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Canadian Cowboy    Posted 03-09-2001 at 22:23:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
last night when I was crock, 12 hr sickness or something, any how my stomach was aching and so was my head but I come up with an other idea for your truck box. Had nothing better to do, lol

You had said that the box was realy beaten from all the loads dumped and carried in it. Well instead of replacing the box with a flat deck and adding duels, think about this. We make truck boxes up here that we refer to as "logger Boxes" realy tough heavey duty boxes designed to bolt right on to any truck using the same holes, the beauty is that you can do exactly the same thing your doing now, but with a twist. Logger boxes don't have sides that hang down far past the bed like stock boxes so you could put two tool boxes under the box like I described with the flat deck.
And Have the hoist under neath. To handle the load look into an air bag suspension or add a leaf springs. You don't need to widden the truck and save on buying two extra tires for the rest of the life of the truck

Any how check out teh web site's might save you some labour and some money, and they don't look half bad either. My truck box is rusting out, i might get a second hand logger box for $500 and bolt it on in place of the heap of rust on it now. and look for brutus pick up boxes

or call the factory, for prices and specs,
rebco heavy duty boxes

F14...Interesting...    Posted 03-10-2001 at 04:12:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neat concept, but...

One of the reasons I want a rack dump is that I need to be able to haul a decent number of hay bales. In a stock-width box, I can only haul 10 or 15. With a 92x108 flat bed and an over-the-cab extension, I'll be able to haul enough to make it worth the trip.

The duals are as much for appearance as for weight carrying. Sticking a 92" deck over singles just looks awful spindly. I know, it doesn't make much sense economically, but it's a HECK of a lot cheaper than that F450 Super Duty with the power stroke diesel that I REALLY want ":^(

'Preciate ya thinkin' about me, though!

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 03-10-2001 at 18:41:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How big are the bales?? if they are 14x18x36 you should get heaps on. just wondering.

IHank    Posted 03-10-2001 at 09:46:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
F14- If you're wanting a rig to haul baled hay give thought to a used school bus.

Cut the cabin off behind the driver seat and at the floor level. Improvise a partition where the cabin was cut off behind the driver seat. You'll need to re-fit the rear lights, but that's no big deal.

In the end you got you a flat bed just shy of 8'wide and 20' plus long. Here in Iowa used school busses are often available to "the highest bidder". Between $500 and $1500 will get you one, and a project base on which to build what you need. Good luck with your project, IHank

Norm    Posted 03-10-2001 at 09:29:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Spend your heirs inheritance.

F14...Too late    Posted 03-10-2001 at 09:58:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Already did that ":^)

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