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Re: avco diesel conversion

Unread post by 77Travco » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:47 pm

You have a front axle in mind for the 4x4 setup yet? I'm curious to see what you use.

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Re: avco diesel conversion

Unread post by gon2sea » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:03 pm

Yes, a dana super 60 out of a 2006 or newer f450 /f550, its wider than the other dana 60's and much stronger than the standard dana 60, not that the standard dana 60 is weak as it is rated at 6000lbs. the tube wall thinkness and diameter is bigger than the standard 60, the ball joints / knuckle assemble is quite a bit bigger and it also has bigger ujoints.\ni will have to make wheel adapters to go from 10 lug to the motorhome 6 lug BUD pattern i am running. i just got some nice 19.5 ALCOA's to upgrade the look. ill use a NP263 electric shift transfer case.

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Re: avco diesel conversion

Unread post by 77Travco » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:18 am

Sounds like you have a plan! I would personally stick with 10 lug 19.5 wheels that bolt straight onto the axle... maybe swap the rear axle to match. Otherwise carry 2 spares or maybe none at all.

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Re: avco diesel conversion

Unread post by el_pistolero45 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:49 pm

This is a Great Story with a fantastic hook in it! I've been a Cummins "B" Motor fan for 25yrs. I've got a 94 12v with 5spd that I'm saving for a similar project down the road. Your engineering has given me too many ideas to sleep tonight! Thanks for sharing! I'm following this thread until you start another project! :D

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Re: avco diesel conversion

Unread post by 77Travco » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:09 pm

gon2sea hasn't logged on since August of 2016... maybe he moved on to other projects but I hope he will update us someday.

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