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  1. #1
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    Default found a new truck

    I found a 1998 Chevrolet 3500 with a 12' bed on it for sale in Truck Trader. The guy is asking $5500 for it. 350 V8 and 5-Speed manual. What do you guys think.

    Bryce
    BB Farm Supply
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    Well Id say go for it 5500 is good for a 98 and it would be even better if you could talk him down to :P
    Last edited by youngwelder_154; 01-15-2007 at 06:05 PM.

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    but what kind of shape is it in? sounds like a good deal though.

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    It seems to be in fairly good shape. I'm going to call the guy tonight. Because of the roads, I won't be able to go look at it right now but I can get a better idea about it over the phone.

    Bryce
    BB Farm Supply
    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

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    I had a 350 chev once in a 1-ton truck it was great as long as you didn't want to carry much weight. Put a load on it though and watch that gas gauge drop.

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    yeah i agree i have a 350 in my truck and the gas mileage sucks.

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    Make sure you check the intake manifold gasket. This is a high failure item on these engines. Also have a shop block test the cooling system for blown head gasket. If the cooling system hasn't been well maintained there is a good chance there may be problems with the head gasket.

    Personally if I were buying a 1 ton I would get it with a big block. You will never be able to fully utilize this truck with a small block.

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