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Talk me into doing this......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUPER'BURB, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not getting this cause it is a 3/4 ton if you are interseted the guy's e-mail is lifelongtrucker@yahoo.com



    Just need to get your info. on this.

    I have the chance to buy a '86 K5 with 1 tons and 38.5" boggers for $2200.

    As much as I love K5's I need the 'Burb. and would have to sell this after swapping the parts I want.

    What I am thinking of doing is buying the rig and swapping front axles and who knows what else.

    I would want to then resell it as a k5 with 3/4 ton axles.

    It has a pretty straight body, 4" suspension, 3" body lift, 350 with vortech heads and 38.5" boggers.

    The biggest problem is it is not smoged or registerd and the interior is a bit beat.

    Do you think I should do it or pass.
     
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  2. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    Here it is......

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  3. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    If you don't buy it, give me the phone number and I will...
     
  4. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    No problem. I'll PM you if I don't get it.
     
  5. 81jimmyslt

    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like too much trouble for just the front axle.

    If you planned on using a bunch of parts, part the rest on here.

    Leave it for someone that will finish it.

    Jesse
     
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    I would jump on that in a heart beat. Take the 60 and put a D44 up front and re sell it! Don't let this deal pass up!
     
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    i'd be on it too. smog shouldnt really be much of an issue, since there are plenty of us who live in the rust belt who would love to have a clean straight Cali body.
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If it doesnt have a CCC carb, I say your fine, but if it does, PASS!
    those little bastards NEVER EVER work right... and IIRC you have to smog to change title

    we just did a diesel conversion on an 85 to get rid of that %^^& after dealing with it for too long... 2 years ago it was like $600 to get it from "barely failing" to "barely passing"
     
  9. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i think it would be a good deal, but what would really sway me away from it is if there were differences in the gear ratios between your axles and these. it would be rather spendy to regear your rig, and then regear that rig as i don't think it would be quite right to sell someone a rig w/ two different gear ratios in their boxes.
     

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