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    G7117 Axle questions

    Thanks for the replies! I have made a couple decisions since I last posted most notably being a new frame for the truck. I'm going to build one from scratch out of 2x8 tubing which will increase greatly the strength obviously, and the more I looked at mine the more I realized how bad of shape it...
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    G7117 Axle questions

    The rear axle looks just like the front except the hubs. It does have the tic tac toe pattern and both the front and back open up with a ring of bolts. Do you know which direction each shaft needs to spin? Do both front and rear shafts spin the same direction in relation to the truck but...
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    G7117 Axle questions

    Here's some fresh pics I just took because I couldn't find the old ones.
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    G7117 Axle questions

    I should have specified that I have the banjo axles. Ill post some pictures when I remember how. I'm finding it pretty hard to come up with info on these in comparison to my experience in the 5 ton world where info and parts are plentiful. I found a post on Pirate 4X4 about identifying a...
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    G7117 Axle questions

    I have a G7117 that I want to keep looking original, but it will be repowered soon with a much more powerful engine and I am wondering about a bunch of things with the axles. 1. How strong are they as far as torque? On one hand these trucks were beasts and could pull anything it seems if you...
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    Winch Testing

    Thanks for the input guys, it has been a long time since I looked at my broken one in the parts pile and I'm far from home so I can't go look now anyway. I think Ill grab a couple of them.
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    Winch Testing

    I happen to be looking at some 20,000lb front 5 ton winches (I'm a potential buyer) and I think the price is right, but I want to know if there's a way I can test them by hand before I buy them to make sure they're not broken inside or something. (not looking for guarantees or anything) I'm...
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    So I'm Thinking 10 Ton

    But what do people do about the oversized overheight kingpins?
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    So I'm Thinking 10 Ton

    I hear what you all are saying, I appreciate the info and opinions! I think if I can get him to come down a few thousand I'm going to jump on it. If it turns into a collector-mo-bile that only goes to shows, so be it. If it turns out to be a good business opportunity, awesome. Why would the...
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    So I'm Thinking 10 Ton

    I went and test drove a M123A1C this weekend that is for sale. I have been thinking about buying a 10 ton for about a year, I have only ever run into two of them for sale, one a thousand miles from me for $9K and one closer for $16K with a trailer. The truck is awesome and honestly drives just...
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    M915a1 vs. M352a2 for Hauling logs

    A lot of these guys are stuck on their newer 900 series 5 tons but I tell ya, a good old M-39 series or 800 series 5 ton with get the job done no problem and they come with all the "pansy free" accessories like manual transmissions and other old school simplistic features that get stuff done...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Thanks! It was a long time in the making little bit at a time paint job... I probably averaged a spot a day over the last two months lol. It really only happened on like 4 different days but it was spread out. That's just a rattle can job and I may do it over someday but I wanted to do it this...
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    I want a 5 ton

    Depends on your price tag too, you can get an M-39 series 5 ton for $1000... There's also the choice of manual or auto transmissions. The cool part is they all use the same suspension, axles, and chassis with only minor changes so whichever one you pick you can do pretty much all of the same...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Alright well i'm kinda cheating here and including much more than a week's worth of mods and fixes but here goes: My M-62 started out white, ugly and leaky and here's the before and afters: Its still a little leaky but im working on it one hose at a time... And My M-55 came...
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    Just Bought a wrecker!

    Its been my experience with all 3 trucks I have bought that have been sitting that the master was empty and so were half of the lines but a good filling and bleeding made them perfect again. Two of the three trucks also required at least some line replacement but nothing else. Good luck with the...
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