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extremetownie

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From my experience,avoid the Kodak's. They are marginal big truck,but repair cost far exceed everything except a sports car.
 

ridered3

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From my experience,avoid the Kodak's. They are marginal big truck,but repair cost far exceed everything except a sports car.

Any idea why repair costs are so high? Meaning do things constantly break/wear out or are parts just expensive/demand a premium price (like anything colored Deere)?
 

TBItoy

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Any idea why repair costs are so high? Meaning do things constantly break/wear out or are parts just expensive/demand a premium price (like anything colored Deere)?

If it's like the 90s Kodiak's I've worked on, they use a weird mix of LD/MD/HD truck parts according to year, and a lot of the parts didn't have a long enough production run to get the volume up to make them affordable. Whereas something like a FL70 Freightliner used the same part in the same location for a decade or more, and millions of them were made.
 

ridered3

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If it's like the 90s Kodiak's I've worked on, they use a weird mix of LD/MD/HD truck parts according to year, and a lot of the parts didn't have a long enough production run to get the volume up to make them affordable. Whereas something like a FL70 Freightliner used the same part in the same location for a decade or more, and millions of them were made.
Ah I see.
 

paradisepwoffrd

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If it's like the 90s Kodiak's I've worked on, they use a weird mix of LD/MD/HD truck parts according to year, and a lot of the parts didn't have a long enough production run to get the volume up to make them affordable. Whereas something like a FL70 Freightliner used the same part in the same location for a decade or more, and millions of them were made.

We have an 08 at work. It uses a mix of truck and van parts in the cab. It has a duramax, and really needs a tune, as with a 20k lb truck it is a slug. I would also agree that getting it serviced is a pain. MD/HD truck shops dont really want to mess with it, and LD truck shops dont either.
 

Dirt700

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ridered3

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2009 Pete, 8.3 Cummins, 10spd, has had dpf delete. I will get some more pictures soon. Gonna start on the flatbed in a few weeks

Sounds great all around. I'm sure you have something bed wise already floating around in your head, but here's a couple of cool semi's with flatbeds from Pirate:

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Thread with a couple of various options:
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Dirt700

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I'm thinking about doing Western hauler style, skirted, with tool boxes built into skirts. My buddy is going to build me a 20 gallon fuel tank out of aluminum that will be under the bed with a little pump, so I won't have to carry jugs. Eventually going to paint the truck gray and black it out similar to that Pete in the picture
 

ridered3

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I'm thinking about doing Western hauler style, skirted, with tool boxes built into skirts. My buddy is going to build me a 20 gallon fuel tank out of aluminum that will be under the bed with a little pump, so I won't have to carry jugs. Eventually going to paint the truck gray and black it out similar to that Pete in the picture

Sounds great.
 

extremetownie

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I'm thinking about doing Western hauler style, skirted, with tool boxes built into skirts. My buddy is going to build me a 20 gallon fuel tank out of aluminum that will be under the bed with a little pump, so I won't have to carry jugs. Eventually going to paint the truck gray and black it out similar to that Pete in the picture
Please take some pictures of what you do. I think i would like a bed also,but have no imagination.
 

Sawzall

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After months of searching, I got lucky and found a used Western Hauler brand bed from a Kodiak on Craigslist. I had to cut the headache rack down for the F750 and enlarge the rear 19.5 wheel openings for 22.5s.
 

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