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Old 02-13-2013, 05:25 PM
PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC is offline
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there is nothing wrong with liking your old truck ,but my 08 3.7 V6 makes the same power torq s my 1989 318 v8 did gets car like fuel mpg tows good there are good newer trucks .
I did like my old truck 318 v8 727 auto 3speed 241 trans dana 44Detroit locker front dana 44 rear locker disc brake conversion.
9500 warn winch warn winch bumper 4inch spring lift 33 inch tires .
300,000+ miles mostly off road too
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:26 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:54 PM
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there is nothing wrong with liking your old truck ,but my 08 3.7 V6 makes the same power torq s my 1989 318 v8 did gets car like fuel mpg tows good there are good newer trucks .
I did like my old truck 318 v8 727 auto 3speed 241 trans dana 44Detroit locker front dana 44 rear locker disc brake conversion.
9500 warn winch warn winch bumper 4inch spring lift 33 inch tires .
300,000+ miles mostly off road too
Nice truck man!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:10 PM
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Hey guys, just thought I would share... Sorry, havn't figured out how to post photo's yet but I just picked up a 2003 ford f350 super duty with a 10 ft. dump bed.. Got the dually's. Got the 5.4(i know, i know, don't say it) Came wit an 8ft. Western Pro Plow.. Got 57,000 miles on it.. And I paid $7,000.. I tend to be more of a chevy type dude, a little more diesel as well. But there was no way I could pass this up... Came from an auction and it was a Public Works vehicle... It was a sand truck, however it was garaged and sprayed down every night in the winter.. Only bit of rust is on the bottom of the doors.. rocker's are fine.. Here is an example of a great "older" truck that not only looks and drives amazing, but will suite my needs perfectly... Thanks to everyone else that is sharing as well,,,, really interesting
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Our newest truck is my Dad's '99 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins with 235k.
My truck I will be using this year is a '98 Chevrolet Cheyenne 5.0 with over 220k.
Still have my old van a '91 GMC Vandura 2500 4.3 with 222k mainly used as mobile storage around our property.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:35 PM
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Awesome Trucks greg78! Those 5.0 cheyenne's are rare! And honestly I would love to have that Van in my fleet because I feel as if they are so handy for transporting plants or chemicals, or tools, or some equipment, or workers... I knew a crew in the suburbs of Boston that used one of the big box type trucks(you know the ones the bigger companies have with the hydraulic ramp out of the back) Google "Super Lawn Trucks" Anyway, the one that they had was only a 3 seater, but the cargo area was huge! I swear they would pack that thing with 6 walkers and 2 walk behinds..... And what was driving behind it? A van just like yours that was outfitted to carry a bunch of passengers(seatbelts included) And, conversion ready cargo space as well. Anyway, big fan of your trucks bud.. keep it up!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Awesome Trucks greg78! Those 5.0 cheyenne's are rare! And honestly I would love to have that Van in my fleet because I feel as if they are so handy for transporting plants or chemicals, or tools, or some equipment, or workers... I knew a crew in the suburbs of Boston that used one of the big box type trucks(you know the ones the bigger companies have with the hydraulic ramp out of the back) Google "Super Lawn Trucks" Anyway, the one that they had was only a 3 seater, but the cargo area was huge! I swear they would pack that thing with 6 walkers and 2 walk behinds..... And what was driving behind it? A van just like yours that was outfitted to carry a bunch of passengers(seatbelts included) And, conversion ready cargo space as well. Anyway, big fan of your trucks bud.. keep it up!
I've used the van a lot. I used to load my Turf Tracer in it and do properties on the beach was really nice with limited parking.

Thanks for the complements.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:24 PM
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Put up a picture of an old beverage truck a while ago that I was looking at. Here is the new and improved version.
Very cool looking conversion!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:25 PM
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Www.shumatetruckcenter.com

This is a Tampa dealer that has a large selection of service trucks of all type. Buckets, boxes, utility,pu, terminix, vans, NPR. Dumps. Lots of GAO buys. Great prices, low mileage and NO RUST. Could be worth a drive for the right person.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:33 PM
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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
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