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Old 09-21-2011
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I want that bumper! Guess I'll go buy a super duty so I have something to put it on.

Sucks about the basket!
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Here is a couple homemade baskets from a google search. Maybe you have already seen them but maybe not.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-te...k-project.html
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=208487
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...fracks./page12
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i've seen a few, not those specifically, wish i could find a better one than i have. that other ad for one, they never replied to my multiple emails, like so many others "trying" to sell toppers on craiglist. how do they expect to sell anything if they dont check email?

if i get this one welded up, get some extra aluminum angle to reinforce and close it up some, i can get it painted black or bedlined or something and it will work pretty well. worst case scenario i make it look better than like its 30 years old and sell it for what I paid.
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I'll check out craigslist out here. Maybe Josh can get you something and bring it back with him.
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he may already be gone, im not sure. if his lady's still ther maybe she can bring em when she comes up here haha. i like how we're makin all these plans without him. but yeah i bet that stuff is easier to find in SD
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haha I believe he is still here. I saw him on Saturday afternoon. He was at harbor freight.
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I'mina email this fella and see if he'll take $75. looks like a pretty nice one.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/spo/2606983693.html
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What all are you even gonna put in there?
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If he is still here then thats not too far from his base.
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What all are you even gonna put in there?
I'll decide based on how big/strong of one i snag haha. I just want one.
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Amazon Amazon

apparently the design hasn't changed in 30 years other than to make it black. hm..

maybe i'll just buy this..
Amazon Amazon
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Well things are a little brighter looking today. Got my window butyl tape in the mail to switch back over to a slider in the rear, since I'll need it with the cap and a rear tinted window...

picked up a hitch for a ford super duty... i should just get a super duty i guess haha. but I'm going to cut it up and weld into the crossmember for a front hitch. cost me $30 and it looks brand new...

also finally heard back from this guy -->http://lexington.craigslist.org/spo/2595603021.html
someone is supposed to come look at it today... hopefully they pass on it.
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Picked this up today, $60. Still needs a good cleaning.






Picking this up Sunday
http://lexington.craigslist.org/spo/2595603021.html

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Pictures of my latest goodies...

The rack on the topper (it's just sitting, not attached). Got the truck and topper washed up today. Topper needs new paint bad.



Hitch from a Super Duty I'm gonna cut up and make a front hitch with. paid $30 for it, looks practically new.


Inside of the topper.


roof basket again.
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That basket is rusting already!
throw some paint on it.
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i know and it just barely started raining! haha it was like that when i got it though, i might get it and the topper line-xed or some cheaper bedliner. rhino line or theres a new place in my hometown i might check out. or... might spend $3 on a can of spray paint.
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i know and it just barely started raining! haha it was like that when i got it though, i might get it and the topper line-xed or some cheaper bedliner. rhino line or theres a new place in my hometown i might check out. or... might spend $3 on a can of spray paint.
3 bucks and it could be a new color every week!
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take that hitch from the super duty and sell it for like 150.

then go get a straight not bent one for the front hitch like you should.

Int3rcepter (andy) and i did that tonight and its pretty easy to do. the angled one would make it harder to fit in there as well.
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Yeah I would try and sell that superduty one and get a ranger one or even a jeep one.

And the basket and rack I would paint with spray paint inside and out! Looks good though!
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ha probably cant get 150 for the hitch. maybe 75. andrew do you have any pics I can see how it is in the frame/crossmember?
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i'm sure you could get 100 for it.

i'm not body lifted. so its pretty much just straight across to the frames, and thats about it. lol
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Thats an old school RPS sticker.

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haha they have started selling them again. that is an original though. I might have a second.

I do still have a couple of the shirts that you sold.
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haha I get some people every once in a while that say I still have those shirts that you made and still wear it all the time. I guess they were good quality then. I think Trent still has his actually.
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well found something real cool today. picked up some 12V fluorescent lights from work. about 3 ft long. Think I'll mount them in the camper shell. should be pretty cool.

My plan is to wire some accessories in the shell, brake lights or spotlights, interior lighting, etc, and use a trailer plug harness for quick disconnect. Mount a 6 way outlet in the bed, and use that to power up to 5 accessories. and one pin for ground.
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