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04-20-2010 05:44 PM Frame in Chassis Black
Had time to hang it and spray it today. Looks really good. I'll let it dry over night and inspect tomorrow for bare or thin spots.

I'm waiting on a few parts. If they arrive this week I will begin assembly.


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04-19-2010 06:34 PM Block sanding the frame
Block sanding one last time. I hope to paint it this week.


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04-04-2010 06:13 PM Front axle ready to hang
Front axle ready to go on. I'm looking for some chrome brake calipers for 70's GM mid/full size. No luck yet.


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04-03-2010 08:56 PM Building the front axle
I am finally putting the front axle togther. All is going well. Trying to take it easy so I don't beat up the chrome.

I used only Grade 8 bolts and self locking nuts throughout. The chrome caliper brackets really look nice.

All 1/2" x 20 bolts are torqued to 110 ft/lbs.

I hope to assemble the springs and install the rotors tomorrow.

I'm trying to find the 7" GM calipers in chrome but no luck yet.

I've attached a few before and after pictures


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03-23-2010 06:48 PM spindles on
Spindles are back on the axle. The reaming/honing went well.

Final tolerances for the king pins came out to .001"

Final tolerances between the bearing and bottom of axle is .005"

Total cost to rebuild the king pins was about $60.00.

I have to touch up all the flat red and buff the chrome.



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