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Vehicle investments- long list

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I decided to sit down and type out what I have/had into certain parts and vehicles right now. It turns out it's more confusing than I thought considering how parts get swapped around and attributed to different vehicles. I also discovered I actually made some money this last year or so on a few rigs. At least in the way I calculated things out.

    The only way I can keep the fleet is if the parts that go into the vehicles I keep are freebies or close to cheap. This is the only way to do it I've found.

    I'll attempt to copy and paste from the Word Document since attaching it didn't work. This is a longer list than I thought, and can be very confusing.

    (-) shows money spent or a balance of money still invested
    (+) shows money received from items sold, or a positive profit
    Vehicles with a 0 Balance indicate remaining parts and balance went to another vehicle

    1)
    1975 Chevy ¾ ton 2wd -$300 (Purchase Prices listed after vehicle)
    +$80 pair tires/rims
    +$50 doors
    +$100 canopy/slider
    +$20 hood
    +$35 windshield
    -15 balance [kept 14-bolt rear]
    +15 (balance attributed to ’84 Chevy 4x4 where the 350 motor went, see #23)
    0 balance

    2)
    1976 ½ ton 4x4 “Project”/’77 -$120
    +$50 canopy
    +$100 front axle
    +30 profit [kept transmission, frame, lift]
    -300 transfer from’74 Suburban for 350 motor and 203 T-case (see #3)
    -270 balance. Build still in Progress

    3)
    1974 GMC Suburban -$600
    +$100 seat
    -500 cash balance [kept ½ ton axles, good 350 motor, part-time 203]
    +$200 transfer to ’77 K5 (axles) see #19
    +$300 transfer to ’77 truck project (350 motor and T-case) see #2
    0 balance Parts kept- broken TH350 tranny


    4)
    1970 Chevy K5 Blazer -$1500
    +$500 lift
    +$50 roll bar
    +$60 Holley
    +$40 Headers
    Trade for 1956 Chevy pickup
    +$35 spare ’56 Hood
    -815
    Trade for 1976 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 and 200 paid out=
    -$1015
    +$150 allowance motor traded to Judd, transfer to ’79 2wd (see #5)
    +$50 for sale (3)245/75R16 Uniroyal Tires and rims
    -815 balance [kept 350 motor, TH350/203, 4.56 14-bolt and Dana 44, 4.10 14-bolt and Dana 44, 38” Swampers]


    5)
    1974 GMC Jimmy $700 owed
    +$300 paid… then voluntary repo
    -$100 given back for repo
    +$180 350 motor core out of it
    -320 balance
    $150 350 motor to Judd, transfer from 1970 K5 (see #4)
    Traded Jimmy and 350 motor for 1979 Chevy ½ ton 2wd
    -470 Balance into 1979 Chevy ½ ton 2wd


    6)
    1980 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 (primer gray) -$700
    +$100 rear bumper
    +$250 205 transfer case and adapter (traded towards Camp trailer, see #8)
    +$20 hood
    +$120 3.42 14-bolt rear end
    +$100 front 8-lug parts
    +$150 tires/rims trade
    +40 profit Usable parts left- [kept body lift, doors]

    7)
    1984 Chevy Crew Cab -$850
    +$500 TH400/205
    +$100 New 4” front springs
    +$100 Edelbrock Carb
    +$250 front nose clip
    +$250 454 motor core with hole in cylinder trade (traded towards #8)
    +$100 tires
    +$100 front 8-lug parts
    +550 profit [kept BBC Edelbrock intake and 14-bolt rear- rear end goes under Diesel]

    8)
    1957 Siesta 15ft Camp Trailer, -$500 from trades listed above, see #6, #7
    +$500 sale of trailer
    0 balance

    9)
    1983 Chevy K30 Dually -$1300
    +$300 Dana 70 Dually rear end
    +$250 aluminum rims
    +$50 rear bumper
    +$25 front right fender
    +$50 doors
    +$150 bed/cab (traded for ’74 front nose clip which sold for $150)
    +$500 454
    +25 Profit [kept frame and Dana 60 front] TH400/NP205 get put in 1984 K5 (see #15)

