Popular Post thomastractorsvc Posted March 17, 2016 Popular Post Share Posted March 17, 2016 Well after more than a year of searching I finally bought a dump truck. My plan is to get it on the road and expand business for this summer. Amazingly the interior is in really good shape with a few wear marks but no holes or tears. The overhead console is intact with only a small crack near a screw hole. The truck also has two air ride seats in really good shape, show some wear but no rips or tears. The cab is rust free even the gutter and still has original paint and seam seal in good shape. There is some pin striping done with a signature and date of 85, so I figure original paint. The hood is cracked on one side and the bumper was tweaked but I took it off and straightened it in the press and mounted it back on and pulled the twist out. The truck was originally set up for heavy haul with sleeper. Not sure but from the stickers and decals I think I maybe the third or fourth owner. The guy I bought it from said it was recently converted to a dump before he got it and shortly there after he had to replace the clutch and some transmission seals. So far I have been going over the truck trying to figure out what is in needs of replacement, what needs future replacement and what is okay. The owner I bought it from had it tagged and on the road for personal use with the last DOT done in October 2009. The paperwork he gave me shows he has put on about 6500 miles since the clutch job. I adjusted the clutch brake but don't think it has enough free play so when I can recruit a helper will look at that again. I am going to replace the air bags got them today. One was leaking and the others have a lot of dry rot http://www.ebay.com/itm/SureRide-Air-Springs-W01-358-9082-Goodyear-1R12-092-Best-Warranty/152008522793?_trksid=p3693.c100102.m2452&_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140212121249%26meid%3D985b02495e9241f6ac69d5579494945d%26pid%3D100102%26 Bought 4 new shocks they arrive tomorrow http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gab-83209 The previous owner told me that the DS drum was cracked so I pulled the tire and checked the brakes, they were just under 3/8ths and were Okay but for $45 per side I yanked them and will hold onto them for a future reline since they are P brakes and may not be able to get them in the future. In the process of stripping everything down found the clevis was seized on the yolk and would not come free so instead of jacking around I pulled everything and will replace it. Since I am going to run the truck I figured why give the DOT something to find. So the front axle gets brake drums, shoes, chambers and slack adjusters and air lines and oil caps. The king pins are tight and so are the tie rods and drag links. 8 Quote Robert"I reject your reality and substitute my own." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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