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Dear Lord, why??????

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 4x4dreamer, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. 4x4dreamer

    4x4dreamer 1/2 ton status

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    Fugly truck on Ebay I know it's an aircraft hauler, but that bumper is just wrong....
     
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    ITs actually that low so they can hook the aircraft dollie to it. Air craft are moved around by thier wheels so the connection point needs to be that low so you can manuver them. So in all its just a item of function.
     
  3. tRustyK5

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    Ditch the bumper and deck and throw some 52" Michellins on it...

    4 wheel steer with rockwells...I love it!/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    hell ya, they're also already bobbed.
     
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    After looking at the ad more closely I noticed it has ZF axles with planetary hubs...not Rockwells. Anyone know a bit more about these? Kinda wonder about the ground clearance they have...maybe similar to MOG axles?

    Rene
     
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    for a second there i thought that was the truck right up the street from me /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif.. but i guess it's not one of a kind.there must be quite a few of those odd looking beasts out there... i've never seen this guy drive it on the road but it is for sale..

    if i remember (being that its the first thing i usally look at /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif) those axles are not like mogs cause the ground clearance was like 6" while sitting on 32's maybe...
     
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    hmmmmm thats got me thinking now. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif maybe its got some super duty tuff version of the 6.2 in it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.. cause thats what i'am looking towards instead of my 350..
     
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    Willing to bet its a J-Code engine, which is by no means a Super Duty, but it does give some extra oomph.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ditch the bumper and deck and throw some 52" Michellins on it...



    [/ QUOTE ] That would probably free up about 2,000 lbs. I like it, looks like it has quite a bit of ground clearance.
     
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    I'm not sure about which axles they have but i know the gearing is crazy low in them, i seem to remeber the top speed was around 16 miles per hour.
     
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    Good trail speed!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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