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Old 05-25-2009, 01:55 PM
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Question Need opinoin on 1989 Chevy 1500

Ok, i got a 1989 Chevy 1500, it is a regular cab, short bed. I am only sixteen, and work with my brother. We have a 2009 Chevy 3500HD, thats our work truck, he has a 99 Chevy 2500, and i got my 89. I was considering taking the bed off it and making a flatbed with dovetail ( or beavertail). I know its only a 1500, but couldnt i just put beefier springs and what not on it. I wouldnt be hauling the Exmark Lazer Z on it, maybe oince and a while. But maybe the John Deere 420 ( 60' deck). I figure i would add trimmer racks too.

What do you think? Please tell me what you think.

The same thing this guy did.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:58 PM
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You cant see it, but on the other side, the wheel arc is pretty rusty.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:00 PM
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:35 PM
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:43 PM
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You might have a better time with a trailer, depending on the area. Be careful about having too much weight on it, big fines. It's a good idea, but don't get too excited and put too much money into a rathole.

Looks like an okay truck, what engine does it have? I had a '93 for a while, and hated it. It nickel and dimed me for two years till I got my '95. Hopefully you have better luck than I did.
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Oh, and if you do add a flatbed, you risk losing room for tools and grass clippings or leaves if you have to bag.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:24 PM
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1.It has a 350.
2.We have a Chevy 3500, and a brand new 16 foot trailer (6/24/09).

Note: I hate pulling a trailer, so i want something i could but the Metro, Trimmer, and blower on. Just in case i want to work longer, or start earlier.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:27 PM
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I am not sure yet, it is fun to mess around in (burnouts, donuts, and what not).
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In that case, it might turn out to be a cool project for you. Good luck.
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put some add a leafs on it, and load it in there. Leave the bed as is. A trailer would be a better idea.

And keep the truck around. Parts are common, cheap, and repairs are easy.
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