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Old 02-03-2012, 05:53 PM
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Got the bushings reamed today. Sunday I will mock up my front spindles and brakes.

Bushings were pretty easy. I bought a reamer because I couldn't find any one to do it for me and I like t own the too when the tool is about the same cost as getting someone to do a job... as in this case.
picture of the reamer and finished pin installed in spindle.

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:16 PM
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the u bolt's not broken,they are offset,i have a couple of sets just like them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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Cool, Whats the off set for? Its a little odd in that set up. The bolt would have been used in a different configuration originally, but I can't figure out the reason for the offset

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Old 02-03-2012, 08:15 PM
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awesome truck and great job on the videos and clean up work
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:31 PM
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Here is a piece I bought for $130.00. It was used in a garage door factory to hold door sections as they came off the assembly line. It is going to be my frame table/jig.

I have manufactured six legs that will be welded to the bottom of the frame so I can screw down the leg to level the table and prevent the whole thing from sliding around on the castors. There is a huge nut inside the square tubing that the threaded rod threads into. I ground it down so it fit tight inside the tubing then drilled, button welded and welded the lip too. The nut and washer are welded to form an adjustable foot, so the whole thing can be turned with a wrench to level the table/jig on the floor.

I want some thing similar to the legs for between the frame table/jig and the truck frame. I was thinking of buying some jack stands and cutting them up, but their ratchet system is not fine enough to level the truck. I will probably build something similar to the legs that can be repositioned around the table/jig as needed.

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Old 02-05-2012, 05:04 PM
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Got my spindles installed on the axle. Installed the brake adapter sleeve by heating in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. It dropped right on with out the press.

I mocked up the brakes to check for interference. None found. I'm not sure I will have enough room for a spring over with out bending the steering arm

Here are a few pictures.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:08 PM
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hmmm.. can't post pictures today. lets see if it will work now.

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Old 02-05-2012, 05:15 PM
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Looks like youre making good progress on the axle!

Mine is painted (gasp) and sitting awaiting me putting it all together.

Looks real similar to the brake kit I'm running, I had to get longer wheel studs, did you run into that as well?
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:15 PM
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Dirtyrat,

I haven't decided on a tire and wheel combination yet. I liked the look you are going for and might go that way. I had originally thought of going with tall skinny tires all around. Since no decision on the tires and rims, I haven't tried bolting up any rims. Your stud problem must have been due to the alloy rims?

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:53 AM
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Cool old truck. My 49 started out as a grain truck to, just not in that nice of shape.
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