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warning- don't be greedy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by misterfnygy, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. misterfnygy

    misterfnygy 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all- thought I would share my frustrations---

    I saw an ad on craigslist for a 76 1 ton dually in decent shape- only $500 bucks.

    So I call the guy and ask him about the truck- he ended up with it because blah blah blah
    He tells me it is all stock as far as he knows. Tells me it is a 400/400/205 but the motor is shot. Then he tells me that someone has called him and offered $400 and will pick it up in three days.
    So---- I tell him over the phone that I will send a truck after it that day and match the offer- done.

    So i get the truck -- unless the factory made 1 tons with 400/350/203 d44 fronts then I guess I got screwed. Looks like it wasnt stock after all. The title is labeled as a k20---

    oops- at least it was cheap
     
  2. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    The Dana 60 front didn't appear until '79, anyway.
     
  3. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    77 was the first year 1 ton i thought
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Actually it was '77 for the D60 front's intro year in the GM line-up.

    Might make a cool retro tow rig...and it doesn't sound like it was a big investmant.

    Rene
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The scoobster beat me to it...:doah:

    Rene
     
  6. misterfnygy

    misterfnygy 1/2 ton status

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    hindsight-

    Well after I bought the truck I realized that it was too early for the 60. But I thought the rest of the parts would be worth it. Oh well- my buddy wants a project so I may just give it to him to wrench on for helping with my K5. Could be fun to through a motor at it, flatbed the rear and bigger tires to make a hauler---
     
  7. willymonster

    willymonster 1/2 ton status

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    never leap before you look the last 3 trucks ive gone to look at that were (1TONS ) were 3/4 tons . people think just because it has eight lugs it has to be a 1 ton . although if you look hard enough and dont say much you can find the occasional 1 ton prize for very cheap:D
     

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