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Gregski 08-29-2021 01:58 PM

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the springs were originally held together with these clips, made of rust

Gregski 08-29-2021 02:01 PM

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I like to wear a Band Aid to prevent the palm of my hand from scratching the springs

Gregski 08-29-2021 02:07 PM

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and with one side completely partially disassembled a little bit I decided to go to the gym

Gregski 08-29-2021 02:13 PM

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is this dude for real?

TKCR 08-29-2021 02:40 PM

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is this dude for real?

Yeah that’s a little steep! I had a frame like that recently, and it’s going to the dump.
What all do you need? I can send you some springs and those clips (new clips). Clipsand fasteners.com sells the clips, that’s were I get mine. But it’s looking like you need a frame. And from pic #1 & #3, from post #6550 , your frame is a 73-76.

Gregski 08-29-2021 07:57 PM

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so three Pick-N-Pulls and $15 bucks later we go ourselves some replacement springs in excellent condition from a 1976 Chebby with a tilt seat

Fun Fact: my '74 had 20 springs, this '76 only came with 14, thank you GM bean counters, way to save a buck

hatzie 08-29-2021 09:32 PM

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The spring count differences may also be options. The frame looks like it can take more springs. Cushier seat was an option.
You could pick individual options out of the books and have them delivered on lower trim levels in the 70's.

TKCR 08-29-2021 10:13 PM

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Glad you found more good springs.
Did that trucks have the center belts? That particular style of belt, had a particular style of buckle and lap belt cap. And I need the lap belt cap. Them dang things are hard to find. If you go back, can you see if it has it? If it does, can you send me the buckle with the cap on it?
I would be indebted to you!

LT7A 08-30-2021 07:50 AM

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I like to wear a Band Aid to prevent the palm of my hand from scratching the springs

Haha, got me with this one.

Gregski 08-30-2021 10:19 AM

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Haha, got me with this one.

my pleasure

Gregski 08-30-2021 11:05 AM

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so replaced the brushes in my trusty DeWalt 4011 angle grinder only to find out it's gotta Blown Head Gaskit !!! and for the life of me I have no idea how to press that flux capacitor bearing out, YouTube seems to have 7 videos each on all the other DeWalt grinders but none on this one

hatzie 08-30-2021 12:12 PM

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Here's the parts blowup of the DWE4011 angle grinder.
https://www.ereplacementparts.com/de...66_203226.html

I'd pull the snap ring off the top of the gear and push the shaft out.
It takes some special grease for the high rotational speed. The grease Dewalt calls for contains Tripheneyl Phosphate. It's typically a plasticizer so I'm not sure what they added it to grease for but I bet the chemists had a reason. Possibly for the phosphorous EP properties.
Triphenely Phosphate is a phenol/phosphoric acid derivative so it's pretty nasty toxic stuff. You want to be careful about getting it on your skin.

69Tom 08-30-2021 02:53 PM

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I can't believe after all the grinding you've done that you haven't purchased one of these. I don't necessarily like the phrase, but it really was a game-changer once I got one. Same with my blasting cabinet. Plus 50 lb black diamond bags at Tractor Supply for only $9, and it's hard to beat (get the fine).

https://www.eastwood.com/ew-100lb-pr...e-blaster.html

Gregski 08-30-2021 03:30 PM

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I can't believe after all the grinding you've done that you haven't purchased one of these. I don't necessarily like the phrase, but it really was a game-changer once I got one. Same with my blasting cabinet. Plus 50 lb black diamond bags at Tractor Supply for only $9, and it's hard to beat (get the fine).

https://www.eastwood.com/ew-100lb-pr...e-blaster.html

ha ha, it gets worse I have one of those and a blast cabinet, what I don't have is a stupid air compressor

69Tom 08-30-2021 03:36 PM

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ha ha, it gets worse I have one of those and a blast cabinet, what I don't have is a stupid air compressor

Haha. Hey, I know the feeling. At one point I had sold my compressor and didn't really have the space/cash to get a new one. Finally, I just bit the bullet.

Gregski 08-30-2021 05:22 PM

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Haha. Hey, I know the feeling. At one point I had sold my compressor and didn't really have the space/cash to get a new one. Finally, I just bit the bullet.

yup that's exactly what happened I think I had three over the years all gotten used or FREE and since I moved 7 times in like 4 years after we sold our house I just gave up

so what did you end up getting, from the 30 seconds of research I've done over the years on compressors for media blasting and painting I recon one might need a Double Pumper, and being on thin ice with my friendly HOA I think an Ultra Quiet one won't hurt none either

69Tom 08-30-2021 05:50 PM

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yup that's exactly what happened I think I had three over the years all gotten used or FREE and since I moved 7 times in like 4 years after we sold our house I just gave up

so what did you end up getting, from the 30 seconds of research I've done over the years on compressors for media blasting and painting I recon one might need a Double Pumper, and being on thin ice with my friendly HOA I think an Ultra Quiet one won't hurt none either

I ended up getting a C-Aire. SUPER quiet. It's really nice. I never run out of air. Little pricey, but worth it in the end. It appears to have gone up in price since I bought mine.

https://www.compressorpros.com/air-c...age-80-gallon/

Gregski 08-30-2021 11:46 PM

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Here's the parts blowup of the DWE4011 angle grinder.
https://www.ereplacementparts.com/de...66_203226.html

I'd pull the snap ring off the top of the gear and push the shaft out.

thanks mate that's what I needed to get me going

and I know this is what you all came here to see, but hey it's why we aint getting any progress done on the truck

for those of you wondering, that's a pair of 6001 bearings (I learned that means something) 12x28x8mm

TKCR 09-01-2021 07:46 AM

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the springs were originally held together with these clips, made of rust

Let me know if you need some new clips.

Gregski 09-01-2021 11:16 AM

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Let me know if you need some new clips.

thank you for the offer, the new(ish) springs I got came with some that appear in good nick so I should be ok, if not I will reach out

Gregski 09-01-2021 12:05 PM

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so just pulled the trigger on this 3rd Design non tilt fuel injected V8 all vinyl black beauty - $320 out the door with tax n license

thanks for the recommend, you know who you is!

Gregski 09-02-2021 01:18 PM

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ah screw this

Gregski 09-02-2021 01:23 PM

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everybody wanna be a hot rodder till it's time to do sum hot rodder stuff

Gregski 09-02-2021 01:24 PM

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sorry but that totally made me think of this meme

Gregski 09-02-2021 01:32 PM

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from here, things got even more boring

I like to save my blood each and every time I bust a knuckle or get cut whilst wrenching on my truck so that later I can use it as cutting oil and return the favor


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