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OK.....
Started my truck mount yesterday. I was going to weld up a skid with 3" c-channel,
but I decided to purchase a Softwash skid from Delux in the next few months. So
I am setting up a temporary truck mount for now. I still have to layout the pluming,
battery, pump, and manifold locations. I ordered another hose real last night, that is larger
than my current reel. It will mount next to the existing one for my supply "fresh water"
hose. Gotta run, but I will add more latter, with more detail.
I know EVERYONE Loves Pics. so here you are:
Chris

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Good work, I wish I had a welder, I know how to weld but don't own one. Maybe that can be my next toy!!

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Looking great. I was thinking of useing the same kind of cox reel that you have. How long do you think that reel will hold up?

Is the purpose of have two tanks to carry sh in one and mix in the other?

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The hose reel is built better than the Titans, it will last a long time as long as it
is rinsed off and cared for. I am machining my own manifold for it, so the 'OEM"
one will come out very soon. I am looking for raw Kynar to make my manifold
out of. If it is too hard to find, or too expensive, I will make it from 316 stainless.
I pump a 55 gal drum of SH into one tank (60gal. tanks) for my "raw matl."
and the second is a mix tank for final roof cleaning solution. So this setup has enough
Chem for roughly 4-5 roofs depending on the size. So when I use up the SH on the rig
in one day I know I had a great day of roof cleaning!!! I love those days......

Chris

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Looks great Chris!

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Awesome Chris. Is the bed lined? I almost didn't get it done on the F250 and changed my mind. I'm glad I did. I had the inside of the bed done, then they took the bed off and sprayed the underside, the frame, all the fuel and brake lines, etc....cost $800 roughly.

I didn't think I'd have as much chemical in the bed, but leaks in the reel, hose, overflowed tanks, frozen lines leaking, etc has made the mess in the bed far worse than I anticipated and if I hadn't done all that the truck would be rusted out already.

Looking good, keep us updated.

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Scott - if you can share, what'd you have it lined with, LineX or Rhino-Liner or something like that?  I'm about to do mine as well, but am still torn on which of the many products to use.  I've beeing toying with the rustoleum undercoating product, since it should deter rust?  Still undecided.

For those that don't weld, or don't have access to a welder, unistrut can be used to make one hell of a skid, ladder rack etc.  I used it for earth quake bracing on the west coast back in the day.  Tough tuff.


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Thanks Guys....
SCOTT: The bed has a plastic bed liner in it now. I have no holes in it so there are no
compromised spots. I am still debating taking the liner out and coating the actual bed
with herculiner. I like the idea of having everything underneath done.
When I lived up north I use to spray undercoat my truck every year to protect from all the rock salt.
I use to buy it from a vehicle paint store and spray it on with a paint sprayer. It was not
a hot spray like a bed liner, but it was a nice rubberized coating.
I'm looking to order a softwash skid from Delux in a few months. After seeing and hearing about yours
I'm sold. I have been giving thought to looking for a long-bed F-250 and purchasing the skid to fit it.
so I may go back and change the truck setup I'm working on now. But first I'm going to make some
Money with it biggrin.  Then I will have 2 setups to run.

Chris



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@Ted ~ it was a company in Orlando called HotSpray. The owner invented a new kind of spray that is more resistant and longer lasting. AC would be able to give you more details on exactly what the difference is.

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Chris thats looking good.My one question would be. It looks like the bulkheads face each other. Are you going to pump from the tops or do you have it plumbed and I just can't see it?

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Rodney wrote:

Chris thats looking good.My one question would be. It looks like the bulkheads face each other. Are you going to pump from the tops or do you have it plumbed and I just can't see it?




Thanks Rodney.

 

The bulkheads are at the top of the tank.

If you look close you can see the 90deg hose barbs.

the mix tank near the cab has a black fitting, and the tank

closest to the tailgate has a white fitting.

I always draw from the top. there is no plumbing yet.

I will be working on that this week.

 

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Really nice Chris,

I like the layout, simplicity. Can you take the bedliner out , spray and put back in for double protection?

Thanks for sharing the build!
Kim R

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Thanks Kim.

Yes I could take it out and put it back.
That sounds like a good idea. The liner
has never been out, the truck came from
the dealership with it already installed.
I'm sure it will come out fairly easy.
Chris

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I took my bedliner out since it had some hole's, Wasn't even thinking of it till AC said something. My Truck has been taking a beating, Scott is right about how much chem you seem to get in the back, just from working...Rinse Rinse Rinse!!!

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What are the two pairs of ear muffs for that are hanging in the cab? Block out the kids? Haha.


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What are the two pairs of ear muffs for that are hanging in the cab? Block out the kids? Haha.




PPE  man....

You can never be too safe!!!

 

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My 5850 isn't loud enough for me to wear them..lol.

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Looks NICE!

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Nice man, I like it. So you run two businesses and can machine stainless?, you're the man.

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Nice Job Chris, looking great.. 

One question for you guys going to the pick up truck mounted rigs.  Where are you carring your tools and parts at?


I know i carry alot of tools for extras. and I really dont know if I will like jumping up and down out of the back of a truck all day.


I like the clean look though

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