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post #1 of 82 Old 11-15-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tow rig build up, 1986 GMC 1-ton dually

Well guys, here it is.
A 1986 GMC 3500, 56,000 miles, 454, turbo 400 tranny, 1-ton rear axle, 5th wheel setup, and frame mounted hitch. I will start a build thread on it. I have BIG plans for this truck.



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post #2 of 82 Old 11-16-2009, 07:15 PM
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Nice, that is screaming 4x4 swap with 12v Cummins and 6 speed.
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Haha, I don't need 4-wheel for this. The Cummins and 6-speed sound good to me though, haha!
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Nice, I used to tow with a 83 that looked almost identical but red.

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-I need to replace-
both fuel tanks ($100 each)
windshield (about $200 installed)
rear tires (about $280 for 4 treadwrite 235-85-16's)
battery (maybe)
Other than that, it is all cosmetic.
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Nevermind, I just ordered fuel tanks. Brand new 16 gallon tanks for $32.70 each. Thank you internet!
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Here are a couple pics of the truck today. I decided to drop both fuel tanks, so when the new ones arrive, I can just throw them in.


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If you are in NY you will want and need 4WD.

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If you are in NY you will want and need 4WD.
Need? Not at all. Want? I didn't.... I was looking for a 2wd. At least for what I'm going to be doing with it. I will only drive it about once a week (if that) and I only bought it to tow the Jeep. The club I'm in really only has scheduled rides in the spring,summer and fall. During the winter the calendar is pretty bare. Plus, I have plowed snow in a dually that broke a front drive shaft in the middle of a storm. I pushed snow all night with just a sander in the bed. With a little weight, it is amazing how well a 2wd dually does in snow.
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Need? Not at all. Want? I didn't.... I was looking for a 2wd. At least for what I'm going to be doing with it. I will only drive it about once a week (if that) and I only bought it to tow the Jeep. The club I'm in really only has scheduled rides in the spring,summer and fall. During the winter the calendar is pretty bare. Plus, I have plowed snow in a dually that broke a front drive shaft in the middle of a storm. I pushed snow all night with just a sander in the bed. With a little weight, it is amazing how well a 2wd dually does in snow.

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Nice, what'd you wind up paying for that bad boy, if you dont mind me asking.

I want a tow rig... but im not sure wether or not to buy a daily driver tow rig, or buy a cheap tow rig, and a little gas saver car to drive back and forth to work everyday to save some cash.
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I picked this up for $2600. I figure with how straight the body is, how clean it is underneath and only 56,000 miles on the clock it was a decent deal. When I get back from Canada on the 30th I'll have a few days to tinker with it before I go back to work. I contemplated getting a DD/tow rig but I didn't want to spend over $4000 and finding a reliable DD/ tow rig with less than 100,000 miles would be tough. Plus I am planning on making this quite the "hot rod". The 454 calls my name!!
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SWEET, old schooling it.
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What are the hot rod ideas?

10:1 compression, towing/ semi agressive cam, all the head work, intake, big carb, headers and duel (straight?) sidepipes?

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