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1937 SD Stakebody Restoration #1338685 Sun Dec 22 2019 12:51 PM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
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Starting a restoration of this truck after a 8 year break. Newbie to site so I don't think I can post pictures. Truck was parked on dirt floor barn since 1960 and has some rust pitting on rims, brake drums, etc. Fairly new to restoration work so tips and advice appreciated. Past restoration projects 1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster and 68 MG Midget. This is my first stovebolt build. I'll try to address things on at a time.
Truck has been disassembled and stored undercover. Frame has been sand blasted and epoxy primed. New spring pins and shackle bolts installed.
Disassembled transmission yesterday and started cleaning. Everything shifted ok but stiff before disassembly. No rust and everything coated in very thick tar like grease.Gears and bearing seem ok.
Anything I should be looking at in transmission before reassembly?


John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1338730 Sun Dec 22 2019 09:02 PM
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Wayne67vert Offline
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Yea, another stake body truck on the stovebolt.
You are lucky to be able to restore your driveline. Mine was full of water and locked up tight.

I'll be following your progress.


Wayne

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Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1338735 Sun Dec 22 2019 09:53 PM
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John, read the photo instructions in the left margin of every page. Give it a try. I don’t believe you are restricted from photos . But, I’ve been wrong before.


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Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1338739 Sun Dec 22 2019 10:02 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. There is a welcome forum that you can check into as well. have fun.


Another quality post.


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Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1338746 Sun Dec 22 2019 10:53 PM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
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I thought I had to post 5 times before I could post pics. Didn't work on truck today. Hopefully tomorrow back to transmission.


John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1338820 Mon Dec 23 2019 03:05 PM
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Lightholder's Dad Offline
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John,
Regarding the transmission, if the gears and bearings look good, you have a great start. That tranny (GTK-134) has no synchros so if the gear teeth are not obviously worn that is a good sign that it was used by someone who knew how to shift. Check the external case for broken mounting ears (the two at the top). While I am thinking about mounting the tranny, the bottom two bolts mount into the case so be sure to use sealant on the threads on assembly or you will end up with a slow drip.

The bosses cast into the case to mount the parking brake and pedal assembly also need to be examined. They are tapped for the mounting bolts but bottom out. If you use too long of bolts you will break off the bosses. So be sure someone else has not broken them and be sure your mounting bolts are not overly long.

Get your self an repair manual or look up on line (Old Online Chevy Manual, Keith Hardy's site). The only measurement necessary to reassemble is the gap between the cluster gear and case (0.015 to 0.045 inch, I think going on memory). If you decide to disassemble the shift tower, you can put sealant on the ends of the shift rails, another place these trannys leak oil.

Good luck and let us know how it is going,
Kent


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1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
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Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: Lightholder's Dad] #1338949 Tue Dec 24 2019 11:58 AM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
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Thanks for the info Kent. Will look at all suggestions a was hopefully today and post.
Manuals I have
Master parts list 29-47 and 29-48
Motors truck manual 1936-42
Happy Holidays, John


John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1339098 Wed Dec 25 2019 01:17 PM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
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Here's some pic I hope

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John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1339099 Wed Dec 25 2019 01:18 PM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Going to work on drive line first so I will post progress there
John


John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
Re: 1937 SD Stakebody Restoration [Re: John Dlugos] #1340225 Fri Jan 03 2020 10:53 AM
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John Dlugos Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Finished transmission yesterday. Started rear end

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John
37 Chevy 1.5 ton
17 Dodge Brothers Roadster
23 Dodge Brothers Touring
23 Dodge Brothers Coupe
73 Plymouth Scamp 2 dr
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