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Old 06-19-2013, 07:08 PM
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easy 45min tonight, so little joe and i go to pick up the rear end assembly and it seems a little heavy to me so we put it down again....so little joe says "dad let me do it" and he wraps his 37" arms around it and picks it up and puts it out side on the jack stands....young bucks.








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What type paint did you use looks Slick.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:12 AM
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i used professional rustoleum black gloss in the 15oz can. it does a nice predicatable job for a small price.



quick 15 mins this am before going to work....so the paint will be dry for my install tomorrow am



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Old 06-22-2013, 01:35 PM
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about 3 hrs today while every body went to the pool or to play lacrossse

not a bad one person job putting the rear end back in



some welding,drilling and grinding make these usable again



priming




painting



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Old 06-23-2013, 10:20 AM
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i didnt expect a loyalty test today, i thought that was only for work. about an hour today

removing the front ww hub





oh yeah that cotter pin is fun thing to remove...i would like to meet the sick bastard that thought that one up, here i am prying it out the last 1/8"




took a few fittings to get the corrects parts for the puller set up





the orientation of the 1/4" hole towards the steering arm



and i win

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:30 AM
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Never saw springs growing on trees before .LOL.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:24 PM
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i win!!!!!

just propane heat until the grease was bubbling out and then lots of pressure, even after the first pop of a 1/4" I had to reheat it go the rest of the way.....and if you are wondering thats a pitman arm off of a corvette and those are main caps of a SBC. I seem to have misplaced my blocks for the press

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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edit...this should have been before the last picture

well the other side is done, also what a PITA those cotter pins were

this is the new challenge



lets see what 12 tons of pressuere will do

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:58 PM
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put the new rebound buffers on, rebuilt front shocks and painted the original rear shocks that are still good













so they could dry out of the rain..



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Old 06-29-2013, 10:49 AM
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so we put the rebound rubbers on which required two of us to sit on the frame to compress the springs







and i had time to check the tie rod length against the original and its a perfect replacement and added one gator using the original hose clamps. last night i filled the steering rack with 90 wt oil and moved it several times so it could gurgle and leak out.

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Old 06-29-2013, 03:06 PM
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I am not very good at waiting around and doing nothing so...I slipped out and did the other side. so now i am going to go out and see what else I can take out of boxes and put back on the chassis so I dont lose anything or forget where it goes.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:00 AM
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measured out the brake drums and we are good to go!!!! these were white these were red....and now they are a cast iron engine paint, theres just way too much black on this car for me.






and we had our first part failure, I guess its time for the original style webbing

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Old 07-09-2013, 06:52 PM
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i had marked the flange on the axle housing so the drive shaft goes back like it came off but actually i am not sure why you need to do this on the drive shafts that have the yoke attached, since they are a balanced unit, but any way heres the easy mark to see. i actualy used a chisel and put ahash mark on it when they were assembled



more fruit of the drying tree, again way too much black on this car for my preference



heres the corresponding white paint covered with blue tape



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Old 07-12-2013, 11:23 AM
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basically lets see how the swivel pin thread areas measure up for OD compared to each other. my RH side swivel pin one was just too worn for me to use and i sourced a really nice one with the bushings already done. and i confirmed the measurements today

lets measure everything and write it down to make sure its with in specs and lets get the old bushings taken out.







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Old 07-13-2013, 12:06 PM
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time to play with the torch....lets remove the steering arm and the swivel pin....

lets get the steering knuckle nice and warm and hit the threaded end (with the nut on)with a hammer..




now lets step it up a notch....see i am holding this assembly with a pipe since it is very warm, i could not get a good blocking set up on press, probably since my blocking plates are AWOL in the garage some where....so we are going to use a piece of pipe clamped in the vise and BFH, since the swivel pin is trash i dont need to worry about protecting the threads.....so let get everything really hot





and i win





THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO AT THIS MOMENT IS TO GO TAKE A SHOWER AND RESIST ALL TEMPTATION TO TOUCH THOSE PARTS
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