View Full Version : Finally got a dump whoohoo!!
10-29-2001, 10:19 PM
Well we finally bought a dump today. NO not a new one im not loaded like most of you fellas, its a 1980 ford f350 2 wheel drive with a 12foot dump on it, PTO driven. I bought it for 1000$$, it needs work though. The rear is bad needs complete replacement (hope that doesnt kill me) the linkage on the carb is froze from sitting so i gotta pull it and get it rebuilt anyway. It has a 351 cleveland and i cant wait to get workin on it, gonna be a nice winter project. Its a four speed and the intererior is ini real good shape, i'll post pics when i get them so you guys can see the transformation. =)
10-29-2001, 10:35 PM
Sounds like a good deal! Good luck with the project! You know, a truck like that would push snow all over the countryside, if you wanted it to.
10-29-2001, 10:36 PM
It is good to know that another fellow lawn man will not have to bust his back shoveling grass and junk out of a pick up! Hey wait a minute, I think I should envy you! :D
10-29-2001, 10:43 PM
Can't wait to see it... Have fun and good luck. I'm hoping to get a new truck next spring. Not sure if I'll go with a dump...
10-29-2001, 11:53 PM
I wish that I could find a great work truck w/ a dump bed for a deseant amount of $$. Not much here in Wichita.
10-29-2001, 11:59 PM
351 Cleveland, them are good engines. My grandpa told me about how good they were because he used to be a mechanic and worked on all sorts of trucks. My dad's '80 GMC diesel has a 392 in it, it'll get up and haul ass, uh, I mean grass!
10-30-2001, 02:44 PM
I'm just glad that I don't have to deal with snow like you guys.
I'll be barefoot and wearing shorts at Christmas....................:blush: :)
10-30-2001, 02:51 PM
After some looooong hours working on it and a generous amount of money (ended up being worth it) The truck came out beutiful! It's still plowing and hauling all the time for a friend that I sold it to when I left for the service.
Here are the before and after picks. I'll give you something to shoot for! ;)
10-30-2001, 02:54 PM
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10-30-2001, 02:58 PM
After #1 (and after a lot of sweat!)
10-30-2001, 03:00 PM
After #2 (and after a lot of cash and cashing in favors!)
BTW - I had a 351M in there, great engine!
10-30-2001, 03:53 PM
That truck is awesome Guido. That is actually the driving force of me wanting tog et this dump. I remembered how sweet yours turned out to be. I hope ours can be that nice as well.
10-30-2001, 04:08 PM
Guido, nice work truck looks great(even though it a Ford).
10-30-2001, 06:42 PM
Nice truck, Guido. I'd be lost without my dump truck. One of the best purchases I've ever made. Saves a lot of time, and makes me money.
10-30-2001, 06:55 PM
Real Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-30-2001, 07:27 PM
Can you give any hints on the transformation process? I have a F350 that is a 86 with a 6.9 in her. It looks very similar to your beast. What rear axle do you have on that, and what did you have to do to convert it to a chasis cab configuration? I was considering doing the same on mine, I have the Sterling axle, and I know that she was originally a cab and chasis.
10-30-2001, 07:48 PM
Rich, Good luck with the project truck.. I have one too , not a dump though.. I wish.. It's an 85 F150 that I have been working on for 9 months or so.. not easy.. Having a hard time finding parts , but some fellow lawnsiters / plowsiters gave me some good sources.. check out www.autokrafters.com and www.lmctruck.com
Guido..... Awsome truck.. I hope mine turns out almost as nice .
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