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Old 08-10-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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My name is Harold and i am new to Truckconversion.net. I have a 1980 International S1854 Bucket Truck that i want to convert to a multipurpose truck. I bought the truck about 3 years ago for my sign business. Only paid $2000 for the truck. Once the bad economy hit i was forced to close the business. I still kept my bucket truck with intention to convert it into maybe a over sized pickup. Well i am currently working on building a shop in my back yard for my new Powder Coating business, and I've decided to convert my bucket truck into a flatbed/stake body. I can use the truck for picking up parts and also use it to move my powder coating display and haul my car trailer to car shows so i can advertise my business. I have found a few write-ups on the ford diesel forums of people building their own flatbeds. I'm sure i can also find more information and get some help on this site as well. I am glad to have found a forum like this and cant wait to meet a bunch of conversion enthusiasts!
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board. Sounds like a fun project
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the board! (I have a LS1 car also )
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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Welcome to the board! (I have a LS1 car also )
Technically my car is not an LS1 car. it came with a 427ci from the manufacture!
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #5
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Glad to have you here, Harold! I am also new, but have found this site to be friendly and worth my time. Keep everyone posted as to the progress of your flatbed project, and show us some pictures so we all can enjoy your hard work!
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Technically my car is not an LS1 car. it came with a 427ci from the manufacture!
OK, now that's cool! LS7, or something with similar dimensions?
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Thanks all for the welcomes. I can't wait to get started on my project. I have ordered some exhaust parts and some lighting. Also ordered some fiberglass to modify the front nose!

My camaro came with a 427ci. i think it was a GMMG conversion with the C5R block. Dynoed 545hp to the wheels.
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