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Grizzly Trucks

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by diamondtguy, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. RCP57

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    Bahahaha! Horses are meant to be kept outside aren't they?
     
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    RCP....I bet your dads isn't outside........
     
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    Not a chance!lol
     
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    I am not having much luck locating a front axle for the truck.The hunt is not over yet tho..
    I am looking for a Dana 60 front axle,drivers side pinion and leaf sprung.Roughly 31" spring centers..A 78-79 Ford F-350 front end would be ideal but others may fit..The newer stuff has a much wider spring spacing.Moving the pads is not so simple due to the Dana casting...
    I know a lot of people here are off the beaten path on there travels....Never know whats sitting in the bush..
     
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    Try Maxwell's in Cobble Hill , wreck lots of pickup's and light truck's 250-743-9326
     
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    I know it doesn't help much but if you have a cross country trucking connection I have one in the stockpile with 3.55s. You could get a Chevy 60 and swap the tubes (or more likely retube) to drivers drop. Chevy and dodge 60 fronts use heavier spindles and knuckles.
     
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    I will try the Cobble Hill #...Thanks

    ben46a...Is the axle assembly in Fort Mac ??I have friends there.
     
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    No unfortunatley it's in Nova Scotia, if it was in fort mac I'd get one of the boys to take it home with them on days off.lol
     
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    Well....at least I found one..
     
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    Blacky's used to have a lot of truck stuff too if Maxwell's doesn't have one. I haven't been to either for a while so I can't say how much old stuff they have anymore.
     
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    Blacky's 250-748-0341
     
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    This guy is selling one that might work for you.
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/canadian-classifieds/2164898-dodge-kp-60-80-a.html
     
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    I'm waiting for a reply from a buddy of mine in Campbell River, im not sure how far that is from you but it's a lot closer. He has a bunch of old ford's,he may have something.
     
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    I just signed up and this is my first post. The new thread about Grizzly trucks got me thinking about one that still working in Fort St John. The owner is Brian Surerus of Surerus Contracting. Attached is a blurb from their website. They made a major investment and ordered a quite a few for the Pipeline division. Scan0006.jpg
     
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    I have heard about one in Alberta but that's all I know.I have also heard and seen Surerus name associated with Grizzly stuff but don't know the timeline of his involvement..I will find out tho..
    Looks like my truck in the picture..
    I was busy doing car stuff today and will follow up with the front axle leads on Monday...
    Ben46A...I am on the mainland about a hour from either ferry terminal
    Thanks
     
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    A quick internet search of Brian Surerus of Surerus Contracting shows he/they own a company called Grizzly Equipment....interesting
     
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    Grizzly bits

    I was working in Fort St John at the time Grizzly trucks failing and saw the new Grizzly he had purchased. When I finished work for the winter season I came back to Vancouver and tracked down the Grizzly facility. There were Dodge truck bodies stacked high by then. I suppose they figured the most cost effective way to make a Grizzly was to take out the drive components from a Dodge. I guess sourcing was a problem. Not to efficient buying a whole new pickup for drive parts. I know Surerus put some good dough into Grizzly Trucks, so maybe he named the rental division after the most expensive pickup he ever bought.
    Here's some pictures of my 1979 LW 924 I put together for the oilpatch. Steve's picker truck.jpg
     
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    I know a few mud racers over on the mainland that might have a ford front end kicking around. I will check Monday.
     
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