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Old 11-23-2019, 11:29 AM   #76
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

I uploaded my videos to YouTube then posted the link to my build thread.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:23 PM   #77
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Over the holiday I started working on replacing the brake lines and finished them up today. After a good soaking and some time I was able to get all 4 of the front bleeders loose. It was cold and wet today but I pushed through it. I was able to gravity bleed the front lines. The rears are rusted and they are currently soaking. Hopefully I'll get them loose and take the old girl for a short drive soon.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:32 PM   #78
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Looking good! Did you ever fix your axle u joint bracket? I have one that's also busted and I'm wondering if there is a place to get new from.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:43 PM   #79
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Looking good! Did you ever fix your axle u joint bracket? I have one that's also busted and I'm wondering if there is a place to get new from.

I did the axle saddle replaced. I bought them from a spring shop who I buy all my Peterbilt suspension parts from. They made new U bolts for me also. I can try to call them Monday and see if they have any more.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:08 PM   #80
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Very impressive work! Looking good.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:34 AM   #81
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Very impressive work! Looking good.
Thanks! I got a ways to go but I'm making progress.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:23 PM   #82
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Here is a link to my YouTube channel with the video of the truck running. Pay no mind to the over spray on the engine mount and alternator and bracket. I'm going to change the alternator out for a 1 wire when I redo the wiring and install the HEI I picked up from a friend.

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Old 12-08-2019, 02:34 PM   #83
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Looks and sounds good.

Great work on the Brake Lines by the way.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:46 PM   #84
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Looks and sounds good.

Great work on the Brake Lines by the way.
Thank you. I enjoy making brake lines. The engine runs pretty smooth. I don't have a clue on the miles but when I redid the valve cover it was clean inside the engine.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:08 PM   #85
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

So I've been chipping away at the mechanical aspect of the truck. I got the brake lines done, the exhaust manifold and exhaust finished, got the heater working, and the blower motor running. One of the last things I needed/wanted to do before the first test drive was getting the wipers working.

A lot of things on this truck was farm fixed. Meaning if it could be fixed with what was around the farm,that how it was fixed. This of course is speculation.. but it sounds about right with what I have undone in the last few weeks.

For instance, The wiper switch is long gone and a toggle switch was used in it's place,same goes for the heater switch. Under the dash is a rats nest of wires. Most of which are the 4 wire combo of white,brown,yellow,and green found on most standard trailer wiring. I cut most of it out and also did away with all the toggle switches.

This was when I found out partly why the wiper motor wasn't working..

The mount has completely rusted away. So I will be on the hunt for a donor cab to get a wiper motor mount to weld back into place.

A little refresher on the plan may be in order here. So when I started this thread I spoke about the roughness of the body. I also went out to Kansas and bought a real decent body. My current plan is to try and make this truck usable so I can use it this winter, meaning I need to get as many of the necessities fixed while I redo parts of the new body and prepare it for the swap. Which I hope will be in the spring time. In the mean time I am trying to keep the truck together but it has proven to be some what difficult when I keep running into other issues.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

So...Plans change from time to time and the winds of change are happening now. As I was working on the truck today at lunch,It became apparent that this cab is in need of more work than it is worth. See attached photos.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

and more rot.. got to love Ohio!
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

So with the said cab being so bad.. I will be moving forward with what we call the Kansas cab..only because it came from Kansas. So I got it in the shop today and started removing the unneeded parts.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

More photos. If anyone could use any of the air brake stuff let me know. I won't be throwing it away but will let it go if someone could use it. I'm going to get a few more photos later. I've got a good start on getting the cab stripped. I will be patching the floor and the bottoms of the cowl panels. More photos to come.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Good lord is all I can think to say. Well that and I’m curious how the air brake stuff was hooked up on the inside as I’ve never seen one.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

I think you made the right call. I was building a 52 willys truck that wasn't that bad but it was bad. I had a ton of time into that, too much.

Is that a hornets nest or a bunch of goop someone smeared in there?

If no one jumps on the air brake parts, I'll take them. I don't have a need for them so I'll wait and see if anyone actually needs them.
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Good lord is all I can think to say. Well that and Iím curious how the air brake stuff was hooked up on the inside as Iíve never seen one.
Well the brake pedals(well the brake & clutch pedal assembly is about the same as the gas/vacuum booster set up. The brake pedal uses a push rod just as the gas truck does. So it's very similar. After I disassembled it I almost wanted to keep it as it was and figure out how the whole system worked. The I thought I'd better go back to vacuum or hydroboost so anyone with out a cdl license could drive it.
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I think you made the right call. I was building a 52 willys truck that wasn't that bad but it was bad. I had a ton of time into that, too much.

Is that a hornets nest or a bunch of goop someone smeared in there?

If no one jumps on the air brake parts, I'll take them. I don't have a need for them so I'll wait and see if anyone actually needs them.
Thanks, i had been going back and forth about it. After I got the brakes working and rewired the blower motor I was getting excited to drive it for the first time. The I wanted to get the wipers fixed..that's when all the rust issues really started showing how bad they were. So now it's time to get the Kansas cab ready.

It comes at a bad time as I am trying to finalize some suspension and chassis stuff so I can start marketing the products. That's how it goes. If no one wants the air brake parts I'll keep you in mind. I kinda want to mess with them a little just to see how it works compared to my 379 peterbilt.

here is the spring plate number. I'm not sure if it'll work for you but when you call the spring shop it may help.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Here is a few more of the Kansas cab stripped. I believe I want to add A/C to this truck. That means I need to call Vintage Air and order a kit. I have already talked to them several times about this project and I can order pieces separately. I would only need the under dash unit for now so I could move forward with finishing the fire wall. I know in the basic C/10 kit they use a composite firewall cover. I would want to weld the firewall instead of using a cover. Now I could just got ahead and "shave" the firewall and worry about the holes later but I would rather do it now while i'm body working the cab and not have to go back later. I'm also thinking about a tilt steering column with a factory steering wheel. I've already talked to Ididit about what column would be best for this application. I'm trying to stay one step ahead on the planning.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

I do have some rust issues to fix before shes ready for the blasters. Does anyone know of a screen that will fit over the cowl area of these trucks? Seems the bottom of the cowl area collects a lot of dirt and debris. I don't want this to happen again. Over all the cab is in decent shape.
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I will need to weld up this hole. It is where the brake pedal assembly support goes.
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