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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ford F-450 looks like the perfect truck for motorcyclist!!



http://www.autoblog.com/photos/ford-...a-show/455186/

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Ford F-450 by DeBerti Designs


If you truly love your bike, then you'll really love this truck. Dallas Smith Corp., the world's leader in Axleless®, Lo-floor™ vehicles has applied its unique front-drive technology to the 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty to deliver the ultimate hauler for your Harley. The 6.4-liter Powerstroke® turbo-diesel supplies plenty of pulling power for this low-rider, while the extra-extended cab and Katzkin leather interior provide plenty of comfort for the long haul. The Deep-V bed is custom-made for safe and secure transportation of your two-wheeled prized possession. Just drop the gate for easy loading and unloading. The DeBerti F-450 looks sharp in deep black PPG paint accented with bright purple pinstripes at the beltline and Alcoa aluminum wheels wearing large Bridgestones.

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What.... Why? That rear axle has got to be FUNKY. And why not just get a trailer.. You could only get one maby 2 bikes in there. Im betting its gunna fail.
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Awesome!! I think i'll make a rolling Jacuzzi out of that bed!!!

Really for the money i would rather have a fuel efficient 6 cyl and pull and enclosed trailer for a race hauler.
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What.... Why? That rear axle has got to be FUNKY. And why not just get a trailer.. You could only get one maby 2 bikes in there. Im betting its gunna fail.
"unique front-drive technology"... I am guessing no rear axle.
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Awesome!! I think i'll make a rolling Jacuzzi out of that bed!!!

Really for the money i would rather have a fuel efficient 6 cyl and pull and enclosed trailer for a race hauler.
I think the market would be better served with a Ranger size version of that...
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Really for the money i would rather have a fuel efficient 6 cyl and pull and enclosed trailer for a race hauler.
small 6-cyl SUV so you can sleep in the car comfortably instead of wasting money on hotels.

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A front-wheel-drive F-450? Well, besides that being mentioned in the Autoblog posting, look at how low that rear bed is. There's no way a conventional solid rear axle can reside under that bed, not to mention a hulking F-450 rear axle. Perhaps a motorcycle-like dual swing arm design with an axle/differential combo tucked up under the cab could work, but not a traditional truck-type solid rear axle. So in order to get that ultra-low bed, and without resorting to some super complex rear drive axle set up, FWD it is.

Regardless, the big advantage of this super low bed is a super low center of gravity when loaded, which is always a plus for a truck.

I like it, if for no other reason that I love to see new ideas being introduced into traditionally conservative pickup truck thinking. Oh—it's built by the Dallas Smith Corp., which makes the Axleless®, Lo-floor, and will be on display at SEMA 2007.

One more trick to this truck: Check out the cab. It's a Crew Cab/Super Cab combo. So take that CrewMax and Mega Cab!
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my bet is on gear reduction boxes like the original n army versions of the hummer have.
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anyone spy any tie down spots? cause I don't

I thought it was cool but then I saw the weird rear axle... or lack there of...

I'll just get an enclosed trailer and a new Tacoma quad cab for the price of that
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That thing friggin' sucks.
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If I ever bought a Ford my family would probably disown me. But if this thing sells then maybe Chevy will come out with something similar. I have limited exerience loading my bike onto a normal truck but the few times I have done it have been a real pain in the ass!!
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If I ever bought a Ford my family would probably disown me. But if this thing sells then maybe Chevy will come out with something similar. I have limited exerience loading my bike onto a normal truck but the few times I have done it have been a real pain in the ass!!
It's not bad, just find a hill to back against and then you don't have to use ramps.

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or a loading dock with a ramp. your local bike dealership might have one, mine does.

why would I want to trailer my bike? couldnt i just ride it I'm lost.
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or a loading dock with a ramp. your local bike dealership might have one, mine does.

why would I want to trailer my bike? couldnt i just ride it I'm lost.
If you do track days/race and use race plastics/slicks/set up for the track, your bike isn't road legal. You could also ride dirt and not be on a dual sport.

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I don't really like it. When I bought mine we just backed up to a hill and rolled it in.
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removed all the BS including my own, let's keep this one on topic.

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The idea of a front wheel drive truck makes me feel nauseous.
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The idea of a front wheel drive truck makes me feel nauseous.
I FWD only truck is not a truck!!
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The idea of a front wheel drive truck makes me feel nauseous.
the idea of independent suspension on the rear of a truck is WORSE... you just killed the payload capacity
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or just get a regular truck with a ramp, leave the tail gate down and put two bikes in it just the same.
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