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ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 06:16 PM
Hello all, This is my first time posting on Lawn site but I have been reading and learning from this site for several years. I run a small operation in upstate NY doing mostly hardscapes for the last 15 years. Im looking to get back into the maintenance work again (sold out the maintenance side in 2000) so I picked up this truck for mulch, brush,top soil exc.
I will start with the floors and driver side rocker then move on to the doors and nose. If any one knows of a source for parts for a truck this old please chime in. Thanks Adam.
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i445/alcland1/7000c_zps73045794.jpg
I will get some more pics up as I get into it.

alldayrj
01-19-2013, 06:19 PM
What year is it? 366 gasser? We had a 1974 and a1980. Great trucks. Drove it right into the scrap yard once the cancer got it
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ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 06:55 PM
What year is it? 366 gasser? We had a 1974 and a1980. Great trucks. Drove it right into the scrap yard once the cancer got it
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Its a 1983 8.2 detroit with a 5 speed auto. The body is a heated Rugbe.

alldayrj
01-19-2013, 07:08 PM
What truck did you use for hardscapes
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knox gsl
01-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Most of the cab parts will interchange with full size trucks of the same year.

tnmtn
01-19-2013, 08:14 PM
nice truck, for arts you might look into buying a cab and chassis parts truck. you may come out cheaper in the long run.

ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 08:39 PM
What truck did you use for hardscapes
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I have a f450 flatbed and a 01 f250 that I tow a few trailers. For the most part I find it most economical to have materials delivered. The main reason for my trucks is to move equipment and cleanup jobs as we go.
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ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Most of the cab parts will interchange with full size trucks of the same year.
Every truck I come across is just as rusted or worse. Here in NY its almost impossible to find rust free parts.
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knox gsl
01-19-2013, 09:07 PM
maybe jc whitney or similar.

ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 09:21 PM
Jc Whitney does have many parts for this style truck and so does lmc truck parts. The parts Im having trouble locating are the fender extension skirts. They are like the wheel house in front of the fire wall. I didn't check with GM yet but my guess is that stuff is long gone.
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alldayrj
01-19-2013, 09:30 PM
When i had mine i swapped on some clean doors from a blazer i had. Power windows nd locks was pretty sweet
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knox gsl
01-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Check wit salvage yards down south, they are a dime a dozen down here.

LandFakers
01-19-2013, 10:11 PM
I know it doesn't pertain to this build much but I am having a lot of parts brought up from southern states for my trucks. Just go online and try to find salvage yards down south and give em a call. That's what I did. Good luck

ALC LANDSCAPING
01-19-2013, 10:19 PM
I would love to get hooked up with a reputable salvage yard that has parts for this truck. Anyone in the south have any leads for me?
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ecurbthims
01-20-2013, 05:02 PM
your trucks the same from the cab foreward as millions of school busses .Not sure of your area,but several districts have rules with school busses in terms of how old they can be .Buss companies might have a few around the yard or know where they were sent .

Swampy
01-20-2013, 05:53 PM
You try Certifit? http://www.certifit.com/

Edit go to their online catalog

tnmtn
01-20-2013, 06:58 PM
http://www.lmctruck.com/chevrolet/

this link may help. they have lots of parts and I believe your cab is the same as a 1-ton from that era.

ALC LANDSCAPING
01-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Thanks Guy's. I will check into them tomorrow.
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ALC LANDSCAPING
01-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Today I dug into the floor on the drivers side, there was nothing left from the outer rocker to the trans tunnel. The inner rocker is gone. The cab mount is very thin so I will replace that as well. The replacement floor pans under the drivers feet are not manufactured large enough, I will have to find a cab to cut some pieces from or splice some metal in to Mack up the difference.
tomorrow I will post some pictures of this mess.
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ALC LANDSCAPING
01-30-2013, 05:21 PM
I have some updates with the 7000. The cab is border line not worth fixing so I may do a cab swap. After spending the time on the rockers and floors it would be faster and cheaper to throw a new cab on. On another note I got a call from a buddy this past Sunday that he was junking his L8000 Ford, I stripped a new electric tarp system with the stainless steel arms off the truck. I figure the setup would coast about $800 or more so that was a home run. As far as the pictures go I'm still working on getting them uploaded.
Thanks.
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tnmtn
02-05-2013, 07:56 AM
looking forward to pics of the finished product.

southern79
02-05-2013, 07:57 PM
Maybe www.car-parts.com
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