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Old 03-15-2020, 09:25 PM   #401
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It rained most of the morning, but this afternoon I was able to get the rag joint rebuilt and get the fresh Redhead box torqued down to the frame.

I should've done this 4 years ago when I put the disc brake kit in!

Frankentruck steers much smoother now and I don't have to saw back and forth on the wheel to keep it going in a generally straight direction. Going over bumps doesn't even pull the wheel in different directions now.

Money and time well spent for the fresh box
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:30 PM   #402
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This crappy weather sucks. Instead of working outside on the truck this morning, I spent some time organizing my parts shelf and figuring out what I am keeping, and what I am selling. I didn't realize I had accumulated this much stuff
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:27 PM   #403
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I bought a Flarestat hazard flasher switch a couple weeks ago and got a chance to install it today. It works great and looks like it was meant to be there
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:18 PM   #404
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At some point, Frankentruck apparently had an old trailer hitch that was welded in and then torched off later. Additionally, the truck was rear ended which bent the frame a little bit. All it took was a pipe wrench and a hammer to bend the frame back enough to useable shape
Also spent some more time getting friendly with my Harbor Freight grinder to get rid of what was left from the old hitch. Taking the bumper off made all of that easier.
I finished up the install today and got the bumper back on. The truck already has trailer wiring and a trailer brake controller, so now that I've got a good hitch, I'm ready to tow some stuff

Funny story:
I left my 9/16 and 5/8 socket sitting on the wiper arm when I was working on the truck yesterday. I then forgot to grab them before I drove up to a local body shop to ask what I should do about the frame. When I pulled into the shop's driveway, my 9/16 fell off the truck. Didn't realize it was missing until today, so I drove back there and found it half way squished into the gravel. Both sockets are safe and sound in the garage tonight
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:58 PM   #405
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Another day, another task completed

The burlap material used to keep the springs from cutting into the foam. Well, it was no longer up to the task, so for a cheap and easy fix, I decided to throw a piece of carpet down between the foam and the springs. I was surprised to find that none of the seat springs are broken. Eventually my budget will allow me to get an original style seat done properly, but for now, this will keep my bum happy on longer trips and the seat won't look completely blown out anymore

I've been driving the truck since I got the new steering gear in and dadgum, it's so nice. That will be one of the first things I do whenever I get another project truck
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:35 AM   #406
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Man, liking the progress!
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:42 PM   #407
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Man, liking the progress!
Thanks!
No online class until the 30th and staying at home because of the Carona means that I have plenty of time to make a bunch of progress. I've had parts accumulating since Christmas that needed to go on the truck, so might as well do it now
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:07 PM   #408
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It took pretty much all day to do it, but I got the door hinge pins and bushings replaced. The passenger door fought me from the beginning. One of the hinge pins had broken off inside the hinge and rusted together, so I had to end up drilling through what was left of the pin and cutting it off before I finally got it hammered out. That was after several hours of trying to hammer it out beforehand

Everything is back together and the gaps are much nicer around the entire door
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:43 PM   #409
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Took a break from working on the truck to get dad's boat out of the garage. Last time we had it out was in 2014. We got it out on the water one time that summer, and it has sat ever since. Before 2014, it hadn't been out on the water in 7 years. So since 2007, it's been out one time. At least it's been in the garage all these year.

So far, everything has worked on it, but we have not tried to start it yet. The gas we put in 6 years ago has gone bad so we have to drain the tank first.

Now that I have a trailer hitch on Frankentruck, I just might have to hook up the boat and do some social distancing out on the lake
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:29 PM   #410
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I purchased a 67-72 door switch harness from Fred a couple months ago, and I finally had a chance to install it today. The harness had been cut up by someone else, which ended up being good for me because I picked up some floor lamps from the front dash of a Jeep XJ and spliced them in. To mount the floor lamps, I trimmed them to better fit on the speaker mounts I made a while back. Also threw some paint on the lamp brackets and got the holes drilled and tapped for the door switches.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:34 PM   #411
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For the driver's side, I had to drill a hole into the cab. On the passenger side, I just used the radio antenna hole.

I thought about getting two more floor lamps, but just the pair I have lights up the floor nicely. I'm not even using LED bulbs

The door switch harness plugs in between the harness for the dome lamp, so the dome and floor lamps turn on whenever the doors are open or when the dash switch is turned on.

The last two pics show the before and after. Well worth drilling more holes in my cab
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:51 PM   #412
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I got the 60 glove box door script installed today. The truck it came off of had been sitting with the glove box door open all this time, so the script and barrel nuts are in great shape. It was easy to do and it made the passenger side less bland.

Best part is I paid $7 for the emblem
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