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Old 11-23-2022, 05:06 PM
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Is there a way that you could graft the new cab with the fire truck body to make it closed cab and keep the unibody style look?
Probably wouldn't be too hard if I wanted to keep it stock wheelbase. I think I'm going to shorten it some and section the panel above the running boards...and lower the truck a bunch. I'm thinking this might be my daily driver.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:07 PM
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It sure filled up the bed of my pickup.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:56 PM
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Whoa!
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:36 AM
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Whoa!
I might be building a peterbilt. It's gonna be big.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:54 AM
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Well, we made it home with the cab. Kentucky to Nebraska to Kentucky with no problems. There is some rust to deal with, but that should be easier than scratch building a cab.

This thing is BIG. Roughly the size of a full side truck. Doors are 36" long. 34" tall to the window opening. 66" wide between the door posts.

Sliding window is neat. Both sides can be opened.

Gauge cluster is neat too.

Overall. I'm happy with my $400 snow plow cab.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:55 AM
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Looks good!
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Old 11-26-2022, 10:28 AM
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That cab has tons of charisma. A great buy. Excited to see your build.
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:36 AM
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That cab has tons of charisma. A great buy. Excited to see your build.
I dig the styling. It looks like a 20's or 30's pickup cab, but bigger.

Can't decide if the "corner windows" need to go away. It would look older without them, but I'm sure they make it more fun to drive.
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Old 11-26-2022, 07:16 PM
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I am not entirely sure this is any smaller than an old 18 weeler cab.
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:20 PM
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I still say it looks like an old White or REO cab. Wonder what Mercury Man would say? He knows a lot about those old truck cabs. It wasnít unusual for somebody like a snow plow or sweeper builder to buy their cabs ready built from another company.

I once hauled a couple of fire truck cabs from a plant in KY to LA to a place that builds fire trucks. Think it was Ferra or something like that.
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