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What should this be connected to (now with photo)
#1366506 Fri Jun 26 2020 09:51 AM
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Hello,

I have a 1941 Holden build Chev truck in a partially disassembled state. It is an old farm truck. On top of the chassis rails close to the steering box, and a similar point on the the other chassis rail there is also a bolt that secures a very long eye bolt type thing. The eyes are held by the bolts but a shafts runs forward almost to the radiator where there are threaded connectors.

Obviously something must have screwed into these connectors. The shafts are sitting almost flat against the chassis rails but if they were left undone and the truck was driven the would eventually straighten and settle flat.

My guess is that the connected somewhere to the radiator support but I am not sure where. The sit just inside the wheel arch splash panels.

Thanks

Steve

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Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366514 Fri Jun 26 2020 12:21 PM
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Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366625 Sat Jun 27 2020 05:57 AM
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Thanks for the reply.
I have attached a couple of photos. It is the bit on top of the chassis rail I am talking about.

Steve

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Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366641 Sat Jun 27 2020 12:47 PM
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Lift it up about 45 degrees and put a bolt through that bracket on the side of the radiator, however it looks too short as shown unless the radiator needs to be tilted back slightly?

Ed


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Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366661 Sat Jun 27 2020 03:03 PM
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Is that a coupling nut or a turnbuckle on the end of the rod? (Turnbuckles have right and left hand threads) It looks like the front piece that would have bolted to the hole at the top of the radiator is missing.
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Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366697 Sat Jun 27 2020 06:24 PM
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Sure does, Jerry.

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.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1366785 Sun Jun 28 2020 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking they must connect to the radiator. At least I now know to keep an eye out for the other half at swap meets.

Steve

Re: What should this be connected to
reidy #1367147 Tue Jun 30 2020 03:14 PM
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If you're not interested in being 100% period-correct, turnbuckles are common hardware store items, and the existing rod could be rethreaded to accommodate the right hand thread part of the new assembly.
Jerry


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