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Thinking about geting a beater...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Dec 23, 2000.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    Right now, I mow about 5 yards a week, but this summer, I'm going to get 20 to 40 more and i need something to tow my trailer, which the K5 can do, but I also need to be able to throw sh!t in the back, like mowers, leaky gas cans, etc., because I want to keep the interior of my K5 nice. I've been thinking about getting an old 70s to early 80s Chevy 2WD 1/2 ton for that, has a good engine and tranny, but has a crappy body to keep the cost down. What do you think? How much would you expect to pay for something like this?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sounds like a good idea! Around here older Chev or GMC pickups with crappy bodies are easy to find and pretty cheap.
    I'd pay no more than about $600 for a 1/2 ton 2 WD that ran OK.

    Rene

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  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    BTW, I'm keeping the K5 of course.

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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Try to find a 3/4 ton if you can. Much tougher trucks..........

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. K5Jimmy

    K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    You should be able to pick up a fairly decent truck for $1000 or so...I bought one like that looked like someone really hated it it's whole life...I beat the hell out of it for about a year before I sold it for more than I paid for it...Ugly = Cheap...and the good thing is...if someone steals it ya don't care...they probably need it more than you do...lol...JD
     
  6. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    You can find good trucks around here for dirt cheap. I was about to buy a 76 2wd Chevy truck for a parts hauler, but I lost the guy's number. Too bad because it was good running and was only $150.

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch>http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch</A>
     
  7. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    i found one today. Its a '75 with a new engine, for $1150. Thats kinda expensive, but I could probably get him down to $700. The tranny and everything else is probably junk, though...I'll call tomorrow.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  8. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well ,that one got sold. I'm probably going to wait a little on getting one, because I need to get a job [​IMG]

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  9. Channing74

    Channing74 Registered Member

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    i'm about to get my "beater"..... Our shop has a lien on a samuria (street legal 4 wheeler). Im gonna pick it up for around 400. Best part about it its 4wd, and the a/c even works !!!!!! not that it matters .... Im gonna cut the top off as soon as i can....

    Bigger is Better [​IMG]
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