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So I've been toying with the idea of building a 6x6 expedition style truck for long off-trail trips and such. I've been looking for options other than just building a new body on a Deuce and a Half, but the tandem axles are proving difficult. Does anyone have any thoughts for a rugged tandem axle source? I'd rather look at something that was designed as a system rather than a bandage like the USA 6x6 thing (or StarTrek, or whatever they're calling themselves today.). Thanks in advance.
 

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You can't get much easier/cheaper/beefier than Rockwells from a deuce and a half. They are already set up for it.

Find a M109 contact truck, or M292 expando van. Ready made box on the back already.

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Those are both laudable ideas. I've only seen class 8 water trucks with tandoms though. I may end up using the axles out of a deuce and a half, but for now I'm looking for other options too. I've a couple of people on the boards talking about a bloke that put a redrive pinion on the back of a Dana 80 and ran that over to another Dana 80 that had been flipped (to go the right way). Does anyone know anything about that system?
 

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So many guys are "bobbing" their M35s lately that it should be easy to find a complete tandem rear suspension for cheap. Find yourself two rear 2.5 ton rockwells and you have everything you need to use under whatever platform you decide on.
 
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