New (to me) truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 1stclasslawns, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Well I've read every post on here and alot don't apply to me.
    I don't want a diesel, I don't drive enough for it to pay for itself.

    I don't relly like Fords I don't know why just feel uncomfortable driving them. They just don't fit I don't want to be bashed for it cause they are good trucks.

    Dodges are alright just couldn't find a deal on one.

    So heres my "new" ride no pictures yet.

    A "97" 3500 4x4 chevy duelie, 454 auto 42000 miles.

    I know the gas milage is bad but for the price I got it I can buy a bit of gasolene.

    I got it for $15149.00, Ya think I did ok?

    The exterior needs about 300.00 worth of work, if that much.
    The interior is great except for the seats. The back one I'll get recovered, the front will be replaced with bucket seats.

    Mechanically I found a little seapage of differential fluid around the front differential. But everything else is great.

    It was a traided in for a new truck by a construction co and was used by their head mechanic.

    It had a utility bed on it but they are putting me a pickup bed on it and I can go get it friday or saterday.

    With new seats and the body work done it'll book for around 20,000.

    Jim:blob4: :blob1: :blob2: :blob3:
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    It sounds like a fair deal,I dont think you stole it,but you got a solid truck,that should have lots of life left.Good luck with it.
  3. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Messages: 770

    If you are happy with your truck and the deal you make then that's all that matters. Enjoy your new Chevy.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    My '98 3/4 ton rides better than my wife's Grand Cherokee!!!:blob3:
  5. Sounds like a good deal only thing constuction companeys put really hard miles on there trucks ,other than that it sounds like a good deal,you should get it up to 120000 fairly trouble free miles

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