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made some progress on Our 55 #1241336
Mon Oct 30 2017 04:34 PM
Mon Oct 30 2017 04:34 PM
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BoToepfer  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2011
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So. Md
This past Sat. we pulled the motor and the cab,, I have he cab resting on Boat dollys and I have to build a work dolly so I can move the cab around and get the metal work underway. The chassis I am thinking I can blast in its place I have a few cross members to move and a Gas tank to hang in the chassis,, let me know if anyone has any suggestions


I have a 55 second gen!,, work in progress
1963 long bed step side driver
Just a guy who digs old trucks!
Re: made some progress on Our 55 [Re: BoToepfer] #1241345
Mon Oct 30 2017 05:32 PM
Mon Oct 30 2017 05:32 PM
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Grigg  Offline
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Lexington, VA
A good cab dolly is a section of otherwise scrap frame from similar model truck and some scaffold wheels removable from pieces of pipe welded to each corner.
The frame already has the cab mounts in the right place.
wheels can be removed when transporting cab on dolly on a trailer.
For working on bottom of cab remove from dolly and lay cab on something soft on the back side.


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Re: made some progress on Our 55 [Re: BoToepfer] #1241477
Tue Oct 31 2017 07:54 PM
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ndkid275  Online
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I have seen 4 x 4s ( in a square) used that sit close to where the cab mounts on the fram. He then had wheels under it. Just a thought.

Chris


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