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Finally decided to go with this. I received the cab in a trade with Jeff, and he said it was designed for a Titan chassis. (little does he know how many questions he is in for 😉) So here is the starting point. The rest of the chassis will come from the parts box.

First question.  The Titan had a sleeper,  this obviously does not. I personally think the truck would look better if I shortened the frame.  Since I have not altered a frame on one of these, where should I take the section out, and how much should I take out. 

TIA

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Sam nice combination. When you are deciding on your frame length take the over hang on the trailer into consideration. 

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Great to see another classic being built! The GMC and haulaway  both date to the early 60's. Hope this data helps.

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Yeah  !!! I knew the CB was in good hands .  Really looking forward to your build 

 

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I’ve been wanting to build one of these for years. This will be a very cool build. I’m not sure what engine you have in mind but remember that the engine tunnel is pretty cramped so make sure that you have clearance before you make anything permanent. Also the radiator will set much lower than the Titan and the fan will run off of the crank.

Looking forward to seeing this one!

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WoW! 

Thanks guys!  I have not even looked online for reference material yet.

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Sam thats where I ran into trouble was getting the engine fitting under floor . Jim b suggested a frame that drops down in front to allow radiator to sit low enough. I had a gw 6 - 71 under the cab but the wrong frame ( w/ f ) really fought me 

You'll have much more success,  and its gonna be a great looking truck

I'm planning a Dodge cab soon 

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Thanks Jeff.  Say,  what paint did you use on the cab? 

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Cab is painted w tamiya mica red , primer should be their fine white . Dunno whether i cleared it , it would've been testors wet look if so

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14 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Cab is painted w tamiya mica red , primer should be their fine white . Dunno whether i cleared it , it would've been testors wet look if so

Thanks!

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9 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Sam nice combination. When you are deciding on your frame length take the over hang on the trailer into consideration. 

So after mocking up everything.  Cab is on the frame where the instructions recommend,  pin on the trailer is centered in between the axles. Looks like 3.25 . So maybe take out two inches? 

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Sam you have to check on the upper part that overhangs. Check mine out. 
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Thanks for that Dan.

Looks like I should just build the trailer first. 

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Yes, build the trailer first or at least mock it up enough. The upper level overhang and the overhang of long car can be your guide.

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Thanks for confirming that for me Bill. 

I noticed that on the box the trailer had five spoke rims, and thought to myself, "cool". Big disappointment when I opened the box, just regular wheels.  Fortunately I have a few extra sets of five spoke trailer wheels.

I think I will go with a Detroit...

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Cant go wrong w a Detroit!!!  Hopefully you'll have clearance enough if ya choose the 8v 

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11 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Thanks for confirming that for me Bill. 

I noticed that on the box the trailer had five spoke rims, and thought to myself, "cool". Big disappointment when I opened the box, just regular wheels.  Fortunately I have a few extra sets of five spoke trailer wheels.

I think I will go with a Detroit...

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48 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Cant go wrong w a Detroit!!!  Hopefully you'll have clearance enough if ya choose the 8v 

Great choice for an engine. It will be a tight fit, but don’t get frustrated. Sometimes resin and kit manufacturers alike don’t get the floor pan exactly right. Don’t be afraid to trim or even make a new pan. I have had to completely remake a floor pan before. A good example was my H-63 Mack that I put a 12v-71 in.

As you can see on the real deal, it is a tight fit.

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54 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Cant go wrong w a Detroit!!!  Hopefully you'll have clearance enough if ya choose the 8v 

So are you telling me when I shorten the frame, don't stop there?

Edit:  just saw your post Brian. Thanks for that pic...I think. lol

 

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Sam - glad Brian chimed in with more info , he's built more cab overs and know the tricks ! I just rushed thru causing myself issues lol

Squirrels had me looking at other ideas right after opening the box 

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7 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

So are you telling me when I shorten the frame, don't stop there?

Edit:  just saw your post Brian. Thanks for that pic...I think. lol

 

I have a few reference photos if you need any, I will be glad to post them. This was a sleeper cab, but should be the same as yours as far a mounting, because as you can see the sleeper is just over hang.

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Thanks Brian, I would appreciate those pics for future reference.  Right now,, for mock up sake,  I would like to know if the Titan location for the engine is ok,  or if I need to lower it in the frame. 

Oh, and I started looking for reference pics. The first two are what I am going after,  the last ones are squirrels.  😄

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Good project Sam, looks like you're heading in the right direction!!! Ought to be a kooooooolllll project to follow!!

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