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What do you guys think.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sharpshooter77, Apr 7, 2007.

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What to do with my truck.

  1. Put on Flat-bed with dump lift with rack body sides ?

    39 vote(s)
    88.6%
  2. Use pick up box with dump lift ?

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Leave it as a pick up only ?

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    O.k guys heres a question for you. I have recently bought a dump lift that makes your pick up into a dumper. Today I to a good look at the pick up box on my 1995 F-350, and its not in good condtion. Last year I made a flat-bed for my old 1986 F-250, but I junked the truck and kept the flat-bed.And I could put the flat-bed on my curruent truck and put the dump lift into. And I can get free rack body sides too. I want to know what you guys think I should do.
     
  2. JET enterprises

    JET enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    what kind of work do you use your truck for?
     
  3. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    JET- My truck gets used anything from welding, landscaping, snow plowing the list goes on and on. I want the flat-bed because I can up larger items in my truck with out fighting with the wheel wells and I also like being able to dump stuff when I'm doing landscaping.
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Sounds like the falt bed body will work well for your application of doing many things! Good Luck!
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    The poll results say it!!!!!!! whatever you do....get pics!!!!
     
  6. JET enterprises

    JET enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    yea the flat bed is a good choice.. i voted that lol
     
  7. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I put a flatbed on my 79 Ford. Good investment. Mine doesn't get near enough use though.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I'd go with the flatbed too. It'd be much more versatile for you judging by your description of the type of use the truck see's.
     
  9. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Well spent yesterday afternoon tearing the pick up bed off the truck. It wasn't that hard once you unhook the tail lights and wireing harness. I used my grinder and ground down the 6 bolts that hold it down to the frame. Once it was unbolted I used 2 floor jacks on the passenger side to lift the box up pretty high. When it was almost falling off I pushed it over on its side. Then I thru a set of tail lights on it and my licsens plate, so that way I can get around for awhile. I have pics of the deconstruction I will post those later today. Today I will drop the rear gas tank and start fixing the rear shackle problem, and I might put in the dump lift surpport beam. I will keep you guys posted. :drinkup: :waving: :drinkup: :salute:
     
  10. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    O.K guys I have pics to post but how do I resize them. Its saying my pics are to big to post. Any help form anyone one would be great. THANKS
     
  11. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

  12. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Pics are in.

    The first two of my truck are in the test section, I can't move them and It won't let me post them again. Heres another

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  13. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Another one

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  14. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    A few more for ya.

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  15. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Found out that I have a few holes in my spring hangers and spring schackels

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  16. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Replace those shackels. My friend had his F-250 drop on him while he was driving two shackels let go and the springs were resting on the bed. I'd say you got quite a bit of use out of that bed.
    -Eric
     
  17. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You should be able to get the shackles and mount pods from FORD. Bolt them back on with grade 8 bolts and nuts. You can buy them a lot cheaper at Industrial Fastener places.

    If you are changing the rubber bushings. An easy way to get them out is use a 1/4 drill bit and drill motor. Drill down between the spring eye and the bushing. When it bottoms out the bit will start spinning rotating around the bushing,when it does just pull up,it will walk the bushing right out.
     
  18. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Sorry guys I have been hard a work and haven't posted anything new lately. But anyways here you guys go. The first 3 pics are the dump supporrt beam, and the dump lift, and pump.

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  19. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    The next 3 are the driver side spring shackle and spring hanger repair. I got these from my buddy that works at Bay State Spring. It only cost me a 100$$ for all the parts.

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  20. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    The next 3 are the passenger side spring shackle and spring hanger repair.

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