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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok Last offer I am taking this to auction on Friday so it must go for 1,600.00 by Thursday or I am taking it with me. I was offered 1,200.00 last night and 1,400.00 Today this is way under what it is worth. So if you want it donít screw around the first 1,600.00 cash takes it. Thursday it is gone.

This is a 1994 Chevy P30 Panel truck the bed is 14 feet long. The body is made of fiberglass so no rust. It has a 350 Engine GAS. which runs very well. It has 122,000 Miles I purchased it almost 2 years ago to take furniture back and forth to auction down around Champaign IL. I put about 200 miles round trip every week on it and it makes the trip every week with no problem.
When I purchased this truck I did a lot of work to it. I insulated the walls in the bed and installed wall panels than I put purgo flooring in the bed for easy loading. I insulated the cab and put in a headliner and carpet. I also installed two captainsí chairs in the cab from a van. they both Tilt, swivel, and go back and forth. I also changed all of the upper and lower ball joints and tie rod ends. Also all of the universal joints I just recently changed the Plugs, Wires, and cap and rotor And last but not least I put over 800.00 worth of tiers on it 6 months ago 10 ply heavy duty. That is about it. this thing will start and take your load wherever you want and always get you home. It isnít real pretty on the outside but it is a good solid truck. I will be headed to truck driving school to get my CDL on Oct 14 th so if I canít sell it by than I will just let it sit in my yard. The cash price is 1,600.00 From what I see them going for on ebay that is extremely cheap so donít make me any crazy low offers.
If interested email me and I will give you my cell # to call me. KEN
i was thinking of getting it, putting a stand up shower, maybe a propane stove, sort of making a toyhauler out of it.
of course there is the issue of where to keep it, city sticker, more insurance..... but it would be cool.

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sounds like a problem in the waiting.

if i was you buy a used cargo van that has a v6 and you can use it for just about anything you can throw at it.

that truck is almost unpratical.



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DO NOT BUY THAT TRUCK!


The body, (everything except drivetrain and drivers console) was made by an outfit called Workhorse, and they are nearly impossible to get parts for. Run, do not walk away.
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Don't do it it will kill you in gas. Buy a work van like Ken said. That truck is a money pit.
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also too not to pitch a deal here but i guess i am...i have a work van i dont mind selling for the right price, there is nothing wrong with it.

its a 2001 chevy exspress cargo van with side door window and rear door windows. AC and all that other shit.

it is in mint condition with 67k on the clock.
V6 vortek engine.

look it up if you want and make me an offer thats respectable, and ill debate selling it.

just trying to help another track junkie out.



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I wouldn't buy any vehicle if I didn't have storage already planned out. Trucks, vans pop up every week in classifieds, Ebay, CLSB, WERA, CCS, etc. When you are truly ready to pick one up, all you have to do is look. I managed to find several while I was looking a bit earlier.

Ken's van doesn't seem too bad. Fairly decent mileage for a work vehicle and it has the two windows, most cargo vans don't. The V6 won't tow as much as the V8s will, but it will easily tow a trailer, probably even small enclosed trailer. The V6 will probably get a few more mpg than the 350 V8. Didn't you post it up earlier Ken?

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DO NOT BUY THAT TRUCK!


The body, (everything except drivetrain and drivers console) was made by an outfit called Workhorse, and they are nearly impossible to get parts for. Run, do not walk away.

I happen to work for that Workhorse Company you speak of. For service just take it to a Chevy dealer.

Workhorse stated from a GM line that was brought from GM.

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DON"T BUY IT!!!




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They do not get very good gas mileage, as they are shaped like a brick.

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no this other van that i would sell is primo not like the 1999 that i had.



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I got a 93 Dodge Dakota, long box, w/ 318 I'll sell ya for 1k.....a little rusty around the edges but for a track day hauler, it's got more than enough giddy up.
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I'm gonna go against the grain and say buy it. If things don't work out for you in life you could always live in it DOWN BY THE RIVER.



i think i'll manage though. i am going to pass on it. thanks for the offers on the vehicles, but i have a truck already. i just came across that and had an idea, but it wasn't too practical. i would love a mint van, but I shouldn't spend my loot on that just yet.

what i need to do is get my real estate license and buy a damn place since i'm gonna be a daddy sooner than I expected, about a week b4 i finally graduate from pharmacy school. (which is why i didn't go for kruz's bike) I should probly get an rv or something so the "family" can come and I can get jr started early. but need a place 1st.

oh, and when i do get my real estate license, it's 1-1.5% rebate for all clsbers!! no joke, that's enough for closing costs so you can really buy a place for no $$ down. hey, on a 400k pad thats $4k to $6k in your pocket at closing. clevis will hook you up!! hell, you can buy a place and go get a trackbike to put in your new garage!!

Anyway, i'm getting my RE license in 6 weeks because i'll have a 6 week break from school for the winter.
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I happen to work for that Workhorse Company you speak of. For service just take it to a Chevy dealer.

Workhorse stated from a GM line that was brought from GM.

You poor soul!

I have had many headaches here in the shop with those things. The GM dealership guys do not have the neccesary info to order the correct parts for them, and the customer service at Workhorse- don't get me started on those guys.
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I used to own a fleet of trucks like that, they were all a pain in the ass and sucked to drive.




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