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    Audie, the G506

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    So my son is deep into history and fabrication. I like mil trucks.

    Enter in "Audie Muprhy" the run way crash truck that was a 1944 Chevy G506 - 1.5T truck for the US Army Air Force.

    The design concept is that it's still a "crash truck" that's been updated with mil parts over the years.

    We got it from a pulp mill in Maine, where it had a fifth wheel plate poorly welded on 4x4 box tube to haul pulp trailers into the mill for 45 + Years.

    I don't feel bad about taking this one apart, as it's so bastardized it's not even funny.

    Originally, we were going to use the factory frame, but it necks down to 2" in front which makes it about impossible to use.

    So we stuck it on a 5t frame, MRAP Axltech 4K axles, Axletech 600 transfer case, MRAP front springs and hangers, Peterbuilt rear air leaf and bags, etc.
    Last edited by Grendel; 05-26-2020, 09:29 AM.

    #2
    YES! That's a bad ass build.

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      #3
      Needs more triangulation.
      Yes please post this up here. Need to post up the start of this build here thats on that other website.

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        #4
        Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
        Needs more triangulation.
        Yes please post this up here. Need to post up the start of this build here thats on that other website.
        It aint dere no mo.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Grendel View Post

          It aint dere no mo.
          Needs to be here.

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            #6
            Since my son's been after this, we change up the plans a bit... it gets a hopped up Duramax and a built Allison transmission...and some other goodies, like air controllers for the lockers, transver case AWD to 4wd and PTO. It's all air shifted which makes packaging easy, but expensive.

            https://youtu.be/WT2DPEZlQlM

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            We also have the MRAP waffle shafts, to hook up all ends.
            Last edited by Grendel; 05-26-2020, 09:31 AM.

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              #7
              The engine and trans with one hell of a valve body in it.
              Attached Files

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                #8
                thats purdy

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                  #9
                  wow

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                    #10
                    Last fall, we started by installing the rear axle, the Peterbuilt Air Leaf and the MRAP rear axle and springs on the old frame. Started noodling on the front and realized that it wouldn't do what I want, which is mount a much more serious MRAP steering box. Thought about full hydro, but this will see street use, so not an option in NH.

                    So we got a new 5t frame for cheap.
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                      #11
                      So, Ackerman theory. If I use a high steer arm that has the same king pin to TRE distance as the others, I will have good Ackerman?

                      And yeah, the pics are missing...
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                        #12
                        Are you going hydraulic brakes or air?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
                          Are you going hydraulic brakes or air?
                          Hydraulic F700 calipers, when I can find them.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Grendel View Post

                            Hydraulic F700 calipers, when I can find them.
                            My cousin just bought an F700 parts truck, I can ask him what parts he plans on keeping/using. Pretty sure he just wanted the cab off it.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by DozerDan82 View Post

                              My cousin just bought an F700 parts truck, I can ask him what parts he plans on keeping/using. Pretty sure he just wanted the cab off it.
                              Would love all the calipers it has.

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