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Old 02-03-2015, 02:40 PM
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Default Clean & Mean Grand Hauler Build

Here is my latest project, the new Grand Hauler.
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I will post pics as I get more done.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:40 PM
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Its good to see that you guys are paying attention to what we have been doing to this truck for 10 years now with are modds and the great parts are awesome vendors have stuck there necks and wallets out to make but it would of been nice to see the body get fixed to look more right. Like getting the sleeper the same height as the cab and get the fender lights gone and move the fenders ahead so the axle is in the right space.

Are they going to stop making the King Hauler? I hope not because some guys like myself will still use the after market parts and rather not pay the extra for the new parts. I paid my pre order so I cant wait to get one and build it just have to have a stock one in the fleet like the rest it looks pretty good for a box stock truck..
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:25 PM
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Mr Anderson ...
did the kit come with bearings on the drives or did you choose to upgrade?
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This babies coming along, I'm staying tuned for this one.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:31 PM
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looking great so far man ill keep watching for more progress.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:36 AM
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Sweet!
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:50 AM
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Izzy, It came with a few ball bearings. I will be adding a list to the build.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:15 PM
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I came across something I know a lot will not care for. Since this is the king hauler body, there was only room for one light bucket. So one light in the 2 light cluster is a dummy light.

I will be modifying mine to use two lights though. All light buckets will have LED's on my build.
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I noticed the rear bumper has 3 spots for reverse lights and they show 3 leds going in those spots.. To my knowledge every MFU I've had only had a single reverse led. Did they change something??
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I noticed the rear bumper has 3 spots for reverse lights and they show 3 leds going in those spots.. To my knowledge every MFU I've had only had a single reverse led. Did they change something??
Nothing changed on MFC, they give you options, I will be using all LED buckets.

Attached is a peek at my mod
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:43 PM
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So to add more reverse lights are you just wiring them in??
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Ok Article is updated, this includes the new headlights buckets. Still working on wiring diagram to show how I wired it up.
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Question?

I noticed the ends of the axle shafts are splined but inside of the rims have a hex hole. Is there an adapter used?

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Yes, the hex adapters are splined.
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Thank you Janderson for the tips on the headlights and rear bumper for adding lighting. That will help a lot.

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Definitely can't go wrong with satin black. 😉
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Janderson,

That truck is slick.I see many parts in my future from that truck.AWESOME.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:38 PM
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I like the added parts. I was hoping for another style cab. But aside that the new parts a definite bonus to our world.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:27 AM
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looks cool, now if could get clear glass instead of brown
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