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What did you get done on your bolt today????

Posted By: Peggy M

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon May 23 2005 11:39 AM

Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend? It was a farily good one around here.

I leave John to report. Give him something to do at his lunch break.

Peg

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Woogeroo Edit : this thread was started by BIG CHEVY 3600, with the topic, What did you get done on your bolt today???? on 11/28/2008. I later merged some older threads of a similar nature into that thread... the old 'weekend report' threads.



Posted By: dakota

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 12:53 PM

got called into work sat. only had to be their for 4 hrs. after that got the mower put on the 9n. did the clean up from the donation..called the guy that was going to take it away mon. change of heart. could not send them to the crusher so put them back down into the parts bin. maybe someone can still use some of it. started getting the family togeather for a pic. used the dump truck to get some fertilizer for the garden. pulled a few dents out of the 50. and had a chance to work on the sandblasting cab. other then that not much kind of a slow weekend. hope everybody else did good...mike j
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 01:50 PM

i put the truck in my shop in preparation of taking the bed off to install a stainless steel rear gas tank. drove my mg instead. 50 degrees people at work thought i was a little crazy, nothing new. also rained on me, no top. still fun. RON
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:17 PM

Too hot here to work in the garage.
Went watersking instead on Sat and high school grad for 1 niece and 2 nephews on Sunday.

Still too hot.

I did look at the truck and dust it off though.
Posted By: joker

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:21 PM

went for a drive,, like houston 54 stated , pretty hot,,99 degrees this week-end,, that's it,,Fred
Posted By: Fumblin46

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:39 PM

I tore down an old barn on Saturday, worked cattle Sunday morning, then bled the brakes in the '46 Sunday afternoon.

.. spent the rest of Sunday driving the '46 around the property.

Life is good.
Posted By: Chris55.1

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:44 PM

I spent Sunday pulling the seats and gutting the interior to find holes in the floor of the cab. frown

Crack in front of the drivers seat and holes in front of the battery lid. Hoping my neighbor, who has his own body shop can put a couple patches in there.

Looking forward to having the holes patched and then it is on to insulating the entire cab, then painting the seat frame and finishing off the interior.

Oh yes, the wife got the garden all planted.

-Chris
Posted By: RT1

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:47 PM

Family went camping near Wisconsin Dells, the Dells also had there annual Automotion show.
I headed over there on Saturday. It was a fairly large show over 1000 cars and trucks. It was
overcast on Saturday for the most part. Made it nice to walk around, seen a few nice vehicles.

There was only I handful I would actually write home about. I thought trailers were for boats?

Nice weekend in Wisconsin though..

Randy....
Posted By: Wally / Montana

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 02:59 PM

Took the visiting grandkids for rides in my '48.
Posted By: ZB3

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 03:11 PM

Worked with my son on the '52 getting ready to pull the engine.
Posted By: bessie

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 03:25 PM

Started to help my dad clean out his shop. Found a box with 4 Stromberg 97 carburetors in it. Came home and managed to knock a hole in the radiator of my 54.

Great weather.
Posted By: Bruce K.

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 04:38 PM

Overcast and pleasant Saturday morning. Rolled up the garage door, cleaned the bugs off the front of the 59 from previous weekends cruise-in to Cordele, rolled the garage door back down. Ready for next weekends local VW club event.
Posted By: ChevyAsylum

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 05:36 PM

Finished painting the top and back of the cab in satin black. Began work on rust spots at the bottom of both doors. FINALLY got rid of the Vise-Grips I'd been using as a driver's side window crank and installed the new cranks on both doors. Used JB Weld to keep the bottom of the driver's door glass in the regulator channel. I even have a working door glass!

Installed a new clutch pedal pad...that thing has been bare metal since I got it and I finally got around to putting one on it. I'm not sure I'll know how to use it.

Found that the passenger door is hopelessly stuck shut. Pulled the inner door panel off and verified that the actuator arm is being moved by the handle. It is. Tried giving the latch a little more help with a screwdriver. Didn't work. Door is still stuck.

Ohh...and I cleaned the garage and weeded a flower garden. Not bad for an old man with a bad heart. I had to do this in 15 minute spurts, cuz I run outta breath real easily. But I'm happy that I got some stuff done.
Posted By: 46 In Progress

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 07:30 PM

My stovebolt is in the work mode....grain racks are being put back on so we can haul boxes. The place is sold and we start moving this week. Hopefully after June 15, I can get back to some body work.
Posted By: dale937

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 07:39 PM

Not much.Put new spark plugs in the 72.That right bank is really a lot of fun,with the AC unit right there and the headers hiding the plugs.Both forearms bruised up pretty good,but it runs like new.
Posted By: HardyRestoration

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 07:52 PM

Went for a drive...a long drive...about 400 miles round trip.

Then got my new bucket seats!!! Pictures to come smile

Also, I've got more bugs stuck on my truck than I think I've ever had!
Posted By: truckernix

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 08:17 PM

I removed the remaining glass from the cab of my 5 window. Also, I spent some time trimming and shaping the right kick panel, getting it ready to be welded in place.
Posted By: OldSub

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Mon May 23 2005 08:41 PM

I finished getting storage space ready for the parts I plan to remove from a couple of parts trucks next weekend.

Next weekend I should have more to report...

http://www.oldsub.com/Content/2005/04/TwoFer.html
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 12:05 AM

Worked hard around the house all weekend, EXCEPT for a 3 hour break on Saturday eve to take the 55.1 for a cruise to town, ice cream with the Classic Tailgaters and just hung out on the main drag for a while ;~)

Life is good!
Buddy
Posted By: patrick66

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 12:48 AM

Got the Terraplane ready to go to the upholstery shop (Tuesday). Took some better pics of the '46; now I need to develop them! Got my Cumminsbolt back, it has a new clutch and a rebuilt injector pump. Put the camper jack extensions on. Mowed. Watched NASCAR Saturday night. Fixed the neighbor's instrument cluster on his 'bolt. Another exciting 100+ degree weekend. cool
Posted By: N Cal Calvin

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 12:52 AM

Saturday morning was errands. Took the '71 to the dumps with some scrap iron and dropped 5 gallons waste oil for recycling. Put racks on the '70 and started to load for dump run (rubbish). Started '56 after setting all winter in the shed. After battery was charged started right up! The two yards of sand/gravel mix in the bed had stuck solid, had to pick out about a third of it before it would dump. Moved the '39 into the shed for awhile while the '56 dump is loaded with brush and lumber waste.
Nice weather, 80's in California!
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'39 one ton, lots of patina!
'41 half ton, project
'46 two ton, nice truck, project
'56 dump, repowered with 350, partially restored
'70 1/2 ton, 3 spd, 250, original running truck
'71 3/4 ton, 454, AC, nice truck, going up for sale soon, watch want ads and Hemmings. (need the room!)
Posted By: BradB

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 02:23 AM

It was rainy Saturday afternoon, but I started Friday night. Unloaded and tore down the storage shelving in the garage. Got them rebuilt in a configuration that allows more storage. Was going to use the '47 to go get some sheets of 3/4" OSB but the wife wanted to go so we had to take the '89 Suburban.

Those shelves are built with a Unistrut frame, but I had to use some 2x4s to add shelf support so that I could get more shelf space. The only place in town that sells Unistrut was closed Saturday so I called them today to see what 4 sticks, 20 feet long would cost. Over $500!!! So I asked what about 80 feet in 10 foot sticks? $135! Apparently the shipping for those 20' pieces is a killer. Doesn't make sense to me, but I will probably buy a feew 10 footers to beef it up.

This is all for the purpose of getting the garage into shape for the frame-off phase of the '47 panel rebuild.

The wife decided we were going out to eat Sunday night. I only had two hours between getting home from church and leaving for that. Then she decided that we were going to sit there and visit with her girlfriend who met us for dinner. THREE HOURS! :mad:

I asked, "Why don't you bring Beth home so you girls can visit?"

"No, we won't be that long." That was an hour and a half into the deal...
Posted By: RJ

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 03:22 AM

Went to the 23rd car show and swapmeet in Canon city ,Colorado at the Holy Cross Abbey.great show.
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 03:24 AM

I finished installing a crate engine (just a few minutes ago)in a Corvette for a friend of mine. Did I ever tell you how much I hate Corvettes?. Had some in-laws in town for the better part of a week too. That really puts a damper on progress,
Scott
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: The WEEKEND REPORT - 5/20-22 - Tue May 24 2005 12:09 PM

Saturday morning, drove out in my '65 with my dad to pick up the wheels for his '53... he had them gettin' sandblasted and painted.

On Sunday a pal of mine put a lil rubbin' compound on my worn out paint to see what it would look like, and it actually got a little shiny. smile

-W
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sat Nov 20 2004 11:56 PM

Okay, new weekend whadja go on / with your truck?

John was able to get the '49 running (re-charged the battery -- it had been a tad bit cold here). But the weekend was great and he had some of the evening to diddle on the '49 1.5 ton.

Other than that, we were pretty consumed with LEAVES. We must have the biggest leaf-pile in the County.

You?

Peg
Posted By: Dad's 65

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 12:10 AM

Went to the parts store pickup rear oil seal and pan gasket, then off to Sears, they had a special on a 3-1/2 ton floor jack and stands, (old jack seen it better days, didn't want to brake out the band-aid). started to rain, project on hold. just reading the forums trying to learn something new..Have A GREAT DAY Y'all
Posted By: joker

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 01:01 AM

Redryder and I went to our county place, spent the night and did some chores, a little painting,,and let me tell you, the little truck purred like a kitten, the weather was nice also, just now starting to rain ...while at the sonic one old timer told me I needed to paint the truck red,,,,,,,,see ya , and thanks for asking,,Fred
Posted By: 46 In Progress

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 01:09 AM

Winter Clean up mode....organized parts and put items not in use in boxes. Labled boxes so next spring I know where everything is.

Chucked the old stuff that I should never use again...like an old dist cap, wires, points, cond, etc...I will buy new spares for the glove box...

Tried to get the dash lights working last night...now that it gets dark at 4:30, its kind of tough to see the speedo....

Interesing...no heater in my truck, but the old beast stays warm when the engine warms up...I cant get used to driving with the windows up....Its not even Thanksgiving and I already hate winter....
Posted By: Kentrucky

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 01:11 AM

Spent most of the day with the cluster in my lap wiring all new leads from the new gauges/blinkers. (Watching the Wildcats win their opener in a blowout!)

Rehung the headers since the new starter is in place.

Went to the parts store for stuff.

Stopped and looked at a 54 with a buddy who REALLY wants it!!! So do I, but I don't have room right now.

More to do tomorrow...
Posted By: In2deep

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 02:22 AM

Now that the exterior of the cab has been completely stripped of paint I am wire wheeling the small surface rust areas.

Tomorrow I think I may be buying an air compressor from Sears. That should be helpfull with the remaint 20 years of the projet. Also putting a welder on the xmas list. (showing the wife the one I want)
Posted By: COEjunkie

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 02:41 AM

Just a question?! :confused: Why do you ask what we've done for the weekend, at the start of the weekend?
Sorry about my anal retentavness (is that a real word?), but as you maybe can tell, thus far it has not been (a kodak moment)! :mad: or maybe it has, depending on your sadistic perspective! grin Have you ever had one of those days where everything you touch turns to dung (don't want to to be penalized 25 points!) grin grin Wellllll, today as been one of those days! I will devulge further info, as I see "what else can go wrong" type of day this ends up being! :rolleyes:
Posted By: 61Apache 10

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 02:47 AM

My weekend progress... my mom and dad cleaned up the garage and now its clean! I had to work at my school doing tech setup for our christmas concert in 3 weeks, 6 hr day there. I got home to find to my surprise my cat was in for an operation. She got in a fight with my other cat and her face was all swollen and had a tempuature of over 40 degrees celcius. Then i got home and started studying and i'm on a break now so i will be getting back to my studies.
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 03:01 AM

Got most of my weekend plan complete. I reassembled the front suspension on my Suburban. Ran into a problem. The threaded hole I expected to put a zerk into doesn't like me.

Tomorrow I'll pick up a tap so I can fix the #^%&* hole.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 03:28 AM

I got up early; made a cup of joe; fired up The Coupe With A Truck Block and enjoyed a nice half day taking in the Camp Pendleton CFC Car show...TCWATB too 2nd place in class, beating out a much nicer 34 2 door sedan.

There was a CHERRY 65 SWB pickup for sale... $16K, brand new restoration (30K invested, claimed by the owner), and it looked like it... 283/3ontree, leather interior.

I gave it my best shot to get my wife to buy it, for her... NO WAY, she said... darn.
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 04:03 AM

I've been preparing to go on our vacation. Monday we're leaving for Bermuda for a week. With the animals my wife has collected, it takes alot of preparation to leave for a week. I can't wait, it's been years since I've gone on a real vacation. No work, no trucks, no chores, no farm, no weird weather. I'm coming back sunburnt wearing a full beard with a bigger beer gut than I have now. Gonna watch the women and waves for hours without a care in the world. Once we get there my wife can wind down and start to enjoy herself, she worries too much about things. She's triple checking our suitcase as I type. All I need is a swim suit(LOL) and hope the locals don't try pushing me back into the ocean trying to save me (fat joke). I better go see if I can get in her way,
Scott
Posted By: Mainer54

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 04:03 AM

Getting ready for winter here in Maine. Picked up a load of gravel in my '54 3600 and filled the potholes on the private dirt road I live on to get it ready for snow plowing. Next weekend though the wrenches come out, and I'm planning on stripping it to the frame for the winter body-work and painting project. Hope to have new truck in the spring - of course that might mean it just hauled it's last load of gravel wink .
Posted By: GARYS

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 06:57 AM

started taking aprt the winshield of my 50 chevy friday night....having to work all weekend ,,should be able to get in some time in on turkey day...gobble,,gobble.!!!..taking out whats left of the rubber round it so i can wire wheel it and repair the window trim for the new rubbers...major repair ahead, my wife thinks that me and my truck are basket casses...lol...i wanted a project truck i said to the wife,,and i really got alot of work ahead of me...this is my first (500.00)truck!!!...you'll here at the bolt have been very nice ...much appreciated.....regards ........gary
Posted By: volzfan59

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 09:58 AM

My days off are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I got my sons truck running (new head), had to play with thermostats a little. Went to Sears Saturday when I got up (work midnight shift) and bought a new air compressor, 6hp/150 psi/33 gal. on sale for $299.00 with impact, socket and hammer and assories.
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 02:26 PM

Junker! Come back to the light! At least we are on this side of the grass!

Had to work at the hospital yesterday, going to church, breakfast, and nap. Then finish cleaning shop to start on next project of the "ol truck". Maybe trim some bushes to start hanging a few lights also.

Got most of my Christmas wish list written down, parts and more parts. I love the putting together thing. Ben

popcorn The Truth is Out There (Bermuda now that sounds nice grin )
Posted By: Skooter

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 02:58 PM

Replaced the fuel pressure regulator on the '67. Hope to increase mpg from 15 to around 20. Truck has one of the early 90's Vortec engines that are prone to leaking FPRs and wasting fuel. Will see what happens.
Posted By: dale937

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 03:13 PM

Went looking for parts for the 55 on Sat.(fuse block,digital dash,etc.)Stopped to see a friend of mine who builds street rods.He is just starting on a 32 Phord pickup,which will have a big block Chevy and Turbo 400 in it.Looks like about a years worth of work to do.Very interesting day.
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 04:39 PM

I drove my truck home from work... Saturday morning...

I got a email message from UPS that the parts I ordered are en route...

right now I'm reading the 'bolt and chevytalk while listening to the alison krauss & union station live concert dvd in the background... and pondering breakfast.

-W
Posted By: joker

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 04:53 PM

I like AK too,,,,,,
Posted By: cgresham1212

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 05:59 PM

Saturday - finished up getting all the interior lights working and took my granddaughter to see The Incredibles. Today I'll attempt to find fuel gauge problem; not for sure if it is gauge or sender since I had a mix of 6 and 12 volt bulbs in dash. Truck is now 12 volts, hence most of those problems.
Posted By: slomoe

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 06:28 PM

been working on my GMC Ralley Van with a 6.2 in it, been forever it seems. Think I am down to the last repairs before I take the old gal on a shakedown cruise to Chicago next weekend. Got a new great nephew that was born last week. But I did have a stovebolt moment yesterday. I gave a couple old jewelery boxes to my two youngest daughters. In one, I found the title to my 41 Chevy truck. Back to the van for now. Mike
Posted By: Brian56

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sun Nov 21 2004 07:46 PM

Got a call at 345 am that our youngest daughter was on her way to the hospital to give birth to our 3rd grandchild (a girl). Her husband and our oldest daughter is with her while we baby sit the other two grandkids. Almost 2:00 pm and no news to report yet---yep, quite an exciting weekend! grin
Posted By: Slow..Rider

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 12:14 AM

Here in wisconsin its deer hunting season.Itook the week off not to hunt but to hope fully work on my trucks.I spent a half a day at a junk yard searching for vehicles that arent there anymore but have been crushed.Now i just heard that in the area i useualy hunt that some one is rideing around on an atv shooting hunters.So far 5 dead 8 injured and 12 missing.The shooter is still at large.Even if i dont get much done this week im thankfull i didnt go hunting.
Posted By: Tight66Flareside

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 12:33 AM

Me and the wife sanded down the sides, fenders, front-board, and tailgate of our 66 c10 stepside and epoxy primered them. It's been a productive weekend
Posted By: J.H.Proffit

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 04:00 AM

Got under the 39 to take a photo for classic finn and fount one rear spring shackle was commin' apart!!!!

So sick as I am got the truck jacked up and blacksmith'd the mess into something safe.....till I can get a new shackle set!

Man I'm glad it didn't come apart in the Freeway!!!!!!!!

It's Jaccuzi time!!! I know not too hot......
Posted By: JunkYardFrog

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 04:47 AM

Quote
Originally posted by Slow..Rider:
So far 5 dead 8 injured and 12 missing.The shooter is still at large.Even if i dont get much done this week im thankfull i didnt go hunting.
Aw crud....

Why isn't this story getting national attention???

