My new used truck.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Duncan90si, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
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    I bought a 95 GMC 3500 DRW 5.7L 2WD. Picked it up for 2K. It was a sweeper truck for cleaning parking lots.

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    Then I started stripping the truck down and selling all the sweeping components off of it. I wound up getting $1625 for the pony motor, sweeping head and broom, blower housing, etc. plus an additional $163 in scrap metal from it also.

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    So I basically paid $212 for the truck. It's already got the hydraulic cylinders to lift the 9' x 8' flatbed which will be here Monday. I need to clean it up, do a little undercoating, relocate the cylinders, make hinges, and build some modest looking stake sides and I should have a good "dump" truck for cheap money.

    Whatcha guys think?
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Fab work yourself too......I'd say you're doing just fine. Good thinking.

    How does it run? Whats the mileage? Overall condition?
     
  3. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
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    Yeah I love doing my own fab work. 136K on the odometer. I have personally driven the truck 100% of the time for the last 4 years, so there aren't no hidden surprises or problems. I bought it off of the company I work for. ( I do sweeping at night on the side for extra $$) Mechanically, it runs like a top, A/C works good also. I have/had to put a new gas tank, brake lines, rear tires etc. But other than that its a good truck.
     
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Can't beat that.
     
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Nice, you know how to spend your money wisely. Hope you get a good life out of that truck.
     
  6. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
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    The bed is on the truck. The bed is very nice, built well, and quite large. Now its time to make the hinges and mount the cylinders. :drinkup:

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  7. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
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    I haven't got the hinges finished and cylinders mounted yet. I built the stake sides and installed chrome wheel simulators. I'm going to paint the stake sides black to match the bed.

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  8. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice, are you going to get some tool boxes on it?
     
  9. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
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    I'm planning on putting one underbody box underneath the driverside of the bed, mounted onto the frame rail. I was looking at some that were around 18"x18"x30". I will most likely mount a box on the tongue of my trailer also.
     
  10. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    You weren't concerned that this truck hasn't really been over 40mph? Being that it was a street cleaner? How did you get it for so cheap?
     

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