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Project truck for $500

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by David Smith, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    Here's the truck I bought this summer, for a project plow truck ~
    $500 but has blown engine.
    1984 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

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  2. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    Here's after I dropped-in a rebuilt 350 ~

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  3. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Looks like youll need a few new body panels, some patches, and some bondo. A good coat of primer, some new emblems, and your on your way with a pretty good looking piece of old iron.



    Jay
     
  4. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    All new body panels (not new, but in 95% new condition), new paint job, NO BONDO, all new emblems, and tons of other new parts installed already..will post updated pics in a few hours (when I return home)
     
  5. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Looks like a sturdy truck. what kind of plow does it have?
     
  6. A.L. Inc.

    A.L. Inc. Member
    Messages: 97

    I like the old Chevy's too. My first work truck when I started my landscape business was an '86 C3500 GMC. Truck was beat up but got me through 4 years. I don't think you can go wrong with those trucks. Looks like you have a nice shop and tools BTW. Good luck with the truck, Mike
     
  7. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    Bought a Curtis plow a few weeks ago ($3400).
    It's about 90% done as of today, after I just installed a new alternator, radiator, fuel pump, and other items that really didn't need replacing other than because I wanted to :)

    Will post a new photo in a few minutes (it's dark outside though, might be a little hard to see correctly)

    David
     
  8. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Nice looking truck for 84 . I wish my 84 looked as solid:nod: but they are real good heavy duty trucks:D Good luck with it:)
     
  9. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    Here's two pics that I just took, but like I said, it's dark outside, and my camera is a cheapo!

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  10. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    #2

    And what's up with that cat? It won't get away from my truck! I guess it's good to have a "watch-cat" around :)

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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2003
  11. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    the plow looks good, what size is it?
     
  12. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    7.5'

    Looks bigger than my older Western 7.5', but it might be because it's shiny and new still LOL
     
  13. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    NICE TRUCK!

    cute beacon
     
  14. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    LOL, I like how you typed that so small....
    yeah, it's small, but it's how you use it, right? :eek: (beacon light)
    and it works oh so well

    David
     
  15. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I'd say you did a great job on more or less a partial restoration of that truck!! The Curtis plow does look pretty big, how tall are they, I think the new Westerns are 28".

    Cute kitty :p
     
  16. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    :eek:

    WOW
    David great job. Totally night and day with the changes you did. Great work. I hope we have tons of snow for you to play in now.



    Jay
     
  17. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Looks good from what I could see not bad for $500 So for the rest of us how much do you have into it ? and how much time did it take you to do all the repairs?
     
  18. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

    Nice job on the resto !! Looks great !


    Curtis also 28" according to website
     
  19. David Smith

    David Smith Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks for all the compliments guys/girls :)
    I think it's going to be a great work horse for me.....at least I hope!
     
  20. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    tsk, tsk, tsk...
    The NEW westerns are 32"!!!:D