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1988 Gmc V3500 - Sold

Discussion in 'Complete Vehicles' started by tvguy, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. tvguy

    tvguy 1/2 ton status

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    Gauging interest in my 1988 GMC V3500 with less than 53,000 original miles. This truck started life as a “Forcible-Entry Fire Rescue Truck” that lived at a Marine base in South Carolina. I removed the box that it had, and replaced it with a dually bed. I also swapped the original cab/chassis 14-bolt for a completely overhauled Dana 70 HD with a new Lockright. The truck has air conditioning, although it needs recharging.
    • Carbureted 454 (yes, most were fuel injected in ’88, but a small percentage were carbureted)
    • Turbo 400
    • Round pattern 205 transfer case
    • Rebuilt front and rear driveshafts
    • 6 new Toyo Open Country AT tires (less than 25 miles on them)
    • New Monroe gas shocks and steering stabilizer
    • New tie rod ends on front axle
    • Completely rebuilt Dana 70 HD, with new bearings, seals, brakes, NOS 4.56 gear set and a new Lockright
    • Dana 60 front w/ 4.56 gears (open)
    • New rear sway bar bushings
    • Engine has been recently tuned . . . new plugs and wires and runs VERY well!
    • New AutoZone Gold series battery with warranty
    • Battery disconnect in cab
    • New gooseneck hitch
    • Georgia title
    Known problems – truck has a few surface rust areas and obviously needs to be repainted. There are two small dents in the rear cab corner, and both front doors have some issues . . . although I will supply two good doors from a CUCV. Generally, the truck needs some love on the exterior, but could definitely be worked into a very nice truck. The factory tach does not work (probably a wiring issue).

    I absolutely LOVE this truck and do not want to sell it . . . I had big plans for it. But circumstances (my family needs a second vehicle that the wife can/wants to drive) are forcing me to sell. Asking $5,300 or best offer. If you have questions, feel free to email or call me at 770-355-0009. Located in NE Atlanta. Can send more pictures upon request
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Nice. Very nice. Wanna sell me the rear sway bar stuff?
     
  3. tvguy

    tvguy 1/2 ton status

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    Sure . . . for $5,300 and I'll throw in the rest of the truck for free!:laugh:
     
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    Will consider trading for an unmolested Jeep Wrangler (fuel injected YJ or a TJ).
     
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    I'll give Ya' $5.00 for it if you will bring it to P-cola ???? I'm talking CASH my friend !

    Tom
     
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    You're just mad cause you sold yours. Lusting after mine isn't going to bring it back!
     
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    tvguy 1/2 ton status

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    BTW, I've applied for a Georgia title and should have it in hand in about two weeks.
     
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    If I removed the light bar from the top what kind of patch job would it need? Also, any idea if that pintle hitch/ rear bumper combo could pull some weight, 12k-ish?
     
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    Looks like there's four 1/4 bolts that hold the light bar plus a larger hole for the wiring. Shouldn't be that hard to patch.

    I attached the bumper with 1/4" plate, so I don't think I'd trust it to haul 12k. You could always beef it up though. For what it's worth, it does have a gooseneck hitch in the bed that I recently installed.

    [​IMG]
     
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    But my trailer is pintle/ bumper pull.:crazy:
     
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    What does the interior look like?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Bump for a BAD Ass truck!


    I love those bumpers!
     
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    New price . . . $4,750.
     
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    Anyone? New price . . . $4,300.
     
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    Now listed on ebay with no reserve for $3,999! Search for GMV V3500 and you'll find it . . .
     
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    New price . . . $3,499
     
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    Any chance of a pic of the back seat and some pics of the frame, front end, tranny, and t-case? Thanks!

    Also, how driveable is the truck? Would it do the drive from GA to Charlotte, NC? Any tranny or t-case issues? Thanks!
     
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    Here's the back seat, T-Case and front axle . . .

    I've never had it out on a long trip, but I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't do just fine. It's never given me any problems around town.

    back seat.jpg

    T case.jpg

    front axle.jpg
     

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