:confused:
Posted By: Joy

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 12:02 PM

This weekend was a Stovebolt weekend for us. Tony sold his engine and Stovebolter Ed came from Ill. to pick it up. His two brother inlaws came with him. Than Stovebolter Tim Sager and his wife Lori, came to visit from 200 miles from us. We had a ball. Sunday morning I got the 45 2 ton out and gave Lori a ride around the block, than Tony and Tim took a ride. I wanted Tim to drive it but his rule is to not drive anyone elses truck, just in case. :rolleyes: They are good Stovebolters and I hope to see them again next summer.
Posted By: BradB

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 02:21 PM

Back to the school grind after a week off. (That's besides working full time.) No chance to mess with the truck for a few weeks again. This class is website construction, so guess what my website is all about! Once I get it done, I will see if my ISP allows me enough hosting space to put it out on the web. Then you can all see what I'm up to with the '47 panel.
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 03:38 PM

COEJunkie - Well, I certainly hope things improved smile . If not, just think of what a fond memory it will make as you retell you Stovebolt Tales!

The reason I stick it up on Saturday "Whadja Do?" -- well, I can't even remember what I did on Saturday after Sunday gets started. That's why it's a weekend report -- it can last until ... the next weekend!!

Cheeze.

Peg
grin
Posted By: Oldtmy 48

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 07:45 PM

I drove the 48 up on the ramps to adjust the clutch last week and then it started raining and snowing. After a couple of days of snow and rain, the ramps sank into the ground and my truck is parked in a lake. So much for the clutch. I was supposed to take pictures of my e-brake system for fellow stovebloter Hans, but I couldn't hold my breath long enough to get a shot off smile Sorry Hans!! I will tie the tractor to it and drag it to dry land and get those shots for you. Scott, I am interested in your mileage problems with your Vortec truck. I have a 99 I just traded for and its only getting 11 mpg with normal driving. Its a 3/4 ton, crew cab, 4x4 with a 5.7, but I think that is should be a little better than that. I e-mailed Hotrod Lincoln and he gave me some ideas to try, but I have been rained out. I neeeeeeed a shop.
Ralph
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 08:59 PM

Sunday I picked up a 3/8s-24 tap and fixed the buggered zerk hole. Cleaned things up a bit, put it together and squirted in some grease.

Today I drive my '55 1st Suburban to work for the first time is several months.

Several months ago I started remodeling the kitchen. This next weekend I'm supposed to finish it. Any Stovebolt related activity next weekend will be chasing parts for the kitchen...
Posted By: Tommy

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 22 2004 10:18 PM

Sanded primer on the cab,and doors. I Swear one day I will get this truck painted and put back together. The Warden wants a new house, so I gotta get the truck put back together. She doesn't understand 6/12's doesn't leave a lot of free time. LOL!! I must be nuts.
Posted By: Fahr

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 23 2004 12:15 AM

well, let's see... went and picked up a bunch of stuff from my parent's before they move to wyoming, includeing a 69 Datsun 1600 roadster, and a cast iron stove, bunches of leggo's for my almost 4 year old...

On the way back to Austin from Kansas, stopped by a fellow bolter in Ennis (tree91) and picked up a wonderful replacement engine for Gus, still in the truckbed under the tarp cause of all this darn rain... but I'll get it unlodaded tonight, one way or another... thanks stovebolt, swapmeet saves the day!

-Mike R.
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 23 2004 12:42 AM

Thanks Mike! That's what the Swap Meet is for -- glad it helped you.

About all I accomplished old truck wise (I attempted nothing on either Stovebolt) was to frig unsuccessfully with the inoperable taillights of a certain F-350 that was left on the doorstep of the Stovebolt Headquarters a couple of weeks ago.

I did chain the '60 M-101 military trailer to the back of the tractor to haul leaves in -- does that count for anything??

Rain here today. Wet horses stink!
John
Posted By: joker

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 23 2004 01:00 AM

do you ever just burn the leaves?
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 23 2004 02:00 AM

Fred,

Next fall when you and Carolyn come visit, you'll see why we don't burn leaves.

I remember as a kid raking leaves in the yard to burn - and it was fun - and an easy way to get rid of them. We had a normal size yard and a normal amoutn of leaves.

We have a LOT of leaves.

You'll see.

Peg
Posted By: GMONIZ

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 23 2004 02:21 AM

Went up to our weekend home and cleaned up the garage. I have a lot of parts and they needed to be sorted and boxed for future use. Wow, I have been collecting a lot of parts! Got my digital camera to work and starting taking the pictures that I have wanted to take for a long time. Thought about getting the suburban running just to get it warm, but it got dark and I was tired. I did manage to get to the 1939 tail lights and sort out the best for installation on the burb. I tried the 1940 signal lights in the rear, I think they are too small for the application and will look just fine in the front on top of the fender for front signals.
Posted By: 4ontheFloor

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Wed Nov 24 2004 12:29 AM

Letsee,
Saturday we had an 8 person dinner party and feasted on stuffed roasted game hens, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and rolls, with apple crisp & whipped cream for dessert. My wife is a heck of a cook. smile Sunday I took the bbq grill propane tank to be filled with the stovebolt, propane is $2/gallon around here. Found out by accident that the headlight on my motorcycle blew out last time I was out riding when I moved it so I could do a woodworking project in the garage. I'm building a piece of furniture for a friend out of birch, a combination of plywood and solid pieces cut out of a plank. I've been enjoying my new planer and router table.
Posted By: Sedgewick

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Wed Nov 24 2004 01:00 AM

Went into my garage and said hello to my 53 then walked next door to my neighbor's garage and spoke to my 49. Too many wet leaves on the road to want to drive and if i do i don't have room to clean them off. Sure miss driving them though, hopefully soon.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Wed Nov 24 2004 01:02 AM

Ate some food, watched some racing, ate some more food then watched some football. Oh, I got a 2nd place trophy at the car show too.

WOO HOO, Rusty owns the top of page 2!!!!
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Wed Nov 24 2004 04:56 AM

Spent Saturday getting my loader tractor put back together in case it does decide to snow. Had to replace the manifold on a 1953 Minneapolis Moline UB. The replacement was off a newer tractor, and although it bolted right up, there were still a couple differences to work out. Needed to shorten up the throttle linkage and mess with the muffler a little bit.

The '47 is put away for the winter, but a couple other things are in the shop to work on- a John Deere tractor, and a IH (sorry guys!)truck. We'll have to see how much I actually get accomplished. I'm involved in too many other things!

Have a great Thanksgiving!!
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Sat Nov 27 2004 06:54 PM

My wife and I drove the Chickbolt to Willcox Arizona for lunch, then to Sierra Vista for the evening, then drove back to the coast the next morning, around 1100 miles total.

We stopped at a car dealer in Escondido and looked at Impala's. They even have two of those funny looking ssr? pukeup's there...

I decided I want an Impala SS to drive to work.
Posted By: Matt McD

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 29 2004 08:05 PM

well, let's do the whole week, since that was my vacation, but to save y'all some aggravation, I'll just cover the auto-related stuff.

Tuesday, drove 5 hours to pick up the girlfriend in the Olds. she purred like a kitten at 80 mph over back country roads to Purdue and got me 24 mpg. Pretty happy about that

Wednesday-sunday, cleaned out the pole barn (with a small break to fix the olds, which I'll explain later). Now there's enough room to bring the CJ out from the old house and put both it and the truck in there

Wednesday - it snowed. Had some fun with the Olds and the truck in the snow. I realized why people don't drive trucks in the winter. can you say NO traction? And that's granny clutching and with new tires.

Friday - the Olds bumper fell off! yeah, that's right, the aluminum core rotted through on the left side, and that side was hanging about a foot lower than the right, which was also rotting. That's why I took a break from cleaning the pole barn, I shoved everything out of the way, pulled in the Olds and got to work. Had to bolt 2 aluminum plates to the core support of the bumper to mount the 8 mounting screws that bolt into the frame horns. Now the darn thing won't EVER come off.

Saturday - got into a race with my g/f's dad eek Yeah, that's right. He asked how fast my car was, and he wanted to race me with his ford. Yeah, that's right. It was a draw, but he was pretty amazed at the smoke pouring out of the rearend.

Sunday - drove back to school frown
Posted By: JunkYardFrog

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Mon Nov 29 2004 08:16 PM

This post predicts the future!!!

wink

My sons and I will be attending the John Force Holiday Car Show!

smile

http://www.johnforce.com/

If you click the "Holiday Car Show" link on the left side of the page, and then click on the "John Force Holiday Car Show 2003 Coverage" link at the top of that page you will see some very cool Southern CA trucks and cars....

Got flames?

grin
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 12:57 AM

After dusting off some turkey and pie I used a Stovebolt Friday to collect some parts from Ace. And then bought myself some time to play with my trucks by painting the kitchen and putting in new cabinets.

That went over well enough I might get a new shop out of the deal...
Posted By: kb3csw

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 01:50 AM

Well I'll add to the topic for weekend of 27/28. The 54 was popping back thru the carburator. So I pulled the valve cover and found I apparently didn't tighten the lock nut on #5 exhaust valve. Got lucky adjust screw and lock nut laying right there undamaged. Push rod undamaged. Threads in rocker arm damaged, had to wait until monday to get tap to restore threads. Rethreaded put adjuster back in place everything seems fine. Must remmember to double check all lock nuts in future. No Damage I'm Happy.
Posted By: Bill Marlow

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 02:32 AM

11/27-Thought I'd take the oportunity to get to get the 46 out and run up to the "refreshment" store. Immediately dissapointed though. Turned over slow and had to use the charger to get it going. Let it fun for a while and then drove it to the store. The motor runs great but I am still having trouble with the clutch and it wouldn't start at the store. I had to roll start it, luckily I parked it on a grade. So it was nice to get the beast out for a spin, but I still have some problems to work on. I guess with these old trucks there is always something that needs to be done.
Posted By: 61Apache 10

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 02:38 AM

I'm looking forward to this weekend. After tomorrow my life will be back to normal. NO MORE EXAMS!!!! I'm excited. I had my truck taken away as some might remember in an earlier post and I actually got it back early. My parents were pleased with my progress in school. This weekend will be the best of all, Saturday I’m going snowboarding up at Whistler and Sunday is homework (EWWW!!) and workin' on the 'bolt (YAY!!). I love winter. Working on the truck in 2 Degree Celsius weather and snowboarding. Hope you all have a good weekend and the rest of the week.
Posted By: dave s

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 03:36 PM

Well, spent time most of the weekend trying to re-do my 2 car garage. Built a new work bench, the 1 that was there when I bought the house was too low. I'm going to try to hang my compressor between the rafters to get some room. The shelves that held most of the small parts from the 50 I stripped down to the frame collasped and dumped everything on the floor. I'm trying to get enought room to store the 49, tear down the 56 235 on the stand, and keep the wife's van inside during the winter. Had to take daughter's #1 and #2 to urgent care Sat morning, #1 has strep throat, #2 just a cold and sore throat. Spent the rest of the weekend catering to the needs of sick kids.
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Bolters Weekend Report - Nov 20 / 21 - Whaja Do? - Tue Nov 30 2004 04:51 PM

Life at the Corn's hectic as usual but I did take a couple hrs to start working on installing my 16 gal. Summit Racing gas tank. I have started taking pictures of the process and will be writing a tech tip article. Pretty straight forward but learning as I go. Ben

popcorn The Truth is Out There (Simple but there is just a few mods. to frame cross members)
Posted By: John Milliman

Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 12:48 AM

Okay, yooos guys. Lots of you had good weather.

What kind of truck stuff did you accomplish / try / wish for / dream up / scheme up ...

I was able to work on the big '49 but not too much. Taking 3 steering columns and making one good one (hopefully). Mostly just got one disassembled and cleaned. The second I'll use as a "how do I put this back together?"

The rest of the weekend was family, shooting various fire arms with male family members, and then working in the trees!

How 'bout you?

John
Posted By: Sawby4president

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 12:54 AM

put the carb back on my '68 C60. Snapped off a stud and didnt replace teh gasket, so I have a non-sealed, 3-studded rochester two barrel on my smallblock...could this be why it's running like crap all of a sudden?
Posted By: Shipwright

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 12:57 AM

Installed a universal crossmember under my T5 tranny yesterday. I had a really bad vibration at about 70mph. It seemed to help alot but there is still a vibration there. I think the driveshaft is out of balance :mad: (brand new). Drove the truck to run some errands. Got lots of compliments.
Posted By: Brian56

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 01:00 AM

Mine had been under restoration for almost three years--I drove it to my very first car show! smile
Posted By: John Milliman

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 01:08 AM

Congrats Brian!! Great feeling, isn't it?

What Peggy (um, I mean ME!!) forgot to mention above is that Saturday, instead of going to the ATHS show in Frederick, I went with some of the other ATHS guys to the Tool Collectors' Field Day at Parlett's. I had the only Stovebolt there, but the other guys brought a Binder fire truck, a fifty-something F100 and a B-61 Mack (The one I missed in the sealed bid auction by SIX BUCKS frown )

John
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 01:28 AM

went and drove my 52 like I have never driven it,,blew the cob webbs out of it,,, purring like a sweet kat,,,,,tinker with the gear shift a little, still cant get it just like I want it,,,Fred
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 01:48 AM

I hauled 4 ton of lime chips on one of the old 48's to continue building a block retaining wall. I also went to the old bone cracker twice this week. Took the wife plant shopping in the 64 and today took her out for supper (Mom's day ritual) in the Impala. The bad part was when a freind of mine brought his Corvette over because I'm gonna put a crate engine in it. At least I don't have to work on the brakes (yet). I really don't like working on 'Vettes, but atleast it's a mid-70's era which is a little easier to work on. Oh, yeah, I mowed and mowed and mowed.......
Scott
Posted By: Jerry A

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 01:51 AM

Went to a local cruise on Friday evening; new carbs were acting up. Got up Saturday AM and fixed the carb issue. Spent all day waxing and polishing. Went to another local cruise spot on Saturday evening. Surprise; it rained hard on my new wax job. Got up Sunday AM and wiped some water spots off the ole girl. I also installed my new steering wheel and put chrome 'claw' tips on my new dual exhaust. (Wife was out of town so I had plenty of time to play.)
Posted By: Stingray

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 03:15 AM

I finally put a center seat belt in the '49. So, for the first time, our now 1 yr old son took his first long ride in one of our trucks! My parents came along (driving my dad's '54 dOrf f-100). We had a picnic at the state park, then did about a 50 (+) mile cruise through the country. Yeah, weather was perfect!!
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 03:21 AM

work work work at home depot very busy. did pickup a t-5 trans and a new stainless gas tank for the rear of the truck. was beautiful here also. wish i had gotten my mg out was that kind of day but i was afraid i would jinks it for everyone else. ron
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 03:59 AM

Saturday was dominated by my daughter's prep for her Senior Prom. Today has been all about Mother's Day.

I did sneak a few minutes in, carrying a tape measure, square and angle finder to work out some details of my frame swap project. Real measurements do change the picture sometime! And I ran several errands driving the 'OldSub'.

I have arranged that Memorial Day weekend will be about truck projects.
Posted By: HardyRestoration

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 04:48 AM

Rained, and rained, and rained.

Wend to the driving range though with my girlfriend. I don't know really anything about golf, but it was fun to hit the ball about 300 yards. After that, I looked at my hand and it was torn up. Now I'm having a hard time typing because my left ring finger does not work smile .

My truck, like i said, just got a *spring shower*

Sure would like to get my seats any day now.
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 06:25 AM

worked on the landing craft mosta the day [I'll hafta post about that when time grin ], but took a couple hours out to buzz to the local swap meet and show just to see if I could spend any money grin got a real nice 12v fan on a ball swivel stand that'll prolly go in the boat wheelhouse - you hot rod guys can drool over the pics of outrageously expensive parts someone didn't sell grin

Bill
Posted By: Oldtmy 48

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 04:13 PM

Loaded my camping stuff in the 48 and we met my inlaws out at the ranch and had a small overnight camping trip. Mostly we just ate greasy food fried in bacon grease and watched the kids play in the dirt. I saved you all some dutch oven baking powder biscuits. Had a few chores to do when we got back to the house Sunday afternoon. Loaded up the horse and went right back to the ranch to throw some of the neighbors heifers out, trimmed my horses feet, replaced a board in my stock trailer, and unloaded cleaned my camping gear. I did glue the carper back up on the 48 floorboard.
Ralph
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 04:19 PM

Sunday the 8th:
Workin' on my '65: I installed the new dial indicator holder on the steering column... after taking the dial out of the old broken holder and wiggling it into the new one, then mountin' it up.
Installed a new dimmer headlight switch on the floor.

Then I tried installing the many brake cables and parts for my parking brake system.... nothing worked. I had to take it all off. I'm confused and rather irate.

-W
Posted By: Jon Arnett

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 05:06 PM

Saturday the 7th-

Fixed the leak on the '50's torque tube.

Sunday the 8th-

Hauled a load of mulch from the woods and spread it around the hosta plants around the house. Tried to pull out a rotten stump with the granny gear and broke the snap rope and a clevis on the log chain. Guess I'll have to let the stump rot a little more.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 05:08 PM

Finsihed notching and boxing the GM crossmember to clear the mechanical fuel pump I am using on the V8. Next is to finish the subframe welding and start on brake lines.
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 05:20 PM

Really Great early summer weather in Fairbanks, mid-60s to 70 ;~) Yard work, better half raked dead grass from yard then I mowered it. Painted more boards for the Pergola. Started taking the '51 panel apart (parts rig). Shoveled a ton of pea gravel. Ran the 55.1 on Thursday night, first time out this summer........

Buddy
Posted By: 8trackdude

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 05:27 PM

Well...I didn't drive the '51 at all this weekend. I drove it to work Friday, and while going to lunch it died on me. I narrowed it down to one of the electronic ignition components (which one I don't know :mad: ). I bought a new module and that didn't work. So, a guy from work helped me tow it from the intersection where it was sitting. Dad and I then spent a couple of hours getting the points dizzy back in and getting it to run right. So, now I'm questioning my decision to run electronic ignition. I know it is more dependable as long as everything works, but when one of those electronic parts goes, forget it. With points, you can always make it home.
Posted By: stea

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 05:49 PM

Installed the new Aluminum radiator, hoses and ran the tranny cooling lines. Ponded whether or not I should start installing the wiring kit but after looking at it for awhile I decided to wait till next weekend.
Posted By: Oly Kutznsandz

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 06:55 PM

We had a memorial service for my father on Friday so about all I got done was starting to build a crate for my new windshield for the 62. I picked the windshield up for a song but I'm not ready to install it so I'm crating it up to protect it until it is time to install it. I'm thinking I will have a glass shop do the install and that way if anything goes wrong they can buy a new windshield. cool
Posted By: Sublime

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 07:53 PM

I took a break from my truck this weekend and went on a 4 day fishing trip with 3 of my buddies. We flew up to Prince Rupert and went north from there. We were fishing right on the Alaska border. Had awsome weather and caught lots of fish. ( Halibut, cod, red snapper and other ground fish. We even caught an octopus. Plus in one spot that we fished we got a stick caught in the line and while we were reeling in the line we noticed a small ling cod on the end. As we were untaglling the stick a bald eagle swooped down grabbed the fish, hook, lure and flasher and flew away. The eagle snapped the line and was flying away with the flasher trailing 3 feet behind. Later while trolling in the same spot we noticed the flasher stuck up in a tree ( no eagle, he left the hook behind)I did have dreams about sanding my truck though smile Have a look at the fishing pictures here
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sublime589/album?.dir=/3275
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 07:58 PM

I scrubbed at least a years worth of dust, dirt and misc types of spray paint off The Ox. I also simple greened the engine and wiped off a bunch of grease and grime.

