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Kenworth dump truck to semi conversion

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Soodude, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Muffler Bearing

    Muffler Bearing Senior Member

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    looking good, was it built as a dump or was it originally a tractor? I was just thinking it would be great to find the old trailer plug ziptied to the frame rail and a couple of T's in you air lines plugged off from old trailer lines. I think it's great you giving that rig another chapter in it's life.
     
  2. Soodude

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    It was originally a triaxle dump truck. I know finding a T in my service line would have been great but oh well I had to make one LOL. I love this truck and hopefully I can give it a great chapter in it's life and I hope it does the same for me
     
  3. Soodude

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    I got to hook up Yesterday and I had a blast!!! Thank you guys for the support and cheering me on. This was the first conversion I have ever done and I think it turned out great but only you guys will be able to tell me.
     

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    Looks good!! Just gotta paint up the lowboy! And paint the rims on the truck to match :drinkup
     
  5. DEERE310SG

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    Looks awesome !:cool:
    Just needs some LED strobe lights :D

    Kyle
     
  6. Soodude

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    I have LED brake lights on the rear of the truck.... That good enough DEERE? LOL :notworthy
     
  7. DEERE310SG

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    Ok cool. I was just thought that you may need strobes if you haul oversize loads. I don't know the rules down there.
    But up here you need them. Now as for me I just love LED lights & LED strobes.

    Kyle
     
  8. Soodude

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    Don't think the ol girl will be doing any long hauls or oversized moves but I agree with ya fully on the LEDs.... They look so pretty, I find myself sometimes running into them like a moth to a light man.... Don't do it man... "I can't help it"....... ZAP!!!!
     
  9. DEERE310SG

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    Ok well she looks great with or with out them. Yah me to lol they are vary pretty.

    Kyle
     
  10. Soodude

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    A friend of mine told my I need to make some window stickers for it and give it a nick name.... I like what he came up with.... "The Ugly Duckling".... Went from being an ugly duck to a swan... LOL
     
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    lol
     
  12. Soodude

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    Here ya go with the LEDs.... made me some brackets to mount the two up under the headache rack.... I'm waiting for my LED cab clearance lights and I order some Stealth Square LED turn signal lights for the front fenders... Added the work lights on the back and hooked them to the transmission switch so when you shift to reverse they automatically come on but of course there is a interrupt switch on the dash plus another switch to turn them on when you don't need to move just to have them on to see around the truck if I'm dropping off our excavator and it's dark out... I like this stage of the build, I get to pimp it out :D
     

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    That looks great. Can't wait to see the other lights your waiting for on the truck.

    Kyle
     
  14. Exact Express

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    I didn't pay attention to your user name until I saw the picture of the truck in front of the shop. I was born in the Soo and still get up there every now and then.
     
  15. Soodude

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    Really? That's cool as hell.... there's the owner and myself that work there, of course though I'm the brains of the operation LOL!!!! Nah I'm just a grunt that bought a project truck to help us out a bit
     
  16. Soodude

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    Hey guys been a while since I've posted anything on here so I figured I would throw something on here about my project.... Updated the exhaust yesterday and made is shiny.
     

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    Look's good !

    Kyle
     
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    Good looking project! Show some finished pics with your excavator all loaded up.
     
  19. Soodude

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    Might not be the Excavator but here is one finished picture with our Case 580 Super M, painted the low boy, redecked it. Stickered the semi and I got creative with some orange pin striping that I had laying around..... I hope you guys approve LOL
     

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  20. DEERE310SG

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    She look's great love the pin striping !

    Kyle