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Old 05-17-2019, 04:47 PM   #21
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You must have the most patient wife & family! No one can claim "roots are about to grow under his ass"! You certainly stay busier than a 1 legged man in an ass kicking contest!

I admire your drive!
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:00 AM   #22
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What prevents you from swapping the VIN? Seems like that’d be less of an issue than dealing with inspections and licensing a deleted 08 down the road.


He’s in south Texas. Law enforcement is busier chasing down illegals than ticketing every deleted oil rig truck running the black top.

Looks like a sweet project Bodie. Race truck taking a back burner?
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:21 AM   #23
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That is too shadey for me... Getting an inspection is not a problem, if they want to give me a ticket for no DPF, then so be it. I would rather deal with that, then get a cop that realizes they didnt make mega cabs in 2004 and start to treat the truck as a stolen vehicle.



I have never heard of anyone getting DPF tickets locally, and my truck will sound stock so I dont see all of this to be necessary.

Excited to see this one built! I’ve been kicking around the idea of building a mega long bed dually for a while now. Just haven’t found the right donors yet.

The only concern I’d have titling it as the 08, is that on paper it will always remain a 2500. Technically it would be all 3500 and be able to handle any weight you wanted to hook to it, but would you be overweight when you’re on the road? Maybe in Texas you can have it “reverified” or something for the increased towing/weight capacity? This I do not know...

Doing a western hauler style bed or a more traditional flatbed?
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:19 AM   #24
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I just don’t understand. These days I can barely make myself do a brake job, and here you are building a race truck and juggling three others to make a tow rig? How?
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You must have the most patient wife & family! No one can claim "roots are about to grow under his ass"! You certainly stay busier than a 1 legged man in an ass kicking contest!

I admire your drive!
I have always had a lot of things going on so my family and friends are used to it. Most just sit back, laugh, and shake their heads as I run myself into the ground for a stupid truck.

For work, I sit in an office all day, so when the day is over I put on my holey clothes and thrash until my wife or kids come get me. It is a balance for sure, not something I have ever been great at, but I do make an effort to drop the tools and dedicate some time for the family.

We are working to build a new place on 8 acres by my parents, and I have already got all the red iron and some of the tin to build a 40x180' shop. I have never had more than a 2 car garage to work in, so to say I am excited is an understatement. So, when that shop is built, my productivity will go through the roof!
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:23 AM   #25
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He’s in south Texas. Law enforcement is busier chasing down illegals than ticketing every deleted oil rig truck running the black top.

Looks like a sweet project Bodie. Race truck taking a back burner?
Nah, just slowed it down a little. There isnt much racing going on down here this year, so I am taking my time with the new truck. I still have the 03 to race in the mean-time. I just got through changing some things on it, just need to take it testing before the next no-prep race here in town. I keep the new race truck in the garage at my house, so I work on it in the evenings when I can.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:25 AM   #26
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I got the 2012 almost completely stripped down this weekend, all I lack is pulling the dash. This truck seems to be a flood truck though... the engine is rusty, but it will clean up. The crank will need some work though. I am debating on using this shortblock for my drag truck, and just rebuild an 03-04 5.9 and slap a good 6.7 head/injectors/electronics on it. Im not 100% though.

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Old 05-21-2019, 10:37 AM   #27
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That cab has to be worth something...actually a bunch of parts i see sitting there could recoup a significant amount of cash for you!
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:51 AM   #28
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Excited to see this one built! I’ve been kicking around the idea of building a mega long bed dually for a while now. Just haven’t found the right donors yet.

The only concern I’d have titling it as the 08, is that on paper it will always remain a 2500. Technically it would be all 3500 and be able to handle any weight you wanted to hook to it, but would you be overweight when you’re on the road? Maybe in Texas you can have it “reverified” or something for the increased towing/weight capacity? This I do not know...

Doing a western hauler style bed or a more traditional flatbed?
Same here, I had pretty much just given up trying to find a mega cab roller but this one was from a buddy that heard what I wanted to do. Im not concerned about all the titling details, I will worry about it if I ever get pulled over.

I am going to build the bed, it will be skirted and have tool boxes built into the sides with a extra fuel tank and on board air. I will paint the bed to match the truck, and Raptor Line the top area.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:52 AM   #29
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That cab has to be worth something...actually a bunch of parts i see sitting there could recoup a significant amount of cash for you!
Agreed! I am going to put the roller up sale. It would be good for a drag or pull truck.
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