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work pictures - truck upfitter

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    since i work at a truck upfitter that is also a boss dealer and i share the plow install pics why not the upfits and other custom stuff we do? so here goes! i'll try explain alot of what we do an take more pics of the projects.


    we do alot of van bodies for alot of different applications. most of them we build are for oil company's on the north slope of alaska. they use them for a vast array of different things so every one of them is built to spec.

    alot of flat beds, service bodies, welding bodies, tow trucks..ect ect plus some weird stuff comes though. i'll just let the pics speak for themselves.

    a 2012 RAM 5500 cummins/auto 4x4 basic flat bed for www.conocophillipsalaska.com. it was fully winterized with 2 100W pad heaters, trickle charger for the batteries, straps on all for doors for wind protection, 2 way radio, seat covers, roof mounted spot light, blue eye driving light, winter front, webasto air top diesel fired cab heater, in gear/door open alarm..plus more i'm forgetting

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  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    here is a winterize of a 2013 f-350 6.7 4x4 xlt for Halliburton . it got a 88 gallon transfer tank, front mud flaps, breaker box that the pad heaters, block heater,battery charger all run though that for protection. it also got seat covers, first aid/fire ext..other odds and ends.
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    we've been doing alot of basic winterize's on f-250s and f-550s for BP. all gas.

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    ladder rack w/topper
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  3. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    installed HD bumpers on a 2012 f-250 6.2 xl for alaska airlines.
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    another winterize with a transfer tank and work lights
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  4. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    heres a '99 f-350 7.3 auto with 60 somthing K miles on it! we did the tilt bed,side baords, all lights, bumper, boxes..ect ect

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  5. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    one of the BP f-550's V10 gas with a flat bed and full winterize, rear cam, custom hydraulic hitch, front hitch, light force lights..ect ect

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  6. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    2012 king ranch f-250 6.7 with a bigger transfer flow tank.
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    2011 f-250 with a service body..going for paint
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    a 2011 ford getting a Van body
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    railroad service body
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  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    more rail road trucks
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    chevys we did for a electric company in the Valdez,AK area
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  8. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    another service body
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    railroad suburbans
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    4x4 ford van getting winterized
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    ok all for now, hope you enjoy! sorry as the pics got older i kinda forgot what was done to them. i'll try to update as much as possible
     
  9. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
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    Would love to do that kind of work, thanks for the pics.:drinkup:
     
  10. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    nice pics i like the bumper on the back of the reg cab ford
     
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    Do the railroad trucks take a special drive tire for being on the tracks?




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  12. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
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    It looks like the inside wheel of a set of duals to get the inside width to 56 1/2 inches. I think it is a standard light truck tire.
     
  13. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Nice pics and great work! Do you guys treat the underbodies with Fluid Film or some other protectant for the Alaska winters?
     
  14. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
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    pretty cool pics
     
  15. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    I think it's a different axle all together judging by the end cap of the axle. That and I swear it looks like the C and C frame on that truck looks narrower than normal to accommodate the rear axle.

    Different rails have different gauges to them, so there has to be something special to them.

    At least that's my opinion and we know how those are! LOL




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  16. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
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    Man you guys do alot of work there!
     
  17. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
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    As far as I know, pretty much everything in North America is standard gauge (4'8½") except for some small tourist lines. Those would probably use vintage equipment instead of new Chevy trucks.
    The White Pass & Yukon Route (Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory) ended common carrier service in 1982, but part of it was reopened as a tourist route. If the WP&Y (3' gauge) uses "Hy-Rail" trucks, then that could explain that.
     
  18. blazer_kid

    blazer_kid Member
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    Sub'd for more pics
     
  19. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    On the white ford truck it looks like the normal truck axle with an adapter to go from 8x170mm bolt pattern to 8x275mm bolt pattern to fit the 19.5 wheels.
     
  20. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    on the subject of the rail road trucks, they come with adators to run the 19.5" wheels. axles..ect stay the same. i did not get any good finished pics of the Sub's.


    yes we do alot of work, lots of big contracts..ect 100-150 trucks at a time kinda thing. its a nightmare if all the stuff is not in for them and they have to go in/out of the shop. trying to find that exact truck again and its always blocked in by 10 more trucks. pain!

    no we dont do any kind of rust prevention, mostly because rust is not a huge issue. salt/ melting agents are not used very much up here. it gets too cold for them to be very effective.


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