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Old 02-20-2022, 02:09 PM
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"I wanna drive the firetruck"

Finally getting around to building a hotrod firetruck. Plans are to combine a 1950 Searave with a cheap class A motorhome. The drivetrain will be a Cummins 8.3, Allison 6 speed automatic and Rockwell rear axle from the RV...and the disc brake front axle.

It is going to take a lot of cutting to get the bottom of the grill close to the ground.

Basic plan is a land yacht. A big roadster that seats 10. ...a pontoon boat for the highway.
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Old 02-20-2022, 02:27 PM
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wicked! I`m glad I got the front row seat...
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Old 02-20-2022, 02:48 PM
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The RV front axle has quite a bit of drop to it. It looks to be about 9 inches from mounting plate. It is way more than the stock firetruck. My guess is that I will need to z the frame and do 4 links with airbags to sit right. The motorhome will provide the frame material.
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Old 02-20-2022, 03:34 PM
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Kool , I'm in
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Old 02-20-2022, 04:31 PM
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Me too
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Old 02-20-2022, 05:06 PM
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Old 02-20-2022, 05:38 PM
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Old 02-20-2022, 05:51 PM
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Old 02-20-2022, 06:01 PM
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This oughta be fun...
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Old 02-20-2022, 06:29 PM
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Cool Beans....I'll be following the build.
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