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oh my gosh . . . . worst pics for selling a truck on a world wide site . . . but you can show us great pics of the almost bald and chopped tires .


ex-tow truck operator . ex- auto mechanic . just a nice guy trying to make a living and enjoy life .

1987 k30 chevy 1ton 4x4 built from scratch truck as my daily driver - work truck .

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my dumb ass bought it but paypal is dicking me around , wont release my money to the seller.  yes it has a hydraulic power pack lol.  which is interesting. it has v10 with auto no pto on trans. i looked up kit and they run about $2000.    he told me the pony motor works great.  

 

franken century???i dont know those boxes dont separate its one unit.  

 

 

reduced weight capacity??? i though longer wheel base is better for tow trucks??

 

 

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14 hours ago, Patrick McVeigh said:

franken century???i dont know those boxes dont separate its one unit.  

 

 

reduced weight capacity??? i though longer wheel base is better for tow trucks??

 

Longer wheelbase helps keep the front end planted, but all that extra weight of the boxes on the chassis decreases from the truck's GVWR.  Unless the builder had some legitimate need for all that storage space, which is unlikely, IMO it was just a "did it because he could" effort to use up the frame length of a truck that was previously a flatbed or box truck, instead of relocating the spring mounts forward and chopping the remaining frame off at a more reasonable wheelbase for a wrecker - 60" (no boxes, just bed) or 84" cab-to-axle (1 regular box, and bed).

 

If the boxes appear to not separate you can bet the builder welded them and filled the seams, probably with bondo.

 

Richard

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thanks for the reply.  i pick it up this weekend will update then. i have a rollback body  and a short framed f550 i was going to extend maybe im better off swapping beds if its possible to chop some tool boxes off. it looks like it has the longest wheelbase chassis.  on those f series cab chassis you usve to cut the frame to shorten it because the frame rails dimensions change before rear axle. will update Monday.

 

thank you 

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i was using my phone with android and my pc with chrome. i guess i need ie. if i use cell or chrome it asks me to chose a category from drop down menu.

 

the bed is one piece welded together no bondo but its rhino liner or line x

 

 

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