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Old 10-05-2011, 10:39 PM
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Building a Landscape Body

Okay since winter is here and I need a new project Ive decided to build a Landscape bed with dove tail,Ramp,Racks ect onto a F250 I recently purchased.
The truck is a 87 F250. The reason I purchased such a old truck was a few reasons. this truck has a completely rebuilt 4.9L 300 straight six. Ive owned trucks with this engine before they have plenty torque and get decent fuel mileage. It also has a rebuilt 4 speed and new clutch.In SC we have to pay personal property tax on vehicles which the older the vehicle the lower the tax.
The truck is tight and runs good. The cab will need painting and I will also paint it and the bed when finished putting the bed together.
I'm building the whole thing from scratch. Ive already in the last several yrs transformed 5 box trucks to dump trucks.This project will probably take a few months soooo if this thread interests you check back now and again.
I'll be picking up some metal tomorrow to get rolling here are a few pics of what i'm working with. I forgot to get a pick before removing the truck bed....

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...11005-1831.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...11005-1830.jpg

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:39 AM
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subscribed. Good luck with the build. I really like the idea of a landscape body so you dont have to tow a trailer. I would have to have one built because i don't have the ability to do it myself.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:15 PM
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Picked up some steel today hopefully be able to get started sunday afternoon. Work just seems to take up way to much play time

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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WOW nice to see older truck frames that have NO rust on them like they do up here in N.H. What part of S.C. are you? Parents just built a house in Myrtel Beach area and looking for a landscaper
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:04 PM
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subscribed . cant wait to see this job rolling.
What size steel is in the pictures ? 6" x 1/4" thick
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:19 PM
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:14 PM
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yup..........subbed here too!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:59 PM
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WOW nice to see older truck frames that have NO rust on them like they do up here in N.H. What part of S.C. are you? Parents just built a house in Myrtel Beach area and looking for a landscaper
Im in the upstate Near greenville. About 4 hrs from the beach.

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subscribed . cant wait to see this job rolling.
What size steel is in the pictures ? 6" x 1/4" thick
4" x 1/4" and 3" x 1/4" I need to keep the body light since it is only a 3/4 ton.
There is also some 1-1/2 x 1 1/2" tubing and a piece of 3/8" flat bar as well.
I'm thinking a 30 Deg angle for the dove tail but i'll mock it up with a wood 2x4
to check it. I only need 7 1/2" under the bed for wheel clearance the axle bottoms out at 7"
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:49 PM
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yup..........subbed here too!
Nice work with the van, I was thinking of getting an old 14ft. UHaul truck and makeing that a landscape truck.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:43 AM
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If's funny how we all want to see "us" build our own beds, me included. Does anyone kmow if the E-350 ambulance was finished? It was red and white I think.
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