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Old 01-04-2003, 10:15 PM
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Not a bad looking truck. Those type of beds are so handy. you can do so many things with them.
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:30 PM
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Ok now this hurts! Having to admit I went to Paul for advice
Since he's such a Ford nut (emphasis on NUT!), I emailed him some questions about it.
I guess I also have to admit that I also looked at a '96 Dodge stakebed, and opted to keep the Ford. This truck is super clean! And I'm actually enjoying driving it. I'd still prefer a Cummins, but there's nothing wrong with this Ford!

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Randy I will take that as a compliment.
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Old 01-05-2003, 08:40 AM
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As well you should Paul, that's how it was intended.

Yeah mdb, the flat bed/stake bed is what I was really looking for. I'm going to spend about $2500 and make the bed dump, and I'll have me a good work truck.

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Old 01-05-2003, 12:55 PM
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Thats a good looking work truck.
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Old 01-05-2003, 01:11 PM
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Thanks Bob. I really wanted something that would look good pulling up in front of a customers home, as well as function well. I think this truck will do that.

Now you want to know what's ironic? I'm now driving a Ford, and Brickman's driving a Dodge

Randy
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Old 01-05-2003, 05:18 PM
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Make no mistake Paul still has a F 250 sitting in his drive way.

At the entrance to my place it says PSD only. All others will be drove off a cliff. Enter at your own risk. So when I have to drive a One Stop Auto Hauling Dodge home, it will park out on the street.

OK so it doesn't really say that out by the street, but it would be cool if it did.
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Old 01-05-2003, 05:52 PM
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Hey Paul......

Randy has come this far....
Now we need to talk him into a few mods for the PSD to give it some bite.

He'll hate us by the time he is done. ($$$$ later)
He'll really love the PSD tho.
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Old 01-05-2003, 07:55 PM
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:13 AM
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Well driving somebody elses truck must be nice you can drive the s*** out of it and you don't have to pay for the repairs as for the comfort of the Dodge go to a heavy truck shop and get them to install a Eldorado air ride seat. If you boss complains tell him either buy you a brandnew F-550 to drive or pay for the new seat you don't want tobe uncomfortable you could always sue the Dailmer corporation for their cheap seats screwing up your back

I think Randy finally come to his senses that Ford makes a better work truck and thats why he bought one I bet when he looked at the Dodge 3500 and seen how wimpy the frame and suspension looks it was a no brainer the Ford was better

If you are gonna make the deck dump make sure you put a full subframe under it and if you don't mind having a doghouse in the head ache rack use a telescoping post hoist. If not you can use a scissor hoist but they don't lift that much plus you have all that extra weight of the scissor frame.

I would also use a PTO operated hydraulic system you will be farther ahead those 12volt systems are a real battery killer to do a 12v hydraulic system properly you run a dedicated battery.

The post hoist on my previous truck would dump 9000lbs of gravel like nothing it would probably bend the frame before it would power out. I also had a muncie pto and shaft driven hydraulic pump I could deliver gravel all day long and never had any problems.
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