Is this truck a good deal?
hey guys, i'm a newbie to this board. been lurking for a couple weeks and you guys really have your act ogether, you know a lot of stuff. i'm super inot wheeling and go whenever i get some time and am in the mood.
my question is: i saw in the auto trader a add for a truck:
1983 Chev Suburban 4x4 350 auto, new susp lift, paint, 6 40" michelins, new MVI, very good condition, $5,200.
i had a good pic, and the truck looke din good shape, not beat up. it looked like a 6 inch susp kit. and i'm know the tires were boggers (i could recognize the tread pattern)i think about 38". no winch that i could see, no extra lights that i could see, etc.
this would be a SWEET truck i think for where i live, i don't do rockcrawling, just driving down power line trailer and those are 150' wide at the narrowest.
my plans would be put in a 454. proper gears (if it doesn't have em. i'm thinkign 5.13's??? how's that sound?) a dana 60 front, 14 bolt rear. locking diff in at least the rear, front once i get some money, more lights, winch, brushguard, cb, etc. i don't have the money to buy it right now. judging from the rims they looked to be one ton axles. a downside would be the paint, i love beaters, but even i would fell bad scratching up nice paint. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
i'm back and forth on manual vs. auto. manuals are cool for gear picking and simplicty and i just like shifting, but autos are better in the mud and on slopes and stuff. my dad's atv is a clutch less auto. i let off the gas, manually shift and get back on the gas. no clutch to depress. it's basically a manually shifted auto. that would be sweet, but i've done cool clutch stuff too.
this is in cnd dollars by the way. this would be my first vehicle.
thanks for the help.