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  • #16
    Originally posted by Daniel View Post
    What do you mean by SRW and burning GVRW
    Single Rear Wheel as opposed to a Dual Rear Wheel.
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and in case you don't know what that means:

    A gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable total mass of a road vehicle or trailer when loaded - i.e including the weight of the vehicle itself plus fuel, passengers, cargo, and trailer tongue weight.

    In other words if you build a heavy steel deck on a SRW diesel truck you might be at your GVWR before you even put the welder on and fill it full of tools.
    If you aren't too concerned about it you will be the first time you get pulled into a scale and your running over weight.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Daniel View Post
      What do you mean by SRW and burning GVRW
      SRW = single rear wheel A SRW 3500 has a far lower weight carrying capacity than a DRW (dual rear wheel) 3500. You are "burning GVWR" because a diesel SRW XCLB weighs significantly more than an RCLB gasser with the same GVWR.
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      • #18
        I better make my deck light

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        • #19
          How much weight do you guys think this truck would hold on the flatbed?
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          • #20
            I wouldn't even consider a truck of this size, that I was going to run with a good load, unless it had disc brakes in front.
            Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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            • #21
              Originally posted by J C View Post
              How much weight do you guys think this truck would hold on the flatbed?
              Well you would have to find the tag that has the GVWR number on it, then you'd have to know what it weighs as it sits. Internationals were known for being built heavy like farm equipment... well because that's what they build.
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              • #22
                This may be apples and oranges but nonetheless just fuel for thought. I had a 1970 International Scout 4x4, nothing but problems with the steering, had the local International dealer rebuild it several times! Finally just got rid of it, too much trouble. Would hate to have to deal with that now, 40 some years later!
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JSFAB View Post
                  I wouldn't even consider a truck of this size, that I was going to run with a good load, unless it had disc brakes in front.
                  Dont know if it has disc brakes or not but even if it dont it should still do the job as it probably did years ago. I'm not sure when disc brakes came out but I do know they werent always around.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Sonora Iron View Post
                    This may be apples and oranges but nonetheless just fuel for thought. I had a 1970 International Scout 4x4, nothing but problems with the steering, had the local International dealer rebuild it several times! Finally just got rid of it, too much trouble. Would hate to have to deal with that now, 40 some years later!
                    Yeah I get what you're saying though but even brand new vehicles these days go through the same stuff. Some of them on the lot that havent even been sold yet are in the shop more than they're on the lot.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Matt_in_Brooklyn View Post
                      I agree. I've always loved the old trucks.

                      When I see a contractor pull up in an old truck, I know the money I pay is going to the job, not to truck payments. So far this un-scientific approach has always worked for me when evaluating a prospective contractor. The guy in the 90's Econoline always gives a better price than the guy in the new Sprinter. There is also the impression that you've been in business longer than you have.
                      I see you mentioned contractor. I was thinking about that & instead of doing just repairs & random also doing contract work. My question to that is how do you become a welding contractor? What steps are needed to be taken to be able to do this? Also what kind of work could you get into by doing this?
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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by J C View Post
                        Dont know if it has disc brakes or not but even if it dont it should still do the job as it probably did years ago. I'm not sure when disc brakes came out but I do know they werent always around.
                        Even if it doesn't have disc brakes, (which I doubt) they came with some hefty drums (11" on 1/2 tons). The Travellalls and Pickups were made to tow trailers, and haul loads. It was basically a Loadstar 1600 on a pickup chassis. Their only drawback was service centers while traveling.

                        With a Ford or Chevy(GMC) you could pull into any car dealership and get a waterpump, or whatever in case of emergency.

                        I think they had Borg-Warner automatics, used Dana running gear, and the engines were bullet-proof. Low compression, high torque. They were the only manufacturer to mount the rear leaf springs underneath the axle, rather than on top, to level out the vehicle.

                        I think they switched to Saginaw steering boxes in their later years.

                        They were "All Truck."

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                        • #27
                          Something like that is really too old, it would be uncomfortable if one had to spend any time in it. Its obsolete for the most part.

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                          • #28
                            most of what was produced in the seventies was junk anyway. total waste of time and money to buy that unit. put your time and money into equipment and billable hours. forget that piece of junk it belongs in the smithsonian; no i take that back, it needs to be crushed.

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                            • #29
                              Hmmm. Just as I imagined. Some hate it & some love it.
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by J C View Post
                                I see you mentioned contractor. I was thinking about that & instead of doing just repairs & random also doing contract work. My question to that is how do you become a welding contractor? What steps are needed to be taken to be able to do this? Also what kind of work could you get into by doing this?
                                I have to say, you're asking the wrong guy. For me it's just a hobby, or I should say is going to be a hobby. I have yet to strike my first weld.

                                My experience with this would be from the "owner's side" since I work in construction as a project manager in telecom. The few occasions I have had to hire welders it was always word of mouth references. Someone always "knows a guy".

                                What I could suggest is look to the large utility companies, specifically your local telephone co. Here in NY it's Verizon. They have a tremendous amount of plant and any welding is always farmed out. They usually have yearly contracts with very small outfits. I was a line foreman and used to deal with a guy that would go around and fix pedestal boxes that were knocked over, come to the garages and fix parts on the trucks, etc. Contact their purchasing group and find out the process.
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