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Picture under the Hood on the Truck
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Willy-N    Posted 08-25-2003 at 18:07:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thought you might like to see under the hood of the GMC Truck. Just like new cars tons of stuff hidding the engine from view. Just the parts are bigger! Standing next to it this is the view you get you have to climb up to check anything but the oil level. Mark H.


Taylor Lambert    Posted 08-26-2003 at 09:21:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, if youll drive that truck to Mississippi I have a friend that will take it off your hands for 8000. A cat diesel trucl like that with a reefer will sell like mad at the marina. Boaters love cold beer and consume ice faster than a 1 ton truck can bring it lol. Good luck on bilding the and setin the tanks.



Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-26-2003 at 17:22:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Super clean for a throw away cat motor.


Willy-N    Posted 08-26-2003 at 09:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are lots of people wanting my truck now that I got it home. Wait till it is done! I might make it so I can slip the tank set up off and slip a bed on for off fire season. Wife would like the cooler box for the dogs to have a place to get cool on the hot days, so if it dose not sell it has a use anyway. Mark H.


Hal/WA    Posted 08-26-2003 at 14:52:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would wait to remove the box until it sells--then you can use the truck to transport the box to the buyer's location so you do not have to worry about loading it up again. Have you considered just unbolting the box from the frame, jacking the whole thing up in small rises and using lots of blocks and then driving the truck out of under it when it is high enough? It could be dangerous, but should work well if done carefully and wouldn't cost almost anything. How were you going to use a self-loader? I would really worry about tearing it up unless there are attachment points that could be attached to the loader.

I like the idea of having a flatbed to put on the truck for the off season. If I was going to do that, I would build a framework that I could use to easily lift the flatbed or tank setup off the frame with 4 winches. A couple of dollies would make the flatbed and tank easy to move around for storage and changing. The framework could also be where you park the truck when it is not in use.

It sounds like a neat project that could pay for itself and more. Please let us know how it is working out. Good luck.


Willy-N    Posted 08-26-2003 at 15:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a lot of steel frame work under it to block it up with. The self loader was to be used to support one end to drive out from under it using nylon straps. The walls on it are 5 inches thick and steel lined, alum on the outside. The floor is steel also with a 2x2 box steel cross member every 18 inches or so welded into a heavy side rail. I was going to let it stay there till it sold, if not remove it and keep it myself for storage. Just holds up progress being on the truck. Mark H.


Be Phlatt    Posted 08-25-2003 at 20:48:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
How long is this project gonna take you Mark? Looks like a pretty nice truck.......Phlatt


Willy-N    Posted 08-25-2003 at 21:09:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to depend upon another guy for some of it. Pulling the Box depends if it sells tomorrow. I have to shorten the frame 7 ft and that is going to take some time. I know it will be done by spring but wanting to start on it yesterday. Dealing with the box will be the hardest because it takes a self loader to get it off due to the size and weight. Mounting the 3,100 pound tank is a hard job too but once made it should slip right on the frame with a few bolts and 2 spring mounts for flexing of the frame. Most of it will be done this winter. I would like to get the cab painted red befor it gets to cold. Mark H.


deadcarp- let's see-    Posted 08-26-2003 at 05:42:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
it runs so we'll need to unbolt the bed, back it over some slabs, and enough chain to reach a stout tree :) then we'll find out if low gear's any good.


Willy-N    Posted 08-26-2003 at 07:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great idea but the two compresser boxes hang down about 18 inches in front of the rear wheels. Got to lift it up at least that far first pull forward and re block it again so the tires will clear pulling out from under it. Mark H.


Be Phlatt    Posted 08-25-2003 at 21:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark sounds like you got a plan going there , judging from the other projects it'll turn out ok...keep us posted , can't wait to see the work ongoing......Phlatt


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-25-2003 at 19:35:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sure looks like a glass fuel/water separator on the side, 3208 kitty cat by chance?


Willy-N    Posted 08-25-2003 at 20:24:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good eye, I was told it was a John Deere water separator for the fuel if you are talking about the rectangular clear green colored box. May be a Cat #3208 separator tho. Mark H.


markct    Posted 08-26-2003 at 06:46:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea looks just like the ones on a JD 350 crawler, napa carries the filter elements but they are a bit expensive i recall


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