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new truck did i get a deal???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by buffblazer, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. buffblazer

    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    its a 69 C/20 2wd long box. 307 with about 1000k on it 4speed i think its a sm465. and a 1 ton rear end (dont really know the name of it) only thing wrong other than 37 years of age and wear is the brake lights dont work because the wiring has been disconnected. and what ya'll have been waiting for.............
    ...........the very good price of $500. tell me good deal or bad?

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  2. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    looks like a good deal to me it seems to be in pretty good shape
     
  3. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Sounds like a good deal to me!
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    any working truck that runs decent is worth at least $1k in my book so you definitely got a good deal
     
  5. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would buy that for $500 just for the body, regardless of it it ran. nice truck.:waytogo:
     
  6. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, that is a helluva deal. Especially if its rot free.
     
  7. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    That's an Eaton rear end. Probably a HO 52. Is the equip sticker still on the inside of the glovebox lid????
     
  8. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    I heard those are 12 bolt full floater's, can anyone verify that?
     
  9. muddybuddy

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    yep, its not a 12bolt ff, its an eaton;) lot of them came with deep gears and a locker stock if i remember correcty. they are kinda rare. i forget if the shafts from a 14ff will work inside them or not?
     
  10. makovai

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  11. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Eaton..

    I have an Eaton rear diff with coils under my 62 GMC 3/4 ton I made into a trailer..it has full floating axles and 4.56 gears(open I think,not posi?)...so yeah,they did make them in full floating versions--even with coil springs!..
    I'd just assume put a straight trailer axle in it--its a waste of a good Eaton rear to just use it as a trailer axle in a way..

    I'd check the rear control arms out good..I had to practically make new ones,mine were rotted badly--a common dilema for them around here..looks well worth 500 bones,you cant buy much of a 69 anything here for 500 bucks..good score!..:crazy:
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    do the shafts interchange with 14b? i think i remember reading somewhere that they can
     
  13. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    not sure...

    I read that here awhile back to,but have no personal experience swapping them in..I think "Divorced" was the one who posted that ,not sure..someone here will probably know for sure..:crazy:
     
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    hell yeah! $500 is a steal. 307 isnt a bad little powerplant, no powerhouse for sure but it'll get the job done for a DD/light hauler.
     
  15. buffblazer

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    well its good to hear all of you approve. i have one question, you guys mentioned the axle and what it is. the guy i bought it from knows about axles but he said that this one stumped him, he could not figure it out. so can anyone tell me what exactly this axle is? you guys mentioned eaton and 14b but does anyone know for sure? and is it a rare find? and what kind of gearing and lock up can i expect?
     
  16. pauly383

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    I think I read , the 14bff Detroit will fit inside the open diff , then you can run 14bff shafts . Don't qoute me until someone verifies this !
     
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    I found a '62 sitting at Pick 'n Pull with the same rear end? Is it worth taking and cleaning up? It was 6 lug and had tiny drums, but looked the same.
     
  18. Confedneck79K30

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    ill give ya 700 for the cab hood and fenders... delivered to my house..
     
  19. buffblazer

    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    are you talking to me or the guy with the 62?
     
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    either one, a 60s cab would be kinda sessy...
     

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