well...not an expert by any means, but it seems to me like a lot of the price is in the "water cannon controlled in cab with joy stick" and "Berkley 4X3 pump 750 gpm, 65 psi"
Since you would be getting rid of all that, you could probably save yourself a significant portion of that purchase price by finding a similar truck already stripped to the frame. (just as an example 2001 AUTOCAR ACL64B or this OSHKOSH HIGHLAND they may only need tires)
$5k on tires and suspension and a very thorough engine and drive train tuning and you are still $15K (more with that OSHKOSH) shy of that other truck's purchase price. $15k buys a lot of extras
That water truck is very clean and probably in great shape, but if you are going to strip it to the frame anyway, no need to pay for some high tech extras. Unless you have your own shop with crane, you are going to end up paying to remove that large tank.
My two cents...good luck, I would love to watch the build if you start on a truck that sized
Last edited by apexcamper; 12-21-2011 at 04:32 PM.
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