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Old 10-31-2011, 07:37 PM   #151
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Wet sanded the lower part of my dash in the never-ending saga that the improving my interior has become. Pictures will be in my own thread one of these DECADES! Jeez.
like the Bill Murray movie groundhog day.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:23 AM   #152
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I got my front axle back from Sid@dropped axles! One of the nicest people I've ever delt with! I also bought Posie 2 leaf slider springs from him and had him upgrade to tie rods and he tapered the holes. I just had him refurbish my original axle ,new kingpins,sandblasted, looks like a new suspension!!
Well, I installed all of the above yesterday and looks great!! I hope to get the truck on the ground soon to push it out and clean the garage! ; )
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #153
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I got the wood in place for the new flatbed. Need to take it back off and add a support under the bed in the center though. Sourced some fender wells and stake pockets. Next weekend is a biker debochery weekend so no love to the truck for a week.
Bed is Red Oak ply, looks good pics to follow when I get home form work tonight.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:30 AM   #154
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I got my front axle back from Sid@dropped axles! One of the nicest people I've ever delt with! I also bought Posie 2 leaf slider springs from him and had him upgrade to tie rods and he tapered the holes. I just had him refurbish my original axle ,new kingpins,sandblasted, looks like a new suspension!!
Well, I installed all of the above yesterday and looks great!! I hope to get the truck on the ground soon to push it out and clean the garage! ; )
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:58 PM   #155
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It's a great feeling to see the pieces of the puzzle come together! Tonight my husband has a business meeting, so I think I can sandblast the disc brake brackets and some other pieces, paint them and have that ready for install later. You know, putting the springs and axle went back together pretty easily, hardest part was getting the axle elevated into place, but a couple tie downs worked really well!,, but so nice working with clean parts!!!! ; )

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #156
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It's a great feeling to see the pieces of the puzzle come together! Tonight my husband has a business meeting, so I think I can sandblast the disc brake brackets and some other pieces, paint them and have that ready for install later. You know, putting the springs and axle went back together pretty easily, hardest part was getting the axle elevated into place, but a couple tie downs worked really well!,, but so nice working with clean parts!!!! ; )


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Old 11-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #157
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(s10 /51 chevy) Painting brackets and gas tank straps. Was going to pick up the 51 chevy, but trailer has a flat. Stopped by a shop to see how much it would cost to sand blast the suspension parts.Father /son project.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #158
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v v nice truck !
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:43 PM   #159
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very nice engine sir !
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:01 PM   #160
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #161
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put a seat out of a 96 truck, then fought with the pass side door till it kicked my but,, then it wound up in the same position it started after 3 hours of alignment... URGH
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #162
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Finally finished with the grinding, wire-wheelin, cleaning, rust converting and painted the frame for my 59 4wd build - yeah!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:46 AM   #163
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What did I do to my truck today? The absolute best thing I could do... Get it out and drive it to work!

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Old 11-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #164
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Got the passenger side floor and kick panel in, so the floor is done. Going to cover it with rust preventative paint and the cover it with bed liner; and undercoat the bottom side.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:46 PM   #165
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I got my front axle back from Sid@dropped axles! One of the nicest people I've ever delt with! I also bought Posie 2 leaf slider springs from him and had him upgrade to tie rods and he tapered the holes. I just had him refurbish my original axle ,new kingpins,sandblasted, looks like a new suspension!!
I deleted your photo just to shorten my response:

I've been thinking of doing the EXACT same package of front suspension mods with mine. No judgment on what others do but I just can't see myself cutting my frame in half.

APologies for so many questions but:

Is Sid's price competitive with buying SuperSliders directly from Posies? What's the total drop you got from the combined springs & axle drop?
What about modifying the pitman arm (& whatever else I haven't thought of) to eliminate bumpsteer; did you buy that too?
I don't know what your, "tapering the holes" comment refers to, can you explain?

And finally, if you're comfortable posting it, what was the total price for doing this package of work?

Can you post more pictures of the total front suspension package. Any/all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Dan
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #166
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Finally finished with the grinding, wire-wheelin, cleaning, rust converting and painted the frame for my 59 4wd build - yeah!!!
That REALLY looks good. What did you paint it with? How long on a wire wheel did that take?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #167
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Pitman arm? I'm going with the Saginaw setup from a popular vendor which includes the pitman arm. As for the tapered holes, he removed the tie rod things and tapered the holes that the new updated tie rods will work. I'll take more photos this evening just for you! ; ). Maybe you could send me your email address, much easier to send photos!!


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I deleted your photo just to shorten my response:

I've been thinking of doing the EXACT same package of front suspension mods with mine. No judgment on what others do but I just can't see myself cutting my frame in half.

APologies for so many questions but:

Is Sid's price competitive with buying SuperSliders directly from Posies? What's the total drop you got from the combined springs & axle drop?
What about modifying the pitman arm (& whatever else I haven't thought of) to eliminate bumpsteer; did you buy that too?
I don't know what your, "tapering the holes" comment refers to, can you explain?

And finally, if you're comfortable posting it, what was the total price for doing this package of work?

Can you post more pictures of the total front suspension package. Any/all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Dan
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #168
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Email sent! Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #169
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I deleted your photo just to shorten my response:

I've been thinking of doing the EXACT same package of front suspension mods with mine. No judgment on what others do but I just can't see myself cutting my frame in half.

APologies for so many questions but:

Is Sid's price competitive with buying SuperSliders directly from Posies? What's the total drop you got from the combined springs & axle drop?
What about modifying the pitman arm (& whatever else I haven't thought of) to eliminate bumpsteer; did you buy that too?
I don't know what your, "tapering the holes" comment refers to, can you explain?

And finally, if you're comfortable posting it, what was the total price for doing this package of work?

Can you post more pictures of the total front suspension package. Any/all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Dan
probably a tapered ream. I bought one when I did my jeep steering.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #170
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I started on the brackets for my lower control arms. I am about two thirds done on the x member and pivot brackets.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #171
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Drove it to work and did a long smokey burn-out!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #172
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That REALLY looks good. What did you paint it with? How long on a wire wheel did that take?
Thanks Dan! I probably spent around 10 hours combined with the flapper disc and assorted wire brushes on a drill to clean the frame up, but my back would argue that it was more After using Eastwood rust converter where it was needed, I used Rust-Oleum black hammered from a rattle-can. Says it can be applied over rust and doesn't need primer. Turned out nice, and I really like the look, but the jury is out on how durable it is.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #173
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found a manual/brake pedal assy. off a C1 corvette today while cleaning up. Its perfect for my muncie conversion! and installed heat in my garage for some winter wrenching.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:17 AM   #174
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finnished tubbing the box, rounded the rear corners, filled the front edge and filled the steak pockets, was a bit surprized at the amount of filler in some spots to fill dents, whoever did the body work on this years ago was a master with the bondo but obviously didn't have a clue how to use a hammer and dolly
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #175
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Well yesterday..........got epoxy primer on cab before the weather change.
Walmart spray booth, HF $9.99 spray gun.
Came out good for a rookie shoot.......IMHO.
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