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  1. Britboaters

    Lowly the Lorry. . .

    Check out the Accuride catalog, page 24. They offer 12.25" x 22.5" wheels with about 4" offset / inset. They are designed for US 10 hole, 285.75 pitch circle, with 220 mm bore. The mounting measurements are all metric, so you might be lucky :):):):) These wheels would fit something like a...
  2. Britboaters

    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    Just to summarize: - weigh each axle fully loaded - Refer to the Goodyear published document I posted - note these are industry standard load / pressure tables for 65 mph. - Use those recommended pressures for best tire performance, if you like. There are also instructions in the document on...
  3. Britboaters

    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    Greg, If I understand correctly you are using 425/65R22.5 tires. The tire pressures you quoted from the GY military brochure are for max rated load - 11,400 lbs at 120 psi (according to GY tech data). If you look at the load / inflation tables, page 18, you will see minimum cold inflation...
  4. Britboaters

    GMC Topkick 4x4 Expedition Camper Build

    Maybe..... There's a lot of work in this conversion. I could certainly make you plates, and maybe you could get the wheels machined locally, to specs I could give you. For those of you with Ford pattern wheels I could make plates with that bolt pattern. Bob
  5. Britboaters

    GMC Topkick 4x4 Expedition Camper Build

    Jim, The original wheels were 75 lbs, but I machined maybe 5 lbs out of them. The plates are close to 30 lbs each - heavy but strong ! I thought about drilling out some more material, but it wouldn't make much difference. So close to 100 lbs each. More than I hoped, but hopefully plenty...
  6. Britboaters

    GMC Topkick 4x4 Expedition Camper Build

    Wheels...... The GM Topkick / Kodiak use wheels with 8 lugs on a 275 mm circle. Very hard to find wheels other than 19.5". I want 335/80R20 tires - 41" diameter, about 13" wide. So, for my projected axle weights, I'll have the following pressures for highway speeds: Front - 6,700 lbs => 37...
  7. Britboaters

    GMC Topkick 4x4 Expedition Camper Build

    Thanks for the encouragement. Been working on the wheels last few weeks, and other things..... Will post some updates soon. Thanks for bumping me back onto the front page !! LOL
  8. Britboaters

    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Really pleased for you that you're happy with the new wheels & tires !!
  9. Britboaters

    2009 Chevy Medium Duty 4x4 Kodiak Ambulance conversion

    Thank for info on jacks. Found some at $399 + shipping. Does that sound right - not cheap !!
  10. Britboaters

    2009 Chevy Medium Duty 4x4 Kodiak Ambulance conversion

    Stazworks wheels. Tom replaced the original 3/8" bolts with 12 mm, according to his Instagram post. I'm using some Hutchinson 20" wheels on my GMC Topkick - same truck as this. Hutchinson uses 5/8" (16 mm) studs to hold the wheels together. I like the HMMWV jack - where can I get one from...
  11. Britboaters

    2009 Chevy Medium Duty 4x4 Kodiak Ambulance conversion

    Yep I just found him on Instagram as well. Another story to reinforce Stazworks' bad reputation ....
  12. Britboaters

    Supersingles on Dana 19030S?

    Discussion is good ! More thoughts; not sure if I'm right though...... I think the overall width of single tires on the front is often less than the outer dual on the rear. So for the front, the offset, or backspace is set up to clear the brakes; and for wider rims, that width makes the overall...
  13. Britboaters

    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    If you run duals you'll already have 2 spares ! :):)
  14. Britboaters

    Tire Air Compressor?????

    This might be interesting... Puma site for 12v / 24 compressors. Made in Taiwan. Scroll down for specs - there's a page for "Professional Direct Drive Oil-less 12v/24v" Bob http://www.pumaair.com/E-PAC-PS.html
  15. Britboaters

    M1078 LMTV expedition vehicle build

    Wouldn't the "mutilation thing" apply for export. Surely if the vehicle was correctly tagged and registered in the US, you could take it on a trip just like any other vehicle ? How would the Canadian authorities, for example, know the difference ? Maybe I'm missing something. Bob
  16. Britboaters

    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    For those interested there seems to be quite a comprehensive history of the Cat engines at this link. It concerns itself with the commercial history, so military history might be a bit different. Bob http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2012/09/understanding-and-profiting-from-the-caterpillar-c7/
  17. Britboaters

    Supersingles on Dana 19030S?

    Some thoughts.... Do you know exactly which axle you have, by the markings on the axle ? Just to be sure of the correct specs. Do you know what your actual axle load would be at the end of the project ? To see how much you are "under-rating" your axle. The way I read the specs, they want you to...
  18. Britboaters

    Receiver hitch winch capacity

    Thanks for the input. I'm starting to think the forces involved are going to be too much, especially with angled pulls. Anything is possible, but there will be a lot of stress to deal with. Thanks to all for the input. Bob
  19. Britboaters

    Receiver hitch winch capacity

    Thanks for your inputs, Dave & Jefe. My Sherpa winch, with Dyneema, only weighs 65 lbs - this is what got me thinking in this direction. The stout hitch mount would probably add 15 to 20 lbs, so still reasonable to move. Clearly the winch mounting plate would need to be strong enough to fully...
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