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If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
#1375432 Mon Aug 31 2020 08:52 PM
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Master Gabster
for under $5000.00 what would you put on your wish list? BTW no diesels.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375475 Tue Sep 01 2020 08:43 AM
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Ron,
We have been buying LS engine donors for $500 each. Every one of them had 200 to 250k miles on them and run and drove great. My nephew is reworking his Mustang so he drove the 2004 Suburban about 5k miles to work and back trouble free. It's engine is now in a 49 Studebaker pickup. He now uses a 2004 3/4T for trailer pulling till a 1934 Ford pickup is ready for it's engine. Waiting in the wings is a newer (2008??) Tahoe whose engine is going into a 1970 Blazer. Of course all have zero rust.

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Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375476 Tue Sep 01 2020 10:16 AM
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I watched a youtube video of a GMC Canyon needed a new timing belt at 95,000 miles and it cost $4,000.00 Canadian to replace. The whole front end had to come off. I am beginning to believe that cars and trucks are designed to keep the service departments in the business. When you open the hood on my truck you say there it is. But on these new trucks, you say WHERE IS IT?????? The reason I asked that my 2017 Encore is going to my granddaughter in a year when she turns 16 if she wants it. Friends say she won't. And since when I take a long trip I take the 54 so I thought if I could find an older shortbed that would do for me. When I say older I mean 10 years old or so.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375480 Tue Sep 01 2020 11:57 AM
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Toyota


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1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375484 Tue Sep 01 2020 01:05 PM
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Didn't Plymouth make a pickup at one time? You could add that to your wish list.
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Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375486 Tue Sep 01 2020 01:19 PM
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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375488 Tue Sep 01 2020 01:45 PM
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The one rule Don, I passed on to my son, was only buy a vehicle if their is a dealer near by. Less of a problem theses days with the parts being just a phone call away. I would like to stay with a Chevy or GMC. Jerry, I would like to get one with the crew cab. Mostly what I see on the used car lots is Chevy and Gmc, maybe Because there is a GM stamping plant in town. I saw a S10 crew cab in the color that I liked.low mileage but I am not ready yet. Still have to get my Plymouth. wave ohwell


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: If you were thinking of buying a 2 Wheel Drive truck
WE b OLD #1375571 Wed Sep 02 2020 05:52 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Early 90s Toyota pickup
Late 80s-Early 90s Mazda b2200/2600

I owned both and they just kept going, and going, and going, and going....great little trucks.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300

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