I also found that my exhaust was falling off, so I retorqued all the mounting hardware.

I test drove it down to the local autozone and picked up oil and filters for my wifes POS, then remembered that I already changed the oil on it... must have blacked that portion of my life out...
Posted By: dale937

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 08:05 PM

Got a good start on refurbishing the garage,(shop).My son and one of his friends came out and we insulated the upper half of the shop.Ordered new insulated doors for it,should be here in 3 weeks.Gonna insulate and panel the lower half,as time permits.Then install a couple gas heaters.
Posted By: Sublime

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 08:25 PM

Here is the link to fishing trip in case the last one dosn,t work
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sublime589/album?.dir=3275&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sublime589/my_photos
Posted By: Richard G.

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 09:21 PM

Finally got the Beast up on jackstands to check out the frontend, and my judgement from the short drive I had in it (it takes up all 6 lanes of a 6 lane highway), was confirmed as I found everything loose. Did I mention the original tie rod ends? I am so looking forward to replacing kingpins...

Does it ever end?

Richard
58 3104 (The Beast)
Posted By: Norselander

Re: Weekend Stovebolt Report - May 6, 7, 8 - Mon May 09 2005 10:03 PM

Dismantled the 305E V6 in preparation for it's trip to China.
Posted By: John Milliman

Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 03:33 PM

Okie yous guys. What did you do on or with your truck(s) this weekend. We got off to a great start. We've been building a run-in shed and have been hauling the generator and tools down to the work-site in the back of the '49. It's been working out great until THIS weekend.

So, now we've got the battery hooked up to a charger. Might need to find out what caused it to short out. But that's later. Got to finish that run-in (90% done so far / Saturday). It rained like cats and dogs all day yesterday and would those goofy horses come into the run-in .... NOOOOOOOOOO :rolleyes: . Had to coax them with carrots and feed. They came; they ate; they left.

frown

And I was soaking wet.

Oh, but the Masey Ferguson tractor bucket did come in handy to carry all our stuff to the work site. So ... we are charging on!

Will report progress on the '49. Will NOT report progress on the Belgians :p

John
Posted By: bessie

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 03:41 PM

Funny you should ask. I was just thinking. What the heck am I doing reading the stovebolt page when I could be..............on the truck.

So off I go. I need to fix the leak where my speedomoter goes in to the turbo 350. Or I could sandblast my wheels, start on my wiring harness, paint my inner fenders....

I'll report back after I've figured out what I'm doing.

Mrs. wants me to dig up and split day lillies and I also have to blow out my water sprinkler.
Posted By: Wally in Montana

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 04:52 PM

I have planned a little metering rod adjustment on my Rochester Monojet today. At mid-speeds, it will fade a bit when I step on the gas before picking up speed. It doesn't do that when I give it a little choke. So, I think the metering rod needs to come up a tad.

But first, we'll drive around town in the '48 to look at options for a gas fireplace insert.

(Somehow this laptop got a different login account that I once set up. I think I have more than 2 posts!)
Posted By: 49Brian

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 04:55 PM

I am headed out to drive one of mine.
Posted By: 46 In Progress

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 05:45 PM

We are minutes away from using the 46 for an X-mas card backdrop....just remember...only 6 more weeks to X-mas....

Then maybe a drive around the area and a garage clean up.
Posted By: J.H.Proffit

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 05:57 PM

The West coast choppers 'NO LOVE' party is today !!! Sooooo
@ 0'dark:30 I had to move most of our stovebolts out to block the shop doors and a parking place for us today before all the UPPY Aholes and wanna be's show'dup to fill every spot for miles!
If you leave a door open they just walkin and say 'Is this more of Jesse's stuff?' or 'What's that?' or 'Can I use the can?' and some don't ask...many argue when you ask them to GET THE F### OUTTA HERE!! So today is a ZOO

Tomorrow the 39 takes us to a swapmeet and Z's Boxin' class
Posted By: In2deep

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 06:32 PM

Looks like I am going to continue the stripping of the Cab.

Also I will try to make th garage a functioning Garage. I bought several cabinets and shelves. They are up, now I just need to sort stuff and fill them while throwing out all of the junk.
Posted By: mugsy

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 06:34 PM

After several days of hard starting, I found loose terminals on my dizzy cap and slightly black plugs. Changed the cap and cleaned the plugs yesterday afternoon. She fired right up with no hesitation but, after advancing timing and leaning it out a bit, I noticed there was quite a bit of vacuum at the dipstick tube.
Time to do a compression test and a leakdown. Thought I'd do that today but, it's raining AGAIN! here in what used to be sunny SoCal...
-David
Kustoms-and-Sleds
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 07:49 PM

QUESTION!!!! Trying to put the front disc brakes on from CPP installed the brackets and they do not look right. The picture show's the bracket on the outside of the spindle (tire side) but the D. :mad: directions says put them on the inside. Which to me in the MIDWEST would be the side between the spindle and frame. Where did you guys put the bracket???

Got the transmission member rebuilt because of the MC unit. Letting paint dry before bolting back up. Got a brace welded in the back crossmember so I can cut the member out for the 16 gal fuel tank. Got all 4 rubber frame bumbers installed. Got gas tank straps made and painted.

Took Maws to party, and going back to shop.

popcorn The Truth is Out There (Seen 2 bucks (deer) taken off of the back woods. They still haven't got big boy. Sounds like WW 3 outside)
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 08:15 PM

Used a Stovebolt this morning to take the teenage son out to breakfast. He's been a little quiet lately, and I wanted to get him out where he might talk a little more. His best friend has just started dating. My son in 15 and I think he's seeing changes in his life coming and wondering if he is ready...

Next is pulling some suspension parts off one frame to use on another. I bought all new shackles and stuff, and will be using the springs off this frame to replace broken ones on my Suburban.

Then its assure that everything has adequate anti-freeze before it starts freezing around here.

And finally, I need to remove teh rear valance panel from my Suburban because Metalman is hopefully going to use it as a pattern for making new ones.

Later in the day I hope to take my wife out for dinner, but probably not in a Stovebolt...
Posted By: The 3100 Rule

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 08:25 PM

Old Sub, GOSH DARN! That is the best use of any mode of transportation that I have ever heard of!

So far this weekend, I changed the right rear wheel cylinder and painted one wheel. I have to get back at it, paint another wheel and replace the left rear wheel cylinder.
Posted By: Jed

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 08:38 PM

Started tearing the front clip off of the 46 to replace the motor. NO FUN! Anyone want to drop by and help, feel free! Hope to have it back on the street in the next couple of weeks. The 52 will hit the pavement tomorrow morning barring no snow. It's 32 degress at noon, too darn cold to be twisting a wrench.
Posted By: joker

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 09:55 PM

nothing ......
Posted By: Matt Beal

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:02 PM

I've pulled the front leaf springs and I'm waiting to get a torch to take off the rears (wouldn't you know that the last time grease had been in the spring eyes was when they left the factory...). Today the motor is coming out and that'll leave, well, a pair of rails in the driveway eek
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:13 PM

popcorn has a question back to the top. popcorn The Truth is Out There (I NEEEEEEED the truth)
Posted By: 61Apache 10

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:14 PM

same as joker. Nothing.
Posted By: 64fleetside

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:18 PM

I visited an ancient junkyard, mostly forgotten, scored the radiator shrouding & a breather, now I'm cleaning it up, making new seals for shrouding, off to the Zone for a filter if this breather blasts OK. All this for the "new" 64 w/230. It now has a floor in the bed! Brian
Posted By: JunkYardFrog

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:24 PM

Quote
Originally posted by 46 in progress:
1. We are minutes away from using the 46 for an X-mas card backdrop....

2. just remember...only 6 more weeks to X-mas....
1. Great idea!

smile

2. Hey. Knock that off!

grin
Posted By: JunkYardFrog

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:28 PM

I'm thinkin' about driving my son's '62 over to Pep Boys to buy some oil....

For the '62!

wink

It's not leaking more than a drop or two (LOL) and it's not smoking, so I can't figure out where that oil is going....

:confused:
Posted By: JunkYardFrog

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 10:31 PM

Quote
Originally posted by mugsy:
I noticed there was quite a bit of vacuum at the dipstick tube.
hmmm

What would cause that?

And could that possibly be a way to lose oil?
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sat Nov 13 2004 11:05 PM

Popcorn, look at this picture.
picture
Also go to my website for tips. Click on "54GMC", then "Front suspension"
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 12:03 AM

Thanks Cletis!! AND besides "ME" being a big OLD DUMMY I went to Classic Performance Tech Page and there was PICTURES!!! @#@$%@##@ So between your help and tech pictures the brakes are happily installed.

popcorn The Truth is Out There ($%#!*&^%$ I feel better now thank you grin ) Cletis I downed loaded your picture I hope thats Ok. Ben
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 01:58 AM

Well its almost five and I think time to quite for the day! I don't want to allow my hobby to completely control my life...

I accomplished part of my list, the springs are removed from the parts frame. The recipient is parked next to it, and I did spray penetrating oil on everything I could reach without lifting the truck.

I also got anti-freeze in the one I knew needed it, and replaced some burned plug wires on that same one.

I might have gotten further but the wife wanted me to help her run an errand. While out we saw a big buck standing beside the road. After we passed, and a car going the other way passed, he just sauntered across the road. No hunting here, we're being overrun by game animals and more.
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 02:36 AM

I hauled 6 tons of fill dirt in one of my 48's and had to unload it by hand. That's why I'm sitting here in front of the computer. My poor old back,
Scott
Posted By: mugsy

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 02:36 AM

J.Y.F.,
That's what I'm trying to figure out. I posted the question over in Engine/Driveline.
Didn't get to check compression and stuff today. Instead, I went and found a longer speedo cable and installed as well as a new driven gear. Haven't had a speedo since removing the 4spd for T5 conversion. Seems accurate, the rpms match the speedo pretty close.
There's always tomorrow to check compression. I've been saying that for a long time. Maybe therein lies my problem! grin Ah well, maybe I'll have good 'cause and reason to build the 225hp 292 I've been thinking of. cool
-David
Posted By: Tony M

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 04:12 AM

Showed our replaced commuter car that I am selling again today. This guy has been tirekicking like he was spending big money or something. Geez, buy it already. I need the dang money.
Maybe I can spend a little money on the truck if I sell it. It sure will help clear the driveway some. Washed it, shined it, did the dang windows, again...
Posted By: J.H.Proffit

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 04:20 AM

Oh It's so nice not to have to commute!!!

Muchless need a car to do it in

Thanks for remindin' me Tony........
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 04:31 AM

was going to take a friend to a casino but she had other thigs to get done. since i bankroll the trips and don't have to now i have started looking at seat covers for the 54 now that i don't have spend money on her. will drive the 54 sunday glad i didn/t put it away yet. ron
Posted By: Fran and Gord

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 06:49 AM

I surfed the web while Fran cleaned the workshop. grin
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 07:49 AM

I drove home from work... then later in the daytime I put gas in my '65 c10... stopped by the hardware store... came home. smile

-W
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 04:09 PM

Aside from all the stuff Peggy mentioned at the top, I did manage to get the '49 3800 started, drove it around to warm it up (and charge the battery) and then I changed the oil and filter. Did that late yesterday. I was feeling pretty good, so I decide to replace the spacer between the carb and the intake manifold -- it was broken in two places and cracked in a third! That could explain a few things...

So, feeling like John the Master Mechanic, I filled the antifreeze and water back in the JD 420 and tried to start it (the one I've been slowly trying to repair since it hit a tree back in the spring) -- no joy. no spark at the plugs. Could the coil have gone bad? I might borrow the coil out of the '49 and try that later today if I get all my farmwork done I need to do.

Happy Sunday! -- beautiful, clear and cold day here on the Mid Atlantic Coast! I've been up since about 0630 working on new Links and redesigning the Homepage (the site is getting a makeover/refresh for 2005 to celebrate our 10th year) and now I'm sick of sitting infront of the computer and I want to go play outside.

John
Posted By: In2deep

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 05:53 PM

Minor update.

Garage is all in order looks good.

WARNING: AIR CRAFT STRIPPER WILL BURN YOUR SKIN

(duh)
"hey there is something cold and wet all down the inside of my arm?" hmm... (1,...2,...) "Yeeeoooowwwww... get it off of me get it off of me!!"
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Sun Nov 14 2004 07:05 PM

I piled a bunch of junk into the back of The Ox, then bent my garage door because the garage door opener got caught on one of the boxes. I did take The Coupe With a Truck Block (TCWATB) out for a spin down the freeway after drilling out a broken intake manifold bolt... got it up to 105 on the I-15.
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 12:01 AM

After yesterday, we went to Church and of course our Sunday ritual go to Bob Evans for breakfast! Then I TOOK A NAP.

Having to cook for 5 parties between Thanksgiving and Christmas all at the house. I and checkbook went to Krogers and scarfed up Hams and Turkeys. Rearranged freezer looked in at "the truck" smiled, and thought; what a great weekend!!

popcorn The Truth is Out There (Have a great week Gang) Ben
Posted By: COEjunkie

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 12:56 AM

Spent most of the day trying to find those d@^^n sway bar brackets I learned from my other thread, that I was missing! Still did not find them! :mad: Seems like I just can't get this thing done! :rolleyes:
Posted By: J.H.Proffit

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 01:32 AM

I was feelin' kindda bad so we took the 66 to the swapmeet...
Easer to drive than the 39 if Z hassta drive me home

Alls well til we go to start the POS up and go to br'fst with VW Nate THEN IT WON'T START!!!

My stuff starts....always....I'm ****!!! So I go out lookin' for help AND Find several guys.....headed back for the truck my wife is waving her arms...BIG SMILE.... I fixed it Sure was! It was runnin'!! She crawled under the dash and found a loose connection and fixed it

I am gonna trade this thing for a Toyota I PROMISE!!!
Posted By: garyg

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 01:35 AM

worked most of the day saturday on this computer. a friend sent me a virus in a download that corrupted the cd-rom driver files. it took me 3 nights to fix it, but here i am. saturday my son and i made plans on how to rebuild a 66 short stepside i just got and plans on how to wrap up and finish the 55 first series. we didn't get much done, just a lot of talk, and that was great!
Posted By: truckernix

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 01:41 AM

I just finished replacing the rear cab support brace on the driver's side. It is now spot welded in place and the rebuilt shackle is back on the truck. The next step is to replace the inner and outer corners, door post bottoms and rocker panel on that side. Then it will amtch the other side!
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 01:50 AM

I took my '64 to the locker to pick up my beef. I hauled 696 lbs of steak and burger home just thinking about firing up the grill.
Sure was good eatin that night,
Scott
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 03:25 AM

Today I jacked up my Suburban and got the front springs off. I found a fourth broken leaf in the process.

New parts are supposed to arrive Tuesday and if I don't find anything else broken my report next week will be that I'm driving it again!
Posted By: BradB

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 06:57 AM

I actually played hookey from homework and worked on the '47 panel Saturday. Got about half of the gas tank (that I bought from toomany2count) wire wheeled. The brackets are sandblasted and primed, but not painted. I decided it was too cold to spray them, so I had to content myself with looking at them and setting them aside for either a warmer day or a day when it's cold enough to fire up the heater in the garage.

Then I played hookey from working on the truck and went out to Scott's place (48bigtrucks) another thing I've been putting off for months. Got the tour of his facilities (he called it his dream shop, but it looked to me like MY dream shop!) and got to see the work he's been doing on his '63, as well as his other truck and facilities projects.

Sunday, back to homework. One cool thing, though, during church the number went up on the monitor that means "volunteers needed in the nursery". So I went in there and ended up picking Joanne up off the floor. She's a Down's Sundrome baby and not walking yet. The best she could do was push herself along the floor on her face because she doesn't seem to have the strength to keep her head up. We sat in a rocking chair and played, I sang to her a lot and found out that she's a kisser. Big, sloppy, tongue out, wet ones. (I think she has trouble keeping her tongue in.) She can also say "I love you". I'm sure that's what it was... OK, it sounded more like "ah va va", but I'll take it as I see it. I think I need to go in there more often...
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 07:30 PM

My project for the weekend was to get the doors refitted to the cab. The doors came from the original cab and the hinges are a mishmash from other trucks so I was not expecting the doors to fit right off and I was not disappointed in this. I concentrated on the driver door first and rebuilt the lower hinge then with the door in place I heated up the hinge bend to pull the leading edge inward and bent it in. This worked fine but it identified that my outer cowl replacement does not fit the door curve so I will have to re-adjust or redo the cowl panel (patch panel nightmare lesson one - have doors in place when doing panel replacements such as cowl or outer cab corners)

I started the rebuilt of the top hinge but had the drill bit break off inside the old pin which drew the days efforts to a close.

The passenger side looks like the rear cab panel I replaced may need to be modified slightly to obtain the appropriate door gap. That should be fun but next weekend is Pheasant and old truck hunting time so the doors will have to wait.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 07:45 PM

I went to the D/FW swap meet with Tony'n'Weatherford Saturday morning. I bought one of the 16" wheels I needed and a set of '54 truck license plates.
We had just dropped off a guy who went with us when the rain started and it hasn't let up yet.
Posted By: Tony M

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 09:24 PM

The tirekicker, after checking out my old commuter car for sale three seperate times, finally pulled out his wallet and layed down some hundred dollar bills. Just minutes ago.
Yippee! It is going to be a good Christmas after all...
Posted By: Bkndsdl

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 10:46 PM

Warmed up a bottle, fed a screaming youngun, burped him, changed him, rocked him to sleep. Repeat every 2-3 hours.
Posted By: LimeyC10

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Nov 15 2004 11:10 PM

after spending my two weeks off work re-building the bathroom, the lady Jean goes out for the day so escaped to the shop and put all the back end of my '66 together. The home made tail gate, bed steps and stake pockets look great now that they are all painted up and the fenders fitted. Gives alot of encouragement to carry on with the rest.
Oh well back to the bathroom!!

