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Old 09-11-2009, 08:43 PM   #341
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DOT #'s are free and available online. Figure $50 for three warning triangles/flares, fire extinguisher, and call it a day. Not a big deal.

Well I should be good as far as vinyl lettering goes (I make my own), and the truck actually came with a box behind the seat that contains the foldable, weighted triangles...and I just installed 2 fire extinguishers...
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:48 PM   #342
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Couldn't resist getting some new L♥VE handles for the rear door:

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Old 09-13-2009, 06:36 PM   #343
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Welp....found a nicely charged extinguisher wedged behind the passenger seat...not that wasn't very accessible....was it??

So I decided to mount it as shown. Cut out the plastic trim on the side of the seat a little bit with a drywall cutout tool and she fits nice and tight to the seat. Once the door is closed, it's even tighter. Getting in and out is no problem whatsoever.

And the other pic shows what i decided to do with my numerous fixed roof brackets. i just used one screw/fender washer in each one and voila: organized roof brackets via two HEAVY 2x6's.
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Hmmm....guess I'll have to "look into" getting it registered for 10k then if possible. I don't even know what the dry weight is, though...anyone wanna guess?? If it's like over 9k, I don't think I'd wanna do it....
FarView, - -do you know where Yardville Supply is??

Take Yardville Allentown Road (off Main Street in Allentown) to Yardville, turn left on Church Street (right after PNC Bank), then make the second right in Yardville Supply's (back) parking lot.

They have a truck scale right there (used for truck plus material weight), I'm sure they'd let you just weigh it. Just park in the lot and go in that glass door right by the scale and ask.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #345
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Yes I do! Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:06 PM   #346
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If I were you I'd tag that truck for 26K.

Here's why,

1. 26K and under keeps you from having to have a CDL to operate it.
2. If you're going over 10K and getting DOT #'s might as well get the maximum benefit for them.
3. The price difference for commercial tags under 26K is negligeable.
4. You can tow a big trailer without worrying too much about being legal. As long as the trailer is under 10K. Put the other 16K on the truck.
5. There is little chance you'd ever be legally overweight w/ what you haul daily, and you'd have a big fudge factor on supply runs.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #347
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Great ideas, Bob. I am going to call my DMV -OOps! I mean- MVC in a few and see what I can do about the reggie...

Just took a few pics of my ongoing "SuperDuty" theme for your viewing pleasure.
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Just tumor.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:47 AM   #349
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Over the past 30+ yrs in the trade, I've had various configurations. Started with pickups with handmade boxes and racks, store bought boxes and racks, custom made boxes etc. Then in '97 I put a box on the back of my Toyota T100 (took the factory bed off first). Looked like a Uhaul truck. It was great to be able to walk upright into the back of the truck to get tools and equipment rather than crawl, plus everything stayed dry--what a novel idea. I had that little fella for 11yrs. It had a hard time getting out of it's own way (it was a 4 cylinder, believe it or not) but it got me and my tools where we needed to go. It was finally time to change, so I up-sized to an '07 Isuzu gas NPR and put a box on the back. It's my first truck with A/C and cruise control. I'm spoiling myself in my later years. Here are the pics.
Love the truck and what you did with it. I been building stairs and cabinets for years and recently started to include all sorts of renovation and handyman work to my business, can you give me any advise on how to set up my truck and what type of truck works well - thanks , John
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Weebles Wobble, but they don't fall down....
This is 12 sheets of 1/2" plus one 3/4 MDF sheet
Not too bad, but 10 sheets of 5/8 and four of 3/8 was the most I did....that was a little iffy....
Truck is VERY dirty...I spoke with a sign guy about a month ago to get it lettered...but I just can't see the sence in lettering the truck the way it is. It needs a fresh coat of paint....or at least a good buff job.

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You know people deliver dry wall and such right?
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #353
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...yeah I know, but the GC says that Home Depot is the cheapest place and delivery is $50...I check and he is right. Local yards are 2.00 more a sheet and tag a $50 delivery...so he asked me to pick up the rock, so I do...
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:32 PM   #354
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wow how come i cant find workers like you TBF ?

you should tell the gc your price for delivery is $125 and then he,ll be happy to call home depot! When your truck needs maintanance does he pay for it.?(probably not)

chances are the only reason he uses you is becuase you work cheap! if you charged him hed be looking for someone else!
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Just rolled off the transporter today. It won't go for its body for another month or so. I pick it up Saturday and bring it home so I can sit and look at it..

2009 F-450 Crew Cab Larait Cab and Chassis. Sterling Grey CC Met over Medium Stone leather. 6.4L Powerstroke twin turboo diesel, Torqshift auto, 4.30's.

Coming soon.... in 5 weeks or so.... 9' Reading Spacemaster 57, body color matched, Latchmatic keyless entry, powerdercoated interior, Whelen maximum intesity B/T/T, 2" receiver hitch, RokBlok on truck nose, and front of utility body sides, and tinted windows.. Ladder rack is TBD.

The truck currently has the 40/20/40 bench, so I bought an OEM center console to put in it, which should be here on the 25th.

Best part....... 0% for 60mo!



not THE body, but one in red just like it.

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Looking forward to the completed photos.
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Just rolled off the transporter today. It won't go for its body for another month or so. I pick it up Saturday and bring it home so I can sit and look at it..

2009 F-450 Crew Cab Larait Cab and Chassis. Sterling Grey CC Met over Medium Stone leather. 6.4L Powerstroke twin turboo diesel, Torqshift auto, 4.30's.

Coming soon.... in 5 weeks or so.... 9' Reading Spacemaster 57, body color matched, Latchmatic keyless entry, powerdercoated interior, Whelen maximum intesity B/T/T, 2" receiver hitch, RokBlok on truck nose, and front of utility body sides, and tinted windows.. Ladder rack is TBD.

The truck currently has the 40/20/40 bench, so I bought an OEM center console to put in it, which should be here on the 25th.

Best part....... 0% for 60mo!



not THE body, but one in red just like it.

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Best part....... 0% for 60mo!

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Worst part- you'll still have 50-60k in it. Wont you?
But it will be nice, If it was a chevy that is Just pulling your leg Ill have never bought a new vehicle and never will untill I can just go and through down the cash without a second thought. Cant see that happening soon.
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Worst part- you'll still have 50-60k in it. Wont you?
But it will be nice, If it was a chevy that is Just pulling your leg Ill have never bought a new vehicle and never will untill I can just go and through down the cash without a second thought. Cant see that happening soon.
almost $70k out the door. The best part is I'm replacing two vehicles, which defrays much of the monthly payment. The worst part, the property tax bill.... It'll be ok. The main reason for NEEDing a new truck, is that I have another child on the way. Right now, I can't bring two kids to daycare in my van, and although I could take two kids in my regular cab pickup, the airbags make me think I shouldn't. I got the Lariat strictly on a WANT basis, no other reason. Same with the 450, would have been perfectly fine with a 350, but I like the look of the 450 better. Sure, I could have skimped, but why?

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I picked up the cab and chassis this afternoon. It will go under the knife in about 5 weeks. In the meantime, I am going to put an OEM center console in it in place of the center seat, tint the front windows, and some temporary fenders on the back wheels to keep stuff from kicking up onto the cab. I am going to drive it for a while before taking it to the body dealer.





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FYI, I've seen oem center consoles on e-bay for under$150,almost bought one for my rig,Hope you can get one and save some $




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