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Which truck for a long trip?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Fubeca, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Here's the deal. I have to drive to Minnesota in two weeks for an 8 week internship. My 1991 blazer has had drivshaft vibrations since I put the 14B in and last week the transmission which has been slowly dying for a year started dropping into gear really hard and seems to be on its last leg. I also have a 1982 K(30-10) with a 454, 4sp, etc. that runs pretty good but when it heats up it ticks (maybe lifters?). Anyway, I need to get out there. Which vehicle should I take and what considerations should I be thinking about? Or should I go to plan B and buy a '90s Nissan pickup and sort things out when I get back in August.

    Remember if you steer me wrong, I might be calling you at 3am when I break down outside Lakota South Dakota /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    90's nissan, then sell it when you get back, youll save $$$ on gas atleast.
     
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Get a bus ticket, probably run ya about 60 clams with Greyhound... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Great idea, but I have to have something to drive while I'm out there. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    It's always something! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Anyway I wouldn't take the K5 with it's tranny on it's last legs. The Nissan looks like a good idea for comfort and MPGs, if of course it's in good condition...
     
  6. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    Why not rent a car, I took one from Denver to Sante Fe and it only cost me 30 bucks a day.
     
  7. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Well, at 30 per day for 8 weeks...that's 1680 bones total! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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