Andy
Posted By: Jon Arnett

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Jan 17 2005 07:33 PM

Used the 1950 3/4 Ton Chevy to jump-start the 1988 Volvo Winter Beater during the sub-zero(-12) weather over the weekend. Reminded me of the story the previous owner told me a about a deer hunting trip he took to Bemidji, MN in 1951 when the 1950 was used to jump-start the other vehicles in his hunting party when they wouldn't start. 54 years and still the designated jump-starter.
Posted By: J.H.Proffit

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Mon Jan 17 2005 07:51 PM

If your Volvo still runs your lucky....the 'putors on Volvos don't like jumpin or bein jumped!!!
Posted By: joker

Re: Working on / with the Bolt -- your weekend report - Thu Jan 20 2005 04:15 AM

Got me about an 8 inch extension,,the blazer shifter has always been a little short , works great but decided I still wanted it to be higher so I took an 8 inch wood table leg, drilled out the center hole to go on the the shifter stem, wrapped in it red electrical type and now I can shift without having to been over a little,, does not look to bad either,,that's about it,,, sorry for the late report,,Fred
Posted By: Mike with a Stepside

Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Mon Jun 27 2005 09:41 PM

yay i get to start this thing...

over the weekend i had minimal time to work considering i graduated high school and all.. but yah, i worked on the passenger door and im about a sand away from final primer.. repainted some interior nobs, then screwed one up by touching it to soon.. and got teh front fenders complete..

anyone else
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Mon Jun 27 2005 10:28 PM

Mike,

Glad you started this one! I was wanting to be been working in the Gallery.

Congratulations also ... I 'spose you are an official high school graduate. Good on ya.

I'll let John tell you about his doings for the weekend. He's a better story teller than I. I'll just get the pictures ready!

Plus, John had a birthday on Friday!

Peg
Posted By: Shipwright

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Mon Jun 27 2005 11:03 PM

Congrats Mike and Happy Bday John. Went to a cruise in Fri. Nite. Awesome cars, Trucks and Rods there. Lot's of interest in the 49 too. They all seem to love to gawk at an old 6 with chrome and glass pumps and filters on it. Sat. went garage saling in the 49. We get great deals when they want to talk about the ole truck.
Posted By: Mike with a Stepside

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Mon Jun 27 2005 11:08 PM

oh yah.. this isnt truck related but i helped my friend make nwe doorpanels on his VW Bug.. they came out really good.. flame inlays and stuff
Posted By: patrick66

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Mon Jun 27 2005 11:10 PM

My dad took his '72 C-10 to his first car show ever on Saturday. The Carson City Cruisers put on a big show and had over 200 cars/trucks. Had fun!

The Mopar club I'm in had our annual Mopar-only show Saturday here in OKC. We had 87 cars and trucks, including three Hemicudas, a Satellite ragtop converted to a Superbird ragtop (never made from the factory, of course!) with a 528" HEMI, a sweet '64 Polara Max Wedge car, and other really top-quality Mopars.

Mowed the yard and played with the son's '46 a little on Sunday.
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 12:09 AM

started hackin out the rotten steps in the 58 this weekend, and my metalman buddy had the first patch fitted by lunch today - plannin on havin it ready for a day trip by thurs - only took 10 years or so to get a round-tuit - when I got the truck the step patch wasn't available, so glad I waited grin grin patches are number 1 - heavy material, good fit, better brace underneath that won't cause rot so fast

Bill
Posted By: N Cal Calvin

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 01:13 AM

Hooked a tow bar to the '41, hung some better sheet metal on it (running boards, three fenders, hood) spruced it up a bit and hooked it to the back of the '39. Sunday early, off to the swap meet. Did ok, made back the space rent and put $80.00 in the kitty for truck parts. Not too much interest in the '41. I will get the photos posted and put it on the swap meet soon.
The '39 towed that 1/2 ton great, I did not know it was back there until I came to a stop. Stopped ok, but could feel the weight pushin'. I really like the Eaton two speed (manual) on stop lights that turn green before you stop, can grap third gear and low in the rear and crawl right through!!
Posted By: RJ

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 01:42 AM

we went to the NSRA car show and swapmeet in pueblo. great time, but it was very HOT.
Posted By: John Milliman

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 02:19 AM

Congrats Mike!

I drove my '49 to the feedmill to get horse feed and then to the hardware store for farm stuff. It's always really cool to be backed into the loading dock at the Mennonite feedmill in an old truck!

Saturday afternoon my boys and I helped the neighbors get hay in --

Hay time!

Regards,
John
Posted By: Justhorsenround

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 03:15 AM

John, another good thing about your Belgan Horse Hitch is you can earn a spare buck or two pulling stuck "off brand trucks" out of the mud in the barrow ditches!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 04:07 AM

umm this weekend. Sand, sand, sand. Pick up my newly aquired 52 GMC 3/4 ton. Started removing anything that is compatable and useful, as well as swapping anything that was better then what I have already on my 53 or anything I was missing. Very productive weekend.
Posted By: Bill Gervais

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 04:30 AM

re-painted my wheels
Posted By: Oldtmy 48

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 04:04 PM

I finished mounting my new front tires on the 48 after painting the wheels (safety wheels). I had a problem starting the 48 a few days ago and figured that the fuel pump was to blame. I still had the electric pump installed but not plumbed that came in the truck so I hooked it up to keep running. I have always suspected that the electric fuel pump was overpowering my carb float and running gas straight into the block and this was comfirmed in short order. I hadnt driven the truck a couple of days when I noticed that I was burning more oil than usual and my oil pressure was low. I could see that the oil was thin. I replaced the pump with a spare and disconnected the electric pump, changed the oil and off we go again. The new tires in front really made a difference in the truck ride and steering. That was about it for the stovebolt work. I am trying to get things running well for the Independance Day parades.
Ralph
Posted By: HardyRestoration

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Tue Jun 28 2005 04:34 PM

Absolutely nothing...then, some more nothing.

Still have school - 1 more week!
Posted By: Larry Bear

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Wed Jun 29 2005 01:14 PM

We had our town's 200th Bicentenial Old Home Weekend... Had my 56 in the parade all decked out in American flags and bunting... local kids in the back tossing candy out to the crowd.... Hot, hot, hot weekend but the truck didn't overheat a bit. Cute small-town parade and the truck was a hit!

However, the days before were emergency repair time... new front brake pads then an outer wheeel bearing let go. All's well now.
Posted By: Jeff_from_KY

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Wed Jun 29 2005 01:35 PM

Quote
Originally posted by Larry Bear:
We had our town's 200th Bicentenial Old Home Weekend...
Wow! Your town has been around for 40,000 years? That's amazing. :p grin

Sorry, being a wiseass is my only failing. grin

I love small town parades and it sounds like your truck was a real highlight.
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Wed Jun 29 2005 02:07 PM

I drove my truck.

I put gas in my truck.

I checked the oil in my truck.

I got parts for it in the mail from 64Fleetside(a fellow '64-'66 bolter in Arkansas - Thanks).

-W
Posted By: RT1

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Thu Jun 30 2005 08:39 PM

Went to a couple of local shows. I added some pics to my webshots page. Couple of bolts, very nice motor shots on one. (look at local shows)
http://community.webshots.com/user/randy134

-RT1
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Thu Jun 30 2005 10:25 PM

Made trophies and plaques for the ALL TRUCK SHOW coming up July 9th. If any of you guys are near Fairbanks, Alaska, stop in, we'd LOVE to have you.

Buddy ;~)
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Weekend Report - 6/24-26 - Thu Jun 30 2005 10:37 PM

As hot as it is in most of the country, I think a lot of the American Bolters wished they lived near Fairbanks!!

smile
Peg

ps - we gotta do something with the shiny side up thing. Round toit.

:0
Posted By: Inky05

Weekend report - Mon Jul 25 2005 03:49 PM

Nobody else started one so here we go...

Saturday night I started calling around about a few of the 'Bolts that I found for sale locally.

I talked to one guy(Named Clay) who is about as old as dirt...LOL He has a 1950 Chevy 1-1/2 ton for sale. I wanted to go look at it but decided against it because there is no title. It was good conversation though. He said that someone recently stole the hood off of it. He said he probably would have given it away if someone had asked... Funny world isn't it?

I also called about a '58 GMC Big 'Bolt (22000 GVW) and decided to go look at it Sunday.

It was last inspected in '03 and runns pretty good. It is pretty much original except for a HUGE oil filter that was added on. With the exception of the fenders, the body is pretty good. The fenders are paper thin and I don't imagine they would be very easy to find.

The best part of the truck is the Hood Bird which is near mint condition. (Its probably worth as much as he is asking for the whole truck.)

The wife has been wanting to get me an old truck to tinker with for several years. We just never seem to go looking. I'm pretty sure this one is much bigger than she had in mind though. On the way back home, we stopped to look at a '53 panel that was sitting in someone's yard with a for-sale sign on it. When I pulled in the drive, I couldn't believe my eyes. This guy is a collector of AD trucks of all kinds. He had a couple of 3100's, another panel, and a school bus. I talked to the owner's father for a few minutes. He was asking $6500 for the panel, which is way too rich for my blood. We headed home again and about a mile up the road I spotted some AD trucks behind a little store. I stopped to drool over them and noticed that many of them were for sale. I took down the phone # and realized it was the same as the one on the panel up the road.

I contacted him this morning and it would appear that my cylinder index is about to go up. He is willing to part with a couple of them very reasonably.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera along with me, but WHEN I go back, I will be snapping alot of pic's.

What a great day in my quest for rust... smile
Posted By: Shipwright

Re: Weekend report - Mon Jul 25 2005 04:31 PM

Went to a show on Sat. won a $25 gift certificate. Got 3 offers on the truck thats not for sale. Went to a cruise in Sun. night. It rained and the carb got gunked up as I was driving down the Interstate :mad: The accelerator pump still worked so I had to keep pumping to get it home. Boy was my accelerator muscle sore when I got home. It was about 15 miles with about 10 traffic lights. eek
Posted By: Kimberly McDowall

Re: Weekend report - Mon Jul 25 2005 04:38 PM

We picked up a new old project truck from South Dakota - posted details in the 'spoon.
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 01:08 PM

Okie doke. It was pretty hot in most of the US and Canada.

Did you get anything done on your truck or get to use your truck this weekend?

(I've got a weekend report for non-truck stuff in the Greasy Spoon, too. You can tell about all the other cool smile stuff you did over the weekend.)

Peg
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 02:18 PM

With the engine installed it was time to perform the final test fit of all the sheet metal. The primary objective of this is to see if I can find all the parts that came off it 2.5 years ago. Also finished installation of the parking brake mechanism. That thing is almost a Rube Goldberg candidate. New pics are in my link under "Final Assy"

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=8156239&uid=2902753&members=1
Posted By: Inky05

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 02:52 PM

Saturday:

Found out that carb inlet was plugged with gunk, so I took it apart, cleaned it, and put it back together. Also installed an inline filter.

Noticed that the fuel pump was leaking. Took it apert but couldn't fix it... the PO had gunked it up with RTV in an attempt to save it.

Filled the MC with brake fluid, and managed to get the brakes working... still need to be bled.

Got all of the front lug nuts off, lubricated, and back on.

Banged the majority of dents out of both front fenders.

Finally killed the bees that decided to make a nest in the ground by the donor van... after two weeks and six cans of wasp & hornet killer... poured seven dust in their hole... amazing... no more bees!!!

Sunday:

Went to the 22nd annual Back Mountain car show... will post pics in the event section.

Took the fuel pump off the donor van and installed it in the truck.

Took the HEI Dist. off the donor van and started to install it in the truck... I am making a clamp for it today.

Scoped out the Alternator in the donor van... that will be fun to get out... I will probably be cutting the Rad. support out first.
Posted By: Larry Bear

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 03:30 PM

My Bolt has been layed up for a month while I've been down and out with Lyme Disease which brought on an onslaught of Viral Meningitis, Pneumonia and Bell's Palsy... Not fun at all!

Meanwhile, before all this I had started to replace the king pins... finished that last Friday with the help of my younger son. Then went to replace the rear pinion bearing and seal... couldn't get the old one out it was all busted up (Oh! So THAT'S what that noise was!)... Now have the rear end all apart and will start reassembly this afternoon....

I'm desperately trying to get her back on the road by Wednesday as the PO who is a good friend of mine will be here from Colorado and I really want him to see all I've done and get a chance to drive her.

And, oh yeah, while I was working on the truck I got THE call... we became first time Grandparents!! And here I thought I was still 32...

So that was my weekend!
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 03:35 PM

sorry to hear that you have been ill, hope you are back to almost 100 percent,, great news,, being a grand-parent is about as good as it gets..regards.Fred
Posted By: 53 GMConceived

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 03:41 PM

Filled the tank and drove all over town.

Watched all the people that were out and about. (Some watched me.)

With the cooler weather finally getting here, it was a beautiful weekend.

As far as trucks... I worked on putting a new clutch in my '91 GMC S15. One of the springs let loose on the clutch plate. The original clutch lasted 105k. miles, this last one lasted 90k. The last 20k miles on this clutch was my two teenagers learning to drive. The clutch went out, go figure.

Rick
Posted By: Larry Bear

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 04:04 PM

Thanks Fred! Getting better each day... just tired a lot now.

Now with a grandson, I'm rethinking about adding seatbelts! I'm definately going to want to 'influence' the little guy about the important things in life.. like riding around in an old Bolt!
Posted By: 53 GMConceived

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 04:36 PM

Larry Bear, Take care with that Lymes. A huntin' buddy got that a few years ago. It can be very rough as you have probably found out the hard way. That's one disease they're still learning about.
Those darn deer ticks are sooo hard to see. I have come back from pheasant huntin' and have had them all over me. We put Frontline on the dog and it seems to protect him. That Lymes can mask itself like so many other illnesses.

Hey, Congratulations with the new family member!!

Best wishes to you and yours!!

Rick
Posted By: bessie

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 04:48 PM

Went to the lumber yard on Saturday and loaded up 6 2x6x8, 14, 5/8x6x8, 4 concrete 4x4 bases, 4 4x4x8, and related hardware to build a treehouse for the kids. It's going to be a big deal by the time I'm done. My radiator cap doesn't fit quite right and it fumes a little but isn't really getting too hot. I need a new radiator anyway it's just finding the extra toy car money to buy it. Truck hauls good.

Congrats Larry Bear.
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 05:08 PM

Larry, what did you name the little guy? Fred
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 05:09 PM

Larry, what did you name the little guy? tell us more, when, how big,,,does he like chevy's,,has he been behind the wheel yet,, those type things,,Fred
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 05:33 PM

Hosed off the 55.1 and hung out at a car show Saturday. Always fun to kick back and talk to car/truck nuts all day. Got a line on a '74 GMC Sprint w/ factory 454. Is that a Bolt?

Buddy
Posted By: Larry Bear

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 05:54 PM

Thanks all! Joshua Aiden Bearfield was born on 8/19... at 7:12 PM... weighed 8lbs 12 oz. (Mom is only about 105lbs!)... Us Grandparents are still in awe. I'm more than certain that he'll grow up loving the ol Bolt!
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Mon Aug 22 2005 07:08 PM

I like the name,,, good luck and keep us posted on him.............Fred
Posted By: Blue 50

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 12:54 AM

Started working on sound/heat insulation....layed down the "peel and seal" roof patch on the floorboard and inside doors, got to the headliner removed it and found a 5lb mouse nest...(I always wondered why my headliner was bowed-out!!!) Took it for a test drive...man, what a difference that made, I can almost hear myself think. Still have to pull seat and gas tank and put peel and seal there and then some foil back insulation over all areas.
Also put in inline shut-off valve for heater and plugged some holes in firewall..that also made a difference in cab temperature.

Chuck
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 02:51 AM

Didn't work on mine over the weekend, but took this week off, and worked on it today. Does that count? Needed to replace the battery cables, and so did that today. The battery is still under the floor, so it took a little longer. Also took some time to clean off all the bugs that got on it when I had it out on the 4th of July evening. I also spent some time working on a couple of the non-bolt trucks, as I'm taking 3 of them to a show later in the week.
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 02:57 AM

All "we" did this week-end was haul 36 tons of lime chips on Friday and a couple of tons of lumber Saturday and Sunday. My little 64 had to haul a new washing machine home Saturday morning. The thirty year old transmission in my old washer locked up, maybe I should put in a SM420 or a T-5. Nah, the wife would have killed me, even being the good sport that she is.

Congrats on the little one Larry!
Scott
Posted By: 49bourbon

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 03:07 AM

I took my second drive around the neighborhood in my 49 Suburban. Actually conned the wife and daughter into going. No doors, seats weren't bolted down, headers only.... the look on my 14 year old was priceless. God I love old trucks...
Posted By: Racecarl

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 03:23 AM

After two or three years (yes, YEARS), I have finally began making progress on my 51 half ton.

This past weekend I exchanged the 3.00 third member for 3.50 third member formerly residing in my '66 F-100. I also used my new scarificing tip and cut off all the unneeded brackets on the Lincoln Mark VII diffy going under the '51. I almost had the old 235 and 4 speed pulled from the pickup, but a thunderstorm interrupted my work Sunday afternoon. I had these out in 20 minutes this evening. I measured the input housing on the GM 89MM tranny I will be using and will take this housing and my bell housing to a machine shop to have my bell housing bored to accept the larger modern input housing. I was suprised to find that the Muncie M421 was attached to the bell housing with only two bolts inside the clutch housing. Of the other two bolts that point toward the front, one was missing and the other was just started about a turn.

I still need to get freeze plugs in my overhauled 261 and transfer the water pump, distributor, and intake manifold from the 235 to the 261. I may decide to get a Clifford manifold later to better utilize the split exhaust manifold I make a couple years ago.

I may just get this back on the road yet:)
Posted By: dakota

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 04:17 AM

finally had some time to get back to work on the boys 50. got the second cab stripe wires,gages, the works are out, ready for the the sand paper and blasting only 2 dents, and a few holes to fill were the top lights mounted. other then that this one is in good shape. the 1st one was mice heaven, was not much left of the top front.. till latter keep working everyone...mike j
Posted By: M. Rhoten

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 04:44 AM

Well, the weekend was slow, but in the week before, my 59 Fleetside 3200 did a lot of work. I took it to the equipment rental place to pick up and drop off a power dethatcher, and to the store to buy some shelving and cabinets for the garage. Regrettably, the truck was unable to dethatch the yard for me. Later on in the week, I assembled and installed all the storage stuff, so now I have room in the garage to work on the truck! I also ordered a boatload of parts, including new side and vent glass, about which I'm very excited.

