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Old 08-25-2009, 11:02 AM
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J3000 plow truck

Boys, Im having a moment of weakness here and I need you all to maybe talk some sense into me. Heres the deal, Im already getting prepped up for the winter season and have been giving some thought to a plow truck this year. See, although I live in a rural/farm area (in Canada), Ive always got by by using my Son's 4 wheeler to keep the snow cleared. Well, hes prolly gonna be selling it to save up for a car which means that Im actually gonna need a winter beater to pull plow duties.

Well, sure enough about 200 miles from me, a friend of a friend tells me about a fella he knows that has a 66 J3000 equipped with a plow thats been sitting for about 5 years, unused and unloved. He passed along the word that I might be interested and the fella says he'd take $350 or BO for it.

I know I should make the drive out (helluva drive round trip) and investigate, but the addiction is starting to take hold on me boys, and I either need an intervention or encouragement on this one, so help me out here.

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s.../plowtruck.jpg

The drivers rocker panel is looking rough, which leads me to suspect I may have more work ahead of me, but basically Im looking for a winter plow truck.

Help me here guys, Im all torn up inside!


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Old 08-25-2009, 11:07 AM
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If that truck were available in my neck of the woods for that kind of coin, it would already be in my driveway.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:03 PM
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[borat]VERY NICE[/borat]


In other words: BUY IT!
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:08 PM
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:20 PM
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wish i could find someone getting rid of a FSJ that cheap by me. buy it, why not?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:25 PM
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Its yours right?

You did buy it RIGHT?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:28 PM
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Buy it, but..

Keep in mind, although the Glads of that era have some front reinforcement, it isn't much. I'm not sure if a 66 is crap like a 65 front, or has the better reinforcing like my 68 frame (which is still iffy). Ie..make sure it isn't tweaked to he77 already. Looking at the pics things aren't sitting even on the plow package, but I admit I don't know if they should. Just inspect the frame close and see if it'll work for ya.

I figure if you're just pushing powder around, light plowing, it'll be fine as long as it runs. It's a cool looking truck! Looks to have the kaiser/amc 327, I know a little on these so if you run into questions, ask. Falcon Global and MadDog Racing both carry parts and gaskets for these engines.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:59 PM
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BUY IT

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I would have already - seriously did you expect an intervention here?
That is like and overeaters anonymous member looking for salvation at a Dunkin Donuts.... (no offence ment to anyone!)
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:17 PM
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I think the general consensus is, DUH, what are you waiting for.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:37 PM
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Alright Fellas, your voices have been heard and I'll likely proceed...albeit with caution.

I've left a message with the fella directly (I've never met him myself, hes sort of known by a friend who lives away and is pretty much mechanically useless) asking him to go out and put some gas in it, get a spare battery and try turning it over and then get back to me. Ive also asked him if he has any paperwork with the truck, not that I plan on taking it on the road. However if he doesnt, $350 or BO will suddenly become just BO for me.


If it does start and if he does have some paperwork on it, I'll pull the trigger and figure out the details as far as how Im gonna tell my wife later when I take delivery, because I dont really feel up to driving 8 hours (round trip) for a -$350 truck right now.

Ive been hauling cars around for the past 3 weekends back and forth between our house and our place out in the stix, and Im just too run down to make the trip these days.

I'll keep you posted with what he says if I get the call back.

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:40 PM
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If all you're going to do with it is plow YOUR driveway, then it should be just the ticket. If you plan on making it road worthy too, then it looks like you've got a whole world of work ahead of you.

I plowed my driveway for three seasons with something almost identical. All I did was a basic tune-up, carb rebuild and clean out the fuel system and radiator. It's a 232/T-14. This truck had (sorta) functioning brakes in one back wheel, but the wipers worked and so did the heater. None of the lights work, but who cares, it never left my property, and it plowed snow just fine. When it was all said and done, I think I had about $400 into it, not including a set of tires that I had lying around.

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:53 PM
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I think Frank has the right idea here. Even if I were to use this truck to plow my driveway, and I had a loooong driveway, I would not drive 8 hours to get it, even at $350.

I don't understand why there's so much enthusiasm for this truck ...
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:48 PM
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It looks newer then a 66. Looks like a Dana 60-2 rear end (I don't see a nut for the shaft back there). That and the later style 16" wheels would make it a 68 or later. That would also make it either a 6000 or 7000lb GVW truck.

Meyers Electro-Lift plow. Probably not power angle.

I'd buy it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:43 PM
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Do it.

I'd love to have that to do some plowing around here.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Brown
Boys, Im having a moment of weakness here and I need you all to maybe talk some sense into me.
Help me here guys, Im all torn up inside!


Chuck Brown

Your pullin' our chain here aint yah.....
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:05 PM
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Dude, even in parts that things worth twice that!!!! Just the steel to make the blade and flat bed is worth that!!


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Old 08-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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String some 12volt Christmas tree lights on that rig and it'd make a great Christmas card pic
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