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Old 05-29-2009, 08:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Ultimate would be a Renegade like SanDiegoCJ's I think.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:08 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hopefully I will be building my ultimate here pretty soon. 96F350 SRW w/ 12V and NV4500 swapped in.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:09 AM   #28 (permalink)
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ill take one of these please..... with a cummins of course

and a single car hauler trailer
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For a small truck I would love to get my hands on a '60s crew cab Dodge Sweptline pickup and drop a 12v Cummins in it and 4x4 drivetrain.

For a big truck I would consider any of the late '90s or early '00s class 8 or crew cab MDT chassis that are fairly easy to come across and relatively inexpensive. If I ended up with a CC MDT chassis I would try to put a pickup bed on it if I could find something styled similar. If I ended up with a class 8 tractor I'd leave the sleeper, drop one of the rear axles and create some sort of flatbed around the 5th wheel hitch to make it look a bit more complete when there isn't a trailer attached.

I seriously doubt that the town I live in would like it if I had a big truck stored in my yard so I'd say that the light duty pickup route is much more feasible for me.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Take the cab and front end sheetmetal off of this:

anybody know what truck or cab this is??

EDIT: http://www.justih.org/Binder-Bench/s...ead.php?t=6533

and Moore's Auto Salvage has tons of cabs and old cars and trucks: http://www.mooresautosalvage.com/par...=International

would be very cool to put one of those cabs onto a modern chassis and driveline

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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anybody know what truck or cab this is??
Yeah.... it's a '53 or '54 International Harvester R-195 Roadliner sleeper cab model.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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here is one for sale that has potential:


here is the craigs list ad:
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/1194909275.html

put a 35 footer on that and you are set!! maybe new seats and some HP addons
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There is an awesome truck used by the wrecker service near Tellico. It is a 2 1/2 ton drivetrain under a late model dodge body!! Really cool, wish I had a pic
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Prob an F-650 I dont say Ford because i duno if FORD even makes them.. i just know it has a ford cab on it..
Full Air brakes. CAT engine Allison trans ( i think im getting a Stiffy)
bascially this without the exoctic paint or topper..

These things cruise the freeway like a DREAM ! and pull a house or two..
Add on a flip out DVD nav system in dash Train horns
and Full LED marker lights along the bottom edge of the running boards

I would then drag this behind it...
40' plus 5' tail Big Tex goosneck

add on a nice big travel trailer for the front half..
Say this one ?


ditch the couch in the back in favor of a nice couple lazy chairs and add a door on the back to allow the trailer to be used as a Deck..
outdoor speakers facing the deck area.. 4 Loading lights on the deck..
understorage toolbox's along both sides of trailer.. Generator and air compressor both under trailer..


Oh yea thats my lottery dream right there..




What you said you wanted some detailed Tech ?
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #35 (permalink)
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bringing this back.

for a small truck:

96 f550 frame, front end, rear end, front leaves, rear 4 link and bags, 100+ gallons of fuel. 7.3 , ZF6, rear locker. 22.5 alcoas with tractions. '96 f350 leather quad cab with an 8 foot bed. good tunes, good lights. 35' deckover 24k goose. first 12' and goose are home built steel framed living space. axles match tow rig rear's. 22.5 alcoas. enough solar to run the RV. generator for welder and real air compressor. 100+ gallons of water. recycled plastic fake wood flooring. bumper sticker with "100% recycled materials" cause it's true and to screw with the tree huggers. LED's for all the lights.

big truck is a short bus 20' living space. 8.3 cummins. allison auto sized appropriately, 2 speed rear end. keep it yellow. and a bumper pull trailer for two rigs.

so far i've got a 93 f250.
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damm, you guys are crazy with some of these antique clunkers and wanting them to tow your junk and be reliable....
nothing like no power steering, wedge brakes, underpowered, leaks more oil then you can add unless you shut it off. 5mpg with a top speed of 53mph. plus rides like a cinderblock on wheels.

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Bigger, really old, wore out trucks=bills so big you might need to sell your house to pay for it.
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Its fun to dream, but where do you start working on an old truck ? Newer trucks are so much more advanced. How do you compare an old 250 Cummins with a DD S60 or ISX ? Ditto for cabs, brakes, steering, wheels, etc.
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Very interesting to read this thread.

I'm towing with a 99 Superduty CC with a 3rd gen 325/610 Cummins with a ZF6 and full air ride rear suspension.

Is it the BEST tow vehicle ? Probably not. But I keep looking at various alternatives and I keep coming back to my Superduty.

An HDT would be too large and burly for me. MDTs have drawbacks (weight, lack of power, noise, ride). I think an F450 would be optimal.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:43 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I don't think there was a '96 F550. Just the F-Suepr Duty (450 ish)
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Here is my 1981 kenworth K100. It has a 3406a that was factory rated at 380hp but it is turned up, way up. 13 speed double overdrive with 18 ft of frame behind the stacks and an overall length of about 27ft. I just bought a flatbed and when completed I will post a thread with some more pics of my old clapped out tractor with 960,000 miles on it. When it is said and done, I will have about $10,000 in it. It is not for everybody, they can be expensive if you can't do a lot of the work yourself. Plus I can store the truck at the quarry that I work at. If anyone has any questions about HDT ownership I would be glad to answer to the best of my ability.


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anybody know what truck or cab this is??

EDIT: http://www.justih.org/Binder-Bench/s...ead.php?t=6533

and Moore's Auto Salvage has tons of cabs and old cars and trucks: http://www.mooresautosalvage.com/par...=International

would be very cool to put one of those cabs onto a modern chassis and driveline
That is an R model International, but there might be a different designation for the extended cab. The first post of the picture was right on. 501 Red Diamond gasoline 6 cylinder. 2mpg at 50mph.
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got any interior pics rump ranger? I always loved those sleepers with those dual windows on an angle. nice tractor
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I would put a big sleeper on the back of this bad boy for my old school rig. And keep the paint just like it is.
This looks like the rig in the movie Duel with Dennis Weaver.
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got any interior pics rump ranger? I always loved those sleepers with those dual windows on an angle. nice tractor
This is the only interior pic that I have on hand.
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Is this it?
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bringing up an old thread......
i saw this and wanted to post it over here and didnt know where else to put it.


i was cruising ebay and say this for sale. i think it looks freaking awesome, but i dont know how well it would do towing. i assume those are 22.5's
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Those look bigger than 22.5's on that truck, maybe 24's or 24.5s??

Probably would not be a good fit for a towing application without quite a bit of work. Large wheels and tires take more time/effort to accelerate and to stop and that tire and wheel package could easily be 5-7 grand.

That said the tires will last forever on a truck that light, but would probably ride shitty unless heavily loaded, as I am guessing they are load range G or H tires....
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Almost thought this was the truck from Duel. (this is the actual truck from the movie)



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