Now it's time to go pull some ID numbers off the SM420 so I know which rebuild kit to buy.
Posted By: Jim Karras

Re: Weekend Truck Report - Tue Aug 23 2005 05:16 AM

My wife and I went to the DMV and surrendered the new plates we got from AAA last weekend so we could get the paperwork started to have our YOM commercial plates assigned to the truck. Now, we wait to hear from DMV’s Sacramento Special Plates Unit. (Can you believe they have a whole unit to handle these specific tasks and it still takes them like a month of Sundays to process these requests?)

The truck was at the paint shop getting its final touch ups, so that was the extent of truck stuff this weekend.

I did get to spend Sunday with my dad to celebrate his 75th birthday, but I guess that part needs to go in the spoon! grin

I hope everyone has a good week!
Posted By: Woogeroo

October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Sun Oct 02 2005 01:28 AM

What are you doing to or with your 'Bolt this weekend?

Report!

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I am finally in VERY deep into my long researched and many times before attempted emergency/parking brake cable and internal rear drum brake parts installation on my '65.

I am getting close... I hope.

So, what did you folks do to or with your 'Bolts?

-W
Posted By: kb3csw

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Sun Oct 02 2005 01:53 AM

just rode it around the yard managed to get it stuck and had to pull it out. As dry as it's been up here figured no problem.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Sun Oct 02 2005 02:17 AM

I drove The Coupe with a truck block to the barber shop, then to the post office...

then got home and found out something killed and ate one of my chickens... probably a hawk.
Posted By: Shipwright

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Sun Oct 02 2005 02:40 AM

Cleaned up the 49 and went to a very small cruise in Lochbuie, CO. Great burgers and homemade potato chips. Met up with Jed from the Bolt & his family. Talked trucks, cars & misc. nonsense. All around good day. smile
Posted By: patrick66

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Sun Oct 02 2005 07:13 PM

Wrenching a little on the '67 C-10. Painted one of the wheels going on it, found out the paint and the original finish aren't compatible. Crap. Might look into a used blaster (got the room!). Got a new ignition switch and wired it up. Drove it about a mile yesterday to see what it might need and how it handled; definitely some work coming on it! Starts instantly! Front seat goes to the upholstery hack this week.

Worked on the '67 Dodge truck, too, did a little sanding on it and painted the step bumper.
Posted By: Jed

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 05:18 AM

Sat... Took the new 52 out to a neighborhood show. Wife drove the 46. Met Shipwright there, and enjoyed the afternoon with him and his son.

Sat. evening, went out to dinner with the in-laws, and missed a hellacious cruise night, out in Golden, CO. I'm told the estimates were in excess of 1,000 cars in attendance.

Sun. morning, met the local group for BS and McD's. Cruised the 52.

Overall, put about 150 miles on the new truck this weekend. A real good time.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 11:03 AM

drove the mga to work, a little leary of the 54 after all the trouble i had. did take it to the store after i got home from work. plan to drive it today, mon. have to replace the mufflers after all the backfiring. ron
Posted By: Inky05

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 12:34 PM

Saturday I moved Jr's 57 panel body and dragged the blazer frame out in front of the garage. Sunday we cut the frame and added 7-1/2" to get the desired 114" wheelbase. Lots of welding... I am getting pretty good at verticals and overheads.

We also pulled the intake off of the 350 and cleaned / painted the oil pan. Jr. took lots of pictures to document this for his senior project.
Posted By: Ed Blouch

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 01:38 PM

I have been cutting the rusty metal out of my bed sides on my 46 1/2 ton, Finished the passenger side and found a load of body puuty on the wheel well covering a tear in the metal so I had to cut and weld that also. Passenger side is finished, now starting the drivers side. So far this is taking twice as long as I had expected. But I try and go into this with the thought plan times two and maybe I will be ahead of schedule.

Ed
Posted By: Kimberly McDowall

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 02:00 PM

I didn't get to play with either of mine because my dad put me to work tearing down the front end of his '59 car on Sunday. Fun just the same, though.

My job was to start disconnecting the electrical cables and motors for the retractable hardtop. What an amazing lesson that was!
Posted By: Fumblin46

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 03:34 PM

It's a good thing I have a thick head of hair, because I pulled a good deal of it out this weekend with the '46 1/2 ton. smile

Since the '46 2 ton runs fine, I figured i'd just "borrow" parts to figure out what the 1/2 ton needed and didn't need.. well I ended up going and buying a new coil, points, and condenser last night.. my points spark is much greater than it was with the 2 ton's old coil.. but it still isn't starting.

Did manage to get the cab cleaned out, new gas tank in it, put a new carb on, and have the fuel system working A-OK.. and remounted the passenger front side tire on a fresh black rim so now all the rims match.

I'll fiddle with it some more today.
Posted By: Brian56

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 05:36 PM

Saturday morning I got up early and installed a new fuel guage and a few floor (brake/clutch/gas pedal)seals in Dusty. Got everything done and took Grand Daughter (9) for about a 10 mile cruise--she said she sure enjoys riding in PaPa's old truck! Oh, and the speedo just rolled over 1,000 miles since the restoration! grin
Posted By: Oldtmy 48

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 05:53 PM

My 48 is parked for an overhaul and new clutch. I have a 51 rolling chassis with a 216 and I started to get it ready to start and see if it runs. I took the battery and some of the other parts off of the 48 and got the 51 216 to turn over so I could check the compression. I got 3 of them done before the starter quit working. I am encouraged and hope I can use this engine while I work on one of my 235's. I may just fix the clutch and keep driving my tired engine, because I miss my truck.
Ralph
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 08:50 PM

I have ebrakes! WOO HOO.

read all about it if you would like to:

http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1316491&an=0&page=0#1316491

Thanks to all who have replied to my posts, sent me emails, images, paper copies of diagrams, private messages and moral support for the past two years I have been trying to get this put together.

-W
Posted By: Bill Schickling

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Mon Oct 03 2005 09:49 PM

I finally got my throttle linkage worked out. Iused the 1940 bell crank and made a link from that to the manifold linkage with 1/4 rod. I also finished the manifold to carb linkage with rod ends from McMaster Carr and Vintage Speed. I'll put up pictures soon as I can.

Bill Schickling
Posted By: fredstev

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 01:07 AM

Replaced a leaky radiator cap and used the truck to haul the squash and pumpkins outta the garden. The tractor is at the painters for a repaint.

kids and pumpkins
Posted By: 66flwb

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 01:21 AM

Pulled the foot controls, steering column and cab glass. The cab is now stripped and awaiting completion of its new dolly.
Posted By: rust bucket 53

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 03:29 AM

I pulled my 53 apart. Striped to the frame and ready for a thorough cleaning and rust removal.
Lots of welding and grinding to do fo the next few months.
Posted By: J Lucas

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 04:06 AM

I spent much of the weekend finishing plans for a new workshop/storage building. I needed to get my plans done so I could apply for a building permit. Weather permiting, I hope to have my '42 inside this winter. The '59 Viking is running good and I hope to use it a lot while working on my new building. It has been very helpful so far hauling rock, and its 12' flatbed makes a great platform for trimming trees. Hopefully, it will also work as a makeshift rolling scaffold.
Any work on my bolts will have to wait at least until I get walls and a roof. Late winter, or maybe even spring is probably more realistic. Although, I do plan on trying to keep tuned in to the Stovebolt as much as possible.
Posted By: Brendan M

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 04:25 AM

I didn't do anything to my truck this weekend. It was my best friend's wife's birthday, and I was stuck in the kitchen. grin

However, on Thursday, I fired the ol' girl up and let 'er run for a half hour or so while I finally attached the Clevis to the brake handle.

And I squirted some breakaway on my brake lines and the lugs on my wheels. I even climbed under the truck and sprayed the parking brake pulleys.

On Friday I ordered some brake lines. (Finally)

That's pretty much it.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled insanity.
Posted By: Flxible

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 04:52 AM

I spent my 4 day weekend turnin peoples apples into sacks of 20\'s - does involve one ol truck part tho that you can see if ya look carefully , and I don't mean the tractor seat grin

Bill
Posted By: ScTrucker

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 06:59 AM

I took apart the whole front end of my '66 3/4 ton, scrapped the old damaged parts, and put on a nice new aftermarket grill support. Then turned on the baby to let it run for awhile and my faulty radiator hose finally broke, spraying all the hot coolant fluid everywhere(including on me frown ) Besides that I was happy with my first project. smile

Nolan
Posted By: 50-3600-Guy

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 09:58 PM

I rolled my cab gently onto it's back (and onto a nice soft 4x8 sheet of insulation foamboard) so that I could cut the old rusty cab mounts off and weld new ones on. When I disassembled my truck I found that a P.O. had put 2x6 wood blocks under the cab to support it because the cab mounts had rusted through and the cab was sagging on the frame. It was a job, but it went well with the help of my cherry-picker. I've spent the last 2 years on the frame/suspension and 350 motor. Now I'm reworking the cab. With any luck I'll be finished with the cab this year! Then on to reassembly!
Posted By: Bluto

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Tue Oct 04 2005 10:20 PM

I sort of sat on the corner of my bed and turned a notebook in my hand like it was a steering wheel, you know, pretending like I was driving the ol' 64. I should have been feeling the real thing over three weeks ago, but the grant/scholarship $ I build my truck with is being witheld until a fourth postponement date. I say to hell with Matt Blunt and the new Missouri Dept. of Higher Education for keeping a gorgeous truck off the road.
Posted By: 3 Girls' Dad

Re: October 1st-2nd Weekend Stovebolt Report - roll call - Wed Oct 05 2005 12:19 AM

I was at the hospital much of the weekend visition gmy 88 year old grandma. She came over from Salem on Wed. to visit us and promptly fell off the front porch and broke her hip! This was about 1/2 hour after she arrived. She's doing great and actually went home to Salem today. She's one tough lady.

As for the truck, I worked on the tranny rebuild a bit and took the skins off the insides of the doors. I got the engine back from the machine shop today so that will be a priority now.
Posted By: Woogeroo

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 13 2006 12:16 AM

What did you do to or with your 'Bolt this weekend?

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On my '65 c10... I took off the trailer brake unit and assorted wires and accessories. That was a dirty job and cost me one t-shirt when my shirt got caught in the wheels of the creeper I was using at my friends house.

I also drove around in the '65 C10... seemed the nice weather brought out all the cool old cars and trucks.

Sunday, I took the baby moons off the wheels, then scrubbed down the wheels and tires good. I then touched up the black spray paint on all four wheels since I had a few nicks and old paint showing in a few places. I let that dry good... then I hit the tires with that armor all extreme tire shine... really keeps the tires shiny for a good month.

I also washed off the baby moons... and polished them up a little bit with some Mother's wheel polish. Then I put it all back together.

A few pics I snapped after I finished up with the wheels:

photos : 03/12/2006


So, what'd you guys and gals do?

-W
Posted By: GLPerry

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 01:41 AM

Woog, wasn't that you that had a Blazer a few years ago, going over whole thing, engine bad or something, working in non-heated garage?? Ever get that finished? Seems like you had just gotten an AD too. Something about Coke and bed board fires and such? Heh! Was that you? Have new projects now. OH, yeah! Kids liked Dinosaurs? OR, wrong guy??

To answer the subject question. I LOOK at my 49 4400 everyday in drive. It sits with no box, looking better than it really is. Sometimes I give it the finger like it is unwanted, and other times I open door, get depressed, walk away! Darn thing's gonna take more money than I wanted to spend on it, to get right. AND, no nice weather here in NE Indiana yet to really get serious on working it. I did start a few times this winter. Started hard, ran, but weak! I let run till it warms up inside, the heater still works anyway, then shut it off for another month or two. Wife Hates it there, always has dis-liked my "collections", and now I'm starting to lean to negative too. No one would want it, so won't try to sell as it is now.
I also have 75 IH Cargo-star in garage, is my runner, but need to finish things to run it. That will be my Spring project first. Also doing a Power King Lawn Tractor at same time.
Posted By: Larry Bear

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 01:41 AM

I took her to the car wash and gave her a much needed bath. Isn't funny how much better a clean bolt runs?!
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 01:54 AM

Peggy and I took the Stovebolt Flagship (the '49 3800 at the top of the page) up to Sourthern States Friday to pick up 1,000-lbs of 10-10-10 for the christmas trees. I also ran out to the Stihl dealer for a few things Saturday. Cleaned out the fertalizer real good after we were done smile

Basically, just drove it around doing errands and using it as a truck. Stayed in the Garage today.

John
Posted By: Avette4me

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 01:57 AM

i wet the bed..

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Avette4me/My%2058/th_stainedthebed.jpg[/img]

then fixed my dash lights...er..rigged 'em anyway untill i get a new headlight switch, fixed a tail light wire.. general dinking around..
Posted By: gazim

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:08 AM

Installed new led tailights and removed the seats and carpeting prior to painting the interior.
Posted By: highwayman

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:09 AM

Nothing, we still have a wack load of snow so their still tucked away in storage resting up for a busy summer.
Posted By: cujo8

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:39 AM

Weather was great here in Upstate NY and I was out in the garage all weekend working on my 54 GMC resto project along with some other odds and ends. Working mostly inside the cab grinding welds on the floor pans I put in a while ago. I also had to weld on the gas pedal pivot and then fabricate a couple of floor seal retainers for the clutch and brake pedal shafts. Do I need another retainer for the the gas pedal shaft seals? I was hoping to have primed the floors and firewall today, but I did not get that far.
Never seem to get as far as I would like, but I am making progress.

Jim
Posted By: Shipwright

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:11 AM

Tinkered with the carb a little. Reset float level and took it for a spin. Seems to run pretty good. Still a little tinkering left to do to get it just right. It started snowing about 11am and hasn't stopped, so that put a damper on things. :rolleyes:
Posted By: bigmacdaddy

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:12 AM

Cleaned the lid of my sm420 so it can be painted to match the finished case. Still waiting for the correct part from Gear Vendors to mate the recently rebuilt sm420 tranny with my new overdrive auxillary tranny. http://community.webshots.com/album/548504810ONOfEg
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:21 AM

Quote
Originally posted by GLPerry:
Woog, wasn't that you that had a Blazer a few years ago, going over whole thing, engine bad or something, working in non-heated garage?? Ever get that finished? Seems like you had just gotten an AD too. Something about Coke and bed board fires and such? Heh! Was that you? Have new projects now. OH, yeah! Kids liked Dinosaurs? OR, wrong guy??
Nope, that for sure ain't me. No kids, no Blazer and no bed fires ever I hope.

GL - just get it runnin' and don't worry about how it looks... beat up trucks are more fun to drive cuz ya won't worry about damaging it much. hehehe.

-W
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:31 AM

Used my '72 to move the trailer that my '54 has been sitting on. Unloaded the '54 so I can use the trailer to move something else ...

Mostly worked on the too-new-to-be-a-bolt because it was running crapy. Finally this afternoon it runs like it might pull a loaded trailer.

Fun to test drive once it worked again. Smoke'n the tires and full-throttle acceleration; I was driving like a teenager again!
Posted By: speed 6351

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 05:43 AM

I towed a '51 Chevy edan out of a field to a friend's friends house,then went back to the same field and towed a '55 Ford wagon to a different friend's friends house.
took the hitch out of my reciever and tossed it onto the flatbed,figured I'd put that and the tow bar away when I got home. The hitch slid out of the truck as I pulled onto the main road-I could see it in the mirror. In the approx. 2 minutes it took to park the truck and walk back there,some low-life had stopped and picked it up.I can only figure:A-he saw me lose it and couldn't resist. or B-he musta needed it more than I did. Good thing I have a spare one! Went to my friends house,and he offered me an old locked up GMC 248 engine if I'd pull it out of the truck,so that's on my agenda for Monday,if it doesn't snow some more.
Speed
Posted By: arnswine...

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 08:33 AM

Saturday pulled got tractor tires changed on a JD (newer) 830 and toted em with my 59. Sunday worked on removing body work on the JD so I can pound the dents out of it and de-muck it.

Two 13.6 28 tractor tires fit just fine in a 9x6 flatbed. But they are a bit of a biyat.. to get in and out. The fronts were easy.
Posted By: Brian56

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 11:20 AM

Saturday, with temps in the low 80's, I phoned the grandkids (9 & 6) and asked them how they would like to go "cruisn'" with PaPa in the "old truck". They both said "cool", and would be ready to go when I arrived (they both had a few dollars in their pocket and wanted to "cruise" to Target for some special toy! ) grin Oh well, we drove around and had a real good time. Sunday, temps back up, loaded up the wife and headed out shopping (her favorite thing to do), but this time drove Dusty. It was a great weekend to get out and drive the old bolt! grin
Posted By: Blue 50

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 12:23 PM

Worked in the barn part of the day....way too much rain the last couple of days to bring Blue out. Finally put passenger door felt channel and cat wiskers in. Also re-set gap on plugs. Waitin for it to dry up today and then I'll take a drive.

Chuck
Posted By: 66stepside

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 01:52 PM

Between rain showers, I managed to replace and get my taillights working. I also replaced my leaking fuel pump and washed off all the grime from dirt roads. I also lubed up the drivers door latch that had been sticking. Eventually I'll get cought up until something else breaks

Drew
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'66 C-10 stepside
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:20 PM

I spent 23 hours traveling from North Carolina back to California Saturday. I got up earlyish on Sunday to see what's been going on here. The Ox would not start, time for a new battery, it has a 6 year old Autozone battery in it... Charged the battery and it cranked up on the 3rd try. The Coupe fired up on the 2nd try... took it for a spin around the block. I spent the rest of the day cleaning up the mess the lazy contractors made in my front yard.
Posted By: aussiechevy

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:27 PM

well,strange but this is true- took the little lady for a drive in the country looking for parts.came accross a 5tonner in a farm about 4hours drive from home anyway after haggling with the farmer (good bloke) I finally got the courage up and dived into the spider infested cab that had alot off cobwebs but no spiders?
and began to wrestle with the nice shiny glovebox cover that was in xlent nic I fought with those screws like I had a tiger by the tail I was so determined to get it that I was sitting on the seat very focused and intent then hooray
I got it !!! I proudly displayed my trophy to my patient lady I stepped out off the truck. BUT my lady she no smile ...baby whats wrong I say she just looks at me and points to the old truck behind me and I turned to look and bugger me the biggest bloody snake iv ever seen slipped out frome behind the seat and onto the ground!!!!
holey crap batman ....... I looked at her and said honey I was ment to get this ..:-)
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 02:41 PM

I finished the door hinges, ready to be installed in the doors. Worked on removing the undercoating on the front fenders. Slow Job!!

