Project "Clifford" build thread.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by deerewashed, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    Hey Guys, For those of you who dont know me, my name is Hank. Im turning 17 in a month, bought my DMAX a little under a year ago. Some may not believe me, and thats ok, but i bought the truck myself, and will be buying all these parts myself.

    Its that time for me to hop on the build thread bandwagon.

    Here is what i am starting with:
    2005 ext/lb 2500 lly.

    Cognito 4-6 ntbd
    bmf novakane stealth 20"
    35" toyo
    7" stacks
    efi live "moonshine"
    Built trans
    lml hood
    heavy duty front and rear bumper
    a few other odds and ends i will as as i go.






  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    For the love of god please don't put stacks on your pickup! At that point your bed becomes completely useless.
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  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    no it wont. i need a toolbox, and i am having a custom toolbox that is usable wrap around them. So it will be used efficiently. we also bought a cabover dump with mpg much better than this. you and like 10 people have told me not to on other forums, but my friend has them and another guy i know who has them is selling them to me. i will still have 1/2 foot more spacer than the shortbed with the toolbox.
  4. Ethan51

    Ethan51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    dude, dont do stacks, Ks_Grasscutter nailed it, you really cant use your bed after you do that
  5. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Let me give you some advice, and it is more than worth what you are paying for it. I wish someone would have told me when I was your age. Don't waste your hard earned money on all that. You already have a nice truck without all that add on stuff. At some point more sooner than later probably, you will outgrow this stage and realize what a waste it all is. When I bought my latest duramax it had a big loud exhaust, chrome wheels, a touch screen programmer, etc. I took all that stuff off, especially if using as a work truck you will look much more professional with a stock looking and sounding truck.
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  6. Ethan51

    Ethan51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    alright, the tool box idea would work, but i just thinks stacks ruin trucks, but that is just my 2 cents.
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bout all you will be able to use the tool box for is baking a pizza. And just curious how you came up with 20 grand for pickup at 17? Not knocking or doubting. When I was 17 and still lived at home I about coulda swung it, but now I'm 22, have a house, mow 40 lawns and farm a little bit and I can't afford anywhere close to a 20 thousand dollar pickup haha.
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  8. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well i am fortunate enought to not have bills, mortgages, or anything really. It will be fully paid off by end of winter.

    I will post what i have posted on the other forums, i pretty much have the speech saved on a word document cause i get ripped on, asked, and called a lier every time i post.....

    Senior Member

    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Location: Wilton CT
    Posts: 317
    last time i checked it was over 110,000. Its just what i wanted, it has rubber floors, power locks, and power windows. I will be honest, the power, and rubber combo sold me.

    I scored by it costing around 20k. I still have some to pay off, but that will be done by the end of the winter. I put a good amount down.

    I have been working almost full time(still got school) for over 2 years interning/working at a golf course on the grounds crew for around $11 and hour. During the summer i work an average of a 10-14 hour day there. Overtime is x1.5, and starts after 40 hours a week. Then i have been working on my own/for my parents landscape design and install business since i was 9 or 10. and started out making like 20 to 30 dollars a day, to 15 an hour now. I work for them after my first job, and when i have a day or two off. Work at golfcourse ends around 4, i work for my parents after that till its dark. so around 6 to 8.

    While i could play a varsity sport all season, i prefer not to because i LOVE working in the turf and landscape industry. In fact, due to how well i work/how quick i learn, i have the opportunity to work at Merion Golf Course this summer, that is where they are having the US OPEN. I hope to either expand/take over my parents biss., start my own, or super at a top 100 golf course.

    Not to bad for being 17. I will probably be the only one still in highschool working at MERION. I was the only 14/15 year old working at the current golf course. lol
  9. billythekid

    billythekid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    Nice truck. I'm 18 and wish i could afford it. I assume you've read the forums and know that the stock heads will only take so much so make sure you keep enough money for the head studs and anything else to go along with that. I agree with these guys, if you rice it up you all you have is a mall crawler. and forget resale value once you do all of that.
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    It just proves there are rednecks everywhere, not just Georgia.

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