Thought it was about time I had a bit of a go in the shed, so past cupla days got the chassis ready for a "Dry Fit" with the cab.
Ignore the condition of the cab, once I've taken all my measurements where the new cab mounts go, will send the cabin out and have the rust repairs done.
I've had a go at the doors and blew holes in them so reckon it's time to bite the bullet and get someonbe else to do it.
Slap up a few photos, you'll see that the spacers for the front swivel mounts are made out of wood, just to get a bit of an idea of height off the chassis.
Also, bought a length of polyurethane pipe to knock up my own cab mount extensions, can buy stock donuts from McKays, although have to go through an agent, Blackwoods closest here, two-three weeks waiting time.
Bugger of a stuff to dry and do anything with! Only way I could work it was bore the centre out, stick it in the lathe and on highest possible speed, shaape it with a wood rasp and finish with a file, only four to do, so a bit of ginning around.
By removing the steering wheel, I can get the cabin to tilt back roughly sixty degrees, have a few ideas on how to lock the cabin down and also have a brand new ram off an engine crane, sent out by mistake, should be able to nut something out to jack the cab up.
Still big heaps to do, but slowly getting there!
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Must be something in the way I'm loading these snaps, have them all in a folder,correct orientation, when they appear here they seem to be all over the place, one is actually upside down? Doing something wrong!
Hi Dave, i have to machine down the outer diameter of some polyurethane bushes soon for cab mounts myself, and i only read somewhere the other night to put them in the freezer overnight before hand. Apparently it firms them up to help make them more machinable.
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Hello Dave, saw a TK Bedford some years ago that had been converted to a tilt cab, He used trailer couplings on the cab and 50mm balls on the chassis to lock the cab down.Some may remember this truck around Sydney fitted with 671 GM and carted hot mix.
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