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Show me your Woods Truck: Inspiration Sought

Post in 'The Gear' started by TNCave, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. TNCave

    TNCave Member

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    I really like that Camo scheme and would love more details. Did you make stencils and just spray it out? Is it holding up well?

    Cory

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  2. wazzu

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    My preference would be a regular cab 1 ton with a flatbed.
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  3. NRGarrott

    NRGarrott New Member

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    What is the benefit of the flatbed? It looks like firewood would just roll off?
  4. southbound

    southbound Minister of Fire

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    stencils... only been done for 2 weeks.. gonna clear coat it with flat clear...
  5. southbound

    southbound Minister of Fire

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    A lot of flat beds are dump beds around here.. so being able to dump would be a huge plus to me...
  6. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, but that over the wheels bed height gets old REAL fast, when loading.

    Imagine a regular 1 ton 4x4 pickup bed height. Now raise it 8 inches.
  7. NRGarrott

    NRGarrott New Member

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    I think they look good, but I do carpentry and couldn't imagine trying to store my tools on a flatbed.
  8. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Depends.
    Without the bedsides of a standard pick-up bed, I don't see an issue.
    My 83 K-30 has a standard cab and flat bed. I usually load it with 10' log length of Lodgepole, right up to cab height. Then hook up the trailer and load that.
    When I load splits, 5 rows with a strap for each row. The trailer will do 6-7 rows.
    I do have removable stakesides on the truck, and channel stakes for the log-length.
    I'd love a dump bed at some point, wouldn't be any higher than what I deal with right now.
    Toughest part is scootching a 10' log off of a pile of 10' logs, by hand. And that's where the dump bed would come in play.
  9. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Nor would I. Small trailer for the tools, lock it and leave it at the job-site. Low-end- Harbor Freight has a small one for $184. You have to build it, but it gives you a cheap foundation.
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  10. NRGarrott

    NRGarrott New Member

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    Yeah Beetle, my buddy has a real nice trailer with ladder racks, charging station for the paslode, 18v tools, and it is prewired for the air compressor with a hose reel and cord reel's for electricity. I don't really do enough work to justify something like that though.
  11. Elderthewelder

    Elderthewelder Minister of Fire

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    Gotta have sides on the flatbed

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  12. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Well, look at that little HF trailer. It's only like 48" x 40" with a 800lb. cap. Build up the sides and cover it, it should work well for moderate tool storage, and be a breeze to tow. The spindle bearings are highway rated and it comes with tires/wheels. I have one, though it's kinda modified.
    The best part about that lil' bugger, a set of jack-stands front and rear makes it a very stable work platform. But, I have W10 x 12 beams welded to the frame rails.
    (a bit of a story behind that mod.)
  13. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    I still remain stunned, every time I see your pictures.
    Nice job , those 22RE's are tougher than I thought.
  14. MrWhoopee

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    Truck.jpg

    '68 GMC 2500, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 350 ci
    So stupidly simple I can identify and understand every component under the hood.
  15. Sons924

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    99 ram 2500 360 motor. western 7.6 unimount. holds whatever i put in it but automatically pulls into gas stations.
  16. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    2500 HD with a 454, Even room for the help and equipment when loaded ! woodtruck1.jpg
  17. OH_Varmntr

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    This is how I used to do it.
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    And this is how I do it now.
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    I try to do as little cutting and splitting away from the house as possible. If I had to though, I would have a 1-ton dually with a dump bed on it, splitter in tow.
  18. RowCropRenegade

    RowCropRenegade Feeling the Heat

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    I use my Chevy 2500 and 20 ft trailer when I'm further from home. Otherwise, I prefer the the NON gas guzzling Polaris X2 for close to home.

    I have black locust on this load.

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  19. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Here is my 88 Ford F250. It will haul anything you can fit in it. Oh, that is my grandson Trent with me. My buddy.
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  20. trailmaker

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    2004 Tacoma. My property is wooded and steep so a small truck fits the bill.

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  21. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Pulled all the emission crap off my 86 F250 years ago, engine rebuilt then too. Not much unrusted body to it but the frame is solid. Looking for a new 8' bed in decent shape(been looking awhile though!). Would love to have a good looking truck but would be afraid to take it the places I wind up in. The thing is a gas hog but it is a beast. When is finally quits for good it will owe me nothing.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    97 ford f350 powerstroke

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  24. Paul L

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    Here's my '01 SWB Dodge Diesel and trailer moving my wood shop last year.

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