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New (to me) F450 and plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by jmbones, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Just picked up this 4x4 03 F450 7.3l dump and had a new Western 8.5 ProPlus installed today. The truck has 57k on it and looks pretty good for an '03.

  2. Normskiboy

    Normskiboy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Nice looking truck. I'm looking at a 2002 F550. Can I ask what was the price range you paid for it? Thanks
  3. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    21,400 plus tax and PA tags. The plow was 5880 installed. Depending on where you're located, there are always some nice 550's on eBay from a dealer in South Weymouth MA.
  4. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Does anyone know what kind of dump body this is and if there are LED brake lights available?

    dump body.jpg
  5. Normskiboy

    Normskiboy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the info.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

    You can add led bulbs to them. But your gunna have to change your flasher to one that accepts led lights
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

  8. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Wow that truck looks clean! Nice find!
  9. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Explain more.. do you mean the flasher relay? or something else?
  10. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,259

    truck looks great. last year of the 7.3 i think. but if spending that kind of money, why not go a bit more and get a V or wideout?
  11. Go to vleds.com for led taillights
  12. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i have seen that style body, but can't remember the manufacturer.
    and what he means with the flasher is when you add LED's the flasher will think you have a bad bulb and flash real fast. so you either need to swap flashers for one that will work with LED's, add a resister in the rear line somewhere,
    or add a set of regular lights down between the body and the hitch plate.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  13. PlowboyVT

    PlowboyVT Member
    from VT
    Messages: 66

    Heil 3 to 4 yard?? I had a 99 F450 with one, looked just like yours.
  14. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Go to Advance Auto Parts and ask them to look up a Tridon (Novita Tech. Inc) Electronic Turn Signal Flasher for your truck. It will cure the "hyperflash" issue that LED bulbs can cause.
  15. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
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  16. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Heil made the bed, I believe the lenses are an old Ford style, have not been able to find replacements for ours, was told they are discontinued. Eventually I plan to weld the holes shut and install rubber grommet mount lights. Keep an eye on the side reinforcements, the drain holes above the rear wheels tend to clog and hold water, thus rusting through from the inside.

    Nice truck, looks pretty clean.
  17. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    nice truck, good luck this winter
  18. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    That is a nice set up. Good luck with it.
  19. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 734

    My mason had steel bars made to cover the outside corner of the lenses. They bolted on so you could change the bulbs. Saved him from ever buying new lenses. Nice truck!
  20. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Any recommendation on traction/drive tires for the front of this F450?