Allison M916 + Mk48 Cab = 6x6 "FEMTT"

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Understandable with all the heavy haul work you do, but still sad to see it go.

Like your Cam lock setup for swapping the beds. Planning to a similar setup with a trailer and my wrecker. Any movement issues with the different platforms while driving? What camper setup are you planning to build?
 

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Understandable with all the heavy haul work you do, but still sad to see it go.

Like your Cam lock setup for swapping the beds. Planning to a similar setup with a trailer and my wrecker. Any movement issues with the different platforms while driving? What camper setup are you planning to build?
Ill have to build the box for the "Camper Module" from scratch, because i want it to be low profile. My thought is, to make the center section to sit right down on the top of the frame and have the sides of the floor higher over the wheels for clearance.
This design will allow for standing room down the middle isle, while keeping the overall height as low as possible.

Soni
 

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Have you had any updates on your builds? I miss seeing all of your inventions.
I agree. This and a thread by WSUCougar are the TOP TWO threads on this site, in my opinion. Your fabrication work is beyond outstanding. More please.

Al Jones
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I know this is an old thread, but I think your work is excellent, and I have an answer to your wishes:

Well....at this point it is more like a 5 ton.....there are about 2 tons of stuff missing off of it...lol

Sadly it's 7 ton residue only, it is wrecked and badly cannibalized.....they are great trucks though....Maybe some day we can buy them....

Soni
They are going to start selling surplus Growler ITVs and 7 Ton trucks
https://www.govplanet.com/growlers?kwtag=herocarousel
 

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Matt,
Justin and I have been kicking that idea around for a while....problem is that the way the cab is sitting down over the front of the tire makes it very difficult to turn it in to a four door. The second cab would have to be all the way behind the front tire with a considerable spacer added between the two cabs....just not sure what that would look like. Photo shop anybody.... :)

Soni
Going to bring up the old thread again, I have been thinking recently and I have an Idea for a 4 door version.

It would be difficult to make a 6x6 4 door FEMTT, but I think it might be possible to make a 6x8 version by adding a non powered Steering Axle to the front of the Donor vehicle to make something that looks similar to the HEMTT A3 Hybrid, The engine would be behind the 2nd axle (1st axle on stock Donor vehicle)
If you're tall (like me) you would have plenty of leg room in the 2nd row, you might even be able to make it into a sleeper.


It would be possible to make the new 1st axle powered, but i'm not sure if it would be worth the headache,
but again, theoretically it would be possible to do.
 
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