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Old 07-10-2020, 09:42 AM   #626
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Re: Wife's 48

Yeah, I thought that might change your mind about wiring!
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:58 PM   #627
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I've been busy checking stuff out. Today I replaced the rear E-brake cables. I think I got the wrong right side. I'll get more into that tomorrow.

I will post this again, Thank You Joedoh! I rechecked the wheel lugs and you are correct, they are metric. That 1/2" x 20 went on so easy, but it wasn't the right size. Luckily I didn't tighten it down as I just put them on so it would roll.

I've been checking some wiring stuff. I used some through the sheetmetal lugs for major power and ground stuff. I ran it through the inner fender. No pic yet. This will allow me to add power under the hood if I need to and I'll have a place to attach battery cables since I mounted the battery box under the cab on the frame. Pictures when the cab comes back off.

Then I got some contacts for the power locks on the doors. I read Ogre's and JoeDoh's write ups on where they put stuff on trucks and this is where they went.

IMG_0576 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

A closer view.
IMG_0577 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

NO, that weather strip is NOT going back, it is there to provide some reference for installing the switches.

And now the door.
IMG_0578 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

I grabbed the multimeter, checked them out and all is good! I now have power to the doors and the dome light has a door ground switch.

I know someone will see the pitting on the door. It was blasted prior to prime and is still solid. It'll be skimmed prior to final paint.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:24 PM   #628
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Good work...I may end up having to put a door jamb switch on my '49!
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:00 PM   #629
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outstanding!
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:53 PM   #630
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I'm waiting on some parts to come in, and I've been looking at the inner fenders on the truck, and I don't like the way they fit. They were cut up for a Camaro front sub on one of the trucks, and they are just way off the frame.

This is what I have.
IMG_0583 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

You can see how rough they are cut above the frame, and that is the best angle to make it close. What the picture doesn't show is that when they were cleaned up, those rust pock marks you can see, a lot of them are see through.

Then I just cut this one and put it on.
IMG_0585 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

This one is a maximum of 2.5" above the frame and closer in most places. I have about 1" clearance for the header, is that enough?

I'm having to do some cutting and welding on the riders side. Some of the nuts were pulled out when getting them off the truck. So I'm repairing that before I cut it for a test fit.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:49 PM   #631
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I had an E-brake issue, the rear cables I got were not the right ones for the ZR2 axle with the drum brakes. So I ordered a third cable. NO JOY!

So Tempest mentioned I needed to just make them. Thank you for that suggestion. So I did.

I had the threaded end on the rider's rear cable, and I knew I didn't need it there, so I cut it off. I am using an Infiinity press release brake pedal and it had a cable on it that ran almost to the gas tank. So I cut it off.

I just happened to have a piece that was hollow on one end and the same thread as the piece I cut off. So...
IMG_0586 by Robert Moorman, on Flickr

I hooked up the brake pedal, mounted the line under the cab, hooked it to the new shorter rear cables and I now have an E-brake!
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:49 AM   #632
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All Right, I am glad one of my ideas worked for you.

Here is what I did with the cut lower edges of the inner fenders. I purchased the black plastic 'door edge' molding from a local parts store and attached it to help 'clean up' the cut edge.......


like this

https://www.amazon.ca/MYFAMIREA-Guar...l-text&sr=1-16
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:00 AM   #633
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nice problem solving, way to think on your feet (and with a little push from tempest!)
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