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Old 04-15-2019, 08:31 AM   #3051
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Nice hardware Mark, and awesome tuck, you should be very proud.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:42 PM   #3052
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I am using an old trick I used years ago on a friends 8" in his Model A that got warped by the shop that welded the spring rests on. My 55 rear had the same issue, so here I am. I heated and cooled the opposite side to bend it back. It looks "ok" with a square running down the side off the flange but I need to bring my other tools I made at home to measure it that I forgot when I brought it to the shop this morning.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:28 PM   #3053
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Hey Brian, in the pipefitting world we heat in a diamond pattern to get the pipe to pull to that side. Hope it gets better.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:30 PM   #3054
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[quote=oldman3;8506095]Got out and polished my wheels today...Jim[/quot
Jim what polish do you like? They look nice!
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:59 PM   #3055
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Hey Brian, in the pipefitting world we heat in a diamond pattern to get the pipe to pull to that side. Hope it gets better.
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Ahhhh, a straight up diamond, ok. You can see I have sort of an oval "diamond" so I had the idea but I will go with a straight up Diamond, thanks.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:22 PM   #3056
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Got out and polished my wheels today...Jim[/quot
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I've used several, they all seem to work about the same. Mother, Mequires, this time I used Busch, polish and sealer. Have pics in my thread...Jim
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:00 PM   #3057
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Got the rear axle housing straight, ready for primer.

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Old 04-17-2019, 09:46 AM   #3058
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Yep, I was done, or so I thought. As I was putting my tools away it hit me, what about the toe? I hadn't checked that, well, it was off a little so I will be correcting that today.

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Old 04-17-2019, 10:05 PM   #3059
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WHOOO HOOOOO! Got the toe corrected, rearend in Marge's trunk and we are home.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:06 AM   #3060
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

One step forward, two steps back.

Intended to clean my door edges for door seal installation today but there was lots of old weatherstrip and glue residue at the front by the hinges that was unreachable so I had to pull my doors off to get at it - unfortunate since I already had them perfectly adjusted.

At least I'll take this opportunity to paint the inner doors and jambs.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:50 PM   #3061
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I got out there and cleaned up the rear end housing. I will do some spot blasting tomorrow and it's ready for primer, WHOO HOOO!

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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM   #3062
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They got my rear window in, they had to remove 1/4" from both the top and bottom to get it to fit, they need to do the same to the windshield. I bought all new tinted glass, and now I find out it is common to have to have them cut. Oh well, it's only money.
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That's the first I've heard of needing the glass cut, but it doesn't surprise me considering most glass is being made in Taiwan. Speaking of surprise, this is another surprise I have to look forward to!

I'm still doing body work on the bed sides when it's not raining, and today (while it's raining) I'm back on the wiring.
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That's the first I've heard of needing the glass cut, but it doesn't surprise me considering most glass is being made in Taiwan. Speaking of surprise, this is another surprise I have to look forward to!

I'm still doing body work on the bed sides when it's not raining, and today (while it's raining) I'm back on the wiring.
I solved the problem by just chopping the top 3.5 inches so I KNOW I have to cut the glass.

Actually I will just have it all made from scratch being it's flat. Other than the corner windows of course, and I got replacements of those that are laminated so I can cut them unlike the originals which were tempered.

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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM   #3065
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I needed to pick up a filter and oil for my Plymouth so I jumped in the truck and made a run to the parts store. On the way home I stopped for 10 gallons of fresh gas.

It sure feels good to get behind the wheel again...
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 PM   #3066
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Mark, that's the way to enjoy them...Jim
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Old Today, 12:05 AM   #3067
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They got the windshield in! I get to bring the Beast home tomorrow and start building it now!!!!
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Right on! OMG that is so damn cool!

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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I screwed up today. After painting my door jambs I reinstalled the door. Oops, forgot to install the door seal weatherstrip! You guys who've done this know how hard it is to get the seal in the front by the hinges. Oh well, I've got the door adjusted so I'm not taking the door off again. It is possible to get the seal on with the door installed , just a lot harder.
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