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What's this Chevy worth?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Banksy, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Yes, another one of these threads. :rolleyes:

    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3482991807.html

    Going to look at it tomorrow. 350 gasser. All hydro Fisher Minute Mount with it. New York truck just brought down here. Seller says surface rust on frame and under the cab and bed is still white (paint) and solid. The front left of the bumper looks rusted. I was thinking $4,000 if it's as good as it looks. All original paperwork and service records come with it. Orignal owner was like an 80 year old guy. Look, it doesn't even have a receiver hitch on it.
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    I think it looks like a nice truck, pretty well kept. Kind of depends on what type of work needs to be done on it mechanically. Plow should be worth something, so even if you don't want that, you could always sell it. I think 5 grand is in range. Don't know enough to make a good call though.
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    He said it needs shocks for sure. I'll see how it drives and shifts. I may bring my OBD2 code reader too. It doesn't have a/c (not equipped) and that is kind of a turn off living down here, but this would be a working truck. KBB has it at $4300 for excellent shape. It has no options. It's a bare bones, stripped down work truck. I'm sure somebody will give him the $5k, but he may just want it gone. We'll see.....
     
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Banksy, if you can make money with it, it's worth it. Even if you have to fix it up a little bit.
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Looked at truck today with a buddy.

    Entire frame and driveshafts had heavy rust and beginning stages of rot (big chunky flakes), but it could be saved with a lot of work. Drivers side frame by plow mount was welded and reinforced with plate.....probably cracked at some point and only done to that side. Passenger window falling down. ABS light on. Needs tires. Made a realistic offer, but he declined. Probably a good thing.

    The body, drivetrain, and plow would have been good to put on a southern frame, but screw that project.
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Yeah, older trucks need some money put into them at some point. Oh well, at least you tried.
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    And I'm fine with that, but the purchase price MUST take that into account.
     
  8. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    what kind of truck are you looking for?
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    3/4 or 1 ton so I can push at least an 8' blade. Basically something along the lines of what is in that CL ad in my original post. Ford or GM preferred. Late 80's to 90's year range. Not too interested in a diesel. I just want a simple work truck.
     
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I've got a 96 F250 gasser work truck with a Unimount truckside but I'm prob too far to travel for it.
     
  11. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    where in ma are you?
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's always the dang problem for me. I'd pay to ship a truck for the right deal.