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Old 05-31-2012, 08:50 PM   #661
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Just got my truck back from the sign guys. The design appears to be pulling, or coming apart. I wanted something different and something that would stand out. The tailgate is printed on reflective material like on cop cars.



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Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #662
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Here's mine not quite done yet
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #663
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2001 Chevy 2500 206,000 miles
Thinking of selling to get a pickup with enclosed trailer?

Switched company to do larger projects instead of a different small job every other day, thoughts on if a pick up with enclosed would be better then current set up?

I like the idea of being able to drop the trailer and not have to waste gas

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #664
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The photo from the ad when I bought the truck about 2 years ago.


The motor I got and brought to the machine shop to have rebuilt - $2000




My little brother installing the motor for me - $500 (you can also see the left fender and door are a bit bashed up)


Repairing and Painting a replacement door






Bedside in Primer


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Installed New Body Side Moldings and Running Board
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Driver side is all done, just need to install the fuel door and flares.



The other side...untouched...yet...


Normally you will find the miter saw, the compressor and my hand tools in the back here. Along with the 16, 32, 48, and 58 inch levels, as well as two 55" rails for the rail saw.


Drivers Front


Drivers Rear


Pass Front



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Looks good bro...Did you paint it outside?...
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Looks good bro...Did you paint it outside?...
You bet...right where you see it. Lots of bugs and crap, but a real quick once over with some 1200 and a light buffing and it smooths those guys out.

And if anyone cares, I am using U-Tech E350 Epoxy primer and Dupont Nason Ful-Thane Single State Urethane.
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This is my new truck, just traded in my 08 xl std cab for this 10 xlt crew cab.
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This is my new truck, just traded in my 08 xl std cab for this 10 xlt crew cab.
Nice.

Diesel or gas?
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This is my new truck, just traded in my 08 xl std cab for this 10 xlt crew cab.
Jealous! That is basically the same truck im looking at now, except mine would be white.
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It's a gasser. I test drove a 2012 that was white with the 6.2, it was nice, but got a way better deal on this one
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Jealous! That is basically the same truck im looking at now, except mine would be white.


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Same as ours then. This is a gasser too and it's much nicer truck than the Chevy 3/4 gasser we have. The guys always fight over this one and who ever is left with the Chevy bitches. Funny thing is they are all have chevy trucks lol
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It's a gasser. I test drove a 2012 that was white with the 6.2, it was nice, but got a way better deal on this one
You will be well happy with it. The diesel is a nice option but the extra cost is not worth it for some and the extra cost of fuel makes the extra mpg even out to the gasser mpg.
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You will be well happy with it. The diesel is a nice option but the extra cost is not worth it for some and the extra cost of fuel makes the extra mpg even out to the gasser mpg.
Yeah, they had the exact same truck, color and all with the diesel and it was 8 grand more, not worth it in my opinion. I only tow 3500 lbs in my enclosed tool trailer. It's such a big upgrade in trucks from the std cab with not a single option except for brake controller. I have to get new system one racks for it now.
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Yeah, they had the exact same truck, color and all with the diesel and it was 8 grand more, not worth it in my opinion. I only tow 3500 lbs in my enclosed tool trailer. It's such a big upgrade in trucks from the std cab with not a single option except for brake controller. I have to get new system one racks for it now.
If you tow over 10k it's def worth it I'm sure. It's a little OTT for what it's used for as a f150 would be more than capable to carry the loads but you can pick up 3/4's for about the same price as the half tons.
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You will be well happy with it. The diesel is a nice option but the extra cost is not worth it for some and the extra cost of fuel makes the extra mpg even out to the gasser mpg.
Diesel fuel is often cheaper than gas around here.

We usually get over 20 MPG with our '11 F250 CC 4x4 on the highway. I haven't found a gas engine that comes close in a 3/4 ton truck.
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Seems overkill for such a light trailer. I use my 2500 to tow around 12k when I got the dump trailer loaded.

Wouldn't it be more economical for a half ton for that little weight?
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Diesel fuel is often cheaper than gas around here.

We usually get over 20 MPG with our '11 F250 CC 4x4 on the highway. I haven't found a gas engine that comes close in a 3/4 ton truck.
Just went and got fuel in my truck $3.08 gallon. Diesel was $3.69 that's a pretty large difference it was similar in NC and SC last week also. I have never seen diesel cheaper than gas since i moved here 5 years ago but I never been to Chicago.
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Seems overkill for such a light trailer. I use my 2500 to tow around 12k when I got the dump trailer loaded.

Wouldn't it be more economical for a half ton for that little weight?
I would bet most f250 owners could use a f150 to tow what they tow. Some people just go over kill. I would have to be in the 10k+ range before changing to a f250. I can't stand how they ride compared to a f150. The platinum f250 may convince me though but if it rides like the rest of the 3/4 ton range then no way.
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Just went and got fuel in my truck $3.08 gallon. Diesel was $3.69 that's a pretty large difference it was similar in NC and SC last week also. I have never seen diesel cheaper than gas since i moved here 5 years ago but I never been to Chicago.
You guys have cheap gas. Regular unleaded is close to $4/gallon right now. Diesel is around $3.65.

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