International 4700 Ambo build

guidolyons

Addicted to Gear Oil
Most people get upset when they find their vehicle on blocks, I was happy to see mine that way!
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Most people just lift the box, leave the chassis on the ground, and then roll the chassis out...:snorkel::snorkel:

Looks like you might have skipped step 1. :elkgrin:

1. Disconnect the ambulance box from the donor.
2. Lift box.
3. Roll old chassis out
4. Roll new chassis under the box
5. Secure box to new chassis
6. Profit!!!
:sombrero:
 

cjken

Explorer
AWESOME!!
I'm excited to see this come together!!
That box looks like a berfect size for your rig
 

cjken

Explorer
What motor is in that international??
Do/did they make that chassis in a 4x4 configuration ever??

Really great build you have there!
 

Bernard_Roofus

"Jackaroo of all trades"
It is a DTA 360, basically an international 5.9l. It is a lot like a 12v cummins, only wet sleeved (in frame rebuildable) very popular in tractors. International never made a 4x4, they were up fitted with a divorced transfer case and a solid axle front end and mostly sold to the forestry industry back when mine was made. The parts are available, but very expensive. I have been researching Rockwell top loaders and transfer case from a deuce and a half. Far more adorable and parts are easy to get since the 4x4 community uses them quite often. That is my future plan!
 

cjken

Explorer
Great plan. I guess the trick is making it 4x4 without losing too much street ability. I guess it depends on what type or travel you are looking to do.
Duce parts are abundant.
It seems like the topkick is the easiest 4x4 chassis in that size range to find.
Someday I may look to do something like you. For now my e350 will suffice.
 

cjken

Explorer
Looks great. Box fits nice!!
Will be really sweet once it is 4x4!
Very cool ambitious project
 
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