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Considering a new truck Pictures Attached

My next door neighbor has '63 GM c60 (2 ton) cab and chassis with a flat dumping bed on it. It has the 292 inline 6 with a 4 speed trans and 2 speed rear. It is in good to very good un-restored condition. It drives well, has new brakes and clutch. There are no leaks and the dump works well. The trans shifts fine but in 1 and 2, it whines but I think that may be due to the gearing being so low. It is quiet in 3rd and 4th.

The sale price is $3500, he is firm on the price. I have had "dibbs" on the truck but I know of 3 who are waiting on me to make a decision and will buy it (I know this as fact).

Does anyone know anything about these trucks? Is there anything I need to look at / for? BTW the frame rails and spring mounts all look good.

Any help would be appreciated as I have not been able to find out much info on these trucks nor comparable selling prices.

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If it's as nice as you describe and the $3500 isn't a problem grab it! Chances are if you don't you'll regret it. Anything you buy used will need a few things here and there but this sounds like something worth having!
 

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if the brakes and clutch were all done that can be an easy $1000 you don't have to spend. 6 cyl chev engine will run forever and a bit with little care and the whine in first is nothing to worry about they all do it. is the two spd vaccuum or electric shift. if vac shift be sure to check all the lines if one goes you suck all the dust into your engine
 

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Thanks for the replies. Here are pics. I think it will be mine this afternoon. Have not totally made up my mind.

<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/846536/DSCN1555.JPG' width=600 height=450 >

<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/846536/DSCN1556.JPG' width=600 height=450 >

<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/846536/DSCN1557.JPG' width=600 height=450 >

<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/846536/DSCN1558.JPG' width=600 height=450 >
 

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I drove a similar vintage truck back in the early 1970's with a 12 foot long stake body on the back. The one you are looking at is in better condition today than the one I drove was back in 1972-73. I see you are down south, so no road salt to speak of, I'm guessing. It sure looks like a solid truck and is probably worth what he is asking, but you should ALWAYS try a little haggling. You might get it for $3000 or less.
 

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Ron,

That is not a bad looking truck at all. I second Bear's comments. I would suggest changing all of the fluids and filters if you haven't already done so. It might help a bit with the trans. whine.

That is a real nice looking truck! :thumbsup: I wouldn't complain one bit if it was my farm truck. :D ;)
 

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The whine on that truck is normal and I used to work on alot of them years ago. The reason for the whine is the fact that they used straight cut gears instead of helical gears, The reasoning for the straight cut gear is the companies thought that they were stronger and would last a lot longer then helical (and they were right the truck is still around and running) and also the fact when heavily loaded the truck would use every ounce of power and torque to get going and needed that type of gearing. The other thing when fully loaded you will probably have to double clutch the transmission to prevent gear grinding. In my eyes if the truck wasn't so far away I would be trying to get it myself, The old stovebolts were as reliable as the sun, moon, and the stars, no beauty boys or posers but a good solid truck.
 

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I am keeping the 350. Had considered selling it but just can't. It is too good a truck.
 

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So did you get it or not:question: Great looking old truck price don't seem to bad for the condition it in with a dump bed.
 

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I bought the truck :D I couldn't pass on it. Now to decide what to do with it. I know I will work it around here some but then should I restore or sell, I just don't know.
 

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I would suggest checking everything out on the truck and make a list of things to fix and then fix and refurbish/repaint as you go along. Things seem to get done with less stress and more enjoyment when you take it a piece at a time.
 
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