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FL80 4x4 service truck build

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by simonsrplant, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Got around to doing some frame work today.
    Took sixteen inches out of the wheelbase and about a foot off the frame.
    New body mounts should be done tomorrow, so then I can do a real test fit.
     

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  2. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

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    I'm assuming the truck is 4x4 already? Always fun watching a build come together!
     
  3. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Yes, truck was born 4x4. Ex oil field.
    Don't really need all wheel drive but I do need clearance and for it to be tough.
    Got a good deal on this truck which was the donor for the body after removing the welding deck and front cabinet
     

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    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    First test fit
    Cashed in a favour with a friend who has a shop and couple ramps...
    Lifted like a champ, sure easier than a couple service truck cranes.
    Pleased with how it looks
    Body is off again for a bunch of repair and touch up work.
    Also now booked in for frame blast and paint.
    Won't be much to show for some time now, but on track for having the unit ready by November.
     

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  5. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    You're in the nice part of Alberta I see.

    Truck looks great BTW! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
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  6. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    I live in the Crowsnest Pass
    Most beautiful place on earth
    Where in the province are you from?
     
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    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    BC but escaped to northern Alberta the day after highschool grad lol.
     
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  8. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Picked the truck up the other day after having the frame blasted and painted.
    Looks a lot sharper
    More build pictures to follow.
     

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  9. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Got the reel tree loaded up today and compressor hooked up.
    Getting real close to loading up with tools.
    Full body paint will be next year.
    Winter has shut me down a little earlier than I'd have liked.
     

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