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chevy 2wd?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by A+ Lawncare, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    i got a chance to buy an 1992 chevy silverado 1500 off of my uncle.... real good shape, sprayed in bed liner, new paint job(3yrs ago) new muffler.... A+ condition..... 2wd though, am i really gonna need an 4wd for doin lawncare (mostly mowing, ect.)? its got 140k miles on the truck, what kinda offer should i give him? he said that he'de give me an no payment plan for a few months...

    i'm a rising senior in high school, so i'm not sure if i'm gonna stick with lawncare/landscaping so its hard to say if i'll ever get into heavy harscaping...
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    A 2wd will do you just fine, less maintnance, gas, and insurance.
  3. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    Iv got the same truck it a good truck and will last. I paid 2000.0 for mine with 150.000.mil its got 210.000. now with no problems.
  4. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    what kinda mpg do ya get on your truck? i hear its a 30gallon tank?

    if you have a camera and don't mind shootin a few shots of your truck, i'de appreciate it.... :waving:
  5. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    The short bed Silverados have 26 gallon tanks, and the long bed trucks have 34 gallon tanks. Hope this helps! :D
  6. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    i have another question, the truck does not have AC what would it cost in parts and labor to install an AC unit.... also an upgrade system (cd player) i don't want anything to fancy, but rather a nice cd player i can listen to while out driving around....
  7. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    Cd player is easy. But A/C is more trouble than it is worth. You need a compressor, condensor, Lines, New temp controller in the dash, Heater box, and misc other stuff. The only way to do it yourself would to buy a donor truck and rob it peice by peice.

    Maybe you could see if a company like Vintage air http://www.vintageair.com Has a kit you could install.
  8. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    The Dude

    i was thinking of taking the truck to an dealer or an auto shop to have the work done, my question was directed towards what to expect to pay to have it installed/ parts & labor....
  9. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    how many of ya operate trucks w/no AC units? is it really that bad in the summer w/o air..... figured you could just roll down the window to get a draft it is a work truck so u gotta be able to sacrifice comfronts
  10. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    The cost of adding "factory air" into the truck would be too cost prohibitive and you'd end up spending as much as if u went and got a truck with air already.

    My 89 has no air, sometimes no heat also lol, just roll down the windows. My 05 of course has air.......the dog loves a/c.

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