Got some work done on the 58 today. Pulled the truck onto the concrete so I wouldn't have to lay in the gravel.
I am going to make this a short bed truck if it kills me.
Disconnected fuel line, brake line, and fuel pump wires. Also disconnected e-brake cables. Cut off mufflers just in front of the welds.
Removed drive line, and remembered to stick the plug in the tailshaft of the transmission so it doesn't leak onto the concrete. Good thing the rear end is getting changed. The pinion is very sloppy.
Ground off rivet heads of the old exhaust hanger and punched them out (where is my air chisel?) by hand.
Measured where I am going make my cuts and marked them with soapstone.
Once I make the cuts there is no turning back.
If anyone has done this please pm me, and let me know how it turned out.
If I don't hear from anyone I'm going to do it anyway.