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Discussion in '1947-1954' started by RidesWithYah, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. vwnate1

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    Slowly and surely is how I have to work these days .

    I used to have a nifty wooden box that snugly fitted a Chevy i6 engine (I'll leave it to you do guess which series) , the bottom of it was about 4" wider that the sides so it could be used to support and test run old engines....

    The main thing is to cobble up a lest enough radiator hoses so the engine water jacket is always full before starting it up .

    Remember : this is a fun job , very rewarding once you get it done . do not approach it like a chore else you'll never be happy with it .
     
  2. RidesWithYah

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    Picked up a late (open driveshaft) rear and springs that were in an AD truck.
    Is this the way they were originally mounted -- under the springs?
    The original rear of my '51 mounted above the springs.
    I'm wondering if the arch of the 55 springs is different than the older trucks, so that the ride height is reasonable;
    or if this mounting is non-stock and would put the truck way too high if I just bolted it in as-is?
    I was hoping to find an open rear that just bolts in, without worrying about setting pinion angle or welding pads.
    Will this work?

    And what about shock mounts? IMG_1458.JPG IMG_1459.JPG
     
  3. Zig

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    That's interesting... Mine is under the springs as well, but it is the way the 3/4 ton was set up originally.
    The bolts run the opposite direction of yours. I also notice that the hangers are under the frame, which mine are not.
    1/2 ton long bed?
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Paulie's truck is as original , the ' new ' rear end there appears to have been taken off an old pickup bed trailer judging by no brakes .

    In factory installations the U - Bolts are always near flush with the nuts , for reasons I'll never understand the places that make up new ones always make them too long and want to argue that point when I'm having new ones made .
     
  5. RidesWithYah

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    Thanks guys, VERY helpful.
    Looks like I'm set on mounting the rear, and I just need to figure out the shock mounts.
     
  6. RidesWithYah

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    Hi Everyone, long time no see.
    Nice to see so many of you are still here.
    It's been too long, but I'm back at it after another interruption.
    Have someone lined up to help me with the body work this Spring,
    will attack the frame, suspension, mechanicals, and wiring myself.
    Looking forward to sharing progress and swapping lies (and maybe parts?) along the way.
     
  7. Zig

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    Welcome back! You know you need to attach photos, right? #rolleyes#
     
  8. RidesWithYah

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    Hahaha, looks just like it did two years ago.
    Please refer to the photos above.

    :)
     

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