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@Daddy Don checked out the truck for me, and I’m excited to say that he told me I’m getting one heck of a deal!  We are flying out tonight and plan to pick up the truck tomorrow morning.  It’s the right color to be a fine Horse Hauler!  I can’t thank Don enough for his willingness to drive across town and check it out for me, and for @Professor1990‘s offer to drive some 3 hours each way, if he weren’t already out of town!  We’ll drive Saturday and hope to make it to or near St. Louis, MO as a good halfway point, then get home Sunday afternoon.  Woo Hoo!

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4 hours ago, pullstart said:

@Daddy Don checked out the truck for me, and I’m excited to say that he told me I’m getting one heck of a deal!  We are flying out tonight and plan to pick up the truck tomorrow morning.  It’s the right color to be a fine Horse Hauler!  I can’t thank Don enough for his willingness to drive across town and check it out for me, and for @Professor1990‘s offer to drive some 3 hours each way, if he weren’t already out of town!  We’ll drive Saturday and hope to make it to or near St. Louis, MO as a good halfway point, then get home Sunday afternoon.  Woo Hoo!

Kevin, I've driven thru Oklahoma, a couple of times. Trust me a 3 hour drive can be just a school bus ride every day. Have a safe trip. 

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We just landed, now to taxi for a bit, then find our rental car.  We hope to check out the truck tonight yet!

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Might take some @stevebo special wet sanding, there’s some real fine spray paint touch ups... but it runs and drives the way it should and it’s ours now!

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We made it home!  Time for “Norman” to get to know the rest of the Chevy family!

 

 

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Nice Kev :handgestures-thumbupright:... i'm seein a possible 5th wheel package here!:rolleyes:

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4 minutes ago, WHX20 said:

Nice Kev :handgestures-thumbupright:... i'm seein a possible 5th wheel package here!:rolleyes:

 

There are brackets for a turnover ball gooseneck under the bed, I intend to pull up the drop in bed liner to see what’s left of it, I have a complete b&w system for an F series super duty and could easily go back to hauling gooseneck!  I don’t have either kind of bed mounted trailer at the moment though...

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Good idea on pulling the plastic (?) liner. You know those are an invitation to rust which shouldn't be worst on an Okie truck. Get it on our salt covered roads tho. :o

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This will be a summer only hauler... be inside during snow months!

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Looks good but I am 99% sure the gray paint below the door moldings is not oem which leads me to believe they did some bodywork I. The usual rusty places. I would ask that question. Either way still a really nice truck. You will love that power plant  

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57 minutes ago, stevebo said:

Looks good but I am 99% sure the gray paint below the door moldings is not oem which leads me to believe they did some bodywork I. The usual rusty places. I would ask that question. Either way still a really nice truck. You will love that power plant  

 

All the sheet metal is original on this beast, it is just cheap bed liner that they sprayed on and it faded.  I’ll get it up on the lift and snap some pictures, the factory frame paint is still intact, as are the inner and outer rockers, etc.  it’s really quite clean.  Just has some funny touch up spots with little to no prep work, just spray.

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11 hours ago, pullstart said:

 

There are brackets for a turnover ball gooseneck under the bed, I intend to pull up the drop in bed liner to see what’s left of it, I have a complete b&w system for an F series super duty and could easily go back to hauling gooseneck!  I don’t have either kind of bed mounted trailer at the moment though...

Look'n good Kev :handgestures-thumbupright:. As long as that bad boy is, 5th wheel is the only way to go. My brother has a neighbor who pulls a 32 ft tag along RV. A couple of years ago he traded his single cab short bed F250 for a 4 door long bed F250, needed room for the grand kids who started go camping with them.Now when he goes to back the RV down his long 200 ft drive way, my brother along with some of the other neighbors grab their lawn chairs and a six pack. Better than watching Da Bears play :rolleyes:.

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I do agree that 5th wheel would enhance my towing pleasure tenfold, but we have a brand new 37’ bumper pull to tote around.  We have a load bar hitch, and I’ve got an add a leaf set for the rear and new shocks to stick on.  Our ‘11 Suburban handles the trailer just fine with the load bars, transmission just doesn’t like the load for more than 8 or 9 miles!  With what I have here, I’m sure things will go good and smooth...:handgestures-thumbupright:

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On ‎9‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 2:37 PM, pullstart said:

Asking price less than 7 grand...  it’s easily a 13k vehicle in this area.  I didn’t see any rust, has had injectors, new heads,, head studs clutch, and batteries all in the last 2 years.  Only power adders are an edge tuner, which I will likely use for egt readings more than anything.  It might end up at the big show next year, we’ll see!

 

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Looks like you are already getting ready for winter. Wife looks good behind the wheel. You may not get to drive it. She will tell you to get on your :wh: and leave the truck to her. Glad you like it and it will work out for you.

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Ok Kev either you got your head up your keester or I do ... you said that was a spray in liner but that pic looks like one of those POS plastics?  Nice load of wood BTW :handgestures-thumbupright:

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3 minutes ago, WHX20 said:

Ok Kev either you got your head up your keester or I do ... you said that was a spray in liner but that pic looks like one of those POS plastics? 

 

14 hours ago, pullstart said:

sheet metal is original on this beast, it is just cheap bed liner that they sprayed on and it faded.

Kevin was talking about the exterior black lower sheet metal finish.

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Ain't  you supposed to be on Viagra Richard? Oh  my bad Niagra....oh I see now I thought he was talking about the bed liner ....my bad!:lol:

Spoiler

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