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RIP Beast

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by MnM, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    well I put my salt truck in for brakes today and found out she is dead. The brakes are so rusted I dont even know where to begin. The guy said at least $1500 . I have so much into this truck but it turned into a pile of rust. The truck hadled 5000 pounds with ease its a shame. She could use a fresh 360 and trans though Time to pull everything off of her that is worth something and scrap it. What a shame 90 power ram extended cab 360 4x4 dana 60 F & B 6"suspension lift 3" body and rear air bags with lift spacers.

    truck 005.jpg
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Sucks you can't do it yourself. If that were my truck it would be back on the road in no time. That truck would have alot of years left in it.
  3. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    1500 bucks:gunsfiring:
    Are they replacing the whole brake system.

    are the lines shot roters drums.

    Too bad your not up this way I could toss it on the lift for a better deal then that I bet.

    Also that truck isn't that bad looking if it had a new bed on it.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    get a second opinion.

  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    $1200 for parts and labor sounds alittle better. ill give you $1000 for everything in the picture lol!

    2 calipers=$60
    2 adjuster repair kits=$40
    2 junkyard drums=$20
    40ft of brake line=$40
    random fittings and couplers=$40
    1 case of beer=$15

    $200 plus a weekend of my time(if that) id have a new plow truck
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2006
  6. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    yea just about everthing on the brake system is shot. Now even if I do the brakes, still could use a motor and trans, so I m looking at it like just invest the money in a late 90s truck that is reliable and dosent need engine tranny and brakes.oh well RIP beast, for me anyway Im sure someone will bring her back to life

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    i'll give you some cash for the tires & rims!! Let me know! kcapxis@ptd.net
  8. rgrimes945

    rgrimes945 Senior Member
    Messages: 134


    naaaaa put some brakes on the ole girl give her a couple of more years.

    Ray Grimes
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2006
  9. PlowKid150

    PlowKid150 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    i live and work in NJ, i will buy that truck off of you.... drop me a line.

  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Waaaaaay too nice of a truck to retire!! Nothing that an afternoon and a handful of cheap, readily available parts wouldn't fix....
  11. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    what kind of issues are you having with the eng \ trans ? There are plenty of wrecked dodges around with good used eng \ tranny's I bet for around $600 you could get a lower mile combo thrown in it .
  12. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    those trucks are tanks i got a 91 and i love it i hope you can keep her
  13. Tediesel

    Tediesel Member
    Messages: 46

    You can't give up on the old girl. But if you put her up for adoption she'd look good next to her cousin from Pittsburgh. Mines a '93 cummins with 156k on it. I just popped for a new injection pump, tires, brakes all around, front steering joint that goes on all of them.... I haven't plowed with it yet though. I just threw the plow and spreader on last month. Hopefully she get's a good workout coming up. It's the backup truck but I may take her out to see how she handles the 8.5' blade and the bulk I'll dump in the bed after I get rid of those bags that have been in my way for 2 years.
  14. Tediesel

    Tediesel Member
    Messages: 46

    Let's try this picture again.