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Old 05-15-2017, 10:06 AM   #26 (permalink)
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you're gonna want to be wary of overall length limitations.

looks like you're creeping up on 65 feet.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
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hell yeah cant wait to try it with mine lol big bitch

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you're gonna want to be wary of overall length limitations.

looks like you're creeping up on 65 feet.
He said the truck was 33ft bumper to bumper and that's a 30ft camper, so I'd say so lol

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you're gonna want to be wary of overall length limitations.

looks like you're creeping up on 65 feet.
yeah once i actually hook them up i will double check length for sure. trailer up currently up north at sand dunes here in michigan.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:45 PM   #29 (permalink)
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looks like a very effective stress test of a trailer tongue. I'd keep an eye on it.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Is the one with the box yours too?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Is the one with the box yours too?
my buddys / roomates he uses it to haul and store his pre runner toy truck in
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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my buddys / roomates he uses it to haul and store his pre runner toy truck in
How does it do on the hills with a vehicle in that big tall box? Is the 454 enough to keep up with traffic?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:30 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I could sure use a rig like this!
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:34 AM   #34 (permalink)
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How does it do on the hills with a vehicle in that big tall box? Is the 454 enough to keep up with traffic?
65-70 no problem and she has more power to store but after 70 it shakes a little - im sure thats just front end parts or the tires but the power is there with the 454 4-speed Alison and 4.33 rear end gear
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I could sure use a rig like this!
nice and cheap tow rig man i love it and everyone at every gas station sure does to lol
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:58 AM   #36 (permalink)
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65-70 no problem and she has more power to store but after 70 it shakes a little - im sure thats just front end parts or the tires but the power is there with the 454 4-speed Alison and 4.33 rear end gear
Better than I expected! Hows the mpg at those speeds?
Did he add doors or windows to the box at all? I wonder if it's sturdy enough to do that since there's no studs. How's his box's interior set up?
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best 3k i have ever spent. feels awesome driving it and everyone loves it and asks about it everywhere you go.

Those are all about $6500 around here. Was it $3k because of the box damage?
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Those are all about $6500 around here. Was it $3k because of the box damage?
Read again, sounds like uhaul accepts low ball offers.
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Read again, sounds like uhaul accepts low ball offers.

I can offer... Wonder how hard it would be to swap a crew cab body on and shorten the bed accordingly.
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Read again, sounds like uhaul accepts low ball offers.
they will.

trust me.

I gave half the asking price for mine and they didn't even blink.
I should have offered less.
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I can offer... Wonder how hard it would be to swap a crew cab body on and shorten the bed accordingly.
I would be more inclined to do a walk through cab with seating inside the inclosed box like others have done.
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my only issue with that is knowing the structural integrity of those boxes.

you're in any kind of a crash and that shit's folding like a taco.

I wouldn't ride back there.
Not unless you built a cage around the seating that was tied to the box mounting flanges.

my big idea was an ambulance box behind the cab, would leave just enough flatbed to haul a longbed comanche.

but time/money/interest was all lacking and I sold the parts.
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my only issue with that is knowing the structural integrity of those boxes.

you're in any kind of a crash and that shit's folding like a taco.

I wouldn't ride back there.
Not unless you built a cage around the seating that was tied to the box mounting flanges.

my big idea was an ambulance box behind the cab, would leave just enough flatbed to haul a longbed comanche.

but time/money/interest was all lacking and I sold the parts.
Fair point. I can't see a crew cab of that generation doing much better, or a motor home for that matter.
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Better than I expected! Hows the mpg at those speeds?
Did he add doors or windows to the box at all? I wonder if it's sturdy enough to do that since there's no studs. How's his box's interior set up?
i am getting around 10-12mpg loaded or empty with my flat bed, roommate with full box loaded or empty is getting 7-8mpg

we have windows from a rv we are going to install in his and a door when he buys one, but right now there is not.

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crew cab cab swap on my flat bed has been a thought for someday down the road
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used her this weekend to pick up another toy / project

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The cabs on these trucks are actually different than the pickups so finding a used 4 door cab may be difficult.

If I was looking to use one of these as an open deck hauler, and add cab space, I'd be shortening the deck and adding a semi truck sleeper with a pass through.
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The cabs on these trucks are actually different than the pickups so finding a used 4 door cab may be difficult.

If I was looking to use one of these as an open deck hauler, and add cab space, I'd be shortening the deck and adding a semi truck sleeper with a pass through.

I'm far from an authority but I thought it was a difference in the firewall? Might be more extensive than that ?
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I'm far from an authority but I thought it was a difference in the firewall? Might be more extensive than that ?
I'm far from it to but I believe the firewall and front floor area are different.
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I'm far from it to but I believe the firewall and front floor area are different.

I would bet most on here, trying to build this into a cheap crew cab rig might be able to handle a bit of fab from the old cab to the new crew cab one? Even me could booger weld the hell out of that and cover it with enough seam seal and stuff it might look ok (but would be hack as hell)
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