@just-jeepin Anything over 10K GVWR used in interstate commerce requires an annual USDOT inspection. Things used only for intrastate use fall under that state's rules, but most things over 26K are still going to require an annual. Rules vary by state, and sometimes there are exceptions for things like farm vehicles. But still, old commercial trucks are cheap for a reason.
@siennaman This is a sincere project. The build quality is actually good as are the components. It reminds me of one of those cars from Back to The Future 2. I think we would look at it a little differently without the eagle and a better front end.
@zipfuel I am currently having a problem with marketplace. For some reason I'm banned from buying, selling or even looking at it on Facebook, but I have never used it at all. Again, I've never used it or interacted with anyone selling anything.
@essextee Yeah I don't think I'm quite ready for how bad the rust situation is out there! My FIL is visiting out here right now and keeps excitedly pointing out all the 90s/early 2000s pickup trucks driving around without a spot of rust on them.
@benn454 commercial does not necessarily mean CDL. There are usually weight limits above which a CDL is required but many medium duty commercial trucks fall under that. This also varies widely by state.
The stockers are 3.07s and with the 0.50 6th, a lot of owners were never happy with the overall GenI/II gearing. 3.55s and 3.73s are a common upgrade for driveability. It's not really that bad stock with the V10 twist as it'll idle along in 4th gear, but it's an easy mod. The 3.07s also allowed them to set 0-60 times without shifting too...