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hurstscrambler last won the day on May 8 2016

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  1. I saw a Chevy 4500 or 5500 last week, just as a cab and chassis. You nailed it, hard to miss being that ugly. Andy
  2. I thought the same thing about the frame being triple, and the picture from the back makes it look like a double, but than the pic that includes some of the fifth wheel plate makes it look like a triple frame. Not sure, Andy
  3. Joe is the guy I dealt with the most, I also talked with John who was helpful as well. This is the only parts source I have been to that seemed to embrace that challenge of finding difficult parts. They were able to find part numbers for the odd Wagner/Rockwell front brakes on my truck as well. I’m a little more at ease about locating valves and parts for the air brake system after dealing with them. Other places I’ve been just cock there heads to the side and ask for a VIN. Andy
  4. As an update on the project, I’ve got everything back from the blaster except the 3 axles. All the stuff I have back has been primed and painted. I ordered a Hougen HMD904S mag drill with the fabricators kit and any additional bits I should need. That should be here tomorrow. The frame rails showed up last week. Additionally, I went to the local spring shop and was blown away by how helpful they have been so far. The front springs and hangers are a mess, all the bushings and pins were junk and some of the hangers are beyond repair. They actually had nos hangers and pins in stock. They are gonna take the springs apart and install new rollers, bushings and centering pins. I also brought the air liner springs and they are gonna install new bushings and center pins in those as well. The spring shop is Palmer spring in Woburn, Ma., they are the oldest spring shop in America (EST. 1849). and they are definitely cool and helpful to people like us who have old, and odd stuff. Andy
  5. Very cool rig, thanks for posting it up. If it’s not too much trouble I’d love to see more pictures and hear the specs. It looks like a pretty original clean truck. Thanks, Andy
  6. With a flat tire it would seem. Andy
  7. Well, I did some thinking and decided to ditch the spokes. I really want to match the build of the grey truck as much as possible, so the rear suspension is getting a major rework. I located and picked up a 40k Airliner cutoff with 3.90 gears, not a real HD setup, but the grey truck had 38k rears so it will at least exceed the trucks rating. I got it completely torn down and it all goes to the sandblaster tomorrow. I sold the 11r24s Saturday, and plan on getting 8 hub piloted 5 hole steel wheels for the back. I’m waiting on a quote for the rails as well, as I’m gonna give it some more WB while I’m at it. Andy
  8. That is a slick looking rig, I hope it gets fixed up. Andy
  9. https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/pts/d/georgetown-international-truck-parts/6860775941.html My stuff for sale. Andy
  10. I apologize for not responding, there really hasn’t been any progress until this week when I dragged the frame out from where it has been to start going through the rears. That process is not going well, I will need some advice or suggestions. Over the winter I got the wiring installed in the cab, the dash is done. All the airlines in the cab are done, and the seats and steering column are in. It’s amazing, literally nothing in either of the two trucks worked, turn signals brake light, wipers, washers, gauges. With little effort and expense all of it is now functional. Back to the rears, I have the Eaton rears from the 1964 F-230 parts truck currently under the truck they are in one piece, but leak from everywhere and in my estimation are pretty well used up. There was some suspension work done to them in the last 4 or 5 years but there is likely more needed. Also they are 7.74 ratio I believe. The only positive in all this is that there are 8 fresh 11.00r24.00 caps and I have the 2 new steers as well. Where I switched the engine to the NHCT-270, I also changed the main trans to the spicer 8552-a that was behind it in the grey truck and the 8341c aux as well, so I believe that leaves me with a direct main and a .83 OD in the auxiliary. With the big tires, OD, and 7.74s it looks like my road speed would be 45, not cool. I’ve been looking for a semi modern replacement cutoff, but I’d like to find something that would work with the larger Dayton hubs so I can use the tires I have. I was thinking of trying to find something with a 4:56-ish ratio. So my questions are, is it realistic to think I could use my hubs, rims and tires on post 2000 rears of any kind, if so what do I want to look for? Second, are all truck frames standard dimensions? My truck has double 1/4” rails and if I was able to find a cutoff with the same I would be tempted to stretch the WB to match what the grey truck was. I’m desperate for some guidance, thanks. Andy I will post some pictures shortly
  11. Bad deal all around, but it sounds like it could have been alot worse. Hopefully nothing else is damaged. Andy
  12. What a cool project and thorough job, thanks for the updates. Andy
  13. https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/hvo/d/wakefield-1999-mack-cl713-elite-10/6816312317.html I have no affiliation with this rig, I stumbled across it on CL and thought it was expensive, yet interesting. Andy
  14. This guy has a bunch of old iron, used to operate under the name ARAN trading, not sure if that is still the case. I can look at these trucks or get more pictures for anyone seriously interested, they are very close to me. Andy
  15. Kudos to you for finding an actual body guy, looks like top notch work. Andy
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