Should I get it?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Bunton Guy, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    I found a truck forsale that has been sitting for needs a but of work about 300 dollars worth but it looks to be in decent shape. It will need tires in 5K miles or so. Its a mid to late 80's GMC with a large V-8 motor....long bed 4-door model. low 100K miles engine runs strong and interior is in good shape what do you think ?? the guy is asking 400 bucks. I wanted to get the truck to start up another mowing crew . Not to keen on them using my F-350 powerstroke.
  2. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Looks can be deceiving and if your not 100% sure about purchasing the truck then take it to a reputable mechanic and have him look it over. He should be able to put it on a lift, check it out, let you know if it will or will not pass a state safety inspection, and tell you what it needs. Theres probably a reason the truck is only $300.
  3. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    Id go for it . Its worth way more then $400 in parts if its not rusty. so if it turns out to be a heap sell it for parts JMHO :)
  4. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Harry I checked under it and it has a oil leak...nothing major its what I expected for a vehicle nearly 20 years old. The truck hasent been turned over in 8 months because it has been blocked in by other vehicles. The guy gave me a key to see if it would crank and it turned over on the third try and ran pretty smooth & no smoke. I just have to get the trans rebuilt ( I have a friend of the family that does it for $300 bucks)

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