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My new junk

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Jim Prill, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    My "new" 1983 GMC 3/4 ton

  2. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    I love older Chevy/Gmc trucks!
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    those older rigs are tough as nails
  4. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    Would you believe it only has 10,000 miles on it. It was used for years to plow a convention center. There isnt a strait panel on it but I think it adds character to it.

    83 G.M.C. 2500 4wd. w350/th350
    89 toyota 4wd. 4cyl. 5spd.
    76 f-150 4wd. transplanted 351w/c6
  5. jrich01

    jrich01 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 55

    how much did you pick that truck up for?
  6. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Hey, the odometer says 10,000 but much of the actuall mileage was backed off while in reverse. I can burn a tankfull of gas and only put on 12 miles some nights.
    I'm not knocking your truck, I drive an older one myself. just saying you cant use the odometer as a guide on plow trucks with the older style speedos that are able to remove mileage in reverse.
  7. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    I paid $2,500 for it, but here is the story. My friend who I sub for got the truck with 6,000 miles ( probably a ton of hours on it though) with a blown engine. It looks like someone didnt check the oil before plowing the lot and threw a rod, but the inside of the engine was near new condition ie. no sludge in the lifter valley. well long story short we put in a rebuilt 350 and when we where done we found out the trans had cooked the third gear so out it came to be rebuilt (we found out the hard way someone changed the 700r4 for a th350 with a special adapter and it was cheaper to rebuild it. so there you have it a 10,000 mile truck w/4,000 on the drivetrain.
  8. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    old gmcs

    these trucks are awesome. i have an 87' gmc, and the're like tanks. can't kill em'
  9. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    I think it will get the job done cheap! Good purchase! Is that a Weatherguard tool box in the bed? If so did it come with the truck??
  10. BMQ

    BMQ Junior Member
    from 72315
    Messages: 10

    Dosen't look like junk to me, looks like a payup maker!
  11. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    It's been awhile since this was originally posted, Jim. Have you any recent pictures? What kind of work have you done through the year. I liked that body style. Seems identical to the 78 I plowed in for a couple years back then.
  12. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    I recently replaced the pass side door and fender with rust free oklahoma parts I am know in the proccess of replacing the floor pans (gotta have dry feet!!!) and the rocker panels. As far as the weather guard tool box I conned my buddy to throw it in the deal. :cool: