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Old 02-20-2009, 06:17 AM   #1
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We started this in Oct 08 crew me,my 2 sons and my dad
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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Great looking rig! I am building my toter on the same wheelbase chassis from what I can tell from the pictures.Wish mine was that far along! I started about two months ago. I removed the center axle, installed new brakes,air bags and suspension bushings. Installed a new driveline and carrier bearing. Built a 30K gooseneck hitch and tongue pull hitch. Just completed the 6 foot bed and hauled it to the powder coater yesterday. I am ready to start the box floor but have been a little reluctant because I didn't know what or how the slide worked. From what I can tell your slide is exactly what I want to install. If you could email me the pictures I sure would appreciate it. My email is michaelmcwater@cox.net. I am sure I will have a million more questions as it appears yours is on an identical truck,just different color. Thanks in advance for your help. MMM
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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Fro,
Nice setup. Looks like you're moving forward at a great pace. How much $$$$ do you have into the build and what is your estimated total build cost once its done? Nice work.
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I have spent ALL of my free time working on this truck so I don't know how much I have spent but I have a budget of 60-65k for the whole project mmmc101 I'll get you some photos of the sideout this week ,the Parker stuff is well built and works great very smooth in and out not jerky like some I have seen
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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lookin great! I have a quick question.... would it be eiser/ more cost effective for me to start from scratch or convert a box?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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I think it would depend on what you want .In my case (superslide out, frontand rear bunks,side entry garage,lots of insulation)I thought it would be better if I started from scratch .I feel a cargo box is built light , thin walls,etc harder to insulate and run ALL your wiring & plumbing just my 2cents i'm sure there are others who might think differently
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updated pictures as of may 25 2009 about 98% complete about 2 more weeks and it should be done
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:31 AM   #8
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well we used it on a couple local trips and we just got back from a 12 day trip to myrtle beach the HDT is a pleasure to drive . So much better to drive than our old class c or the bumper tow travel trailer. It attracts alot of attention and questions everywhere you go.
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Awsome looking rig!!! You did a great job on her!!! I have a question for you. Were starting a build on a 1984 Peterbilt 359 ext hood. I'm woundering what you ended up with for a wheel base measurement. Also if its possible some pics of how you did the frame work for back and also mount those slides in. I'm haveing a tough time finding slides seems there very hard to come by. Thanks and again great job!!
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i'll get you some pics and other info for your build,it might be a few days ,we are getting hammered by snow so I won't be home for awhile( pushing snow.)
thanks Fro
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