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Moving the Beast

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by killed300ex, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Was out getting the mud truck ready for another season today figured I would take some pictures since it became such a disaster. Went out to the truck to find the rear two 38.5 swampers were flat and off the rim. Figured Id lift it with the bobcat and just tow it to the garage and fill the tires back up. The bobcat lifted the truck but ended up finding a mudhole and got stuck. Hooked the cummins up and pulled the whole thing out in two wheele drive. Got the tires aired up then after a year of sitting bump started the beast once and she roared to life for a couple laps around the driveway and ready for another year.
     
  2. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    helps if I attach the pictures

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  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    nice lets see some pics of that old rig in the mud
     
  4. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Dont have any on my computer but will definitly get some this year. Defintly throws the mud though its got a built 390 with a 4 spd. Doesnt look like much but it goes about anywere.
    Evan
     
  5. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    i really want an old mud truck like that so i can keep my current truck in good shape.
     
  6. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    To bad you arnt closer I am going to be putting a new front clip on (get rid of some of the rust) then selling this toy in the middle of the summer as I am setting up my 52 dodge m37 to take its place right now.
    Evan
     
  7. Rondo

    Rondo Member
    from 54166
    Messages: 52

    Old Trucks are Cool

    Interesting bumper you have there on the Ford!!! Looks like you could do some damage with that!!! :gunsfiring:
    I bought my old '79 Ford F250 last fall. There's something about a truck that you just don't have to worry about! I was going to sell it but it's great to have a good old hauler around.
    I'ld be testing it out when we start cutting and hauling firewood soon. It's a great plow truck too but our season as short.
    Post some pix when you get the new front clip on her! :drinkup:

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  8. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    wow that truck looks real clean. gotta love the old iron. You just cant kill them. There is just something about having a real "truck"
    Evan
     
  9. Rondo

    Rondo Member
    from 54166
    Messages: 52

    More parts for the Old Ford

    I'm think about a lift and some bigger tires. Just a 3" lift and 35" tires. I like to hit the back trails here but I'm not into the mud running. I just want the higher clearance for the logs or rutted trails.
    I rebuilt all the small parts but it still has the original engine [351M] and trans [C6]. I rebuilt the plow controlls too. I spent too much on it and now I have more in it than it's worth. :cry:
    Gas mileage is rough but I don't go too far with it. The stake bed WAS higher but I cut it down last week. I thought it was just too "farm trucky". I have pic of the higher bed some where. Let me know what you think.

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