Category Archives: framework – getting a new back bone

The truck gets a new back bone. Watch the overhaul and prep of the frame and also the whole transplantation process.

why is vibration?

  Never seen one that bad. Now i know why my trucks old front axle was vibrating like it would explode any second… The other bearings and also the ring and pinion are worn past any rescue. I will save … Continue reading

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hangman, err hangdoors …

I still hate it. Besides paintwork and brakes, installing and aligning truck body parts is the worst job on this project. It begun with worn hinges… so i ordered and prepped new ones from the worlds biggest flea market, Ebay. … Continue reading

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hanging doors is frustration

I wanted to leap forward and install and align the doors…┬áIt ended in a mess. The hinges which i though were in quite good shape are just plain worn out and sloppy. Aligning doors using these hinges proved to be … Continue reading

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i can smell … paint

Removing and painting a little flash rust on the inner fenders. This is the passenger side inner, which will go on the truck today. Gotta get going on the sheet metal, there’s still a few corners that need attention. Not … Continue reading

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death

It’s over for the old frame. I feel bad about doing this but on the other hand, it is the right step. Nobody wanted to have the old frame (and i was offering it really damn cheap), only a few … Continue reading

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do it yourself

On most of the trucks out there they are missing. On the few ones that still have them they are torn, dryed and cracked so they are almost falling off. They get painted over (which is really hard to remove), … Continue reading

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second startup!

Well i am sorry you did not witness the first startup. But unfortunately, the phone did not record it and i could not redo it, because there was neither oil in the transmission or transfer case, nor a cooler with … Continue reading

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