volvoclearinghouse Dork
1/29/15 9:17 a.m.

NMNA, but the want is surprisingly strong...

volvoclearinghouse Dork
1/29/15 4:11 p.m.

"Flexible" on the price.

914Driver MegaDork
1/30/15 7:42 a.m.

Love that body style.

fasted58 PowerDork
1/30/15 8:22 a.m.

That 305 V-6 makes some saweet noise. Classic body style. Truck there looks in decent shape, beware rust in NE state, probably not too much an issue w/ replacement/ patch panels and a MIG welder.

Had a '66 LWB 3/4T 4-speed but w/ step side bed, cool truck. Frames and driveline were stout. Super easy to work on. Knew all the sheetmetal rust areas.

like the step side a little better tho

volvoclearinghouse Dork
1/30/15 8:43 a.m.

Seller sez it's all solid, but the wood in the bed needs replacing. I personally prefer the fleetside look, and long beds just belong on trucks. There's a reason why 2 by fours are 8 feet long.

tuna55 UltimaDork
1/30/15 8:52 a.m.

I agree!

My guy said it was mostly solid, too. Bring a magnet and look at the rockers, inner rockers, cab corners, and fender corners.

Real bed wood is pricey, but with a good router table and a real grasp of staining (not just miniwax on a rag in the yard) you can make it at home and buy the hardware.

tuna55 UltimaDork
1/30/15 8:57 a.m.

Also, those V6s may currently be the least efficient way to get 140hp and 250 lb ft, but dang they are cool. They have 4.25" bore, too!

volvoclearinghouse Dork
1/30/15 9:10 a.m.

I dunno, a friend of mine just bought a Wagoneer with a 360 V8 that makes similar numbers.

"Your guy"?

tuna55 UltimaDork
1/30/15 9:24 a.m.
volvoclearinghouse wrote: I dunno, a friend of mine just bought a Wagoneer with a 360 V8 that makes similar numbers. "Your guy"?

The guy that I bought my truck from. Six years of rust repair later.

That AMC 360 was a dog, ( but bear in mind that this V6 almost has the displacement of that 360 V8!

volvoclearinghouse Dork
1/30/15 1:51 p.m.

Ah. I thought you had a "guy" up here checking out this GMC for you.

The V-6 is a 305, they had a 351 and even larger ones but this one's the "baby". Still a darn cool engine. Granny gear would probably be useful in the "I need to move my house 6 inches to the right" sort of way.

noddaz Dork
1/31/15 6:33 p.m.


44Dwarf UltraDork
1/31/15 8:37 p.m.

Those semi hemi 305 V6's are torque monsters but don't try to rev it past 4500 bad things happen. They also made 6 different designations of that motor A-F and when you get parts you'll need to know what letter you have, or it may not work right like the water pumps. I had a 62 pick up it was a stump puller but 50mph was maxed out.

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