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Old 09-24-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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G'day everyone,

Well I just wanted to share my joy in getting to finally drive my truck. Now that it has been shortened and the driveshafts, and cooling issues have been worked out. It is finally ready for the box to move over to it! Anyone have a 10K forklift?

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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you might try a low bridge underpass.
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Doc,
I dont think that's not the right tool for the job. The "Low Bridge Overpass" tools are generally used for removing the box from the truck.

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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How tall is the ambulance, I liked all the storage but could not stand up inside, I am only 5'18" tall.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
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MANY years ago, I forgot I was driving a box van (and not a regular van) and went through the drive thru .......... yes .....you guessed it. I had to pay for an overhang.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:40 AM   #6
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the ambulance has a 5'6" ceiling. I can stand up and walk around with no issues. I too have had to pay for an overhanging sign to be repaired because I forgot how high my truck is. Soon it will be 10 inches higher, possibly higher than that if I go with 11r 22.5's. I called a crane service here in town who will deliver and operate a 12k forklift for three hours for only $255. So now I need to get my lazy butt outside and drill some holes in the frame for the mounts.

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Dodger, I had 10 22.5 on my truck and they were outrageous to replace, so I went with 11 22.5 lopro and they are barely bigger than the 10s and much cheaper.
Secondly, i feel for you and the drilling. make sure and get some GOOD bits. they will save you a whole day of drilling.
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Doc, is therre a prefered drill bit fr frame drilling? I have a frame magnet mount drill press to use for the 40 holes i have to drill. It is one of the final steps before the box swap.
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The best drill bits I used were the Bosch bits. I'm sure there are plenty of good bits, that's just a brand that worked for me. I tried the cheap bits and went through three bits per hole. That does not equate to cheap. Obviously, make sure you use cutting oil.
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Ok, I figured on the cutting oil, then the guy who let me borrow the frame drill told me to use water instead of cutting oil?? Have you ever heard of this method? I figured I would give it a try, but at ten dollars a bit, I would like to make em last. Also I was reading in another post of yours about changing your title over to a motor home. I am very interested in doing that since my vehicle is only for personal use. Any tips or pointers on what exactly I need to install to make it an RV? Thanks,

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