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Yep, not surprised at all, and I would hard pass on that cracked bed rollback unless you were going to scrap the bed.  As you've seen once you weld it, it just cracks nearby.  It's been beat to death. :(

Richard
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Yep  Found a 95 3500hd rollback locally with BBC/NV4500 that I could possibly for $2500..body rough and aluminum bed cracked (middle) on drivers side...someone welded it...but it cracked next to the weld.
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You can find quite a few of those old HD rollbacks for around $6K.  Some are beat, some are decent.  (and some are diesel...) A little more money gets you a nice one.  Just watch out for the bed length; many are 19', I believe some are shorter.  Depending on what you load, you find out quickly that 19' can be a bit short, too!  And check the beds for fatigue cracks / welds.

Richard
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Been looking for a light duty 3500 rollback just to have around the farm...there is a 3500HD a couple hours from me..."gas/NV4500" ;) Really don't need another 3500HD right now.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2384304454942093/
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Facebook group ad, should work though:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/towtrucksforsale/permalink/2851475484926230/?sale_post_id=2851475484926230

Seller says rear end is bad, but overall truck sounds decent for the money, all things considered.  Rare piece of equipment!  Couldn't hardly buy the parts to build one, for his price...

Richard
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Tech - Help Area / GOOSENECK HITCHES
« Last post by MrC. on June 01, 2019, 12:20:33 PM »
Is there a part number for the cab and chassis under-bed gooseneck hitch, plate style I guess. I really don't know a lot about goosenecks, I have a access hole in my flat bed, I would like to mount a gooseneck hitch under it. That's about all I know.

Thanks,
MrC.
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / Re: What 19.5 tire pressure do you run with
« Last post by ED-NY on May 28, 2019, 10:59:25 PM »
Richard...good hearing from you...the tire situation is no biggie, recently put my latest SWB 3500HD project on the road and wanted to soften it up a bit.  Gas is about $2.99 a gallon up here so I don't drive it a whole bunch anyway.
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / Re: What 19.5 tire pressure do you run with
« Last post by someotherguy on May 28, 2019, 10:46:03 AM »
:( sorry I haven't responded yet but I wanted to see if people that are still driving HD's answered first.  I *wish* I was still in a nice 3500HD but that's not my current situation; driving a F-word F550SD that is beating the crap out of me every single night.

In the unlikely event I was driving an HD unloaded/loaded light, I'd probably run about 75-80psi.  Any less and I'd worry about the tires getting unnecessarily hot, or contributing to bad handling from sway.  Considering that in my line of work the HD would stay "loaded" frequently, I'd just keep 85-90 in them full-time.  That's also max inflation for the dolly tires used in wrecker work, so it makes it easy to remember to keep them all at the same pressure. :)

Richard
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / What 19.5 tire pressure do you run with
« Last post by ED-NY on May 14, 2019, 06:44:45 AM »
RE: 19.5 tires

What tire pressure do you guys run with for non heavy load trips?
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Cool, also it’s best to identify your differentials carrier break before purchasing a set of gears.
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