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Today 07:04 AM
mindless 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
#rawkon
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Originally Posted by WildWilly4x4 View Post
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



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
tubehead 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
MattS
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Originally Posted by MR4WD View Post
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.
I had a set of 35's on my Ram that I could not get to balance. I also bought centramatics. It made it better but not what it should have been. I finally went to this big rig tire place after calling every tire shop in town and had them trued. It cost me $25/tire and I only ended up paying for 3. After that they were perfect.

Here is how they did it:

https://youtu.be/GAasIWzUJaU?t=50s
04-06-2015 08:33 PM
TireFryerSS
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Originally Posted by surfingg19 View Post
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
Id have made that trade all day long.

Id drown a sack full of puppies for a '15 F450
04-06-2015 04:51 PM
surfingg19 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
rocklobster87
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Originally Posted by daddyusmaximus View Post
My tow rig is a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty, crew cab, short bed, 4x4.
04-02-2015 09:02 PM
daddyusmaximus 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
MR4WD 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
blay127
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
it's nice looking, but why on earth would you come to the rust belt to import a truck to Texas?

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.
I was willing to go look at it because it was what i thought to be the perfect truck for me. Turns out it doesnt have much rust on it. It wasnt in Ohio very long, but there is still a bit of rust under the bed that i need to get under control. But otherwise it looks great and runs great. I will for sure wash it as best I can. good call on the door panels, thanks
03-29-2015 08:06 PM
rob93
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Originally Posted by SwampFox89@aol.com View Post
link?
2wd to 4wd Swap Using 05+ Axles on a Dually - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
03-27-2015 10:09 AM
WildWilly4x4
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Originally Posted by Snowbird13 View Post
Did you do a suburban or blazer gas tank?
I am running dual 16 gal shortbox tanks. They are tied together at the bottom with 3/8" SS tubing. They both fill from the drivers side. I built a filler kinda like the old school "dual fill" setups, but I don't have the passenger side filler.
03-27-2015 09:05 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by blay127 View Post
Good eye! No it doesn't fit just right, it has a 2008 tailgate and the top lip sticks out a bit which prohibits the camper door from closing all the way. To counter that the previous owner shifted the whole thing back.

The previous owner is from north west ohio. Fort Wayne Indiana was the nearest airport.
it's nice looking, but why on earth would you come to the rust belt to import a truck to Texas?

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
Snowbird13
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Originally Posted by WildWilly4x4 View Post
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
Did you do a suburban or blazer gas tank?
03-27-2015 06:45 AM
pvkj454
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Originally Posted by WildWilly4x4 View Post
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
Nice truck. I want to build a set of side steps like yours when I get time.
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
SwampFox89@aol.com
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Originally Posted by rob93 View Post
From everything I've researched it is a pretty big difference. Ride quality improves too with the coil springs, also gets you rear disk brakes. Not to mention the 05+ axles are beef compared to the obs running gear.
I'm in the middle of the same swap right now.
link?
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
Snowbird13 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.

Immediate plans

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.
Working radio
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
lunacy 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 $$.

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Originally Posted by crashnzuk View Post
The Chevy trans adapter is at a slight angle. I don't know why it's that way, but it is. You either end up with the trans tilted or the engine tilted. Kinda funky looking but harmless.

I don't know that I'd put a fuel pin in that with the little stock turbo and no intercooler. Seems like a recipe for high EGTs when towing.
Travis..
03-25-2015 08:58 PM
mcutler1 Here's my 3.

08 chevy 4x4 lmm, h&s, deleted. Ltz loaded.

Attachment 1703162

08 f450 4x4, 6.4, h&s, deleted, studded, up pipes, charge tubes, s&b intake, work truck basic interior, built the bed myself.

Attachment 1703170

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.

Attachment 1703178

Attachment 1703186



Fixing to hook to buggy

Attachment 1703202
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