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The engine is too BIG!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ARAMP1, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    My old man used to be in the cement business and had sold off all of his equipment except for an old cement truck. I knew it had a Detroit 2 cycle in it and I had hoped it was the smaller 6V53 instead of the larger 6V71. (I had plans on swapping it into my truck) Well, I finally was able to take leave and get home to take a look at it. It's an 8V71!!! No way it's going to fit into my one ton :mad: . Guess I'm going the Cummins route...

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  2. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    with a torch and a welder anything can fit
     
  3. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    True dat its just like a dick and a twat anything will fit if you try hard enough.
     
  4. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    It's not so much the size, at over 2300 pounds, it's the weight.
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    We see a fair amount of those in the boats...
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have acsess to one with a turbo kit on it also. runs good. comes with the complet truck . has 13speed roadranger trans. i wanted to buy it and scrap the all aluminum body out to pay for the engine/tranny. then i was thinking of droping it in a 2.5ton 6x6 with 1 rear taken out to make a 4x4 . then install some 53" tires and 2 detroits in the axles. might have to lift it just a bit.

    when done it would liik somthing like this guys truck.

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  7. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    that damn truck is the tits right there
     
  8. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    That is an excellent photochop. I never thought of making a 6x6 into a 4x4, but that is pure genius and the shorter 'little' truck looks GREAT.

    I really like that.
     
  9. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think it's a photochop. There's a company that does the conversion.
     
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    TSGB 1 ton status

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  12. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    You know. They have the best business EVER!

    1.) Buy a surplus M35 for $3,500-ish.

    2.) Remove 1 Rockwell 2.5 rear.

    3.) Shorten bed and frame.

    4.) Sell new "Shorty" M35 for $6,000.

    5.) Sell Rockwell 2.5 rear for $1,000-ish.

    6.) Sell scrap steel removed from shortening for another couple hundred $$$.

    7.) Laugh all the way to the bank as you just more than doubled your investment for selling a truck that's missing parts.


    ...I'm in the wrong business....
     
  13. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I think Your profit margin would have a pretty good dent put in it from all the labor.
     
  14. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not really a whole lot of labor. my grand dad used to do this quite regulary they make great plow trucks the hardest part was making spring hangers as the original set was a ''walking beam" style suspension oh and cutting the bed down
     
  15. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, springs and welding the bed back together would probably be the worst of it.
     
  16. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    It's not a turbo kit.


    Thats how a tubocharged Detroit 2 stroke is built, from the factory. The turbo feeds the blower. Always.



    ....and I really dig the look of the shorty Deuce
     
  17. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah they have to be supercharged to even run, then a lot of them came from the factory with turbos one them... i LOVE those old engines!!!!!
     
  18. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    I saw one of those shorties, years ago in Corpus Christi. The owner just used one of the trailers for a bed on his. I prefer the old multi fuel engines-just pull up to whichever pump is vacant and fill up!!!!:D
     
  19. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    Multi-fuel is cool, but I heard the turbo diesel's are just plain awesome sounding.

    I'd take either one. I've been lusting for an M35 for years now...
     

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