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Service Body

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

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I've got a 1998 Stahl Service body on my GMC 2500. I got the truck from my local township at an auction. The service body had holes in the floor and in the side compartments and doors when I got it in 2006. Since then I did alot of body work on it at a local body shop myself. Once I got done with it, it had a newly installed bed floor, new side compartment floors, all holes fixed, protective paint on the under side and Line-x in the bed, step bumper and around the wheel wells. I am thinking into selling it and putting a regular pickup bed on my truck since I noticed that there is a small bubble forming under the paint and it requires constant attention to keep it looking good. I spent about $3500 to repair it myself and am looking at listing it for about $4500. New service bodies will sell for $7500+ as of 1 year ago. The box is 6.5 feet wide and weighs over 2000# so it is a little bulky for any plowing. So just out of curiosity does $4500 for the body sound like a fair price or is it too high/low? Thanks
     
  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    do u have a pic?
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    In my experience used steel service bodies realy dont fetch alot of money unless they are really mint. As in paint and install it.
    I got rid of a 2.5 year old body cause it was already in starting to show rust.
    The new truck has a fiberglass body.
    Anway 10 yo body would fetch 2500-3K max IMO
    Look in the local swappers and see what others are getting.
    Remember with a new body at 7500.00 you are getting better treated steel and superior coatings.
    The 10 yo body most likely just has mild steel and primer.
    I wish you the best.
    Dino
     
  4. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Single wheel or dualie?
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I would bet SRW. Being only 78" wide, and on a 2500 series truck.
    My dually body is almst 96" wide.
    Dino
     
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    IMO most people around here are always looking for a deal and would not pay that much for anything like that used and 10 years old. if they wanted something older like that they would buy one already on a truck. sorry if i sound like a troll but it just my personal experience.