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Old 10-22-2003, 06:32 AM
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Question ford c-800 question

New to the board and was wondering how many c800 guys were out there.

I needed to know if during the life of this truck was it available with either full hydraulic brakes or electric over hydro.

Also if so would it be possible to swap over from air over to either of those two?

Any information would be very helpful. Thanks very much. Greg
 
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Old 10-22-2003, 07:25 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen one...did see an F-8 at a car show last month...good luck, they must be rare.
 
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No, not very rare at all. The c-800 was a cab over made from at least 1957 through the mid 80's. Roadway truck freight used them. Mack used the same cab as well under the 900 name. Very common, but not a whole lot of info on the net, not that I can find. Thanks for the reply, anyone else? greg
 
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We had/have a C-750 with full hydraulic brakes. It would be ALOT of work to convert from air to hydraulic, but it would be possible with a donor. Backing plates, MC, WC, Booster, lines vacuum lines. MCs are hard to find and expensive. Frame mounted booster is easy, although pricey also. You're looking at some mucho time and money. It would be much easier to bite the bullet and get a Class B CDL with air brake endorsement.

Oh yeah, air brakes never go bad from moisture getting in the brake fluid....
 
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Just got to watchout for worn brake pads, hydralic clutch, air brake pedal. You can't get new parts. Our '69 C-750 doesn't have to much life left in it. Runs great though.
 
 
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