Quantcast
Jump to content
  • Join the TowForce community.

    It looks like you're not logged in. Register to get started and to receive Tower Down Notices.

Diamond In The Rough.... "Updated 02.20.24"


EdsTowing

Recommended Posts

I saw this cab & chassis going up for auction a few weeks ago and it caught my eye. The pics were poor at best...and it was hard to tell what shape it was in, but it only had 32,000 mi on it. Advertised with a bad 6.7 engines but I can take care of that. I wasn't able to go to the sale that day and it was pouring so I didn't think they would have too good of a turn out on site anyway so we bid cautiously. I didn't want to get it home and find a POS that i would be buried in. Our original intentions was to build a dump or construction/plow truck out of it to flip...

 

20231017_154813.thumb.jpg.6ef4fe8001000c8e62c5f3733c41c0a8.jpg

 

We won the bid for cheap money and when it got home, I was pleasantly surprised! the body is cherry on it and the chassis is very nice considering it lived in upstate NY...some surface rust but will clean up like new when we are done with it. The truck was owned by a NY municipality and I have to figure that the 1st Gen 6.7 failed early (like many did) and it was out of warranty by time? Someone decided to take the body off and dump it I guess...

 

20231017_160842.thumb.jpg.b2805c3837e9918095e5cf6f3d5a94fa.jpg

20231017_160853.thumb.jpg.6448b45879e5fc0849f9f508c82e5bdd.jpg

 

We decided to make this our new Dump Truck to replace my Chevy. We have a new 11' body coming and we are installing a new 6.7 from Ford in it. It will get all the necessary upgrades to make it durable & reliable. Some "Bling" and a new dress...we will have a "like new" support truck for 25% of the cost. I'll post updates as we go along...

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • TowForce featured this topic
  • TowForce unfeatured this topic
  • 1 month later...

Finally got some time for the guys to start my dump truck build. The body is in so we got to get cranking on it. Since it's so much easier to do the engine w/ the cab off, we decided to strip the thing down. It makes for a nicer job when we do the chassis blast & resurface...

 

20240110_123544.thumb.jpg.9282332c661ad9b9ea35ccdbb9c08f08.jpg

 

This truck should look real nice when it's complete and run like a bear! 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Stubborn66 said:

don't think the cab will fit that way??

It wouldn't know if it was coming or going...

 

20240118_154926.thumb.jpg.c31fad55b056b264b13e2e01c066ea8b.jpg

 

I had to put it outside today cause we needed the room. It's stripped down & waiting for a day that gets over freezing so we can blast it...hopefully it gets a little nicer next week.

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since we took the cab off anyway, we will paint it off. I set it up on a pallet to move it around and can be set up on a lift I have in the body shop. This way he can get it much lower and it's easier to paint. 

 

20240124_162347.thumb.jpg.3dc0911fcd59d325e0b6050511d26ce2.jpg

 

Just have to be extra careful setting it back on the chassis.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

We were able to get a couple trucks blasted this past week, including this chassis. It's in the body shop now to get painted tomorrow...

 

20240201_160722.thumb.jpg.cf8cfc7d698037ff93da0152ff289a30.jpg

 

The new engine stuff came in this week as well so I'm anxious to get the guys back on this...

 

20240129_134335.thumb.jpg.45c9626cf8d7cef428e3a33f6c25b0fe.jpg

 

It seems I always have so many projects going simultaneously it's difficult to function and get stuff done...LoL

I'm hoping to have the chassis back together and the cab done & back on in the next 3 weeks. Then we can mount the body and finish all of the accessories & "bling". Since my other dump left, it's kind of hot to get this completed. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • TowForce changed the title to Diamond In The Rough.... "Updated 02.04.24"

When we got it all blasted, we noticed that it had a broken leaf spring in the rear...odd place for it to break but we got a new set from Ford and figured we would get them swapped in prior to paint. The last time we tried a pair of aftermarket springs on a 550, it ruined the ride quality of the truck. So to me, it was worth the couple hundred extra to get OEM springs.

 

20240205_153750.thumb.jpg.3784bcfb3550e5352a46a1e444c2c2b1.jpg

 

While it was in, we had my guys mount the back plate to the frame so again, everything gets painted.

 

20240205_153745.thumb.jpg.9bb905420c8c8377502992e42903303a.jpg

 

So now it's officially in the body shop to be refinished. We will start the engine build and reassembly in the next couple of days...

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • TowForce changed the title to Diamond In The Rough.... "Updated 02.06.24"

We made some forward progress on my dump truck...got a lot of stuff going on but I am trying to keep guys on it. We received the new wheels & tires this week so they went on...

 

20240215_145750.thumb.jpg.1f58a81c1c1890716ebc5da0f1ee3f0d.jpg

 

Had to replace the rear backing plates, about the only rust we found on the truck... So it got all new brakes and serviced both drive axles. It's back to being a "roller" again. 

 

20240216_171835.thumb.jpg.1d1faf9f27ba6b0b2e510ddc4122b867.jpg

 

Hopefully Monday the engine will start to be assembled. It's a process but I'll know every square inch of it when it's done!

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • TowForce changed the title to Diamond In The Rough.... "Updated 02.20.24"

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up