Could probably add a turbo but won't. No power mods planned. It already has a whopping 75HP, almost double the 40HP of the original banger:sFun_bananasplit: .L.T.K. I don't know why but the images are broken for me... but it's sounds sweet... I'm loving the Mercedes diesel! I've often spied the Mercedes V8 diesels at wrecking yards thinking it would be fun to drop one of them in a rod of some kind... any power mods in mind? Is there much that can be done to those Mercedes?
Yes you need to use the newer ones as they are bolt in but they are quite wide leaving wheel choice limited for older narrower trucks . Lots of info on F.T.E. complete build threads with lots of pics , measurements etc . Jag fronts are narrower and also quite popular as are Dodge Dakota swaps .Depending on the year and condition it could be a good one. I believe the 03 to 08's are generally the preferred models.
Yes we need pictures! I had my son-in-law show me how on the iPad. Someone with more savvy than me should show you!We got a few old fords restored I bought a 62 ford unibody in high school abd fixed it uqp. Still got it. Wife bought me a 56 ford before we got married to 10 yrs to finish it but it finally got done. I'm working in 78 A model kw now. 3406a blk 13 speed gona roll air ride under it this winter hopefully. Put some 6 in straights on it. Wish I could fiqure out how to post pic !! I tell my kids Goya spend some of yr $ foolishly !!!
I talked to a fellow from around Edmonton that had a fender less 28 Ford. He drives it around town, said he talks to the police about the car and they have never given him any trouble. I think if gravel is coming off your tires your in trouble with everyone!Are you able to drive this on the street here in AB ? Can you insure it and register it? Does it have to align with the Transport Act like fenders etc?
Have a '54 heading in the same sort of direction, but if I can't drive it, I struggle with investing more time into it.
Really nice job, Weld R Up level of work! The epitome of Rat.
My experienced acquaintance thinks this is a 1927-28 Chev 4 door car body. It has been shortened by removing the back doors and part of the rear quarter windows. Does the cab slope forward at the bottom like a sedan would? He said farmer used to make their cars into trucks because they needed a truck and when there was gasoline rationing they could get more ration coupons if they had a truck! I know this guy is seldom wrong! What do you think?I built 4 link susp front with air bags, rear is triangulated with air bags. I would like to have aux hydraulics from the trans mounted pump (the donor truck had a dump box) to run like a log splitter or something in the future.
If I have time this winter I will modify an old international truck box to fit, get glass and lights and whatever I need to get it road worthy and registered.
I have been burning around the area where I live this summer... and it seems to be behaving ok.... considering I have no radiator fan wired up (the only wiring I have so far is a jumper for fuel solenoid and starter button)
It stays cool and is a riot to drive!
Enjoy the pics.... and hope they're inspirational!
PS... extra points if you can identify the cab I used..... I have not been able to in the 8 years I've been building it.... closest I've found is late 20's dodge brothers....