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Grizzly Trucks

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

  1. diamondtguy

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    Is it a 5.9??...Arts truck up in Sayward has a compressor on it as well.He installed it.I know very little history on your truck.I know it was built for a woman,I know the end cost to her and I know she waited very long for it..
     
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    It is a 5.9, just a commercial grade version of it.

    What was the original price of it?
     
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    Your truck left Grizzly at $75,000...The owner you got it from (Bruce??) paid $50,000..dont know long he owned it but it was a while.He had a bunch of the left over parts as well but sold them off...Your truck is the first one i looked at to buy...One year later I got mine..Its all good...Very first truck and the last truck..
     
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    Interesting. Nice to know.
    I'm not sure how long the previous owner owned it for in total but the last registration on it expired 10 years before I bought it.

    10 years is a long time to sit!
     
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    Engine is back in, it should be running and driving again by the end of the day.

    Rear headliner is in, soundproofing and insulation are almost done, the rest of the interior pieces are starting to come together.
     
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    Looking very good Will....I see your turbo is is a very different spot than mine...Mounted a little higher up..Does that truck have a exhaust brake ????



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    I wonder if the different turbo placement is due to it being a commercial engine with the bigger turbo maybe?

    It used to have an exhaust brake but it was missing when I bought the truck. I am planning on putting a new one on it.
     
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    Guessing your right about the turbo location..My turbo is a holeset.I think i have a pic of the tag.I have a pac brake on mine.Its works very well.I added a pyro and a boost gauge as well..I wired up the pac brake to a switch on the shifter.You already have air on board..I used the pac brake compressor for my air bags as the oem one was not working

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    Just look at your pics Will...I see your truck has a tach.Lucky you.My engine was pre tach sensor's from Cummins.I had to put a crank trigger on it...The tack was $500.00 then i had to fab the mounts for the sensor...
     
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    Going to build a new intake top for the Cummins.This will be a 2 into one for better air distribution.My friend will do the fab work as i am currently not set up for it.None of my equipment is running.These plates are stainless and readily available in the states..The store bought two into ones dont work as my inter cooler pipes go over the top of the rad..
    In typical UPS fashion the driver tossed the package over the fence into the snow.Package was found by someone else..

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    Nice job!
     
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    Who built the cabs for those trucks?
     
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    I thought the doors came off a common brand truck but not sure which one. There was some discussion about it, I think earlier in this thread but nothing was conclusive.
     
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    Grizzly built the cabs..Doors are KW W900 i believe was the model.At some point they started to build doors of their own.I heard there was some legal issues with the KW doors.Windshields look KW but are slightly smaller..One truck i know of has the new style KW doors and they re cut the cab to use STD KW glass.. surerus oil.jpg
     
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    We recently learned about the windows being smaller then the standard KW windows. Glass installer cut new ones to fit and has to get creative with the new rubber seal.
    New style KW does fit perfectly, all we had to due was move the latch post.
     
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    Will sure like your color and your body man did a great job.
     
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    He did an awesome job, so did the engine guys.
    We ended up putting a new heavy duty head on the engine with oversized valves and heavy duty valve springs. Exhaust brake is on and they did a great job with the exhaust pipes.

    Pictures don't do the color justice, it really pops in person!
     
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    Wow...does it ever look nice...I spent hours researching the windshield seal.Mine was fine but the center bar was cut(very nice cut)Never did figure it out.Some where along my research i learned the glass was smaller.Witness marks on my glass helped the glass fitter make adjustments to the dimensions..My original class was not even close to fitting properly.He did a good job and there are no leaks..
     
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    Good thing there aren't any leaks where you live!
    We took one of the old windows in to Kenworth and held it up against a new one is how we found out.
    I haven't seen it in person yet but there's no center post on mine now. It sounds like it looks really good.