Washed the Harley and cleaned 3 months of stripped paint dust off of the floor. Maw's appreciates that!

popcorn The Truth is Out There (Got an extra new hinge pin if anybody needs just one)Pops
Posted By: OldIronChevy

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:30 PM

haven't worked on the '70 for a while kinda starting a new project that ain't gona take just to long took all the parts from my suburban and packed them into the suburban shell and moved that into my 2nd shed and moved the 64 cab into the first shed then i got the suburbans 4x4 frame all sandblasted yesterday had to be somewhat fast was sleeting so now the frame sits in the shed sandblasted with frozen water and sand on it waitin to unthaw and fresh coat of paint and then the 64 will get mounted on it was gona do it today after work but got like 6 in. of snow on the ground and its still snowing (school was closed today) so ya kinda going insane with nothing to do
Nate
Posted By: bertha

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 04:57 PM

I started removing the front clip from the '70 3/4 ton. The cab needs major reconstruction.
Posted By: Frank50

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 07:25 PM

Nothing this weekend - took the teen daughter car shopping Sat.
Posted By: Jed

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 09:35 PM

Well let's see... How jealous can you guys get...

I took the 46 out for the regular Sun. morning breakfast cruise here in town. It was a tad cold w/out a heater, but it was still a blast to roar down the road.

Drove the newer of my 52's around the area a bit. Kinda refreshing since it has heat.

Put the older of the 52's up for sale last night on E-Bay. First time I've attempted that. Hope it all works out well. I really want a coupe or sedan that will hold the whole family and some friends.

Best part of the weekend... Car club I belong to was invited to a private showing of a private car collection here in CO. This gentleman has just over 300 cars. He opens it every year or two for a couple of hours only, and you have to belong to one of the selected/invited car clubs to get in.

Probably the most varied collection I've ever seen. He's got a couple of AD trucks, a beautiful Diamond T, and about anything else you might imagine.

His collection includes a white Rolls limo that was previously owned and made famous by John Lennon. Race cars, VW's, Corvette's, a whole slew of 30's Lincolns and Cadillac's, and several 30-60's muscle cars and converts.

Kinda neat, all of his cars are driven. When I went in, there was a sign-up sheet, stating all of the cars were driven no less than 4 times per year. The sign-up sheet was to volunteer to be one of the individuals that would exercise his cars.

YES... I signed up!

Here's a bit of trivia for you true CAR-NUTS! I didn't know the answer, until I saw it in his collection.

What car came from the factory with a wooden front axle?

By the way, I'm working on posting some pictures in the next couple of days. I'll let you know when I've got them out there.
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 09:53 PM

Jed - the one with the first coil spring/shock absorber front suspension

we'll be waitin for those pics! grin

Bill
Posted By: LAROKE

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 10:11 PM

Good weather over the weekend in South Florida, what I used to call a Tiki bar day when I was still pub crawling.

Re-packed the front wheel bearings on BillyBob and discovered that the passenger side king pin was going south . . . and the fun never ends!
Posted By: Jim Lee

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 10:41 PM

Sunday evening bad storms rolled across SW Missouri. My brother Tom called me and said he and his family were evacuating and heading to Crane as a twister was sighted about 10 miles SW of his farm. This was around 9:30pm.

Here in Springfield MO we had lot's of golfball size hail and winds.

About 11 pm, Tom calls me and says he lost his barn, garage/shop and stable.

The photos are in the link below.

Luckily he and his family are ok but their place is a mess.

Jim
Posted By: Jim Lee

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 10:43 PM

ps
The album name is Tom's buildings
Posted By: Jed

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 10:53 PM

Red 58,

That might be partially correct, but do you know what year and make?
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 11:06 PM

make is on the rad ! grin about 1906?

Bill
Posted By: Jed

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Mon Mar 13 2006 11:42 PM

Good Job Red...

The one I saw was a 1909 Brush...

Scary thing... The guy from our car club that pointed it out to me, (George), told me he remembered seeing them running around when he was a kid.

When I asked him how long ago that was, he said... "That car's only 10 years older than I am!"

Gotta really appreciate everything "Ol-George" has been through.
Posted By: Uncle Scoot

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 07:58 AM

Jed,
I was gonna guess Brush. I saw one at a car show in Montana back in August. It was one of those shows where they close off the main street in town. Friday night they cruised & did burnouts. Then Saturday was the show. Really cool. The guy cruised the Brush all Friday & gave rides to people. He said it was a 1911 Roadster. I have a couple of pics, but I can't get them on here.
Scott
Posted By: Cliff59

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 08:43 AM

sad to say it slept in the garage frown

cliff59
Posted By: RedGreen

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 01:56 PM

Funny you ask because this weekend was a "clean up and regroup" weekend after spending the last two weekends disassembling my entire truck. I have removed every piece of sheet metal, mechanical component and wiring harness from the truck, the inside has been gutted, and if I can ever find 3 more willing bodies at the same time, I will lift the cab off and take it to be repaired and sandblasted.

Did you know you can fit 75% of a 1950 3100 through a 2'x4' opening in the ceiling for storage in the attic?
Posted By: Will Hammond

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 03:01 PM

I put in an aftermarket temperature gauge, until I can get the original back in working condition. The needle is busted and I got a chance to take some pictures of my hacked speaker installation and sent them to FORTKNOX as he has the same year truck as I do.
Posted By: Brendan M

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 03:30 PM

Not a thing.

I didn't even start the old girl up.

[makes notes to do that tonight]
Posted By: Chester

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 10:13 PM

opened the hood on the '39, it aways runs better after i open the hood and just look.
pulled the generator from a 54 to use on the 39.
installed a swimg crane on the back of my floresent yellow dodge (old state truck) to use when picking parts and moving them around.
was a very warm and sunny day in south jersey, now it is back to cool, damp, and windy.
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Tue Mar 14 2006 10:38 PM

Nothing on the Bolt, BUT, cleaned up around the garage, called Zig's and figured out what suspension parts I want for the '50 Burb, worked on a T-shirt design for the next All Truck Show and priced out a few more things for building a shop this summer.

Busy doing nothing, Buddy
Posted By: Jed

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Wed Mar 15 2006 08:05 AM

Here's a link to those pictures I promised.

http://photobucket.com/albums/e297/...type=local&media=image&test=test

They really don't do the collection justice, but will at least give you an idea of some of the stuff that was in there.
Posted By: arnswine...

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Wed Mar 15 2006 08:23 AM

eek
Posted By: cosmictrucker

Re: Weekend Report March 11th-12th - what'd ya do to or with your 'bolt? - Wed Mar 15 2006 06:29 PM

After some discussion about 4spd trans.,at this site, about early/later yrs,swapping..., I went out and looked over what I had. Found 2 old crashbox originals, one that I've seen before cause of the work I'd done to fix the (^#(_(*)@* thing. The one case has a broken mount/bolthole. But the guts/gears are AS GOOD AS NEW! No metal in oil,as, maybe someone rebuilt and dropped on the floor,broken off trans to engine mount?! So I just swapped cases(on the dining room floor,wifes away and when I say clean,it was"clean enough to"... well)and it feels like I might have newer trans(still a crash box), but need to get a new pressure plate(11"disc/flywheel),at least thats what I told myself. Can't wait to get out there..."in the cold rain and snow"
Posted By: Woogeroo

wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 02:51 PM

I changed the oil and filter and put grease in the 16 or 20 fittings on the front of my '65 c10... then yesterday I swapped out the starter motor off the '92 350... seems to start a lot better now.

----

What basic, un-glamourous, 'keep it running/maintance' type stuff have you done to your 'bolt lately?

grin

-W
Posted By: Tempest

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 03:15 PM

We pulled the drivers side fender and running boards off.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 03:29 PM

Just finished phase 2 of the final painting. Completed fire wall, bed sides, front bed panel, bed strips, splash aprons, rear sill, re-painted tailgate & front splash apron.

The final paint phase will include the cab, doors, front fenders, rear fenders and hood. Still need to perform final fit on doors, install bear claw latches, prep dash and re-build window mechanisms. Can't wait.
Posted By: Brendan M

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 03:45 PM

Well, let's see...

I had my front driver's side drum turned (it was out of round) and reinstalled it. Adjusted the brakes, and put the tire back on. Next projects to be completed are (1) Turn Signals, (2) Brake Lights, and (3) Tachometer installation.

I also still need to have the cops come out and do a VIN inspection so I can get it titled on the body serial instead of the engine serial.

And I need to call around for pricing on fixing up my license plate.

In other maintenance news...

On my Bonneville, I swapped tire sets and I put a new washer fluid pump on. The next projects there will be fixing the antenna and taking it to the shop to fix the EVAP code. While it's there, I'll probably have them put a new squirrel cage in. I'd do it myself if there was room to do it without rocking the engine forward... grin

Gertrude (my garden tractor) needs a diff seal. I currently have a large puddle of 80/90 on my garage floor.

My stupid POS push mower needs some TLC (AKA a large sledgehammer). The rear wheels are adjustable -- in fact, they're a little too adjustable, if you know what I mean. The adjustable part is going away, and I'm gonna bolt the dumb things right to the deck and be done with it.

Actually, I think that the only thing that I own with an engine on it that DOESN'T need work is my weedwacker. [thinks about it] Actually, it might need an oil change...
Posted By: NM51

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 03:47 PM

I got the new 261 running and discovered the usual minor leaks and problems that I'm now working on, including a leak in the offy manifold where I hoped there wouldn't be one.
Posted By: chevman32

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 04:27 PM

I pulled the starter, generator (6 volt), water pump, and radiator off my '54 GMC to have them rebuilt. I am waiting for bed wood, tail lights stainless bolt kit and back bumper from local Fat Fender shop. Then I'll put it together to have it back on the road after a 30 year rest. I can hardly wait, it will replace my '92 GMC as my daily driver.
Posted By: burntclutch

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 04:38 PM

toatally destroying sheet metal thinking that I have enough sense to do body work,like filling in holes and beating out dents! guess I should have practiced on a junk ride instead of mine!!!!
Posted By: aussiechevy

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 05:00 PM

got to meet a fellow stovebolter from this site and chevypeter and drove him around perth western australia a lilbit. great people and lookforward to seeing them again. If anyone else comes down under just send email. can talk chevys allnight....it was a blast thanks pete
Posted By: Ed Blouch

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 05:30 PM

Finally removed my dash and managed to snap both throttle and chock cables in the process, removed the front grill to see how corroded it really is and boy is it, will be looking for a replacement. Hoping this weekend to be able to clean the dash and start thinking about putting it back in.

Ed
Posted By: cosmictrucker

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 06:15 PM

Well, for once(KOW),I haven't been workin on BIG ORANGE(2 ton flatbed,not a dumper), but have been haulin crushed shale loads(3yrd.loads)and shovlin onto my 4x4 driveway. and am now cuttin and peelin doug fir poles(trees) that I sell to folks for building projects. Once I start haulin, people think I want to sell my truck...rebuilt motor, 2yrs ago, maybe 700miles on it, and just did a tranny last month which seems to be workin out. Noticed I got a blinker light out. But I did just recover the bottom of the bench seat,with material from an old couch that was ready for the dump.Anybody else got one of these handshift two speed rearends? Been tryin to get the Graham Paige Frazer garden tractor runnin to till garden. Needs to have carb cleaned out...oh well. goin white water raftin on the ROGUE RIVER this weekend...peace,rc
Posted By: Apache Kid

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 07:50 PM

Right now, I'm installing electric window regulators in my '59 Apache. I dug about two pounds of crud out of the driver's side door bottom! I spread that rust converter stuff around the cleaned-out door bottom and let it dry, then sprayed in undercoating. The electric regulators (from 'It's A Snap') ought to bolt in pretty easily. This kit was on e-bay, just as cheap as a pair of NOS mechanical regulators.

I recently finished installing a 25 gallon fuel tank behind the rear axle. The filler's in the rear of the bed. That ought to give me a 640 mile cruising range. I had to disassemble the rear springs and slip the stock overload springs among the other leaves to compensate for the fuel tank weight and a small camper/trailer I pull around sometimes. I have about 11 inches ground clearance for the rear tank.

Last week, I printed out a new speedo face all white with black numbers onto peel-and-stick printer paper, then put that on the speedo backing plate and had a plain glass bezel cover plate fabbed up. Wow! Does it look good!

Good luck, guys!
Posted By: Tommy

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 10:12 PM

Broke the windshield on my 59, but I am slowly releasing my hands from around my helpers NECK!!!! One day I will be finished.
Posted By: Tommy

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 10:14 PM

Broke the windshield on my 59,as we were reinstalling it, but I am slowly releasing my hands from around my helpers NECK!!!! One day I will be finished.
Posted By: fredstev

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 09 2006 11:12 PM

Putting Patrick's 3:55 ring and pinion set in my '51. Fun, fun, fun. Only 2 trys to get the shim stack for the pinion right.
Posted By: Texmo

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 02:48 AM

Brakes...rebuilt all wheel cylinders (replaced right front due to broken bleeder screw), replaced all lines and new dual master cylinder on the '63
Posted By: bertha

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 04:50 AM

I'm puting in the floor of my '70 chev.
(I'll call it "frankin chev") 5 trucks in 1.
I'm turning my old beloved 3/4 ton to 4/4.
Probably won't be a show truck like the '66, I want to try painting for for the experience.
I have the cab in the shop, on blocks puting new ribs to support the floor to go on a '76 4x4 chassis. I really would like to get into truck pulling some day!
Posted By: Racecarl

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 05:16 AM

I worked almost all day last Saturday on the transmission cover on my 51. Since the shifter on my GM 89mm is near the back of the tranny and the old SM420 shifter is near the front of the tranny, I had to move the hole. I cut the old shifter tower hole from the original location and welded it in the proper location in the back corner of the tranny cover. I then welded a patch to take the place of the metal I moved. I then noticed a little rust damage on the corner nearest the accelerator pedal so I fixed it as well. I will then focus on the driver's side floorpan's rust repair.

I think I'll get some Zero Rust or something similar and try to prevent any further rust damage. I may even get some roll-on bed liner and coat the floorpan and kick panels with bedliner material.
Posted By: 32fire2

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 05:30 AM

me i took the cracked manifold off my 52 replaceing it with a good one tomorrow and finding some alinement rings figures theyd be missing
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 11:48 AM

glad to read ya'll have been busy... smile

-W
Posted By: RedGreen

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 12:15 PM

I'm down to nothing but frame on my '50 3100 project. I found you can fit 75% of a 3100 in your attic through a 4'x2' opening.

I'm grinding all the old dirt and rust off the frame before I paint it with Zero Rust. Then I have to start reassembly with all new brakes and lines.

Then I'll think about the cab, but 60 work weeks are really slowing progress.
Posted By: Peggy M

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 01:11 PM

Sounds like good stuff to me.

Are all these trucks in the Gallery? Hmmmm? (Some I know for sure.) Even updates??

The Gallery is the second most hit spot on the Bolt. As of this morning, 4,624 hits there. Other folks come there looking for help. Some for dreaming and wishing and hoping.
Send us something when you can.

Peg
Posted By: jthuma94

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 04:28 PM

Got a Holley/Weber put on the 235 and the turn signals wired in and functioning properly (fried the coil return wire from the ignition in the process and replaced all that mess). Next up is a new dual reservior master cylinder, proportioning valve, residual valves, and new lines (Discs up front/9" F**d Drums in the rear). Gotta love these old trucks!
Posted By: Apache Kid

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 08:03 PM

Hey, guys, tell me about this 'zero-rust' stuff. Where do you get it? Is it like some sort of undercoating?

Thanks!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 08:59 PM

www.raybucks.com has the best prices on ZR that I have found. It is a high solids paint that is intended for industrial uses but works great on the undersides of body panels or other areas not planned to be top coated with color. I have used it extensively on my project. Good stuff IMO.

Link edited - Thanks Ray
Posted By: ChevyAsylum

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Wed May 10 2006 10:00 PM

That's http://raybuck.com/

That Ray Buck isn't me, but it's an interesting coincidence. Speaking of which, in previous life, I worked for Unisys which started out as a merger between the #3 an 4 (or something close to that) computer companies (Burroughs and Sperry) with 160,000 employees world wide. And in Salt Lake City, there were two Ray C. Bucks working for the same company, both as system software techs. It got REAL confusing...and I still get phone calls for the other guy. Btw, we both got "downsized" as Unisys shrunk to less than 20,000 employees and a very small share of the computer market.

As far as my Bolt (64 C10), I've just been drivin the heck out of it and enjoying the ride. Wonna these daze I'm gonna upgrade to front disc brakes, dual line master cylinder (power assist, too) and power steering. But for now the old skool stuff works just fine and has fewer parts to wear or break.
Posted By: RedGreen

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sat May 13 2006 05:50 PM

I've used POR-15 on a frame of another project quite successfully, but decided to give Zero Rust a try on this project. If it's anything like POR, it's great for the frame and underside protection. I got mine from www.zero-rust.com

Peggy, I'll send pictures/story of my truck for the gallery as soon as it even remotely resembles a truck again.
Posted By: wilbur

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sat May 13 2006 06:27 PM

Just finished priming the bed sides. Almost have the tailgate made.( flat on both sides ). Decided to make a rear rollpan so the sheetmetal shop has my cut list. FREEBE! So far all my sheetmetal has been free. grin All they require is they want to see it when it's finished and they like my wife's voice. That helps.
Until next time. See Ya.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 04:01 PM

I emptied out all the crap that was piled up in the bed while I was finishing up the new dog house.
Posted By: JiMerit Boltr#43

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 06:21 PM

Went on a last minute drive in the Sierra foothills along Hwy 49, picked up a buddy and met up with a speedster club. These speedster guys from all over the west coast were on a four day tour from Nevada through the Gold country. What a cool bunch of rides, mostly hopped up 4 bangers, Fords, Chevs and a Buick straight 8. Rube Goldberg would be impressed with the ingenous mods and trickery of these folks.

Oh, BTW the 46 ran great, first mountain shake down ride since T-5, went super, pulled really strong although power brakes would be an improvement.

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers!
Posted By: 51 KY 3100

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 06:44 PM

Encouraging to hear the progress y'all are making. Mine sits as I left it in November.
=8^(

Soon I'll get the motor out, doors off, seat out, cab off...

