M816 & M813 score!!

5tondeuce

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I bought a couple of trucks today. Where I live it was quite a find. One is an M816 wrecker that appears to be complete and unmolested and the other is an M813 with a custom wrecker in the bed with a 50,000# winch. all ten tires on the wrecker are new and a few on the cargo truck tires are new. I paid $3700 for both trucks so I am very pleased.
I will paint both truck green of course.
What do you guys think of the custom wrecker in the M813, should I leave it the way it is or put the truck back the way it was when it was new.
Thanks
Chris
 

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more pics of the 813 please, 3700-- are the cops looking for this iron
 
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5tondeuce

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more pics of the 813 please, 3700-- are the cops looking for this iron
I bought and paid for the trucks today but will not have them home for a few weeks. They are both about 1-1/2 hours away. I will definetly take more pics when they arrive
Chris
P.S. The family wanted to get rid of the trucks since the ladies husband died
 

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Thats a steal! Congrats! I too am looking at a wrecker in that ball park but two trucks? :p
I almost felt guilty. I couple of years ago they wanted $10,000 for the trucks but they were not having any luck selling them. My brother works for a trucking company that moves large items such as windmills and travels around alot. He saw them last night and I went and bought them today. Around where I live wreckers are very rare.
 

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You can't get a better deal than that. Still like to see pics of the M813 with the custom wrecker bed
and 816 has the operators cab off a 246 or 819 thats even better.
 

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Chris, the 813 in its current configuration is awesome. However, in relation to your question, ya gotta ask yourself, which configuration would best serve your needs/wants?

Thats an awesome find and buy. Im a bit jealous!
 

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You can't get a better deal than that. Still like to see pics of the M813 with the custom wrecker bed
and 816 has the operators cab off a 246 or 819 thats even better.
Actually the operators cab is a stock M816 cab customized by the previous owner, It has double doors off a school bus, Nice job
The Pics of the 813 will come as soon as I get it home
 

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I'm searching high and low for a wrecker. I've got one "nice" one they want $6500 for. But that's only because it's in driving order. I found another one for $4000, but there's some distance between us and needs work.
 

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Chris, the 813 in its current configuration is awesome. However, in relation to your question, ya gotta ask yourself, which configuration would best serve your needs/wants?

Thats an awesome find and buy. Im a bit jealous!
Thanks for the comment, I think the M816 with the rotating boom will serve my purposes the best and it's pretty looking too.
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I'm searching high and low for a wrecker. I've got one "nice" one they want $6500 for. But that's only because it's in driving order. I found another one for $4000, but there's some distance between us and needs work.
I honestly thought I would never own a wrecker because of my location, so
I do feel pretty lucky and deals like this never seem to happen to me.
Both those prices you have are still pretty darn cheap for a wrecker.
I think sometimes we all forget what the trucks cost new. They are quite a piece of machinery for the price
Thanks\Chris
 
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