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Haul or trailer ???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 1-tonmudder, May 4, 2007.

  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    I went today and bought some parts and will be going next Fri to get them.I bought two steering Rockwells,four driveshafts,3 Ford 203's,2 ford 205's,a 203 for a TH400,3 205's for TH350's,203 for a 465 and Dodge 60 front.Should I try to cram it all in the bed of my F-350 or borrow a trailer.I can get a trailer easy,but will need to wire my truck for the trailer brakes. How much weight can a bed hold before it self destruct's.
     
  2. 1BadK-30

    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    I have had my longbed filled with dirt and rocks to the very top :dunno:

    guess it all depends on how much rust you have.
     
  3. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    No rust,and it has a bedliner or grease trap.:D
     
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    I'd get a trailer.
     
  5. Jagged

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    You should have some stock wiring hidden on the firewall under the master cylinder for wiring up a brake controller. 10 gauge wire. If I had to guess a color it would be blue, and routed with a 10 gauge orange or black wire.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Judging by the estimates I've read of parts weights, you're pickup up 3500-4000 lbs of parts. Get a trailer.
     
  7. mr.smartass

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    Yeah you can't go wrong with the trailer, plus if you make purchases like this, chances are you'll need the trailer brakes in the future as well.
     
  8. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    This will be my first set of rockwells,but beside's them I have had that much in it before.I have had 3 60's.a 8.8,three cases and two 4 speed in it before.I normally dont find such a large quanity in one trip,and I am wanting to get a gooseneck to haul my m1009 on but seems all the one's I find are 4-5K.
     
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    I made it home just fine hauling them in the bed,but I was short a couple of cases from my first list.The guy didnt have em out.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You could bring those rockwells up here then make another trip for the rest!








    oops, you already made the trip. Oh well, bring 'em on up anyhow!
     
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    It's an F-350 so it won't hold much before self destructing. Serious note.....trailer it. It will be much easier to load and off load.
     

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