L-700 Coe Trying to run it looooowww

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Would it be proper to put a dodge viper engine into a dodge l700 Coe

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Would it be proper to put a dodge viper engine into a dodge l700 Coe

Yes! Yes it would! :lol:

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Don't know about proper but, it sure would be KOOL!!!

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Absolutely!!!!!!!

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If by proper you mean period correct well then no. As a modernized restoration why not.

I've seen a blog following an L-700 restoration that is repowering the truck with a Cummins out of a Dodge pickup, so I see no reason a V10 is not a reasonable alternative. The L700 was available with a 470 cid diesel so I would think a V10 could be squeezed in there.

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I thought about chopping the top and lowering it a bit do you guys think that would look dumb thanks for the input

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I don't see why not!

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I thought about chopping the top and lowering it a bit do you guys think that would look dumb thanks for the input

DO IT!!! Chop the top, lower that sucker into the weeds, power it with the V-10/T-56 combo, put low pro tires under it and run with it! Build it for you and the sky is the limit! you might be able to use the wheels and tires out of an old Ford F-350 kit...

Are you planning on dragging a trailer with it? If you lower it, it may pair nicely with a Galaxy 38' gooseneck... Just throwing out ideas... Whatever you do, we'd definitely like to see pictures of it.

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Not, unless you put a huge supercharger on top of that son of a gun :D

Go for it, dude!

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cut the floor cab needs a turbo//// look in 2020 after the appolies ie (the end) if it works

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Mr cheap can you explain that one to me

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coe cab over engine /// cut out floor so turbo is in cab with driver // hey look in the year 2020 (mad max ) if you can make it go your ahead of the others ////// sorry im dis lex ic... i have troble putting my head into words

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Proper? Perhaps not. Cool? Undoubtedly!

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You might be starting a trend here... After that why not a Ford C-cab with a supercharged 5.4 from a Shelby GT500? :D

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Now I just need to find time to do it working on the ford dump truck and the ih transtar at the moment but I will keep this thread updated when I start it

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Go for it cut ,chop, lower,and over power it. Should be fun

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Okay bringing this one backup. I have started the dodge viper engine and I am working on the frame for the Coe. I will be trying to post some pictures of the cab to get some ideas on how to chop the top. That's all for now

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Like Aaron said... "proper," no... cool... yes! :D

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I think it would be very cool!

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As they sayin' in street roddin',which works for the model hobby even better "Dare To Be Different".....

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Okay to review here is what is happening. I am putting the motor from this model post-8176-0-42380500-1327687371_thumb.jp

Into this one post-8176-0-79300100-1327687372_thumb.jp

Here is what I have of the Motor so far post-8176-0-27480500-1327687365_thumb.jp

I am also looking for tips on chopping the top on this cab

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Thanks Again Tim Kracht

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That is cool . I wish I had another l700

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Have not had a lot of time to work on this one but I was able to put the frame together.

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use the chopped van body that u can get from resin caster jimmyflitstones, part #nb157 its web site is www.jimmyflintstonestudios.com its for the little red wagon kit but looks so much like ur truck cab.

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Not quite an L700 but this was a quick sketch of a lowered 61 White COE for drag with a V12 Detroit Diesel.

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