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Old 06-10-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Back in 04' I bought this truck for hot shotting. It was new and as soon as I got it home I pulled the passenger seats from the front/rear and built a bed. Hooked it up to 40' G/N and ran the wheels off of it. In the first 11 months I put just over 100,000 miles. Then an opportunity came up for a time card with a company I hauled for. I took the job and sold the truck a rancher/friend of mine. This was probably one of the best trucks I had ran in the HS business It's the 5.9 HO model. Anyways over the last 5 yrs or so I told the rancher if he ever got ready sell I wanted first dibs. He finally called and we made a deal. I drove it 100 miles to the house(expired inspection and all) this morning and the old truck ran pretty darn good considering had been on the ranch only for over a year. I plan on replacing the interior, putting a flatbed on it, new paint, check the suspension and replace/update what is needed and same under the hood. Eventually I would like to play with motor for more power. I am going to call this my retirement truck, been waiting to get this old truck for along time. Just gotta make her new and purty again. I forgot to say it has 344,000 miles on it.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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If you donít mind me asking what did you pay for it the second time around? What does the interior look like now?
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:58 PM   #3
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If you don’t mind me asking what did you pay for it the second time around? What does the interior look like now?
1500.00, The interior is pretty shot IMO. The drivers seat is basically like sitting on a board, no cushion left. some of the plastic on the A-pillars and between the doors is cracked/broken. The dash is still good shape, no cracks etc. Once I get it inspected I plan to take it to a upholstery shop and see what the say can or cant be salvaged. I would like to back with leather myself. Currently has cloth seats
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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What a deal, keep us updated I love these types of builds!
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:09 PM   #5
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My 03 has 287 on it hope I get 350,000 out of mine. Good luck on the build.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:45 PM   #6
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should shine up nice
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
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So far this one still runs like a champ. I had several go close and over the 500k mark before I got rid of them. I found a pickup bed locally that's even the right color and in like new condition. It came off a dually that was rigged up for welding. Trying to make a deal on it today or tomorrow.
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