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I needed a spare truck and have been stressing about it
for a month or more.....

Found one in chicago on e-bay and put a bid in on it and I ended up winning the dam thing......

Drove up to chicago Friday evening and brought the truck home sat morning...

2015 Ford E350 with a rail gate on the back 103,000 miles...drove real well coming home ......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Liftgate-B...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2748.l2649


https://photos.app.goo.gl/J959VnDDAWTzYYrWA

now the fun begins putting the thing together the way I want it.....
I went to bed last night visualizing how to make it work out good..

I am going to add some leafs to the back end to beef up the load to 14,000++ gvw right off the bat... ..

Also, I will post pics so you all can learn how to do this correctly.




its just my way of giving back...
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I wish I had a side door like that. It would be perfect for a jetter!
 

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well if you give up plumbing you can sell bread,,,,:vs_laugh:
That is the first thing that was taken off on Sunday with a heat gun,,,, I left the Lions on the truck for the present time and threw some water heaters and a shelf into the truck to see how it works

I think that the side door is gonna be tricky to work around with the shelving.....

its a work in progress......
like Micheal Angelo doing a sculpture.....:vs_laugh::vs_laugh:




 

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That is the first thing that was taken off on Sunday with a heat gun,,,, I left the Lions on the truck for the present time and threw some water heaters and a shelf into the truck to see how it works

I think that the side door is gonna be tricky to work around with the shelving.....

its a work in progress......
like Micheal Angelo doing a sculpture.....:vs_laugh::vs_laugh:
For plumbing only, keep your tool box, solder kit, easy access stuff instead of d!cking around with that lift gate for the quick money jobs.
 

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well if you give up plumbing you can sell bread,,,,:vs_laugh:
Ahem, he'll need to learn to make dates and aniseed bread. I'll buy several of them! :tongue_smilie::tongue_smilie:


Nice truck, I sometimes wish I had a bigger truck but parking in many places would be a ightmare.
 

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For plumbing only, keep your tool box, solder kit, easy access stuff instead of d!cking around with that lift gate for the quick money jobs.

I am used to that lift gate and I have really missed it
today I had to lug up a one piece water softener up a ramp into my truck
and it liked to almost killed me..... I dont have a problem with setting it down
and putting a ladder next to the truck to get in and out.....

been doing that for years...


here is phase one of the build out for the new truck
3 heaters on the right with an scavenged rack from the old truck....
pvc pipe goes on the left side with bins eventually built above the pipe

the orange trash re=-cycle box in front will be full of 3 inch pvc fittings and stacked above that will be 2 inch and 1 1/2 pvc fittings.....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YTb2GwF5soEeLvQC6

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You going to play a funeral dirge, wake, flaming arrows for your old one????
 

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You going to play a funeral dirge, wake, flaming arrows for your old one????
I put it on Face book market place for 2800 and I should have taken the first offer for 2000.... Then some tweaker came along and cut off the catalyitic converter and I ended up selling it to some black guys for $1400...:crying:

In hindsight I should have torn out more of the shelves but it was too hot and they were too well bolted into the truck ......

It was becoming a log wagon , still good for scrapping but not good for much else
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worked my ass of on satruday and sunday getting this truck figured out.....
seems I have tweaked the space available as good as possible ,... maybe
I might add another 4 foot shelf and divide up that back section???
Thought about adding another shelf above the water heaters but I dont think its gonna be necessary......

I am Not gonna carry a lot of 3 inch PVC fittings except what might fit in that orange trash can..... gonna try to keep things lighter

I was lucky that the weather was around 70 degrees for both days

I remember playing with my erector set as a child that my parents gave me around 6 years old....... this reminded me a lot of doing that


https://photos.app.goo.gl/9m78gJVMzpLfdkp89

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TCE6dXnXjBcfu9yY6


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Erector_Set_Ad_1922.JPG
 

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You going to play a funeral dirge, wake, flaming arrows for your old one????
I put it on Face book market place for 2800 and I should have taken the first offer for 2000.... Then some tweaker came along and cut off the catalyitic converter and I ended up selling it to some black guys for $1400...<img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/crying.png" border="0" alt="" title="Crying" class="inlineimg" />

In hindsight I should have torn out more of the shelves but it was too hot and they were too well bolted into the truck ......

It was becoming a log wagon , still good for scrapping but not good for much else
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I dont know why i laughed so hard reading that lol
That sucks mark but you made it sound funny.
 

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I dont know why i laughed so hard reading that lol
That sucks mark but you made it sound funny.

Yea, those two guys got a good deal on my truck if they know how to just repair the brakes and a catalic converter.... they will probably just throw a pipe onto it ......here in Indy they dont inspect cars ,,,,

they went roaring down the road into the sunset..... sounded like a sherman tank heading down the street.... :vs_laugh:

I hope the police did not pull them over for a noise violation....

not my problem any more....
 

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I’ve had the worst luck with trucks lately. Blew up the engine out of my 2011 cube van, went back to a van, trans is shifting funky. So it’s at chevy. Then the International dump truck has turned into a dud too, it costs me 1000$ everytime it goes out to work. It’s cost me 7000$ to drive 1800 km. So it’s going too.
 

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I’ve had the worst luck with trucks lately. Blew up the engine out of my 2011 cube van, went back to a van, trans is shifting funky. So it’s at chevy. Then the International dump truck has turned into a dud too, it costs me 1000$ everytime it goes out to work. It’s cost me 7000$ to drive 1800 km. So it’s going too.


their is nothing worse than having to downsize back into a normal van after working out of a box truck.......its just way too tight for me
that is why I bought the 2015 ford ... I might not need it for 6 months, just to have a truck in reserve for the day that I do need it.....

