mechanoman Posted December 31, 2008 Share Posted December 31, 2008 Hello all. I am a newby to this sitebut have been a B-model enthusiastic for over 35 years. I am curious as to whether anyone manufactures a B-model kit for 1-ton dually pickups. Has anyone ever seen one of these? I saw one at a show in Wisconsin back in the late 90's, but never got a chance to find out if the owner bought a kit somewhere or took an old cab and did some major bodywork magic and cut it down to fit the 1-ton dually chassis. However he did it, it looked very cool, like a mini B-model.I hate the thought of cutting up an old B-model, but I have an '85 F350 dually in great shape with the exception that the cab has major rust problems to the point that I have to do something. I looked at the "Bummer" kits (based on the Hummer) but there are several of those around. My first love is the B-model, and the thought of a "mini-B diesel pickup truck is one that I have been thinking about for the last ten years.I am located in the Charleston, SC area and have shop facilities as well as the expertise to tackle a project of this scale but why re-invent the wheel if someone has already done a project like this. I have never forgotten the one I saw and have never seen another one. I have repowered a 1947 International for a client and it came out looking pretty good, but it was a gasser. I want a B-model daily driver and I finally have the time and resources to pursue this dream.Any thoughts, comments, and suggestions (even the inevitable flames) would be very much appreciated. Thanks and Happy New Years to all.mechanoman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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