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2001 f350 Flatbed Plow Truck BUILD *Many Pics*

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ballandchain91, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. ballandchain91

    ballandchain91 Member
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    So let me know what you think. Took 2 months and I didn't show everything that had to be done just the cool ****. The truck has 50,xxx 5.4L that I pretty much scored i got it for so cheap. Only rot was bed and doors and drivers rocker panel. Sounds like a lot but for what was solid it was worth fixing/welding. The frame and motor are very clean. Went threw every aspect of pickup so it runs sound…manifolds to brakes to frame, shocks, plugs, shifter, airbags, hitch,water lines, exhaust, custom bed custom steps just about everything was fixed. Heres a bunch of pics hope you guys like , My dad and I plow in the winter and this is 1 of 2 f350s we own aside from the toyota and tractor.

    Scored a used Downeaster 3 yd and put $1000 in that so she's pretty damn new too. Okay thanks for viewing here you go….

    Bought an 8ft Western outta the junkyard and added springs and minute mount ears

    HERES THE BUILD:

    When we got it
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    bed off
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  2. ballandchain91

    ballandchain91 Member
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    Added cab lights from junkyard
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    wheeled the frame undercoated with brush and painted wheels
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    welded doors/ patches/bondo not to proud lol
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    another ugly patch
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  3. ballandchain91

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    bondo
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    corner sanded
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    rustoleum
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  4. ballandchain91

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    exhaust and frame
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    Airbags and frame
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    Tabs for bolting bed
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  5. ballandchain91

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    Spacer added
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    more ribs
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  6. ballandchain91

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    Dad helping out framed out
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    Tackin her up
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    Welding
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  7. ballandchain91

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    rounding some corners
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    headache rack
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  8. ballandchain91

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    Thinking of design, going to use the diamond plate for headboard
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    Done.
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  9. ballandchain91

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    Handles, plate, middle beam
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    Diamond plate gusset
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    lights
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    comin along

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  10. ballandchain91

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    So i screwed up didn't account for filler neck so came up with this…

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  11. ballandchain91

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    Some Paint

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    Tractor implement
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    Fabbing up bumper

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    step bumper
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  12. ballandchain91

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    Finished bumper
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  13. ballandchain91

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    Oak
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    Bolt this before i forget lol hopefully she fills fast.
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    Building as i go , going to notch wood for hooks to be welded solid
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  14. ballandchain91

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    anchors for sander
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    drilling sucks
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    protected will have a milk crate in the back also..
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    getting there
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  15. ballandchain91

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    a lot of damn paint
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    dried
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    mudflaps
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  16. ballandchain91

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    Housings for some lights
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  17. ballandchain91

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    SD foglights for the rear
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    100 bucks underneath and frame
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    This is somewhat of a budget build if you cannot tell.. heres a plow from the yard, 1/8th inch above the moldboard and some edges I had to fit to plow
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    more springs

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  18. ballandchain91

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    Paint
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    If you can't tell i added 6 inches to this plow.
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    bros dog on the bed
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  19. ballandchain91

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    digger pipe i made for vacall
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    ANYWAYS sry heres what the truck looks like now with side steps all lettered and with plow and sander.

    steps
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    2 yd with 1 yd added. Downeaster brand new 10.5hp out of the box. I am going to load her up but yes i know theres some weight there.
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  20. ballandchain91

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    Red trucks look good with silver i was surprised
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    SOOOO pretty much if i took a picture of the truck right now it would look a little better seeing its inspected registered and all wired up but i didn't think i had to share that. The truck does have LED's all around with clearance lights cd player strobes in the rear and led reverse. For the budget i had i know shell make me my money back and the motor runs so damn strong i don't have to worry. Thanks for viewing and if you wanna leave comments go ahead. Ill probably throw a pic up tomorrow of it in the yard.