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Two ton trucks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tiger9297, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    My dad has a number of late 80's 6500-8500 series trucks just sitting around. He used to use them in his business, but they have some wear and tear so he upgraded. There is nothing wrong with them that couldn't be repaired. Might have to put a couple of them together to get one good truck. They have 350s, 366s, and 396s. My question is: What would you do with these things if anything at all?

    The BIG pickup seems to be becoming kind of a new fad. International has one as do GM and Furd. I have seen an older GM like these mentioned with a dually bed on back and tool boxes underneath. I was thinking I should do something like that with these trucks. It would make one stout pickup and even though I don't really need anything like that, I could probably sell it and make some money. I wish I had a pic of this older truck. It looks pretty good. Opinions???
     
  2. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

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    good luck with that.
     
  3. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    agreed. never go into ANY project expecting to make money. 99% of the time, you lose money.
     
  4. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    2.5 ton rockwells ORD doubler 2 huge warn 16.5 winches dually bed with work rack at least 40" tires = awesome recovery truck
     
  5. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some customs from a place that specializes in the F650:

    http://www.backcountryjournal.com/f650pickups.htm

    (that F650 SUV would make the Excursion look like a matchbox toy)
     
  6. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Oh man, no lift, no travel, no flex, maybe just break the rock instead of go-over.:haha:
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    :bow: :laugh: :D
     
  8. perp

    perp 1/2 ton status

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    I got a 1985 GMC C7000 and it is not very nice to drive around town in. Plates are around $1000/year and i get 4.5 to 5 MPG (366/6.0L gas).Also can't park in residential neighborhoods overnight. Just something to think about before you start. and you need a CDL (28,000GVW)

    Picture temp2 080.jpg
     
  9. Robert79K5

    Robert79K5 1/2 ton status

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    Get one running good and use it to haul stuff around on the side for beer/blazer fixin-up money, or sell/part them out.

    Seriously I will only put money into a vehicle if it will
    1. Save me more than its worth in gas
    2. get me reliably to and from my day job
    3. make money by performing some task or
    4. I get extreme joy out of dumping my money into a rig I know I will never be able to sell for as much as I have invested. (My Blazers)
     

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