08-16-2006, 10:16 AM #26
One material I would NOT consider is Galvaneal.Nothing but trouble looking for a place to happen.If you're trading out every 5-10 years it might be OK but if you plan on keeping the rig for awhile avoid it like the plague. T.C.
08-16-2006, 11:42 AM #27Originally Posted by Rescue101In Arduis Fidelis
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08-16-2006, 03:38 PM #28
Well,Galvaneal in it's pure form was a step in the right direction.However anytime you bend it,form it,shear it,bolt it or weld it you defeat the purpose unless you "redip"it afterwards.Now since you will find bodybuilders using one of the above practices you open an avenue for corrosion to start.And it just snowballs from there.In the short term it's OK but since our replacement schedule seems to get stretched to twenty plus years we go with aluminum and poly tanks.I think our last galvaneal truck went to Wisc. somewhere. T.C.
08-16-2006, 05:36 PM #29
hmmmmOriginally Posted by Fire304
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Freightliner - FLC 120, and FLA Cabover - Early - Mid 80s
08-16-2006, 06:26 PM #30
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I think Mack built a few at Hayward, Calif. An "L" in the second position of the old style VINs on Hayward trucks usually indicated an aluminum frame. Examples of F model VINs
F786 was an F700 with a 300 Maxidyne built in Allentown
FS786 was the same thing from Hayward with a steel frame
FL786 was the same thing from Hayward with an aluminum frame.
I owned FS786LT 22315. It was a '74 F model single drive tractor with a 300 Maxidyne engine, built in Hayward. It had a lightweight package (aluminum doors, roof and other components) but a steel frame.
Later on I owned F712ST ????. It was an Allentown truck with the 315 engine and tandem drive axles. I don't think Allentown ever built aluminum frames. Most (certainly not all) Allentown trucks were purebreds. Most Hayward trucks were mutts. Mine had Mack power but Rockwell axles.
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08-16-2006, 09:55 PM #31
shame on you for not remembering the serial number of the "purebred".
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08-16-2006, 10:09 PM #32
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Stainless SteelOriginally Posted by firepiper1
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