    10)
    1979 Chevy 4x4 -$1500
    +$550 ’76 Corvette 350 motor
    +$225 Dana 44 flattop knuckle front end
    +$300 8” lift
    +$100 tires/trade for Holley Carb, sold at Swap Meet for $100
    -375 balance [kept 14-bolt rear, TH350/203]

    11)
    1974 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 Cheyenne -$200
    +$180 tires and rims
    -20 balance Usable parts [kept 14-bolt rear, TH350/203, 350 motor core]

    12)
    1975 Chevy ½ ton 4x4 Traded -$35 trailer/-$50 T-case= -$85
    +$100 front nose clip
    +15 profit [kept TH350/203]

    13)
    1977 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 -$400
    +$100 front end parts
    +$50 SM465 tranny
    +$40 parts tranny
    +$35 other parts tranny
    +$50 465/205 adapter
    -125 balance [kept 14-bolt rear, front nose clip, 205 T-case]
    +$125 transfer to ’77 K5 (front nose clip) see #19
    0 balance

    14)
    1981 Chevy Crew Cab -$1200
    +$100 292-6cylinder
    +$350 400 tranny (sold with T-case from 1980 Chevy for $700 combined)
    +$300 allowance for 205- from ’84 Blazer deal- sale of 700R4/208 in place of 400/205(see #15)
    -450 balance Usable Parts [kept Dana 60 front and 14-bolt w/4.56s]

    15)
    1984 Chevy K5 Blazer -$500
    +$625 700R4/208- Money used for replacing TH400/205 that came from ’83 K30 Dually (see #9) $625 attributed to buy replacement TH400/205- ’81 Crew cab #14 and ’80 Chevy #18
    +$250 305 motor
    +$80 10-bolt 3.07 rear end
    +455 profit cash/-120 balance not counting tranny/t-case sale
    -$120 Blazer Balance
    -$625 fuel cost for getting Blazer in motorhome at 5mpg
    -$150 allowance for 6” lift put on Blazer/traded from Brutus’s rear end
    -$250 value on set of 35” tires and rims put on Blazer
    TRADE for 1983 K30 Diesel
    -$200 ticket/licensing/registration on Diesel
    -$120 starter for Diesel
    -1415 invested into 1983 K30 regular cab 6.2 Diesel

    16)
    1978 K5 Blazer (black)
    Trade values of parts traded for Blazer
    -$250 8” lift
    -$150 38” tires/rims
    -400 balance
    +$100 aluminum rims
    +$275 TH350/203 tranny/T-case
    +$325 12-bolt/Dana 44 3.73 axles
    +300 profit
    -600 ’78 Blazer rollover (bought whole as part vehicle for Black Blazer)
    +$450 350 motor out of rollover Blazer
    +$60 steering column
    +210 profit
    -$210 license/transfer/exhaust work/misc
    $1500 sale
    +1500 profit

    17)
    1974 Open Road 24ft Motorhome -$723
    +$200 Six dually 16” rims
    -523 balance Usable parts [kept running 454, TH400, and rest of motorhome]

    18)
    1980 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 -$700
    +$100 Holley Carb
    +$350 205 T-case (sold with TH400 from ’81 Crew Cab for $700 combined)
    +$300 allowance for TH400 from ’84 Blazer deal- sale of 700R4/208- see above
    +50 profit Usable Parts [kept body and frame and title]

    19)
    1977 K5 Blazer -$1000 allowance trade and -300 not counted
    +$100 front axle
    +$200 allowance on 400 motor and parts (blew up and motor no longer usable)
    +$75 rear axle
    -675 balance
    -200 for axles- taken from ’74 Suburban (see #3)
    -100 for 350 motor-taken from ’79 ¾ ton 4x4 (see #22)
    -150 for tires and lift
    -250 misc parts value- interior, brush guard, doors, etc;
    -50 paint/body stuff
    -125 front nose-from 77 truck
    -50 tabs/misc
    -1600 invested in 1977 K5 for sale


