Stretching a Factory Sleeper - How & Who

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by wheelman666, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Just make shure that if you cut it you do NOT cut it in a straight line.
    It would make the cab lose most off it's strenght.
    And you are looking at some extra weight.
    Done right,might be 1000lbs or more.
     
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  3. wheelman666

    wheelman666 Medium Load Member

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    Wow
    Sorry. Was using talk to text and yeah that royally screwed up.
    Ok I fixed that.
    Well I'm sure that caused a good laugh on a Saturday
     
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  4. wheelman666

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    >>>I don't want to it myself. I don't know enough to even try. I'm looking for a place that does this sort of thing. Anyone know of any?
     
  5. wheelman666

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    >>I get the inside is the normal plastic crap, but so is the Freightliner and the do a lot with them and for them. So what makes them so much better than the ProStar?
    And if I did go with something like a Bolt custom wouldn't they replace the whole cab anyway?
     
  6. daf105paccar

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    My remark about the way to cut it was directed at you so you can ask the right questions to whomever does do it.
    If a shop says they will cut it straight...........run.
     
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    That's slick
     
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  9. JimmyWells

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    It's like a metric v twin versus a real Harley v twin my friend. Obviously the water cooled metric engine is going to last longer due to the front cylinder not wearing quicker like the domestic version does and they can be had cheaper as well BUT Harley has the name, prestige and image that adds value that Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki etc just can't duplicate. That's just the tip of the iceberg IMO.
     
  10. wheelman666

    wheelman666 Medium Load Member

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    >> OHHH Thank you
     
  11. wheelman666

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    >>I have been trying to Google, So far all i keep coming up is the Custom Sleeper guys, Bolt, ARI Legacy, nothing for actually stretching an existing OEM sleeper.
    and Im still debating which way i wish to go. Stretch this one, But a full custom sleeper and swap, or just get another truck
     
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