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Old 01-13-2024, 08:42 PM   #1
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Axle width help

I知 building a project basically I知 taking the bus body off and putting a different kind of body on it. But I知 needing some measurements on the rear and front axles. Hub to hub?

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Could you be less specific, please?
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Could you be less specific, please?

I'm filing this away for future use!
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Found this. Class B and Class C will have a track width (rear dual wheel) of about 75 in. Front track widt of 85 in. Over all vehicle width should be 95 to 102 in.
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Found this. Class B and Class C will have a track width (rear dual wheel) of about 75 in. Front track widt of 85 in. Over all vehicle width should be 95 to 102 in.
Hey new guy, welcome to the madness but please don't make it crazier than what it is!

Tell us about your project and just what is it that your trying top build?

There are quite a few engineers here so tell us what your doing and you might get some real good help!
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OP it will be more manufacturer specific.
what you working with and what are you trying to do.
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Old 01-14-2024, 02:12 PM   #7
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This is what info I’m needing in measurements and also for the front!



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This is the info I知 needing in measurements and also for the front.
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This is the info I知 needing in measurements and also for the front.
What are you building?
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Putting a military cab on a bus frame
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Putting a military cab on a bus frame
Now that sounds like fun!

Why is the axle measurements so important?
Cab should fit up on a bus frame and clear the wheels no problem?

Got pics of the cab?
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I’m building a bed with fenders. No pics
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ok axle manufacturs vary with brand age and tire size as well as military axles.
manufacturers have id tags and serial numbers with gear ratio size.
perch mounts can be changed.
if you have the axle then why not just measure it?
if you dont then figure out the specs of the axle you want to get.
a school bus axle and a military 5-7-1/2 ton axle are completely different aspects including the springs.
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What bus frame you using?
Engine/trans?

This summer I am gonna swap out a 1979 F600 and put it on a bus chassis.
Searching for a cheap bus now.
Looking for a DT466/250 hp mated to an MD3060.
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I don’t have a bus yet. I’m wanting to get one with a cat 3126
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Putting a military cab on a bus frame
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Axle width help

anybody has other measurements on different buses feel free to chime in.
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Old 02-14-2024, 12:44 PM   #18
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So to answer your general question in a "general " manner, typical track width on a bus rear axle could be between 70-80 inches. It really depends on the specific axle being used.

Go to THIS THREAD, post #6 and you will find a link to a spicer manual that indicates track widths on the various spicer/dana axles.

Most, if not all, international busses will have a spicer/dana axle.


BTW, looks like a really cool project!
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