Shitbox plow truck project


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So, as if I needed yet another another project in my life, I acquired this turd to use as a plow truck this winter. Bought an 02 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 80e 4x4 with 101k from my buddy with the intentions of destroying it in the trailer race demo at the fair next summer, but I decided it's too "nice" and runs too good for that. It was used as a plow truck its last few years of life then buddy got drunk and ripped the rotten bed off with an excavator. Been sitting behind his shop for a year since then. So I decided to turn it into a decent plow truck for as cheap as possible. I bought it for $750 drove it home but needs a brake line, passenger side manifold, and driver floorboard/rocker need rust help desperately. I'll scab some patches and a rocker on it and fix the brake line. Scored a color match bed w/ topper and hitch receiver for 400, a Boss super duty 7'6" straight blade w/ controller for 1100, mount for 200, and wiring with brand new v-blade controller for $300. All facebook marketplace scores. So as of now I'm into it for $2750. Plan is to sell v blade controller for 150-200, cats for 400, and mint HD hood w/ grille for 300. I have a crappy hood to throw on it and ill find a half ton grille for a few bucks, so then I would be back to roughly less than 2k as a functioning plow truck. My ambitious plan is to break even on the whole thing plowing with it this winter

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What size turbo are you gonna go with?
I'd be lying if I told you it hadn't already crossed my mind lol to be honest it will probably just get the sloppy tune cabinet 2500 6.0 87 pump gas tune and run the piss out of the way it is. Now the Camaro on the otherhand....
 

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I might be interested in the HD hood... What color? Is it blue too?
 

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Yea, would be interested still.

I wouldn't need the grill though. Don't feel like having to replace the bumper/bumper cover and everything else to accomodate. Just want the looks of the hood.
 
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Ok that's the only pic I have of it at the moment, I can send more wednesday if I remember. How far are you from racine/kenosha area? I'm down there one weekend a month usually
 

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Elgin. So a little bit away, but more than fair in terms of you coming from Shawnano.
 

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If I wasn't so far, I'd donate a 1500 work truck grill. I've had it for years and I'm not sure why I haven't trashed it.
 

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That'll be a good truck for you. We run the shit out of those plowing.

Do yourself a favor and find the budget to replace fuel lines while the bed is off. It makes it so much easier.
 
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Alright well thanks to the shit year for plowing this year I have a bit of an update. The truck is running good now but I haven’t installed any of the plow stuff yet. Thanks to the VS racing holiday sale it’s getting a gen 2.5 billet 7875 and probably a lowering kit in the near future. I do still plan to put the plow mount and wiring on it just for shits and giggles. Mook Mook you were right.. lol

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Is that duct tape holding some of the wiring together?
 

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I was just gonna say, the interior of that truck is trashed including the floorboards.
 

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