Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
I hate to be the one to say it, but this project would be a whole lot better if it had not started with a POS International S1600, 7.3 manual. I wouldn't want to drive that rig across town much less across the county. This is a good lesson. A few bucks saved up front and you are stuck with something that can't be changed. Think what a great rig this would be if you had started with a Freightliner (or equivalent) box with a Caterpillar motor and an Allison automatic or 6 speed mannual, cruise and a/c, etc. Maybe with full air brakes too. It might have run you another $3000 all other things being equal.
I admire what you did with it. You are a creative and industrious builder. Kudos! Kudos!
But, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. And that dead U-Haul is a sow's ear. Sorry, someone had to say it.
03 Rubicon; 99 xj with too much stuff to list; Unimog 406 (gone)