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My Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by REAPER, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Drivers side dirty hour after plowing.

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  2. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
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    Front blade down

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  3. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Passenger side 1500# of salt in back plus spreader weight. No timbrens in rear. Timbrens installed in front.

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  4. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
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    Switchs. Hideaway strobes on left spreader control on right.

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  5. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    screwed up I guess.
     
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  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
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    Rear with spreader on.

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  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    Looks good. bet that thing can be a pain to try to turn around. :) you still plowing in Kalamazoo?
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I try to not get where I have to turn around. Yes is a major pain in some spots and am glad I only do commercial lots. Is almost 30' long front of plow to rear of spreader.

    Yep still in k-zoo. These pics are at my brothers's house. Alcott & March streets.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2005
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    After reading how many have the same problem and reading about some who have put rubber up to protect the salt throw back I finally decided to put a piece on mine.
    Probably to late to save the bumper but at least I wont have a half bag of salt sitting on the bumper top when done salting.

    Including cigg break and coffee refill and finding the nuts&bolts/washers total time was about 2 hours. And that was working slow cleaning up and making sure I had smooth holes after I drilled. File and reamed after drilling.

    Tools used.

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    Start.

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    Cut out for spinner rails.

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    Finished back.

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    Finished front view.

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    cut for spinner rail.JPG

    finished back.JPG

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  10. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I think I'm going to do that to mine. Looks good
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Easiest upgrade to date I would say. Probably be well worth the effort as well. I had all the stuff in the garage already. I used a old pool mat that has not been used in a few years. I gave away the spare floor mats I had and did not want to use the tool box top just to get black.

    I was just so tired of all the salt under and on my truck after every use.
     
  12. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,571

    Looks real good REAPER. I plan to do the same but not till after the season is over.
     
  13. KL&M Snow Div.

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

    Looks good, I like the older Dodges like that.
     
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Looks real good reaper......always nice to see your set-up....that truck has push alot of snow
     
  15. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I "was" going to do over the summer but as always other things got in the way. With this no snow break I figured as good as time as any.

    I love the 1st and 2nd gen RAMs. The newer 3rd and 4th arnt to bad but they went overboard with the plastic and other stuff without really building up the work part of it. My opine only but I would not buy a new-new Dodge I don't think.



    Thanks Tim.
    Yes this truck has seen some major snow. I would have to look at all the repair records to see if it has paid for itself yet. The recent trans rebuild did not make me to happy at the start of the season. I wish I could stuff a good Ole GM TH400 in it that's for sure.
     
  16. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Bumping for someone looking at the truck locally.

    Truck is for sale