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Old 05-03-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Dad's old 91 HB 4x4 non-project

I needed a truck for wood and going to the dump. My wife knew I liked my dads HB and he needed to get rid of it so she made him an offer and bought it for me. and told me it was a wood/dump truck not a project well it made it less then a year as a stocker now for a couple minor modifications. It started out with a canopy and a lumber rack that lasted a few hours (no pics of that) anyway all the pictures I post are off my phone as I don't have a camera. Here is a starter picture this is a picture i have of it after I buffed it out and stuck a friends 17" wheels on for an idea.


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Old 05-03-2014, 01:50 AM   #2
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I needed to get 17" so I scoured Craigslist until I found a nice set of 17" (actually the same style as the ones I borrowed to try on. The wheels had seen better days the clear coat was peeling and the aluminum was oxidizing. so a wire brush on a drill and 2 cans of bed liner paint(I love that stuff) the wheels where nice did I say they came with 265/70-17 goodyear tires all for 150.00 bucks. Well one day While I was getting wood I noticed the bed was moving more then I thought it should around corners. hmmm I wonder what is under that bed liner. Yikes!!! the bed was rusted through all the way down the sides and the front. really don't know what was holding the sides up. Time to think of a replacement... Well I looked for awhile on craigslist and car-parts.com and couldn't come up with a same color box. then one day while looking at Google images for Ideas I saw a Flat bed that didn't look to bad.




That means a trip to the scrap yard. 122.00 later I had a truck full of metal to start my next project... when I arrived home my wife reminded me that it is a wood/dump truck and not a project. I assured her this was a safety problem fix that was it I removed the box, bumper and wiring for a fresh start in the morning. (thursday night((I work Four Tens)) I spent 12 hours with a grinder, welder and square and this is what I came up with all tacked together.











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Old 05-03-2014, 02:01 AM   #3
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Well we (my 11 yo daughter and me) welded, grinded, welded and grinded until we had it finished I sprayed it with some self etching primer and 5 cans of bed liner paint(have i told you that I love this stuff). I didn't know what to use as bed material but I did have some left over 3/4" x 5" hickory flooring from our flooring project. it is free, lets try it.














I even had enough time Sunday to try it out on these new minibikes for my older girls. only 60.00 smackaroos
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:08 AM   #4
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I think the bed turned out okay, but the front looks like a stock truck how do I fix that without it looking like i started a new project. hmm the bumper looks a little rusty wink wink I think I need a new one I already have some metal and the wife is gone on errands.








I have three more pieces for the bumper but i have to wait to go to a friends who has an aluminum welder.
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nice flatbed. I need to make a roadtrip out to eastern WA one of these days for some wheeling, fishing week. did you leave room for a winch? for pulling logs of course.
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Those turn signals were silly so I had to change them out. I was in home depot and picked up some 1/4" mesh and some tec screws( for turn signals? what are you thinking?) just wait and see.








I used the original marker lights. cut the ground and wired the turn signal power wire to the ground of the marker. so in essence the light works as normal and when i hit the blinkers the light blinks. no new lights just a new looking grill still not a project. Right?
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The week of spring rain wrecked havoc on the hickory(needed more gap on the sides) so It all got removed. so today my oldest and I went and picked up some rough cut 2"x6" and cut, routered, burnt oiled and screwed new wood down. great day for a home school wood working lesson.









Waiting to go to the scrap yard for a piece of diamond plate for the lower section of the headache rack.
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nice flatbed. I need to make a roadtrip out to eastern WA one of these days for some wheeling, fishing week. did you leave room for a winch? for pulling logs of course.
Yes I did, hopefully a b-day present in June Lots of wheeling and fishing over here.
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Worked on the front end a little today and put in a new piece on the headache rack.







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