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Old 07-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #51
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Missed this thread. Super cool truck
Thank you 68panelman. Stay tuned. I really want to get this truck to the point where I can use it for work on the property.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:55 PM   #52
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Do you have any more pictures of the rollback?
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:03 PM   #53
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Do you have any more pictures of the rollback?
Here's a couple...the rollback has been helpful in Dolly's build.
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:08 PM   #54
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More as requested...
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:09 PM   #55
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Last one...
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:19 PM   #56
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Ok, back to the thread... I got one thing done today. The rear tires are mounted...I started sandblasting the crossmember, but a little moisture ended the day early. I received a package at my office, hmmm, could it be the exhaust all ready? I'll find out tomorrow.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:35 AM   #57
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That is a beautiful rollback. Did you buy it that way or did you build that one? I have a 1970 C30 with the 157" wb and HD frame. I also have 86 ford rollback with 17' aluminum bed. I have considered stretching the C30 wheelbase and putting the rollback bed on that.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:44 AM   #58
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That is a beautiful rollback. Did you buy it that way or did you build that one? I have a 1970 C30 with the 157" wb and HD frame. I also have 86 ford rollback with 17' aluminum bed. I have considered stretching the C30 wheelbase and putting the rollback bed on that.
Thank you. I did build it. I stretched a long box C30. It used to be a dump truck...go figure I am building one now. There's 109" from the back of the cab to the center of the rear axle. 14 bolt 342 posi, front disc brakes, tilt from 82 Chevy van with cruise, 454/400 with about 1000 miles on it thus far. I am still working on it, but at least it's on the road. Thanks again.

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Old 07-07-2017, 06:34 PM   #59
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Time to get after that crossmember...

Supported driveshaft, and cut out the rivets.
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Crusty crossmember
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:21 AM   #61
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Mocking up "new" crossmember
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:34 PM   #62
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Primary support is welded...since I couldn't finish the sandblasting, I am using a "rust-stop" product, then I'll cover with flat black enamel.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:41 PM   #63
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Fabricating the parts for the upper supports of the crossmember. The first one took some time, but the second one was a breeze...now that I know how to do it, I'll probably never have to make another crossmember again...
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #64
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Put the crossmember back together and bolted it in tight. Rust-stop type paint and tomorrow I'll spray the flat black for final coat. My goal was to support the carrier bearing with a crossmember that didn't look "hokey"...I think I hit the mark pretty well...
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:55 PM   #65
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I am going to leave Dolly on the rack a little while longer. The exhaust came in, and soon I'll start mocking that up. My only concern will be the "exhaust manifold to pipe" studs...wish me luck.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:05 AM   #66
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Starting to mock up the exhaust...a word of advice, do not throw away good old parts. Take for instance the exhaust flange coupling. The aftermarket one did not fit as the exhaust studs were slightly narrower. The studs could be slightly bent, and I did not want to chance breaking off a stud trying to make a correction. The original part fit just fine.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:12 PM   #67
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Looks like a fun truck project. Seriously beautiful rollback, too. I was in Ely a couple of weeks ago. Had lunch at the Chocolate Moose. I grew up in southern Minnesota (Austin). When we were kids my parents would always take us "up north" to Ely for a week of camping at Fall Lake. You're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:57 PM   #68
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Looks like a fun truck project. Seriously beautiful rollback, too. I was in Ely a couple of weeks ago. Had lunch at the Chocolate Moose. I grew up in southern Minnesota (Austin). When we were kids my parents would always take us "up north" to Ely for a week of camping at Fall Lake. You're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.
The project is fun, and taking a little more time than expected...the son and daughter's summer baseball/softball games have been ramping up, and that has been the priority.

Thank you for the compliment on the rollback.

I've been to Austin a couple of times...way back in time when I played NJCAA Basketball for Vermilion. Also, good times at Fall Lake for us too. Please visit Ely again!
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:04 AM   #69
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Preparing the back half of the exhaust, and will provide more pics soon.

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Old 08-04-2017, 11:03 PM   #70
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Got back to the project...exhaust is coming along. I have to fab up one more hanger and I should be done. When I purchased the exhaust, it came with a turbo style muffler...and with how the layout was proceeding, I noted I had much more room next to the driveshaft when using a glasspack I had from another project. I think the glasspack has a total of 150 miles on it before I put it on a shelf.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:24 PM   #71
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Exhaust is done...sounds mellow enough, but the test will really be when I get it on the open road...not sure when that will happen.

The electrical mess is the previous owners rear marker lights for when they hauled hay...
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It's nice to get the truck off the rack to see the new tires/wheels. An oil change is due. Then the next things on the list in no particular order are brake cylinder(s), accelerator pump for the carb, fuel tank check up/hook up and electrical checks/repairs.
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Nice new project....your other trucks are pretty darn nice, too!
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:39 PM   #74
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Nice new project....your other trucks are pretty darn nice, too!
Thanks rustytruck50...the "purpose-built" trucks seem to have cut in line in front of the hotrod trucks.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:39 AM   #75
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Starting to size up the dump box project. I'll have to move the '71 K20 chassis to get to the box and make measurements.
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