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  1. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by Every Miles A Memory View Post
    Living in Central Florida, those deer are 3 times the size of our deer we have down here!!!! WOW!!

    Cool Truck
    I'll trade our stupid annoying deer for some armadillos. I'll likely have to knit them a sweater or something. Bring some of those cool gopher tortoises with ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redthies View Post
    I am very happy to not have to fill my 92 with the 460 auto. It ran like a champ, but 8 mpg gets old real fast!
    I am averaging 7 to 9 right now. I bought a jet kit and I am going to jet it down a bit. I put a new 750CFM carb on it, which for a stock motor is a little too big. Makes serious power though. I hauled a dump trailer with dirt for a few days this summer and I was weighing in at around 15,000 lbs (gross). Pulled that 7+tons just like it should! I don't really need the power, though, and fuel is one of the reasons I am going to sell it and go with a burb.

  3. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaAdventurer View Post
    Beautiful Bull nose! And being put to good use! Any info on that bed? Thats what I'm looking to do with mine here in the near future as my bed is quickly rotting away.

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    EDIT: sorry, didn't intend to turn this into a build thread. haha.


    The bed was custom made back in the 80's, so no manufacturer. I robbed it off another wrecked truck ('73 F-350), restored it, and made it fit mine. The bed is channel and plate steel with a turn-over goose neck. The sides (removable with pins) are just bent up square tubing. Headache rack is just square tubing and flat bar. I designed the cut outs and had them cut on a CNC. I replace every wire and all the lights with LED, added the light panel to the back, and made the step bumper work simply because it's different than every other flatbed you see and boy is it nice for getting up into the bed! Bed is simply bolted to the frame with plates and 1/2" GR8 bolts.

    I got the truck off my uncle's farm in pretty tough shape and not running. Been sitting for over a year. Stock bed had been hit by a tractor, so it was shot.


    The bed was welded the COMPLETE length of the frame rails to the doner '73 ford, so I just hacked the frame in half and pulled it home like a trailer. Took a TON of gas with the torch to remove the bed from the old frame, but eventually it gave way. The bed and '73 sat in a field for 10+ years before I got to it, so it was in TOUGH shape.



    hours with the grinder, some paint, some spray on bed liner, miles of new wire, a bunch of new lights and it looks like new!
    No, this was probably not the safest way to support the bed, but worked well when it came time to back the truck under it.
    Was a little scary laying under it doing the wiring... I bet this bed alone weighs 1200 lbs.



    Added some chrome wheels off a 90's 1ton dodge and set the bed on and it was really starting to come together.



    I spend about 6 hours cutting and buffing the paint and chrome and was AMAZED how well it turned out:

    Last edited by DakotaAdventurer; 12-12-2012 at 10:06 PM.

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    I am currently working on restoring the interior. It had been on the farm and outside and uncared for/cleaned for 15+ years, so it was mostly shot:





    Alot of it was simply scrubbing and soaking the dried out materials in new oils, but the interior is coming along nicely:






    new headliner



    new door panels





    About the only thing I have left on the truck is to replace the shot vinyl floor with new carped and reupholster the seat. Add a couple under-body storage boxes and mud flaps and this baby will be ready to sell!

    After all the work into it, I'd hate to sell it, but with 4 young kids, I really need an off road rig that I can LEGALLY haul them all

  6. #116
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    Very nice! Heres my bull nose as it sits with my new emblem courtesy of japerry.

    EYFM (Enjoy Your _____ Meal)

  7. #117
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    Heres my 01 7.3 Powerstroke, 6" lift, 37's, ORT bumper, 12K Winch, Tuner. Its my everyday explore do all rig. I have a Samurai that I tow behind me for the small tight trails, I love this truck, future plans are to find a light pop up camper or something to sleep in, sometimes a tent in Alaska just doesn't cut it. oh yeah, the front end is from an 05' model in case anyones wondering.





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    I should of posted here


    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=90636


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    With all the rain we have gotten recently, I had to go play in the mountains. Saluda River was up by nearly 3ft!




    Sorry for the bad pics.

    Clean her for the first time in awhile this week.


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    07 F250 4x4 SCREW SOLD
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    Nice truck!
    Chris Steuber
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