Dump truck build with really new truck

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Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:28 pm

I know it really doesn't belong here, but since there isn't much going on in this regular cab forum I thought I'd post it anyway. I've had this SuperDuty kicking around for a while so I thought I'd turn it into a dump truck. It was a box truck with blownup ZF 6 speed in it and I bought it for cheap. So I rebuilt the ZF and put a dual disk clutch in it first. Then I ended up trading the box off it to a guy at work for a 1949 2.5 ton GMC. I've had a dump flat bed sitting out back that came from a wrecked truck I parted out and I decided to throw that on the truck. Eventually it'll end up as an actual dump bed with sides on it.

The weather was good so I decided it was time to set the bed on. Was going to use the crane on the service truck and then realized I forgot the 4 chain bridle at work and I was too lazy to drive back and grab it so I just used the backhoe.

Image20190428_163954 by Patrick Oilnut, on Flickr
Setting the bed on the frame.

Image20190428_165802 by Patrick Oilnut, on Flickr
Bed resting on the frame temporarily.

Image20190428_165824 by Patrick Oilnut, on Flickr
Starting to look like a real truck!

Image20190428_174400 by Patrick Oilnut, on Flickr
The bed is mounted on a subframe that had a bunch of brackets that were all bent up from the crash the parts truck was in which is why the deck sits fairly high. I cut all the old brackets off and it's close to sitting flat on the frame here. Just need to do some clean up grinding and then start welding new brackets on.

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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby OrthmannJ » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:44 am

Nice! Sounds like a good project.
So what are the plans for this truck? Anything specific or "just handy to have a dump truck"?
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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:57 pm

Nothing real specific for plans. It was one of those things were I was standing around looking at my ever growing collection of crap and decided well, I really just need to put something to use. Each piece of this thing was bought for some other reason.

The catalyst for choosing this combination of stuff is to semi-retire "Sandford", the 73 F350 dump truck I've got. I won't get rid of the 73, but it needs a lot of work and I don't like driving it for long periods because it's just uncomfortable. So once the newer truck is done, I can start tinkering on the 73 and get some bushings replaced, fix the blower motor, etc.

Image20171107_121033 by Patrick Oilnut, on Flickr
Sandford at work! I think I hauled about 25 yards of asphalt grindings that afternoon. Not sure how much the average weight was, but around 15k or so.

I also have to admit, the few times I'd like to haul the little tractor and have a smaller truck on a job it would be nice not going 37mph up every hill getting 7mpg! The old 460 runs pretty good, but if it's making 250hp I'd be surprised LoL. Something else that needs some attention.

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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby OrthmannJ » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:46 am

Sandford!? Nice! Looks like a dependable old workhorse.
I'm sure Sandford won't mind the help from a young buck though.
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1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby flabmobile » Wed May 01, 2019 10:36 am

So together will they be Sanford and Son?

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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 pm

The truck is actually in a LOT better shape than it looks. Other than the right front fender, the truck is mostly rust free. The cab corners, drip rails, etc all good. The left floor pan has some rust and the lower door pockets, otherwise it's solid. I just never wash it so no one will bother it. I do keep the wheels and lugnut covers clean tho!


Hahaha, I hadn't even thought about that. I'll have to get my buddy to letter Sandford's son on it when I get it finished!

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Re: Dump truck build with really new truck

Postby OrthmannJ » Thu May 02, 2019 2:39 pm

Bullistik8v92 wrote:

Hahaha, I hadn't even thought about that. I'll have to get my buddy to letter Sandford's son on it when I get it finished!


That would be pretty hilarious.
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1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
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