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chevy 1 ton question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dobber, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dobber

    Dobber Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Hey Bowtie guys,

    i was out today and passed by a used car dealership and i saw a 1986 chevy 1 ton 4x4 reg cab long box auto with an auto trans. then engine in it is the 6.2 detroit diesel. i looked at it and ran the vin on carfax, and its a real military truck with a real 28,xxx miles on her. i have a post in the ford forum asking which truck to use as my first pusher, but i was kinda thinking of getting rid of my 2001 f250 70k mines to get this beast. the guy is asking just under 5k for it, but i might be able to talk him down. i was wondering what you experienced guys would think about it. the engine is naturally asperated and i think the tranny is a turbo 400. besides that all i know about detroit diesels is that the 98 we had at the company i worked for was a beast. it was a 3500hd dually 2wd with a 10 foot blade, big dump box and salter, and was VERY heavy. it did everything our simalary equiped 460 fords did ( but they didnt have the dump, just flatbed) and did it better.

    i was wondering your opinions on wether this would be a reliable truck, have the power to push snow, what problems i would encounter, and if it would take the abuse that a work truck usually endures. i was also wondering on fuel economy.

    i was also thinking that this was a military truck so it was well maintained, and that the camo scheme would be a cool little gimmick for my buisness that i am trying to start.

    thank you in advance for all your help

  2. stacks04

    stacks04 Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 119

    the 6.2 is kinda doggy. although it has a following. there is a good truck site i am part of that has a decent forum dedicated to the 6.2/5l diesels.
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    u want truck info on these www.ck5.com

    and ya 6.2 is doggy but a tank.

    and mill truck will be 4.56 gears and rear axle will be detroit locker for traction.

    then th400/208 tcase for drive line.

    and the best dana 60 front axle and the corperate 14 bolt full floater rear.

    and 5k is kind of high on price . you can get cheeper but up to you.

    also check out http://www.steelsoldiers.com/ great guys also. someone might have one there for sale cheeper and local to you also.

    next is getting a plow setup for it. its older and might be a little fun to find. but thay are out there.

    i have the same basic truck in a civilan version with 4.10 gears and 350 gas. i love it and run a fisher speed caster 9ft blade. wesport
  4. Dobber

    Dobber Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    hey, any reason for the fisher?

    ive only ever used boss and western in any length, and i always liked the bosses.

    would that thing get decent fuel econ with that setup?

    and yeah, 5k is too high, but i think he is well aware of the fact as well, and also well aware of the fact that almost no one wants a camoflauge truck, at least people who dont appreciate trucks for what they are.IMO of course

  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That would have a 205 case wouldn't it?
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    if duel rear wheel or ambulance if i recall 100%.

    the std m 1ton had np - 208 tcase.
  7. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    that will make a killer plow truck. not fast but enough gear and low end grunt for plowing. bulletproof driveline and easy to work on. hang a 9 footer off the front, get some serious weight in the back and go after it.
  8. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    Boss does have a mount for the 79-87 full size trucks, can't go wrong with a K30.
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    And I happen to have one for sale.:)By the way,the 6.2 is not a Detroit Diesel and most late 80's 1 tons are not K's but V's.---My 88 for instance is a V-30.
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  11. Joshjeepcj7

    Joshjeepcj7 Member
    Messages: 68

    Yeah i think 5K is kinda high i have seen them around hear for 3500 and on ebay. the 6.2
    get good fuel mileage.