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Amt's Ford Louisville shorthauler.....Gonna have a scratchbilt wood deck


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#1 cul8ter70

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:14 AM

Had to start this so I had something to do while I was waiting for things to dry on my Kenworth
gonna scratchbilt a wood deck for it but this is what I have so farAttached File  ford short hauler 001.JPG   113.01KB   47 downloadsAttached File  ford short hauler 001.JPG   113.01KB   47 downloadsAttached File  ford short hauler 002.JPG   115.01KB   31 downloadsAttached File  ford short hauler 006.JPG   111.54KB   32 downloads

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:23 AM

gonna look good i like the color

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

Looks good so far.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hay is that a cat or a Fe big block ford?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Looks like one of those oddball Normally aspirated cat engines they put in those Louie-villes.

#6 cul8ter70

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

a little update not much but somthing
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

was asked about the engine not sure so hope this can help
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

Rich,
What is the wording on the valve covers on that engine?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:15 PM

bed looks wide at cab and narrow at the rear,better check

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

was asked about the engine not sure so hope this can help
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That's a naturally aspirated Caterpiller 3208 that was built for Ford by Caterpiller and sold in Ford trucks as the V200 or V220. From what I've heard, this engine is actually a Caterpiller 1160 which is the predecessor to the 3208. Apparently the 1160 & 3208 had different fronts.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

That's a naturally aspirated Caterpiller 3208 that was built for Ford by Caterpiller and sold in Ford trucks as the V200 or V220. From what I've heard, this engine is actually a Caterpiller 1160 which is the predecessor to the 3208. Apparently the 1160 & 3208 had different fronts.


Hi Jim,
Did Ford paint the engines blue or leave them cat yellow in the Louisville Line trucks? I only drove a couple of Louisville Line's and they both had DD 318's that were so cruddy you couldn't tell what the original engine color was :o

Edited by Rich_S, 25 July 2012 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Rick, I'm pretty sure Justin is correct as you could probably find them in both. Ford truck engines in the 1970s were Ford Blue, but if there was a rush order the engine probably would have been OEM color. Similar to Peterbilt & Kenworth who had their engines painted white, or International who had their engines painted red; but OEM colors always crept in!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:04 AM

I have seen them both. Some blue and some yellow.


YAAAAAA! :lol: So i can actually paint my "CAT" yellow? that is in my louisville! YIPPPEEEEEE! :P :P :P

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:18 AM

They used Ford blue on Cat Cummins And Detroit in the early 70s

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Ok so I redid the paint on the engine
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Lookin good!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:55 PM

nicely done,good job!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

ok I was told the back of the bed looked off so I rebilt the whole thing and also started the straps to hold down the load
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

Coming along nicely.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

just a small update put some rails on the bed sides and put the strap holders on
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