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3 tons of gravel and not so much as a hiccup. I guess 6 cylinders with enough gearing can do anything. The truck has a GVW of 19,500 lbs but for my first load I thought I would go a little lite.

The truck tipped the scales at 8420 lbs empty which was heavier than I thought it would be. With the load it weighed 14760 lbs. I think it would have been able to take on the other 5000 lbs with out a problem. I need the sides and gate a little higher to haul the other 5k lbs though. I think the truck will be mighty fun errr I mean handy for work.

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Truck looks good at "work". So you gonna paint your name on the door? Any plans to pretty it up? Or is it just for pla... I mean work?:D
 

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nice setup.. really though its a 6 cylinder?


my F150 is a 6 cyl.. when i get a trailer full of loam or stones (about 1.5 tons) my truck feels like it will barely make it home...

should a got a GM i guess
 

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I plan on doing a working restoration / customization. I need to be able to use it for a while and then in the spring maybe get it painted. It will not have a name on the side as it is for personal use and the insurance company would have a fit.

I plan on keeping the body original color which is what is there now. The interior I want to make very plush. It will have air ride seats a killer sound system, update gauges and plenty of billet aluminum. The floor will be Rino-lined and left bare. I may even add A/C to it haven't decided.

I have been very pleased with the 6cyl thus far but may swap for a V8, I know I want to change to a 5 speed which were available in these trucks. If I could find a 8 speed Clark to put in that would be cool. 16 speeds would just be awesome (8 tranny / 2 rear).

Only time will tell.
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
nice setup.. really though its a 6 cylinder?


my F150 is a 6 cyl.. when i get a trailer full of loam or stones (about 1.5 tons) my truck feels like it will barely make it home...

should a got a GM i guess
s_j,

Do you have a straight six or a V6? A straight six has a lot of torque whether it is in a pickup or a bigger truck. The old Ford straight sixes were pretty good motors.
 

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SJ it is a 292 CI inline 6. The rear gearing is 6.40 on the high side and 8.72 on the low side. Top speed is about 55 mph.

Gearing makes all the difference.
 

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Originally posted by psrumors
I plan on doing a working restoration / customization. I need to be able to use it for a while and then in the spring maybe get it painted. It will not have a name on the side as it is for personal use and the insurance company would have a fit.

I plan on keeping the body original color which is what is there now. The interior I want to make very plush. It will have air ride seats a killer sound system, update gauges and plenty of billet aluminum. The floor will be Rino-lined and left bare. I may even add A/C to it haven't decided.

I have been very pleased with the 6cyl thus far but may swap for a V8, I know I want to change to a 5 speed which were available in these trucks. If I could find a 8 speed Clark to put in that would be cool. 16 speeds would just be awesome (8 tranny / 2 rear).

Only time will tell.
Sounds like an interesting project with some cool ideas. Keep us posted on the upgrades.
 

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Its good to get use out of it. It sure beats a pick up truck don't it:D Its so much easier to unload to:winky:
 

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Nice!!

One of these day I want to get me a big truck. Looking for a 48-50 Ford F5, or F6. Would like to put a rollback on it. Make mine a flathead V8.:driving: :driving: :thumbsup: :cool:
 

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Originally posted by psrumors
3 tons of gravel and not so much as a hiccup. I guess 6 cylinders with enough gearing can do anything. The truck has a GVW of 19,500 lbs but for my first load I thought I would go a little lite.

The truck tipped the scales at 8420 lbs empty which was heavier than I thought it would be. With the load it weighed 14760 lbs. I think it would have been able to take on the other 5000 lbs with out a problem. I need the sides and gate a little higher to haul the other 5k lbs though. I think the truck will be mighty fun errr I mean handy for work.

<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/846536/Load%20Gravel%201.JPG' >
WAH WAH :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: I just got to have one for all the projects around here.
 
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