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King pins will be fine and well and truly strong enough, might need new bushes

 

Power steering should be doable and will make it easier to handle with the big tyres

 

 

Paul 

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Scotty, It is your truck to make whatever you what. You need ability, money, time, patience, Enthusiast and Interest you do have, to start changing things. I read that you want to change, everyth

Front tires and wheels are on

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When the rubber meets the road!  The pic of the front rubber looks a little snug.

Power assist could be an option or with a little recon work you might be able to find a power box out of a newer medium duty truck to retrofit.

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Wife and kids say narrows in the front.  Very happy with the improved gear ratio and ride... considerably more comfortable without a load on it.  Also happy with the width out back, now inline with the rest of the truckA9669519-0310-452F-A4FF-F813266D827F.jpeg.06d8963ca26e1cc05a410d83f58137ab.jpeg

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5 hours ago, j hancock said:

When the rubber meets the road!  The pic of the front rubber looks a little snug.

Power assist could be an option or with a little recon work you might be able to find a power box out of a newer medium duty truck to retrofit.

It would be tight, but the truck would come up quite a bit as it has small fronts 9.00 20s.  I think some matching rims and 11 or 12 r22.5 should do the trick just fine.

 

 

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Sounds good. 10R22.5 would be real close to the 900/20.  11R22.5 may be OK as well.  Have to watch that the the tire doesn't rub the drag link when you are making a left turn.

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Sent off for my Wisconsin Title and Collector Plate.  It limits the load I can carry, no operation in January, but not really an issue for me.  As I understand, I can still pull a trailer... which is the bulk of what I would be doing for a parade float, etc.  

 

 

 

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Work, a restoring a house, buying another house, and launching a drone company as part of the pandemic response are keeping my progress slow...

However, the home upholstery is coming along slowly...

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Sounds like it may be another 5 or 6 weeks for the mail-in plates and registration.  Really too bad... local cops will ticket you, which is strange because I have proof of payment and they let atv/utvs drive on the street here in town.

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Steer tires are ordered from a local logging truck fleet manager.  Wheels in soon and he is grabbing A nice pair of used 11R22.5.  He will bring the service truck, so that will be easier than manually removing the duallies 😂

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A very conscious decision was made on this truck to take it small task at a time and keep it operational.  We will slowly take care of little items, and share photos along the way.  I am going to treat it as never ending tinkering... otherwise I will get anxious and want to do more than I should.

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The Wisconsin title and lifetime registration (for as long as I own it) came today.  The License plates are mailed separately, but should be here next week.  My daughter is excited to take a ride, so far only my son has ridden in it when we picked it up.  
 

Can’t wait to get it in the car wash and clean the hubs and undercarriage up a bit.  

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3 hours ago, Scottyairborne said:

For purists I apologize, but the switch to radials on the front improved as much as the single drive radials.  A much improved ride

Lovers are gunna love and haters are gunna hate 

 

I wouldn't care either way, as long as your happy thats all that matters 

And tubeless are so much more reliable, dunno about ride but you will get at least 100 times less punctures than tube tyres

Enjoy the ride 

Paul

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