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Old 02-22-2007, 02:10 PM
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Rearend gears is one of two things I don't do, the other is automatic transmissions. Allways had a good friend that is a mechanic do mine , he does them at home in the evening on the side.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:16 PM
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I used to rebuild automatic for a Pontiac Datsun dealer many, many years ago. They even sent me to GM school to learn how. So after that I pretty much figured out that I can give a try to any thing...cause there is always someone who can fix my screwups.
The older I get the more I want to try to fix things myself when it comes to my truck.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:58 PM
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Here is a photo of the chassis the shop that is building my Nova is doing. It's for a '57 Chevy. The shop is Ironworks Speed and Kustom!



That's the '66 Nova they are building for me in the background!

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Old 02-24-2007, 12:16 AM
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Oh the things that can be done when money is no object
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More "Money" pics!





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Old 02-24-2007, 05:44 AM
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:25 AM
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OK, need some help here. I've researched all I can on the internet and haven't found the info I need. Tech article from Brothers didn't satisfy my need for info. I'm installing the king pins today. The article says the bushings should go in with resistance but not to easy or replace the spindle arms. The bushings fit nice and snug but I didn't have to drive them in. I need some advice on this one. Also, when I put the spindle up to the axle, it won't go on with the shim provided. There is one shim that is a little less than a quarter inch thick. There is no way this is going on without some grinding.

Eagerly awaiting some responses. I did a search on the site and didn't come up with any install for king pins.

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Old 02-24-2007, 11:57 AM
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Dave I was searching Tuckers Trucks and ran across a factory assembly manual that covers assembly of entire truck.It is $30 but it might be what you are looking for.
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I've got one side together the only way it could go together. They must send out some generic parts so that it will fit different models. The only real issue is the space between the spindle arm and the axle. I shimmed it at the top and on the lower side I put the two copper bushings inside the smaller dust cover and then put the other dust cover over the smaller one with the closed side to the top. Fits snug. I'll make this due until they come out with the roller bearing kit for this truck.
Thanks DD.... the manual I have is an original and is very vague.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:29 PM
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It has been 28 years since I did king pins on a 59.All I remember was they shim up like the carrier in a rear end and make sure your spindle isn't worn out were it contacts the pin.They still use king pins on sprint cars so you know they can take allot of stress and abuse.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:10 PM
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Problem with the calipers today. One side wouldn't go on. I got to measuring and the side that wouldn't go on was almost .25 of an inch narrower than the caliper that fit. I have some pics in the journal. Disappointed I didn't get it all back together today. Came really close though. I got this kit from CPP and not too happy with it. Pins had to be ground down to get them through the backing plate and into the caliper. Caliper won't fit rotor on one side. Instructions were very vague, had to switch out backing plates because I mounted them on the wrong sides. The only difference in the plates was a very small bend that either makes them the right size when you mount them on the right side, or the wrong size. No distinction between the two and no reference to that issue in the instructions. I know how to do it now though.
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55 still alive

hey dd are you still around?im restoring a 55 1/2 ton and have lots of questions about frame swaps or front clips. i would love to talk to someone whoes been there done that. my name is john and im new around here.
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John join in the fun.Gator412 has a 55 and can answer some of your frame questions.I am out of town right now but post your questions and we will all try to help.
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