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Old 10-16-2018, 10:00 PM   #1
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New 2001 in the barn :)

Have been looking for a new dd to eventually replace my 2001 Z71 with ~270K+ on it (if it ever dies) and just couldn't stomach $25K-$35K for a good condition used 2013-2014 2500HD (with anywhere from 50K-150K mi on it). So, I looked for a less expensive alternative.

Well, when I say a "new" 2001, I mean new. Found this in MN the day it was listed (why can't I ever find them locally...), flew out a few days later, paid, drove home. I'm pretty happy with it.

2001 2500HD 8.1/Allison/3.73 - got 12-13mpg all the way.
Original paint, original tires. 11.6K miles.

Thanks to the folks that helped me with some of my 8.1/Allison (and a few other topics) questions, much appreciated! (Hatzie, Leevon, JoesJunk, AASmedic, 95 S_Trucker, Keith Seymore, chewychevy67)
Despite a few 396 Impalas in my past, I'm much more a small block sorta guy, but after driving this home for 1700 miles, I'm a believer. I hated to put >10% of this trucks total mileage in 18 years on it in one weekend, but it was worth it. Now I'm hoping my Z71 lasts forever so I can save this one from my gravel road And it just might.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:04 AM   #2
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Wow!! Nice find. I'm like you, I can't stomach the prices they want for a used full size truck. But if I could find something like this, I'd be a happy camper!!
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:58 AM   #3
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Congratulations Mark, thatís one heck of a truck! Maybe we can find you another driver so you can keep that one as a survivor 😉
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:05 AM   #4
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Nice find! Should provide many years of loyal service
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:09 AM   #5
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Maybe we can find you another driver so you can keep that one as a survivor 😉
Has already crossed my mind. The search never ends!
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Your old pickup will last as long as you want it to...I am working on a friends 2003 Cad Escalade (she bought it well used...). It has 360,000 miles on it, runs fine, it's only issue is an oil leak...
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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Very nice. Good addition to the old Chevy in the back ground.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:58 AM   #8
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Nice rig.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:57 PM   #9
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Sweeet Score!!!
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:25 PM   #10
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

I'm finding out just how much room that 8.1 takes up. It took a little gymnastics just to change the oil filter, ha! Gonna have to rig up some sort of plastic funnel doo-hicky to avoid dousing the front driveshaft in oil ever time. Keep thinking I have an oil leak when I walk out to the truck, but it's just the remains of the oil change itself still dripping off the crossmember and d/s...

Btw, I ozone bombed the interior to get rid of the smoke smell. I'm gonna have to drag out a few cigars to get rid of the ozone smell now.. But, it is a big improvement. Smoke smell wasn't bad, but it was there. Can't tell now. Did a lot of scrubbing of the fabric, etc.

The spousal unit likes the chrome tube steps, of course. I really don't, never have liked the looks of them, and also don't like crawling around under em when I'm working on the truck. I like the old Kodiak Sidewinder steps, they're small and retract almost all the way out of the way, but nobody sells them anymore than I can find anyway. Anyway, while I refused to only drive with a passenger side tube step () I have a sneaky suspicion these tube steps are gonna go bye bye.

Found a mouse's nest under the air filter. A dead mouse, that is. That thing had trashed the inside of the filter housing. Luckily the filter did its job, nothing got thru, and no damage otherwise, just soap and water.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:32 PM   #11
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Congrats on a great find and your good luck to see it the day it was posted. You were the first one to the party. It still looks new. That's the truck I'd like to find just to pull my 5th wheel.
You can place a bowl of baking soda in the closed up cab to absorb some odors or a bowl of vinegar will do the same I am told. Smoke odors in the fabric is hard to get out.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:45 PM   #12
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Nice find. I'd call that a barn find.
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I'm finding out just how much room that 8.1 takes up. It took a little gymnastics just to change the oil filter, ha! Gonna have to rig up some sort of plastic funnel doo-hicky to avoid dousing the front driveshaft in oil ever time. Keep thinking I have an oil leak when I walk out to the truck, but it's just the remains of the oil change itself still dripping off the crossmember and d/s...

Btw, I ozone bombed the interior to get rid of the smoke smell. I'm gonna have to drag out a few cigars to get rid of the ozone smell now.. But, it is a big improvement. Smoke smell wasn't bad, but it was there. Can't tell now. Did a lot of scrubbing of the fabric, etc.

The spousal unit likes the chrome tube steps, of course. I really don't, never have liked the looks of them, and also don't like crawling around under em when I'm working on the truck. I like the old Kodiak Sidewinder steps, they're small and retract almost all the way out of the way, but nobody sells them anymore than I can find anyway. Anyway, while I refused to only drive with a passenger side tube step () I have a sneaky suspicion these tube steps are gonna go bye bye.

Found a mouse's nest under the air filter. A dead mouse, that is. That thing had trashed the inside of the filter housing. Luckily the filter did its job, nothing got thru, and no damage otherwise, just soap and water.
Have you changed the cabin air filters?
Your 01 has a pair of em side by side. You pull one out and then slide the leftover filter to the hole and out the same way you pulled out the first one.
Usually they're pretty nasty because nobody changes them. Be ready with a shop vac and crevice tool. Mice and red squirrels like to build nests in the HVAC air handler too but they don't generally make it past the cabin filters.
It'll go a long way toward getting rid of any leftover interior odors.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:15 AM   #14
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

Very nice find! I have an 06 GMC regular cab 8.1 that I put amp research power steps on. Just have to cut down a pair of extended/crew boards. I put black stepbars on mine when I bought it, lasted for about 4 weeks and then put the amp boards on.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:18 AM   #15
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Re: New 2001 in the barn :)

I bought a low mileage used truck recently (wont name it here, don't wanna see the torches and pitch forks in my driveway). The previous owners took their dog in it everywhere. No sign of the dog except a little hair, and the dog smell. We don't have any pets so that probably made the smell a little worse for us.

Bought the ozone spray and it helped a little. Bought a large bunch of my favorite stinky trees and placed them over all the air outlets. Three months later I think its just fine now. But I cant really tell if its better, or I just got used to the smell because I drive it everyday.

After we bought the truck we were actually very happy with it. I tried but couldn't find (we were in a hurry) a Chevy or GMC in the same category. And then here on the board a bunch of you guys post up your amazing Chevy and GMC finds ... sigh. I really like your truck, that green color is one of my favorites ... congrats!
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Man thatís sweet! My favorite color for these as well.
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