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1 hour ago, Sam I Am said:

Love what you're doing with it!

It only took forever lol fun being able to restore it ! Haven't chosen color yet, either faded yellow or red right now 

Thanks Kerry-  I've gotta swap out the exhaust manifolds to make more space, it was suggested to use ones from bandag bandit.  I'll keep eye out 

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9 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Beautiful work Jeff!! On the exhaust, have you considered making those manifolds center dump and mounting the turbos in the center of the top of the manifolds?

I thought about that , but I'm even a worse plumber than carpenter...I'd end w pipes coming out everywhere lol.

I ended up scratching up an intake from photos I found waiting for daughter to fall asleep to hide her Easter basket .  Actually turned out decent 20200412_080956.thumb.jpg.105d9dfae43ab5695f21c187a9744a07.jpg

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Needs some putty to blend in , and the flanges w meng bolts added yet

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4 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

I thought about that , but I'm even a worse plumber than carpenter...I'd end w pipes coming out everywhere lol.

I ended up scratching up an intake from photos I found waiting for daughter to fall asleep to hide her Easter basket .  Actually turned out decent 20200412_080956.thumb.jpg.105d9dfae43ab5695f21c187a9744a07.jpg

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Needs some putty to blend in , and the flanges w meng bolts added yet

I’m liking it!!! Looks awesome so far!! Keep them squirrels in their cages now!! Lol

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I did a bunch of research on these when I built mine. Most of them have Gin Poles that rest on the bed sides. They can be flipped up to act as sort of a tow truck style boom. uB_-vi.jpg

I cut some evergreen tubing in half and glued it to the bed sides. The gin poles rest in there. I added a fifth wheel to mine but not all of them have it. You'll also want to build some sort of cage around the winch. I have since finished this truck. 

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9 hours ago, am73grand said:

I did a bunch of research on these when I built mine. Most of them have Gin Poles that rest on the bed sides. They can be flipped up to act as sort of a tow truck style boom. 

I cut some evergreen tubing in half and glued it to the bed sides. The gin poles rest in there. I added a fifth wheel to mine but not all of them have it. You'll also want to build some sort of cage around the winch. I have since finished this truck. 

Thank you for info ! I may add the gin poles to mine after all. I love your front bumper its fantastic!!!!

I have a plan for building a guard around winch, and there will be spare tire mount also. 

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The gin pole trucks also have versions where the pulley ends remain connected and the poles fold forward and rest on a rack at the back of the cab. Makes the gin poles mor obvious and the model more interesting IMHO.

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Thanks everyone for their suggestions,  I spent more time checking out the gin poles and they add more interest to the enormous bed space , and flipped up make a statement! 

Kerry - yeah lately I've tried to stay focused on one project,  and work on that till its finished..or run out of detail parts I forgot to order lol . Theres so many projects that I want to tinker with 

The truck has its first mock up w the winch and bed tonite . Theres no channels for gin poles or structures underneath yet. The winch is a 105k from Plaskit.I just built a deck for it , raising it above the floor like most photos show them.

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and.... the bed scales out approximately 20 ft 

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all that lower empty space will be tool bins chains rack  and fuel tanks . The roller frame will be built onto a bulkhead /rear bumper .

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8 hours ago, Flat32 said:

This is what I was trying to describe.

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Yep I completely understood your description 

4 hours ago, am73grand said:

I really like where this project is headed. I LOVE those tires.

Thanks , yeah KFS tires are awesome . Originally I had planned using their terra tires , like monster truck ...but it affected my ground clearance too much

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30 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Okay need help ...wheres a good place to purchase chain binders,  snatch blocks or ancillary equipment these trucks would carry ? 

Thanks for advice 

Forget how much they are on there..

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21 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Kerry thanks for the suggestion also ! ?

No problem Jeff. Scroll down the page. Different styles and quantities.. I need to get a bunch someday myself. 
 

Oops. Hold on a sec 

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29 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Awesome Kerry that's exactly the stuff I was searching for.  Every truck I've seen is covered w binders and chains for securing loads

The search function always annoys me...

No worries Jeff.. glad to help you out!! 

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