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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Stellar looking truck with the shell removed
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    1range - see answer above. I am willing to sell the just the truck and flatbed without the "toyhauler" for $90k. Yes the AS is spoken for already Thanks Kurt
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    The flatbed is 8' long. The shell is built specifically for this flatbed so it is for sale as a complete unit. FYI - the shell is not a "camper". We used it as a "toyhauler" for our motorcycles and gear but it could be built out to fit other needs. Thanks Kurt
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Thank you for the compliment. I used 1.5 inch hard foam insulation in the walls and ceiling. The aluminum build process was welded by a master welder that is actually one of the few welders in the country certified to weld on military jets. The aluminum sides are sealed with rivots and the roof...
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    No issues at all. I Forget the airstream is back there sometimes - it will haul it as fast as you want to go and hills are no issue. I towed with a Sprinter for years and I hated it, which is why we decided on a truck platform for this build. The F450 has real brakes, a real motor with plenty of...
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    I was passing through Portland in early July - a bit more than a few weeks ago but time flies... Yes, standard Black Dog quality included.
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Full width safe under the rear seat - perfect for valuables, computers or a stockpile of weapons....
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Photo of the bikes loaded. This rig includes a 10 foot 3 piece (wide) aluminum ramp that is stored on the roof to load/unload the bikes when the shell is on the truck (if needed).
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Thanks for the compliment. It was definitely a good call to design the jacks to be able to set the shell on the ground for loading / unloading. The 6 foot hydraulic rams are super beefy and are designed to lift 14,000 each. The shell is totally stable when in the highest position. I used to...
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Yes the shell is insulated and those protusions are 6 foot hydraulic rams on each corner to lift it. We went with LONG rams so that the shell can rest on the ground for loading and unloading bikes, gear, etc. Most truck camper set-ups leaves the shell several feet off the ground...
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Hi Kevin - good to hear from you. Congrats on the new project. Looks ************. I will have to set some time aside to comb through the 31 PAGES!! Haha. Thanks for the compliment too. Going back to a Sprinter but a 4x4 this time. No longer need to pull the Airstream so it is time to downsize...
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    Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell

    Custom 2019 Ford F450 and one-of-a-kind Aluminum Shell If you don’t like attention, this probably is not the rig for you. Built to handle the most burley conditions, every aspect of this rig is overbuilt. It features a custom REMOVABLE aluminum shell which sits on an aluminum flatbed installed...
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