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Old February 11th, 2017, 04:36 AM   #1
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well picked up a used u-haul 26ft box truck 2000 gmc c6500 that seem to be a victim of a low bridge collision. u-haul had the roof and half the walls cut off.

plan is to remove rest of the walls to make her a flat bed tow pig !!! hoping to paint cab also and do a few custom things to the bed. would like to wind a wing for the roof also, i will update picks as the slow process begins
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Old February 11th, 2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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I worked at u haul as a mechanic for over 5 years. They always took care of the machines. Anything questionable got replaced or repaired. The floor should get you a decent amount in scrap being aluminum. When I worked there I always thought about doing that too
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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #3
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yeah picked it up pretty cheap talked u-haul down $2,500 on the truck and it drove home 125 miles no problem after sitting where it was for 6-month sunk into ground about 3-4inches behind this guys small parts store in the country ofgrandrapids ohio

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nice score. I'll be interested to see how it works out
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yeah picked it up pretty cheap talked u-haul down $2,500 on the truck and it drove home 125 miles no problem after sitting where it was for 6-month sunk into ground about 3-4inches behind this guys small parts store in the country ofgrandrapids ohio

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here are some new pics of the tow rig project, installed some e track on the bed for strapping loads down also picked up some 10ft aluminum ramps rated for 10k lbs they work great, put bronco up there when first got ramps then had to throw the daily driver up there so see how she would do once i had e track in place and mounted since project is far from being finished. drives much nicer with a load lot smoother and shifts nicer, also cut stock muffler off and installed a flowmaster super 40 3 inch on her with long side pipe lol ole BBC sound good










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Curious how did the truck drive with a truck on the back?
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ive only drove it once so far with a load and it was the red 2500 gasser on back as you see in pic, did awesome honestly didn't really feel it back there smoothed truck out and made truck shifts feel better also i am over all happy, i will be taking it to silver lake sand dunes april 1st with the pink bronco 2 on the back that will be its first long haul !
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ive only drove it once so far with a load and it was the red 2500 gasser on back as you see in pic, did awesome honestly didn't really feel it back there smoothed truck out and made truck shifts feel better also i am over all happy, i will be taking it to silver lake sand dunes april 1st with the pink bronco 2 on the back that will be its first long haul !
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hope it drives better than the pos we rented this past weekend to move my son! It had more wobble to it than my Jeep
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hope it drives better than the pos we rented this past weekend to move my son! It had more wobble to it than my Jeep
haha well drove it home 150 miles after it sat for a year like this, and she drove fine, wasn't all wobbley.

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Nice find.
Re posting thru Photobucket, if you resize the pic to 1024 x 768 before you upload it, it fits nicely in the thread without being enormous.
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Re posting thru Photobucket, if you resize the pic to 1024 x 768 before you upload it, it fits nicely in the thread without being enormous.
are the pics to big ? they look fine on my computer here at work ?
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Nope. They are fine. But there are times when you see huge pics. That's why.
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started building new hitch on ole girl, ties into frame under truck and is a little higher than stock welded on 2 inch ball that was on the truck


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