No not a tilt cab mid engine ( I.e. the engine and radiator is entirely behind the cab), I've left access to the engine from the sides and the floor is removable from above, these engines rarely need to be removed entirely, at most it would need an in-frame rebuild but I doubt ill ever put enough mile on it to wear it out. I do start the engine every 2-3 weeks and run it till she's warm.
Man that is awesome, I always wondered about using a fire truck platform.
Now I know for sure it's more work than I would do LOL I'm too lazy for all that.
Thanks so much for showing and keep us updated looks like all of us are in agreement, you def have a real gem there. Really excited for you!
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