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Old 08/04/20, 08:53 AM   #16
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Awesome story. High quality work. Keep us posted...
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Old 08/04/20, 08:59 AM   #17
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Very cool project and history. Is this Bronco one of the ones in the race photo's? And if so, the body looks great for a race truck. It would be cool to restore it back as a racer to participate in the Pioneer Class:

https://classicbroncos.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=295213

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Old 08/04/20, 09:01 AM   #18
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I've been following you on Pirate. Great job and keep it up!
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Old 08/04/20, 09:01 AM   #19
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Nevermind the above. I had written this and forgot to submit. During that time, the question about the race truck was answered.

Either way, very cool.

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Old 08/04/20, 08:03 PM   #20
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Getting blasted and Epoxy primered






Not done to the level I wanted, so maybe Friday I'll go get the body. I picked up the other stuff today.

Guys, please do research on who you use to blast.
Please maintain expectations on both sides of the check you write.
I clearly didn't communicate the level I wanted the body cleaned and seam sealer removed.
Burned 3 hours of my life today going down there with a trailer, and will do it again on friday... sheesh.
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Old 08/06/20, 08:01 PM   #21
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Got it back today. Gonna have to do some work that I've already paid for to be done- but its just not worth arguing with them. Fuck em.
The front skid plate had these torched out holes in it for some reason.
Fixed that up.

Powdercoater will see me on monday for a buncha stuff





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Old 08/07/20, 06:15 AM   #22
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Always something ain't it.. Makin progress though..

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Old 08/12/20, 07:53 PM   #23
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took stuff apart.
Dropped it off at the powder coater.



Then I got to working on where the dude missed spots on the sand blasting :rubs temples:
Everywhere you see green is from me grinding something off he missed, and throwing some acid etching primer on there to cover the bare metal.
I have a few spots on the body that have a pin hole or something that I need to weld up and then its time to smear every joint/crack/seam with some Lord Fuser 123EZ seam sealer.




Bought some 5/8x18 threaded shaft so i can make extensions on my bearing puller to pull the bearings off the center sections and pinions.
then, off to the machine shop to use the rod honing machine and make some setup bearings so i dont have to press them on and off a bunch of times.
Ordered a few things here/there, waiting for them to show up.
some 3/16 and 3/8 hard line for brake and fuel lines, a 9" third member tool so I can set it up on the engine stand, and some other random things to keep me busy while I wait for powder coating to be done.

I've got a few different bodyshops that are giving me bids after inspecting the body on who's motivated to do it, who doesn't want to, and who's realistically going to do it within a reasonable budget, with a quality job.
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Old 08/13/20, 12:09 AM   #24
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Nice. Great seeing so many progress pics. Thanks for taking the time.
I know you're doing it as personal documentation for your project, but it's cool we get to share them too!

Paul

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took stuff apart.
Dropped it off at the powder coater.

Everywhere you see green is from me grinding something off he missed, and throwing some acid etching primer on there to cover the bare metal.
I have a few spots on the body that have a pin hole or something that I need to weld up and then its time to smear every joint/crack/seam with some Lord Fuser 123EZ seam sealer.

Bought some 5/8x18 threaded shaft so i can make extensions on my bearing puller to pull the bearings off the center sections and pinions.
then, off to the machine shop to use the rod honing machine and make some setup bearings so i dont have to press them on and off a bunch of times.
Ordered a few things here/there, waiting for them to show up.
some 3/16 and 3/8 hard line for brake and fuel lines, a 9" third member tool so I can set it up on the engine stand, and some other random things to keep me busy while I wait for powder coating to be done.

I've got a few different bodyshops that are giving me bids after inspecting the body on who's motivated to do it, who doesn't want to, and who's realistically going to do it within a reasonable budget, with a quality job.

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Old 08/13/20, 07:28 AM   #26
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Here are photos of the Cepek wingnuts and bent 3/8 inch bolt.
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Here are photos of the Cepek wingnuts and bent 3/8 inch bolt.
interesting. I figured it was something similar but this visual helps out a lot.
thanks!!
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Old 08/18/20, 08:43 PM   #28
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Yanked the column apart to replace the bearings, and clean it up.
Shaved the 3 speed fingers that came out of the bottom.
cut the shaft in anticipation for the flaming rivers ujoint setup I have but need to measure when its in the truck.



I got the old bottom bearing out by dropping the shaft in backwards, using a magnet to stick the steering wheel nut in there.... and bloop.





shaved the hole.
Off to powdercoat



Got my seam sealer in-
the dual tube gun i have doesn't fit.
sigh.
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Had to get some 5/8x18 shaft and nuts to run the bearing splitter under my press so I could get the carrier bearings off.

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Old 08/18/20, 11:23 PM   #29
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Very creative press fixture!
Is that a Dana Power-Lok (or Powr-Lok, or Powerlock, or whatever lock!)?

Paul

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Old 08/19/20, 06:20 AM   #30
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Great shots of all the little things getting taken care of..

Keep up the good work

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