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Old 01-19-2019, 11:52 AM   #51
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Don't buy drums from Rock Auto, returned 2 sets because they were cracked

truck is looking amazing, nice work!!

I see you got some snow, we were up in Altmar last week snow mobiling
We are supposed to get between a foot or two today into tomorrow. No more snowmobiling for me - it's just too cold (but it is a lot of fun)!
I ordered them through Summit. Hopefully they will be ok.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:04 PM   #52
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Truck is looking great!
A little off topic, but how is that floor working out for you?
It has worked out pretty well. Much easier on the feet and legs than standing on concrete. I've pulled and installed several motors and the cherry picker has not ruined any tiles. I have ruined a couple though and they can be changed out in a minute. Mine have the open type weave and fluids will go underneath to my drain. Little tiny parts, if you drop them, are probably lost for a decade, especially if they are stainless and non magnetic. They can be cleaned up with just about anything. I use a mop and strong mixture of spic and span or Awesome. You can even use paint thinner or brake cleaner on it and it won't be hurt. If I ever move, I can take it up and take it with me if I wanted to do so. I don't leave a jack stand sitting with a vehicle's weight on them without some plywood underneath as the legs on my stands are too sharp and they will cut into the tiles after awhile (that's how I ruined a couple tiles).
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:07 PM   #53
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Looking D@mn Good , I'll wait to see this done.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:11 PM   #54
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We are supposed to get between a foot or two today into tomorrow. No more snowmobiling for me - it's just too cold (but it is a lot of fun)!
I ordered them through Summit. Hopefully they will be ok.
It is the only time in my life that I have driven 85 MPH on ice and snow, with the clothing they now provide it is rather comfortable
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:30 AM   #55
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Well, one of the four drums arrived from Summit. It doesn't have the knockout on it for brake adjustment. The other 3 are due tomorrow. Their customer service indicates that they will take care of me. I will see. In any event, finished up the rear brakes, installed new shocks, and a new steering damper cylinder.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:12 AM   #56
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I ended up drilling and filing adjustment slots in the drums. Brakes finished. Drained transmission, transfer case, and both differentials and filled with new lube.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:01 AM   #57
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Ran into the same problem with my drums, didn't think of drilling, just kept beating on the slots, they finally gave way, with a BFH

Truck looks awesome with the detail of assembly

Looks like you figured out the problem with the union on your rear brake lines
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:53 PM   #58
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Thanks Jim. I couldn't even find drums that had the knockout stamping outline in them anymore. Had a "technical expert" at Summit tell me just adjust them from the back. At that point I decided to ship them back on their dime and order a different brand (Summit's were Bendix) through Advance. They too didn't have the knock out stamping in them so I just gave up and made my own adjustment slots. I had previously checked with my local NAPA and they had some drums, which may or may not have the stamping, but were located at the manufacturer in Kansas City ( I think). So if I wanted to pay the shipping and twice the price of Summit's or Advance's drums, I could order them - not. As to the union, I changed copper washers and ground down their diameter slightly so they would fit into the very very slight recess on either side. Time will tell but so far, so good. If I could have found the thicker washers like were used when it was built, I wouldn't have run into this problem. Aftermarket copper washers are less than 1/2 the thickness of the originals.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:02 AM   #59
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Looking good!
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Looking great!!!
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:01 AM   #61
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Thanks much.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #62
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Put most of the dash together, got the tires mounted and balanced. Mickey Thompson Degan 38 tires, sized 32" X 11.50" X15 on series 62 wheel vintiques 8" X 15". Haven't decided if I am going to run them bare or with hubcaps.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:22 AM   #63
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The truck looks great! Love the rim and tire combo.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:42 AM   #64
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Thanks much. Probably going to be pretty noisy.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:48 AM   #65
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Thanks much. Probably going to be pretty noisy.
Looks great, a little noise never hurt anybody.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:27 AM   #66
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Re: Blazer got some color today

That front brake line looks a little tight, do they have anything longer or is your suspension flexed all the way out? Just seems a little short. Um...awesome job by the way!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:59 AM   #67
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That's hanging from my lift. Those are standard length and I believe it has a 2" spring lift from a previous owner. May have to change them out again. Once I fire it up, I'll move it to a place where I can flex the suspension each side and see where I am at.
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Thanks much. Probably going to be pretty noisy.
Keep the top off and the tire noise won't even register!

Ton's of fun every time I drive mine around!

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Ton's of fun every time I drive mine around!

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I bought a softopper for this one as I had one previously on my 71 Blazer and really liked it. I could roll up the side and rear windows and had the open air feeling while keeping the sun from baking me and the seats. The original top is hanging from the joists in my barn and I have no intention of restoring it but will keep it.
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I bought a softopper for this one as I had one previously on my 71 Blazer and really liked it. I could roll up the side and rear windows and had the open air feeling while keeping the sun from baking me and the seats. The original top is hanging from the joists in my barn and I have no intention of restoring it but will keep it.
I'm doing the same. The top is unrestored and sitting behind the shed. I used to have an old 4 runner that you could take the top off... You would never take the top off because it was a bit of a pain.

So, I decided to never put my hardtop on!

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Looks GREAT! Best stock color by far, great choice.
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Thanks much Matt.
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