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Issues pertaining to the TGB/C30X series engine and driveline issues
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Post by ka » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:45 pm

eric and mike - yeah, i'm definitely not a vehicle mech. but i'm thinking i can farm the work out as reqd. as far as body type stuff, tho, that would be my dept more than anyone i've ever met. i'm thinking a volvo might be just the kinda truck to replace all my other trucks if i can update/upgrade anything that needs it. mike - i'll call up extreme and see what he says about it all.

thx!

meanwhile, art (jake raby's buddy) at ace is my latest discovery for pinz work here in slc. i think i'll finally get to drive my pinz (right when the snow starts).
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Post by psychoman » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:21 pm

ka wrote: i'm thinking a volvo might be just the kinda truck to replace all my other trucks if i can update/upgrade anything that needs it.
On that subject, have you looked at ZIL 131s? Awesome offroad, cheap, multifuel engines and you can still get the spares for 'em.

Too big for me here in the UK given the narrow roads and lanes around where I live, but if I was in the US it might be another conversation...

http://www.tanksforsale.co.uk/Zil%20131_for_sale.htm
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Post by mjnims » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:15 pm

OH man the Zil 131's have been on my wish list for some time. I just have not gotten around to buying a geiger counter yet. Seems some of these trucks don't make it through our customs as they are a little too hot. Still a great truck as are the Ural 4320's but then again they are both monsters in comparisson to the volvos.
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Post by Erik712m » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:01 pm

Pretty cool but man do they look big. A few of the dirt roads I drive looks like I would take out a few trees

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Post by ka » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:05 pm

yep - too big. i'm more into pinzgauer sized trucks. the volvo looks like a good idea but there are issues with that as well, rare parts being number one.
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Post by Erik712m » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:25 pm

Do they have portals?


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Post by Erik712m » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:39 pm

Mark, Hi looks nice better than you described. Color looks like a cross between jeeps army rescue green and there classic green a little odd.

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Post by M Wehrman » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:31 pm

Did a side job for the bank my wife works for. I had to go to Denver,visited Dennis at LinDen. I can't say enough about him,he will drop everything just to chat,answer questions or whatever.I know some will not agree with me ,but he was a real breath of fresh air..
Well anyway....I spied a rust free Volvo cab,sitting on a 6x6 frame,no eng trans,or axles,but I have all that,. My original cab was better than most,but this one was fabulous! This will save me 100's of hrs getting this truck to where I want it to be. So Dennis came up with a price and... another trip to Denver,this time with my truck and trailer to bring back my prize! Going in about a Month,WOO,WOO!!
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Post by Jim Molloy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:14 pm

Congratulations on the cab find. Even greater congrats on having the opportunity to meet and speak with Dennis. My wife and I had the good fortune to spend some time with Dennis and crew a few years back. Both a pleasure and an honor.

In addition to working on a diesel conversion for a friend, we will need to do some cab restoration as well. Do you have any plans for your original TGB cab after your new acquisition has been installed? If you do not plan to keep it as a spare, please let me know.

Take care.

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Post by M Wehrman » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:11 pm

As much as I would love to have a yard full of iron like Dennis 8) ,the Mrs has her limitations..... I don't plan to keep the "big parts" so you will be the first to know.
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Post by Jim Molloy » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:52 pm

Mark,

I appreciate your willingness to keep me up to date. Where are you located?

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Post by M Wehrman » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:15 pm

I am soooo slowwww...
Jim I live in Gilbert ,Arizona.
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Post by Jim Molloy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:06 pm

Mark,

No worries. Just let me know what you have planned and when. No rush at my end.

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Nice Truck

Post by PinzAir » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:26 pm

Mark,

Nice looking truck! Congrats on the cab.
Best of luck with the restoration.

Adam

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