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military 1 ton value? please help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, May 20, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    came acros a 85' military 1 ton 6.2 400/205 d60 14ff/locker 4:56 gears truck. guys asking 3500.00. if its realitivly clean is it worth it? going to look at it today os sunday. please, replies soon would be aprecieated.
     
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  2. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    heck the Axles sell for $2000 alone. If the truck runs its a deal.
     
  3. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Agreed, plus the 400/205 combo. Sounds like a good buy if it runs decent.
     
  4. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Please dont take this post as a put down please...

    Locally I can get a 14bolt for $50 with 4.56's and a front d60 with 4.56's for $500....

    however a complete truck is always a better deal as it is complete....

    if it is in great condition I say see what other stuff like that around you is going for... example.. I bought a truck...

    1978 GMC 1 ton
    d60 front
    14bolt rear
    4" susp
    3" body
    38's
    rollbar
    tube bumper
    stock tack
    new radiator
    headers
    completely ran....

    $500

    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/9_20_2003/partstruck.htm


    guy behind me bought...
    1979 chevy 1 ton
    d60 front
    14bolt rear
    44's
    12" susp
    3" body
    bushwackers
    454
    smc465
    4.88's
    np205
    rollbar
    $1000
     
  5. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Admittedly it does depend a lot on location. In the junk yards around here, d60 HOUSINGS are going for over a grand. They won't look at you when you ask about a 14 bolt unless you've got a couple bills in your hand. Location, location and location.

    Side note, went to a yard to try and get a d30 for my friend, the cheapest I found one was $400 and that's without brakes. The cheapest I found one with brakes was $600. We NEED a big chain to come here, it's getting ridiculous.
     
  6. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well it is going to get worse....

    around here all the early 80's and down vehicles are stripped.. for the most part... and with steel being so high per pound.... they are sending ALL of them to the scrapper.... they are getting $500 per truck crushed!!!!!!

    that sucks for us but good for them....
    so older trucks are going to be harder to get parts for from junkyards...

    better off trying car-part.com
    I have used them a few times and seems the only way to go.... if parts are too expensive new....and cannot be found in junkyards....

    I found this out due to talking to the owner of the junkyard.. he had 25+ old school chevies with 14bolts under them... he only wanted $35 each... some were camper specials like mine so 4.56's factory..... but all sent to the scrapper to which also makes the prices go up... supply and demand... :crazy:
     
  7. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would say that $3500 is too high, unless the truck is pretty clean. When I say clean, I mean: good battery, cables, hosses, belts, no major oil or coolant leaks, no major electrical problems, tranny problems, and all cylinders are firing.

    I bought this 1985 Chevy Duallie 1-Ton with a 454, Turbo 400, NP-205, Dana 60, and 14 Bolt FF for $1500. It was in rough condition, but the drive train was solid, and it was rust free with no major damage from any accidents.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks guys for the quick replies. the guy says it runs good has no problems and he has all the paperwork, whatever that means. i wont know the real condition until i look at it. is there any codes that will tell me if it is a locker in the rear. i know to check the glove box code for a locking rear end, but is it different for a military truck. would it even have the sticker in it? the truck has also been painted, so its not camo paint. that kinda sucks, but not important cause i want it for a parts truck. i want to put my lame parts back in it and sell it. oh and yes i will try to get him down in price as much as posible. :grin:
     
  9. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If it's an honest military "1 1/4 ton" CUCV, it'll have a 14bff with a detroit locker, and a D60 front that MIGHT have a limited slip in it.
     
  10. smalltruckbigcid

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    Unless its been changed it should have a np208 t-case as well not the 205
    George
     
  11. Jonny-K5

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    i'd offer him 3 grand.

    i dont know how u guys find trucks/parts so cheap. i think the truck as desribed has a fair asking price, to compare it to a $500 steal of a deal is like comparing apples to oranges.
     

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