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Old 08-13-2018, 08:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It's been a good run

I've run out of time. Time for me to wrap it up and store it for the short term. Hopefully I'll get back to the 60 within a month or so...

It's amazing what 6$ of spray paint can accomplish. (Rust prevention)

I'll get to the rest of the cab and engine bay + cleaning both when I return.

Reinstalled my awesome bench seat!

Did some basic panel alignment on the front end. Looks much better. I have some basic body work and bending to do.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:23 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Some basic panel alignment... looks much better!

Temporary spare tire storage.

Getting ready to tarp it up. No rain!

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My experince with spay paint, it just doesnt hold up for long on the frame. Im now trying an oil based brush on paint.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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of course it dosent hold up!!! It's spray paint!!! It never does. It never will either.

Lol it's just temporary rust prevention until I blast the whole thing when I return to it in a month or so. Gonna sandblast the cab, front end, chassis, springs, steering, wheels, brakes... all of it. Wiped clean. Then we will really see what mess there is to uncover.

I'll start with the chassis and related first. Repairs are easier. Will go much faster. Will leave cab and clip for last. Repairs will take much longer. Will require some English wheeling and bead rolling some sheet.

Oil based enamel works GREAT for frames.

High temp oil based enamel works GREAT for engine parts and exhaust. Get the good stuff though. 1500 minimum.

Dilute 50/50 with thinner or mineral spirits, run thru an hvlp and it makes an indestructible body paint. You can also mix primary colors or add black or white to make custom blends. Best off road friendly paint ever. It's the same stuff used on industrial equipment, tractors and construction equipment.

Fair warning though, whatever you paint with it; it's not comming off so easily. Not even sandblasting or chemical methods work well at removing the stuff....

The frame will be enamel. I have not decided on the cab and clip though. Acrylic or enamel? Always the question. One is much brighter than the other, but one is also much more durable and stronger over the other.

BOTH can be sprayed over with a 2 part clear coat.

Pictures; kinda looks like an overgrown drag car or something with dual front wheels all covered up when viewing the rear. Was unexpected. Anyway. Was a bit of a drive home. She's all wrapped up awaiting my return. Tired. Going to bed.
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Cool project. I've always been a fan of older medium duty trucks. Neighbor has one sitting in his yard that I would love to rescue, however SWMBO wouldn't be happy.

As for power...

8-series Cummins?
6V-71 Detroit?
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I'd LOVE a Detroit BUT they are so expensive and inefficient. Best. Sound. Ever! Burrrrrrrrrrrp...

I didn't really even consider the 8 series. How long is it?

I've got more tall and wide vs. Long. Past 40 in I'm gonna be cutting into cab. I've already decided that I'll have to do that anyway If I'm going to go inline 6. Or maybe a combination of body lift +firewall fabrication. Not sure yet.

I have 4 requirements (other than space constraints) to meet;

All mechanical.

Direct injection. Preferably HEUI. If there's a HPCR thats not computer controlled fill me in!!

Jacobs brake compatible. (Jake brake, I miss that)

800ft lbs or better

Must be *decently* fuel efficient. This is where I start to consider the much smaller and lighter lml. 765ft lbs. It's close to 800 but the fuel mileage is GREAT!

To be honest though I've been leaning towards;
IH dt466, 444
CAT 3208, 3116
Isuzu 6bg1t (high efficiency)

I'll be taking suggestions for a while. Pros / cons. Won't be powering it until the restoration is complete. Will take a month or two.

Chassis, then the transmission and differential / springs rebuild, front end, wheel swap, air brakes... I'll be saving the cab for last. As a matter of fact I may toss the engine and trans back before the cab install. Build around the engine.

Anyway... taking suggestions for power plant for sure.
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SWMBO???

You should rescue it anyway! Sofar it's the easiest vehicle I've ever worked with!

You can find them cheap? I paid 350.00 big ones for this one I have. Title included!

It's simple. Chassis. Stuff on chassis. Cab.

I wouldn't put a body bed on it from a c30 though. If I were wanting a bed I'll run a flatbed. Likely going to have the rails and a 5th wheel. Leave it at that. Not sure about that either. Flatbeds are #@*[email protected]* useful!!
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I'm also still looking to identify the transmission.

I'm starting to think it's a fuller....

What model I have no clue. It's a 4 speed with a split diff. Hi/lo

Anyone know??
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SWMBO???
She Who Must Be Obeyed AKA The Spouse.

The whole short and wide thing is what made me think of a 6V-71. But yeah, it will miss the mark for efficiency.

DT466 would be awesome. Need to check the length though. Thought about a DT360 for my dually. The DT series are awesome engines. The 360 can easily handle upwards of 1000ft/lbs. A 466 could be a monster.

3208 isn't my favorite. A friend has one in an older Class A diesel pusher motorhome. As he puts it - if you want a reliable, heavily built, overweight, fuel slurping, underpowered engine, get a 3208 right away, you won't be disappointed.
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I'm also still looking to identify the transmission.

I'm starting to think it's a fuller....

What model I have no clue. It's a 4 speed with a split diff. Hi/lo

Anyone know??
Diff might be an Eaton. Any markings or tags on it?

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