    20)
    1978 K5 Blazer Traded following items:
    -$300 Pellet stove
    -$__ electric motor
    -$250 454 core
    -$100 Barn Doors
    -$150 motor cores
    -800 Balance into ’78 K5 Blazer, needs tranny

    21)
    Brutus 1977 4x4 Crew Cab -$1800
    +$200 396 core that was in it, but I kept the pair of closed chamber heads off it and sold just the .060 over shortblock
    +$200 misc motor parts (headers, intake)
    +$150 rear end, allowance to lift trade to ‘84 K5 (see #15)
    -1250 balance
    -$250 350 motor allowance (traded a 465/205 for 350 motor that I put into it)
    -$250 exhaust, misc parts, registration
    -$60 tires/rims
    -1810 balance


    22)
    1979 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4 -$750
    +$250 Front axle (traded for 36” Swampers that sold for $275
    +$50 fender
    +$50 hitch
    +$300 465/205
    -100 balance
    +$100 transfer to ’77 K5 for 350 motor (see #19)
    0 balance [kept 14-bolt rear with 4.56s for my Suburban]

    23)
    1984 Chevy 4x4 -$4000
    +$100 bumper
    +$200 winch
    +$100 Edelbrock carb
    +$50 BBC headers
    +$250 value allowance/trade/sale tranny and T-case, 465/205 comes out
    -$150 350/203
    -$15 350 motor from ’75 Chevy ¾ ton (see #1)
    -$150 35” Thornbirds rims/tires
    -$250 trade loss (money I paid out to un-do a bad trade)
    -3865 balance
    +$50 stereo
    +$2500 paid
    -1315 balance [Kept Dana 60 front and 14-bolt rear; 454 core parts; 39.5 Boggers]
    +$500 remaining payments
    -815 cash out end balance [Kept CUCV Dana 60 front and 14-bolt rear; 454 core parts; 39.5 Boggers on rims]

    24)
    1980 GMC ¾ ton 4x4 -$1200 cash and cleared a $200 balance; -1400
    -$150 Rims/tires
    +$1800
    +250 profit

    25) 1982 Chevy Shortbed Stepside, 396, Dana 60/14-bolt, Detroits, 465/205
    -$3900 purchase price +fuel cost of about 450

    26)
    1981 Chevy Crew Cab -$1500
    -500 fuel cost
    -100 exhaust work
    +70 extra door, nerf bars
    -50 flywheel/disc
    -125 license/registration
    -65 paint/supplies
    -65 doors
    -50 timing chain and other misc seals
    +2000 Sale of truck
    -385 Balance [Kept the Dana 60 and sold with a 10-bolt]

    27)
    1974 Pacesetter Motorhome (chopped up) -$700
    +150 TH400 tranny
    +80 exhaust manifolds
    -470 balance [kept 454 motor for my Crew Cab]

    28)
    1980 Chevy Crew Cab -$1400
    +250 465/205
    +800 454 motor
    +100 pair front rust free fenders
    +65 steering column
    -185 balance [kept Dana 60 front and 70 rear]


    29)
    1972 Open Road 25ft Motorhome -$250
    +300 16” Dually rims and nearly new tires
    +50 profit [kept 402 Big Block, TH400, and rest of motorhome]


    30)
    1983 Chevy ¾ ton 4x4, Dana 60 front, 14 rear, 4.88s, 350/465/205
    -2500 purchase price
    -200 fuel
    -2700 balance


    31)
    1976 Chevy ½ ton 2wd -$150
    +200 350 motor
    +100 TH350 tranny
    +70 12-bolt rear end
    +$220 profit


    32)
    1974 International ¾ ton 2wd -$350
    -$350 invested, waiting for payment from sale


    33)
    OTHER MISC PARTS SOLD/TRADED NOT FROM THE ABOVE RIGS

    A) From Orange Blazer
    +$450 and 2 350 cores for my old 454 core that started smoking
    +0 Traded 465/205 for rebuilt shortblock 350 w/steel crank and Comp 270 cam

    B) Sold Cummins Motor to break even on investment

    C) Sold TH400/203 core, waiting on $200 to be paid from last July

    D) Sold Warn 8274 Winch for $300

    E) Sold ’67 Camaro 396 shortblock core for $400, $300 balance remaining
     
  2. dremu

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    You, sir, have issues :D

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  3. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So is #26 my old one
     
  4. dhcomp

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    Um, i thought adding up what you have spent on vehicles was somethign you weren't supposed to do? Like, an "i'd rather not know" situation.

