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05-12-2014 05:20 PM New clutch and brake pedals
Well my fenders are off to the painters so I decided to change out my clutch and brake pedals. I never cared for the round pedals that came with my kit. I found these pedal pads at I n I Reproductions. First I needed to determine what thread size I had. I tried all the different bolts that I had. After a little research I determined that they were M13 1.5 thread. No problem just go to my local hardware, automotive, and even eBay. I was able to get a M13 1.5 die at MSC. So I took a 1/2” bolt and cut the threads on it. I faced off the marks on the top of the bolts so that they would have a smooth surface to weld the pedals to. I then threaded them in all the way with a lock washer. I then drew a line through the center of both bolts for a reference point. I used a piece of ź” x 1 ˝” bar stock for the pedals. I cut the bar to length for the pedals. I needed to shape them to fit the pads. After drawing a center line through the pedals and clamped and welded the bolts. Some paint and they were ready to install. I screwed them in and slipped on the pads.


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02-23-2014 03:29 PM Front fenders cont.
I got my fenders back on my cab dolly and bolted the running boards onto the fenders. I decided to modify the dolly again so that I could mount the front nose to the fenders to smooth out those seams.


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02-23-2014 03:27 PM Spare tire mount
My old rod that went from the fender to the cab mount was chromed and badly rusted I figured it was easer and cheaper to make a new one out of stainless steel rod and then polish it.


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02-23-2014 03:23 PM Pre-fitting the front fenders
In my efforts to make the fit of fenders as smooth as possible I pre-fitted them to the truck. The first thing that I noticed was that the spare tire bracket hole did not match the fender. I needed to move the bracket’s hole needed to move forward and outward. I drilled out the holes in the bracket just a little to allow me to tilt it forward. I fabricated some spacers out of ź” stock to sandwich between the frame and bracket. I fabricated a bracket out of ź” stock to support the tire and will bolt it to the bracket with cartage bolts.


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02-09-2014 02:58 PM Some more bling in the making.
I didn’t like the painted rear view mirrors so I am making up some out of stainless steel. They still need some work before I can polish them.


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