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    Started this odyssey around 2+ years ago, went to Czech Republic Aug 2011 initially so see a 8x8 cab chassis T815 former cement truck, but there too many warning signs, missing servo on the Tcase for hi / lo, no speedo cable etc, but as it happened over in the corner was a TP24 6x6 these are heavily used in TruckTrials, originally designed as Tatra's ultimate heavy haul "Prime Mover" ballasted with concrete blocks to curb weight of 48k lbs equipped with AWD planetary hubs, CTI ready, full lockers, 4 dr cab rear set-back engine with unusual twin steer - single rear axle combination, 45k lbs winch, 3.50" 5th wheel in platform bed, 120 Ton drawbar pintle tow hook. This was a 1 owner truck with approx (125,000 kms ) 77,500 miles, so I decided to switch my deposit over to this truck. After much deliberation import rules EPA etc I ended up having the original twin turbo 19 liter V12 removed & traded its value for transportation to Port Bremerhaven Germany for RORO to Baltimore MD. This where some severe financial pain was inflicted upon me because the port would only handle a non runner if its loaded onto a Mafi Trailer, these are heavy equipment trailers used for towing on-off RORO ships, with crane work shipping import duties unloading storage etc my total ocean transport Germany to USA has totaled $14,205.
    Except for a couple of civilian 8x8's (no planetary axles) slipping through the import rules before 9/11 TSA Customs & EPA rules were being followed, 1 or possibly 2 VT 8x8's that the US military sold off from Desert Storm this is probably the only T815 TP24 in the USA
    I now await transport from MD - MT where this build project will start

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    Now that is an interesting vehicle. I look forward to seeing how your build progresses. What type of motor are you going to install in this beast?
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    Thanks for interest, plan on using 8V92 DD, with Allison, already have HT740 but may use H754CRD

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    So here first US side photo taken by my transporter same day as he collected it from the port, more to follow soon

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    Great project!

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    Subscribed! Awesome truck.

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    I originally wanted an 8x8 but the 1 I had a deposit on didn't live up to its photos or description, the others I found were out of my then current price range so switched my deposit to the TP24.
    The TP6 (T813) & TP24 T815 have always been competitive in offroad trials & rallies the compromise is maneuverability of the 6x6 V trenching & hill climb 8x8, in all the endless videos and YouTube the TP's probably gain more than what they give to the 8x8's in most offroad situations not even mentioning less moving parts, weight etc
    Above a very well prepared TP24 cw 15-21" tires as per military these are 49" OD same as 14.00 XZL in size and obsolete.
    I don't really what or need the 4dr cab that these come with, I plan on building a hybrid with the AM / RM Armored cab that was used on mainly T813's but also T815's usually rocket launcher or command vehicles.
    Below is my fav' CZ TrialTruck this belongs to Danial Hanzik of Prague, so what I plan is this cab on the TP24 chassis, because of the armor these model Tatra's are not required to have external roll cage, this 1 rolled 3 times down an embankment, only the mirrors horn & exhaust were damaged, truck is using tires from the Russian BAZ / ZIL 135 8x8 these are 53" OD 16-20" bias ply tires
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    I think its a pretty darn good lookin truck as is. If you want to change it, go for it, but I think it would be a shame. If I only had the money for something like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpyrobb View Post
    I think its a pretty darn good lookin truck as is. If you want to change it, go for it, but I think it would be a shame. If I only had the money for something like this!
    I am with you, the only thing I would do is put the power in it. If the paint was good I would leave that! That is one awesome truck.

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