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Old 02-14-2013, 07:35 AM
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Back in the late 80's and early 90's my standard favorite was the Chevy C/K series with the 6.2 or 6.5 diesel. I got them cheap at lots around the bases I was staioned at. They wouldn't win any races but were easy to work on and came with extra heavy towing packages. No frills, but those trucks made me a lot of extra money.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:58 AM
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I use a 1997 Chevy 5.7 k1500, bought it last March and never had a problem. 121,xxx... just breaking it in
Loving that chevy!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:05 PM
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they have some great deals on older diesels, still with low milage for their age. talking about the shumate truck center.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:45 PM
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just a quick update on the old trucks. The '79 C65 chevy has been working very hard lately hauling. It has been carrying loads up to 7 tons legally without a hitch. still not the quickest truck out there but always delivers. gas milage still sucks but for the price I paid for it I can't even begin to complain.
The '94 ford got a new lift pump and injector pump about a month ago. so far that has been the biggest maintenance expense for the truck in the 5 years i've had it. it really woke up the pulling power and now I'm not having any trouble towing 6 tons. again it won't win any races but it sure has made money.
so half way through this summers work season i am very pleased with the old trucks. more importantly it's great to not have payments and enjoying the lower insurance costs.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:09 PM
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When I buy a work truck, other then my personal which I use now. I'm going for something from 95-03. From the south so its clean, most guys around me drive around in a rotted out, $500, 30 year old "scrappers truck" basically. And I don't want to be associated with that image. I want a clean, professional image.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:52 PM
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This is a great thread. Tnmtn I have always liked your C65 great reliable trucks.Our 93 K2500 5.7 has been a great truck 233,000 on the ticker.This truck still plows snow commercially and some times gets to pull a gooseneck its semi retired and has made me a ton of money.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:31 PM
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wow it still looks clean. And in the northeast no less.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:32 PM
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This is a great thread. Tnmtn I have always liked your C65 great reliable trucks.Our 93 K2500 5.7 has been a great truck 233,000 on the ticker.This truck still plows snow commercially and some times gets to pull a gooseneck its semi retired and has made me a ton of money.
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nice lookin truck, I like those wheels
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TT300E
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:38 PM
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Thanks guys! The truck was getting rough body wise so it was repainted a few years back.
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