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I did it again, again. Even I am starting to confuse myself.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I bought another vehicle tonight.

    Ok... so within the last month I sold my '83 6.2 Diesel truck for $1600, sold my yellow '84 Chevy truck for $1500, sold an '80 Chevy body and frame for $300, and parted out the remains of an '81 K30 (body/frame and TH400/205 for $700).

    I bought a '73 C20 with 454 for $375 (of which I've sold $310 of parts off of and still have the motor and rear end), was given a '63 Chevy 1/2 ton 2wd minus motor (of which someone bought the SM420 tranny from me today for $60), bought a '78 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 with Fisher snow plow for $1849, bought a '78 Chevy 2wd Crew Cab with 454 for $650;

    and now tonight a 1984 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 Suburban with Goodwrench 454 and TH400/208 and 2" lift for $750.

    Tomorrow the '78 GMC plow truck goes away and I end up with a '91 GMC 1-ton 4x4 Crew Cab minus motor plus extra 8ft truck bed and BBC headers and dual exhaust off a Chevy truck (I made him throw in the exhaust and extra bed to sweeten the deal for me).

    So overall I've brought in a total of $4470 and spent a total of $3314 and now have 3 more "new to me" running 454 motors and another Dana 60 (making #17).

    The newest Suburban has a clean interior, but bad paint. Motor runs great, but the reason he was selling it cheap was cause the intake manifold gasket was leaking water externally from the back drivers side corner of the Edelbrock intake, and it currently has mismatched gear'd axles so 4x4 isn't operational. He was asking $1000 obo and I drove it home for $750, adding water the whole way back. I'll have to post pictures of it tomorrow.

    My latest plan:
    Swap the 454 (with new gaskets throughout) along with TH400 and NP208 out of the '84 Suburban into the '91 GMC Crew Cab to make it a driver, taking the 32-spline 205 from the '91 Crew Cab to use with my NV4500 going into my '81 Crew Cab. Then put a 350 and TH350/NP208 into the '84 Suburban and use it to drive this winter, while my '81 Crew Cab is undergoing a new motor and 5spd conversion and I can tow with the '78 2wd Crew Cab or '91 Crew Cab until the '81 is back on the road. Then the '78 2wd Crew Cab gets a 350 motor and re-sold and I'll keep the 454, and the '91 Crew Cab and '84 Suburban will serve as drivers until I decide to re-sell them next year. The '63 Chevy gets turned into a mud bogger body, the '73 C20 remains get scrapped after I pull the 14-bolt rear out of it.

    Someday I'll have to stop with these new projects and actually work on reviving the main Fleet back to running/driving status.
     
  2. 1BadK-30

    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    you are my hero :bow:
     
  3. Confedneck79K30

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    you make me sick, 17 dana 60s LOL... you are a wheelin, dealin, CK5addict
     
  4. 79BRUISER

    79BRUISER 1/2 ton status

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    Holy crap on a cracker......

    We're not worthy:bow: .......

    We're not wothy:bow: ........

    We're not worthy:bow: .......


    I would love to have a 454 for my burb. And back-up 454's for the back-up 454's.

    I'm so jealous.

    If its ok with you, I'll refer my wife to you when she starts complaining about parts sitting in the driveway.:D
     
  5. GotLabs

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    Ok, now Im confused.
     
  6. chevy wrangler

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    wow your like my frekin hero !!!!! i wish i had all of those parts sitting in my back yard
     
  7. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    and i thought i had problems with commitment................


    balzer
     
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    Just one...... all I'm looking for is one....... you were gonna quit at 15 remember (insert psychotic ice pick wielding smiley here) :rolleyes: Sounds like a good score, I think. I need a flow chart for this one. :doah:
     
  9. supersize75k5

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    i can see into the future..


    ok, dana 60's will become more rare even more so than now,

    then, out of the blue, allan will plan to retire and flood the market with his stash of dana 60's, thus lowering the price for the everyday in the garage building 4x4 guy.


    we shall all benifit!:D
     
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    lol damn thats so awesome..
     
