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1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? #1250704
Sat Jan 13 2018 02:39 AM
Sat Jan 13 2018 02:39 AM
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Mbrewer20  Offline OP
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Ky
Hey everyone, hope to be at owner of a 1955 first series 1 ton soon but wanted to get some opinions on this one before I do. Do you think it's worth $2k to give based on the pictures attached or should I move on to the next deal? I'm concerned that it's been sitting for 10 years and floor looks rough (probably not an easy fix). Title confirms it's a 55 and appears to have a 235 from around 1959 (checked block number). Has dump bed, guessing aftermarket thinking original was 1 hydraulic, and all trim seems to be there. So you think it's a good deal to get started in this game called restoration?

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Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250829
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:30 PM
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ASU  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 41
Butler, PA
Mbrewer20,

Not a bad deal. It seems like anything with a title starts at $2000. Obviously you are rolling the dice on the drive train.

Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250831
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:33 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:33 PM
tclederman  Offline
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Jarvisburg, NC
Also, consider yourself lucky that the title has the 1955 Vehicle Serial Number on it rather than the 1959 Engine Serial Number (at least, that is what it looks like based on your posts above)?


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 47 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250846
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:04 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:04 AM
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Mbrewer20  Offline OP
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Ky
Appreciate the comments. Going to pull the trigger on this one. Wish me luck! This also means I'll be back here wit a bit frequently...

Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250848
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:17 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:17 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Rough?? Looks pretty darn solid to at least me......or maybe its just me that always gets the basket cases. Go for it. A truck, especially a dump truck, will always pay its way. Get before someone else drives it away!


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Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250884
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:55 PM
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Boones Mill Va
Seems like a solid deal to me at 2k.


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Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1250896
Sun Jan 14 2018 02:15 PM
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Elderly Iron  Offline
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Southern Oregon
You can't go wrong at 2K. Put 1500 in an envelope. After you make you last walk around, pull the envelope from your pocket and extend it to them and say, "Will you take 1500 cash for the truck?" Be prepared to accept his counter-offer, even if it's the 2K.

Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Achipmunk] #1250918
Sun Jan 14 2018 04:26 PM
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sstock  Online
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Gig Harbor, WA
Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Rough?? Looks pretty darn solid to at least me......or maybe its just me that always gets the basket cases. Go for it. A truck, especially a dump truck, will always pay its way. Get before someone else drives it away!


I was going to say the same thing. I would be tempted on this truck if it were in my area, looks like a really fun project. Go for it!!


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Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1251002
Mon Jan 15 2018 03:16 AM
Mon Jan 15 2018 03:16 AM
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Mbrewer20  Offline OP
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Ky
Talked me into it, confirmed the buy and picking up next weekend! Pretty stoked, first big project that doesn't involve a house...

Re: 1955 first series 3800 - worth giving $2k? [Re: Mbrewer20] #1251036
Mon Jan 15 2018 02:52 PM
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Gig Harbor, WA
Report back when you get her home. Let the fun begin.


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