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Old 09-26-2010, 12:20 AM
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Big Truck Envy - Chuck's F-7 Coleman

A while back Chuck Mantiglia sent me pictures of the F-7 Coleman that he'd recently found. Since then he's been looking for a good source for some 11R22.5" Firestone T831 traction tires for it. Looks like he found them. He sent me some before and after pics tonight. This truck redefines Big Truck Envy! Stu

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:24 AM
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cool big truck had to send it to my buddy whos a fireman. He'll love it
 
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:32 AM
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That's cool!

Thanks Stu!
 
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Kinda makes you wonder how well a Kia would fit under that front bumper, doesn't it?
 
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looks like he got new rims to, the black ones have the lock ring, the red ones look to be tubeless? one very cool old truck, i'm only about 30k away from there.
 
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That's neat, would like to find a Coleman F1 some day.
 
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That's neat, would like to find a Coleman F1 some day.
I've seen a pic of one real one, besides this promo picture. Go find parts for one of them!! Stu
 
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Jeez, compared to the typical Jeep (B-W) transfer case of that era, that is pure rocket science! Ditto on the hubs.
 
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THAT'S what I want when I grow up!!!!

 
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wow - great truck - thanks for posting Stu.

Stu, do you know if there any parts that easily swap to allow the 8 bolt wheels to a F5 rear axle? Was the 8 bolt standard on the F7 or is that part of the Coleman swap? Thanks.
 
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wow - great truck - thanks for posting Stu.

Stu, do you know if there any parts that easily swap to allow the 8 bolt wheels to a F5 rear axle? Was the 8 bolt standard on the F7 or is that part of the Coleman swap? Thanks.
Ha, you think the 8 lug is an easy solution? Think again. All F-7s and F-8s used an 8 lug x 10" pattern. NOBODY else used that pattern. Chuck has made a study of finding the 22.5" tubeless wheels with this pattern that were used up into the early '60s. I know of no other easy swap for the standard 5 lug x 8" pattern used on F-4 through F-6. Stu
 
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lol - actually the question I had and didn't ask was......"and what bolt pattern are those 8 lugs and how easy is that BC to find?"

I guess I just need to accept there is no magic bullet for the 5x8.
 
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awesome!! have some from 60's sitting around my area. don't know of too many places that can get parts for that front end, (IF it ever broke)
 
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Wow!!! That is a beast of a truck

Thanks for that Stu!

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Originally Posted by petey shoes View Post
awesome!! have some from 60's sitting around my area. don't know of too many places that can get parts for that front end, (IF it ever broke)
That late 30's IH coleman sno go is just calling my name, lol.

Chuck's truck looks awesome! I saved the pics to my truck gallery.
 
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