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  1. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    Yea, hmm, guess it was too good to be true.
  2. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    Here's another that just came up: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/2000-dodge-3500-quad-cab-4wd/6554331790.html Seems like it should be more for it.. a bit suspicious of it so I'm asking for the door sticker to run the vin and asking about mileage. Maybe it's just me and 2003 is an old vehicle now lol.
  3. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    Well, the last truck i posted about, the guy wouldn't take a cashiers check. Its gone... So back to the search function... https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/97-dodge-12-valve-diesel-3500/6551204378.html ^Was gonna offer 8k. https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/96-dodge-cummins-12-valve-5/6513614320.html https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/2000-dodge-3500-quad-cab-4wd/6554331790.html ^ offered 4k.
  4. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    I'll give the guy a call. In going to offer 5k for it. If its decent shape. Its beat up looking and will need some extra love. But it's only going to be my bee truck in the end and i need it for a job. Its already got a nice flatbed which looks like a 10 footer also. Im still going to scrutinize it as money is money. I know about all the things to look for in a 24v style truck, but didn't know what differences there were when it came to this truck and what other types of potential fatal flaws they may possess. Although, a Google search essentially came up with the same things a 24v would have: 1. 53 block 2. KDP It also appears that gaining HP is allot easier to do without buying much of anything. More modifying than anything else. Its got a low enough price range that i could even consider doing a manual conversion. I have ALLOT of good diesel places near me that i can use for resources. Diesel power products, alligator performance, some older reputable general diesel shops and possibly dynamic. Anywho, ill check back in with y'all and let you know what becomes of all this.
  5. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1997-dodge-cummins/6543405433.html Anyone know much about the 12v? What do i need to know about these years?
  6. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    If a truck is well maintained, really what is the issue? There ate a couple others I've been looking at as well: https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/1999-dodge-ram-3500-diesel-4x4/6540155526.html https://spokane.craigslist.org/ctd/d/2003-dodgex4-6-speed-cummins/6516128404.html https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1997-dodgex4-12-valve-cummins/6505523644.html
  7. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    Its got 312k on it. He sounded like an anal guy on the phone. Maybe not A type personality but particular.
  8. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    Hey guys, may have found another potential truck. For you facebook users: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1674444989267906 I kbb'ed it and median appraisal was 7.5k with a high of 9k. I told him this and he said he appraised it and high was 10.5k. I offered 9k. He said at the moment he wouldn't take less than 10k. Truck is fully stock except a pesky kn air filter, flatbed and a lift pump. He said he's never hailed anything heavy with it. 312k miles, 2nd owner since about 75k miles. Meticulous upkeep with all paperwork. Original transmission never rebuilt... baby's it. Said he will turn the od off if he ever did pull anything which he said was a double horse trailer or some hay bales or lumber. Front end rebuilt, 4wd works fine, fluids maintained constantly. He said he had to replace the vp44 i dunno how many miles ago. He went through 3 or 4 oem lift pumps and then eventually got a fass lift pump. But he said his pressures will go down to 7psi WOT, so i don't get that part... Doesn't burn oil, doesn't smoke, doesn't leak, starts right up first crank in the cold. Plugged in every day its below freezing, parked under a car port. Said tires have about 5-7k miles left on them. Fairly new batteries. Interior is meticulously clean and bucket seat and bench seat re-upholstered. No dash crack. Only has a fuel pressure gauge since its stock. It's a 1998.5 because it's a 24v and new dash style. Asked about the KDP and he didn't know what i meant. I dunno if i need to worry about it being a 53 block? All in all sounds like a decent truck. It's a 4 hr drive for me so i want to make any informed decision. I know it being stock there will be things i have to address. So is it worth it? What says you guys?
  9. Shop interior is 60x40. Peak ceiling height is about 30 feet. All open with no fan for circulation. Insulated with hard foam insulation. Insulation looks to be about 1/2" thick. Ceiling insulated with glass bat. Windows insulated and doors also. Really good shop. Just no heater! I have long term ideas in mind but short term, don't know how to proceed. Obviously, heat rises. So it would take quite some time before i may even feel the heat on certain heating devices. Unless its directional or radiant, etc. Which In this case, that may be the only alternative i have at the moment. I need to get to painting my bee equipment. But even in March old man winter is holding on tight. Miss mud season wants old man winter to kick the bucket, but they can't hear each other. So one evening, the neighbor set out an old kerosene heater free for the taking. I snatched that up! Works really well, especially free! I just put dyed diesel in it. But the btu output is left to be desired. I put it right under my work area one evening as i was working. I could tell that after some time i need to separate myself for a while from the heater due to its combustion byproducts. But, now i want to entertain something that i can use and have more heat output and be a little further from. I've been eyeing torpedo heaters. I have diesel in a drum now and use it for the skid steer. So the idea of multi application is appealing. But i also have 2 100 lb propane tanks. So i thought about either torpedo heater with propane or the radiant style on the tank type heaters. But that is a bit self defeating. Getting a wood stove or propane furnace in the shop is the goal eventually. Putting in ducting in to circulate the air better is also a goal as well. But for now, i just need a stop gap. Anyone have firsthand experiences they would care to share?
  10. hex0rz

