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Old 06-08-2017, 11:54 AM   #361
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So I ransacked my wife's wooden spoons and found a nice straight maple one that measured 5/8 on the handle.
Stirring stuff, there, GB.

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Old 06-08-2017, 03:24 PM   #362
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Stirring stuff, there, GB.

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Now THAT'S funny! If my wife asks about it I'm going to say I saw it running away with a dish ....
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Honing my woodie's kingpins with my slotted dowel and sanding belt strips driven by a cordless drill. Actually I couldn't find my 5/8" dowel and I didn't want to make the 24 mile trip to town so I ransacked my wife's wooden spoons and found a nice straight maple one that measured 5/8 on the handle. Worked great for another honing. The pins twist in with some encouragement when dry and with a light oil on them they glide smoothly in. This may look ridiculous to some, but it takes about 15 minutes per side and I'm in charge of the fit, not some new helper in a machine shop who doesn't care if they have a bit of slop in them because he went too far.
Is that a Craftsman screw driver being used as a hinge pin or a Harbor Freight cheapie?
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:02 PM   #364
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I had a drill bit that was just a bit bigger than the original hinge pins. I used this on the worn hinges. Then I had to find a pin that fit... I found that some #2 phillips screwdrivers were a nice snug fit. On the driver's side I cut a #2 off and made two pins with washers for heads. When I got to the pass side I just couldn't cut my good crafstman off so I'm using it whole until I get around to finding another. In the meantime that pin's a lot easier to get in and out as I remove doors for latches and soon varnishing etc. You had to ask...
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:42 PM   #365
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I'm back at it pretty hard these days. I will be gone the next 4 days so I lose a weekend of woodie progress, but tomorrow I'll be shrimping with a buddy for those nice big spot prawns up near the canadian border, then on a road trip with the misses. Whenever I'm not doing the woodwork in the shop for customers, I'm kneeling on the concrete working on the wagon. This week it's been springs, kingpins steering stuff and welding in some lower cowl patches made from a radiator shroud I didn't need, so a break is a rare treat. Here's some of each type of work.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #366
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Been getting an hour in after work most days. Still, any progress is better than none at all. The warmer weather is helping my morale, and the use of nos and nors parts means the parts are fitting together with great satisfaction.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:51 PM   #367
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Nice work on a big project. its looking great.

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Old 06-26-2017, 10:38 AM   #368
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Almost have this thing back to a roller with brakes. Unfortunately when I pulled the rear drums I found nothing at all on the backing plates. I had already bought new wheel cylinders because I always do, but I discovered I needed everything else, which means the parking brake links and cables. On a gamble I pulled the rear drums on my 1/2 ton panel, which is deep on the project list, and found everything I needed in almost new condition. Even the drums are excellent. The fronts were completed using parts from a restored jailbar truck that a friend had bought and immediately switched over to front discs. Then I cleaned and primed some good wheels and stretched on a pair of new 6.50 x 16 six plies with my trusty tire irons. Of course the day after mounting the tires I scored two more artillery wheels at a friend's place. Now I have four. At least I haven't mounted the rears yet. Would the artillery wheels look good on the woodie?
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #369
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JMO, I'd stick with the stock rims. Look more like a factory job to match all your beautiful woodwork.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:33 PM   #370
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^^ Agree. I find the stock wheels more attractive than the artillery wheels. Just my opinion, of course but you did ask.

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Old 06-26-2017, 06:36 PM   #371
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Amazing Thread! Thank you very much for sharing your build.I look forward to seeing more of your progress on this amazing build.The end is in sight and hope you'll start another project soon for us "lurkers" to follow when this one is done lol
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:50 PM   #372
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Thanks all! Well I noticed today that the first two artillery wheels I've had for a few years are 5 on 6 or 6 1/2... Not sure what the ones I just bought are because I haven't picked them up yet. Anyway the choice is made. Stock rims and that's good because I have three of them cleaned and painted. Gotta pry off another cracked tire for my 4th rim. My employee just told me he'll be on the mainland tomorrow so I won't have anybody notice if I slide over and work on the rear brakes for a while.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:10 PM   #373
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New avatar photo?? Put me down for a "like."
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:27 PM   #374
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I like to switch it up a bit. That's my 2 ton I did up about 4 years ago. 8ba and vacuum 2 speed axle. Straight pipes and I made all the bends up forward with galvanized pipe and lots of 45s. Should last a while. All good fun.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:00 AM   #375
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Will it pull the front wheels off the ground? uphill?
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Will it pull the front wheels off the ground? uphill?
It would depend on the length of the logs.
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It would depend on the length of the logs.
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Those are 12' logs. With them it's like power steering. 14' would be getting into the wheelie zone and the hills here are really steep. I'll stick with the 12's thanks. Sold that nice '37 a few years back....
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Hey GB....I've seen your video of you cruzin' in the panel truck...... you got any video of the big trucks workin'?....... Mark
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Do you mill any of your own lumber? I've just been reading about the logging in Washington and it's fascinating!
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Hey GB....I've seen your video of you cruzin' in the panel truck...... you got any video of the big trucks workin'?....... Mark
On youtube 37 ford 1.5 ton log truck here's a link but I can't usually make links that work.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeRWB9vZW38
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