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#201 ClumsyBird

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:37 AM

Congrats! What was the damage?



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

Congrats! What was the damage?

1 bent fender and I have a spare so basically no damage!

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#203 Charlie69

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

Is your plan to build the white truck?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

Is your plan to build the white truck?


Yes it is, I am going to put a good motor and 5 speed in it along with my aluminum rad and other goodies.

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#205 Charlie69

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:52 PM

The 84 bed you have on the white one is my favorite.



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:32 PM

Has any one replaced these center driveshaft bearings before? I think I pushed it on to far or something as it does not spin freely and I don't think I can pull it back at all with out literally destroying it.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

How freely is it supposed to spin? It turns but it requires quite a bit of effort.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:04 PM

Has any one (besides wayno) towed a 720 with a 720? On a dolly.

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#209 Charlie69

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

I towed with my 86 720 King Cab a 2007 Titan 4x4 in Nevada with a chain.  Had a lot of stares from people when we were on I80 West bound from Elko Nevada to Carlin Nevada.  It is about 25 miles between the two towns.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

The thing is that the towing vehicle has to be HEAVIER than the vehicle being towed.

 

How far are you going tow?

 

Interstate or back roads?


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

The thing is that the towing vehicle has to be HEAVIER than the vehicle being towed.

 

 Only in theory!  In life you do what you have to do and hope you live and do not kill or mame any one else.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

As a truck driver, I have maimed and offer cautious advice to those that chose to endeavor to tow.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:27 PM

Sorry to hear someone was hurt.  Always best to err on the side of caution.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 AM

It's not the pulling, it's the stopping.