Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

1 ton with inline 6

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by OFFRDK5, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central IL
    Found someone who wants to sell a 1980 1 ton with an inline 6 292. It has the 4 speed and a gooseneck in the back. Anyone know what something like this engine can handle?
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2001
    Posts:
    7,777
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I can handle anything you hook it too as long as your not in a hurry. I had one in a 68 GMC 11,000 GVW dual wheel chassis cab that I extended the frame on (seems like it was 8' added in front of the rear wheels, and 6 or so behind) to use as a flat bed car hauler. I once drove that up one of the longest, steepest hauls in NW AL (near Iron City for those in the area) with a Caddy powered Suburban on the bed and a fully loaded 460 Lincoln Town car in tow behind it. It would lug like no tomorrow. Think almost in a diesel range but slow... I loved that old truck. Solid as a rock and as simple as it gets...
     
  3. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central IL
    Looks in good condition for a 1980. He only wants $300 for it.
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    I had a 292/4-spd in a '66 C10 LWB. Did a dump-run once with demolition waste from my basement reno. With a loaded pickup-box trailer in tow, there was just over 5000lbs combined tare /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Not bad for a 1/2-ton /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Even with that weight, 1st gear got it moving like it was empty. The drums were useless. The 4-spd was the primary speed control. It only had 3.73's too... I bet that '80 1-ton has 4.56's. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2000
    Posts:
    3,195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC, NY, USA
    I'd farkin get it. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    It wont get you anywhere fast, but i've heard of almost zero problems, with several hundred thousand miles.

    that and it should get pretty good fuel economy when not towing a load. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  6. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central IL
    Damn, I missed it. Someone else came up with the cash before me and bought it!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  7. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2000
    Posts:
    3,195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC, NY, USA
    /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  8. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    Damn, I missed it. Someone else came up with the cash before me and bought it!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's because you were here talking about it /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    You snooze, you lose. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    College Station & Kingsville, Texas
    I bought a 80 1 ton crewcab parts truck w/ a 292 I6 and I assume a SM465. The rear I took out of it has 4.10's. I've never heard it run but since it was a farm truck I'd assume it could pull its own weight and then some.
     
  10. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central IL
    Yes, but he knows of someone who has another, but 4 wheel drive and $500 in better shape! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    Yes, but he knows of someone who has another, but 4 wheel drive and $500 in better shape! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Oh so this one wasn't 4x4?
    nah, junk.
    Get the 4x4 for $500.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Posts:
    13,973
    Likes Received:
    453
    Location:
    Marietta GA
    So have you bought this one yet? Don't let it slip away too.
     
  13. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central IL
    I don't know where it is at. I am attepting to call the guy who has it, but no luck. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  14. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Posts:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin(Leander), TX
    PM me his number and I will try to call him as well /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  15. greywolf

    greywolf 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2001
    Posts:
    1,606
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ST.PAUL TX USA
    my 82 1/2 ton will take just about ANYTHING i've thrown at it. i use to deliver oak firewood a cord at a time /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif,pulled stumps, c80 dump truck.
    i only have the 250
     

Share This Page