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Dodge Megacab Surgery #2507738 08/16/11 02:08 AM
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Many of you have seen my personal truck and know of my ongoing build of it. I have just completed the 8 foot bed conversion and could not be happier. The ride has improved dramatically, it looks more balanced and is only 8 inches longer than 4 door, 8 foot bed Super Duty, but with a better cab. The way Dodge should have done it. Still runs like a bat out of Hell (conversion only added 220 pounds to total weight).







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Looks good. My dmax is lifted with an 8ft bed and rides like a tank!



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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2507767 08/16/11 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: GUTIT
only 8 inches longer than 4 door, 8 foot bed Super Duty, but with a better cab.


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That's awesome clap


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BMD,You do the AC mod yet?



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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2507804 08/16/11 02:20 AM
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You need to borrow my generator, heard Walmart has a sale on window units......



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No need, I have modified AC also. Blows ice cubes and my hat off. I sent BMD the instructions, you are welcome to them also. Do you have a megacab?



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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
You need to borrow my generator, heard Walmart has a sale on window units......
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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: pokerj2] #2507865 08/16/11 02:33 AM
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Looks great! Whats this AC mod your talking about?


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There are 2 of them, first is removing the plastic filter in dash that diverts airflow to rear from front dash to rear cab vents. It is too fine and blocks too much air to dash vents. Dash air flow will literally blow your hat off your head and still cools rear of cab. Second is a valve on heater core line running thru recirc box. The heat from the antifreeze heats the air in the recirc box so the Ac is fighting the antifreeze temp that comes thru the hose. You close the valve during the summer which diverts the coolant to a factory bypass loop. When cold weather begins, you just open the valve. I gained 14 degrees colder air from system by just doing this mod. PM me for more info.



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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2507962 08/16/11 02:57 AM
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Man that looks great!!!

I wanted the Mega Cab when I bought mine but I couldnt get the long bed because they didnt make it. I needed the bed room more than the cab room so I just bought the quad cab with long bed.

When I asked why they didnt offer the Mega Cab with long bed the salesman said it would be too long to be street legal in some areas so they didnt offer it. Not sure if he knew what he was talking about but thats what he said.


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Economics, megacab and 4 door crew cab share same frame. It was not economically feasible to design a new frame for just one longbed model of the truck based on proposed sales. We can do yours in 8-10 days.


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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2508165 08/16/11 03:55 AM
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I wonder if this AC trick will work on a Ford ?



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Looks good!
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did you have it done locally or did you ship it to Idaho or where ever they do the factory approved conversion?

if you had it done in Texas i would like a contact number since it sounds like your are very pleased with the finished product.



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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2508193 08/16/11 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: GUTIT
Many of you have seen my personal truck and know of my ongoing build of it. I have just completed the 8 foot bed conversion and could not be happier. The ride has improved dramatically, it looks more balanced and is only 8 inches longer than 4 door, 8 foot bed Super Duty, but with a better cab. The way Dodge should have done it. Still runs like a bat out of Hell (conversion only added 220 pounds to total weight).






Mine was done here in Texas. PM me for more info.



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Re: Dodge Megacab Surgery [Re: GUTIT] #2508210 08/16/11 04:32 AM
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Awesome! If you post this on dodgetalk.com I will nominate you for a truck of the month award! Seriously. Nice job!



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Thats real nice! I will never understand why they make a shortbed 3/4 and 1 ton truck.



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Very nice. Bet its heck to park that ship though lol


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Wow. I'm guessing that trying to navigate that thru the drive up window at Taco Hell will be a challenge. smile

Looks fantastic. up



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Just what you needed GUTIT.....A long bed Mega Cab for you Mega Head!! LOL!

Seriously, this is a nice truck and I am very surprised at how balanced it now looks with the long bed. Bet she looks great rolling down the asphalt!

Are you bringing it to the lease this weekend?


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Just what you needed GUTIT.....A long bed Mega Cab for you Mega Head!! LOL!

Seriously, this is a nice truck and I am very surprised at how balanced it now looks with the long bed. Bet she looks great rolling down the asphalt!

Are you bringing it to the lease this weekend?


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