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Old 02-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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I was just looking over the forum, wish there was a forum like this one back when I built my conversion.

Just wanting to know if anyone has seen it around, was sold to a gentleman in Baton Rouge, LA. in 2001.

Truck was a GMC Brigadier, 10 speed road ranger, with 9 and 10 flipped for overdrive, 350 big cam cummins, peterbuilt air ride. I did all the fab work including the custom fuel tanks, stretching the frame, and the diamond deck rear. All the interior work including the woodwork is hand made. The wife picked all the furniture and helped with the interior design.

Pictures are from the day it was sold.









I would love to know if it is still around.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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looks nice !
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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looks nice !
Hey thanks bushpilot,

I don't think it turned out bad, compared to what I started with. I thought I was going to be able to use the body, but instead the finished project had a different hood due to some major cracks in the fiberglass that someone tried to repair but did a really poor job, then they covered it with underbody spray, and a different cab due to unseen bondo and rust.



As you can see I removed the front drive axle, took off the leaf spring suppension, and extended the chassis about 12 feet.

We used it to pull a 48' 5th wheel race trailer.
We sold it when we quit racing.
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i just realized the entire truck/cab step is a fuel tank (id read earlier that you did the custom tank yourself). how many gallons was the step...i mean tank ?

id love to have larger tanks on mine.
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i just realized the entire truck/cab step is a fuel tank (id read earlier that you did the custom tank yourself). how many gallons was the step...i mean tank ?

id love to have larger tanks on mine.
The tanks would hold 186 gals, 93 per side. They were made out of 1/8 aluminum, with the steps made out of aluminum diamond deck. Made some special brackets, that bolted to the frame and rested in recesses in the bottom of the tank, the tank had aluminum L's welded to the back to bolt to. Everything was insulated with thick rubber for a cushion between the steel brackets and the tank.

To get a vent into the tanks, I put an aluminum tube inside the tank that came up to the top and across, it was welded into the bottom of the tank, so if it sloshed a little out, it was under the vehicle. Also had an extra outlet bung in the tank up about 4" off the bottom for the 10K generator, that way if you were at the races running the generator and it ran out of fuel, you still had enough to get to a filling station. The 2 tanks were cross fed, with a large line, coupled with rubber for movement, so you could fill one side and both would come up at the same time.

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That sure is nice. Good idea on the fuel tanks.
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