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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by joepetrilli, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. joepetrilli

    joepetrilli Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 33

    After looking everywhere decided on just getting some 2 by 12's and Painting them Black. How do they look?

  2. <Benchmark>

    <Benchmark> Member
    Messages: 47

    looking good i like the truck a lot
  3. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I did that to the back of my pickup, it saves money and looks good! Plus you can paint name/logo on them if you want.

    I love the dumps like that though! Thumbs Up

    TRUCK SIDE.jpeg
  4. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    they look good! that is a sharp looking truck also when one board gets ripped off it costs $15 not $200
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    looks really clean. what else would you have used?
  6. joepetrilli

    joepetrilli Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 33

    Side Boards

    It's amazing I really couldn't find much of anything else. Was thinking black plastic boards but only a few people make them and they cost alot plus shipping would of killed me. I'm happy with these painted boards and only used a half gallon of paint so when its time I'll just buy more boards at Home Cheapo! and paint them black!
  7. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Looks good... another cheap upgrade on your dump is paint the wheels black and use chrome trim rings inserts... they look cool and jazz it up without the expense of simulators.
  8. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Thats all i use for side boards, i fit 3 on mine.
    Good luck with that dejana body, those suckers like rusting out real quick.
  9. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram Senior Member
    Messages: 907

    I was using wood sides on my insert until a buddy of mine suggested vinyl fence boards. I got some with the ribs inside so they're a little stronger. I take mine on and off a lot so the wood sides would get awfully heavy and awkward after awhile. Plus if someone hits them while loading, the vinyl should give before my bed gets mangled.

    You're setup looks great, by the way! Nice and clean looking!
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I like that idea, but I stick with the wood as it will take the abuse of my mini skid if the bucket gets into it.

    Unfortunately I only use one 2x12 as I have drop sides, and anything larger is too much to flip the sides up for one person.


    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i think it looks good
  12. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Sharp looking truck, show us some more pics of it !!!!
  13. 03sd

    03sd Member
    Messages: 79

    Looks great the plastic sideboards are expensive and break easily, we had the plastic ones on a IH paystar 5000 the shop guys said they were unbreakable..... I proved them wrong with a Case 570 xlt consruction kingwesport:rolleyes:

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    they look like side boards to me.
  15. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I have never figured out why everyone gets all excited about chrome inserts. The old saying "chrome wont get you home, it will get you laid."

    I figure you can have a nice clean look without chrome. Maybe that is me.

    I like the truck. Looks sharp as is.