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Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by 87Mudder, Feb 21, 2007.
Just what it says, I'm looking for a 1st gen K5, preferably a '72. Thanks!
just saw one over on www.tennesseeoffroad.com for 1500. hope that helps. east coast rig too.
I can't find it; can you give me the exact link? Thanks man.
What price range?
Something already restored/running driving or just a builder?
I'm looking for one that runs and drives okay but I want to build most of it myself.
So your in the 6K to 10K range...?
10K!!! Well I'm hoping that I don't have to spend that much. I got a line on a 72 for 3K today and it runs nice and is in purdy good shape. I've never seen a K5 in this area go for more than 6K or so unless it was BUILT BEEFY and like new. Ya' know a pack of smokes down here costs 2-3 bucks and I know a pack up there runs like 5 or 6 right? So I'm thinkin' (hoping) that it's all relative. I bought a '69 shortbed K10 Cheyenne in really good shape a few years back and it was 5K so I dunno?.... Thanks for the response though.
If you wanna pay shipping, there are some clean ones here, really cheap if they don't run, a little more if they do, and I believe with the shipping you will still get e good deal.
look around the site under the for sale section
That's good to know. Do you have any tips on parts yards that have first gens in them near Sac? Stuff's way to expensive down this direction.
sorry, didn't mean to scare ya.
Good to hear their still somewhat affordable down there.
Findning a "good" body is where the exspense will come in.
If it looks mostly rust free, look deeper cause these 1st gens hide the rust really well right up until you dig in.
Problem areas are,
*Torsion boxes (usually M.I.A.)
*Inner and outer rockers
*Inner kick panels
*Floors (of course)
*Rear bed sill
*Cowl in front of the firewall and cowl down on the sides where you can't see.
Good luck, post up pics when you find one.
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