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Dump Truck Project

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by EaTmYtAiLpIpEs, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    Well as most know I bought a 1988 Ford F-350 dump truck. I bought it under the conditions it needed some work due to the past owner dumping on a hill and bent some stuff and cracked some stuff. So I took the bed off to make the repairs neccessary. So I have repaired the sub frame so far, straightened the hoist out the best I could, and raplaced the rotten blocks. The hoist I have 1/4" plating to strengthen it right up. Here are some pics and a quick video.
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  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Nice truck, doing anything with undercoating or anything while all that is exposed?
     
  5. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
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    looks like you got some fun on your hands that looks like a mess where its all bent up
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Wear old clothes when working on that hog. Nice truck and good project. You have a great foundation to build from.
     
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    It will be all undercoated for sure. And I do have one arm fully plated and I must say it is STRONG stronger then before I would say.
     
  8. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
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    Ouch bent hoist never saw that before.

    Look look now great time to change brake lines on that.
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    You should paint every thing with POR 15 paint. I painted 3 of my uncle's International's frames and underneath the dump bodies. You can paint rite over rust with it (just remove all the flakes first). It works realy good but it does cost about $40 a quart. I sugest buying it by the quart becouse after it's opened it will turn hard over nite eaven in a properly sealed can. I also sugest wearing rubber gloves becouse gas won't take it off your hands. I stuck a paint brush in a cup of paint thiner and the next day the paint was hard on the brush. But like I said it works realy good. Go to http://www.por15.com/ for more info.
     
  11. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    I am gonna do brake lines, rear shocks, rear diff cover seal
     
  12. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    i was reading up on that stuff too i heard it was rlly good i might give it a shot
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    It is realy good and it gos on rite over surface rust. It sticks to surface rust the best out of any surface. But like I said it won't come off your skin. You have to pick it off and it doesn't pick off eady. I picked POR 15 off my skin for over a month.
     
  14. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    how much can you get out of a quart? can i do the entire frame and rear and front end?
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'd say you could do all of that with a quart. I used a quart to paint a tandem axel International's frame from the cab back and some of the underneath of the dump body.