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Old 09-28-2014, 05:36 PM   #21
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Front end rebuild time. Removed old shackle/bushings, and installed nylon bushings. After multiple attempts with my homemade spring spreader, I went ahead and broke the springs apart and was able to easily get the new bushings in.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:43 PM   #22
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I went through much of what you are. When your cab gets to this stage you will be a happy camper
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:45 PM   #23
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Rebuild the brakes on the front end was a bit of a challenge to rivet on the new brake linings one handed. Took me a while to devise a jig to hold the shoe properly to install new rivet. LOL

Picked up a nice bench seat a block from house (garage sale) for $28, and it looks to be useable as far as size wise. We'll see later down the road.

Rearend up on the stand next for disassembly. FACT get the proper tools for drum removal. After trying ever possible diy idea out there, I ended up renting the puller from Mac VanPelt, literally had the drums off in 1/2 hour after spending a week with the other attempts.

Finally got my brace off my right arm and what better project to tackle but rebuilding the back brake system.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:59 PM   #24
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E Brake tube from backing plates was rotted away to nothing on one side by luckily I had the other side to give me a template to go by. Some 1/4" flat washers with a 3/4" OD was my base and than I unibit drilled to 1/2" ID. 1/2" OD tubing from menards cut to length and a little tweak to get the angle correct was all it took.

Brazed the washers onto the tubing and welded the tubes into the backing plates. Rubber boot and cable went together perfectly. Rear brakes rebuilt.

My VW getting put away for winter storage. It'll be nice to have my full garage again to start reassembly of my truck.

Rear end all done. Used my original spreader just had to widen it by 7". This time I completely disassembled all springs and than restacked after main spring installed. Brake lines ran.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:02 PM   #25
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I went through much of what you are. When your cab gets to this stage you will be a happy camper
No doubt, nicely done. That gives me a goal. Right now hoping rolling chassis soon.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:59 AM   #26
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We are currently up to date and where I am at in the restore. If anyone needs more info, pics etc. Let me know.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #27
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Awesome work! Patch panels you made look really good, and fabbing up little things is the best! I have been slowly replacing the skateboard with car building as a midlife crisis and seems like I'm about to get hurt all the time anyway! No matter how careful, there's lots of heavy, jacked up, springloaded chaos available in the shop! Gotta take your time for sure and sometimes just jump out of the way! Funny thing is I just broke my arm skateboarding right after finishing the second lowering scheme on the '36 and had to assemble front end and rebuild brakes in a cast myself. Kinda fun though,and not really that hard, better than layin' around "resting"! - Chris
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:18 AM   #28
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Awesome work! Patch panels you made look really good, and fabbing up little things is the best! I have been slowly replacing the skateboard with car building as a midlife crisis and seems like I'm about to get hurt all the time anyway! No matter how careful, there's lots of heavy, jacked up, springloaded chaos available in the shop! Gotta take your time for sure and sometimes just jump out of the way! Funny thing is I just broke my arm skateboarding right after finishing the second lowering scheme on the '36 and had to assemble front end and rebuild brakes in a cast myself. Kinda fun though,and not really that hard, better than layin' around "resting"! - Chris
Thanks for the kind words. Very nice project u got going there.
Sounds like my twin (good luck with the arm) LOL, wife was always asking how did u do that with one arm! If there's a will there's a way. My problem is I never get out of the way but instead throw myself in the way. Had doc visit yesterday and fully healed (8 weeks) strengthening begins today.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:40 AM   #29
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Looking great! Nice fab work.

Not sure if your familiar with Northern Classic. A good resource for wood and bed parts. The way it looks though you might not need it, cause' you'll just make it!!! .
http://www.northernclassictrucks.com/

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Old 10-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #30
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Looking great! Nice fab work.

Not sure if your familiar with Northern Classic. A good resource for wood and bed parts. The way it looks though you might not need it, cause' you'll just make it!!! .
http://www.northernclassictrucks.com/

Looking forward to your future posts.
Thanks

Great link and nice wood. I got lucky and one side of the wood is actually good enough to make my pattern from. Not much of a woodworker but I'll try anything once.

Hopefully get the front and rear under the frame in the next week or so.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #31
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Reassembly time to rolling chassis.

Front U bolts needed shrank a little. Seems the truck frame had a additional support inside the cross member and the new U bolts I got were a tad long, so cut down 1/2" and rethreaded 3/4" more and redrilled cotter pin hole. Left is new, middle is shortened and right is original.

Front end done, shocks and springs bolted in.

Engine cleaning begins, used a friendly cleaner, spray bottle, and lots of elbow grease. New mounts installed and back in the frame.

Trans pulled/checked/cleaned. Its all there, wanted to make sure nothing broke/missing in there is all.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:19 PM   #32
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Really nice project, and documentation on your truck ! An insperation for many - can't wait to see the finished product ! The way you are doing things, that truck will last another 60 years !
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:22 PM   #33
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Really nice project, and documentation on your truck ! An insperation for many - can't wait to see the finished product ! The way you are doing things, that truck will last another 60 years !
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I figure with it being garage kept and outa the snow it'll be around for someone else many years from now. And hopefully they'll get as much pleasure as I am in the rebuilding process. After all it is a flathead.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:44 AM   #34
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Looks like a good one, looking forward to progress photos.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:26 PM   #35
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Looks like a good one, looking forward to progress photos.
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Your panel is great looking, very nicely done.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #36
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Wondering if all torque specs are available anywhere?> Such as U bolts, shock bolts etc?

Is it safe to assume if no, than std torque specs for the specific bolt size and grade will do?

IE: Grade 8 9/16-18 thread is max 170 and min 130??
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #37
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Getting ready for rolling chassis.

Master cylinder rebuilt, new brake lines installed on front.

Hoist the rear end back up and in. Note to self remove speedo turtle before trying to slide torque tube in. LOL

Rear shocks installed, another set of U bolts that needed shortening again, at least this set noted the possible need for shortening. Brakes bleed (solo) glass jar filled at one location at a time and have great pedal with no leaks.

Original wood pcs laid out to start fabbing new.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:06 AM   #38
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Luckily original wood one side was useable for template. Oak from local lumber yard, cutting, scrolling, and notching. I really do not like wood. LOL

Rolling chassis, a goal set by myself by Halloween.

Mating of the 2, a match made by Ford himself. Amazing how I was able to use a car frame and drill absolutely no new holes needed.

Fun begins, tweaking and shimming. Doors on, a little shimming to adjust, and out into the sunshine. Door gaps are better than before and doors close so much better than before.

Fall cleanup of shop. All jacked up to work on.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:48 PM   #39
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Had a full battery tray mount and a 1/2 one LOL, fabbed up a new battery tray, definitely the max gauge material for my bead roller.

Got the steering box all cleaned up and installed. New gas tank arrived (bob Drake)

1/2 of the spark plug wires done, old and new picture.

Started on the radiator, found a comb on the clearance isle local auto parts.

Was lucky enough to find a pair of anti chatter rods from a Barner (Thank you very much) and was able to get them to separate by welding the original bolt to the frame and heated the rod itself and waalaa. Best news was my original truck frame had (I believe) aftermarket bolts, no center square but socket fits them fine. Soaked with PB Blaster for a good week or so. Stiff wire brush on the threads and chased them with a original nut. Complete set of rods now.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:27 PM   #40
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Hoping for a test spin this weekend, mounting radiator tomorrow and rebuilding carb next. See if it'll make to the end of the driveway and back LOL
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