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New Truck/First Plow Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DVF Land & Lawn, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

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    This is my first time posting a picture. Hope it works.

    I bought this '94 K2500 with a 7 1/2 ft western straight blade. Truck has 39k original miles. Owned by an old man up near Milwaukee.

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  2. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    DVF: Welcome to the forums. That looks like a nice truck. I do not see any rust. What is the engine / transmission combo? 39,000 miles ... sweeet !
     
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    sweet rig :D
     
  4. anz27

    anz27 Member
    Messages: 44

    just curious, where/how did you find it?
     
  5. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks! It's the original from 1994 which would be the 4L60E I believe hooked up to a 350. It's automatic. It does have some rust but it's much better than my other 94. The body is the best I have seen for a 20 year old truck. Plow was on it from the factory. Only used to plow the original owners bar.
     
  6. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    Found it just looking on Craigslist and hauled ass up to Milwaukee cause I knew it would be gone fast. It's got the original window sticker and even the cheesy "congrats on your new Chevy truck" cassette tape from the dealer haha.
     
  7. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    I originally didn't want to buy a truck that already had a plow on it but I couldn't pass up my favorite truck with 39k miles on it. What really sold me was the owner just replaced parts on the front end. Tierods, ball joints, brakes all around with new brake lines and new fuel lines. Only thing I gotta do is replace the oil cooler lines.
     
  8. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Its a 3/4 so its probably a 4L80E...and iwantitiwantitiwantitiwantit.
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    No offense but I hate people like you. I can never find trucks like this when I'm in the market! Lmao!! Welcome to the forum and t h at truck is in real nice shape for its age.
     
  10. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    Haha I know your pain. It's been 4 years of feverishly looking and test driving like 7 or 8 other trucks. Everybody kept saying be patient something better will come and I knew this was the one. Sounds like I'm talking about marriage haha
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice OBS 3/4 ton. That thing is wicked clean! It should make you a good plow truck.
     
  12. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Wow I can honestly say I would rather have that than a new one! If something like that came up in my area I would beg borrow and steal to find a way to buy it. There is a 1988 for sale in my area that appears to have been gone through frame, body ect but has 190k a little too many miles for a TBI for me to shell out the $$$. Guy is asking 4200.
     
  13. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    I feel the same way. I just like these because most fixes are cheap and relatively easy.
     
  14. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Hell even an engine in these if you put it in yourself is like $500...cheap and reliable.
     
  15. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Congrats on your plow truck! Looks nice.
     
  16. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,059

    Since you've got the cap on there if it were me I'd definitely change out those little side view mirrors. I could easily see myself running into something while backing up.
     
  17. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    I took the cap off. I will probably have it off almost all the time. For the future though, could more modern towing mirrors fit and just bolt right on?
     
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    You'd be loving life with the NBS style towing mirrors on that thing. $250 or so on ebay and would REALLY set the truck off. You won't regret it!
     
  19. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I got tow mirrors on mine

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  20. DVF Land & Lawn

    DVF Land & Lawn Member
    Messages: 36

    Did they fit right on the original mirror housing with no modifications? That looks nice.