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Aircraft Crawler !

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TLCOR, Sep 27, 2005.

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  1. TLCOR

    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    I would love to get my hands on one of these:

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    Just imagine the potential ! :eek1:
     
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    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    What kind of wheels do they run those on?
     
  3. darenofears

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    cool

    :D It has potential
     
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    you see them on Ebay all the time. Its been discussed before. I really think the axles are too big and heavy for any real purpose.
     
  5. TLCOR

    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    Dont know, looks like they are around ~ 35" ? But what I do know, is that the axles are from ZF, 5 ton strenght and 20:1 ! :eek1: Would have ta make a superhigh geared Doulerish TC, with multiple ratio options. *Dreaming*..
     
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    What kills me is that that truck is just a modified CUCV...what did they do with the axles that came out of it? The Prowler squadron next door to me overseas had a full set of those trucks. They're pretty cool with 4 wheel steer set up like a telehandler. The rear tires either turn the opposite from the front, with the front, or don't steer at all...all with the flip of a 3 position switch.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I believe the brakes are also integrated into the hubs in some nighmarish configuration. Even the really hardcore guys looking for exotic stuff don't screw with 'em.
     
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    I've seen them on eBay, there was one I passed in a driveway in my wifes cousins neighborhood, I stopped and looked it over real quick. Biggest problem, no suspension. Frame is sitting directly on axles. A bit of a rough ride. Usally 4wheel steer though!
     
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    all it needs is some 62" tractor tires, a 540, and a trailer big enough to haul it to bogs.
     
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    bye bye frame... like noted, no suspension oh and bye bye 540, be tached out on that thing the whole time with 20:1 just at the axles.
     
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    Well, if I had money I would do: Major and clean fendertrimming, slap on 49" iROKs or maybe 53" XLs, box/fabricate frame, 4-Link F&R, 6.5TD/Cummins/DuraMax, superhigh-geared Doulerish TC mixing, tube/flat bed, cage, some overall protection.. And Rock On ! :D (Wouldnt be afraid of breaking axlestuff, either..) :D
     
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    they make a short wheel base rigs just for hauling support equipment around to, regular drive train just real shot, i can take some pics if anyone is interested
     
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    newb question here, but what is it?
     
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    I want to know, too. What is the military classification for these?

    Also, are they like the Jeep CJ-10 aircraft tugs in that the transfer case (NP208 iirc) is locked into 4-Lo?
     
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    Its a aircraft-tug, built to pull 50,000 lbs aircrafts around on airports.

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    Could be very niice with some minor :D upgrades
     
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    My guess is that this is diesel
     
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    Offcourse ! 6.2, Turbo 400, NP208..
     
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    ...and...ya know...a SUSPENSION WOULD BE GOOD
     
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    Let me see if I have this right, 20:1 ratio, the brakes are integrated into the hubs in some nighmarish configuration, no suspension and a 6.2 (not exactly what everyone is looking for as "the" diesel of choice") and you want one. Thinking outside of the box is good, but the box is there for a reason.
     
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