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Old 10-19-2016, 08:19 AM   #26
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

I've been dealing with a leaking wheel cylinder thinking I had cross threaded the steel brake line and would have to replace the line and may be the wheel cylinder.

After getting the truck back up on the lift to where I could check it out I removed the line and it looked O.K. so I put it back on bled the brakes. I cleaned up everything and left it up on the lift so I could keep an eye on it during the day.

It turned out to be the wheel cylinder leaking inside the drum, running down the backing plate and the brake fluid dripping onto the rim and runs down the sidewall of the tire. The outside of the backing plate stays dry around the bleeder and brake line connection.

Ordered a new wheel cylinder under warranty. I'm getting a lot more drum brake experience than I really wanted.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:16 PM   #27
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Got the new wheel cylinder on and still had a leak.
My shade tree mechanicin' is not what it should be.

After taking the steel line off again checking everything I decided that I just did have the line tight enough so I cranked it down really tight. It still seeped a little over night so I tightened it so more thinking it is getting close to twisting off.

The drivers side went back together with no problems and did not require near the tightening of the brake line.

No leak now and it has been a few days. I did fess up to the NAPA guys that the wheel cylinder I returned was not defective.

The truck is still on the lift for now as I've been doing other little pittleing things like cutting a half inch thick piece of iron off the back bumper some previous owner thought was a good idea for an extention for mounting the hitch ball.

Also been gathering the parts to reinstall the drivers side window and regulator other needed repairs.
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:21 AM   #28
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Before you begin questioning your mechanicin' skillz, keep in mind new parts and 54 year old mating parts may not always work together so well... New parts can be defective and those 54 year old brake lines may be a bit worn...
Hang in there Brother, you will came out victorious...
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:13 AM   #29
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[IMG]20161005_173414_resized by Vince Crawford, on Flickr[/IMG]
Close up of the big old iron plate I cut off.
Truck is off the lift for now and I can start it up and move it in and out of the shop and around the yard.

Baby steps of progress.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:59 AM   #30
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Your truck is a lot like mine, in that it needs a few parts replaced. But yours has a horn button, didn't get one when I bought mine.

Good luck on your project, I'll be watching this thread.
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Thumbs up on moving around on it's own power...
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Cool truck and I'm in for the ride on this one.
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:02 AM   #33
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Your truck is a lot like mine, in that it needs a few parts replaced. But yours has a horn button, didn't get one when I bought mine.

Good luck on your project, I'll be watching this thread.
This truck is pretty much complete but the needs are many. I keep trying to decide if I should replace stuff or repair it or just let it alone.

Thanks for your reply.
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Hey Don,
I got an old floor shift I'll be trying to install at some point in the future.
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Cool truck and I'm in for the ride on this one.
Thanks and welcome. We will be working at a very slow pace.
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Drove the truck up the drive way and down the street. The six is weak and has a bit of a knock when winding out the gears. Not sure but sounds like a rod.
I was kind of warming up to the idea of leaving the six in it but now I'm not so sure.

I've got a small block sitting on an engine stand that needs a home.

The more I work on this truck the more I find that needs to be done.
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Thanks and welcome. We will be working at a very slow pace.
Well don't worry you'll never beat the pace of my 76.
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Drove the truck up the drive way and down the street. The six is weak and has a bit of a knock when winding out the gears. Not sure but sounds like a rod.
I was kind of warming up to the idea of leaving the six in it but now I'm not so sure.

I've got a small block sitting on an engine stand that needs a home.

The more I work on this truck the more I find that needs to be done.
Always more to be done Vince.

Looks like you are still having fun though.
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Guess I'll jump in the deep end and go for disc. brakes, five lug, power brakes and V8, change out the rear to a five lug as well.

Spent yesterday(Friday) purchasing and picking up a 1982 donor truck.
Long story short the new 82 is home but what a deal to get it here.

It has a later 350 with Edelbrock carb and intake, hedders, and a turbo 350.

My plans have gone way away from I had intended to do.

It has been raining here all day so I'll just post the Craig's list pictures. These pictures are at the previous owners home.

Some more detailed pics. to follow at another time.
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Congrats on the squarebody donor! I'm glad you pulled the trigger on that one. Let the games begin...
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Congrats on the squarebody donor! I'm glad you pulled the trigger on that one. Let the games begin...
Morning Vince. Just fed the cat and made a cuppa tea, now surfing the web, and see you are not doing a big build

Congrats.

You know this is the beginning of the beginning of the end on truck building??

Actually looks a good truck too.
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Congrats on the squarebody donor! I'm glad you pulled the trigger on that one. Let the games begin...
Got the 82 from the grandson of another Air Force retiree up 107 past the back gate of the air base out in Macon.

Made two round trips up there and back. He loaned his trailer to bring home so had to make the second trip to return the trailer. It was an all day deal.

I'll be posting pics. of the motor when it quits raining. It cranks from the seat, moves forward and backward and stops under it's own power these all good things for old trucks.
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Morning Vince. Just fed the cat and made a cuppa tea, now surfing the web, and see you are not doing a big build

Congrats.

You know this is the beginning of the beginning of the end on truck building??

Actually looks a good truck too.
It is like an old "Highman's" song, "The Road Goes On Forever and The Party Never Ends"
Once you start on an old truck you are never really finished, there will always be one more thing or another update or even another rebuild.

I'm still not sure about posting pictures of p\the progres or the lack of it. I get started doing something and then I'm done for the day and realize I've not taken a single pic.
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O.K. this may be more than anyone wants to know, but I need picture posting practice.

This first picture is the before where I cut the hitch plate off and then the after the plate was removed from the 62.
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The slider back glass that takes the place of the Easy Rider Rifle Rack in latter days of trucking.

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The donor truck looks pretty good .Lots of good parts you can sell off to have more truck play money.
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In the glove compartment I found the owners manual and original paper work from when the 82 was sold new on Nov. 11, 1981 to "WELSCO" a wielding supply company.
That explains the iron plate on tailgate.

Also my brother still works for WELSCO and was working there when this truck was bought new. It is a small world for sure, but I would not want to paint it.

The only constructive truck time I've had involved moving the trucks, the jeep and vette around so I could get them all in the shop at the same time and still have room to work.

Also had a nice visit by phone yesterday with bro. TA2DON that was mostly truck related.
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Not much happening truck wise but the shop projects that are in front of it are being worked out. Should start tearing into the donor truck soon.
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Attempted to post this pic prior to the last post, but the pic came out sideways...

Had a good, albeit short, visit with Brother Vince earlier today... Thanks again for your hospitality!!!

Untitled by Donald Olivo, on Flickr

Very fun driveway, that he navigates in a vette!!!
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Here's a quick shot of the donor truck...
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...and the '62 stepper and other toys...
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Cool double blower setup, hiding in the backroom...
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Small block Chevy Bell-housing ready for two wheel duty...
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Gotta plan a trip that'll last a bit longer so I can pilfer around...Hehe!
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Great having you and your wife come by for a while. Thanks for the transmission.

I got the welding table turned back upright and ready for the casters and called it a day.

Thanks too for the pics. Nothing like two grey beards and a shop full of projects.
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