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Old 07-23-2012, 10:58 AM
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front clip open up like a semi?

Has anyone tried this with a f250 id love to do it to my truck. working on the engine would be cake. did it to my dads 55 chev with a fiber glass front clip.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:39 AM
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thought about it after seeing one in the dieselpower magazine, then i looked at all the stuff mounted on the inner wheel well and instantly gave up. but if theres a will theres a way just be sure to post build pics !!
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:54 PM
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I got an idea. if i get cash flowing ill buy a spare front end for molding ill make a drawing
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:59 PM
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problem is ,, it destroys the OEM engineered crumple zones that saves lives

ever notice the the dents and waves molded into the hood and fender supports ,, not to mention other areas ,, all designed to fold upon impact and not go through the windshield and cut your head off

so thats Why OEM does not do it ,, but I like the idea ,, I think there is a kit out there
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:29 PM
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for best results ud have to leave a section of fender attached to the truck in front of the doors. when i did it to my dads 55 (as stated above) we fiber glassed in a skeleton of 1035 DOM just in case. prob not as safe as OEM but dang it your motor is cake to work on
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:35 AM
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ZMANN brought up a good point and seeing as I have a 3 year old to cart around safety is key BUT it would be an awesome mod to my gen1 cummins !!
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I couldn't find one superduty pic

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:04 AM
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Chit thats sick.
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