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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 08 Nov 2017 21:48 #188752

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Hi guys,

I have a new project on the go, which calls for a special built 7m trailer, which will then need a towing vehicle capable of pulling at least 4ton to include trailer weight.

Currently I don't have either :-(

My next option is to consider buying a flat bed truck, which I can put on historic rego and use occasionally without $1200 on rego.

It needs to carry an aircraft cockpit, which weighs in at 3ton on its own and is 23ft long.

Ideally located in SA, just so I don't have the hassle with collection and the pits, but I suppose I would consider all options if the price was right.

Budget is an issue though, as trailer will cost roughly $4-4500 at mates rates, so needs to be a realistic comparable price for a truck.

A modern equivalent would be something like an extended Isuzu 450 long or a Hino FB4J.

Any suggestion warmly welcome and I have a 2 week window to source something.

Cheers

Bob

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 08 Nov 2017 22:21 #188754

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This looks good value but a long way from SA.

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wamuran/trucks/b...uzu-truck/1154126863

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 06:20 #188758

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Claire/Bob
FWIW
Cut to the chase n make a skid or wheel mounted frame to mount u're cockpit on
n then grab local Tilt tray mob or crane truck to load n cart = lot less $$$ n time

Your Well cum

Next

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 14:01 #188771

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Are you sure aircraft cockpit weighs 3 tonnes ? Is there any weight that could come out of it ?

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 19:11 #188778

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Lang wrote: This looks good value but a long way from SA.

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wamuran/trucks/b...uzu-truck/1154126863

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Nice. But 220hp NA that would have to be a 6 cyl?

And by the way - why do you want a 4cyl? If you're doing historic rego surely some form of tax isn't an issue? And does the no of cylinders even factor in anymore with a truck?

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 19:38 #188779

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Can you reveal what sort of aircraft it is/

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 22:52 #188785

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Thanks for the tips and info guys.
Yes that's a nice truck Lang, but as you say, a long way away and probably too big for my need.
Swishy, already considered that option, but I may have to travel interstate a few times a year, so getting it there would then be expensive.
Wedgetail, I was adviced that a 4cyl would be cheaper and easier to maintain.
Atkipete, yes it probably weighs just over 3000kg, even without a nose wheel fitted, as each seat weighs 70kg on their own.
And Lang, if you know your planes it's an F-4J

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 23:01 #188786

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 09 Nov 2017 23:01 #188787

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And it was built in 1966, so it's historic hopefully :-)

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 10 Nov 2017 06:40 #188796

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wow


air bag trailer drops to ground


Or

Modify a swing lift to suit



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