what were you older guys paying for trucks in the 80s??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiggz, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Good luck getting a piece of plywood in that "truck". :laugh:
  2. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Messages: 571

    You must have been looking at a loaded Lariat with a diesel, because I can get a extended cab f-250 wide body 4x4 gas for $33,000.

    I get a mopar discount so I can get a Ram 2500 crew cab 4x4 gas with a snow plow prep for $37,000.

    I can't remember the exact number for the Chevy, but a regular cab 8ft bed 4x4 6.0 snow plow prep was in the range of $41,000.

    I checked out Tundra and they were in the high $30's as well.

    I personally don't run Ford's and I never plan to.

  3. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    I'm on my 5th red F150, having just replaced the 99 with a 2011 I found with only 6 thousand miles. You take your time, and use the internet to your advantage, and you will get a nice price. Gotta shop multiple states/dealers. As to the original question, I don't even remember what year my first truck was, let alone what I paid for it! LOL Here's the new rig.

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  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,629

    my dad bought a 1985 f350 long bed, crew cab, 4x4, diesel brand new for $18k we sold it I think in 03 for $8k new diesels are just unreal in price
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    plywood fits easily. just let down the tailgate and use a rope tied down to keep it from sliding out the back. :laugh:

    who buys plywood these days anyways? not me. that junk costs too much lol.
  6. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Messages: 1,091

    In 88' I was in 8th grade. My dad bought a new 89' that year for 14k. Chevy 2500 ex cab long bed 4x2 auto plain work truck.
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  7. GaryBK

    GaryBK LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 274

    In 1989 I bought a Ford F150 2wd auto fully loaded for $18,800 all in. :)
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  8. Bowhog1

    Bowhog1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    1985 Chevy 2500, 350..4spd, 4:10 Posi, dual fuel tanks, dual batteries, trailer package, 2 tone paint, vinyl seats...$11,500...sure do miss her.

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