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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 4:49 PM
I have a problem with how the frame is cut. A "step cut" would be stronger.


"Project 69'"
1969 Chevrolet C/10, 1/2 ton, 2wd
-Boosted LS1?
-Richmond ROD 6-speed(will get sometime)
-Posi 12-bolt(built w/eaton posi unit and richmond 3.73 gears)
-Disc brake and 5 lug swap
+little extras

Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 7:21 PM
Smokey wrote:

I wouldn't go as far as what you say...plenty of tractor pullers use them and abuse the @!#$ out of them. But awesome engine choice. Where are you getting one from?



I reread my other post, and it is a little confusing to even me, lol.

To clarify, it is not a DT466. It is an international built Navistar 7.3. It came from a mini bus.


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 7:25 PM
Tinkles wrote:

I have a problem with how the frame is cut. A "step cut" would be stronger.


How about the wheel choice
We needed to make it easy to maneuver and less tall to fit in the workspace we had available in our shop, so we kept part of the stock frame under it with a set of casters and good to go for now.


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 2:44 PM
Pics of the parts bus, plus a little more tear down. Not much is being used from the original truck other than the cab (sheetmetal and glass) and hood.












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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 5:16 PM
After seeing what you did with the cavalier, I will be glued to this post. Make it awesome man!



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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 5:37 PM
watching this one



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:46 PM
Well owning a 1977 international sch bus my self that original engine clearly is a 345 v8 with two barrell. My bus has that and is torque galore and its a automatic.The down side is it dropped a bearing couple yrs ago and need to rebuild it.Cool as IH regardless.I have like six manuals HUGE with stuff all on IH copied about pretty much anything to do with loadstar equip.All this came from a company that copied every page for me and use for the chassis and eng,brake etc on my bus.It cost me a pretty penny back in 95.If u need something just ask.It prolly is in one of my 6 3inch binding note books I have.Loadstar kicks azz



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:36 AM
I'm interested to see where it goes.




Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:35 AM
Ron Love wrote:

Well owning a 1977 international sch bus my self that original engine clearly is a 345 v8 with two barrell. My bus has that and is torque galore and its a automatic.The down side is it dropped a bearing couple yrs ago and need to rebuild it.Cool as IH regardless.I have like six manuals HUGE with stuff all on IH copied about pretty much anything to do with loadstar equip.All this came from a company that copied every page for me and use for the chassis and eng,brake etc on my bus.It cost me a pretty penny back in 95.If u need something just ask.It prolly is in one of my 6 3inch binding note books I have.Loadstar kicks azz



Thanks for the offer, but i am using so few loadstar parts that i likely wont need to take you up on it.


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:26 AM
This could turn out interesting........staying tuned for updates.




If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:20 AM
That bus interior is KILLER.


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:04 PM
Laying out the frame rails. The majority is done at my brothers work- 600v welders and proper layout tables Then brought back to the shop to be finshed up. Heres the start of them.








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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Thursday, September 10, 2009 9:10 PM
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Friday, September 11, 2009 12:40 AM
Yay for intertrational! lol looks like an wesome build can't wait to see more of it.



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Friday, September 11, 2009 10:21 AM
I dont think the bridge is big enough....


"Project 69'"
1969 Chevrolet C/10, 1/2 ton, 2wd
-Boosted LS1?
-Richmond ROD 6-speed(will get sometime)
-Posi 12-bolt(built w/eaton posi unit and richmond 3.73 gears)
-Disc brake and 5 lug swap
+little extras
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Friday, September 11, 2009 2:08 PM
Tinkles wrote:

I dont think the bridge is big enough....


Lol, need to go bag over axle to keep towing capacity up, and 10k lb bags are big


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 8:05 PM
Some assembly and then onto casters for ease of movement around the shop. This is right after losing our old shop space (landlord was doing things less than legal to say the least) and taking over my parents- no complaints here, much bigger and nicer to work in.
















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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 8:40 PM
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 8:50 PM
Beautiful!

You Canadians are crazy. For real.



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 10:06 PM
yes man! moar pics!
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 10:24 PM
Sweet I'm definitely keeping an eye on this!


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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 14, 2009 11:21 PM
subscribed!






Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 2:33 AM
this should be sweet





Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:57 AM
Craziness.....good craziness




Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:26 PM
wait what ?? your slaming and bagging this beast ??? it better lay frame when done man. any plans on chopping the roof on it ?


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