    Just like how i don't add up what i have spent in gass over the last 60K i put on my truck.....
     
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    i'm against adding stuff up, it can make you depressed- at one point or time you justified buying that part or truck, so stick with your decisions and never look back is my theory- i will probably make a list when i go to sell it.. if i ever do.
     
  6. mountainexplorer

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    Yep, that's it. I kinda wanted to keep it around cause I had put so much time and other parts I had into it moreso than cash... rims and tires, hood, bodywork and paint, aftermarket rocker panel, etc... But I had to keep the Crew Cab cycle going I guess. In the short time I had it, I used it alot and it gave me alot of memories. But I kept the 60 out of it to rebuild and use. Just needs tie rod ends and king pins and u-joints.

    I have to try and keep all the vehicles that will stay in the fleet with low money into them... so that the amount I have into them doesn't exceed the amount of money I could re-sell them for or part them out for. And the only way to do that is to keep accumulating parts this way. Only thing is it takes alot of effort and time and space.
     
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    My problem is that I get to attached to the ones that I buy and think that I can't live without them thats why I am at ten but I think that that is my limit.
     
  8. jk3078

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    You sir are a man after my own heart!

    78 k30,blah,blah,blah
    85 sub-buggy
    73 c20 2wheel d.
    71 gmc gimmy
    79 k5
    84 1-ton srw crew
    79 1/2 ton 4x4
    82 3/4 t. 4x4
    56 3/4 International 4x4
    58? 3/4 Int. 4x4
    66 F250 unibody 2 whl.
    67 gmc 2 whl.
    75 cj5 pile-o-parts
    plus prob. a semi load of axles,trannys,motors,tires,etc
    O and the wifes O2' grand caravan dd/parts fetcher!
    No such thing as to many trucks just to few places to stash em or time to drag em home!


    Mountainexplorer how bout giving one of those 60's the one I've got is kinda lonely:haha:.

    You should e-mail your location so I can swing in some time and scope out your junk???.
     
  9. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Moyie Springs huh?

    You MUST have been to the Moyie Mud bog before. :D

    Hey, you have the greenish K5... I see up there every time. Last fall I saw the girls took over it and you were in something else.
     
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    Yep, thats us. I just finished the sub-buggy the day before the Bogs so I was tryin her out. I turned the K5 over to the ladies that weekend damn that was fun!! What rig you running, let me know so I can keep an eye out for you in the spring. Well better go finish fixing my junk for next weekend.
     
  12. mountainexplorer

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    Yep, I've seen you guys up there each time.

    Spring of 2004 I went up in my '81 green/silver Suburban on 35's, and mainly watched. Ran through once after dark and got stuck. Then they closed the pit down.

    Fall of 2004 I was up there in a dark Blue 1984 K5 on 35" BFGs with a SB400 and a light bar on the top. Did you ever see the Spokesman Review article they did? The reporter rode with me and did a quickie interview so I got my name in the article, and you got your picture up on the very front of the article.

    Spring of 2005 this year, I had my '80 GMC on 39.5" Boggers up there... there's a long story attached to the spring trip. See here for that story and a few pics:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137487&highlight=Moyie

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137983&highlight=Moyie

    Fall of this year I took up my '82 Stepside, multicolored on 35" Swampers. Had two cam lobes bad so I didn't run it that many times. Here's my story from that time.
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151222&highlight=Moyie

    and a video clip from a friend who brought his "Baby Bronco" up this fall.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7662462720673033027&q=%22Baby+Does+Moyie%22+playable%3Atrue&pr=goog-sl


    I really want to get the "Big Crew Cab" going... 15" of lift and 44's, just as a play around rig and to be able to take a bunch of people through. But I also want to take my Truck Blazer and/or the Orange Blazer... none of which run right now. So who knows what I'll have there this spring. But I'm trying to get a bunch more of my group to actually go this time.
     
