Some nice ones came up not long ago up your way on GSA. You are correct, these trucks are getting OLD and those that have not been cared for are getting scrapped every day. That being said, there still seem to be more of these trucks available than people willing to take them in. As far as the Hydramatic, most people find that the transmission can be brought back to life by a heavy cleanup of the linkages, cooler, and valve body. If bands and clutches are shot, get another transmission.
There are transmission rebuild kits available still and I have failed to list it in our parts list. I will re-confirm the part numbers with Sturmtyger380 (I think it was him that found the kit??)and get them posted up.I was curious in your guys' input. IT seems as though the G749 trucks are getting hard to come by. I hard been watching for them for a while and havenm't found much close to me. Are transmission parts still available for them? -Ben
There are still people sourcing parts. Memphis Equipment and Alfa Heaven are a couple. Occasionally eBay has some good stuff. We have also put together a parts list of things commonly available for these trucks at your local part stores and we are adding to it all the time.Is there anyone out there sourcing parts for these trucks? If not is it because there is a low demand for them? Have some really cool pictures of my wife's grandpa in Korea, he was a truck driver over there Unfortunately he passed a few years ago
I will check and see if she can get a hold of them. I was gonna post them anyway just to see if the truck every made it back to the states-which I know is highly unlikely. I havent seen the pics yet, but her grandma was telling her that he loved his deuce-that he took a lot of pride in it. A few years back, when I was looking at that package deal of 2-211's she said what are you gonna do with them. Then after seeing pics of her grandpa by his truck she said I should collect a truck like that, that it looked awesome---what can I say. I already have OD fever so whats a few more pieces of old iron...I'll try to get some pics. The list is awesome. Is there no one that is rebuilding the trannys or are some of the hard parts hard to come by?Do you have pictures of your wife's grandpa with any of the trucks he drove? We would love to see them
USMC, not exactly sure of what the names were, had bad cell service, and we got to talking about other things before I remembered to ask what parts it was.Cool! I will add these as well. How should I list these so the wording is correct in the parts list? Reverse Cone and Reverse Piston for the #41a and #41? What about for Cone #113 and piston #113a?
Are you going to pick up that core transmission and rebuild it? If so, can you make a video or at least lots of pictures of the rebuild so we can follow along with you?
Please spread the word about the parts list so we can get some renewed interest in these trucks. I know a lot have been crushed already because of the lie of no parts availability.
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