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Extended Cab "Chore Truck"
I use it for hunting and for hauling stuff back and forth to town. It saves putting miles on my new pickup," says Robert Hittle, Liberal, Kansas, who converted a pair of Chevrolet 3/4-ton 4-WD pickups into a two-door extended cab pickup that's equipped with a 5 1/2-ft. long bed.
  He bought a 1989 model for $500 and a 1994 Supercab for $750. He raised the body of the 1989 model by 3 in. so its frame would match the one on the Supercab. Then he cut half the cab off the 1989 model, including the doors, window, and roof. He removed the bed from the Supercab, then cut the cab in half and welded the back half to the 1989 model. Then he added a flatbed on back. The flatbed has a headache rack and a triangle-shaped toolbox on front.
  "It really works good," says Hittle. "Sometimes I also use it to pull a tandem axle gooseneck trailer equipped with a flatbed, and also to pull a camper."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Hittle, 1731 Road P, Liberal, Kansas 67901 (ph 620 624-3112).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2