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OK... so who wants an 8x8??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by goldwing2000, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. goldwing2000

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  2. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    We have an 8x8 crash truck at our airport... that thing is pretty sweet. I was impressed by the speed it has for something that big. Plus the center pivots, right behind the rear wheels of the cab, which sort of helps wiggle it's way through mud etc.. pretty sweet. I'd love to take that sucker out and try to get it stuck... LOL

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    That is a converted sand train. It was a military rig with one hell of a load capacity. The foward 4 wheels and cab can be detached (via hitch) and then driven around like a big azz bobcat. Really a cool rig.:waytogo:
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    Yeah, according to the description, it'll haul 5,000 lbs of crap.

    It's like a deuce-and-a-half, only better! :D
     
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    sounds like a winner


    yeah that would be cool to have.

    you could go this route to an 8x8
     
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    Dude.. that thing is bad ass...got any more pics and specs? Once we have another kid I have to do something as we all wont fit in the pickup.I was thinkin of a dually cab on my frame or a sub!!! THAT IS SWEET!!!
     
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    Oh no--Oh no, not good enough, LETS FIX IT

    24" lift easy ride of course
    54" tires
    3 wenches, one front, one back, one in the middle so we can pull it straight up.
    two GM 572 CID engines, maybe four now that I think about it.
    double-doubler
    12 to 1 ratio for the gears
    sleeeping quarters
    bath room
    refrigerator
    not a roll cage but a roll building
    any more ideas
     
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    Hey and then we will call it our tow rig.


    FOR THE BIG TRUCK THAT IS IN THE BACK GROUND of the picture
     
  9. goldwing2000

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    That one with the tracks?? I dinna even see that. Good eye!
     
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    That is a SWEEEET "Dragon Wagon" conversion!
     
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    Yeah, it's my fav out of all the crash trucks, for sure. If I ever try to move to the airport, I hope it's still around, cause I want to be assigned to it. :cool1:

    The first time I saw it I was not even in the FD yet.. I still get a little giddy around it.

    Heres a few more pics

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    dude youe need to whel that rig!!!!!



    humm brack over angle might hurt you just a little though





    i dont know much about it i copyed the pic from a member here who has the pic of a friends, all i know is that he pulls the extra front two tire for street use but wheels with all 8 on, so obviosly dana 60 drw and 70, in there.

    i think they were 35s or 36s, and he had a slight trim so i am GUESSING 6inch lift, i dont know anyting elce, but it give me ideas.

    oh and i am going to guess hydrolic strerting of some sort!!!
     
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    Does anyone else find it ironic that OSHKOSH makes baby clothes and industrial equipment. :) :D
     
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    Hey that Tactical Fire Truck looks like it's based on a HEMTT. 'Bout time.


    Oh ya, I'M BACK :D

    Time to pay membership dues, again.
     
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    Oshkosh Truck Corp. make alot of trucks, military, fire, cement and garbage,
    but I dont think its the same mfg as baby clothes... But I could be wrong....:dunno:
     
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    believe it. They do.
     

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