Cheers,
mark.
'51 KY 3100
Posted By: Taff

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 09:23 PM

I spent 3 hours picking broken glass out of the bottom of the drivers door (it has new glass in it, but whoever broke the old one left it all in the bottom)
The I filled the cracks and re-sprayed the steering wheel.
I fitted new wiper blades.
I lost my horrible UK orange rear indicators and re-housed them in with the stop/tail lights. (as a result, I now have the to fit the lenses upside down)
Also drove 85 miles in it, rather than use my company Nissan. Surely I don't need to explain why to you guys?
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 10:08 PM

I'm in the process of re-painting the area below
the gas filler. The tank purged onto the paint and took off a 1x6 inch strip off. Nice surprise
to find when you go to lunch,huh?
Posted By: yabica

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Sun May 14 2006 11:04 PM

registered and insured my 51 6400. I got a job with her on wednesday that will pay back most of the money I have in her.
Posted By: cmayna

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 02:08 AM

I've been driving my truck. No wrenchin' required, though I finally put some radials on it recently.
Posted By: speed 6351

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 05:37 AM

I dropped the SM420 out of my GMC,got some measurements for driveline length for the Saginaw I'm putting back in with the 270.Cleaned and re-filled the oil bath filter for the six,then spent an hour trying to figure out how to convert my trucks pull type throttle to the sideways push type the 270 needs. Gave up on that for now.(Maybe change over to a 70's cable set up?)Pulled the clutch off the 270 to see what shape it's in. Looks relatively new,but I think the disc was in backwards. The springs were toward the flywheel,just looked wrong to me. The flywheel shows lots of cracks on the friction surface. Hope it can still be turned. The pilot bearing is a loose slip fit into the end of the crank. How can I tighten it up?
looked at the possibility of installing an oil filter on the 270. Not sure where the lines go.
Tried to fit a vacuum advance line to the distributor,but the fittings are wrong. Looked at the fuel pump,can a 235 fuel pump be used on a 270? I have a nearly new one of those.
Also fixed my sister's glasses.
Speed
Posted By: OldBlue58

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 06:08 AM

I'm trying to figure out why the tie-rod end on the driver side is being rubbed by the tire. With the help of red58 I may have found a solution.

I'm still trying to payback the folks for kingpin replacement. I drive my truck every day and the driver door shakes, "We're breakin' up Captain!" so I'm wondering when it will fall off on the highway.

The neighbour and I are planning a trip to north of Seattle for the swap meet for next weekend. Maybe I'll luck-out and get a new driver door.
Posted By: 46 Burb

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 04:30 PM

Gonna pick up a mock up small block to see if it will fit in my '28 chevy sedan. Get a lot of conflicting opinions so I'm gonna try it first!
Jim
Posted By: Joe McNeel

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 08:30 PM

Made some headway over the weekend. Put the glass back in the doors on the '59 along with new glass run felt, new vent glasses and rubber seals. First door about kicked my butt. The second door took about 45 minutes. Also spent some time fine tuning the alignment between the doors and other body panels and got started installing the clutch.
Posted By: popcorn3023

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Mon May 15 2006 08:44 PM

Started working on the 59's grill got it all apart seeing what needs to be fixed before sending it to the chrome place! popcorn The truth is Out There (need to fabricate a couple things can do) Pops
Posted By: 46 Burb

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 16 2006 04:41 PM

Got the mock up engine. darn, I'm not gonna know till I get it in there!
Jim
Posted By: Steve Hall

Re: wrenchin' report - what have YOU been doing? - Tue May 16 2006 06:32 PM

Put in the "new" radio antenna in my 66 C10 yesterday. Original had snapped off at some point (prior to my ownership). $6 + shipping off ebay smile

Doesn't do much without a radio, but hey, one step at a time, right?
Posted By: Stovebolt Staff

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jul 10 2006 11:06 AM



It's always fun to hear what folks did over their weekends. I usually see stuff in other threads.

This one will be for truck-related stuff. This one is for other.


John spent most of yesterday getting his shop back in order. He moved the blasting cabinet a while ago and now he organized that space. Had to pull the '49 frame out but he's got it on a dolly now so it's easier to maneuver.

There was an old car show on Saturday nearby (10 minutes away). He didn't get to "stop by" until about 7 pm (we had company all day). But it was a beautifuly day to have the old '49 out and about.

He probably did other stuff, but he'll have to tell you.

Peg

Posted By: jhaa_lives

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 12:19 PM

Finished putting my rear leaf springs together. All sanded down flat over past several weeks. Shiny black primer. Leaf spring liner. Tracking down new pins and bushings. CONTRARY to some peoples opinions, the cast iron shackle had bushings in it. Mine where ovaled and I removed them (2 per shackle 7/8" ID x 1" OD x 1 1/8" long... 1/4" gap in center for grease). They had GM stamped on the inside below an 8 inside a star. I doubt anybody but GM would stamp such a thing, and confirms my thought that they are ORIGINAL GM.

Pulled the hubs / drums and backing plates off the rear axle. The axles look good. The bearings look good. The oil seals look good. The inside of the drum is smooth and shiney (i.e. doesn't need to be turned). The brake shoes look pretty good, but I'll get them relined anyway, as they are off and it's not too inconvenient. Cylinder outer seals look bad, so will rebuild them. Rest of the brake internals look good.

I wire brushed off the housing around the hubs and primered it.

Brake lines are bad. Need to get some new ones.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 03:10 PM

My current challenge is to install autoloc bear claw door latches on the 54. This is proving to be no small feat in that I want to retain the pushbutton handles and have a locking mechanism all without using electric gizmos.

I am close to the final solution and will document it for the benefit of others once I get it all figured out and fabricated.
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 03:29 PM

I got a good start on ripping out the wiring a buddy just had installed at a shop to re-do it right! an 18 circuit generic "Painless" kit all installed where about 8 circuits will do, with all the excess stuffed in corners all over and everything routed improperly frown should come together pretty good tho - buddy finally understands ya can't just hand a resto job to a wrench w/ no interest in the vehicle!

enjoyable working on something that's all clean and new grin

Bill
Posted By: bowtietim

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 05:11 PM

I'm in the process of building a 261 for my truck.I am going to put a t-5 transmission in it.I am going to use a 12 bolt rearend out of my old camaro.This is where my delimma starts.I have been searching for six lug axels that will fit the 1967-1969 camaro rearend.There are no known six lug 30 spline axels thatwill work.So i called mosher engineering last week.I explained that i needed a six lug pattern on a 1967 camaro axel.No problem,they built them for me.I paid $235.00 for the pair.So i'm glad i did'nt have to purchase new aluminum wheels in a 5 lug pattern.I recieved them in four days.I took a couple of pictures of the axels,see the links.

1967 camaro axel six lug pic #1
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/1152/6lugaxelpic19ae.jpg

1967 camaro axel six lug pic #4
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/7470/6lugaxelpic49ng.jpg
Posted By: 46 In Progress

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 07:10 PM

I took a wire wheel to all of those little one inch wide metal strips that hold down all the interior parts, stripped the dash board, cleaned up the interior sheet metal parts and prepped them all for primer. Wednesday looks like a primer day for me!
Posted By: Richard G.

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Mon Jul 10 2006 09:48 PM

Got the rebuilt rearend (3:38 gearing) back underneath and bolted up to the previously rebuilt springs this weekend. Got the drums turned at the local shop and put the rear brakes on. Bled the brakes all around, and for the first time, have a decent amount of pedal.

Still have some minor electrical work to do (turn signals), have to replace the side windows and reset the toe-in as the front end was completely rebuilt previously. May have "The Beast" back on the road by the end of the month if the creek don't rise.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 03:07 AM

Finally got started on the panel. Got the front fenders,grille,and all the supports/brackets off. Left the hood on it to shelter the rebuilt front axle etc and the old 216 until I decide what I'm going to do with it. Did get some small stuff bead blasted and primed like the cowl to fender braces, headlight "buckets" and few other things. Nice to have an entire day in the shop with a lot of cold Pepsi and Johnny/Willie and the Platters on the c/d player. What a life.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 04:14 AM

I finally found a 0-30 ohm universal fuel sending unit for the home-made under-bed tank in my '56. Ordered it from Yogi's today.
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 04:18 AM

I thought yours always showed a full tank grin mine wont work that way,,,,,,it always goes back down..
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 04:21 AM

No, mine showed empty when full and full when empty.
Posted By: joker

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 04:24 AM

oh...............so could you just turn the tank upside down and fix it wink
Posted By: Cliff59

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 05:36 AM

I placed an overhood light in my garage so that I can see to work on the 235 grin

I then replaced the speedometer and the fuel guage in the Plymouth.

"I love weekends" grin

Cliff59
Posted By: Freedo

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Tue Jul 11 2006 09:16 AM

I played golf on Friday night..9 and Dine! Played another 9 on Saturday at a different course and then drove to a third course for nachos and beer. Didn't do much else after that. Didn't get anything accomplished on Sunday other than heading off to work for the evening. smile
(oops.. sorry wrote this before I saw the other weekend report at the 'Spoon)
Posted By: Brendan M

Re: Weekend Report - truck related. - Wed Jul 12 2006 05:07 AM

Let's see...

This is for the last few weekends, because I can't remember when I did what.

1) Took 3 speedometers and made one good one out of it.

2) Ascertained that the problem with the speedometer was in the transmission.

3) Completed all of the wiring on the parking, directional, brake, and tail lights

4) Managed to NOT burn my thumb on a soldering iron.

5) Changed the Fuel Filter Element.

6) Went for a test drive. Neighbor Lady and I pushed it back to my house. Looks like I've got some work to do. grin

7) Changed Gearbox Grease in transmission.

8) Installed Tachometer to Compansate for lack of Speedometer.

9) Pulled the floorboards out a few times.

10) Fixed wiring for fan only to find that old switch is faulty.

11) Removed old brittle wiring from run to the rear of the truck.

That's about it.
Posted By: Peggy M

WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 01:27 PM

Okay, it's Monday and you're suppose to be working. But on your lunchbreak :p , tell us what you did over the weekend.

John got in from his trip about 6 pm on Friday. We spent most of Saturday and Sunday outdoors. John power-washed the front and back of the house, plus the gutters. Then we started on the grass ... mow, mow, mow. Then the belt broke on his mower, so he switch to the trees. He got all the pines sheered (had to fix the trimmer first), too. It seemed like it was going to be one of those Saturdays when everything you touch breaks.

But it wasn't. Turned out to be a very productive weekend.

Plus the temps finally broke so it's not nearly as hot now. This morning it was 60. N i i i i c e!!

Peg
Posted By: gazim

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 01:32 PM

Not so good for me. Went to a Birthday party for a good friend, will be his last.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 01:36 PM

Wrapped up the bear claw installation on the 54. Have plenty of pics to document the "operation" which appears to be a success. Now it is on to rebulding the door/window mechanisms. Will the fun ever stop?
Posted By: joker

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 02:28 PM

not much here,, temp finally dropped below a 100, drove the little 52, lost my gas cap,,

did the norm mowing of the yard,,,, pretty well just take it easy,, I think at my age the law requires that grin
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 03:00 PM

I drove The Ox to the Barbershop, bought some ice cream and a new battery.... not sure which of the 3 dead/dying batteries i'll replace yet tho...

It was too hot to work outside or in the garage this weekend... I did manage to move 3 yards of dirt out of a "new" flower garden before it hit 100f yesterday.
Posted By: 53GMCPhil

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 03:07 PM

I had to go to a wedding, but also had an opportunity to work on the truck. I tore into the rear end and found the gears to be in good shape, but the drums will have to be replaced. The brake shoes have worn large grooves into the drums. I also got behind the wheel of the 1959 2-ton grain truck and drove it around the farm just to remember what it feels like to drive an old truck.
Posted By: Joe H

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 03:41 PM

Saturday night I went to cruize noght, 500 plus cars and nice weather! Sunday I took my dad to the Ararat Shriners car show, you never know whats going to show up at these. Tons of old cars and trucks. I drove the '37 to both shows with out a problem, I call that a good weekend! Joe
Posted By: 46forme

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 03:52 PM

Tooo HOT to do anything. It was 117 at my house this saturday. Putted around in the garage till about 10:00, that's all I could take.

George
Posted By: Glenn A. Foster

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 04:15 PM

We're getting ready to remodel showers in two bathrooms, so I painted the walls in preparation.

Sounds like backwards, but the plan is forward thinking.

I looks like my mom. who is 92, may come to live with us. She is sharp as the best knife in the drawer, only takes 1/4 of an asprin for the occasional headache, and still drives.

The thing is, she doesn't need to be doing that, and Irma and I can help--make sure she eats properly (she doesn't because it is too much trouble to fix for one person at her age), see to it that she doesn't sit around the house, and let her enjoy the time instead of having to manage a house, get the yard cut and cleaned, fix the fence when it falls down, buy a new water heater, pay the bills and all the rest of the stuff one has to do to maintain the "pride of ownership."

So, take out the bathtub and build a step-in shower. That's fairly easy today with the modular shower stuff available at the Depot or Lowes. Just costs a few more bucks to have a plumber do it right in a week than have me tear it all out and spend 2 years trying to put it back. The plumber guy says the painting worn't get mussed up during tear out and replacement more than can be repainted, so lets do it!

Anyway, the manager of this house has authorized the expenditure, so who am I to complain!

I still had to make a trip to the fix-it store in the '46 for paint, tape, a roller, and assorted stuff, so I've had enough fun to offset the painting job.
Posted By: Ed Blouch

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 04:36 PM

I worked on replacing the part that supports the toe board. I could not order a replacement so I tried to rebuild what I had. Here is a link to a couple of bad pictures, if you have a modem it may load slow. The welds are ugly but will be ground smooth, I still have alittle bit of cleanup to do before installing but I am pleased with the results.
http://home.columbus.rr.com/chevy57/default.htm

Ed
Posted By: C-doublesawbuck

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 05:21 PM

Spent the weekend putting a carrier bearing on me pick-it-up, sigh!!
Posted By: FracFSM

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 06:09 PM

well, i finished the right rear side brakes. All done, removed backing plate and axels, cleaned &remove rust all around, painted and back together.

I pull apart the left rear side too, and today i just painted and get them ready to be back together, hopefully today later (my wife wants me to go somewhere, i took a vacation day today).

This is really exciting!
Posted By: Nifty 50 2

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 06:42 PM

Finished (almost) all interior painting my '50. Cleaned the garage (in-laws are coming.) Cleaned the fountain. Yesterday was 100, which is quite hot for Portland.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 07:32 PM

Took the weekend off. Wife and I went down to Gerogia to do some geneology work. Found out that her great great great grandfather fought in the civil war, was prisoner etc etc and also took in the Georgia Aquarium while down there. I was disappointed in the aquarium but they still got my 50 bucks.... 40 for two senior tickets and 10 to park!! My last trip there!!!! But now its back to the shop and the panel....its in pitiful shape...makes me want to crrryyyy!!
Posted By: LAROKE

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 09:00 PM

Not much work on my truck (BillyBob) but I did manage to get my Jeep's bellhousing/tranny/transfer case assembly mated back up to the engine and bolted in. Took about a hour but I had alloted much more grunting and cussing time to this task. Sometimes even a blind pig gets an acorn.

That's the good news. The bad news is that I found out that one of the rear suspension trailing arms in my Concorde (BettyLou) had completely rusted out and there was about two inches missing from the middle. Only thing keeping the two remaining pieces from dropping is the brake line clamped to them!

I drive like a old man but I'm surprised I haven't noticed any handling problems. I ordered a new trailing arm and it looks like I'll be cutting rust on the Concorde is in my near future.
Posted By: 66stepside

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 09:33 PM

I pulled all the wheels off the Green Machine and painted the brake drums primer grey. It really dressed up behind the wheels a little and makes a difference. I also found time to give it a bath and i had to hose myself off also to beat the heat.
Posted By: fatweed

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 11:07 PM

I had a threeday weekend, and worked my tail off...friday hauled an old junk car,,and some old lawnmowers to salvage, plus a junk 59 one ton cab and some iron.. theyre payin 120$ a ton so it was worth it.. saturday took my junk profits and drug home a 64 one ton, i want the 4.56 rear end to put in my 54 one ton,,,plus ill get the v8 and tranny plus the mounts outta that one ton,,then haul it of for that 120 a ton.. saturday i also got a sheet of old tank iron to make the floor of my 59 c60 winch truck bed... sunday rode my bike while cool 24 round trip miles down the new hiway that gonna open august 1st.. kinda cool ridin a bike down a hiway in the middle...heheheh,,, and sunday afternoon,,i put a rebuilt hard valves and new guides 848 head on the 54 one ton..finally after about a year it runs like a champ now... now if i can get that rearend in by next month maybe i can drive it to that truck show in KC this year... when is it,,and whos goin..????
Posted By: jthuma94

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 11:26 PM

Finished moving out of my old apartment into a town house with a garage on Saturday. Stayed home and watched a movie Saturday night. Sunday I pulled in the '52 and dropped the three speed and made all the modifications to the T-5 that is going to replace it. After that went to "church" and got to stay late playing music with a bunch of friends because I did not have to work until 11 this morning.
Posted By: J Gott

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Mon Jul 24 2006 11:48 PM

Well on Friday the ROTARY lift subcontractor installed my 3 lifts, 2 in my new shop (32 x 30 Morton Building)and a 4 post in the garage attached to the house. On Saturday I wired the lifts and moved my "babies" to their new home, the '55 and '69 Pontiac are sitting on a 4 post stacker, the '41 Chevy dump resides in the bay with the 2 post lift and the misses car resides in the garge next to the house.
The TP tools 960 blast cabinet is on the way. On Sunday I moved more tools into the new shop. I am very happy with my epoxy coated floor (used the brand from Home Depot).
Now my wife is afraid she will never see me.........and her point is!!!!!!!!!!!!
will post pics soon
John Gott
Posted By: iowa trucks 59

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 12:21 AM

well...remember when i said all we have here is AD trucks...somehow a 60 apache 30 jumped on trailer and wouldnt come loose until i got back home. I was supposed to go to Omaha and haul it down to KC. It was suppose to be my wifes and my's anniversry trip, (nine yrs, gotta go out on a trip, to work up to the big "10" one). A couple days before we left, I bought the truck, so instead of delievr'ing it, I hauled it around NE and most of IA, for the weekend. It all went pretty well until we tried to do simple things like, stay at the motel, get some food, and go to the antique stores I had promised her. Got a lot of funny looks, but what the hay, every man should always take a back up truck along on a trip. Since I still had a little room left, I bought her a nice oak desk, for her computer, and hauled it home too. I was just about dragging the ground by the time we got back. So there you have it, postive proof you can be the man and still collect iron at the same time.
Posted By: OldSub

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 03:39 AM

I mostly hid from the heat. I don't think it ever broke 100 here, but around here people start melting in the high 80's.

