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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267324 Mon May 28 2018 03:22 PM
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Grigg Offline
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My pedal is very firm before half way to the floor.
Have you adjusted the shoes? Even so things may improve after some use and the brakes seat, then adjust again.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267407 Tue May 29 2018 03:20 AM
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Fox Offline OP
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I did adjust the shoes as per the manual for a 1 ton. However, I still have a leak and suspect this may be the culprit. The back right wheel cylinder is slowly oozing from what I can tell. Tonight I had to give the pedal a second pump to get pressure. The lines look good though, but fluid was leaking out the backing plate in the right rear.



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1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

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1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267432 Tue May 29 2018 02:23 PM
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Thorens Offline
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Where did you find the dust caps for the front spindles? I've done a pretty good search for ones for my 49 3/4 ton and haven't been able to find anything!

Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267446 Tue May 29 2018 06:18 PM
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Fox Offline OP
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My dust caps are original. I had to “smooth” them as best I could from the years of abuse. Blasted and painted. They are definitely 15 footers! They will do for now. I haven’t searched for dust caps to replace them yet.

I did price out new wheel cylinders and YIKES! The backs are stupid expensive. $167 ea at my NAPA and $100 each through Classic Parts. The front are a little cheaper through Napa.

Stopping is important though...ugh.

Last edited by Fox; Tue Jun 12 2018 04:38 AM.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267456 Tue May 29 2018 08:16 PM
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Grigg Offline
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Shop around for stainless steel cylinder sleeving service for the wheel cylinders, that should come in well under those prices, and stainless cylinders will last near forever.
If given the option of stainless or brass don't even consider brass.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267511 Wed May 30 2018 04:14 AM
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Fox Offline OP
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I’ve never heard of that Grigg. I suppose it’s just like an engine sleeve. Would regular brake shops be able to do this?

Tonight I dumped fuel into the gas tank. I started it up ( crank crank...vroom. 😃) and patiently waited. I simply had to tighten a couple fuel fittings to stop leaks and I believe now I can call the fuel system completed. 😎

Last edited by Fox; Wed May 30 2018 04:17 AM.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267512 Wed May 30 2018 04:34 AM
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EdPruss Offline
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There is a place on the east coast-White Post Restorations- or some such that does that, very expensive. I doubt any local brake shop would do it.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267527 Wed May 30 2018 11:37 AM
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Grigg Offline
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White post is near me, they do brass sleeves, I hear mixed reviews even from friends that worked there.

A hydraulic rebuilding and repair shop may do stainless sleeves, have to ask around.

Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267710 Thu May 31 2018 08:53 PM
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doyle1950 Offline
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Hi Fox,
I have a 1 brand new rear brake cyl for the 1 tons you can have for a smoking good deal if you still need it!


1950 Chevrolet 5-Window Canadian manufactured 1-Ton with Dump Bed / Hoist
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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1267712 Thu May 31 2018 09:22 PM
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