Need opinoin on 1989 Chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by rusty_keg_3, May 25, 2009.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=174319

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  2. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You cant see it, but on the other side, the wheel arc is pretty rusty.
     
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres a few more pics

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  4. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    bump......
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  6. 93Chevy

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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.
     
  7. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  8. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not sure yet, it is fun to mess around in (burnouts, donuts, and what not).
     
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    In that case, it might turn out to be a cool project for you. Good luck.
     
  10. Need4racin

    Need4racin LawnSite Member
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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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