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My First 1-ton Dump

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Striper1263, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    I just picked up this 2000 Chevy 3500 4x4 With a 8' Western Plow. One of my tennants is going out of business and sold it to me after alot of back and forth negotiating.

    It only has 49,000 miles on a 5.7 litre 350. I don't think he ever washed it since he bought it, this thing was nasty. I would never think about selling a piece of equipment unless it was cleaned and detailed. oh well that just me.....

    Anyway, there's a couple of things I have planned for this truck and would love your opinions on Strobe placement for the rear as well as any ideas for the front. Weather it would be a mini lightbar or flush mounted LEDS? Lert me know what you think.

    Some of the things I plan on doing.
    1. Sand Blast the bed
    2. Wheel Simulators
    3. Possibly a body lift
    4. Looking for a V-Plow
    5. Strobes / Lighting
    6. Sand Blast and paint plow

    Thanks, Guys







    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    pretty sweet truck, what did you pay for it?
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Not bad, Have fun with it. Thumbs Up
  4. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    I bought it for $10,000.00 with the plow. He started out last year wanting 22. I told him "GOOD LUCK".

    I think I got a good deal!
  5. Sp3cialized

    Sp3cialized Member
    from CT
    Messages: 58

    Crank those Tbars! Get that front end up off the ground a bit I bet your power steering/front end components will like you a lot more!

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    looks like you could use a new cutting edge. Shold plow alot of snow. Good luck with it.
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    good luck with it doug did u get the fords all fixed up?
  8. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    nice dump... on a side note. do you have a better picture of your dodge? i have an 05 and want to get some different wheels and tires and like to see how different wheels look on a truck before i buy them.
  9. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Definatly take care of that body. once they start getting just alittle rust on them forget it. ive been meaning to get a price to rhino line the underside of my dump body, mine has some rust on it and its only an 07! but if I where you id be more concerned with doing some serious maintenance on that thing like changing fluids and oils and inspecting the plow.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I would trick that thing out with some sick looking led lights.
  11. BlackBirdWS.6

    BlackBirdWS.6 Member
    Messages: 82

    I really like the Cheyenne body style,it just looks like a work truck. I deff crank up the T-bars and throw some Timbrens on her though..
  12. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    Hey Chris...My mechanic doesn't work as fast as I ned him to. I just got back the 92 chevy he put a transmission in. He had almost a month. Need to look or a new mechanic!!!

    Good Luck this Year!
  13. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    Let me try to send these...



  14. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    nice setup! good luck with it!
  15. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    Im open to any suggestions. As you can see there are no lights what-so-ever on the truck. I want to light it up but do it right the first time.
  16. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    Thanks...The first in a line of many hopefully. Will be adding a under the tsil gate spreader as well in the future.

    Always admired you set up as well.

  17. Bigrd1

    Bigrd1 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    If it was me I think i'd put some of those oval led power up strobes on the back sides of the dump in the boxes they make pointing back with another set of tail lights in the same spot. maybe a small led lightbar on the cab and some more power up strobes in the bulkhead on the sides and front! that's just me thought, i like my trucks to look like a disco ball rolling down the road! Good luck with it seem's to be in good shape.
  18. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I have the same truck, but with 6.5td and fisher 8.5 HD is yours 4x4?
  19. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Thumbs Upheres one that I have

    winter and some 266.jpg
  20. Striper1263

    Striper1263 Member
    Messages: 47

    Yes mine is a 4x4.