My newest used truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Before

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  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    After with a 30' Bradford Pear in the bed

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  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is a 89 model with turbo diesel

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  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It was a lease trade out from some construction company. Drove 850 miles to pick her up and drive her home 60 mph all the way home. After cutting padlock off tool boxes I discovered 3 saws alls, 1 Sthil concrete saw and countles hand tools. Gave $2500 for her. Next mod will be a hoist

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  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Those tools just about covered the cost of the truck huh?

    Nice looking rig. Post another when you have it all set up.
     
  6. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice truck and your lucky getting those free tools. Good luck with it.
     
  7. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
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    paint the rims white and the hubs black it will look alot nicer
     
  8. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like a 1600 or 1800 series Int. Good trucks. Make sure you keep the coolant clean and add the correct additive to the coolant to keep it from messing up the cylinder sleeves. Clean oil and air filters are a MUST also.
     
  9. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Rookiemower, I was thinking of painting wheels grey to kinda match my other trucks, but not sure yet.
    xcopterdoc, thanks for the heads up about the coolant. Yes it is a 1700 series. Only 84,000 miles on her.
     
  10. selnoil

    selnoil LawnSite Member
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    I have that same chassis but mine is a 1900 series oil truck (red cab also). Just a couple cheap things that will dress it up a lot.
    Go to your local international dealer and order the aluminum grill and headlight covers. Think mine were about $300 3 years ago. My rims are gray front and rear with chrome lug nut covers on the front and a chrome moon on the rear axle.

    You will be amazed at how nice it will look. Its only a few hundred dollars and a half a days labor but your customers will think its a new truck!!! If you want to dress it even more put aluminum mirrors on it, a chrome bumper and pole makers on it and I know you'll turn heads. My trucks do, they may be old but they've still got a heart!! I love older trucks!! They are fun to clean up and get looking like new. I've got three oil trucks, 2 internationals (a 1977 1700 series and a 1989 1900 series) and a 1988 Ford L8000. I've got them all chromed up and keep the aluminum tanks polished. People and customers always ask if they are new and can't believe there age.

    Good Luck!! If its got a DT466 engine in it, it will last forever.

    Mike
     

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