Sweet on the rims. I was scared that I got the widow maker rims. The truck all created up is not for me. The driver parked the trailer at my house fully loaded. He had to go do another run. Will unload later this week. The truck will go into storage until I finish my other projects. Too many toys. This truck sitting on the trailer get lots of looks and everyone stops and asks what it is. Lol like a celebrity. The truck itself needs lots of work. The rear tandem axles look good but the walking beam design looks a bit rough. Will need a rebuild. The front end looks good and solid. The tires are shot. The body needs lots of attention. The engine has oil and the plugs look good. Gona power up to see if I can turn over. The rad is empty and so is the power steering pump. The tranny shifts nice and the clutch pedal moves nice. The brake pedal was seized, but with lots of foot power I got it to move. Now it goes to the floor. Maybe the booster needs a rebuild??? This is gonna be a bigger project than I though, but she is a keeper. Love it and so does my wife. Plan on keeping it all original as long everthing works . The rear walking beam may have to go. We will see. Thx everyone for all the help. Steve
Make sure you take your time and not get in a hurry when trying to wake up the engine after a long nap. There's a Tech Tip on steps to take that can help you through it...doing it wrong can break things and end up costing lots of extra money to fix.
I'm looking forward to following along on your adventure with this truck!
Quick question for u all smart people. How do I tell if this is a 348 or a 409. Been told to look at the dipstick location by others, but is there any other way. Been reading a lot about this truck online and in books. They where correct on some stuff and wrong on others. Like my rims are not 22.5" like it says in the specs, its 20". Is there like an owners shop manual for these big trucks??
You will be able to get 22.5 tubeless rims that will fit on those hubs easily. That's what I did for my 860. I think I only paid about $100.00 each but that was a few years ago. Keep an eye for a manual on Ebay. I found my rims there too. It will be exciting to see the progress on the truck once you start.
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