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  1. #211
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalsmoke View Post
    which series allison is in it?
    should be the 2400.
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    On my F-550 I go through 3 sets of pads on my rears to one set on the front.
    Kinda backwards from my other trucks that always had drum on the rear.
    The weight capacity should always be in regards to your breaking capacity, who cares if you pop a tire compared to not being able to stop for the person in front of you.
    Yes, Popping a tire can also be seriouse but not compared to not being able to stop.
    I dont understand how these limo companies get away with it.
    I understand that you can put disc brakes on the rears to help out, but what about steering componants, axles.!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Hey Portable....

    You ever post those pics of your rig? I would show ya mine but who wants to see an old 2500 Chevy P/U?
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    No matter how hard I try, I always hear about the other guy who can do it better, faster and cheaper. Sure would like to meet him someday but no one seems to be able to find him when I ask. [B]

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    Quote Originally Posted by acx780 View Post
    You ever post those pics of your rig? I would show ya mine but who wants to see an old 2500 Chevy P/U?
    you know, that's the exact same reason I didn't post pics of my truck. mine's an 88 K2500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalsmoke View Post
    Good, just make sure its not the 1000. IMO those things are much too light duty to see serious work.
    the 1000 is a great trans.... for a pickup. it's already maxed out behind the 6.6 Dmax, nevermind the 7.8Dmax or the Cat C7(up to 820ft/lbs). I beleive you can get either the 2000 or the 2400, depending on whether you want a parking pawl or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acx780 View Post
    You ever post those pics of your rig? I would show ya mine but who wants to see an old 2500 Chevy P/U?
    Nothing to be ashamed of, my first rig was a 68 F250, 20 years old at the time . . .

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    right up the street from our office, there's a guy with a 67-72 GMC C30 dually flatbed (292 I6) with a truly ancient (and ginormous) Hobart welder on the back of it. I'd never believe it even ran, 'cept I see it around town all the time.

    I found a couple pics of my truck, though neither of them is in "welding mode"

    the first one is the back half of my truck when I brought over a canopy frame to a jobsite. second one is just my truck sitting in the parking lot.

    my bed is starting to get a little rough (plus I got hit behind the passenger side tire a couple months ago) and I've been considering making a flatbed/ work body for it.
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    Default old welder

    Quote Originally Posted by calweld View Post
    Nothing to be ashamed of, my first rig was a 68 F250, 20 years old at the time . . .
    We all got to start some where and for the guys that had it all at the start
    are not always there in the end. Just keep adding to your rig, nothing pisses me more then seeing a guy starting and 5 years later he's still using someone else's tools cause he doesn't buy his own


    Portable lets see the truck, these guys rode me until I showed mine so lets see them
    or do I have to call you "WISHED I WAS A PORTABLE WELDER"
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    TO MANY TOOLS
    JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
    rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
    and easily upset
    go flames go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Carroll View Post
    sorry to be unclear, my truck with the tools , aircomp, and bottles is 10,400 pounds.My 301g weighs about 600 and my bb400 is around 1700.so my weight will change depending on what welder I have on the truck.I most likely will get a new truck but I just wanted to know how much others have pushed the gvwr on their truck.I was thinking I could get a 450-550 axle from a junk yard but once you get a new truck on the brain its hard to let go.What mods have others done to increase the paylod on their trucks?
    You've seen my rig, and I've seen yours. I weigh in at around 10,450. I added air bags all the way around to lift the truck, and to carry the load. With the 35" tires, I am just under the load capacity of the tires. Stopping is something you need to think about all the time too.

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    Stopping really isn't a big deal...just find the closest immoveable object. You'll stop in no time flat.

    That much weight on a light truck all the time makes brakes go fairly fast I suppose. Would make an exhaust brake pay for itself in no time, huh?
    Don


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