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Gregski 02-22-2015 10:34 PM

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so after transfering all the rust and dust off of the driveshaft on to me, I gave it a little acid wipe (that's what discolored it a bit, heck it might have even been flash rust) and then it was time to POR it on

last pic not too good, cause of shadows and the sun, but I wasn't gonna pick up a wet piece just to move it in the shade for a pic

Gregski 02-22-2015 10:46 PM

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spent the day painting with POR15, so here are the bottom brackets of the transmission cross member (cause I could not remove the actual cross member for the life of me)

hey sonny be careful with them OEM parts it's not like they grow on trees (ah yikes, never mind)

Gregski 02-22-2015 10:50 PM

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kinda hard to tell but all I used was a lid full from an aerosole can and I still had half left over, this POR15 stuff goes a long long way

here is the cross member transmission bracket being cleaned up

Gregski 02-22-2015 10:58 PM

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yes I had to go back and remove that drive shaft middle support bracket off the car, I could not see myself bolting up a nice shiny drive shaft to a rusty crusty bracket

Gregski 02-22-2015 11:00 PM

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the drive shaft middle bracket also got it's back scratched with the angle grinder and a wire brush and a soaking in some Phosphoric acid for good measure, then a coat of POR15

Gregski 02-22-2015 11:03 PM

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so that brings us to current, we can't go any further cause we are waiting on

1. Super Duper "White Lightning" Lithuania Grease fer the clutch linkage and pedal assembly

2. We are waiting on SM465 FelPro gasket set fer the Transmission

3. We are waiting on THE PAINT TO DRY

4. And Eastwood Blackening solution for nuts and bolts

68Timber 02-22-2015 11:28 PM

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Dude you are a machine!

rich weyand 02-22-2015 11:32 PM

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You might as well order some Tite Seal (medium weight) to seal up the valve covers with, too, because it is gonna drive you nuts when (not if, WHEN) they start leaking without it, and I know how you are going to feel about waiting for it to come in.

bnoon 02-23-2015 10:15 AM

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I just love the good humor in this thread!

flashed 02-23-2015 01:12 PM

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bnoon ,Im with you on your humor thoughts ,he is working his but off and having fun too and making a lot of headway .

y5mgisi 02-23-2015 02:10 PM

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Doing a lot of stuff I would have skipped! Makes me really pay attention to see that it's possible to just not cut corners in order to achieve a better finished product.

Motherfrog402 02-23-2015 03:54 PM

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Helluva thread! Just spent the last 2-1/2 hrs reading it. You are as detail-oriented as I am, kudos to you, Sir.

And my wife wonders how I can get excited about restoring stuff...

rusty76 02-23-2015 05:22 PM

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You da man dude.

Gregski 02-23-2015 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BRUISER (Post 7061422)
Dude you are a machine!

thanks, I really enjoy learning and wrenchin'

Gregski 02-23-2015 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bnoon (Post 7061756)
I just love the good humor in this thread!

thanks, I find you have to have a good sense of humor in order to spend two hours removing that last stubborn bolt of what ever you were working on

Gregski 02-23-2015 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Motherfrog402 (Post 7062252)
Helluva thread! Just spent the last 2-1/2 hrs reading it.

Dang, my readership just doubled, LOL

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Originally Posted by Motherfrog402 (Post 7062252)
You are as detail-oriented as I am, kudos to you, Sir.

your build thread see I must

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Originally Posted by Motherfrog402 (Post 7062252)
And my wife wonders how I can get excited about restoring stuff...

yup, mine calls the truck, "The Other Woman" well shoot honey, she don't mind if I look at other trucks, or if I come home smelling like another truck, well you git the idear

Gregski 02-23-2015 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7062376)
You da man dude.

thanks

Gregski 02-23-2015 07:52 PM

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lets just say the wife is out of town for a couple of days, and keep this on the down low

flashed 02-23-2015 07:59 PM

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My wife thinks its normal to have car and truck parts all over the house .

BBM3 02-23-2015 08:31 PM

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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1424658837

^^^
Love the tools on the floor.
Those are the same three tools I have been using the most for my new 1975 K-10 rebuild.

PB Blaster (More is Better)
Cheater Bar (Longer is Better)
5 Pound sledge hammer (When all Else Fails)

Thanks for your great thread. You are helping me with my restoration.

greg64 02-23-2015 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7062588)
lets just say the wife is out of town for a couple of days, and keep this on the down low

They just don't understand, do they. :lol: I once had my whole living room floor covered with engine parts (no garage at the time).

These days, I'm a bit smarter, and don't leave incriminating evidence behind. ;)

Glad to see you painting all those neglected parts. It can be a real crud-farm under a truck as old as ours. Once I cleaned mine up, it was so much nicer to work underneath, because there wasn't dirt and grease everywhere. And another trick, I painted the inside of my chassis rails white, inside of the usual black. Sure, it doesn't hide dirt, but that's kind of the point (can see leaks earlier) and it makes it easier to see what's going on under there.

rusty76 02-23-2015 09:30 PM

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Go ahead and paint the chairs while your at it. So if she does find out you can say, "But honey I painted the chairs with POR15. They'll last a long time..... :)"

Motherfrog402 02-23-2015 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7062581)
Dang, my readership just doubled, LOL



your build thread see I must



yup, mine calls the truck, "The Other Woman" well shoot honey, she don't mind if I look at other trucks, or if I come home smelling like another truck, well you git the idear

My build thread will be in two years, once our daughter goes off to college. Until then, if she puts it in a ditch, my heart won't be broken.

If you want to see a build thread that takes a 180 turn, then go here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/je...build-1261179/

That's my other toy, patiently waiting for me back in Texas. Once the house is built, I'll go get her.

Gregski 02-24-2015 10:58 PM

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just trying to keep the Devil out of them details while I wait on materials, gaskets, and paint to dry

these are the metal bands that hold the universal joints of the driveshaft to the differential

Gregski 02-24-2015 11:45 PM

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ok, these are my clean eight (minus one, that's missing) bolts that hold the top of the Muncie transmission cover to the transmission

Have you seen those cuts on the bolt threads before, I have never seen that before? Is that some sort of method of preventing them from backing out, a locking type mechanism?


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