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Old 01-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #31
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Got to some serious work on the new rig last night.

My man Steve and I got the rear end dropped down and this morning I finished getting it out from under the frame.

Man,,,everything about this thing is much bigger than the Ghetto Bus and a size bigger than the school buses I'm used to working on.

The rear end is moving exactly 67 inches forward, which is the length of the driveshaft section being removed.
This will also allow the slip joint and it's carrier bearing to bolt up to the existing crossmember one position forward.

I found and cleaned off the axle tag to figure out the ratio, 3.90.
Highways here I come.


3:90 is pretty low. 3:55 would give you lower engine speed . What is the overdrive % of the transmission?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #32
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #33
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3:90 is pretty low. 3:55 would give you lower engine speed . What is the overdrive % of the transmission?
Shit!

Now your gonna make me go crawl under that thing and find the ID tag.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:00 AM   #34
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3:90 is pretty low. 3:55 would give you lower engine speed . What is the overdrive % of the transmission?
Well, I went and looked and the tag is missing.

As a comparison our school buses have a top speed of about 65mph.

They have comparibly sized tires and no overdrive, rear axle ratio of 5.56.

This thing should fly with this gearing even if it dosen't have overdrive.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #35
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Just making an observation, it probably has a .74 od or .85 I followed your other build, you have skills.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #36
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Just making an observation, it probably has a .74 od or .85 I followed your other build, you have skills.
I just found a manual, it looks like most of the Super 10's have either .74 or .76 OD in 10th. 9th being direct.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:12 AM   #37
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:09 AM   #38
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Thankfully the P/O removed the box before I got it , saving me quite a bit of work.
Last spring, I had to remove a 16 ft box at home and then drop the chassis at the upfitters. Anyhow, what the upfitter said was the easiest was hire a rollback.

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1) The box was only secured to the chassis via 4 u-bolts, so cut those
2) The rollback will back up to the rear of your chassis (tail to tail)
3) Winch the box onto the roll-back
4) We moved the box to another part of the property and set it back down on railroad ties for use as a storage shed.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #39
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I just found a manual, it looks like most of the Super 10's have either .74 or .76 OD in 10th. 9th being direct.


Which mean's,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I have to chip in less gas money!!






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Old 03-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #40
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The big truck is mobile once again.

Everything worked out as planned, the driveline bolted right back up like it was made this wheelbase.

New used brake chambers installed, pinion seal,new air hoses.

I still have to figure exactly where I'll cut the framerails but I plan to have about 4 feet of overhang from the centerline of the axle.

I may dovetail the end of the bed so I'll leave a little extra.



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Old 03-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #41
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #42
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Nice work Nate! Gotta love it when a plan comes together!
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$5000? Holy crap. You got connections?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #44
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$5000? Holy crap. You got connections?
It was just luck.

When I first saw it with the box on the P/O wanted $8,000 but I had just purchased the 8.3 for the bus so I was committed to that.

When I realized things weren't going to work as planned with the bus I remembered the truck but it wasn't listed anymore.
I thought I was screwed but then remembered taking pictures and was lucky enough to make out the phone # and the guy still had it after 8 months of trying to get rid of it.
He had sold the box and only wanted 5K, the rest is history.
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Did you sell the old rig?
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