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Old 12-25-2019, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I build it or flip it

So I got a 2500 should I build it or flip it?

Its a 97 k2500 sierra eclb with a 454. Cant seem to attach pictures.

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Old 12-25-2019, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Meh. Markets shit on those trucks. Building it is not a desirable seller once completed.

Buy some super duty or dodge axles and coil overs. But dont expect a remotely reasonable return on $ in the end
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He's pretty much right. They're good platforms to build. Frames are boxed in front, but they're not as desirable as the squarebody so they don't command nearly the resale. If you're gonna build it, you'll be married to it. I have a GMT400, and I love it.

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I'd build it. Way more fun. Those trucks have potential. Make a duel purpose rig that can wheel and tow. The 454 has the nuts for it. I think WFO makes a trailing are setup to put 05+ axle under the front of it.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would just flip it, most (not all) looking at a 2500 don’t want a gas burner imo.
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So I got a 2500 should I build it or flip it?

Its a 97 k2500 sierra eclb with a 454. Cant seem to attach pictures.
If it runs well and it’s in good condition sell it. A construction worker may want it. There are pluses and minuses to that truck. It’s a pretty good work truck. Go through it maybe fix anything glaringly bad as long as it doesn’t cost a ton. Otherwise sell it as is if you can make a few bucks.

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It’s not a short bed it’s not a regular cab. (That’s seems to be really the only cab style anyone wants anymore in a GMT400 )
It’s gonna suck fuel like a sailor drinks on leave

Unless you need a gas guzzling heavy duty truck I would sell it. You’re not gonna get your money back if you start modifying it and if you don’t have the horsepower in your wallet to finish it completely....you’ll end up with that project truck you’ll be selling at a loss. And I think we all have at one time been the seller or buyer in such situation.

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Truck (any kind) around here are worth gold. I see trucks like yours listed for 5k with 250k miles. If its 4 door it'll bring way more. What did you pay?
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If it was a dually I'd be all over it. Hell I want it even though it isnt.
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So I got a 2500 should I build it or flip it?

Its a 97 k2500 sierra eclb with a 454. Cant seem to attach pictures.
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Go build it if you got the resources and time. It should be fun.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So I got a 2500 should I build it or flip it?

Its a 97 k2500 sierra eclb with a 454. Cant seem to attach pictures.
All depends on what you like and what you intend to do with it. For any real trail use the IFS needs to go, and that variety of 454 don't make much power.

That being said if you like it, build it, Most of us end up married to these things once a real build begins. Even the more desirable rigs rarely net back the investment.
I'm about $20K into my blazer build in the last year and it's not finished, but I'm building a trail rig-not a restoration. I'd be lucky to get 10K once it finished, but I've wanted to build a trail rig since high school and am building it with my kids so I don't much care.
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