1973 Loadstar...possible water truck


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Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

I would agree, but not sure how to do that. It could be put in the Library section maybe.

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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:01 pm

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

Yeah so that "deal" fell through. The "seller" decided to scrap the truck only after I found transport by pulling a few dozen friends into the mix who owed me one. Some "sellers" really REALLY suck. I think I'm done with Craigslist and Facebook ads. What a colossal waste of time. :t0119: It was just as well the truck would have been a real project!

I have decided to expand the search to the C series cargostars as well. Actually prefer them over the Loadstar. I like their options available with airbrakes and the Perkins 6 cyl diesel engines.

Anyone out there know where I can find a good one? Whats the best way to search for reputable people like me with good trucks for an honest deal or trade? Greg Egg :mrgreen:

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:43 am

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

Where are located, Greg? That may make any suggestions more worthwhile.

From what I have seen from a guy I follow on YouTube, the use of a self-contained engine/pump combo for water transfer might be far less trouble than a proper PTO/pump to run off of truck power. IF the equipment already exists, that's one thing, but to replicate from scratch, a Harbor Freight trash pump is only a few hundo.

My 73 Loadstar needed new front shoes and cylinders, new lines and rebuilding the rear cylinders, all done by me with help from this site, especially CB89. I have yet to rehang the Hydroboost and bleed the system out- too short on time during farming seasons. I hope to have it hauling this harvest.

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:50 pm

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

IIRC he is in upstate NY.

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Post Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:28 pm

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

Thinking now a Cargostar may be more versatile as far as engine choices, brake options, and transmission choices... and was made until 1986. Hunting for an 1850B diesel with airbrakes and dump body. Greg

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Post Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:34 pm

Re: 1973 Loadstar...possible water truck

Made until '86? That's practically brand new compared to most of the vehicles discussed here! 8-)
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