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Finally, pics of the new rig and V-plow..

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ross3031, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Finally just went out and took some pics with my phone of my new to me 02 F350 (can't seem to find the expensive digital camera anywhere, sweet). Spent some cash and put on a new 8.5 ft Western V. First year every plowing with a V and dont think i'll ever go back to a straight blade. I almost forgot what it was like to plow with a truck that could actually move alot of snow in one push, plowed with a 05 Chevy 3500 2wd dump truck with a 9 ft blade and 5 speed manual the last two years. Still have a stick, 6 speed manual, but i'm just used to that, actually is a little wierd for me to plow with a automatic now.

    I know its pretty dirty but just got done doing alot of salting and pushing slush.........


    Gonna make some changes come sping. Chrome is going be gone. Bumpers and grille will be black. Rims soon too..... Pretty much like my old truck except no gray, all black

  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Rig

    cant wait to see the changes
  3. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I wamt to do something to the F350 and POWERSTROKE emblems too. Don't think i just want to paint them straight black, thought i've seen them smoked brfore, kinda like they do to the taillights. gotta look into that some more though...

    Thanks Grassy.
  4. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    psd and a vee can't go wrong with that combo please post some actions vids once you have a strom :salute:
  5. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Give me a shout when you get rid of your chrome bumper. I need a new rear one after yesterday.

  6. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice truck, you had a real nice looking old truck!
  7. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice truck and plow. I wish I would have wired mine up for a V.
  8. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Thanks fellas....

    Ford445, i'll give ya a shout when i get a new one

    f250man, Its gonna look even better when you get that back rack done for me. give me a call when thats done. We'll meet up...
  9. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I find it funny how some of you guys get so excited about a shiny truck. I've got several trucks and sure its nice to have them clean, but after working storm after storm, my attitude is who gives a ****.

    So long as the trucks are maintained and fluid filmed, why the hell would I care if my bumper is chrome or plastic?? I've got much bigger issues and priorities to deal with.

    Who else agrees with me??
  10. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I'm a little more like that now than i used to be. Still though i just take alot of pride in my trucks. Just how i've always been. There usually cleaned once a week. And as far as the bumpers and stuff, i'm just not a fan of chrome. Like everything to be color matched. Everybody has that something that they are particular about, for me its my trucks...

    To each his own though. Personally i don't get the ricer thing, at least the cavaliers and escorts. A '99 cavalier with a 2 ft wing, what the h#ll??? But thats what they're into so good for them....
  11. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Nice looking Ford!
  12. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    I CARE!! :waving:

    I just got an F-550 and it has the plastic grill and front bumper. They will both be chrome by spring. I think they look nicer and are more noticeable. Nobody can actually say that given a choice the plastic one looks better than chrome or painted. As dumb as it may sound to some, nice shiny trucks get me more business. People around here like to see clean shiny kept up with equipment. I actually got a new doctors office parking lot this fall because the owner "didn't like the truck the other guy was using, it was all rusty and looked like junk." unfortunately too many people associate dirty or rusty trucks with unreliable junk. I know how reliable an old truck with a newer engine and tranny can be and how much cheaper, but my customers just care about what they see in there lots and drives.
  13. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Nice looking rig good luck with it this year.
  14. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I agree, a rust bucket is bad for business. However, your chrome bumper is getting you nothing more than my plastic one. I wish I was that bored to fret about such insignificant bs.
  15. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I work 60 hours a week running heavy equipment and own my own business on the side doing snow removal and lawn care, trust me dude i aint bored. You seem like your taking exception to some of us who are into customizing our trucks...

    Wish i was bored enough to fret about people like me..............
  16. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Try this stuff. They now sell it in "smoke".

  17. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i agree with an extent, but i still wash the crap off mine between storms and make sure its sprayed down with fluid film. my truck is a work truck so i dont waste time on making it look pretty anymore, it stays clean, and stock.