich is a realy good deal. I figure it will take around 8 hours to build it. I can't wait to get it done.
  19. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Good looking truck. Why not take the grill to a body shop and see what it would cost to paint it to match the truck like the Z71 Subs/Tahoes or rattle can it? Just take your time on the prep work and priming/painting and it will turn out really nice.
  20. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Nice clean truck you purchased. Might want to make sure that the college you are attending offers a 3rd grade spelling course though Thumbs Up