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new truck!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by BossPlowGuy04, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    hey guys, just picked up my new to me truck last night. its a 1997 3500 desil, 8ft western plow, and is has a dump body. 45,000 miles let me know what you guys think.

    truck 1.jpg

    truck 2.jpg

    truck 3.jpg
  2. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    very nice hopefully you will get some snow so you can put that to good use
  3. nice rig, but man that seat has seen some abuse!:dizzy:
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Nice truck, I hate those style mirrors for the fact that they tend to rust right at the bolts that attach them to the truck. Keep an eye on this area.
  5. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    looking good! May I ask what you paid?
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    Nice truck. I used to have a 85 K30 dump, diesel & it was a great truck to plow with. I just took off the sideboards & tailgate for winter. Big improvement in visibility. Good Luck!:)
  7. Nice truck for that price. That seat looks familar like mine on my 99 same spot and everything. I've tried to fix it but it keeps tearing so Ill be looking for a new seat at a salvage yard.
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Don't back over that garbage can in the drive way....
  9. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    thanks for all the comments guys, i paid $9500 out the door taxes plates and registration.
  10. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    yea the seat is prety bad but i'm going to get a seat cover for it.
  11. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    here are two more pics, first pic is the 2 trucks in my driveway, second pic is both trucks at the shop

    both trucks.jpg

    trucks at shop.jpg
  12. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I hope that pintle ball combo is permanently mounted.:dizzy::confused: Nice purchase!!
  13. snowplower82

    snowplower82 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    now you just need a salter in that sucker:waving:
  14. BossPlowGuy04

    BossPlowGuy04 Senior Member
    from novi Mi
    Messages: 134

    no i won't, i took the garbage can in right after i took the pic
  15. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice truck! Good luck with it!
  16. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    nice truck it sits alot nicer then most 3500's best of luck with it :drinkup: oh yea dont forget some action pics;)
  17. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    whats a desil truck???? j/k

    best of luck to you with the truck, if your not get your self a good DIESEL mechanic. I have a 6.2, two 6.5's and a 6.6 gmc diesels. And all of them are now running great after getting them work on by a good wrench ( no pun intended )
  18. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Nice truck! I have a 93 that is pretty similar. It has the 6.5 TD like yours but yours has alot more electrical components on it. Either start now looking for a good mechanic for that engine or find a forum that will help you out. They arent very apprecieated in the diesel world but with the proper key maintenance, the engine will last a long long time. I am on www.dieseltowingresource.com and they seem to know thier stuff there.

    Anyways, real nice truck!!!
  19. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Nice truck hope you have better luck than the chevy 6.5 Diesel That I own 1/300 of. But then again we have a bunch of maitnence idiots driving So I am sure thats why it has so many issues
  20. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Its nice....but a dakota is better