Project of the Century E-450 Dovetail

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by flatlander42, May 12, 2011.

  1. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    that stinks for certain.....why did you go with a new one.....around here a radiator shop would have replaced the rubber gaskets for cheap compaired to the new ones......was it just leaking around the seals...like the flanges needed squeezed?.....glad you got it fixed before it cost you the engine......nice walker stripes. i envy northern grasses
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  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Everybody I asked said that it needed to be replaced, and that it was Un-Fixable.

    I just want the thing to be problem free.....So I guess I figured I'd rather be safe than sorry!
     
  3. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    i dont blame you there...a day down feels like a year....good call because this way you know it is right.
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  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I like it still!
    I'm not sure what it thinks of me tho...hahaa:weightlifter:

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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    gotta love cutting crap grss like tht!!
     
  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    are you planning more upgrades to the truck or is it finished out?
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  7. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ya, I can't get enough!



    I still have to -

    Paint some more
    Install more lights
    Put on reflector tape
    Install more lights
    Make trimmer and blower rack
    Install more lights
    Make underbody boxes
    Install more lights
    Put in the Radio
    Install more lights
    Fix AC
    Install more lights
    I may chop the rampgate in half...not sure yet.
    Install second lift spring
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think it needs some more lights, why don't you run uo to the truck stop and get some more LED's for it.
     
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mainly because my wife does not think it needs any more!

    Shhhhh...don't tell her but.......

    I do think some cab lights, a couple amber driving lights and maybe a few marker lights under the doors are what I'd do next.
     
  10. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well...I've been using the truck for 6 or 7 weeks now. First tank was about 11mpg. Second tank was 11.7mpg.

    The 55gal tank will last about 3 weeks. Not too shabby.

    Also, I have been driving it just as it looks in these pics. Need to "finish" a few things, but I'm just happy to be using it!
     

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