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Posted January 19, 2012 - 02:36 PM

In Picture 3 there is a round hole with what looks like bolt holes around it. What is that for?

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 02:40 PM

In Picture 3 there is a round hole with what looks like bolt holes around it. What is that for?



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The old gas fill came though the bed. When I raised the bed it made it a little lower. Kinda hard to fill up. :bigrofl: This is why I am looking for fill tubes.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nice pics, until you showed the rust, how can you stand it? lol

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 05:01 PM

I have a bunch of picture from the bottom and intentionally didn't post them because I knew you'd comment on it. lol It looks worse in the pictures than in real life. I would rather see exposed rust than do a cheap cover up that all it does is make it look good. I looked at a different truck that the whole frame was coated and looked pretty but I reached back in a few crevices and pulled out rust scale so I didn't trust it. If the rust wasn't taken care of it, it would be compromising the frame even though it looked good.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Here are a few up to date pictures of my ride. I have almost got the bed how I want it and Thursday I replaced the front springs with F250 Coils which makes it ride better and lifts the front up about 1.5 to 2 inches to level it. I moved the gas filler tube to the side of the bed and installed recessed tie-down rings in the bed. I still am waiting for some lights I ordered. I still need to get mud flaps, and build some underbed tool boxes behind the cab to protect the back of the cab and for storage.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 08:23 AM

Looking good. Take some long ramps to get a GT on there, though.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Looking good. Take some long ramps to get a GT on there, though.


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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Looks good Tucker!

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Great progress there Tucker, you need some heavy duty homemade sideboard ramps lol. Oh, and another thing, wider rear tires LOL.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Casey, I was kind of thinking along the same lines, make them fold in half or something. Maybe a two piece rear board that is part of the ramps? Thing you have to watch is they don't fold at the wrong time. And the angle getting onto the bed, don't need a mower deck hanging up right there.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Heck with the ramps Tucker, you are a scrounge, and a retro-fitter of odd things, surely you can find a moving van lift gate and make it fit your pickup LOL.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the compliments, guys. I was thinking of a lift gate but haven't gone far with the idea. Ramps would have to be pretty extravagant to work. Casey, the tires are P235/75R15. I would like to get larger tires for it sometime but I've got 2 very good studded tires, 2 very good all season, and 2 good with maybe half tread or a little less. I'll run these tires until I have to buy new ones probably.

Something like this would work but might be a little overkill. I just need a lighter duty version.
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Posted February 04, 2012 - 03:21 PM

Looking good. Take some long ramps to get a GT on there, though.


I've always been a big fan of the "Back Into Ditch" method of loading. Just make sure you can get out again.
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Posted February 04, 2012 - 04:46 PM

I've always been a big fan of the "Back Into Ditch" method of loading. Just make sure you can get out again.


This afternoon I put the ramps on it and that looks a little steep to drive anything up. I might end up having to use the "Back Into Ditch" method and ramps. Although if I take any of my tractors to shows, it might be a pain in the neck to have to find a ditch to unload and load.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:14 AM

If you take some of those ramps for changing oil and can find a solid spot to use them, putting the front of the truck up a little makes a world of difference sometimes.
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