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Donny April 29th, 2015 05:14 AM

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Well I have this truck I don't know what I'm gonna do with the fire truck I took the Off the truck has like 38,000 miles on it the frame is like brand-new they under coded this truck I think that is what saved it Cab had virtually no rust don't know how serious you are probably would have to change a few things cab mounts Would be a little different

abus319 April 29th, 2015 03:11 PM

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Hmmm let me pinball that around in my brain for a bit.
What is the wheelbase, and are you willing to let the title go with the frame?

Donny April 29th, 2015 03:52 PM

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Title would be a problem The dad died he had a few firetrucks bought it from his son and only have a bill of sale

abus319 May 4th, 2015 01:47 PM

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Thanks, I would love to have a nice clean dry frame like that. If you were closer I would probably be interested even without the title but I can't really justify the transportation cost.
After watching your build I have been looking into buying new frame rails.

Donny May 4th, 2015 02:18 PM

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Does your friend have a lot of rivets ? If it does that's the worst part of the whole thing, I just have the rails bent to go over the old rails , I bought hougen mag drill 150 ,

abus319 May 4th, 2015 04:29 PM

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No theres not very many rivets in the frame.
Do you think it would be sufficient to just wrap the bottom and side, up to the welds across the top of the frame?
What size and type material? (Gvw is <17k)
keep in mind its inevitable that it will be used to pick up something that will pull the front end off of the ground. The first reaction is to push the clutch and down she goes. HARD

abus319 May 4th, 2015 04:39 PM

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Wow that mag drill is like having a portable milling machine!
Some 1" rougher end mills and no more rivet head....

abus319 October 8th, 2015 05:18 PM

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I found a running 79 C60 with a roached body cheap so we will see how the swap goes. The frame is only a quarter inch wider but the C60 cab is nearly a foot shorter than the C50.
I decided that a vertical line off of the front axle (hub) would be the reference point, since I wouldn't consider moving the axle. Horizontal measurements from the reference line locates the back of the C50 cab 7" farther back which looks do-able. I think...

Donny October 9th, 2015 04:04 AM

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Looks good are they the same year this to C 50 and the C 60 , my dad had about the same year truck

abus319 October 9th, 2015 12:37 PM

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It certainly looks like the same series. This one has some issues as you might expect from a $500 truck, but I drove it home without any problems. It has the 350 instead of the 366 which would look a little more appropriate in the 64"s engine bay.
I'm in the process of having the front springs rebuilt and putting new brakes on the fronts so far. Front clip is off and everything on the cab is unbolted except the steering clutch and brakes.
I ran across another project which is slowing the process down on this swap. These orphans seem to follow me home?????


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