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Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1206899 Sat Mar 04 2017 07:02 PM
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John Milliman Offline
Hey look! It's a ...
Here's the truck Grigg is referring to.

Just make sure you have as bada$$ a golf cart as Billy Marlow does to push it around when it dies ... wink


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1206901 Sat Mar 04 2017 07:12 PM
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Trucks like you are talking about do exist. Most were custom are for highway departments and rusted out due to the salt spread on the roads. If you can find the remains of one and transplant the mechanical parts onto a truck with a good frame and body, you would have what you're looking for. I would start checking junk yards to see what's there.

Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1206967 Sun Mar 05 2017 02:53 AM
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I currently have a 4x4 I'm using, but the idea ws to get rid of it and use the 6400 if 4x4 wasn't too difficult to do. Looks like it is more than I want to tackle.


1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1206988 Sun Mar 05 2017 04:42 AM
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I'll throw in another vote for the Rockwell option. It's easier to get axles with matching gears that way, and fairly easy to get rims that you can actually still buy tires for.

Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1207012 Sun Mar 05 2017 02:44 PM
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How about the GM military trucks from the late 40's, certainly narrow axles and appropriate size or weight capacity compared to later military stuff.
How easy would an AD cab replace the 40's cab?
Or again just use whichever truck as it is.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1207021 Sun Mar 05 2017 03:09 PM
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Grigg, you bring up a couple of good points. The WW2 G506 Chevy drivetrain has axles that are quite narrow, and could work under an AD cab. I would hate to see some rare driveline parts being consumed in an a non-g506 application though! Another good donor would be the later m-211 or m-135 Korean war GMC 2 1/2 ton truck. These models have the same axle width as a WW2 Chevy but include some technological upgrades. The best part with the M-211/135 is that most of them were built with an automatic transmission that is an Achilles heel for that model leading to most being sent to the great scrapyard in the sky. Complete dead transmission M-211/135's can be found for under $2000. Gear ratio is 6.67 for the Chevy and 6.17 for the GMC so don't plan on getting anywhere fast.

Below is an image of the frontend on my 42 G-506:
[img]http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/3285/medium/IMG_13744.JPG[/img]

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Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1207132 Mon Mar 06 2017 03:42 AM
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Tin looks same as '41-'47.1 GMC.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 4 wheel drive 2 ton? [Re: oldieoldie] #1207220 Mon Mar 06 2017 05:05 PM
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