|Today 07:04 AM|
Got a nice score for my rig yesterday, picked up a Leer Cap and a fitted bed liner for $125. Only part that sucked was I had to load it myself... Not fun at all haha. Was worth it though.
|04-16-2015 11:47 PM|
|setenney||Well I just purchased this rig about week n half ago. 2000 Freightliner FL70, 3126 CAT 265HP motor... Still waiting for it to get outta the shop. ( they had to make it all DOT approved. luckily i bought it before they put new tires and brakes on it! so no extra cost to me) anyways due to the fact that they didnt have the truck ready for me over a week ago they offered to deliver it to me halfway! EVEN BETTER... But its leaving Charlotte NC monday morning and making its way to Northeast Ohio!!! Just having issues getting the thing insured but thanks to fellow pirate members and the search button I have a list of people to call to get it possibly insured as an RV/motor/toterhome... (anyone has any insite on insuring these things PM ME.|
|04-15-2015 12:48 PM|
I am starting a very similar build and would appreciate a link if you did a build thread.
|04-10-2015 08:46 PM|
|jemarshall||Just picked up the new tow pig this week. Bed was supposed to take 4 weeks, but got pushed out to 10 weeks.|
|04-07-2015 08:33 AM|
Here is my current truck. It's a 98 12V with a NV5600. I can't seem to keep a truck much longer than a year but I may keep this one for a while.
|04-07-2015 07:45 AM|
Here is how they did it:
|04-06-2015 08:33 PM|
Id drown a sack full of puppies for a '15 F450
|04-06-2015 04:51 PM|
Well traded in my 2005 f150 for a 2004 dodge 3500
Cummins. Haven't towed with it yet since I just got it today but here it is
|04-03-2015 01:04 AM|
|04-02-2015 09:02 PM|
My tow rig is a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty, crew cab, short bed, 4x4. She has a Black Mamba 7.3 diesel, 425 hp 850 ft lb torque, and an ATS 5 Star 4R100 with billet flywheel and TC. Both axles fitted with ARB air lockers and 4.30 gears. Lifted 4", Fox Racing shocks, 35" Toyo open country MTs.
She wheels also, but other than towing other vehicles off the trail (or back onto the road in winter) I just have the one trailer to haul around. Yeah, need more toys.
|04-02-2015 08:55 PM|
|MR4WD||Toyo m608z's. They are actually square seemingly. I've had a hard time between wheel weights and centramatics. Now I need to try a combo of the two, she starts vibrating at 60mph still.|
|04-02-2015 08:21 PM|
|MNtal||what tires are those on your 450?|
|04-02-2015 08:14 PM|
2015 F450 and my house, away from my house.
Edit: plans include lifting the toy hauler 2", acquiring 19.5" rims and running the 225's I took off the 450 when I installed the 285's on it.
|03-30-2015 11:58 AM|
|03-29-2015 08:06 PM|
|rob93||2wd to 4wd Swap Using 05+ Axles on a Dually - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum|
|03-27-2015 10:09 AM|
|03-27-2015 09:05 AM|
You'd better wash the fuck out of it, and I mean everything. Take the door panels of and wash out the bottom of the doors, clean every seam underneath. The salt will continue to eat away at it.
|03-27-2015 08:34 AM|
|03-27-2015 06:45 AM|
|03-27-2015 04:27 AM|
|WildWilly4x4||Snowbird, it sounds like your build will end up close to my tow rig. '90 crew, 6' box, tube steps tied to frame, 8274, running an 8.1/4l80e/205|
|03-27-2015 03:34 AM|
|03-26-2015 06:21 PM|
|rolsmojave3||I'm not into Chevys much but maaaan snowbird that thing is beef!!!|
|03-26-2015 09:36 AM|
Well, here's my new tow rig. It's more of a Tow, hunting, DD light wheeling rig though.
It's a 1980. 396/465/205. 4.ll with shitty wore out buckshot Q78s. Unfortunately, somebody robbed the D60 and threw a 44 under it. Interior is pretty nice, which was important so the wife would ride in it. Has some home made airbag setup as well.
I just had a 2nd kid, so the single cab 1971 just didn't do it anymore. I wanted to buy one of the converted 4 door cabs for it, but I couldn't justify the 15k at this time.
37/12.5/17 on new wheels
Get rid of the old man running boards and giant mudflaps. Hopefully the godawful chrome gas doors as well. Going to make my own steps out of tubing.
replace the blown out glasspacks with real mufflers and fix the exhaust leaks
NV4500 and 4.56 as soon as I sell the 71. should bring my 65 mph cruise rpm from 2450 to 1950
Mount my 8274 to the front on a new bumper
Long term plans will be either FI, or a 6.0L swap.
Change it to a SWB. 6 ft bed is plenty for me, and removing 12 inches from the wheelbase would help the turning radius immensely.
Put a 60 back up front. Will have to be easy on the loud pedal for now.
Fix the rust and repaint. I like the orange, so I'm keeping it that color.
|03-26-2015 06:56 AM|
Most Chevy adapters were designed for 4bt repowered bread vans. The motor had to be tilted to fit so that's how the adapter was designed. You can buy no tilt adapters, but they're big $$.
|03-25-2015 08:58 PM|
Here's my 3.
08 chevy 4x4 lmm, h&s, deleted. Ltz loaded.
08 f450 4x4, 6.4, h&s, deleted, studded, up pipes, charge tubes, s&b intake, work truck basic interior, built the bed myself.
And pictured here next to my newest addition- (yesterday),
05 f550 2wd 6.0, deleted, pipe, soon to be tuned, 16' knapheide electric/hydraulic dump.
Fixing to hook to buggy
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