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Date Posted:19/08/2013 02:44:31Copy HTML

anyone now if it is a big job to replace a cab on a rb truck 
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Date Posted:20/08/2013 10:55:04Copy HTML

Well if ya think about it, its lifting gear to swap the cabs after stripping out all the interior,steering column pedals ,dash, & heater, wiring ,gear lever etc., & putting it back in a handsome fashion...............Other than that there`s F**k all to it.
Oh................Dont forget the seats  ,    Maybe thats how they arrived at the old Commer Walk thru Vans 
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Date Posted:21/08/2013 06:23:51Copy HTML

 Do you no if a rb44 cab will fit on a s75 chassie as when mine are side by side the bonets are different the s75 seems to belly out in the middle 
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Date Posted:23/08/2013 06:06:30Copy HTML

It has been done on a MKII   but sorry dont know if it would fit MKI.
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Date Posted:23/08/2013 10:48:51Copy HTML

I have my eye on a rb44 left hand drive  mk2  compleat cab I wanted to replace my s75  right and drive mk1 cab with the left hand drive but keep it left hand drive do you no if it can be do and what it would intail
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Re:cab replacement

Date Posted:28/08/2013 03:38:33Copy HTML

Reply to merloman (19/08/2013 08:44)

anyone now if it is a big job to replace a cab on a rb truck 

Me and a couple of mates hired a gantry & chain-lift and did it in a weekend. none of us are particularly skilled mechanics. some (not particularly instructive) pics here: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/n8works/sets/72157621314059405/

Only mishaps were mis-calculating the max height of the lift/gantry combo - managed to squeeze it on by letting the font tires down and a bit of shimmy shimmy. Oh yeah, and we did get pulled by vosa on the way home. Surprise, suprise, driving a vehicle registered as a motorhome with no box on the back of it invalidates the MOT... which was 3 months out of date anyway... fortunately I'd had the foresight to book an mot test in the city we were headed to. The cab was an "essential part" for passing that MOT and the truck was my only source of transport for collectiing it so on we went :-)

Good luck, it's a fun project!
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Date Posted:29/08/2013 12:59:43Copy HTML

 Any one no were I will get a pto selector cable and a cable for selecting hi lo In the transfer box 
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Date Posted:30/08/2013 06:28:38Copy HTML

 Got the pics about the transferbox / cablee, will see what I can find for you.
ref cab replacement, as already said yes it can and has been done, a mk2 cab on a mk1 but not a mk1 cab on a mk2 without lots of adjusting as the front end is longer on a mk2 so a mk1 cab is too short.

things to change over if a mk2 cab going on a mk1, the steering column and all switches on the column will need little wiring adjustments, leaving the mk2 column with wiper stalks etc will mean some rewiring as they have different plugs, the mk2 brake servo has a different pressure sensor but will work but will need the 12v feed wire lengthening if using a mk1 loom section in the cab (loom section that runs under the screen / wiper motor (under bonnet not in cab).

 lighting, horn indicators are all the same fittings wiring wise, as you have an auto, you will either need an auto cab or change the middle  floorpan section from the original cab, it does unbolt, if you need to swop over the engine cover it will fit if you change the floorpan, speedo cable fitting is different and as you have auto, using the original pedal unit will save you having to sort out the throttle pedal end attachment and use the original cable, if the new cab has clutch slave you can take that off, the cab/ chassis mountings are the same on both cabs.

if i think of anything else i will pop it here.
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Date Posted:15/09/2013 06:45:27Copy HTML

Hi need some help some think is not right tried to fit transfer Box in to truck to yesterday  the pics I sent you is the transferbox ment tobe out of a rb44 and my truck was a s46 4x4  you can see the brackets in the picture were the old transfer box was fitted when trying to fit the new transfer box when trying to insert the second bolt into the holding bracket it is about ten mil out of line was wondering was there different size brackets or transferboxs for different trucks or is the even for a rb  I was going to get the brackets redrilled to suit transferboxs  but if ther is different bracket I will go down that road my brackets from front to back are 7" long if any one has a rb44 could the measure there brackets and let me no 
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Date Posted:07/12/2013 01:02:40Copy HTML

Reply to merloman (23/08/2013 23:48)

I have my eye on a rb44 left hand drive  mk2  compleat cab I wanted to replace my s75  right and drive mk1 cab with the left hand drive but keep it left hand drive do you no if it can be do and what it would intail


Not an S75, but I have done something similar, a S46 Mk1 RHD to Mk2 LHD conversion.

See  http://forum1.aimoo.com/Dodge50/TECHNICAL/Trying-to-make-a-LHD-steering-box-1-2196566.html   summarised in notes 28 & 29.

Your biggest problem is getting your hands on a LHD steering box & a LHD stub axle steering horn.

Gheck the microfish for your model to determine the exclusively LHD bits you require & make sure that you HAVE THEM IN YOUR HANDS BEFORE starting the LHD cabbing, or you could be in for a LONG wait for VERY expensive & scarce parts.

FYI, to change the "handage" of a cab requires about half to one days welding/fabricating, because the bulkhead footwells are different shapes & the throttle mounting points are completely different.

You will also need the longer Mk2 bumper brackets.

Treat yourself to a pair of LHD 7" round headlamps with bulbs, from ebay £11 each delivered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-ROUND-HALOGEN-LIGHT-UNIT-LHD-EURO-PILOT-SIDELIGHT-WIPAC-S8001-/400395615165?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d39703bbd

The Mk1 round headlights can be pop riveted into the Mk2 square holes


Hope this helps, 

Currently tryping this in the lovely warm, in my LHD cabbed camper near Gibraltar, (so the cab hasn't fallen off yet -give it time !) .

Rod

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