Good beginner truck to start working on?

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  1. Ryann

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    I'm looking to learn about trucks as I have about 0 knowledge on them. I am 16 years old and I figure the best way to do that is to learn hands on. I was thinking of buying a beater around 5K and fix it up, and then put modifications on it.

    So, what are some good trucks to do this with?
     
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    My suggestion may be biased, but if you want good and cheap, get a square body GM....88-98....Lots of parts available and decent truck.
     
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    find an old square body for @1000, so you have $$$ to learn with
     
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    Agree with 88-98 Chevy/GMC. With $5000 you should be able to find a decent, lower mileage one. Find some you are interested in and post them up here. We can help.
     
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    I have a 87 gmc already in prime condition. I just have no idea what to do with it.
     
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    I have one already, an 87 gmc square body in prime condition, I just have no idea what to do to it. Any suggestions to start with?
     
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    post some pics of all 4 sides ...inside and engine compartment, so we know what we should suggest
     
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    Sorry didn't check the time til 9:30 at night haha. Will post tomorrow.

    I know my roof lining is literally stapled up to the roof and my little door ajar light above the seats casing is busted in half.
     
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    I've always wanted to lift my truck and put mud tires on em, big ones. But I'm not really sure my truck has enough HP to even handle that. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem?
     
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    #10 jkeaton, Jul 30, 2016
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    There is nothing to "fix" yet. Catch up on the maintenance. What is your goal and what is your budget? What are you using the truck for? What engine do you have? Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive? What size tires now? Take it one step at a time. We will help, but you need to tell us what your end goal is and describe in great detail what you have now.
     

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