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THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 09:02 PM
decided to pick this beauty up its a 97 3500 with a 454 bigblock 70k miles. shes dirty in the pics, im gonna clean it all up buff her out, and post a few more pics. new plow will be on shortly.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/heavychevy.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/heavychevy2.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/HEAVYCHEVY3.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/FLEET.jpg

nepatsfan
07-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Do you have a dump truck?

luis@NJ
07-01-2010, 09:05 PM
Little! that thing looks like a beast good find on that one.

bobcat48
07-01-2010, 09:07 PM
Looks nice,congarts.

deere615
07-01-2010, 09:54 PM
What will this one mainly be used for? They love gas!

THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Do you have a dump truck?
why do you wanna buy it?

THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 10:02 PM
What will this one mainly be used for? They love gas!

will be a plow truck mainly.

MileHigh
07-01-2010, 10:18 PM
what kind of blade are you slappin on it?

93Chevy
07-01-2010, 10:20 PM
Looks good man. I like that year of Chevy.

THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 10:21 PM
prolly an 8 foot stainless snowdogg.

such as
http://www.thedexterco.com/images/snow/SnowDogg%20Snowplow%20(Marion%20Twp.).JPG
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/dual.jpg

W.L.M.
07-01-2010, 11:41 PM
You have seen the light :gmctruck:
Awesome looking truck

THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 11:47 PM
lol we will see. i might have to sell the chevy and buy another dodge if i dont like it.

Junior M
07-01-2010, 11:49 PM
how much did you pay for it?

I'd buy that in a heart beat!

BINKY1902
07-02-2010, 12:59 AM
I thought you were gonna buy that v10 Dodge from the guy selling out? Looked like he was dragging his feet so you went another route. Nice Chevy, I have one with 454 and it will pull down a house.

93Chevy
07-02-2010, 07:13 AM
I thought you were gonna buy that v10 Dodge from the guy selling out? Looked like he was dragging his feet so you went another route. Nice Chevy, I have one with 454 and it will pull down a house.

Was it Lethal Weapon 2 where Mel Gibson did pull down a house with his big dually Chevy?

W.L.M.
07-02-2010, 07:13 PM
lol we will see. i might have to sell the chevy and buy another dodge if i dont like it.

Nah it may go the other way and you'll need to sell 2 dodges :weightlifter:

Economical_Landscaping
07-02-2010, 07:46 PM
^^^^ :laugh:

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 08:08 PM
I thought you were gonna buy that v10 Dodge from the guy selling out? Looked like he was dragging his feet so you went another route. Nice Chevy, I have one with 454 and it will pull down a house.

he dragged his feet for too long, so i jumped on this one. i also liked this one better because it has never had a plow on it so i know it wasn't beat to death.

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 08:12 PM
spent a few hours waxing the new whip.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/waxed.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/waxed2.jpg

93Chevy
07-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Man, I'd love to have that truck in an extended cab.

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 08:16 PM
so go find one in an extended cab lol

93Chevy
07-02-2010, 08:44 PM
so go find one in an extended cab lol

That right there makes just too much sense, lol

I have an extended cab 3/4 ton, but a 1 ton is better.

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 08:49 PM
lol all i know is the 1 ton chevy is smaller then my 3/4 dodge :) so we will see how well she holds up.

nepatsfan
07-02-2010, 08:52 PM
lol all i know is the 1 ton chevy is smaller then my 3/4 dodge :) so we will see how well she holds up.

It obviously wouldnt be as tall. You have a lift kit on the dodge.

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 09:03 PM
dodge is all stock broski.

Junior M
07-02-2010, 09:43 PM
Man, I'd love to have that truck in an extended cab.

I would to, but hell I'd take it as it sits!

It obviously wouldnt be as tall. You have a lift kit on the dodge.

Your an idiot. Dodges have always set up in the air, STOCK.

nepatsfan
07-02-2010, 10:05 PM
I would to, but hell I'd take it as it sits!



Your an idiot. Dodges have always set up in the air, STOCK.
You're an idiot, I know that I was just kidding with him because someone else was arguing with him a while ago that it had a lift.

THEGOLDPRO
07-02-2010, 11:26 PM
dont let MJD see us arguing he will shut this dog and pony show down quicker then you can say celery.

thu cutting edge
07-02-2010, 11:45 PM
that chevy will last longer then those dodges anyway. you will be putting trannys in those dodges while the chevy still works. but need a ford in that crew to compair to anything.

JCLawn and more
07-02-2010, 11:57 PM
that chevy will last longer then those dodges anyway. you will be putting trannys in those dodges while the chevy still works. but need a ford in that crew to compair to anything.

that ford will blow head gasket at the first sign of work :drinkup:

JCLawn and more
07-02-2010, 11:59 PM
you can expect 300,000 miles out of the chevy though

thu cutting edge
07-03-2010, 12:04 AM
i run nothing but fords and they run tough. look at any big company "brickman trugreen, etc" they run nothing but fords. also that chevy will have nothing but dumb stuff go rong with it like ac, dash lihts, switches, etc but i would never own a dodge.

THEGOLDPRO
07-03-2010, 12:07 AM
i dont give a crap what kinda truck it is, as long as it can plow and tow a trailer. i have owned fords chevys and dodges, im not brand loyal.

Turf Commando
07-03-2010, 12:37 AM
I'm no chevy fan by any means..! but that truck will move some snow and drink some fuel....Hello 6-8 MPG....lol,

nepatsfan
07-03-2010, 09:40 AM
dont let MJD see us arguing he will shut this dog and pony show down quicker then you can say celery.

