FranzKeymasterJune 25, 2020 at 8:09 amPost count: 3897
Still having trouble getting one of the king crab wheels mounted. I did some more weld profiling, and filled the weld edge with glue, they are having problems with the tire bead not sliding past the weld.
The Visser precision valve covered are being made right now. Extra tall fins for cooling. They’re getting black anodizing, and contrast cut afterwards.John JonesKeymasterJune 25, 2020 at 8:57 amPost count: 7323
Ohhh I like them valve covers!👍great idea on another way to help shed heat!Scott SainParticipantJune 27, 2020 at 12:19 pmPost count: 294Lone StarParticipantJune 29, 2020 at 1:43 pmPost count: 226FranzKeymasterJuly 8, 2020 at 8:32 amPost count: 3897
The window frames came back from chrome. One less thing to worry about.JeremyParticipantJuly 8, 2020 at 10:07 amPost count: 95
The front wheels look good with a wider tire compared to the usual 135. What size are they?FranzKeymasterJuly 8, 2020 at 11:27 amPost count: 3897
I’ve been installing 185/60 yokohamas on the front of everything lately. I like the bigger tires….I also like the 185/60 because they match the rear tires and don’t have the stupid rim protector strip.John JonesKeymasterJuly 8, 2020 at 2:05 pmPost count: 7323
I hope to make it to Texas when things clear up😁😁😁😁😁😁😁Lone StarParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 12:14 pmPost count: 226
Hope you do get out to Texas.
Mary and I are thinking of heading over to Colorado in August to get out of these 100+ degree days. Not sure if we’ll get all the way GJ, will see.FranzKeymasterJuly 24, 2020 at 7:55 amPost count: 3897
On the ground yesterday. Pictures later.
Needle bearing beams have the best ride quality. You can see here how freely they move without shocks installed.westypooModeratorJuly 24, 2020 at 12:37 pmPost count: 43
Started with installing the pedal assembly, but ran into the pedal stop not fitting. Here is the new pedal stop, it clearly didn’t line up with the holes in the pan. So i headed to the cutting wheel and welder to make the pedal stop bracket fit as it should.
After some trial and error I got everything to line up well, here is the finished bracket installed on the pedal assembly. Once i got that sorted I was able to get the pedal assembly installed and greased along with a new clutch cable, throttle cable, and brake push-rod all installed and greased as well. I installed 2 new brake switches, installed a reverse switch in the trans, and filled the trans with fluid. Since the master cylinder is a updated dual circuit, i had to add a tee so once the body goes on we can tie them both into the original fluid reservoir. Installed a new Bosch starter and installed the positive battery cable and rubber grommet. I then installed the steering box and tie rods with some good ol’ anti seize in the threads.
Once all that was done, it was time to move onto getting the brakes bled and adjusted and getting the emergency brake all assembled as well. After looking up pics of how the early E-brake setup is and Franz showing me, we had to fabricate a missing bracket that the assembly needed. This bracket is what holds the nuts from turning when adjusting the E-brake cables. Its a small bracket but it took some effort to get right from only going off pics, but I got it done.
After all that…. it was time to install wheel spacers on the back so the tires will clear the spring plates, and then installed the wheels and we then got this almost assembled pan on the ground!Pat KKeymasterJuly 25, 2020 at 9:27 amPost count: 1624
Ohhhhh…almost time to bolt the body down!!
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterJuly 26, 2020 at 4:17 pmPost count: 7323
One piece will be nice… Pan Assembly looking great.FranzKeymasterJuly 27, 2020 at 9:30 amPost count: 3897
Body color on the shocks for some chassis details.Lone StarParticipantJuly 28, 2020 at 10:03 amPost count: 226
I’m ready to see the pan and body together.FranzKeymasterJuly 28, 2020 at 12:07 pmPost count: 3897
We should install the wire harness, speedo, and switches first. Much easier to do now.Lone StarParticipantJuly 28, 2020 at 3:04 pmPost count: 226
Ok…I‘m sure you know better than me. 😉FranzKeymasterJuly 29, 2020 at 7:04 amPost count: 3897
I sent the speedometer off to Orange Empire Speedometer in the spring for a rebuild. Ryan told me it would take a while because of the pandemic.
I’ve been trying to get in contact with him this week without any luck.😧
Does anybody know Corona Ryan? I am about to give up on him.
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