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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by natedog39, Jan 11, 2013.
You've got to change the mudflaps to say "Frankenworth".
So what are you planning on popping on there? Are you going to build a custom box, or put something pre-made on there?
When I bought this:
I toyed with the idea of removing the axles and putting it on a long-framed UD or NPR Cab Over. Then I talked myself out of it, thinking that truck as tow vehicle, box as garage/shop made more sense.
I'll build something similar to what's on the bus.
Up against the cab will be different as I don't have to worry about blocking the window.
I want to see where this one goes.
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.
Man that is one big lump !
that first pic. yes. use those wheels.
I'm liking this build.
Any thoughts on whether you will be extending the condo to include facilities or putting them in the box area?
The sleeper will remain as is, if I need facilities I have them here.
3:90 is pretty low. 3:55 would give you lower engine speed . What is the overdrive % of the transmission?
Now your gonna make me go crawl under that thing and find the ID tag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which mean's,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I have to chip in less gas money!!
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.