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The "Hulk": Ugly green truck to Juneau??

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  • I have been able to get the bed off the D100, take it to the sandblaster and return, and place the stepside bed onto the D100!

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    I'm not using the 5-ton front PTO winch because it's easier to use an electric winch
    with pendant control.

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    Daughters, younger one's boyfriend, and wife helping!

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      The front corner deck panels are rotten...

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      NEXT comes a stainless steel 32-gallon (+/-) inside-rail-mounted fuel tank, tidy-up the wiring, and then
      the bed. ...also trying to get the D100 running and sold.

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      • The D-100 has been sold to an older guy who plans to restore it. I delivered it to his property about 30 miles away; got flea-bit after I said hi to his horses, and the transmission locked up while trying to roll it off the trailer...!


        I've started the new fuel tank: it's about 56"L x 11 1/2"H x 12 1/4"W. That works out to about 34 gallons. The steel is stainless 304 and is 16 gauge, and will weigh about 50 lbs. when finished. The one sheet of 48"W x 120"L cost me about $350. When full, the tank will weigh about 360 lbs. which is about twice what the stock, thin-wall 20 gallon tank weighed full.

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        Cardboard box mock-up

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        Not too low...

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        • Is that a smaller mockup on the right?

          Dodge put a lot of biased weight on the driver's side: driver, battery, steering box, fuel tank...
          1951 B-3 Delux Cab, Braden Winch, 9.00 Power Kings
          1976 M880, power steering, 7.50x16's, flat bed, lots of rust & dents
          1992 W250 CTD, too many mods to list...
          2005 Jeep KJ CRD

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          • Yes, slightly. The box was 12” x 11”; the stainless tank body is 11 1/2” x 12”.

            You’re right, there IS a lot of weight on the driver’s side. I put the exhaust on the passenger side to get the noise further from the driver.

            It would be easy to move the battery; maybe the tank would have been better on the passenger side.

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