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Forum: Title Q&A 08-27-2019, 11:36 PM
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Posted By jmlcolorado
Don, curious if that time has come? And if so,...

Don, curious if that time has come? And if so, how it worked out?
Forum: Builds! 05-29-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Spent a couple hours wiring up the cab lights...

Spent a couple hours wiring up the cab lights yesterday, and built a contraption to track down a boost leak I was suspecting the truck had. Confirmed. A few of them.
https://youtu.be/ZhuKRLtzmWI
Forum: Builds! 05-28-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Oh man! I gotta catch up here! I decided to...

Oh man! I gotta catch up here!

I decided to keep the bed itís original length. I figured if I wanted to stretch the bed, Iíd have to get new wood ($$$$), new c channel, new frame. Might as well...
Forum: Builds! 05-18-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Oh trust me. The back half of the truck wonít...

Oh trust me. The back half of the truck wonít stay like that 😁

Rough measurements shoe I can remove 1 section of the million piece driveshaft. Iíll be taking about 43Ē out. I should be able to...
Forum: Builds! 05-18-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
A pipe wrench HA!!! Itís funny because itís true!...

A pipe wrench HA!!! Itís funny because itís true! 😂
Did a quick cut n paste today to get a general idea of what it might look like.
Itís alotta bed!

I actually like the original length better...
Forum: Builds! 05-17-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
After work tonight, I decided to wrap up the rear...

After work tonight, I decided to wrap up the rear body mounts.
I only had grade 5 bolts for these mounts, so I need to change them
Out to grade 8. Iíll grab those tomorrow sometime.
After I got...
Forum: Builds! 05-15-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Itís a two fer day! Part 19 working on the...

Itís a two fer day!
Part 19 working on the interior systems. Steering, brakes, electrical. And I get to fire it up! Sweeeeet!

https://youtu.be/voKv-RofN-A

Part 20 re-thinking rear cab...
Forum: Builds! 05-06-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Hey that’s a great idea! Build out a box out of...

Hey that’s a great idea! Build out a box out of diamond plate.

I happen to have a couple shorter legged people runnin around that could appreciate those :)
Forum: Builds! 05-06-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Yeah Iíve got another set of fenders. They arenít...

Yeah Iíve got another set of fenders. They arenít ford, but international L110 fenders. I figured I can cut out a hole a few inches larger then the tires and weld in some 1/2Ē round bar to trim out...
Forum: Builds! 05-06-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Iím a very visual guy. I like it when big...

Iím a very visual guy.
I like it when big visually impactful things move. Like the bed off.
If I would have JUST removed the bed in one whole day, Iíd be happy.
But if I were to completely...
Forum: Builds! 05-05-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Didnít get visually substantial progress done...

Didnít get visually substantial progress done today, but it was solid progress none the less.
Got the firewall placed in its final location. Which drives where all the interior components go....
Forum: Builds! 05-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
A few hours after work today got me some good...

A few hours after work today got me some good progress......
of course, an overly long video that will probably bore most of you to death is soon to follow after more work this weekend :)

...
Forum: Builds! 05-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
A few hours after work today got me some good...

A few hours after work today got me some good progress......
of course, an overly long video that will probably bore most of you to death is soon to follow after more work this weekend :)
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-29-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By jmlcolorado
Also note that the chassis is not being modified...

Also note that the chassis is not being modified by any other means than drilling in the sides of the frame to relocate the suspension components. No welding, no drilling in frame flanges. For all...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-29-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By jmlcolorado
So hereís a trick question. So the truck...

So hereís a trick question.
So the truck papers say itís rated for 16k lbs.
the chassis itís on is rated for 33k lbs.
what were to happen if I were to load it up and it weighed in at 25,999...
Forum: Builds! 04-29-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
I had it listed on Craigslist for about 38...

I had it listed on Craigslist for about 38 minutes before I got tired of the morons.
Took it down with no intention of re posting.

I was reading through a Facebook group last night and a guy...
Forum: Builds! 04-29-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Oh and also might have found a guy in some other...

Oh and also might have found a guy in some other state nearby who has a use for this ford chassis. Sweeet! I was hoping to not have to scrap it.
Hopefully it works out and we can roll this thing up...
Forum: Builds! 04-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Made some progress yesterday. Got the old chassis...

Made some progress yesterday. Got the old chassis cut out from under the cab. Then rolled the bus under it and set the cab down on the bus chassis. Now I gotta start u hooking everything from the bus...
Forum: Builds! 04-28-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Started getting the bed off the ford. ...

Started getting the bed off the ford.
https://youtu.be/Z7xZ5zfofuc
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
That makes sense. I always thought dump trucks...

That makes sense.
I always thought dump trucks had the axle all
The way back in order to distribute the load across the front and rear axles more evenly.
I didnít think about WHAT they were...
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
I appreciate this input! Is this for a standard...

I appreciate this input!
Is this for a standard fixed box or a dump bed?
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Okay welp, no turning back now. ...

Okay welp, no turning back now.
https://youtu.be/S7YyZ75ixyQ

Iím still seeing this as one of the quickest (as far as labor intensive) builds to date.
No trying to convert brakes over to...
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Yeah if the chassis gets longer, the wheels will...

Yeah if the chassis gets longer, the wheels will end up centered in the bed similar to how it sits now, or a little behind center.
I donít want all the weight picking up the front end.
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
Yeah. Thanks for that. I guess :D

Yeah. Thanks for that. I guess :D
Forum: Builds! 04-21-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,209
Posted By jmlcolorado
I hadnít thought about steel decked. Thatís...

I hadnít thought about steel decked. Thatís actually a great idea!
I did some cuttin and pastin in ms paint (Iím no photoshop guy) and came up with some before and after renderings.
I think I...
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