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whats in your buget

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by original balzer, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    so i was sittin here thinking about how much i have into my k5 and my truck and i dont realy know how to figure in things i already had (such as spare parts) do you figure them in or not?

    anyway without the stuff i already had i figure im into my k5 about $2k and my truck about $1800 that seams like a fair buget but it could go up from there and as far as spare parts most the stuff i get is in the form aof a whole truck i take the good stuff and sell off or trade or give the rest away so its hard to realy figure in say a 4 core radiator from a truck i paid a few hundred bucks for


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  2. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    Here's what I have learned: DON'T keep track of how much you spend on your truck, don't add any of it up, don't think about how much you have spent.

    And if you break those rules: DON'T let your wife/girlfriend find out how much you have spent or are spending on your truck. :haha: :haha:

    Even if it's a small amount so far it always goes up and it's usually all the little things we forget about that add up. :doah:
     
  3. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    A-MEN!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  4. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    good point i was just compairing to the off road mags cheap truck builds is all though

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Exactly, just don't do it. :D
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    Best advice ever!!!!!
    When she finds out you're really gonna have to "PAY" :doah:
     
  7. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    oh yeah, that's true. don't ever tell your girlfriend how much your truck cost.

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    unless she's into trucks as much as you, then it would be ok to tell.
     
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    Believe me, this is good advice.
     
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    my girlfriend tells me to spend more money on my truck...she says its too redneck...it has more mud on the inside then there is on the outside. no stereo. tires are too small. no internals for the front axle, so no 4wd. the list goes on. its just getting me around until i get my 1 tons built.
     
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    I was taking my gf on dates every weekend and now I got the burban, it doesn't happpen much anymore. I think she hates my truck. Heck, my neighbor's wife threw a brick through the window of his Chevy with 10 inches of lift. sux for him. Pretend like you don't have a truck around your girlfriend if you know whats good for you.
     
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    You can't put a price on fun !!!! Just figure how much a new truck that can do everything you want your truck too be able too do would cost, and smile knowing you're doing it better for a lot less !!!
     
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    Sore subject, read my sig :haha:
     
  13. original balzer

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    :haha: :haha: ok but yall still aint give a round figure to your rigs lmao
    i re evaluated my figures by used prices on the stuff i already had and heres the totals
    K5=$3000
    K20=$2500
    this includes the purchase prices i figure that is awesome for 2 dependable rigs (K5 still needs put together :haha: ) hell i seen bone stock late 80's K5's go for $5500 so i have to pat myself on the back and cheer CHEAP TRUCKS RULE!

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    Geeeez, I couldnt get $3k for my truck if I wanted to and I've got more then 3 times that in it. :eek1: Another $5-7k and it'll be where I want it, doh. Then it might be worth $4k. hahaha yeah right.
     
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    I figured out how much I have spent on my truck since I bought it in '99. As of last summer was around $35K but that includes making it a show/pretty truck and then 6 axle swaps/rebuilds, 4 engines, 5 trannys, etc, etc, etc. Not included in that price is stuff I have sold though such as old axles that I have swapped out and engines, etc. Probably about $10-15k with whats in it right now. Good thing I'm not married.... but my 3 kids (Chevy, Dodge, and Polaris) do take alot of my money... :crazy: :wink1:
     
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    I've put way more than that in mine. But remember that NO CAR PAYMENT!
     
  17. project84k5

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    ive probably got 20 grand in mine, and thats all in around a year and a half :eek1: , oh well, its fun and i dont have a girlfriend or a wife to answer to, just my wallet :doah:
     
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    Who cares how much you put into it if it runs good and wheels good thats all that matters but on the matter of the cheap trucks I have a freind who bought a 80 something ramcharger with a 8" lift but open sold the bald 38s welded the rear end bought some used 39.5 IROKs has a total of $1350 into the truck it goes almost everywhere my blazer ( which has cost me about the same if you add a zero) will go.
     
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    Over 23 Grand and I still can't drive it :mad: It's too tall, too loud and scares small children! :D
     
  20. Jishory

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    nobody has one of these? box of all the reciepts

    kind of makes me sick to my stomach thinking about how freakin hard i worked for the thing but theres nothing like wheelin

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