Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Blue Truck

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16

    Re: The Blue Truck

    I had gotten a radiator off of eBay, and I had this parking brake left over from the CJ5. The radiator needed the ears extended out to be as wide as the fenderwells and I'll have to figure out how or where to get a parking brake cable from which will mate the Jeep/FBody parking brake pedal to the orignal crossbar for the EBrake in the rear.
    Attached Files
    Livin the dream

    Comment


    • #17

      Re: The Blue Truck

      Front Suspension has been rebuilt with 100% MOOG components. Springs are from a 1968 BBC Chevelle, it was mushy and bounced off the stops before. I took some off of the height, I might have to take more.
      Attached Files
      Livin the dream

      Comment


      • #18

        Re: The Blue Truck

        So back to the loose steering column problem. I figured I'd use a U-Bolt and tie the bottom of the column to the bridge I was building. It seems to have worked out pretty good so far, no more flex!
        Attached Files
        Livin the dream

        Comment


        • #19

          Re: The Blue Truck

          Well, remember I said earlier that the arc welding was scary but not cracking?

          Guess where it decided to crack... I can think of several reasons why it could or would, but I decided to simply stop-drill, dig out the cracks with the cutoff wheel, and the weld 'em up to keep an eye on them.

          This did have an amazing amount of arc weld slag pile laying on top of it I ground off - so I expect it was cracked before the grafting, but who knows.
          Attached Files
          Livin the dream

          Comment


          • #20

            Re: The Blue Truck

            As I did the floorpans, I moved the battery box back to its original location. It was hanging crookedly on the firewall before I got to it.
            Attached Files
            Livin the dream

            Comment


            • #21

              Re: The Blue Truck

              So I picked '67 Marina Blue for the inside and out. I've got some darker metallic blue from the Firebird that I will spray the headliner, door panels, etc with. Under the hood is Eastwood 2K Satin Hot Rod Black.
              Attached Files
              Livin the dream

              Comment


              • #22

                Re: The Blue Truck

                I've POR-15'd the floors, "patched" the extra holes in the firewall with aluminum slugs and dum-dum, and am in the process of coating the interior with FatMat. The product goes on very easily and it sure likes the heat gun, especially in this year's chilly temps.

                I hope that the aluminum slugs will help the FatMat not get punctured.... We'll see.
                Attached Files
                Livin the dream

                Comment


                • #23

                  Re: The Blue Truck

                  So this means ShopDog is calling me out there and I have to go out and continue the FatMat and get the 305 on an engine stand so I can flip it and change the oil pan. yea, the oil pan has a hole in it that is patched with Epoxy. Not JBWeld, but old-fashioned household mostly clear Epoxy.
                  Attached Files
                  Livin the dream

                  Comment


                  • #24

                    Re: The Blue Truck

                    Coming along nicely.

                    On the brake deal - on my S-10 clutch master I made similar though smaller reinforcing plates then I found that I had the stock S-10 clutch master reinforcing rods that go from the steering column bracket to the firewall. I think there's a pic in my build thread. Anyhow, something like that might be a good thing for you if you want it even stiffer.

                    Dan
                    Yes, I have been interested in your build and still lurk, eagerly waiting for first fire. Go Go Go!

                    There is still some welding to do under the dash and I was planning on triangulating the pedal assembly up to the dash support it with some 1/4" round tube and 11ga plate before I was done. The mount on the brake pedal assembly to the bottom of the dashboard has also been graced with a torch, so even though I am somewhat happy with the firewall mount, the inside mount for the pedal assembly still ain't right.
                    Livin the dream

                    Comment


                    • #25

                      Re: The Blue Truck

                      wow, project creep huh? awesome.
                      If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

                      Comment


                      • #26

                        Re: The Blue Truck

                        wow, project creep huh? awesome.
                        No, not really - I had intended on replacing the brakes, the fuel system, the transmission, and the wiring harness anyway. Where the creep happened was the second post. Can't do that much to it without cleaning it! Patina is one thing, but this was mold and rust...

                        Plus, it's still a quick a spray-can rebuild. Interior was 1.5 cans of mix and so far it has one can of 2K gloss clear.

                        I ain't spending more than I have to on this one. Scrape the bondo off of the outside and shoot it with a spray can.

                        So Scope Creep? Not really :D I took the first picture inside on 12/19! I think Squirrel has inspired me!
                        Livin the dream

                        Comment


                        • #27

                          Re: The Blue Truck

                          Really loving this build! What's the rear axle like? Staying rear drum I'd assume? Hopefully something 3.42ish with a factory posi?

                          You've chosen one of my all time favorite colors - I don't care if it came from a spray can! This is going to be a heck of a nice truck!

                          Well done!
                          There's always something new to learn.

                          Comment


                          • #28

                            Re: The Blue Truck

                            Thanks Milner!

                            I haven't put a wrench on the rear yet, but it's a 10-bolt, open, and I suspect 3:08, which most likely came from the some '68 Chevelle that gave up the crossmember. I was planning on opening that can of worms later this week!

                            It will stay drums all around, yes - 2 3/4" shoes in the front, 2" in the rear. This ole girl ran fine before and she'll do fine
                            Livin the dream

                            Comment


                            • #29

                              Re: The Blue Truck

                              Sweet - dual master for four wheel drum - which resevior feeds which end of the truck? Which prop valve?

                              Drums have an inherent advantage - they're lower rolling resistance than discs. It's a truck - it will have plenty of brakes, discs up front can be a down the road upgrade.

                              Man - you're pushing me closer to getting an older ride to daily drive and just undercoat the whee out of it to fend off the tin worm.

                              I am continually shocked at the price of insurance for newer vehicles.... legalized extortion.
                              There's always something new to learn.

                              Comment


                              • #30

                                Re: The Blue Truck

                                Wow. Build a quick runner/driver and full restoration look a lot alike. Great job.

                                The before brake mounting is just terrorifying. I am sure the jumbo Caddy brake pedal made things worse.
                                Last edited by Scott Liggett; February 19th, 2014, 09:51 PM.
                                BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

                                Resident Instigator

                                sigpic

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X