One of our recent truck renovations

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JimLewis, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Someone asked in the other thread how it's possible to get a nice paint job for $1000. Well, here is the transformation of a truck we bought 1 month ago.

    Note: You don't have to use old trucks. That doesn't really even matter. But my point is, if you don't have a lot of $, you can still look nice.
  2. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't get that link to work :-(
  3. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry, I fixed the problem with the link. Works now.......
  4. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jim, all I can say is "AWESOME"!

    I'm shipping my old truck to you!:D
  5. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks real good jim.:D
  6. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. How much was to Armeral?

    Looks as good as new now.

    Also in the other thread I read that someone said with the old trucks you need to keep a machanic around.

    My answer to this is, not on these older truck, there is not much to break on them.
  8. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is a sharp looking vehicle.

    I'm making out fine with my 1989 Bronco, which is not exactly a spring chicken but it does look nice. I wish I could post a pic but I don't have a scanner :-(

    One thing I can add about coming into great vehicles at reduced prices would be check out your local town auctions. Once, I picked up a 6 year old Crown Vic for $200 that was listed as having "transmission" trouble. The real problem was a broken $2 clip where the accelerator rod connected. It had 56K miles & all i did was put a new battery in it plus a tank of gas, then drove it for 3 years with no trouble! At that same sale a friend of mine picked up a Toyota 4WD auto shift for $800, which would have made a great work truck, and also an old fire engine for $100......that ran!!!!!!!!
  9. Art Stubbs handy 58

    Art Stubbs handy 58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    Nice Truck, you are right, it does'nt take a $40,000 truck to look good...:D
  10. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 839

    Hey Jim,

    Nice Philosophy. I have learned how to be professional on a tight budget. But you seemed to have mastered it. Good way to be. I bet you have a high net. :blob4:

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