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That’s so cool! I can’t wait to see it in action! Well done!!So today was quite exciting for me.
Months ago, I made an off-hand comment in a thread here that eventually I would be wanting a 4x4, short-wheelbase chip-truck. Based on that comment, @chiselbit sent me a private message saying he was looking to pass his on and wondered if I was interested. Honestly I didn't really need it, but he was offering a hell of a good deal and with future growth in mind, I couldn't say no. 2006 GMC 5500 short-wheelbase chip-truck, 4x4, 104k miles, 6.6 Duramax diesel & Alison automatic AND ZERO RUST thanks to being a California truck. The extremely hard-to-find configuration I'd been dreaming about having some day.
It arrived this morning after being shipped about 900 miles from central CA to northern WA (~$2,600) and I drove it straight onto the ferry for it's new life in the islands. Spent the afternoon going over it top to bottom, hooking up my chipper and driving around to get the feel for it and generally putting it through its paces, including a bit of 4x4ing around the property. Low range 4x4 in this truck is excellent, and very important for the area I work in and the jobs I do. I'm super stoked to get this truck. It is perfect for my work environment, in amazing condition and is actually far more maneuverable and powerful than my 2001 F350 with the 7.3 diesel, despite being even bigger. I've got a lot of personalizing and upgrading to do on it in order to 'make it my own' but right now I've got a big fat smile on my face.
Thanks @chiselbit and thanks TreeBuzz for the great community.
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