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11-08-2009 06:22 PM Chrome shop
As I disassembled the chassis I inspected all the parts and labeled them all as to their location and arrangement. Right, left, front, back, etc. I am going to rebuild both the king pin assembles and have new u-bolts made for the front leaf springs. Other than that everything just needs to be cleaned, polished or plated.


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11-08-2009 06:05 PM Cleaning the frame

Today I attacked the frame with oven cleaner, Dawn and the pressure washer. It cleaned up well. After it dried I used an old rust proofing wand and blew a phosphoric acid based rust converter into the frame rails. The oven cleaner really does a good job and its biodegradable.

The frame measures 12'. 2 " long. It's boxed all the way back to where the boxes are located that house the front of the ladder bars and the pass through bolt they pivot on.



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11-07-2009 08:46 PM Brake caliper brackets
GM big car disc brakes were added to the straight axle back in the 70's. The home made brackets are 5/16" plate steel. They were very strong, so I decided to use them to mount the front fenders. You will see one bracket that's welded up and finish ground. The other picture is one in the rough when I was just mocking up the fender mounts. They will go to the chrome shop for plating.


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11-07-2009 08:15 PM Frame Work
The 30 Plymouth frame like many other old cars has cross members that are held in place by rivets. Since my frame was boxed many years ago I can't access all of the rivets to determine if their in good shape. The frame is sound though, so I decided to grind and weld all the gussets and cross members right to the frame rails. Here are a few pics from today's grinding and welding.


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10-31-2009 07:33 PM Frame repair at steering box
This old frame had been retro fitted with a different style steering box years ago. The current set up is for a Chevy Vega box which I will retain. Today I cut out the mounting plate for the previous gear box and welded up the area with ΒΌ" plate. I also cleaned and reinforced the Vega box gusset on the left frame rail. The frame is very solid. Here's a few shots showing the old bracket and the repair area. Also a pic of the Vega gusset mounted vertical on the left frame rail.


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