  11. mountainexplorer

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    Ok, so here's the almost over-all picture story to sum things up:

    Said goodbye to the Diesel, yellow '84, the '80, and the green '81. Of course I kept the Dana 60 out of the Diesel and the green '81 before I sold them. They were #14 and #16.
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    And became the proud new owner of these:
    '73 C20 454 $375
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    '63 Chevy 1/2 ton 2wd Free
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    1978 GMC with plow $1849
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    1978 Chevy 2wd Crew Cab 454 $650
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    And the latest, the 1984 Suburban 454 $750
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    By today or later this week I'll have a pic of the '91 GMC Crew Cab.
     
  12. mountainexplorer

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    Oh yeah, and I think me new Dana 60 goal is 20. I still have a Scout II, Jeep Wagoneer, '64 International truck, and a motorhome that don't have Dana 60 fronts yet.
     
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    i like the rims on that burban u just got!
     
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    Don't mean to hijack, but whats goin on with the black and silver K5 in this pic?

    Scott
     
  15. mountainexplorer

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    That's when I towed it home.

    It's an '82 K5 with 4" lift. It was minus a motor and transfer case, but I got the 700R4 tranny with it that was one built up to handle the 383 stroker that was in the Blazer before.

    I gave $200 cash and a pair of 3.73 ratio 3/4 ton axles for the rolling Blazer with tranny. I sold the tranny for $350.

    I traded my $100 1988 Pontiac Firebird for an identical '82 Blazer complete but all stock with a non-running 305. I pulled the motor, tranny, t-case and wheels off it and sold the other rolling K5 body frame and axles for $300, then sold the wheels for $75 and 305 core for $50 and intake for $40 so I came out $365 cash ahead and kept the TH350 and NP208 from it as well as the exhaust which I swapped into this lifted '82 along with a good running 350 from another truck I had. I then kept the dual Flo Pro 2.5" exhaust out of this K5 to use under my Orange '75 K5.

    Right now the '82 in the picture is all together and driving, but I'm still waiting to get the title in my name so I can start driving it.

    Now, are you more confused? Every vehicle I have has a 10 page story of what part came from where and what has been done with it.

    Right now I'm into it $200 cash+ $400 trade value on axles+ 200 value on 350 motor- $350 I got from selling the 700R4+ 0 into the TH350/NP208= $450 invested plus my time/labor. I figure once I drive it and fix it up more, maybe next year when I'm tired of it I'll sell it for $1500-$2000 and go buy something else.

    The Yellow '84 I had bought last winter needing a motor for $600+a set of $50 15" , then bought an '85 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban minus tranny and t-case for $550 and used the motor and rear axle and exhaust in the yellow truck (and the Suburban front axle went under the Diesel). I sold the yellow one for $1500, $100 of which I knocked off for money I still owed him from buying the green '81 1-ton, and $150 of which I took off for an older Warn winch, so $1250 cash. I basically broke even on that truck overall, but didn't want to profit off a friend. me and him have bought, sold and traded more trucks than I can remember right now. Both the Diesel and the green '81 1-ton came from him... and he got a 2wd shortbed from me which he ended up selling to partially pay off the yellow truck. It all only gets all the more confusing.
     
  16. mountainexplorer

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    Any idea what rims they are? They look like factory aluminum rims off of something else. But I can't quite place what.

    I'm toying with the idea of putting 3/4 ton axles under the Suburban since the 1/2 ton axles are mismatched. Or I'll just swap out a front or rear to make it a match now.
     
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    I'm not confused at all. The reason why I was asking about it is because I used to have a '83 diesel K5 that was painted just like it. I'd love to get another one that has the same paintjob.

    Scott
     
  18. mountainexplorer

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    Yeah, it was funny cause both this one and the one I traded the Firebird for had identical paint schemes, just the lifted one was in alot better shape.

    The lifted one that had the 383 in it before I got it was a factory 305 Blazer.

    The one I traded the Firebird for had a 305 in it when I got it but was a factory 6.2 Diesel.
     
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    your my hero.

    great story.
     
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    im not sure where they are from, but i really like them. for some reason i have feeling they are factory off of something else but i cant figure it out either :doah:
     

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