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Service truck referb project

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by DefenderHD, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. DefenderHD

    DefenderHD Active Member

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    I’ve pondered the idea of ordering a new Pete with a 14’ Brutus body to replace my current 2008. But I can’t justify spending the 250k plus. So I’ve decided to refurbish the one I have. I will post pictures of the project as often as possible.
     

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    I have removed all door seals, drawer packs and started with wiring. I can’t remove to much wiring as I am still using the crane. To remove the welder, rear cover and the old used oil tank.
     

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    I am cutting the original cover mount rails back to accommodate a big fuel tank, waste and fresh oil tanks. Then I am going to put a “firewall” and still have a 8’ covered storage area with a cargo roll out bed.
     

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    I removed the welder from the rear and mounting it where my air compressor unit was. I am also going to a Miller airpack combo instead of having a diesel driven air compressor as well as a welder. Less engines to service and keep running the better.
     

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    Got it all cut out. Ready to test fit the diesel tank.
     

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    Ready to start plumbing fresh oil, oxy/acet, air and power to the compartment above the wheel well on drivers side.
     

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    That's not a refurb, that's a remodel! Well thought out. Sounds like real judicious use of space.
     
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    Nice - can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    Should hijack ultimate service truck thread when you're done. 08, what level of emissions you at, DPF&EGR?
     
  10. DefenderHD

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    Thanks for the comments. I purchased the truck 3 years ago and did a bit of work to it then. I always wanted to do more to the body but I either didn’t have time or the truck was working. So finally I decided if I take it apart it would just have to get finished.

    The truck is a 2008 with a pacar PX-8. It did have at one time EGR and DPF but being that I am in Alberta it’s all removed and back to TIER zero

    I am spending endless time looking online on what colour to go with. I have one in mind but I am not sure if I will like it forever. I would like something that stands out from the rest. Any pictures of some neat trucks would be appreciated.

    Cheers
     
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    Have you checked out the thread, "ultimate service truck " lots of cool rigs. Lots of good ideas. Some guys getting more done with flat beds and job boxes than I ever imagined. Lots of different paint schemes too, of course basic white is prevalent
     
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    You should paint it pink and show your support for healthy boobies. The women would be lining up for you. ;) I have thought about doing it myself!
     
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    Haha can’t say I’ve thought of painting it pink. I did check out ultimate service truck. There are some very nice service trucks out there.