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jimh425

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Posted: 04/13/19 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering how many of us would love a pickup version.. Basically, it’s a new shell with remanufactured engine/transmission/axles. You get the benefit of creature comforts/electronics without the same emission requirements/equipment.

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Posted: 04/13/19 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let me see- buy a new truck, put a less powerful, worse mileage and dirtier engine in it. Oh yeah, that makes sense. Love to stick my old 245 hp 460 in a new Super Duty.


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Posted: 04/13/19 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would love to have a "new" Gen 2 Dodge with an in-lime Cummins and a fully mechanical injection pump... maybe even that same engine in a 70's Ford crew cab or High Boy.

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Never sold mine. '97, 7.3 with no emissions at all. Even has a road draft tube. No rust, everything works fine. Been offered 25 cash, I laugh.

Had to insure with Collectables Insurance thouugh for ACV because conventional insurance won't cover the loss anymore. It'w worth about 4 times book value.

5 more years and it gets Vintage Vehicle plates.

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Stickered for 32 with every option. It's a 4x4, crew cab long bed SRW with a Dana 60 in front (high portal) and a corporate 10.5 in the back, limited slip with an ARB air locker in the front spool. 89K original miles.

Not for sale at any price.Not short on power at all with a full Gale Banks kit. Dyno's at 383 RWHP, plenty for my needs. I'm not a hot rodder, I'm an old fart.


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The Class 6-8 glider thing is coming to an end anyway. The Fed is drafting new rules that will limit that practice.

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I'd take a P Pumped 6BT with a RTO6610 transmission in any new chassis.


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Chris Bryant wrote:

Let me see- buy a new truck, put a less powerful, worse mileage and dirtier engine in it. Oh yeah, that makes sense. Love to stick my old 245 hp 460 in a new Super Duty.

If that would be your plan, then a glider isn't for you.


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For sure, it doesn’t make any sense for the gasoline engines, but they aren’t being murdered by the emissions equipment like the diesels have been for a little over the past decade.

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Didn't we already figure out the future is electric?
I am not environmental freak, but on practical site the truck is already forbidden from driving in California.
About 8 states already follow CA smog laws and the number keeps growing.
When they will follow with same restrictions?
Right now I own 3 vehicles with DPF and DEF. It is additional maintenance issues (with potential for high expenses) but similar my android cost way more than old dial-phone.
Would I drop convenience of android for scanning the cars, operating light systems in my house and checking gate camera only to gain more reliability?
Heck no.





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I'd actually rather go the other way. I'd like to have an old square body GM truck ('73 - '87) with an LBZ Duramax and an Allison automatic.

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