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Old 08-13-2011, 04:47 PM
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Here is my old "Big Blue" snowplow truck.

Now it has a new cab, a new 8 foot flatbed and new plowlights
Most of the rewiring has been done with welding cable for the plow and most of the lights on the flatbed. I like this because the "old" truck had only one headlight, a plowlight, that would work only if you hit a bump just right. Now I have 22 running lights besides the plowlights. I couldn't drive at night before or daytime savely but now I can.

Notice that the rear axle is single wheel and the bearings are going out quickly. also the springs are broken and the shocks are gone.
These axles are only 1/2 ton front and back with a gear ratio of 3.07
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:51 PM
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That camper was/is my old motorhome. I repaired the rear bumper/hitch on a thread here a few years ago. Anywhy, a tree took the camper so I took the new tires off which had only a couple thousand miles on them here you can see the rear axle is gone, and yours truly.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:53 PM
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Here is the rear axle. You can see the tires are almost new. The skider helping me move it around.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:59 PM
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did you get a chance to remove the steering box... weld up cracks and reinforce the frame horn while you had the nose off of that devil??? plow duty is murder on that vintage Chevy frame....
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:03 PM
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Here is truck with the duel one ton axle under it. I found the front spring mount too rusted to remove the broken rear springs so for the time being, I just bolted this axle to the springs, until I could make new spring mounts. So now I have a one ton duelly axle with 4.10 gears and a front axle with 3.07 gears.

I was going to change the gear ratio of the front to 4.10. A couple weeks after this picture I had a blowout of that front tire you see. And as I replaced that tire I broke off 4 lugs. Well that didn't seem right, so I looked for a replacement front axle. And found one with 4.10 rears for $200.00 with new springs and shocks. Also a one ton front axle this was....but not a dually front axle which would have been nice.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:08 PM
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I took these today.
Here is the truck with the new axles, new springs. All the axles and springs are one ton and it took the truck up about 3 1/2 inches then before.
Now it's a good truck, has heavy duty brakes, good axle ratio and plenty of lights for night.
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Another angle you can see how tall it is. I didn't know if I'd like that, but it's okay. I like the strength it has now
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:13 PM
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The tool box my brother made for his truck he didn't like...fits like a glove here.

With all the different parts from different trucks...this truck has some deep meanings for me...I know....stupid but something I wanted to share with you all.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:16 PM
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Rebuilt headache rack. Those lights are great for working at night or for seeing while backing during snowplowing. They are cheap driving lights that work better then foglights because the beam is stronger. Foglights seem to flood the area too much for backing.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:21 PM
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Here is my fuel station.
Behind the seat right side. Quick release for the 10 foot hose and quick flip on/off switch for the pump. This is a small pump, takes a few minutes to pump a gallon. I made it so I could only pump out 3/4 of the tank. Making sure I had at least 3 to 4 gallons left in the tank to drive on. New fuel tank for the truck also.
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