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Saw that the truck is an M-plate. How long are they letting you hold onto the truck for?
 
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Saw that the truck is an M-plate. How long are they letting you hold onto the truck for?
I'll buy it once the loan is up, or buy a new one and swap my parts over, depending on how it shakes out.
 

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Love the build. Are you still liking the GFC Camper on the back? Also, can you leave a sleeping bag and pillow up top when closed or do those need to be removed? Thanks
 
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Love the build. Are you still liking the GFC Camper on the back? Also, can you leave a sleeping bag and pillow up top when closed or do those need to be removed? Thanks
Two stories for you:
https://www.outsideonline.com/2404139/gofastcampers-platform-review
https://www.outsideonline.com/2411423/make-your-rooftop-tent-comfortable

As the slimmest RTT out there, not much room is left inside for bedding while closed. I keep a thin, self-inflating sleeping pad up there, but that or a sleeping bag are about all you're going to be able to fit.
 

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Saw that the truck is an M-plate. How long are they letting you hold onto the truck for?
Yeah I noticed that also manufacture plate ? Free truck! journalist not disclosing the relationship not ethical. A food critic in a city won’t take a free meal but noooooo I’ll take a free truck. Checks out. Hack
 

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Yeah I noticed that also manufacture plate ? Free truck! journalist not disclosing the relationship not ethical. A food critic in a city won’t take a free meal but noooooo I’ll take a free truck. Checks out. Hack
I've read some of the outside reviews on off road or lifestyle vehicles - like the KIA Telluride review and wasn't impressed to put it mildly so yes a review for hire magazine.
 

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Yeah I noticed that also manufacture plate ? Free truck! journalist not disclosing the relationship not ethical. A food critic in a city won’t take a free meal but noooooo I’ll take a free truck. Checks out. Hack
Cool bro. Don’t be jealous and just enjoy what Wes is bringing to the site. I love the ride Wes built and am using it as inspiration. Wes has taken it farther than most.
 
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Yeah I noticed that also manufacture plate ? Free truck! journalist not disclosing the relationship not ethical. A food critic in a city won’t take a free meal but noooooo I’ll take a free truck. Checks out. Hack
I don't remember where right now, it might have been in some of his actual articles (as opposed to forum posts), but Wes has disclosed the relationship with Ford, how long he will have use of the truck.
 
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Well, the repairs from that crash weren't good, and the truck was starting to feel them. Rather than try to keep modifying an ailing truck, I decided to start fresh with a new one, and build something a little more capable, learning lessons from the old one.


Here's a rough list of all the stuff I have planned for it. Would love to hear everyone's input.

- BP-51 w/rear springs
- ARB front bumper
- Warn winch off old Ranger
- Genesis Pros
- Single row light bar on roof (50”)
- Ford Performance tune (320bhp, 370lb/ft)
- Rear Seat Delete (Goose Gear)
- True 34-inch tires (285/75-17 C toyos) 355690
- Wheel Spacers
- Ford performance wheels
- Better Bed Organization (Decked) w/ Kaizen custom foam or multi gun solution
- Relocate Reverse Cam (which kit?)
- Factor55 Flatlink E
- Power tank on swingout
- Lightforce Switches
- Trail’d spare tanks (here)
- Clean up wheel safety bar chop
- Race case toolkit
- GFC V2
- Reverse Lights
- Rear plate lights
- Wire 3rd brake light
- Raingler Dog net
- FIGURE OUT SLIDERS (Shrockworks, ordered)
- Powder relentless rear bumper properly. (Or paint?)
- Gears (long term project to get to 35s or 37s)
- Side lights on camper rails for slow speed driving
- Truckparts camper lights w/rear hatch light
- Zamp solar setup (custom solution in progress)
- Thule rod holder (here)
- Console Vault
- https://www.headlightrevolution.com...am-gtr-lighting-ultra-2-led-bulbs-?quantity=1
- https://www.headlightrevolution.com...or-low-beam-gtr-lighting-csp-mini-?quantity=1
- Redarc Trailer Brake Controller
 

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I liked the Blue truck build, but so far so good on this Silver one.
 
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