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    Has anyone put a big rig cab on 1 ton truck chassis? Did you have to modify the cab, like make it shorter or narrower?

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    Hi, I have seen several such rigs. The older Peterbilt, KW, etc cabs are smaller than most modern pickups. Just make new cab mounts for your chassis to lone up with the cab. Now the real work comes to cut down the front end assy (hood & fenders) to make it look right. There used to be some front end kits available. Search the internet. One name that comes to mind is little big rig. Brad.

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    Maybe it would be better to put the cab on a 1 1/2 ton chassis those wheels should fill the wheel wells. Might not have to do too much hood / fender mods.

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    would be cool to use a 1 1/2 ton frame with a big rig cab to mount a motorhome...

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    lilbigrig.com/Home_Page.php

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    (mystarcollectorcar.com/3-the-stars/star-truckin/476-the-kenworth-that-thinks-its-a-1919-chevrolet-dually-one-ton-truck.html)

    place a www in front of this link

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    one more

    thedieselpage.com/readers/vanwinkle.htm

    Again place a www in front

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    It looks like the Little Big Rig is actually a fiberglass cab designed to fit on a ford 2wd F250 chassis. I was thinking about using an old mack DM cab and hood.

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    I always thought a B Series Mack would be cool on a 1 ton truck frame. I think being smaller they may have a chance at fitting:

    http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-19...-yellow-sy.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by reverendd View Post
    I always thought a B Series Mack would be cool on a 1 ton truck frame. I think being smaller they may have a chance at fitting:

    http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-19...-yellow-sy.jpg


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    That is sweet, I would put a sleeper on it to open up the cab for little more leg room.

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    That's really unique. What years are the B series? Does the original engine work or would you 6bt or 6ct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
    would be cool to use a 1 1/2 ton frame with a big rig cab to mount a motorhome...
    I like part of this idea...A salvage yard school bus medium duty 60 passenger size chassis shortened to the right wheelbase would make a good cheap donor for the chassis and drive line. I have seen 6BT busses sell in running condition for $1,000 and less depending upon the age. In a lot of areas they scrap them everyday because of the age requirement required by law. The most expensive part would be the body parts. I'm thinking that if you do some good shopping around this could be done for less than $5,000 not counting paint and labor.
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    See my build thread.... I took a GM Breadvan frame for my 1947 Ford 1.5 ton chassis.....
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    Here's some examples I've found for such a truck. They are Peterbilt cabs and hoods mounted to Ford and Dodge chassis.

    Ford F-350 Chassis:

    http://truckaccessoryguide.com/2007/...-pickup-truck/









    Dodge 3500 Chassis:

    http://www.dieselpowermag.com/featur...ilt/index.html





    Ford Chassis:

    http://www.dieselpowermag.com/featur...ram/index.html


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    I really like the looks of that Dodge/Peterbuilt
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    My father is in the process of doing this with an Internation Eagle cab on a Dodge Cummins 2500 chassis. Its a long term project but the cab is on, it needs some nose work and interior, and a custom body for the rear.

    I almost bought an old International cab for my Cummins Ram. I think it was an old 190. But I dropped the ball and someone else got it. I'll be looking for something else when I get back to work and get the money.

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    At one time when OEM or re-pop sheet metal wasn't as readily available for my '70 GMC 1 ton with 4-53T,I acquired a GMC General cab [aluminum] and hood [fiberglass] . The hood was too big
    and bulky and inner fender interfered with the steering in a trial fit . I ended up donating the stuff to an acquaintance in upstate NY who operated a General .

    B model Macks and KW/Pete are both very popular on pickup chassis .

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    I've already seen an R model Mack on a pickup frame. Looked great! He even had it rigged up so that the air brakes worked! Air over hydraulic that is. Never the less, it did'nt stay around long; He sold it for WAY less than what he could have gotten for it! It's a idea that's catching on! Better try it before they make some kinda new law against it!

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    My dad had a MiniBigRig that was a KW with the integrgateed 60in.stand up sleeper.Was on a F350chassie with a 5.9 cummins VE pump. with a nv4500.

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    This is more all built from nothing but its sweet http://www.blastolene.com/pissd.html

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