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Old 11-19-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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69C40/build

I thought I'd share a shop project we started in oct! We got a 1969 C40 to build as a tow vehicle! This is the chassis we will be using it's a 1986 motor home chassis that we shortened 12' to a wheelbase of 120"...Name:  IMG_4613.jpg
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:05 AM   #3
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:08 AM   #4
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We have the rear flares mounted!Name:  IMG_4765.jpg
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:13 AM   #5
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This truck has four wheel disc brakes independent front suspension it will get a 6.6 Duramax and Allison transmission
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:10 PM   #6
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Re: 69C40/build

Did it come with four wheel disc brakes or did you convert it? I have a 69 C6500 I want to remove the air brakes from..... all rotted away.
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:35 PM   #7
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C10-72 II I got lucky the chassis I got had a Dana70 rearend with disc breaks! It had 10 lug hubs all around!
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:01 PM   #8
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What are you going to have for a drivetrain?
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:38 PM   #9
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This truck has four wheel disc brakes independent front suspension it will get a 6.6 Duramax and Allison transmission
Very cool build! I gotta tag along for this....
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:42 PM   #10
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I'm in for this one
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Old 11-20-2016, 01:34 AM   #11
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I just picked up a 6.6 DMax & 6speed Allison!
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:54 PM   #12
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Got the transmission! 6 speed Allison with 37k miles... The 6.6 DMax will be here soon!Name:  IMG_4768.jpg
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:33 PM   #13
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I just picked up a 6.6 DMax & 6speed Allison!
Nice!!
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:59 PM   #14
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Really!.... How are you going to get any work done with a cool ride like that lurking in the shop.
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:45 PM   #15
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I know right! @notsolo at this point in my life it's time for some real fun!
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:52 PM   #16
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:39 PM   #17
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Here's a group photo! I'm really looking forward to finishing this one!Name:  IMG_4778.jpg
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:39 PM   #18
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We installed the 6.6 DMax & Allison today!Name:  IMG_4790.jpg
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:40 PM   #19
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:55 AM   #20
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Re: 69C40/build

I am in for the ride on this build I love these not so common truck builds
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #21
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Hi Larry, ya were excited about this one too! This is the first heavy truck we've built.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:30 AM   #22
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I'm in!
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:31 PM   #23
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Productive day! Any pics of the mounts?
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:47 PM   #24
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I will soon Doug I'm still finishing up the details!
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:49 PM   #25
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Any updates?
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