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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Making 02' F350 Into Rollback tow truck?

I have an 02 F350 superduty that I want to make into a rollback tow truck. Does anyone know what problems I would have doing this? I already have a rollback bed with a wheel lift off an 88' f350. What concerns me is that I have never seen 1999-2006 f350 superduty made into a rollback tow truck. I have seen these years with regular tow truck with wheel lifts but never a rollback. Basically I'm asking if anyone knows if there is some reason I shouldn't do this? Thanks Nick
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be careful with your gvws i kno a guy who took a 3500 dodge and put a dump box on it and could only carry a few hundred pounds legally before he was over weight
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I have seen rollbacks of this body style, but only on F450s and F550s. I don't think you could legally carry any decent amount of weight with a F350.

Also, check the frame width between the two frames. Most chassis cabs will have different frame widths than a pickup.

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Before you get carried away make sure your transmission has a PTO provision, otherwise you'll have no way to run anything. Personally, I think a 350 is too small to carry much more than a compact or small car as a roll back and still drive good. Not to mention, is your wheel base long enough to accommodate a 17' or so bed? Anything less than 17-18' is pretty much useless. Your bed would have to be aluminum to save a gang of weight as well. But, there are a GANG of F350 roll backs out there - quite a few of which shouldn't be.

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you dont have to have a pto they make a belt driven pto pump you omunt under the hood just do some mesuring the bed and brace every thang up your going to have to stretch the frame for sure.

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