older trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnandplow42, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
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    does anyone out there tow, or use as their primary work truck, with an older truck. I have a 1987 chevy.
    just curious :waving:
     
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,924

    I don't think it matters, as long as its clean....a guy around here has a 1975 Chevy pickup, truck is sweet, trailer painted to match....
     
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah, the year can be irrelevant as long as you keep it acceptable, as far as looks and condition. i just starting using a 1990 pick up, and this is the newest truck i ever owned!
    here the '90 gmc
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    here's my '86 f250 i just sold this winter
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    and my '84 dump i just sold the same week as the ford
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  4. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    I use good looking older chevy's. I use a '73, '83 and '85 as work trucks, I dont see why it matters as long as they are "presentable".
     
  5. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    I was using a '79 pickup towards the end of last year. I'd still be using it if I didn't drive it into a muddy POND. I loved that thing... my '92 chevy is the newest i've owned yet, but I love the older trucks. As long as all the colors match, and doesn't have huge rust holes in it, who cares.
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I'm still using my 94 F150 4x4 that I started with. I just got it painted and new fenders and patches for the rear. But our last damn snow storm, paint job only 3 days old, and ran over a stupid plowing marker stake and scratched the right side bed al the way to the middle of the front door. Its a work truck but ya still want it to look nice at least a couple of weeks after a new paint job. LOL :dizzy:
     
  7. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Older trucks can be a trademark of your business. I was looking at a '63 F-600 to fix up and repaint to use for my venture, but ran out of time to pursue the purchase.

    Now I'm looking at a '68 F-100 up the street to fix up, not exactly for work, but as a school/show truck, and use my '95 or whatever I have in its place during the summer (hopefully the 2004 F-250 PSD).
     
  8. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    One of my trucks is a '91 Dodge Ram 250. First work truck I owned and still use some today.
     
  9. jims lawn service

    jims lawn service LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 24

    I have a 71 chevy C-30 dump I use for mulch and clean-up jobs.We have a truckmount leaf loader with a swing away hitch,makes a hard jod easier.
     
  10. RedWolf

    RedWolf Banned
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    I use a 76 Chevy pickup and i also have a Chevy C70 dump truck.The dump was in good shape when i got it so all i had to do was paint it to match my trailer and pickup.The pickup needed the motor rebuilt wich took me a day to do.From then on out it has been the best pickup ive had in a long time.I also have a 82 isuzu pup diesel with a dump kit.I need to run a new return line but that little truck will haul a load.ive hauled 2 yards of stone,lime rock,mulch,and other things and its a good little truck.
     

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