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Finished the Rear of the Bed today!
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Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 13:27:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

Got the Rear of the bed welded on ready for the lights to go in the holes. The rectangular hole is for my Suction Hoses to store under the bed. I am going to put nice shiney Diamond Plate alum over the hole hinged and a section below it to mount my Licence Plate and Licence Lights on. This will dress up the back end nice and cover the Back Up Horn and Frame Ends! I still need to Cover the frame around the wood with Bed Liner for that finel touch then it is ready for the Tank assembley. Mark H.


Willy-N Lights in    Posted 10-19-2003 at 15:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Got them in today did not relize how many there were till I paid for them. About 100.00 worth, bed starting to get pricey! Mark H.


toolman    Posted 10-18-2003 at 16:48:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
nice job mark ,really startin too look good ,wish you lived closer around hayin time lol


Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:09:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is what I thought too! I will make it so the Tank comes off real easy so I can do other things with the truck. I can also pull a 10,000 lb trailer with it having a Class B licence so it will be good for towing hay on my trailer. I need to mount a hitch and install a Trailer Jack, I pre/wired for it tonight. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:23:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup its wise to set it up like that then you have alot of other ways to put it to work,hay hauling is just one, have you heard anything about the land, hope you are able to get it.


Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:40:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
They did not have the Offer in writing yet?? So the seller has not had anything yet to give a yea or ney on it. I talked to them today about it!! On the Tank I am going to Mount the pump, fittings and such on brackets coming off the sides of it so nothing has to be un/plumbed to remove it, just the bolts that will go thru the bed to mounts on the frame. The wood is not going to hold the tank on. Mark H.


ATW/WA    Posted 10-18-2003 at 16:14:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark;
Are you going to have spray-on bed liner on the deck frame? That would put a durable finish on it. Hhhmmmmm even comes in colors, I wounder if they have fire equipment chartreuse?

As usual it looks good!!!

Alex


Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:00:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, Herculiner has a Bed Coating in a spray can and I did my front bumper with it. Lot stroner than paint too! Only comes in black. Mark H.


Ron/PA    Posted 10-18-2003 at 15:56:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're allowed to have a wood bed on that critter? Looks good, glad you're making progress.
Ron


Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:03:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it was a Fire Truck they might complain but being a Water Tender it is OK. If the wood was to catch fire so would a lot of other things under and on the truck. I finished the wiring tonight and will pick up the lights tomorrow so I can drive it to town and weight it on the scales befor mounting the tank. Mark H.


deadcarp    Posted 10-18-2003 at 15:04:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
i keep looking at that bed in terms of hauling firewood, then when i see a sideview i'm reminded how tall it is - nope, dang! younger fellas vehicle :)


Les    Posted 10-18-2003 at 14:20:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

Looks neat, Mark.
Look what followed me home today.


Willy-N    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:05:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice little Tractor to Restore this winter for something to do other then plowing snow! Hope you got a good deal on it. Mark H.


Dang Les...    Posted 10-18-2003 at 16:18:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looks Good!!!!

Wish something would follow me home, other than bad luck, bugs and goat heads.

Alex


deadcarp    Posted 10-18-2003 at 15:01:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
what's that - an A? those little farmalls are getting more popular around here as more guys discover how much snowplow their money will buy - at anything under $3000, they're a steal :)


Les    Posted 10-18-2003 at 15:57:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, that is a 1941 A and I got it for considerably less than $3000. More like a quarter of that amount. Felt like I'd taken advantage of the guy.


deadcarp - naw    Posted 10-18-2003 at 18:50:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
at times like this les, you just smile, whistle, chalk up and act like you planned the shot :)


Suzy Q    Posted 10-18-2003 at 13:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, that is a good looking Truck Bed.
I imagine it took a lot of time and work
to finish that project.


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