Weekend Project

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  1. Thewespaul

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    Recently picked up two trucks here for my dad’s tree service, a 97 f350 cclb 2wd with psd and e40d. Only 90k miles and paid 4K.
    Pics coming

    Needs some work, air box is not sealing so I did a 6637 mod from parts I had laying around in the shop. Front seat was trashed so I pulled a front bench from my 82 and bolted it right in. Rear bumper was a pretzel so I pulled the bumper of our 6.0 that burned down. Did some fixing with fire and it bolted in too.

    Next truck is a 2000 international 4500 with dt466e. Has 52k miles on it and came with a tranny named Alison. Paid a painful 11k but it will be worth it for the company. Can’t find a driver worth a hoot anymore so I’m replacing clutches and rebuilding Eaton 6 speeds every other month, hopefully the auto solves that problem.
    This truck is what the main project is this weekend, going to cut the frame down move the axles and set the bed and bumper on it from a retired chip truck of ours. Here’s what I have done from yesterday.
     
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    Have her a wash a fixed the front bumper with skid steer 3E7BD6FB-F53F-4B8C-B9AC-44324DB17AC5.jpeg
    New bench seat 1F43E81C-6D2C-4D01-96B2-33B26F40CA25.jpeg Installed (blue seat in a grey interior I know) FD044939-4A81-4AC5-B80F-DF83F072E97F.jpeg New bumper bolted and welded in E4ACB19B-92EE-49FB-9DBE-55575E33F7F5.jpeg
    Intake is in
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    Gonna be a great truck for the crew
     
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    Torched all the u bolts and the rear end off C1257820-A79D-41DF-91B6-9819D7AD1EEC.jpeg 01DA9D08-513F-4A67-905C-37E3D263F0F2.jpeg Pulled the bed off and pressure washed the whole frame before bringing it into the shop, went to fire up the old jd450 and blew a hydraulic fitting, only had one plug so made it work with this 30E0EF58-E67D-40CC-A310-AE1A8FB23200.jpeg Brought the truck into the shop and got started by wire wheeling the frame
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    Unbolted crossmembers and took the front driveshaft out, going to move the whole assembly up and just remove one carrier bearing. Drilled front carrier bearing bracket holes and bolted it up, used a come along to bring the rear end up after disconnecting harnesses and brake lines. Bolted the driveshaft up and punched the holes for the leaf spring mounts
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    Made a lot of progress yesterday, doesn’t look like much but did a lot of measuring and drilled all 42 holes through an inch of frame. Everything is bolted up and lined up really nicely. 4F94ED25-C584-42A4-9EDE-95FB976FB73B.jpeg 91CDE078-6528-4AE1-A044-4153292B1DEA.jpeg C6DEA38F-30B7-414E-A6AE-EA3D3936C2A2.jpeg F6228506-FEE4-4682-8A23-AFD898712213.jpeg
     
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    Ran out of steam Sunday, friends showed up and we went hunting and didn’t do a whole lot. I bled the brakes and took the truck for a drive. No vibrations and the frame is still super solid going over uneven ground. Man this thing’s turning radius is insane, it will turn around in a tighter area than my 2wd obs. Gonna work great for the tree service!

    If anyone on here is going to do something similar I highly reccommend this toy, think of it as a magnetic drill press but it’s much more than that, the bit it uses really is the key. It works like a hole saw a cuts out the outside diameter of the hole and pops out the inside piece with a pin and spring once it drills through. EFA41AB4-1FC9-40DA-955C-CA8E5702AD5E.jpeg 0FAFCA70-86E1-40B0-92E9-4896AF70D34F.jpeg 05C068C9-18EC-45BD-979A-D8994897C43C.jpeg

    If you tried to do this job with a regular drill you would hate everything :joker:
     
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    Been there, done that many times. The mag drill and annular cutter is the answer.
     
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    We have those at work. Best part is the electromagnet! I'd hate trying to hold that thing to drill lol
     
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    Yeah they are super slick. Mine came with a coolant bottle to fill with cutting oil, do y’all use it? It really didn’t seem to be working so I just used some pb, only killed one bit
     
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    We use a water based cutting fluid, I believe it's called "Kool Mist".
     
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    Right, but did you notice the level in the bottle change at all? It didn’t seem to drain on ours at all
     
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    Ain't got the fancy bottle nonsense, we just mix it in a el cheapo spray bottle and spray it on the bit roughly every 1/4" of travel, depending. If we're going deep we pull out and lube (just leave it alone, alright?) and then go again.

    Hate to see you eating bits needlessly. Them things ain't cheap. Truck frame is harder than mild steel tho....
     
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    Yeah for how much drilling had to be done I wasn’t too upset with one bit getting eaten. That frame is hard stuff and this frame was sleeved to lengthen it too so essentially drilling through two frames. I’ll use cutting oil in a spray bottle from now on then!
     
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    You sure get a lot done in a weekend. I feel a little lame now !


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    Haha well thanks, having the right tools and some experience doing this kinda work makes it a lot easier;Sweet
     

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