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Old 10-10-2018, 07:34 PM   #41
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Nice style. Might need a little buffing and maybe a tune up before driving though .....
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:12 PM   #42
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To say the least. It is going to be so much work yet so worth every bit of it. Luckily there is no major rust holes to fix. About the only upside to it besides the good body lines.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #43
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Yup plenty of work. But when done you will have something special.


It would be interesting to know what the rearend ratio is. If you are lucky it may have a tag on the center section, and if so it should have the ratio on it.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:45 PM   #44
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All I know at this point is it has a two speed rear end.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:55 AM   #45
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That is good, a 2 speed lets you "split" gears so you have a gear between each gear. So if you are climbing a long grade and do not have quite enough power instead of slowing down enough to get into the next lower trans gear, you just slow down half that and shift the rear to it's low gear.

My old dump truck had it, all my Dad's old trucks had them, and my bus has it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #46
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Do you have any idea if it will handle the torque of a Cummins? That is a worry of mine.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:34 PM   #47
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It has a larger ring and pinion then the pickups with the Cummins, so that is one thing I would not worry about.

Getting replacement brake parts would be the biggest concern. Does it have a frame mounted vacuum booster? or is it on the firewall. If frame mounted is there more then one? Mine has two and that is not common. I do believe boosters can be had. I found them for mine pretty easy. The master cylinder hopefully is a single stage, and that has hope of parts to.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:42 PM   #48
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If you plan on actually driving it...upgrade the brakes! Big weak spot in older rigs. And single pot masters are truly scary.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:47 PM   #49
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he has a drag car maybe a parachute for added braking.....

Have to wonder if whole front axle of the 81 might just fit?

I have had modern tandem masters loose all brakes if a brake line fails. So I do not have any more confidence in then then the singles. I know they are supposed to be safer, but have not seen any differance yet. Not saying give up on dual masters and go back to singles though.

Look at both brake systems see what the 81 has that can be used to upgrade the 59. At least then you would know what to buy. I am assuming the 81 has hydraulic brakes?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:59 PM   #50
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At least a dual pot master gives you some back up. Lose a slave on the rear with a single pot and you have ZERO brakes. Do the same on a dual pot and at least you have front brakes.


Example: 1966 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. Had exactly that happen but got lucky and only "bumped" a telephone pole at 4 mph. Would have been a very different ending on the freeway. In '67 they went to dual. I converted the old gal and slept much better.


Can you still have total catastrophic brake failure...yes. But it is far less likely. And I'm an "odds player".
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