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need y'alls opinion on this

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by fisher guy, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    well ive been wanting a unique new truck for a while and i think i decided on something....i came across this video and it screams me so im thinking of building something like this what do u guys think and be honest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6h5TkHW4k8
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  2. pretty bad ass need someting to tie in the big back of the truck to the bed better
  3. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I always thought about building one. your best bet would probably finding a Mack CH613 there are a ton of single axle Macks. The only problem with the Macks are alot of them don't have jakes but you can find them with 9-10 spd eatons. There are 378's and 379's that have single axles and relatively cheap(18-30K). You could always throw a nice plow on the front and turn some heads!
  4. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    well what this guy did in the video he bought a beat up 379 with twin screws took one off and shortened the frame id either do it with a 379 extd nose if i can find one cheap or an mack R model or maybe even an old autocar the one that looks like the 379 i wanna do it for under 10k...and in plowsite tradition of course i would put a blade on it maybe even put it on with mass highway lol
  5. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
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  6. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
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  7. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    i love the idea of a class 8 truck as a pickup (probably just the redneck in me) i just told my gf im seriously considering it and she shook her head and walked away it wouldn't be a daily driver per say but it definitely would get some mileage lol all i know is i definitely want an ext hood something
  8. Pro-Lawn&Ground

    Pro-Lawn&Ground Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    that thing is awesome ... I'd personally have went with a flatbad with a dump hoist ... but I personally dont have the money anyways ... but it'd deff push snow lol
  9. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    i like the idea of a flatbed but it all depends on price
  10. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    One thing that may or may not be a pain in your a$$ is i think you would need a CDL or atleast a medical card to drive a truck like that. But in all honesty I think it would be a badass truck
  11. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    i got a class A cdl with a medical card if anything the guy in the video made that a private not for hire truck with a gvw of under 26,000 to keep registraition costs low

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    looks sweet. i would love to drive that truck around
  13. joey7599

    joey7599 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 151

    i say go for it and then drop it off at my house
  14. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    that is really really impractical but also really really cool i want one thats built off the truck from the movie duel
  15. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
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  16. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I'd love that International for tugging around boats at the marina.... I get into some stuff that's really too big for my 2500 even in 4LO, that thing'd be perfect, and should have a nice tight turning radius too...

  17. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    the international is pretty sweet the cxt is gave me the idea to start looking in to it but i dont feel like paying over a 100,000 for a truck
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    There is a guy that subs for NH DOT in the winter here that has sort of a similar setup, instead of putting a bed on he (i think) just has the frame rails with a GIANT concrete block strapped to it for ballast. That's probably my favorite truck in the lineup...i'll try to get some pics sometime if i remember and time it right
  19. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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  20. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
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