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Old 12-04-2014, 04:25 PM
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Another 6BT

Hello all,I'm pretty new in here and a European but anyway my little project may still interest some,I picked up a J20 a little while ago,it's a Right hand drive (I nearly fell over when I seen the system used!!)it's pretty rotted around the cab,a pillars gone and floor a mess but tub ain't so bad and wings,front ,bonnet,doors are all salvageable,I believe it's a 78/9 and in a nice metallic green,at first I thought someone had resprayed but a dug a little and seems factory....it's got the 6cyl engine with 4 speed manual box(auto originally-crude conversion)..soooo my plan from the start has been to convert this into a usable general purpose truck,good for hauling when necessary and cruising also,first part of the puzzle arrived last wk from US, a ZF s5 42 gear shifter!!!!and just yesterday I purchased a 99 6BT,
Rotary pump model complete with Daf truck!!6 bt's are actually very common over here and very cheap,the complete truck cost about 1750$,it is mated to a ZF 5 speed which is forward control(reason for standard gear shifter purchase,cannot be sourced over here)this truck was an x government telecoms vehicle and also has a hydraulic pump,2 small hyd winches,a hyd driven compressor and a hyd generator plus aux hyd outlet,it's tatty but all working,170k on clock,I may try use the hyd system in the J,at least leave pump and have it so I can throw generator/compressor in back and plug in if ever needed,I'm also toying with the idea of using the air brakes and clutch system from the truck,definately clutch,brakes will take a bit of thinking but I think It would be cool and save some space,I would obviously need to build a safety into possibly the handbrake,the next hurdle is to figure out a transfer case,I believe I have a dana 18 or 20 so I either divorce it somehow,mate it somehow or spend a heap on importing a bolt on transfer from a US dodge truck,these engine/box combos were never put in pickups and 4x4's over here so as with the shifter-transfer's are just not available here,any suggestions welcome,I'm determined to have all main parts aquired before I start chopping and beating!!so that's basically it to date,my donor will be here next wk so I'll take pics of that and the J and try post here
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:29 AM
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I'd love to have a hydro winch on my wagoneer, that would be a unique addition. Sounds like you've got a good idea behind the project, can't wait to see it in progress!
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:07 PM
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I'd love to have a hydro winch on my wagoneer, that would be a unique addition. Sounds like you've got a good idea behind the project, can't wait to see it in progress!
Thanks 😁 ..not much progress so far,my donor arrived and after some test runs I've found that the ZF S 5-42 is noisy in 3rd and 4th gear,briefly under load so I picked up another and will try it in truck before transplant
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:43 PM
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:44 PM
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And the Cummins donor
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:03 PM
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Looks like a nice project!
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:17 PM
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Sounds like a great project. I'm looking forward to seeing how you handle the swap.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:42 PM
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Thanks all,NP 205 arrived today,slowly gathering bits and pieces and its next into my little garage so hopefully I can start showing some actual work
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:58 PM
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Not a bad start. Sorry I missed it when you joined up. Welcome!

For some reason I never associate Ireland or the UK with Europe proper. Always think of it as North Atlantic rather than Yurpeen. But then, most of my knowledge of that area comes from Little Britain and Father Ted...
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:51 AM
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Not a bad start. Sorry I missed it when you joined up. Welcome!

For some reason I never associate Ireland or the UK with Europe proper. Always think of it as North Atlantic rather than Yurpeen. But then, most of my knowledge of that area comes from Little Britain and Father Ted...
Thanks,yes we kinda think the same here mostly,English speaking and with mass emigration to USA etc during english occupation (lumping us in with UK won't earn you any points though lol )
I've had a little progress on the J,I've sourced a complete cab in the Netherlands a friend has helped me out a lot with it over there,mine really is bad and would take a lot of time to repair so hopefully it works out,just gotta get it home now!!hope to actuall start at it soon
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:40 PM
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lumping us in with UK won't earn you any points though lol
Understood. That why I said Ireland or the UK - I have a friend from Cork and he made it very clear long ago that they are not the same.

Glad to hear you found a new cab. Share some pics of the carnage when you can!
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