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Old 08-28-2002, 11:59 PM
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If anyone is looking to start from scratch......this should take care of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1854970190

This boat was for sale on eBay before and there was a thread on here about it (if memory serves me), this guy is a pawn broker who must pawn a lot of chit.
 
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Old 08-29-2002, 05:51 AM
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I like that..."150hrs. on fresh rebuilds"
Nice truck, cute girl, fugly boat.
It took me awhile to get used to left handed sticks...can you imagine a left handed helm!!?
BTW...Does the bow bunny come with it?

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Old 08-29-2002, 08:56 AM
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Unhappy Watch out for that truck!

That is the "old style" Chevy truck, not the current style. It has been lowered 6" and would have to be re-springed (?) before you could do any serious hauling.

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Italian Boats always look great but the craftsmanship is often suspect. 550 total hours of use is a lot.

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wannabe,

what do you mean by "old style". if the truck was not lowered, would there be anything wrong with it in terms of ride/handling/hauling?
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By "old style" that is the body style before the model change and was known as the GMT 400. This model was in production from 1987 until 2000. In 2001 they went to the "newer" GMT 800 on the HD and duallys. There is no comparison between the two body styles, the newer one has a completely new frame with hydroformed rails and has much more tosional stiffness and strength.

The truck pictured in the ad is fine, for stylin' and cruising. I would not trailer with a 6" lowered vehicle. You have lost almost all of your extra clearance in the fender wells and will bottom out because the springs have to be cut to get 6". This puts stress on the tires, axles and bearings when you bottom out more often. Also you are more likely t

Bottom line - I would not tow a 40' boat with that truck until it is reset to the normal ride height.

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Thanks for the info...I'm looking at getting an older 1987-1992 4X4 extended cab dually and your comment concerned me regarding trailering my 35' boat...not a big fan of lowered duallies anymore...I must be gettin' old.
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