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CountryBoy2784
08-14-2006, 11:28 AM
which frames u like to use? stock factory Frames or ur custom homemade frames?? military frame? or someone else's custom frames such as tubed frame, etc?

CountryBoy2784
08-14-2006, 02:48 PM
noticed many prefer factory... why? cuz its just all ready for u to start to build the mud truck??

77fordf-150
08-14-2006, 11:35 PM
probably cause its the most availible and cheaper

CountryBoy2784
08-15-2006, 07:13 AM
sounds cool. myself would like to build by my hand an custom frame but I dont have a enough room in garage for that plus time too. someday im gonna build new frame and body work for yellow jacket someday. it will be great exprience!

Christoff
08-15-2006, 08:06 AM
sounds cool. myself would like to build by my hand an custom frame but I dont have a enough room in garage for that plus time too. someday im gonna build new frame and body work for yellow jacket someday. it will be great exprience!

I think you got it right there. Most people don't have the time, money or space to do something like that. That and the fact I don't know of too many people having many problems with 3/4 or 1 ton frames. I know alot of guys with half tons and jeeps just add some extra beef onto their stuff and don't ever worry about it again.

CountryBoy2784
08-15-2006, 02:32 PM
cool. yeah its nice, but striaght steel rail frame's nicer cuz easier to make something on it, ya knw?

Christoff
08-15-2006, 02:43 PM
There are advantages and disadvantages to anything.

CountryBoy2784
08-15-2006, 05:55 PM
yeah man, what about u?

Christoff
08-16-2006, 07:32 AM
If I get the time I will probabely make my own frame once i'm finished with college and build something out of that. I'm tinkering with some idea for a totally off the wall custom job or either thinking like a full size, reb cab, short box on 44's or a long box with rockwells and some real big meats.

Otherwise a 1 ton frame with some new beefier crossmembers and some strategic reinforcement should do that trick. The real thing is just find a good frame that doesn't have any significant cancer on it. Then strip it and either paint it really good or I was thinking of putting on some engine paint or bedliner.

CountryBoy2784
08-16-2006, 12:20 PM
thats sounds nice! u go college? where? for what?

Christoff
08-16-2006, 12:44 PM
Michigan Tech in Houghton (Upper Peninsula)

going for Electrical Engineering, 3 of 5 years done so far

how about yourself, what do you do?

CountryBoy2784
08-16-2006, 04:56 PM
wow 3 to 5 years? damn. well i did went college at HTC in brooklyn park for auto mechanic but wasent happy for 1 semster n left. got job at UPS as an unloader. for another year. decided to go bck college for welding in st paul community college. for 1 semster n left cuz i realized its not for my future but yeah learned alot. so just got 2nd job at home depot since may. been working 2 jobs now. i like it but ups stress me out lot cuz im one of good unloader since 2 and half years. soon gonna take sort test so will get a raise soon.

Christoff
08-17-2006, 07:32 AM
Well good luck with that pay raise. I know how the whole working two jobs thing goes. I got a summer internship at a Taconite Mine currently and then all summer I was working weekend shuttling people in and out of the BWCA. I was averaging around 70 hours a week all summer long. The only upside to all of this is I will only have to take a loan out for the last year of school.

CountryBoy2784
08-17-2006, 07:43 AM
wow yeah bwca's nice place to camp out n etc. been there once long time ago ha. ya have a mud truck??

Christoff
08-17-2006, 07:55 AM
yeah http://forums.minnesotamud.com/showthread.php?t=528 Just bought a set of 35-15.5-15 SX's for it.

CountryBoy2784
08-17-2006, 03:08 PM
ohh awesome not bad