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Re: 1950 Chevrolet 1300 (Cdn) Build [Re: Fox] #1311596
Thu May 23 2019 05:02 AM
Thu May 23 2019 05:02 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,407
Breton, Alberta
Front end removed. (Looks like I need to buy more jack stands...) The springs may be salvageable but the front axle is shot methinks. It looks bent and the slop in the kingpins is ridiculous. So I will have to make a trip to my parts truck on the farm for an axle. That one should be ok with new kingpins and a home job. Time will tell. But I do believe I can refurbish all the springs in this truck and reuse them in order to save about $1000. My time is free...ish. Haha!

Frame: 24.5
Box: 22
Sheet: 3
Total: 49.5

🦊😎🦇🕷🕸
I could have used some bats and spiders around me tonight. The mosquitoes were in swarms around me. I was spraying bug spray, brake cleaner, acetone, everything, anything, and those little buggers kept coming in SWARMS. Terrible. They ruined an actually pretty fun time wrenching tonight.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fTCPVZ4GTG39Nutq8

Last edited by Fox; Fri May 24 2019 12:20 AM.


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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.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 1950 Chevrolet 1300 (Cdn) Build [Re: Fox] #1312291
Wed May 29 2019 05:08 AM
Wed May 29 2019 05:08 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,407
Breton, Alberta
Original front end partially disassembled.
Parts truck front end removed in preparation for clean up, inspection, and part swapping. It actually looks pretty good. Rusty but good.

Frame:26 hours
Total: 51 hours



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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.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 1950 Chevrolet 1300 (Cdn) Build [Re: Fox] #1312974
Mon Jun 03 2019 05:04 AM
Mon Jun 03 2019 05:04 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,407
Breton, Alberta
I have broken down the original front end. The axle is shot but most of what’s left is ok. I ripped off the brake components and have them in a box. I sandblasted the rear brake pieces like the parking brake strut, etc. I ordered new springs for the rear guts as well. I sandblasted the front tie rod connecting arms and steering arm and painted them black. I also pressed out the old kingpins on the bent axle. The knuckles/spindles are in pretty good shape considering the slop that was in them. I think new bushings will suffice, but if the parts truck’s spindles are in better shape I will use them.

I only have these pictures to show for all that work! Maybe I’ll snap some more. I love doing this stuff. It’s instant gratification compared to beating your head against a wall (or a cancerous door from a 1970 C10).

Frame: 30
Box: 22
Sheet: 3
Total: 55
😎🦊

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oXVLALprCzp5UgiL8



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: 1950 Chevrolet 1300 (Cdn) Build [Re: Fox] #1314055
Wed Jun 12 2019 04:46 AM
Wed Jun 12 2019 04:46 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,407
Breton, Alberta
I have been sand blasting more parts and have blasted the knuckles, front backing plates and spacer cylinders for the knuckle/backing plate mounting. I then had to reweld the shoe sliding surfaces on the backing plates as the had some pretty good ridges and I figured, being this far in, I may as well build them up and grind ‘em down smooth. Then I shot them in a coat of gloss black. I removed a couple broken lug studs from the front hubs and separated the hub from the old drum. I will bolt the new ones on as Jerry has suggested using a countersink bit. I pressed out the old bearing races in preparation to blast the hubs for thread tapping and paint, then install the new races/bearings.

Next, I began tearing into the parts truck axle to get the straight axle out of it. Thankfully it looks really straight. I might use one of its knuckles as one of my original knuckles may be wallowed out. I’ll see when I test fit pieces as Grigg suggested to me in the Driveline forum. I cut off the old UBolts, the tie rods and pounded out the remaining pieces. Then it was time to come in for the night. School night, ya know.

Frame: 33
Box: 22
Sheet: 3
Total: 58 hours
🦊😎

So far things are going so smoothly on this part of the truck. Oops. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that!


Last edited by Fox; Wed Jun 12 2019 04:47 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
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