Tramp Truck Build

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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:42 am

When I bought the truck one reservation I had was a 4 cylinder engine, however there were no 6 cylinder trucks available in the UK apart from the 18 t ones, with a chassis cab weight which would make 7.5 t when built a real challenge.
l'd been keeping an eye out for an engine when one poped up on the rader - even better it came complete with a PSV'd truck which has lots of other useful bits
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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby bromleyxphil » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Looks like a find mate, is the 6 cal a straight shoe in or will there be more mods to be done in the driveline?

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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 pm

If I use my gearbox I hope it's bolt in. Some measuring and comparing or ratios etc. will be needed before I know for sure where the extra length of 2 cylinders goes.
I intend having the truck on the road as is first
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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm

That does look a nice truck Ivan! I really do like them, just don't tell Phil I said so!

It also looks so cute there without a home on the back! Bless it!

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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:49 am

bromleyxphil wrote:Looks like a find mate, is the 6 cal a straight shoe in or will there be more mods to be done in the driveline?


I had a quick look yesterday and the extra length seems to be split between back and front, ie the engine centre stays in the same place.
I dont't think that shortening the driveshaft to the transfer box is advisable - it's very short already so I'll probably move the transfer box back and lenthen the front driveshaft and shorten the rear one.
I will however take specalist advice (from the chap who will be doing the lengthening/shotening)
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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Time for an up-date.
The prefered option for accomadating the extra length of the 6cyl is indeed to move the transfer box back by one chassis hole (about 100mm) and lengthen and shorten drive shafts to suit.
Aside from that, panel cutting has been on-going. The floor is in, the roof is painted and bonded, roof window holes cut and rebated and the door-side panels are cut, window and hatch holes are cut and the whole lot trial fitted.
Next move is prep and paint the side panels and bond then start on the other side.
The spare wheel mounting and winch system have also been finalised tried.
The chosen colour is Ral 7034, a vote for the green party!
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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby bromleyxphil » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:20 am

Looks fantastic mate, can’t wait to see it.

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Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:11 am

bromleyxphil wrote:Looks fantastic mate, can’t wait to see it.

Thanks Phil, it's good to finally see it starting to take shape,
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