How much is it worth?

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  1. kbrown11

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    Hello everybody, I looked at KBB and they only go back to 1992. I am looking at a 1985 Chevy/GMC 350, manual transmission half ton 4x4 single cab pick up truck. Needs carburator work is what the seller states so it needs a tow home. Not much rust on it. What would be a fair offer is my question.
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    Around here those trucks or drove to death and range in the 2500 dollar price. If inside is pretty good and its a solid truck and the 4x4 works maybe offer him 2500 see if they take a bite.

    What are they selling it for?
     
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    I think I might be able to get it for 1900. I like these older trucks, all the ones I have seen usually have the floor boards rusted out or rust holes in the frame. This one seems to not have much rust or body damage.
     
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    I'd call that a fair starting point if she's in great condition. 2500 max considering needing to be towed.

    That is a solid looking truck.
     
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    I think a better answer would be how much is it worth to you/
     
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    those were an electronic carb and a pita....plan on converting it to reg carb, so $500 expense right up front
     
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    Hey thanks Leo.
     
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    If that is the quadrajet , it is a REAL pita to kit . If you aren't pretty good at it you don't want to tackle it. You can simply replace the carb with another non computer carb and it will run fine but you might have to remove the check engine bulb
     
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    I have heard quadrajets can be finicky to tune, I had a 82 with a rockchester that was easy to work on and never gave me issues while I had it.
     
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    the electronic is different. very suseptible to damage when working on it. I have worked on many qudrajets with no problems.Also not sure what parts are still available for the electronic QJ
     

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