:laugh:LOL ok

nepatsfan
07-03-2010, 09:54 AM
you can expect 300,000 miles out of the chevy though

Wake up JC.....its time for work. That was quite a dream you were having, talking about a chevy gasser going 300 thousand miles. Want a coffee?

Junior M
07-03-2010, 10:52 AM
that chevy will last longer then those dodges anyway. you will be putting trannys in those dodges while the chevy still works. but need a ford in that crew to compair to anything.

that dodge will last just as long. A close friend of mine has a 1991 Chevy with 250,000 miles. Had a new tranny put in at 225,000.

That should prove, Dodges arent the only ones that need a tranny..

Wake up JC.....its time for work. That was quite a dream you were having, talking about a chevy gasser going 300 thousand miles. Want a coffee?

I'd expect a Chevy to last 300,000 miles before a Ford. I expect my 400small block in the 2500HD to hit 225,000 before it needs any major work. And the tranny will probably go out of it before the motor goes.

oakwdman
07-03-2010, 03:50 PM
They all break. They all suck. It's just the one that you still like after fixing it. I like my dodge, but wouldnt hesitate to buy a gm or ford.

JCLawn and more
07-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Wake up JC.....its time for work. That was quite a dream you were having, talking about a chevy gasser going 300 thousand miles. Want a coffee?

my dads got 268,000 and it is the most dependable truck we got. Most trucks will go 300,000 as long as the body holds up. I know a guy with 3 truck over 300,000 and one more than 400,000 miles.

ShooterK2
07-05-2010, 09:28 AM
Wake up JC.....its time for work. That was quite a dream you were having, talking about a chevy gasser going 300 thousand miles. Want a coffee?

My current 2000 Chevy Silverado has 256,000 miles on it, and is in perfect shape as we speak. It has required one fuel pump replacement to get it this far. I had 388,000 miles on my previous Chevy gasser when I sold it. Anyone ELSE want coffee?

suavematt
07-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Nice chebby, slap a set of running lights on the roof & it should be set to go. Go to summit racing & order oil/trans-fluid cooler & run after-market inline filters before the juice flows through the coolers & back into the engine & trans & that ol' chev should be fine. i know an old guy whose a retired long-haul trucker & he used to swear by his goof ol' dually chev with the 454 :laugh: he hauled custom boats all over the country with it & had over 400,000 miles of the stock drive-trane because he was meticulous with it's maintenance. :usflag: My olf 79' super-cab Ford had 365,000 on the stock 351M/C6 engine & trans before I swapped the 300 I6 in. Take care of em' & they'll last as long as you need then to... Can't be said for many of the new trucks of any breed hahaha...

Later!

~ :cool: Suave'

nepatsfan
07-05-2010, 11:10 AM
if you want to keep dumping money into a truck you can make them last forever.

thu cutting edge
07-05-2010, 01:57 PM
if you want to keep dumping money into a truck you can make them last forever.

thats 100% true. it gets to the point where you are putting as much money in it a month as a new payment would be. when you get bigger and start getting into the accounting you will see. it cheaper to buy a new truck then to buy a used truck but starting out its fine.

JCLawn and more
07-05-2010, 02:11 PM
thats 100% true. it gets to the point where you are putting as much money in it a month as a new payment would be. when you get bigger and start getting into the accounting you will see. it cheaper to buy a new truck then to buy a used truck but starting out its fine.

I could buy a lot of $2000-$5000 trucks for your one big duly ford(in your picture) :D truck parts or cheap compared to mower parts. Labor is what kills

nepatsfan
07-05-2010, 02:19 PM
I could buy a lot of $2000-$5000 trucks for your one big duly ford(in your picture) :D truck parts or cheap compared to mower parts. Labor is what kills

how much is down time worth? I dont have the time or patience to deal with old trucks.

RLS24
07-05-2010, 02:19 PM
I've had all 3. first truck when I was 16 was a '88 short bed chevy 4x4 with a 350. had 210,000 on it and ran like a top. second was a '89 chevy with a 305 in it (winter beater) with 265,000 on it. ran great no problems. Also had a '98 Dodge with a 360 in it that spun the rod bearings with 39,000 miles on it. Then had my Ford last summer which I really liked and now I'm back to a Chevy, this time with a Diesel and I really like it, just put ball joints and a starter in it, but hey, what can you expect from a work truck that has 125k on it and mostly still original parts. whoever said "they all break" is exactly right. what we do with these trucks and the abuse you put them through, you have to expect to do repairs, no matter what brand it is.

thu cutting edge
07-05-2010, 09:41 PM
that is 100% true. the trucks do nothing but work and you want something reliable. parts and labor is not the big expense. it down time that kills you and you will all see that and most have seen it first hand.

JCLawn and more
07-06-2010, 10:21 AM
that is 100% true. the trucks do nothing but work and you want something reliable. parts and labor is not the big expense. it down time that kills you and you will all see that and most have seen it first hand.

that is true

JCLawn and more
07-06-2010, 10:25 AM
new trucks can have there issues too. It really all depends on the truck

THEGOLDPRO
07-07-2010, 11:27 PM
washed and waxed big blue.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/BIGBLUE.jpg

Kennedy Landscaping
07-07-2010, 11:54 PM
Nice Chevy, and the Dodges too. I detailed mine yesterday, it was way overdue. Now it rained on me today when I was working and got it dirty. Never fails.

THEGOLDPRO
07-08-2010, 12:17 AM
thanks buddy

THEGOLDPRO
07-08-2010, 05:57 PM
washed and waxed the red ram.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/bigred.jpg

Itzkcatz
07-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Now that's a sexy ram!
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