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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Good idea, Alan.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 08:25 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.


Thanks for the tip, I'll have to remember that.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Got some more done on my truck yesterday and Sunday. Amber marker lights at the front of the bed, tail/stop/turn lights on the headache rack(not wired in yet), recessed rear lights and reverse lights, and mud flaps. When I get a frame mounted hitch, I'll weld up a custom bumper for it.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Got some more done on my truck yesterday and Sunday. Amber marker lights at the front of the bed, tail/stop/turn lights on the headache rack(not wired in yet), recessed rear lights and reverse lights, and mud flaps. When I get a frame mounted hitch, I'll weld up a custom bumper for it.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:30 PM

The truck is coming along nicely. Looks like a first class dog hauler. Nice looking dog too.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Tucker, that is looking awesome, So when are you coming down?
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:09 PM

The truck is coming along nicely. Looks like a first class dog hauler. Nice looking dog too.


Thanks on both counts. That dog is my moms dog and he just had to run over and get in the picture. The dogs love playing on the truck bed.

Tucker, that is looking awesome, So when are you coming down?


Thanks. Still not sure and it is looking a little bleak about happening soon. With gas prices going up again, not a good income, and insurance only half paid for this year, it still could be awhile. I like having all my debts paid off as soon as possible and before I take off, so as not to have anything hanging over my head.

I'm still hoping I'll get down there sooner rather than later.


Today I wired in the lights on the headache rack and upgraded my blinker relay. They work and look great. Now to quit spending little money to save, so I can get down to Casey's.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 01:00 PM

I was just goofing around with photo shop this morning and here is what I came up with. That is the bumper I'd like to put on it. Disregard the duallies, like a said I was just goofing around. Not sure if I am going to paint it or leave it wood colored. I need to coat it with something but not sure if the wood color, or black, looks better.


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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Tucker, I like the wood look, but stain it with dark decking stain. That should make it looks great.
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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Tucker, I like the wood look, but stain it with dark decking stain. That should make it looks great.


Hmm. That is an idea to think about. I still got to let the wood weather a bit before coating it but i'd like to do it sometime.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 05:55 AM

Looks good, Tucker! Like the hitch. Dark stain would look real good, i think. Black isn't bad either.
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Looks good, Tucker! Like the hitch. Dark stain would look real good, i think. Black isn't bad either.


Thanks. That's kinda what I think as well. Either way it will probably look pretty good.


Well, I built some sides for it and just today got the hardware for the tail gate. It needs the camber adjusted on the front wheels but I've got a touch of play in the front end so I may try to do it myself. Yesterday I replace the U joints. That took care of the vibration I was getting at around 50. One U joint had no bearings. A dry rusty cup and quite a lot of play.

I'll have to see if these sides will double as ramps as well. They are about 7 ft long which is shorter than ideal but might work. I'll have to do some experimentation.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Definitely need the dark stain to go with those side boards. Sounds like you're getting it like you want it.
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:12 PM

I missed this thread till now. I love the changes you've made in the wooden bed! I vote stain the wood! Paint will end up peeling, and you can stain/seal whenever needed without fear of peeling. Thompson water sealing stain is great for things like this. Put it on with a garden sprayer, then wipe off excess after a short soak. You can do the underside easily this way too. Underside needn't be wiped down though.
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Posted March 05, 2012 - 02:51 PM

Thanks, and many thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely look into that and might go that route. The garden sprayer is a great idea.




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