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Today 08:02 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
YEP! Or you can remove the yoke from the differential which is NOT easy. I have tried and never pulled it off. The yoke screws into the differential and has a giant lock nut to keep it from spinning. It's installed to about 200 ft lbs and not easy to get off. I gave up and just installed the U joints on the car.

Brian

Kind of an oxymoron,,threaded externaly BUT splined on the inside so it will not turn,,,did I miss something..
Today 07:16 PM
Too Many Projects Brian, no offense but you have NO IDEA what "rust out" is. That 60 year old car is more solid than many of the 20 year old cars in this area..
Today 07:04 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Sounds like it's time to narrow up a 9" for Marge, just so you can replace the U-joints on the workbench...
Nope, don't plan any changes. She is just a driver. Believe me, there are more serious issues with that car like it's designed my the engineers at American Motors to rust, it's designed to take on water and rust out, that was their goal and they succeeded.

Brian
Today 01:47 PM
123pugsy Been picking away at the house project. Little stuff.
Waiting on materials for the main floor. Bead board slats, baseboards etc.

Working on drawings now to give the city for the handrail attachment to the back deck. They want engineered stamped drawings for this...say what?

I think I'll get started without the drawings just to get things moving.
That is, if it ever gets dry outside.
Today 01:06 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Sounds like it's time to narrow up a 9" for Marge, just so you can replace the U-joints on the workbench...
Hey, even an eight inch!

You know, probably a six inch Ford rear would be all Marge would need but when have you seen one of them?

John
Today 12:45 PM
Rip VW I have done absolutely nothing significant in the last 5 days. The shoulder crapped out and I have been trying to rehab it but it is slow going. Meanwhile all I can do is set and surf left handed. I am hoping to be able to get back to work in the shop tomorrow. I feel pretty good today but I won't push it.

In the meantime I will return you to our regularly scheduled posts..

Have fun everyone.
Today 12:33 PM
cozwurth
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
YEP! Or you can remove the yoke from the differential which is NOT easy. I have tried and never pulled it off. The yoke screws into the differential and has a giant lock nut to keep it from spinning. It's installed to about 200 ft lbs and not easy to get off. I gave up and just installed the U joints on the car.

Brian

Sounds like it's time to narrow up a 9" for Marge, just so you can replace the U-joints on the workbench...
Today 11:36 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Before you answer Brian, make it a trivia question.

BB
LOL it's a good one!

Brian
Today 11:35 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Are you saying, you must assemble the u joints right on the car to install them?
YEP! Or you can remove the yoke from the differential which is NOT easy. I have tried and never pulled it off. The yoke screws into the differential and has a giant lock nut to keep it from spinning. It's installed to about 200 ft lbs and not easy to get off. I gave up and just installed the U joints on the car.

Brian

Today 06:29 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Are you saying, you must assemble the u joints right on the car to install them?
Before you answer Brian, make it a trivia question.

BB
Today 03:46 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post

By the way, before you ask, there are no U bolts on the U joints so I just can't drop the driveshaft, I have to move the rear end back pulling the yoke out.

Brian
Are you saying, you must assemble the u joints right on the car to install them?
Yesterday 08:05 PM
MARTINSR Sooooooo I am in the house sick. My brother came by to get his fender and he and Nick looked at the Rambler and he came to the conclusion that the fork spring to bell housing has fallen off. I will need to move the bell housing back or to go ahead and move the rear end back so I can pull the tranny off to fix it, great.

By the way, before you ask, there are no U bolts on the U joints so I just can't drop the driveshaft, I have to move the rear end back pulling the yoke out.

Brian
Yesterday 05:54 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Good point, IDJ... I'll have to do a little digging to see if I can turn up the GM weight capacity specs for those wheels. I would actually like to have a set of the old style truck rally wheels, but in 17" instead of 15.

Dave
I like steelies too. Wheel Vintiques does make some reasonably priced bigger new ones, probably others also-

https://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/truck.html

I am in a wrestling match with my GTP sunroof today. At least the sun shade part. The fabric is deteriorating and causing interference. Meh. I went and read that blue truck article and enjoyed it. But they say it has a stock bed floor under the wood. That was one thing that I did was to install a fabbed bed floor but the article would say I'm a liar. Nothing new there. The original floor was useless and replacements are only available in quarter sections.
Yesterday 05:11 PM
cozwurth After my youngest daughter's birthday party, I took the truck over to the shop to remove the impact strips on the sides of the truck. I knew that the 3rd door had been worked on, but man, what crappy work it is. All of the paint behind the strip peeled off, revealing bondo and rust. Not happy. Then, I get to the driver side, same thing.
Yesterday 02:52 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I don't see a good choice there, fit-wise. I would be concerned that GM made those wheels to hold up vehicles that are much lighter.
Good point, IDJ... I'll have to do a little digging to see if I can turn up the GM weight capacity specs for those wheels. I would actually like to have a set of the old style truck rally wheels, but in 17" instead of 15.

Dave
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