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1989 Chevy C60 #4667427
02/16/18 07:19 AM
02/16/18 07:19 AM
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Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
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My 1990 Chevy K1500 about shot. Rust, oil consumption, etc. etc. It's been a good truck, but she's about done.

I mostly use my truck to commute to work (3 miles each way) and run errands around town. 2-3 times a month, I pick up 10-12 bales of hay for my goats or clean up yard messes and take them to the compost center. I occasionally pull a trailer to take the ATV's to ride someplace or other things like that.

But I like Chevy trucks.

I came across this beast. I'm really considering it. 1989 C60 with a recent spray and dually bed. 60k miles on odometer. 454 (7.4L) with TBI and 5 speed manual transmission (and 2 speed rear axle). It's 2WD. Yes, I know the truck will only go 65mph on the highway. Interior is OK. Just has seat cover on it. I'm sure I can fix up the interior pretty nice for a $500-$700. Looks cool to me. I like things that are "different". This would fit the bill.

Anyone have any info or these big Chevy trucks? BTW, I know people will ask, but I think I can buy the truck for $7k.


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667429
02/16/18 07:26 AM
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Is this an April fool's joke?


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667431
02/16/18 07:27 AM
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Love it! It's like the anti-prius.


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667432
02/16/18 07:27 AM
02/16/18 07:27 AM
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BTW, it has split rims, which can kill you if you don't know what your doing.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: skyactiv] #4667442
02/16/18 07:38 AM
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Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Is this an April fool's joke?


Why would this be a joke? Absolutely not. That's fine if you don't like the truck. Obviously, it's not the most "economical" thing to buy. But that's not the point. The point would be the FUN factor. Sitting up high in this big truck, running through the gears, with one of my goats in the front seat with me as we ride into town to get an ice cream cone.

It's a short wheel base, so it should turn just fine. It also has power steering. There's not a lot of decent trucks out there for $7000. And for me, this things is pretty cool compared to most $7000 trucks.

Yes, I know the wheels are a pain in the butt. But never in my life have I ever put a car or truck tire on a rim. I take it to the professionals to do that type of work. Plenty of shops near me would have no problem servicing this truck for new rubber.

Last edited by Phishin; 02/16/18 07:47 AM.

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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667445
02/16/18 07:42 AM
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West Ma.
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No jack"s needed to work under there grin
By the way, whats this, the exhaust?


Last edited by rollinpete; 02/16/18 07:51 AM.

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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667458
02/16/18 07:59 AM
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That's pretty cool!
I'd go for it if:
1. No rust
2. If you're sure you don't want 4WD.


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: skyactiv] #4667460
02/16/18 08:03 AM
02/16/18 08:03 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
BTW, it has split rims, which can kill you if you don't know what your doing.


That's what I thought but the rears don't seem to have what looks like ring locking tabs as on the front, aftermarket look like but not real I think.


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667470
02/16/18 08:17 AM
02/16/18 08:17 AM
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Long Island,nassau county NY
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Cool but not sure about a daily driver


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667471
02/16/18 08:18 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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I see a few later model ones made into pickups.
[img:left]http://https://goo.gl/images/FnzXWE[/img]

Last edited by Chris142; 02/16/18 08:19 AM.

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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667497
02/16/18 08:50 AM
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PV Az
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$7K seems like a lot for a 30 year old commercial chassis with a dually bed but if you really like it why not?

BTW it absolutely had to have stacks, that ricer/coal roller [email protected] can has to go.

Pics of goat riding in cab with head out window mandatory!


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: nickaluch] #4667498
02/16/18 08:50 AM
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Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Cool but not sure about a daily driver


I'd be driving it about 10 miles a day. That's about it. Why not?

My current truck doesn't have a radio, heat, or A/C. I'm fine with it as a daily driver. What would be the problem here you think?


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Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667501
02/16/18 08:51 AM
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Texas
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Looks like a torture machine . You know how wough that thing will ride ?

But , with a 454 , it will pass anything but a gas station .

But , hey , your money . Knock yourself out .


Wyr
God bless
Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667505
02/16/18 08:52 AM
02/16/18 08:52 AM
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Ozark Mountains
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My son has an 89 GMC like your picture but it has a stake bed on the back. His was originally a Corps of Engineers truck and has about 55,000 miles on it. It's got a Detroit diesel v/8 in it with a 2 speed rear axel.

Great truck. He converted the bed to a dump bed and he uses it in his excavation business to haul debris away.

Looks like a fun truck to me.

Re: 1989 Chevy C60 [Re: Phishin] #4667515
02/16/18 09:03 AM
02/16/18 09:03 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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Im not a Chevy guy but that is cool. Id buy it.


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