As busy as we have been, if I am sitting dead in the water without a ride I literally can lose a 1000 a day just sitting around with my thumb in my ass waiting for the repairs to be made..... not to mention having to drag out all the tools you need to function out of a empty rental van....

you are always busiest when the truck is down, and riding shotgun with some helper in his truck until your truck is running again can be mind numbing :vs_laugh::vs_laugh:

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I’ve had the worst luck with trucks lately. Blew up the engine out of my 2011 cube van, went back to a van, trans is shifting funky. So it’s at chevy. Then the International dump truck has turned into a dud too, it costs me 1000$ everytime it goes out to work. It’s cost me 7000$ to drive 1800 km. So it’s going too.


their is nothing worse than having to downsize back into a normal van after working out of a box truck.......its just way too tight for me
that is why I bought the 2015 ford ... I might not need it for 6 months, just to have a truck in reserve for the day that I do need it.....

As busy as we have been, if I am sitting dead in the water without a ride I literally can lose a 1000 a day just sitting around with my thumb in my ass waiting for the repairs to be made..... not to mention having to drag out all the tools you need to function out of a empty rental van....

you are always busiest when the truck is down, and riding shotgun with some helper in his truck until your truck is running again can be mind numbing <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" />

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That’s why I just ordered a band new f-550 with a dump box. Complete warranty and if it’s junk lemon law it.
The international is for sale. No wonder international is almost bankrupt. I would never buy one ever again. The dump truck chassis is what was going to be the new service truck. I’ll make due with a van I hate for right now.
 

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My newer 2015 Ford truck is basically completed, had some brakes and front end ball joints taken care of and also had some extra leaf springs put in the rear end which lifted the back up about 4 inches....and the leafs added 2500gwv

now I find out that their is an electrical issue with the lift gate and I had to install a new motor on it..fairly reasonable $475.00 . no big deal.... then now it is still shorting out every so often when you put it down it wont make a connection and engage again .....

This problem is a pain in the ass and it it probably why they sold the truck...
bringing a floor jack along with me to jack up the gate and secure it with chains is the only option at this time until I can get it back in and have it looked at again.....in a few days

I am Not using the truck yet but I for-see troubles
like getting stuck in someones driveway with a dead gate on a rainey or snowy day ---this is not gonna happen, and jacking that thing up

I swear to god, I will have the gate cut off and install a new one before I play this game all winter long


 

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My newer 2015 Ford truck is basically completed, had some brakes and front end ball joints taken care of and also had some extra leaf springs put in the rear end which lifted the back up about 4 inches....and the leafs added 2500gwv

now I find out that their is an electrical issue with the lift gate and I had to install a new motor on it..fairly reasonable $475.00 . no big deal.... then now it is still shorting out every so often when you put it down it wont make a connection and engage again .....

This problem is a pain in the ass and it it probably why they sold the truck...
bringing a floor jack along with me to jack up the gate and secure it with chains is the only option at this time until I can get it back in and have it looked at again.....in a few days

I am Not using the truck yet but I for-see troubles
like getting stuck in someones driveway with a dead gate on a rainey or snowy day ---this is not gonna happen, and jacking that thing up

I swear to god, I will have the gate cut off and install a new one before I play this game all winter long
trace the power cables from the motor back to the battery or wherever they go, you could just have a loose connection on the wires..I have found that a few times...
 

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trace the power cables from the motor back to the battery or wherever they go, you could just have a loose connection on the wires..I have found that a few times...

The lift gate is finally fixed..... just the solenoid switch.,,,, or so they claim
they should have changed it when they servviced it the first time.....
the truck is pretty nice but it really amazed me how much material I need to
get into that truck just to get it up to battle speed..... I am now just filling up drawers
and cabinets with what is the bare necessary to function.....
its gonna take a while to get comfortable with it
 

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The new ford truck is finally got most of the annoying bugs out of it
I hope to run this truck for at least 100k miles which works out
to about 5 -to 6 years or more as we only put on about 18k a year on
our trucks......

I am Looking to de-commission another truck we presently are using.
Chevy box truck we bought with 42k on it in 2010 and now its
pushing 210,000 on it.... basically its getting pretty rough
but the 6.0 motor is a workhorse......

looking at a 2006 ford box truck on e-bay right now with
90k on it and it has a lift gate .....only about 80 miles away
seriously thinking of doing this again.....
 

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Well you can look it over ,,,, lots of thought went onto this

New video by Mark Weilhammer
Looks good but no no way would I haul that much stuff around,burnin to much gas and to much wear and tear on the truck,your brakes will not stop you unless you start braking a mile back before you have to stop,you have thousands of dollars just in inventory on the truck,not for me,we carry the basics and that it,but you right you will miss the lift gate,just go buy you a new tommy gate and be the hero lolololololo
 

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I found another truck.....

I needed a spare truck and have been stressing about it
for a month or more.....

Found one in chicago on e-bay and put a bid in on it and I ended up winning the dam thing......

Drove up to chicago Friday evening and brought the truck home sat morning...

2015 Ford E350 with a rail gate on the back 103,000 miles...drove real well coming home ......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Liftgate-Box-Truck-14/324265860245?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2748.l2649


New photo by Mark Weilhammer

now the fun begins putting the thing together the way I want it.....
I went to bed last night visualizing how to make it work out good..

I am going to add some leafs to the back end to beef up the load to 14,000++ gvw right off the bat... ..

Also, I will post pics so you all can learn how to do this correctly.




its just my way of giving back...
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That truck not big enough for you lololololo
 

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That truck not big enough for you lololololo
A 14 footer is about the right size for me...I dont care for constantly
going back to the supply house 3-5 times a day... Really considering
another ford i saw on E-bay right now --- its just 90 miles away..
and just keeping it until spring and them de-comission the Chevy .....
 
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