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Nice looking truck. Little bit of elbow grease and it will be a stunner!

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wow,,,,nice lookin ride....bob

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                                 Finished some repairs today, tomorrow we will remove the drive axles and strip the frame to lengthen from 230"WB to 300"WB

 

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                                      Progress made today. Should have new rails and inserts in tomorrow and some of it drilled up.

 

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well you don`t mess around  how many working on the project?

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55 minutes ago, carlotpilot said:

well you don`t mess around  how many working on the project?

This one is the 73rd stretch I've done and my last I hope. There are three in the shop but this job is mainly mine. I always have a plan and I work the plan. I turn down 

3 to 4 of these frame jobs a year. Fifteen years ago the Freightliner dealer I Hermiston, Or. brought me seven day cab tractors to stretch all were the same.  I turned one 

out every 3 1/2 days. I ordered all the rails, inserts and flange bolts before hand. I only have 4 hours in it today.

 

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Why do people in America stretch the chassis out real long ???
Not been a smart ass but just wondering 

 

Paul

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29 minutes ago, Truck Shop said:

This one is the 73rd stretch I've done and my last I hope. There are three in the shop but this job is mainly mine. I always have a plan and I work the plan. I turn down 

3 to 4 of these frame jobs a year. Fifteen years ago the Freightliner dealer I Hermiston, Or. brought me seven day cab tractors to stretch all were the same.  I turned one 

out every 3 1/2 days. I ordered all the rails, inserts and flange bolts before hand. I only have 4 hours in it today.

 

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3 1/2 days is staying with it .  there was a time i could do an inframe on a cummins  in 24 hrs having as you said everything on hand at the start          those days are long gone

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35 minutes ago, mrsmackpaul said:

Why do people in America stretch the chassis out real long ???
Not been a smart ass but just wondering 

 

Paul

paul        same basic  reason you would add counterweight to the rear of a farm tractor      to keep the rear wheels on the ground when using the front loader

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4 hours ago, carlotpilot said:

paul        same basic  reason you would add counterweight to the rear of a farm tractor      to keep the rear wheels on the ground when using the front loader

but isnt the king pin on the grease plate far enough forward to put weight on steer 

Had a fella here the other day in KW loaded hay for out west and he had a long chassis and asked him why and he said it rides a lot smoother as most of his work is off road pulling road trains 
Not very long by US standards and even with this length it suits only up to 40 foot trailers when he runs as a single 

 

Paul

 

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7 hours ago, carlotpilot said:

3 1/2 days is staying with it .  there was a time i could do an inframe on a cummins  in 24 hrs having as you said everything on hand at the start          those days are long gone

Well my day's are about long gone too. That's why this will be my last one,  This job will have  lull time because of some extra fab work and drive lines.

 

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                                  Ran into a snag the outside rails were wrong. They didn't get the sheet square in the press brake and the lips came out tapered. Sent those back,new ones on the way.

                                   

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2 minutes ago, Truck Shop said:

                                  Ran into a snag the outside rails were wrong. They didn't get the sheet square in the press brake and the lips came out tapered. Sent those back,new ones on the way.

                                   

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all it takes is a computer to screw things up          cnc         :D

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12 hours ago, tjc transport said:

what engine is in that, a detroit?

Yes it's a series 60-470 hp

 

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At this rate, you will probably be done by lunch time!

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Truck Shop, you keep a neat work area. All the years I worked on trucks I never understood why some guys would trip over tools, trash, coffee cups, etc.

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