fuso 4x4 rebuild

alan

Explorer
Hi everyone,
I finally have had time to start my rebuild, it's a 1991 canter (fuso) 4x4.
Originaly I purchased it on Ebay as a rust free mechanically sound vehicle, but when it arrived I was in shock! rust, cracks in the chassis, a well used and abused maintenance vehicle, what to do was the big question, I could'nt afford a new vehicle and being a sucker for building things I decided to rebuild it from the ground up.
At the moment most of it is stripped and a new chassis is half done, the back diff is being rebuilt more pictures will be posted on the weekend showing the chassis.










 

SkiFreak

Crazy Person
Fabrication

Did you get the parts laser cut by someone else or do you have the facilities to do this yourself?
 

SkiFreak

Crazy Person
Impressive!
As much as I have decent oxy skills I must admit to taking the easy route these days, using laser/plasma cutting services to do my cutout work.
Hey... you get older, you get lazier.

Mind you, I would not say no to a CNC cutter for the shed.
So, if anyone is donating one... ;)
 

PKDreamers

Adventurer
Alan man do you have way too much time on your hands lol lol.
Wow great work.
Is the chassis same width and length?
Are you using all the stuff out of the truck eg springs , diffs etc etc?
How long do you think it will take you to finish the truck?
Keep on posting pics please.
:coffee:
 

whatcharterboat

Supporting Sponsor, Overland Certified OC0018
Hi Alan.

Mate, I'm stunned. What an undertaking !! Well done.

Going to get it hot gal-dipped eventually I suppose? What about sand/mud collecting in the cross-members? Love the rear winch mount. Could be a good opportunity to mount the rear shocks outboard too.

Keep the pics coming.
John.
 

alan

Explorer
Hi John,
It's called jumping in the deep end..^_^..

Would love to get hot gal-dipped, we will see what happens.

Yeep twin adjustable outboard shocks on the back to come.

Big drain holes in crossmembers for mud and water drainage.


Hi Alan.

Mate, I'm stunned. What an undertaking !! Well done.

Going to get it hot gal-dipped eventually I suppose? What about sand/mud collecting in the cross-members? Love the rear winch mount. Could be a good opportunity to mount the rear shocks outboard too.

Keep the pics coming.
John.
 

alan

Explorer
today's progress, removed engine/trans from original chassis, removed front engine and rear trans crossmember, after pressure cleaning the engine crossmember has a crack in it and also it's rusted through so it will get replaced hopefully from the wreckers yard.



 

SkiFreak

Crazy Person
Looks like this truck did not have an easy life.
I expect that you will probably see the same rust issues in the break lines.

Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Sunday meant to be a day of rest?
 

Harald Hansen

Explorer
It's looking good so far! I actually missed the line in your original post that said that you're building a new chassis. Nice to see the winch integrated in the chassis as well.

Has the truck been working on the beach?
 

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