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Parting is such sweet sorrow

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I had only owned my '77 K20 from this January through today when I sold it. And I felt sad watching it go down the road. I really need to stop getting attached to things. :frown1:
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    On the bright side, now I have $1100 and can finish paying off an '81 K30 I'm buying. :D
     
  2. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    NOOOOOOO!!!!! i did the same thing in may. it was a sad sad day.
     
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    I always try to tell myself its just another tool. Just like anyting else in the shop, Never works.
     
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    I don't mind the parting, its a week later I really miss it.

    But if you get that attached Allen, your life must be hell with how much you buy and sell stuff, ha.
     
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    For some reason I was thinking of "Parting" as "scraping" when I opened this. Not many of my trucks live long enough to be sold as complete units. I cut up 2 trucks within the last week.
     
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    You sold a running K20 for $1100? You should feel bad, how do you sleep at night? That truck would be worth thousands here.

    -Avery
     
  7. mountainexplorer

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    Thousands? haha, it wasn't that nice. I paid $750 for it with a 454 and new TH350, and swapped in a 350 and different TH350 and then drove it for a while. It cost me $100 in fuel to get it, about $100 in title transfer/tax/licensing, and a few other odds and ends.

    I kept the 454 motor with Edelbrock carb, rebuilt TH350 and NP203, cab visor, 3" Flowmaster exhaust, plus I got 2 jackstands and a few misc tools with it. It had a brand new pair of Hooker headers too, but I gave those to a friend that I owed a pair of headers to.

    I swapped the 350 motor, tranny and T-case, radiator and exhaust from a '76 K20 parts truck into it.

    So I guess I can't complain. The 454 wasn't anything special but I'm gonna throw a bigger cam in it, different heads and a gear drive and stick it into my Stepside.
     
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    Still sounds like a heck of a steal.

    -Avery
     

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