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Mowman
09-28-2001, 09:07 AM
Looking at a 1985 GMC Sierra Classic. Truck has less than 100,000 on it. It has a new trans, fuel tank, and complete new brake system. Interior is in excellent condtion. Loaded with all options. Body: Both doors are rusted 1/4 way up and front fenders are rusted around the wells. Bed is in excellent condtion except for a small hole about the size of a quarter under the tail light. The engine is a 305ci. It uses a qt. of oil in 500 miles. With all this what would you give for this truck? And could a 350ci. be dropped in? Any comments pos or neg will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Mowman

fivestarlawnken
09-29-2001, 03:53 PM
I guess somewhere around 2000. If its 4x4 little more.Sounds like its leaking or burning some oil.Rust just gives it character, and living in NE Ohio also, it's just part of life.;)

75
09-29-2001, 04:09 PM
Can't offer any info on the $$$ figure (since I'm from Canada, eh! ;) ) but as far as a 350 in place of the 305, it'll bolt right in. (I have a 350 in my '75 dually, I put a 305 in for a short time while my 350 was being rebuilt, back when the truck was the "only wheels I got")

With regard to the rusted sheet metal, doors & fenders are readily available as replacement panels. Fenders bolt on, doors require the "guts" to be changed over and also bolt on.

dhicks
10-01-2001, 07:59 AM
According to the NADA RETAIL book the truck is worth anywhere from 2,400 to 3,200 retail. If it's rusted and buring oil and I wanted the truck, I'd offer the seller $1,600 - $1,900.

thelawnguy
10-01-2001, 10:47 AM
2 or 4wd?

Around here you can buy clean 80's 2wd full size ford or gm for 1000-2000.

Mowman
10-01-2001, 04:05 PM
Hey Guy's,
This is a 2WD truck. Now it needs a new carb and the guy won't put anymore money in the truck. It's a tired old 305 4bbl. with 177,000 miles on it. I was going to offer him $1100 for it till he told me he'd take nothing less than $1300 for it. We'll see in a month or so. Thanks for your response on this.
Mowman