    Drop light come back...

    I don't use drop lights anymore. Go straight to a headlamp...
  11. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    I've looked into the npr trucks. They're outrageously expensive for a flat bed. Orchards are hit and miss. Can be muddy and rutty to the extreme. Nonetheless, if i could get one i would. They're neat.
  12. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    I popped that question to the guy i know, but He hasn't gotten back to me yet. I don't understand it either! When he moves his hives they are not honey laden. He harvests the supers and transports them separately. I was going to go the gooseneck route, but if i did that im limited in towing capacity. 14k is all i would want to pull. My loader is 5300lbs and a gooseneck is variable. But by the time i figure on hive weight, i can only haul 48 at best. The other issue is i would be very long and some places are too difficult to get into with being that long... This will end up being my DD for a while and the wife will drive the current one until things change and funds become available for a car. This is my stop gap for the bees and another commuter until later.. On the flip side... I talked to guy a little more and he said he has too many trucks, lol! He's willing to negotiate on price some. The previous owner hauled a boat from west washington to the basin. He said he went to get the transmission serviced and his guy found debris in it. So he did a rebuild. I really wanted a manual transmission, but i guess if i need to beef up this thing, so be it.. i might do a manual conversion down the road instead. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/153133462052318 Here is another..
  13. I want a combination of these two:
  14. Overall, a matter of issue has come at hand. In my beekeeping endeavors I have realized that lifting heavy things on consistent basis is, has and will take a toll on my back. Since then, I have set out to build contraption aid me in my endeavors. But I have come to a sort of road block in doing so. I have some fabrication experience but not enough probably cut mustard. It's more due to not knowing what is at my disposal. I want to build a hive lifter. It's essentially a dolly that I can use to lift for me and move hives around with. It is also powered by a gas motor to aid in propelling it across terrain. Boxes get heavy. Like 80 pounds a box. Trying to design this unit to handle about 4 to 6 at a time. I can get motor, clutch, drive wheel with sprocket, but need something to give a reverse feature. Anyone know where to source a small transmission to obtain this feature? I'm also not sure how to size the motor properly and what gear ratios to have. I did a calculation online but it said it would go almost 30mph! I don't need speed. Max 3mph but lots of torque. But centrifugal clutches are 12 tooth. Maybe transmission can help me out. I also need to figure out how to make it 2wd instead of 1wd. If anyone's intersted I can show the build.
  15. hex0rz

    Dually suggestions

    I think the bigger problem at hand is how to negotiate with us Cummins owners on what a fair price is for these trucks. Here's another truck: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/184940012102246 It's got 300k miles on it but he wants 17k for it. Good grief, i can buy a newer 3rd gen for that. Talked to this guy, checked the vin, was clean. He has paperwork on the transmission. Its a 618? Huh?
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