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New used truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Blazin, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    Going to pick this up tomorrow, got it for $5,000. What do you guys think? It needs a few little things, blower motor ( bearing ) is making noise. Back up lights are not bright enough, need to install a pair of tractor lights. Could use some plug wires, ones on it are a mismatched set of old and older.

    http://nh.craigslist.org/car/527401964.html
     
  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Looks decent from the pictures for the price sounds like a solid truck!
     
  3. Sealer

    Sealer Member
    from Ne, Pa.
    Messages: 47

    Nice........I like the wheels. Better than simulators for sure. Good price too.
     
  4. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I am not a big fan of chrome but the aluminum isnt to bad. I sold the stainless simulators off of my old 1 ton within the first week of owning it. The cab is pretty soild, it is going to need some outer rockers this summer, and the bottom of the doors have some surface rust, no holes though.
     
  5. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Soon you will hear the distinct sound of that 454 gulping petrol. :dizzy:

    Nice year round truck that is for sure.
     
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

  7. Sealer

    Sealer Member
    from Ne, Pa.
    Messages: 47

    That one's nice too. And only 1 1/2 hours south of me!
     
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    BLAZIN: that thing is a monster :eek:

    i am sure you'll love it, and what a bargain.
     
  9. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I love my old 79 K 30. Its just worn out.
    Both outer rear wheel bearings gave it up this year, one chewed the housing pretty good. The front axle has some pinion bearing issues, The t case is popping out of 4 high, And after last storm while checking it over the front main leaf on the left side is broken in half. Just time to upgrade. Motor in the 79 only has about 20,000 miles so it will go in my 86 K 2500 this summer.
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    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  10. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Looks like a tough truck!
     
  11. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    Brought her home today. 4:56 gears with the 454, its got some nut!
     
  12. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I think I drooled a little :p I love that style chevy when they are a one ton.
    Have fun with it!
     
  13. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Man what a find.

    I love the truck, atleast the plow is electric hydrolic, I now some guys will put up with the belt drivin pump on the conventional fishers but mine drives me nuts on my 85 K10.

    Good luck with the ol truck, we better be seeing some pics of her moving some white mountains.payup
     
  14. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I just love the older Chevy 4 x 4's with the solid front axle :drinkup::drinkup:

    Steve
     
  15. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I am not to fond of the electric plow myself.