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Old 01-17-2009, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK.. I know I dont need a built ride to haul wood.. It's just my excuse to build something for myself.

Started with.. '70 F100, NP435, NP205, Bald 35's, hp44 front(4.09) and D61(3.31) rear But it runs

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HP60 front(with a Detroit eventually)
D60 rear (welded or Detroit)
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New OD green Paint.. probly no flames.. but you never know


here's some before shots and some pics of the HP 60 mocked up to see what fits and what hits
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's got a bootyfab 3" body lift that will get removed soon enough.. its gonna be too tall. The tires are Michelin 325/85R 16 that I got from 100dollarman... they're just a bit smaller than my wife's 15x39.5 TSLs.

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like it did pretty well in reverse when the boggers were on it.

Good luck on the build.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That should be a nice build. How can you haul firewood on a flatbed?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What the hell do you mean, HOW do you haul firewood on a flatbed??

Same way you do with a regular bed, only more firewood every trip

Stake-pockets and 3' lengths of galvanized pipe helps though

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This looks cool, will be looking forward to this one
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Why are you removeing the coil springs? They will flex a lot more.
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subscribed. My trail rig is used for getting fire wood too. Doesn't haul as much as a full size truck but there is 4 cord sitting in the back yard.





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360 or 390? Just remember that the 1/2 ton frame isn't as stout as the 3/4 ton frame...
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Flatbed will haul wood just fine.. but remember this aint no log truck, but it'll keep me happy..and I have trailers too.

Coils..bah.. I've owned a lot of the coiled Fords.. never been impressed with the flex (but it works) and I really do not like the road manners.

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I have to say I love that truck....Just looks right.....
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What the hell do you mean, HOW do you haul firewood on a flatbed??

Same way you do with a regular bed, only more firewood every trip

Stake-pockets and 3' lengths of galvanized pipe helps though

There is a difference between hauling foot long firewood and ten foot long logs. Maybe its just me, but I find it hard to get a good full load of firewood on a flatbed.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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There is a difference between hauling foot long firewood and ten foot long logs. Maybe its just me, but I find it hard to get a good full load of firewood on a flatbed.
Agreed.. I usually haul pcs as large as I can load. typ. 4-6 feet long. the current bed has short sides on it, as will the future variation.. I'm not sure how much of the current bed will be re-used.

Here's my old wood getter. This truck should be able to haul more than that little truck could.
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There is a difference between hauling foot long firewood and ten foot long logs. Maybe its just me, but I find it hard to get a good full load of firewood on a flatbed.
build some removable sides for it...
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build some removable sides for it...
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bob the "bed"
Just wondering why you want to bob the bed on a truck you plan on using for hauling firewood? I have a long bed truck for just that reason and can't imagine cutting it down any.
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Cool project, I like the tires.

I can't imagine not being able to get a good full load on a flatbed. I always get over a cord on mine and crush the fuck out of it.
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Just wondering why you want to bob the bed on a truck you plan on using for hauling firewood? I have a long bed truck for just that reason and can't imagine cutting it down any.
Like I said..the truck is not really being built as the ultimate log hauler, more like a toy that will get used for work too (read: I needed an excuse to buy another truck). Stay tuned and eventually you'll all get to see how much fun we can have hunting firewood.

Logs can hang out the back something like 2/3rds of your wheelbase.

I made some progress yesterday, but gotta go to in work early today.

Keith, whats up man..when I get this thing done I'll have to come down and show it to ya.
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Hey Eric..

What did you do with those boggers??
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Hey Eric..

What did you do with those boggers??
Fawk.. everyone's worried about the bed , and now you want my old tires...

Is this Chit Chat, or Tech?

Tires are not much good, you can have 'em...but I need the wheels for something else
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Fawk.. everyone's worried about the bed , and now you want my old tires...

Is this Chit Chat, or Tech?

Tires are not much good, you can have 'em...but I need the wheels for something else
Hey come on. It's my Birthday

They are better than the bogger "racing slicks" that I currently have.

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Hey Erik, did you used to have a shop in Rohnert Park?
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They are better than the bogger "racing slicks" that I currently have.

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Thought it might be you. You bored out my 61 to fit the 1 1/2" 35 spline axles, and built me a steering shaft for my scout. Knowing what you can do, this build should turn out sweet. Doug
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