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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 14, 2020 07:40PM

Doesn't that make it grey?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 18, 2020 05:31PM

Tony,
I have found a solution for you! winking smiley
They say that "time is money".
If so, just think of all the time/money you can save by buying a rig that is already done ! ! ! grinning smiley winking smiley grinning smiley winking smiley grinning smiley
Everything you need right here!

> > > Renegede Toter-Home < < <

WoW!
If I could afford a TOY like that, I wouldn't have a mortgage on my house!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 18, 2020 07:29PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Tony,
> I have found a solution for you! winking smiley
> They say that "time is money".
> If so, just think of all the time/money you can save by buying a rig that is already done ! ! ! grinning smiley winking smiley grinning smiley winking smiley grinning smiley
> Everything you need right here!
>
> > > > Renegede Toter-Home < < <
>
> WoW!
> If I could afford a TOY like that, I wouldn't have a mortgage on my house!


But where is the fun in that. Buying something done and not doing some things yourself. Grin

Right now, I'm looking at buying a new bigger "tilt" trailer.
If I do, I need to save some $$$ somewhere else. Grin

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: February 07, 2020 05:01PM

I know you already have your cab and chassis but this is outside the box and just what you want!

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 07, 2020 05:05PM

VairKing Wrote:
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> I know you already have your cab and chassis but this is outside the box and just what you want!

Not my cup of tea to say the least.
Isn't the location of the hitch and the weight of the trailer on the wrong side of the rear axle too?

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 07, 2020 06:39PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> VairKing Wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
> > I know you already have your cab and chassis but this is outside the box and just what you want!
>
> Not my cup of tea to say the least.
> Isn't the location of the hitch and the weight of the trailer on the wrong side of the rear axle too?


Tony, you are correct, BUT as long as he does not put anything heavier than that little trailer on there, it will not be a problem.
It is much further forward than the tongue weight of a bumper-pulled trailer would be.

Ryan, that is not "Outside the Box"!
That is only HALF the BOX ! ! ! grinning smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 07, 2020 06:47PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Ryan, that is not "Outside the Box"!
> That is only HALF the BOX ! ! ! grinning smiley


LOL

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: February 08, 2020 05:29AM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> VairKing Wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
> > I know you already have your cab and chassis but this is outside the box and just what you want!
>
> Not my cup of tea to say the least.
> Isn't the location of the hitch and the weight of the trailer on the wrong side of the rear axle too?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Actually I don't think so. I think they did their homework with weight distribution! They removed all the weight over the rear axle and left everything on the front axle making the front very heavy. Hit the brakes and you would be like the Ford Econoline pick up with the back end coming off the ground!
With the hitch just behind the rear axle it barely offsets some of the weight on the front axle. I bet you could put a 1000# on that hitch and still be safe!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 08, 2020 05:37AM

vairmech Wrote:
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> OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
> > VairKing Wrote:
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> > > I know you already have your cab and chassis but this is outside the box and just what you want!
> >
> > Not my cup of tea to say the least.
> > Isn't the location of the hitch and the weight of the trailer on the wrong side of the rear axle too?
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>
> Actually I don't think so. I think they did their homework with weight distribution! They removed all the weight over the rear axle and left everything on the front axle making the front very heavy. Hit the brakes and you would be like the Ford Econoline pick up with the back end coming off the ground!
> With the hitch just behind the rear axle it barely offsets some of the weight on the front axle. I bet you could put a 1000# on that hitch and still be safe!


Ken,

Then we should get it to your place and put it in the driveway and test it out.




OH wait, we did that vary thing with my deckover and F-150 not too long ago. LOL

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 08, 2020 06:41PM

I want it!

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 09, 2020 02:47PM

This is the style of rear fenders with tail lights that I'm looking at for my G3500 Project.



I also like how they boxed in the frame and dealt with the rear style filler found on the cutaway chassis.

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 10, 2020 10:48AM

Unfortunately the style of rear fender that I like with lights, built in, is desgined for larger rims and tires than found on my G3500.

NOTE: The larger fender is only 1 inch taller and 3 inches wider.

I have to decide if I'm willing to live with the oversized look of the bigger fenders and my smaller tires. Grin


Here are the mearesurmenmt of rear fender deisned for my G3500 with rims up to 16.5".



Here is the measurements of rear fender that I like and are for rims up to 19.5".

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 10, 2020 10:54AM

I really like the looks of this style rear fender and because it comes with lights it is a bonus with my light problem that I already have..

If I go with these they will be flat black.

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 10, 2020 06:31PM

It looks like they are open to road grime on the inside to the back of the lights.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 10, 2020 08:04PM

Joel, most Big-rig/Trailer lights of that type are usually already exposed to road grime.
They are typically sealed on the backside.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 11, 2020 01:35PM

My Class 7 truck is open and yes they are sealed. Bad news when they burn out since the bulb isn't replaceable.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2020 01:41PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> My Class 7 truck is open and yes they are sealed. Bad news when they burn out since the bulb isn't replaceable.
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Sure they are! If like this... just cut apart and glue back! IF NOT LED!

Note 290 items on ebay 0 non LED!

$17!
[www.ebay.com]



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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2020 01:41PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> My Class 7 truck is open and yes they are sealed. Bad news when they burn out since the bulb isn't replaceable.
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Sure they are! If like this... just cut apart and glue back! IF NOT LED!

Note 290 items on ebay 0 non LED!

$17!
[www.ebay.com]



MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 11, 2020 01:45PM

I will look for LEDs when mine die but it won't help me out on the road. I should probably at least carry a spare. Mine are rectangular not the oval ones.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT - G3500 Project - OT
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 17, 2020 01:11PM

UPDATE on the G3500 Project.

I went outside and did a lot of measuring and wire research this morning...

Only 6 factory wires on the G3500
But the F-150 I wired up in 2019 for trailer electric brakes and lights had 11 wires in total.

I need to find an aftermarket wiring harness - where I am sure I will be able to get the factory plugs from a vehicle in a local junkyard to install on the G3500.
Not sure if I want to go with a Van or a Silverado as my choice..

I decided not to go with the nice rear fenders, I spoke about in winter, and put the money towards an 8' wide flatbed that will also cover the tires. Grin

I also spoke with Kevin this morning and he believes that he can start making the flatbed in 2 weeks.
He gets very busy this time of year with farm equipment so I hope that holds true.

The following picture shows my different options for the sleeper box and length of flatbed that will fit with that sleeper box size.


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