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Discussion Starter · #81 ·
Worked on the truck the last couple of days... mostly running brake lines and finishing the rest of the fuel lines from the pump to the tank. Got the master mounted and managed to scrounge up some vacuum line to connect the carbs. Followed that up by reaming out the valve cover holes to align with the head and polished it for good measure..

playing around with some of the refinished trim pieces...
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Discussion Starter · #82 ·
Spent some time mocking up the rad and the grille pieces... Need to make some adapter brackets for the rad and will be raising the rad a couple of inches from where it currently sits.

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Discussion Starter · #84 ·
Worked on the passenger side windlace …kind of a pain to deal with. Ordered some mix and match jewelry for the truck that I'm hoping to get mounted this week. The math says they should fit but it's going to be tight and/or might require some minor modification to the bed side

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Discussion Starter · #85 · (Edited)
Got my tires/rims mounted... Happy with the look and it will make a nice change to switch them out with the steelies every now and then.
Also figured out that my shiny new alternator wouldn't clear the top frame rail due to it's body size...so out goes the power master and in goes the alternator from an 85 samurai...not that it matters since it's mounted low and out of sight...still sigh

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In a word, mostly.

I'm using the Powermaster 890 low mount bracket and the only issue is that the since the bracket now sits between the ears, the original spacer is a touch long, so the arms are slightly bent inward. A light skim off the spacer and the bracket arms will be aligned correctly.

The tension adjustment arm also moves from the front to the rear on this alternator but that's an easy reconfiguration of spacers and arm placement.
 

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So… I got the alternator mounted and it looks like I may have to re-think the current configuration. Slight pulley alignment and possibly limited adjustment… but on the plus side.. it now clears the frame rail
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Discussion Starter · #89 ·
The trucks original trans crossmember was cut in the middle to make way for the TH400 so the plan is to have a removable support brace to take the load behind the leaf springs. Using what's left of the original drop brackets as a base.

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Messed around with the other rear rims/tires. Frame clearance is ok.. just need to mock up the box and fenders.
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Front trans mount is nearly finished.. this is going in to tie the frame behind the front spring where the original riveted piece was removed to clear the TH400
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It's hard to see in the pic but the scoop needed to be flattened on the rear to clear the firewall... it was a touch long and bulbous to get the scoop on with the filters mounted.
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Progress of sorts.
 

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Discussion Starter · #93 · (Edited)
Some trial fitting of the hood... means that I need to slightly alter the scoop again. I'm starting to feel bad for this poor thing.

It's also the last day this week without rain in the forecast so did some paint stripping on the passenger door. For being 82yrs old the door is in pretty decent shape. Hashtag "farm truck life" it looks like someone screwed a sign into the door at some point. There are 4 evenly spaced holes drilled in the door that were previously filled



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Discussion Starter · #94 · (Edited)
Got my inner fender apron modified and mounted... including the welting. Wrapped the driver side header and next up is to butcher the inner fender on that side. Not sure I'll be able to replace spark plugs without removing the fenders... joy
Also spent some time finishing the brake lines and modifying the universal Model A brake mount to better fit the truck.

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Discussion Starter · #96 ·
Where did you get the radiator? Does it line up with the original hole in the hood support?
I got it from eBay through "radiators4less". It's the American Eagle/Champion brand (part AE4146CH) for 41-46 Chevy pickups.

The hole lines up with the filler neck reasonably well but the neck is short so it doesn't sit in the hole. The radiator is also a 2 row with 1inch cores, making it much wider than the original.

It's definitely not a straight bolt on affair but not that far from it
 

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Discussion Starter · #97 ·
It's been awhile since I've updated this thread. Mostly getting some small jobs done as of late...
  • working on the doors to get them ready for paint
  • modified the scoop to clear the hood
  • made some adjustments to the floor so that it clears the brake pedal
  • added the last piece of dash trim
  • mounted the throttle pedal and the transmission cooler
  • and am undecided if I like the baby moons on the truck
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