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#1 Prostreet

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

I decided i wanna build a tri-axle dump truck. I was looking at the AITM 15' heavy duty dumpbody kit and would like to use a peterbilt truck. What would be a good base kit to start with for this kind of build. Looking for some insight and maybe what aftermarket parts to use for the suspension and such.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

Id start with a pete 377 kit.....already has set back front axel. u can get front balloon tires after market as for lift axel you could scratch build one maybe hit google for reference pics...cant want to see pics n good luck with er

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:44 AM

joe you can also try p&p for a lift axle or gw trucks for a lift axle and dump body..makes a nice dump body and dump trailer...

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

Thx. for the info guys, i was in contact with Dave at AITM but he never got back to me the 2nd time, I just emailed Gary at GW. That tri-axle looks amazing K McLucas.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

hey dont steal my idea.....im building the 377 as a tri dumper!.....ill be getting a pusher axle off eric soon as i have some income coming in!...if you want to do something as good as kurt then you need to scratch about half the truck or resin,....thats what he did on the 357 dump he has....resin out of production c series cat. cat decals , pete, decals, scratched body, i think a scratch axle to, etc....give you an idea what is involved with something as complex as kurts 357,,.,,,and another thing ....that 357 of kurts took over a year to build!

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

hey dont steal my idea.....im building the 377 as a tri dumper!.....ill be getting a pusher axle off eric soon as i have some income coming in!...if you want to do something as good as kurt then you need to scratch about half the truck or resin,....thats what he did on the 357 dump he has....resin out of production c series cat. cat decals , pete, decals, scratched body, i think a scratch axle to, etc....give you an idea what is involved with something as complex as kurts 357,,.,,,and another thing ....that 357 of kurts took over a year to build!


Gotcha, thx. for the heads up.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

Hey prostreet dont mind banditjoker i mean bandit1 hes been sayin hes buildin a tri axel dumper for months now do what you want

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

Hey prostreet dont mind banditjoker i mean bandit1 hes been sayin hes buildin a tri axel dumper for months now do what you want


HAY!....I am building one....Just not posting pics up! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Well put ur money where ur mouth is n post some pics then

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

Well put ur money where ur mouth is n post some pics then


after bit...got something i want to get out of the way first! :P

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

Lets go already

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Lets go already


ok....lets see here....i modified the cat 3406 to fit in the frame of the 377...still needs work though....
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modified the radiator to accept the 3406
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how much more do you want? ;)

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Finished complete seen those pics last august

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

Keep the progress up maybe we'll see it finished by next xmas?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

I have the info i need, If a Mod reads this delete it before it turns into a bigger train wreck.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

bandit1 and jekylljr

Both of you need to extend an apology to (Joe) Prostreet for hijacking his thread/topic......

Sean....please do not speak for/on (my behalf) in the future. Get a project completed for once and move on.

Kurt

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:17 AM

I decided i wanna build a tri-axle dump truck. I was looking at the AITM 15' heavy duty dumpbody kit and would like to use a peterbilt truck. What would be a good base kit to start with for this kind of build. Looking for some insight and maybe what aftermarket parts to use for the suspension and such.



What's a good base kit to start w/? What ever you want! I started a dump truck several years ago and never finished it. I'll post the WIP photo set here for ya to check out. It might give ya some ideas and it might not.