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should i buy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stizkidz, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. stizkidz

    stizkidz 1/2 ton status

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    Today I went to look at a 1985 GMC Sierra 2500 regular cab, long bed. Ladder racks and side toolbox in bed. Body is shot, rust everywhere! Has a rebuilt np208 case and a good th400. The motor is what I am interested in, it is a Goodwrench 4-bolt 350 with about 50k miles. It has a 4 bbl carb and no emissions equipment. Front 10 bolt has manual hubs and rear axle is a 14b semi-floater. Both have 4.10 gears, rear has gov lock. The guy wants $500 but I am sure I can get it for $400. Basically, I figure this is worth it for that motor alone. I can sell the 4x4 th400 and np208 and maybe even sell the axles. I can prob get what, $150 for the body/frame at the junkyard?

    What do you guys think? Get it or pass?
     
  2. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I'd say lookk at it as buying it for the motor and whatever you sell off of it as profit. $150 for the body/frame... I dont know what prices are but I'd guess maybe $50, $100-150 for the axles and $100-150 for the trany/transfercase. I dont think I would have walked away from that deal without a deposit, handshake or something saying I want it :grin:
    I'd do it.
     
  3. stizkidz

    stizkidz 1/2 ton status

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    Just to be 100% sure that it is indeed a th400 trans... The shifter says 1, 2, D. I assume that this means that it is a 3 speed, and in 85 there were only 2 automatics: th400 (which is a 3 speed) and 700r4 (which is a 4 speed). Right?
     
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