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  • #31
    From one project, right into the next, your a man that is after it for sure!

    I didn't think stacks would clear the cab when its tilted, seems to me the back lower edge of the cab kicked towards the rear a bit when the cab is tilted forward. My dad's friend ran a tilt cab on a roll back many years ago, I thought they had to roll the bed back a couple feet for the cab to clear the bed. That was a long time ago, I may not be remembering very well though. His was a standard cab, that could have made the difference, there were mud flaps at the back edge of his front fenders. Gene

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    • #32
      The hinges are at the very front at the top of the frame so the lower bottom of the cab just lifts straight and arcs foward..
      but if stacks go anywhere I think the place to put them would be on the side going past the center of the rear side window...
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      • #33
        After a hour or more shimmying the front and back halves around I finally got it lined up incredibly well and the welding is done.
        2 passes on each side.
        And I will be adding back a section of ⅜" plate that was also cut out.. that will be over " of material when all done.

        check out the weld done when the company that built the fire truck originally streched the frame and my last pass... I'm happy with mine.
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        2 passes vertical at about a 45⁰
        not quite the stack of dimes I hoped for but it's a good stack of random change😁

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        Overhead weld, 2 passes
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        I cut out just enough that I wanted to putter body panels to fit back together tightly...
        Mission accomplished!
        really happy I was able to preserve the kool hand painted pinstriping and graphics! 👍
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        • #34
          Yesterday I got a bit overwhelmed with the wiring on this thing... figuring out where the fire truck wiring ended and the truck chassis wiring began...
          started fresh on it this morning and was able to get my fuel system done as well as all thea wiring traced out and identified, then deleted unnecessary circuits, and soldered and shrink tube what needed it.
          tidied up the top of the engine and found all the brackets and braces and reinstalled the massive intake filter housing assembly.
          Happy so far with the FiTech fuel injection system too..only 3 miles on it tho...😁


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          I know its dirty haven't had a chance to give her bath yet..
          soon.




          My build thread:
          https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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          • #35
            Before and after removing 4.5' from frame.
            took it out on a drive around the neighborhood the other day... the FiTech is still learning and is getting better.
            found out my charging system is not working....
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            also beginning to populate the service body 👌👍 Click image for larger version

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            • #36
              Looks great!!!

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              • #37
                Originally posted by JWD View Post
                Looks great!!!
                +2! The Ultimate Service Truck- coming soon to a farm near you!
                https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                • #38
                  After a shake down run taking the truck into town and putting on some highway miles I noticed that the RPM would jump around quite wildly on the FiTech display... tach wire picking up interference from something.
                  did a complete tune up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coil and installed a Pertronics in place of the points... problem solved!
                  it runs really nice, starts really nice. Fuel injection is the cats a$$!
                  Not much to show, putting a tool box slide in one of the compartments, of course the only HD slides I could find were 18" and that's not quite enough... so I'm building a secondary over center mechanism to bring the box out far enough to allow the lid to open correctly... I always seem to end up needing to overcomplicate things....

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
                    After a shake down run taking the truck into town and putting on some highway miles I noticed that the RPM would jump around quite wildly on the FiTech display... tach wire picking up interference from something.
                    did a complete tune up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coil and installed a Pertronics in place of the points... problem solved!
                    it runs really nice, starts really nice. Fuel injection is the cats a$$!
                    Not much to show, putting a tool box slide in one of the compartments, of course the only HD slides I could find were 18" and
                    that's not quite enough... so I'm building a secondary over center mechanism to bring the box out far enough to allow the lid to open correctly... I always seem to end up needing to overcomplicate things....

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                    Hmmm..... Let's scratch the "over complicate" phrase and call it, "extreme design". LMAO! And hey- ain't it way cool to have the imagination and skills to build stuff that is one-off and works well for you?

                    Keep on Fire Truckin!
                    https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                    • #40
                      Thanks, it eats up lots of time tho.... if I charged out my hourly rate this service truck is getting expensive!
                      My build thread:
                      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
                        Thanks, it eats up lots of time tho.... if I charged out my hourly rate this service truck is getting expensive!
                        Your doing good then!
                        If I would have charged myself $1 per hour for the time I have on my truck, I couldn't have afforded it, just buying the parts I need is bad enough. Good thing I'm not keeping track of the hours while I'm having this much fun. Gene

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                        • #42
                          So we got foam kit for our pressure washer, it's from schippers and I'm pretty happy with this stuff.
                          it really softens the oxidation and I was able to hot water wash it off pretty well.
                          Also, I hot water washed off these ugly white stickers.... imagine my delight when I found more original had painted graphics underneath!
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                          My build thread:
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                          • #43
                            That is killer. What a difference that stuff made. MAJOR score on uncovering the "No.7" graphic. A clink of the bottle to you on that one my friend!
                            https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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