Cat 3406/Detroit series 60 into 1 ton truck:

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  1. vandelay industries

    vandelay industries 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Cat 3406 or Detroit series 60 into 1 ton truck.

    Discuss.

    And no, i have not had any alcoholic beverages this morning. Nor have i been prescribed any medications-----yet.
     
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    good luck and lots and lots of fab work . . . then figure out how to support the weight in the front end .

    online info shows engine / flywheel / bell housing is over 2800lbs alone on the cat 3406 .

    this is a 4-71 2stroke Detroit swap . sorry but p.b screwed the pics all up .

    https://ck5.com/forums/threads/aramp1s-ultimate-towrig-build-thread.212269/

    he used a aluminum block 4-71 engne . he did a 3" body lift and cowl induction hood to help clear the bell housing and JAKE-brake equipped head .
     
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    Hahaha! Yeah... good luck!
     
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    Well, who says i'm going to put it in the front........
     
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    Ok, i AM planning on putting it up front.

    i'm thinking to take the front axle out of a medium duty or even heavy duty truck, and narrow it. The stock frame should be able to take the weight.........?
     
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    you need to go look at even a med duty truck frame . way bigger than our stuff .

    might be faster to start with a c-60 and drop it and get it low than try and make a c10-c30 frame hold up .

    plus the c-60 stuff will be setup for the motor / trans mount styles and higher floor to clear the trans / bell housing area .
     
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    This is our 88 General with a 3406 Cat... Next to it is our 86 c60 with a 366. I’ve been driving and work on that General for 20 years. It’s not going to fit.

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    I've tossed the idea around of putting a crew cab long bed body on a C60 frame, with a 3406 and a 13 with some big divorced transfer case, on Rockwells and maybe four corner air ride, with 22.5's and aggressive drive tires on all four corners.


    Probably not feasible, but pretty phuckin' cool.
     

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