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Old 05-06-2018, 08:10 AM   #1
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Oops, I did it again.

I've been looking for a truck for awhile since my Transit is pretty much just a work/travel van. I've looked and looked for a 4wd pickup at a decent price. They are just INSANELY priced these days. I have a pretty short list of things I've wanted but haven't owned (and kinda need) and this was at the top. I found my truck! It's actually got a big steel box on it instead of a truck bed. Oh well, good enough.

2005 Chevy AWD 5.3l in 'dark spiral gray metallic'. To me that means NOT WHITE! Pretty rare dual side door model, Onstar, remote start and that's about it.

It has high miles (215k) and it came from Michigan but is a 2 owner van that was cared for. NO body rust but some frame rust and I don't care. No bad cancer. It was extremely well cared for for a rust belt vehicle. I made it about 50 miles to Discount Tire on the passenger tires that were on it so the first upgrade has been done. 265/75-16 BFG KO2's

Plans are to use it as a truck. Haul me and things around, go exploring on occasion and just enjoy. It will be lifted for sure. No big buildout planned though. Yes, my wife has heard that before. ......once or twice. Also, it can serve as a spare work van and is a write off.

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With new tires but no lift......

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Old 05-06-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Awesome. Yes, you do have a van problem but in a good way
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Awesome. Yes, you do have a van problem but in a good way
And you offered me a ladder......and I gave it to Geoff.......
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Nice. I wish the dual side doors were available on the long wheelbase vans, I'd have waited out for one of those. It looks great, despite the age.
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And you offered me a ladder......and I gave it to Geoff.......
Right, I didn't want to mention that.
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The dual side doors are great, as long as you're not planning an interior conversion. You would loose too much wall space IMO.


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I see the wife's letting you park it in the dining room. She is one patient woman.
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That's the real reason you started you own expediting business, isn't it? To be able to write-off your van obsession! ;-)
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Great score! These vans are real gems and finding one in the color “not white” makes it extra unique.
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The last line in your signature says it all Eric.


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