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Old 04-05-2009
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DOVETAIL

FINALLY STARTED MY DOVETAIL



SPARE TIRECARRIER GONE THANK GOD


CUTTIN UP A GOOD BED FUNFUNFUN









FINISHED THIS IS A PRETTY EASY JOB I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO IT BUT I DID NOT WANT A HUGE HOLE OR GAP LEFT IN MY BED SO I DID IT THIS WAY





ALSO DID A COMP CUT ON THE REAR TO CLEAR MY SHACKLES AND I WILL BE BUILDING MY NEW REAR BUMPER THIS WEEKEND HOPE YALL LIKE ALMOST READY FOR MY EXO-CAGE NOW
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Looks like you did a good job, but I dont get why you did it?
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I have had to replace too many tail lights and I got tired of getting hung on my rear bumper, when I go up on a rock or stump or what ever is on the trail with my rear tires now I can come off of it without getting hung on it, or it tearing or dinging the crap out of my bed. Its not for everybody some people are not going to understand why you would cut a perfectly good bed but its has a purpose just like the rest of the truck. Thanks for checking it out. You got a good looking truck yourself.
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I will get some action pics of it in the morning I am at work right now, when I get off I will post some try to get it to flexout I havent seen if it will rub yet or not it used too rub bad
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whats that decal in the left window? looks like a Rocky Mountain Ford Truck Club decal
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it is
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That's a very clean job! Nice work!
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rock on! you on there?
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the one on the right is H2 Recovery Team
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yeah I have been on there a little while never met anybody or road with them but seems like some good guys
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yeah I have been on there a little while never met anybody or road with them but seems like some good guys
Fantastic group. You used to live out this way or something? Just curious is all.
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RMFTC is a great group of guys, always glad to see more members around
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Dovetail looks killer man, lot better than Matt's... I'm gunna get my *** kicked for saying that. Just caught my eye with the decal man, not everyday you see decals in other parts of the country, as we're more a local Colorado group than anything
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no I used to drive a tractor trailor and I was going through denver and I met a guy I forget his name but he had a ranger that was setup good and we got to talking and he told me about the site and the rides so when I got home I got on the site and figured why not I'll order the decal just spreddin the word out i guess I am with a club called Rocky Top Trail Riders myself. you?
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no I used to drive a tractor trailor and I was going through denver and I met a guy I forget his name but he had a ranger that was setup good and we got to talking and he told me about the site and the rides so when I got home I got on the site and figured why not I'll order the decal just spreddin the word out i guess I am with a club called Rocky Top Trail Riders myself. you?
Been wheeling with them for lets see here... spring of 2006. Trying to think who's Ranger... what color was it?
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it was a late 80s model red and black if i remember correctly its been about a year but had boggers and was really a nice looking truck considering it age it was on a trailor and he was getting diesel in his tow rig and i was fueling my rig also
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I have been planning on taking a trip out that way to ride for a while but with a two year boy wife and im a fireman its hard to get the money or time but i would really love to ride the mountains
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Hmm... can't place the truck... anyhow, regardless... yeah fantastic group of people on there
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I got to build a new tire carrier for the back now the one I built wont fit anymore I WONDER WHY
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Excuse for a new one!
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i got about 200 ft of tubing in my garage so i am going to build a tire carrier, sliders, exo-cage, and rear bumper and finish some work on my buddies rock buggy
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HERES THE REST OF THE TRUCK WELL BEFORE I DOVETAILED IT


OLD PICTURES



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Man the truck is coming out GREAT the dovetail turned out really well. Good plans for the near future as well
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What are your plans for your old tire carrier?
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Looks good. I think you did a better job than Matt too. Did you just weld up the center seam?
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