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Why are they so rare?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Is there some reason 83-86 4x4 Chevy trucks(1/2 3/4 1ton) are rare I have been looking in the paper and auto trader for quite some time so lately I have been looking around alot more when Im driving around everytime I think I see one it turns out to be 2wd (theres alot of 2wd's around here)and I did see one in the shopper about a month ago but the guy wanted like $7000. 1 truck thats not so rare seems to be those new superdutys
     
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    Not rare around here, just good trucks that people dont like to part with /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I had an 86 1/2 ton last year and I traded it in(dumb ass me) on a newer GMC and within a week they sent it to mexico. Mabey that has something to do with it.
     
  4. CHEVY 4WD

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    kennyw mabe I need to come up where u are and buy me 1

    I take it your a Johnny Cash fan that song is HILLARIOUS
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    How many do you want /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I just parted out the last one I bought to convert a 1966 GMC I sold to a guy from Mississippi to 4x4 Starting Pics. Paid $800 for the 1985 Chevy 3/4 ton ranch truck. I have already traded off the sheet metal to a guy I work with that is putting it together on a 2wd chassis... The body was very rough.

    I see these for sale alot for $1000-5000. Check out www.centraloregonnickelads.com and see if you see anything promising. This is a high desert and vehicles are rust free and generaly in good shape (on average). I would be willing to help you look and take a few pics. Possibly even find something you could fly in and drive home.

    The reference to the song is due to the way I am building my project truck... one piece at a time from left over parts after I part a truck out. By the time I am done the parts I use are free to me /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  6. Pure Insanity

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    Try using my zip code online. Dade City, 33525. When I bought my last truck trader a few weeks ago there were plenty to be had. Ill keep my eyes open around my area. Infact there is a sweet 80 something for sale down the road from me. Its a K20 on 35-36s that has been completely redone. I heard it was listed for 7, but that was about a month or so ago. I am sure he has come down by now. Ill look to see if its still there in the morning, I am pretty sure it is, and Ill get the # if it still is.
     
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    how many people did it take to type up the title? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    great song

    Later
     
  8. CHEVY 4WD

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    Im only 16 so I need to stay somewhat local I could go to date city if there was something there for me. I would prefer a stock truck and pay around $1500-$3000
     
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    Kinda reminds me of a Johnny Cash song...

    "One piece at time"

    Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
    An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
    The first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs

    Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
    And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
    'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black.

    One day I devised myself a plan
    That should be the envy of most any man
    I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
    Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
    But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
    I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

    CHORUS
    I'd get it one piece at a time
    And it wouldn't cost me a dime
    You'll know it's me when I come through your town
    I'm gonna ride around in style
    I'm gonna drive everybody wild
    'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

    So the very next day when I punched in
    With my big lunchbox and with help from my friends
    I left that day with a lunch box full of gears
    Now, I never considered myself a thief
    But GM wouldn't miss just one little piece
    Especially if I strung it out over several years.

    The first day I got me a fuel pump
    And the next day I got me an engine and a trunk
    Then I got me a transmission and all of the chrome
    The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
    Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
    But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.

    Now, up to now my plan went all right
    'Til we tried to put it all together one night
    And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.

    The transmission was a '53
    And the motor turned out to be a '73
    And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.

    So we drilled it out so that it would fit
    And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
    We had that engine runnin' just like a song
    Now the headlight' was another sight
    We had two on the left and one on the right
    But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.

    The back end looked kinda funny too
    But we put it together and when we got thru
    Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin
    About that time my wife walked out
    And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
    But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin."

    So we drove up town just to get the tags
    And I headed her right on down main drag
    I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
    But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
    'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
    And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.

    CHORUS
    I got it one piece at a time
    And it didn't cost me a dime
    You'll know it's me when I come through your town
    I'm gonna ride around in style
    I'm gonna drive everybody wild
    'Cause I'll have the only one there is around.

    (Spoken) Ugh! Yow, RED RYDER
    This is the COTTON MOUTH
    In the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC Come on

    Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTH
    And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there RED RYDER
    You might say I went right up to the factory
    And picked it up, it's cheaper that way
    Ugh!, what model is it?

    Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56
    '57, '58' 59' automobile
    It's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67
    '68, '69, '70 automobile.
     
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    that would be the exact song we were referring to...in all its glory

    Later
     
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    I love that song, but my truck is more like the CW McCall song "classified".

    tom /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  12. Pure Insanity

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    Ill keep my eyes open then. There was recently a super clean 80 Blazer for sale that was bone stock, w/ the exception of alum. wheels and prob 32 in. tires. Second owner, $1200.00! If I had the extra bucks I would have scooped it in a heart beat. Theres deals to be found, just gotta be in the right place at the right time.
     
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    yea doesent it always seem like the stuff is there when your not looking for it though? Im really looking for a TRUCK but if a blazer comes around and its a deal ill buy it probably. Ive been looken for the little ol' lady driven around in a 3/4 ton 4x4 for a while now HEHE.
     
  14. Pure Insanity

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    Well hows this....If it has a Bowtie on the front and a transfer case underneath, Ill let ya know. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    sounds good
     
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    from whatb ive seen there is more 2 wheel drive 80's pickups around PA also.also something ive seen is that once someone has a chevy 4x4 they usually dont want to get rid of it.fuel the fire.get a chevy and hold on to it.i wouldnt ever get rid of mine.i looked for 3 years before i bought mine.the price was right and it was close enuf to get easily.
     

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