I am Daniel from Buckley Washington. This is my 51 mix and match. The cab is a 51 3/4t and the engine and chassis are from a 54. The tranny is a late model S10 5 speed. The rear end came from a 95 Tahoe. I bought this two years ago and haven't driven my Jeep since. No more idiot lights. No more computer. I am not a mechanic but with Stove Bolt and YouTube I am able to keep up with maintenance and am gaining way! There were no shocks or mounts on the back. I had a shop do that for me. I got one king pin out but not the other. LoL. So I sent the whole axle to a man in Oklahoma who sand blasted it, painted it, straightened it and installed standard size pins. Didn't cost that much either. I did refurbish and upgrade the heater myself. I changed the door hinges, pins, latches and strikers and it banged loud and kind of latched...sometimes. Couldn't open from the inside. I followed two tech notes in this forum and my doors close lock and open correctly now. It was pretty easy.
I searched everywhere and could not figure out why none of the driver door latches have a key lock mechanism. The hole is in the latch but no lock. I thought it was an after market glitch. There is no key hole in my driver door either. When I ordered the key lock cylinder for the passenger door there was a note that said the driver's door did not come with a cylinder lock my model year (51). I think I will have someone install an electric lock for the driver door. I'm not into entering and exiting on passenger side. Right now I am just using "the club" to lock things.
Welcome to the BOLT. Nice truck. You seem to be doing everything right, just take your time and don't get in over your head. Sid is a great guy to deal with, I have one of his dropped axles, real good work.
Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!! Q:"What yah runnin" A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)
59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Welcome to the Stovebolt. We are here to help and no such thing as a stupid question around here. Nice looking truck. By the way, here in the south we call a truck with many different parts a "Dukes Mixture" LOL Good to have you here, see you around the garage.