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Old 07-22-2018, 05:57 PM
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Picked this little gem up at an auction

I couldn't help myself yesterday at a local auction. I went to buy some old axe heads I saw and would up driving this beast home. 2006 F450 4x4 with air brakes and a Cummins 5.9 swap with Allison transmission. Runs awesome but it has a bit of a wobble at around 45 mph. I plan on taking the huge wheels off and putting some stockers on, buff it out, paint the flatbed and fix some minor gauge issues. The drivers seat has a pretty good sized tear in it but thats also minor. Not sure if I'm going to keep it or sell it yet. Here it's parked next to my 78 4x4 with a 3 inch lift. lol


 
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:06 PM
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that's awesome!
Looks more like a body swap was done rather than an engine/trans swap.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:12 PM
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Air brakes, eh? Doubtful
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:28 PM
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It's possible. The 5.9l cummmins was used in the f650-f750. Possibly this is a saw from one of those. The rims are unusual to say the least. I'd have to see pics to believe it
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:36 PM
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Nice!! Looks to be the perfect project truck/toy hauler.

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Old 07-22-2018, 07:48 PM
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Nice score! I think a wheel/tire change will take care of the wobble.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:14 PM
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convet it to 4x4. Would make a sweet primitive camping rig. Death wobble is definitely being caused by those giant wheels and tires.
 
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Originally Posted by DieselBeast01 View Post
convet it to 4x4. Would make a sweet primitive camping rig. Death wobble is definitely being caused by those giant wheels and tires.

Death wobble isn’t caused by giant wheels and tires. A “bit of a wobble at around 45 mph” doesn’t necessarily mean DEATH WOBBLE. That term is sometimes used a little too loosely. Death wobble is a VIOLENT shaking where you think something is fixing to break and you could possibly lose control because it is literally about to shake the teeth out of your head.
 
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Originally Posted by Warren89 View Post
It's possible. The 5.9l cummmins was used in the f650-f750. Possibly this is a saw from one of those. The rims are unusual to say the least. I'd have to see pics to believe it
Air brakes were never used on an F450
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:26 PM
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No really?! Nor was a 5.9l cummins. Read the whole post. I said maybe someone did a conversation from a f650-f750!
 
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Air brakes, eh? Doubtful
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:40 PM
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convet it to 4x4. Would make a sweet primitive camping rig. Death wobble is definitely being caused by those giant wheels and tires.
It's already 4 wheel drive. Yeah the wheels have to go for sure.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:43 PM
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Death wobble isn’t caused by giant wheels and tires. A “bit of a wobble at around 45 mph” doesn’t necessarily mean DEATH WOBBLE. That term is sometimes used a little too loosely. Death wobble is a VIOLENT shaking where you think something is fixing to break and you could possibly lose control because it is literally about to shake the teeth out of your head.
It's definitely death wobble. But not all the time.
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:53 AM
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Is that a hydraulic tank I see on the other side?! Someone put a huge amount of work into that beast. And it has air hook ups for the trailer!! I'd be super interested in finding out the back story of the thing!
 
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as shown,,,,, if the owner wants something.. and willing to spend the money.. almost anything is possible...

in the early 1970's. I was installing small or big block V8 engines in Vega's, Pinto's, Chevette's, Gremlin's..... with 4 speeds and 9 inch rear ends.

case in point.. I had these made in the 1992.. valve covers with windows...
 
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