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Why Buy A New Plow Truck When You Can Rehab The Old Ones

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by nicksplowing, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    SO HERE IS MY 1982 GMC 3/4 TON WITH 8' MEYERS AND BUYERS TAILGATE SPREADER THAT I HAVE OWNED FOR 10 YEARS NOW WE STRIPPED IT TO THE FRAME BECAUSE THE BODY PRETTY MUCH FELL OFF LAST YEAR LOL !!!!! :eek:HOPE YOU ENJOY I WILL POST THE FINISHED PROJECT SOON

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  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
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    :Dso what are the plans??????

    definatley keep us posted! a work in progress! I love these threads!
     
  3. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    i Bought A 2 Wheel Drive 1985 Chevy Complete Pick Up At A Auction In N.j. For $200 Old School District Truck And The Body Is In Great Shape So Im Gonna Replace All The Rusted And Broken Parts On The 82 Clean The Frame And Coat It And Then Were Gonna Put The 85 Body On The 82 Frame We Actually Already Did It Just Heard It Run For The First Time Today Will Have Another Post Up Tonite On The Progress:dizzy:
     
  4. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
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    Got to love the old chevys. I have 4 mid '80s and alot of parts.
     
  5. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
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    wana do my truck? The Ford needs part of a a new frame, rusted threw, so i took the plow off it and put it on my other truck
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    you do know about the 81-up 2x4 cabs have a lower floor pan. ? i did this and added a 2" body lift to clear it perfectly.
     
  7. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    A TRUE CHEVY MAN !!!! YES SIR I SAVED THE BOLT ON HUMP FROM THE 82 WERE GONNA PLASMA THE 85 HUMP AND REPLACE IT WITH THE 82 GOOD LOOKING THO THANX NICKpayup
     
  8. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    dont know if i can but here goes bump!!!!!!!
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Make sure you save the additional part of the hump that transitions down to the floor pan under the seat Nick... as you'll need that part also to add the tall bolt in hump...
     
  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thx B&b Mine Was Rotted Had To Go To The U Pull It Yard And Sawzaw A Good One Out But I Got It Good Looking
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Good deal... this stuff is getting pretty hard to find in good condition here in the rust belt area... hope you pulled it out of an 81-85 cab as the 73-80's aren't quite the same..
     
  12. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
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    Man that is a project, can't wait to see more pics!
     
  13. shanta74

    shanta74 Member
    Messages: 72

    r those the 16.5 inch futura scrambler tires and are u going to stick with them i have a set on my 1979 chevy k 20 but they are wore down and i cant find any other 16.5 snow tires.
     
  14. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    deere615 check out part 3 of this post more pics almost complete and yes b&b it was an 84 chevy that was actually pretty clean also but was hit hard in the front
     
  15. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
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    Figured I Bump To See The Whole Restore
     
  16. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Any reason why you didn't sandblast the frame and axles at that point. Curious? Post some more pics of the buildup.
    I seen your finished thread and it turned out very nice:drinkup:

    Edit: just searched for your other threads and found more pics