Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by GOOSE, Oct 28, 2012.
The saddest part is that with the gearing and tires I have it would probably be a close race
Lol. so true.
Feel free to post it anyway. That is such a nice truck
Well... It was before the tire blew and destroyed the fiberglass fender....
Just wait until I get it the way I want it!
I am looking forward to seeing it!I just love the looks of a CC dually IDI like yours. Can't wait til' I find one
I'm going to make some purists mad but I know what color I really want to paint it if I can swing it. It's a GM color though. I'll have to figure out the name but it's a deep blue metallic they've been using on trucks for a while. The shade changes slightly in the light and it's just a beautiful shade of blue.
Nothing wrong with a pretty color!! I’d love to paint mine a metallic blue
Think I have seen that blue before on a obs chevy, think that was the one that had a bit silver. Another color I can think of that dose that is the dark jade off the old mustangs that would get a gold hue in the sun.
Edit: Im forgeing the one in possession, the alpine white on the bmw when waxed get a purple hue in the sun. Think that would be nice on snow white.
They're out there. Just keep looking. I took me a LONG time to find mine.
Sounds lik eit may have a pearl coat in it?
Ebentually I'm going to paint my Ex Wife a different color. I'm not the wildest about blue, but it's not bad. I don't really care much for the colors on her and I really don't like them together. I'm thinking about something along the lines of a Royal blue. I do like that color. Even with that color, I feel that it would be too much blue. To break it up a little bit, I want To have sliver pinstriping where the upper one is at now. Then I want the lower dark blue part to be painted silver too. I think that the silver paint and pinstriping will go pretty good with some new, shiny, stainless simulators on the wheels.
Probably not the same but I'm not sure. I don't know when they started using it but I don't recall seeing the same color on the OBS trucks.
Oh I'm sure. I'm pretty sure it's "GM DEEP OCEAN BLUE G1K" but I'd have to triple check. It's only $340/gal for just the paint
Crew cab duallys aren't cheap to paint!
That's a beautiful truck you got there! I am still kicking myself for not buying an 87 CC dually 6.9 ,zf5 , with ats 088 and 108k miles. It was 20 miles from me and $1200. Had air intrusion problems and wasn't running, but came with a new return line kit. It was gone in 2 hours, and I saw it up for sale again the next day for $2500 still not running. If I needed it at the time, I would of bought it, even at $2500, but I planned on fixing up the IH, so I passed on it. If I only knew.
Don't kick yourself too hard. The biggest difference in where you live and where I live is the population. There's a lot more people around who are looking for the same thing that you are in Pennsylvania compared to Kansas. It also helped that my truck wasn't advertised. I just happened to notice the top of the cab sticking above the weeds back in 2008. I talked to the guy then, but had no way to come up with the $2500 he was asking then. I just kept in the back of my mind and happened to get it worked out last fall.
Oh shucks, Im all in left feild thinking of another color. Think this is the one I saw with the silver shine in the sun.
That's not horribly far off. That's a pretty nice color too!
So you are ridding the fence of wether or not towing a ghost trailer with those mirrors by flipping those sideways, its different and interesting.
You are absolutely right! I have been thinking of other places besides marketplace and craigslist that I could look. There seems to be a lot of older trucks advertised in the local paper, and there are a few auto auctions around here locally. I am trying to just be patient and wait for the right truck to come along. The crazy part, is back when I wasn't looking for a CC dually, I saw them all over the place, but now I never see them. I am hoping that is mostly because it's winter and people got these trucks sitting buried in the snow somewhere. I am not really in a rush, but would like to get one before the end of the year. It looks like I will be selling the IH in the next week or so, which arms me for the hunt
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