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    that just this year too alen?
     
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    So like between the both of you you can run your own mud bog and feild thirty trucks:D
     
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    Yea that was cool getting our picture in the Spokesman! Only reason they put my junk in there was all the screaming kids in the back!!:haha: I looked at your pics and think I remember your trucks, hard to say, so many people so many trucks. Bad luck on those motors man. I hate it when my junk breaks:mad: . Last year on the 3/4 44 I blew a set of spiders(2.5 hour fix!!), snapped a stub axle, and then after 2 more runs blew the spiders again, all in 2 days! This year no problems(60f!) except bent one header to sh*t when I ran a 55 gallon oil drum :crazy: . Kudos to you for tearing a motor down up there man.:bow: I live about 2 miles from the bogs so parts and hot showers are close by. Spring is just around the corner so see you there man!!!!!!;)
     
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    That picture was great... the expressions on all the kids faces. I was going to scan it and post it up, but now I can't find where I put the article.

    Must be nice being that close to the location. For me, I have to get ready and go from Spokane to Ione, then get things/rigs ready up there and then go from Ione back down to Newport over to Sandpoint and back up to Moyie Springs. I used to have small mud races at my place in Ione, but I got tired of doing it from 2001-2005 and filled in my mud pits this last fall. Right now I'm looking into trying to put together some mud races out at Spokane Raceway Park, but I'm still waiting to get in touch with the right people. I may not pursue it. It's funner to go than to have to be in charge and host one.

    Someone I talked with last fall said you might be getting rid of some 427 parts, but I never did get over to talk to you.
     
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    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    Yea that was a cool pic! If I was'nt such a computer retard I'd post some of the pics. Ive got along with that one. I was going to sell the 2 427s I have but now I'm toying with the idea of having one built and droping it in the k5 ;) . I heard something about bogs in Ione was that you or is there others?
     
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    +1

    ... but he forgot to count fuel, oil, other fluids & parking fees like a friend of mine used to do. Then add $500 on top and presto! You now have the the figure to put on the 'For Sale' sign. :rolleyes: :haha:
     
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    I decided not to count oil, coolant, fuel or labor. I thought about counting the $60 ticket I got two days after I got the '83 diesel but decided not to. Usually I count title transfer, taxes and tabs on any vehicle I register and license.

    I figure that I'd count my labor and time as my "hobby" and fuel, oil and other fluids as a hobby expense, and usually pay for all that and costs of ads with any profits made off certain vehicles.

    I usually buy rigs for parts I need, keep everything I don't use, and then when I get too much stuff, sell stuff at a fair market value for my area. Sometimes I break even, sometimes I make some money back (enough to account for the ad costs, fuel and transport to get and move the rig and parts etc) and sometimes I lose money but end up keeping parts I need for less money than I would have been able to buy them outright for. For friends and people I know, I try and not profit off them and sell stuff to them for what I'm into it... show them how I got it, what I paid/did to get it, and then pass the deal on. But there is some stuff that's not for sale unless I get this much out of it. Lots of stuff I have I'll keep and use later, but if I get the going price for it, I'll sell it (usually when I need gas money).

    All in all, for the most part my hobby is self sustaining (pays for itself) with the excaption of all the time I spend working on stuff and driving around doing stuff.



    The Ione mud races/mud bogs were in my field. I don't have as much room as Bruce does in Moyie Springs, but I made it work. We don't have alot of people in the NE corner of Washington anyway.
    This is my place: http://www.mountainexplorers.50megs.com/photo6.html

    http://community.webshots.com/album/39150689KEWXTr

    http://community.webshots.com/album/72817275vIgMeQ


    I hear there's a New Years snow bog that Bruce is putting on New Years eve?
     
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    Yea mabey if it snows enough, otherwise it'll be a frozen dirt bog! O-well were going anyway. I havnt gone out for a month and Ive got the itch bad!
     

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