I did spend some time getting the yard cleared for the new shop. Today a couple more trees came down and the sod was scraped to prepare for leveling tomorrow.
Posted By: J Lucas

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 04:34 AM

Still working on the new building in the backyard. Finally I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another week of more soffit and misc. trim and it should be pretty well buttoned up on the outside. I still have a long way to go before final completion, but at least the stress level has dropped a few notches, now that it is weathertight and most of the wood is covered.
Worked on it Friday evening, Saturday until about 1:00 PM then helped my nephew move. Picked up more material at Menards and worked most of Sunday, along with all night tonite.

It is finally getting to the point where I can start to relax a little again. Now my mind is starting to think more about the old trucks.

John
Posted By: Joe McNeel

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 05:04 AM

I spent most of the last few days putting up hay. My '59 is starving for attention but hopefully I'll get some time this winter to finish it up.

Hauling hay with the \'62

Baling with the JD 1010 and IH baler
Posted By: Cliff59

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 05:37 AM

The Brakes on the 59 are PULLING to the left. frown

I am going to have to do some investigation today to see what the problem is.

I drove my 54 Plymouth Savoy and the radiator
started leaking BAD this weekend.... If its not one thing its another. frown

The good news is that Robin has taken the Youth Group to Church camp and I have her car, so I can work this week on the 59's brakes and remove the Plymouths radiator and truck it to Ft. Worth. smile

Cliff(lots of fun work)59
Posted By: Graflexmaster

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 12:10 PM

Well??? with the temp on Sat at 107..and on sun at 110 and Mon at 105???? I looked at the '49 and other projects...as we loaded the car and went to the lake..... and spent the hottest parts of the days as lake floaties.......
Michael
Posted By: Peggy M

Re: WEEKEND REPORT!! - Tue Jul 25 2006 12:29 PM

Well, it's so hot in JULY, what's going to happen in August.

BUT ... this is a good "theme" for my July news page. Because I want to really get going on the August one because we have all the news about the SECOND STOVEBOLT REUNION in Kansas City!! We'll have a separate forum, just like we did last year.

Stay tuned guys!

Peg
Posted By: bigbassmann

weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 02:27 AM

Well, I finally got the bed repainted and the grill done and both are back on the truck. The bed floor still has to be done as well as the tailgate. Both the front and rear bumpers have to be painted and the hood needs to be adjusted but, I am making good progress. At least it looks like a truck again and I am proud of how it is coming together.

New pics for everyone to take a gander at.
http://rides.webshots.com/album/553766089YhXolR
Posted By: bluedot38

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 03:36 AM

Looks good Ralph, making some fast progress this summer, mine is going slowly, but surely. Mike
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 04:03 AM

spent most of the time putting up an attic stairs so I can store some parts "in the rafters". I did get some beadblasting on small parts, primed and painted. Ready for the attic!! It will be "sometime" before I will need to get them down again. The more I tear apart the more work I see......isn't that always the way it is?
Posted By: arnswine...

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 06:15 AM

I painted my whole grill black, but have had other mechanical projects (and really hot weather) keeping me out of my 72.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 07:00 AM

I'm hoping to get some quality garage time tomorrow or tuesday
Posted By: bowtietim

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 07:44 AM

Drank lots of beers,amnesia ?????
Posted By: speed 6351

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 08:57 AM

Got a chance to drive the GMC around the neighborhood for awhile yesterday to see if everything works okay. ran out of gas about 2 blocks from home. Had a friend help me tow it home and get it parked.
With its burned valves it wasn't running great,but all the basics seem to function well. Discovered using an old weathered clutch wasn't my greatest idea,so once I get the cylinder head finished,installed and paid for,a new clutch and a rear window gasket are next on the list of "gotta haves". Bought a used big back window from a fellow in Pa. for $50.00 last week;it should be here Tuesday.
Speed
Posted By: still lookin'

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 12:57 PM

Well I stopped and checked out a 1 1/2 ton yesterday for parts, was hoping the cab was good, it was better than mine but not enough to want to swap it on. So the search goes on, still have to get the tranny unstuck, it rained all last week and the truck is out side so didn't get much done.LOL
Posted By: bertha

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 02:59 PM

Nice work, Ralph.
On Saturday I finally got my cab set on the frame,(70 onto a 75 4x4 frame) probably today I'll get at putting in the steering column.
Looks like you're almost there!
Ted
Posted By: evac34

Re: weekend progress report - Mon Sep 04 2006 03:21 PM

got the cab back on the frame and hung the doors. Needs a little more tweaking to get them set right. Painted frame for radiator. Installed new shocks. Hope to get the new fuel lines on today. 1950 3600
Posted By: Woogeroo

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 23 2008 11:21 PM

So, yesterday I put on new front shocks on my '65 c10. That was very aggravating with lots of weird positions to make it happen, but it was pretty straight forward.

Today, I did the rear shocks and that was a bear, 3 out of four bolts were so rusted, they broke off. So, I had to make a run to get some good bolts for the shocks. Then, of course there was some 'adjusting' that needed to be done to the brackets so the new shocks could fit in... yeesh, all of that was 3 times harder than it had to be, but I got it done.

So, what did ya'll do to or with your trucks this weekend?

-W
Posted By: Flxible

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 12:11 AM

I finished up a cart for the new welder, does that count? grin
got rid of some stuff from the scrap pile anyway, including a golf bag caddy/cart

Bill
Posted By: Tom R

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 12:33 AM

Nuthin'. Still too cold.
Posted By: jdl

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 01:07 AM

Managed to find that my stater won't turn over my engine.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 01:48 AM

Did nothing except spend time with the kids who were home for the long weekend.
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:00 AM

i fabricated a set of inside door handles for my 57.
i will send the editor of this site an article i wrote and have pics of how i made them.
also went for my first real cruize today, about 15 miles.
cant wait til i get my dropped front axle..then the fun begins..
Posted By: BlueDawg

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:09 AM

Picked up a chrome trim piece for the radio speaker grill, chrome knob for the ashtray, "correct" bolts for the radio delete plate, and wandered around in the junkyard trying to find 15" wheels that would fit both my GM 10 bolt rear axle AND my original hubcap. Pretty tough to do.
ALSO helped my Dad start taking pieces (like a beehive oil filter) off of a 1956 pickup that he bought for $50.
Bluedawg
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:21 AM

I'm parting out a '48 Chevy panel, and spent some time taking parts off it. Its starting to look gone...

Also spent some time advising on my son's '76 Cadillac project. He is resurrecting one that has not run in several years, and I'm giving advice on that project and spending time watching him work.
Posted By: Pats58

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:23 AM

I observed through the hole in the box that my heater core was leaking. I removed the old heater hoses a while back and I learned to patiently and gently cut them from the heater core pipes and not give a twisting or pulling motion to the hoses. I removed the heater core and saw that it is leaking from a couple of places. I will take it to a radiator shop this coming week.
Posted By: Scott Danforth

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:24 AM

Drove 500 miles to St Louis to pick up a new boat, then towed it back. No wrenching, just driving.
Posted By: grub

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:36 AM

I looked out the window once....
Posted By: Philzamatic3100

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:36 AM

got my tail gate on the truck, did some touch-up work on the running boards. got the door rubber I've been needing, plan to install that next week end.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:59 AM

I took the '56 to a car show on Saturday. Joker and TxLaTx were there. Had a great time.

Today brought another '56 wide window home. It's in pieces sitting on an Olds frame. Someone needs their butt kicked.
Posted By: Czechman

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:06 AM

Got out a spotweld drill and my welder and got ANAL with some sludge, and pulled all the front end sheetmetal and radiator in prep to pull the engine on OL' RED
Posted By: jdl

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:13 AM

Your pics are forbidden.
Posted By: Alan's 57

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:14 AM

I had to work 1/2 day Saturday morning, so I didn't get to much done. Spent 3 hours Saturday afternoon getting the right step & rocker drilled out & cut off the 57. It didn't come out as easy as the drivers side did.
Posted By: Czechman

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:28 AM

Originally Posted by jdl
Your pics are forbidden.


Sorry about that... it's fixed now... thanks!
Posted By: Richard G.

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:35 AM

After much nervous anticipation, finally got my valves adjusted. Went through them twice to make sure I didn't screw it up. Why this is so difficult, I don't know.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:49 AM

no wrenching but I did open the box of stuff from Carters 15% sale and drooled over the parts thumbs_up....that I won't need for at least a year!! Tomorrow I will check out the NEW radiator from them. Its still boxed up. I had to wait for Easter Bunny to bring it and haven't opened it yet grin
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:51 AM

For once I did accomplish a couple of chores. I bought a battery and had some cables custom made and hooked them up.
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2335461570099708909csCMFC

I also finished rebuilding my rear cab mounts and bolted them up. When you look at them it seems it wouldn't matter how you bolted them on as each end looks alike. After installing I noticed the nuts on each side were facing different directions. Now I don't know if this matters a whit but I think tomorrow I'll swap them around. I have a picture of them labled as to which side they go. Better safe than sorry.
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2957908750099708909VeqCHo
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 05:53 AM

Got my bed home, Still lookin at it settin on the trailor,wil get it mounted this weekend coming, turned into a family weekend with Easter and all.
The truck will be there next weekend.
Posted By: Freedo

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 07:47 AM

R&R the starter on my son's '91 Blazer. That wasn't quite as straight forward as I expected. Also changed oil and filter while I was at it. He'd never get around to it. While it wasn't working on on a Stovebolt.. it was still a Chevy. Rest of the time was spent working on my daughter's house reno.
Posted By: mikes 63-k10

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 10:12 AM

went to a farm auction, worked on my allis chalmers D-17, sanded a little on the 63 k10. clean the bottom drive at our house ( i had a few to many 63 parts stacked here or there )
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 01:27 PM

I installed lap belts in the firetruck. My wife wouldn't let me take my 2 year old grand daughter in the truck unless she was in a child safety seat, so I put in the lap belts and took her for a ride! She loves her grandpa and the firetruck! :-)
Posted By: gazim

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 01:36 PM

Sat in my easychair, read classic trucks mag. and looked out my window at the snow coming down.
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 02:33 PM

I thought I was making progress on the serpentine swap. I initially had purchased a set off an '89 Suburban. Found out it wouldn't work on the TPI swap because the a/c bracket was directly in front of the throttle body. So I located a a/c bracket from a Camaro but found out the hard way that the alternater bracket needs to be swapped too. :mad: They look fine until you put the belt on and see that there is about a 1/2" in the two. Lesson learned, when doing a swap like this it's best to start with a complete motor with everything on it. That will save alot of time and money. I was so frustrated that I seriously thought about sticking a carb back on it and call it good. At least it would be running by now.
Posted By: chevy_Jenny

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 03:25 PM

I got more done on my girl this weekend. Let's see...finished up the back part of the floor where the tank used to sit, cut a big hole in the back of my cab and replaced it with good metal...oh, and put the 9" in!! We went up to grab a posi out of the post office, but all we had left were 31 spline, and not 28 spline. So, I guess we're going to have to grab one at Maple Grove this saturday.

I post pics of the new floor later. It turned out really nice for making my own pans!
Posted By: Justhorsenround

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 24 2008 04:48 PM

Couldn't work on the truck this weekend. Spent my time ordering and installing a video camera surveilance system and an alarm on my house. See post from a week ago (3/17) in the Greasy Spoon and you'll know why.
Posted By: jdl

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Tue Mar 25 2008 01:24 AM

Yep, I sure know why you did! ,
Posted By: bertha

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Tue Mar 25 2008 02:12 AM

I changed oil in the '66 and took it for the first ride this spring.
Ted.
Posted By: peddlr

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Tue Mar 25 2008 02:26 AM

I started at noon on sat. Pulled the new motor from the s10 after disassembling the front clip.Then on sunday, I pulled the clip and motor from the 41, Swapped parts from one motor to the other and installed the good motor back in the 41.Quit at about 4 pm. I have to go to Ok city tonite, Otherwise I would be finishing it tonite. Got about 2 hrs left to be able to drive it.gonna try to finish it thurs evening after I get back. Should be cruisin this weekend.
Posted By: dburban

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Tue Mar 25 2008 11:46 PM

I ordered new shackles for the springs then pulled the front sheet metal and set about with wire wheel and an old chisel to remove 50 years of road sludge dirt and dried grease from the front of the frame. It was an ugly job, steering box was a true pain.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Tue Mar 25 2008 11:52 PM

spent time with two of my, no all three of my best girls of course at different times and places.. checked on my truck but have to wait for a crimping tool to finish the a/c hook up. current tool will not crimp my new hoses. ron
Posted By: wadd55

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Wed Mar 26 2008 12:48 AM

had all my grandkids [6] so i didn`t have time to do anything on truck, besides that i am time out with truck, things not going real well with replacing lower hinge panel, inner and outer, and step rocker pannel and cab corner, lot of work
Posted By: Vooda

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Sat Mar 29 2008 06:30 AM

I spent the weekend preparing a newer model rear axle to put under my 65. Sunday was my birthday so I spent that day partying with the family and thinking how I could spend some of my birthday money on my truck.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Sat Mar 29 2008 08:53 PM

Spent the day cleaning out and throwing away junque that I will most likely need in the future. Isn't that the way it goes? I have had my Walker radiator in the box for over a year now and would like to install it but the radiator support is still at the body shop. I'm tempted to go get it and just paint it black with the rest of the support ingredients and get that radiator bolted on and out from under the truck.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Weekend Wrenching Report - what did you do? March 22-23rd 2008 - Mon Mar 31 2008 12:04 AM

Today I managed to finish installing the TV cable. It may need a little adjustment but I won't know until it get the truck running and test it out.
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2028510450099708909oythOz
Posted By: Woogeroo

April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 08:46 AM


So, what did you guys and gals do to or with your truck this weekend?


I changed the oil and the filter and did the lube job thing on my '65 c10 today and drove around in the rain.


-W
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 12:06 PM

I took it to a firefighter cancer fundraiser! It brought a lot of attention to the cause and helped raise funds to treat the ill firefighters! I didn't really do anything except let the kids play on it...
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 02:25 PM

I put 100 miles on mine yesterday (MAIDEN VOYAGE), I had a few issues to attend to, when I got home. got them all fixed but 1, I ordered the part from Summitt this morn. Be all cool after that.
Tim
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 02:47 PM

I daydreamed my way through a Brothers catalog and cut out some rust yesterday. Hope to do some sheetmetal work today.
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 10:25 PM

Temporary Insanity......Now Permanent! grin

Bought and towed this back home..... eek

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/car/642885020.html

thumbs_up

Posted By: aggieranch

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Sun Apr 27 2008 10:43 PM

I went for a nice two hour ride Saturday and cleaned the bugs off this morning.
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Mon Apr 28 2008 01:56 AM

did my first real cruise sine i lowered my 57. about 25 miles. rides nice and tight steering. looser leafs makes for a smoother ride also. cant wait to change the rims / tires, since i have a bad out of round left front tire.
did my first wash and wax since i bought it.
feels good to finally drive it.
leonard
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Mon Apr 28 2008 02:14 AM

Changed swapped the serpentine setup. The alternator/PS backet was from a truck instead of a TPI.
Posted By: Chev4t6

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Mon Apr 28 2008 03:11 PM

I started making a floor pan here Thursday and after a 6 pack and 4 hours Saturday accomplished the finished pan. There is more photos in between if you care to look. When I got flustrated I painted the oil cannister. So overall I had a great weekend and felt as if I'm making headway and having fun. Thanks for everyone's support and knowledge. Can't do it without ya!
Dan
Posted By: Tom R

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Mon Apr 28 2008 05:04 PM

Nothing accomplished. does anyone know how to get paint overspray off tires? I tried this week, but failed.
Posted By: Buddy in AK

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Mon Apr 28 2008 05:24 PM

Had a little surgery on my upper lip Wednesday so I have to keep clean for a week. Did do some measuring for tire and wheel size. Getting ready to set the '50 Suburban body on the rolling chassis for a test fit.

Buddy
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Tue Apr 29 2008 03:54 AM

Originally Posted by Tom R
Nothing accomplished. does anyone know how to get paint overspray off tires? I tried this week, but failed.

paint remover or sandblaster works (be gentle)
Posted By: Fla54Chevy3100

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Tue Apr 29 2008 12:59 PM

Busy week...lots of time on the new 40 project, getting 32 years of storage cleaned out of my latest "barn find"(Webshots)...made our weekly informal gathering Friday evening and formulated plans for our 2 car/truck shows on Saturday. Twelve hours of fun in the sun...getting really hot....will probably be the last weekend of the 200+ shows as May and September are "Lovebug" months....nasty little blind mosquitos that will swarm in clouds.....their smashed carcesses will eat through clearcoat in a matter of hours and clog a radiator completely. Bug screens are mandatory!!!

Fuel prices dominate the causual conversations and the Big Block folks are getting a little nervous. Thankfully, the 54 can nurse a gallon of gas.....still trying for 22 mpg but traffic is going to have to slow down to 55 mph to make it happen.

Been following RATRODKINGS adventures with his pristine 57....has done a great job with his tactful lowering of the truck....and am scouting out a SBC for my latest project. I have much to learn about the GM bent 8 engine. Hope all of you are enjoying the spring as much as we are down here!

Dave



Posted By: 48 one ton

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Tue Apr 29 2008 01:15 PM

Got my seat adjuster cables fixed,put my tail lights on and rewired all my signal and tail lights.
Posted By: 3B

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Tue Apr 29 2008 03:37 PM

Hy guys, we hosted a potluck BBQ for a group of local Stovebolters from both sides of the border, beautiful weather, good food, great people, pretty rides, A GREAT DAY FOR ME. Then on Sunday we went to a car show, with George Barris, and Chip Foose in attendance. Best weekend in a long time.
Posted By: BC52

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Tue Apr 29 2008 03:47 PM

Ditto,what 3B said
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Wed Apr 30 2008 03:08 AM

Originally Posted by Fla54Chevy3100

Been following RATRODKINGS adventures with his pristine 57....has done a great job with his tactful lowering of the truck....


thanks for kind words dave. i couldnt have done most of what i have done to my 57 without your help.
wish i could get 22mpg out of my bent 8. LOL.
leonard
Posted By: dburban

Re: April 26th-27th, 2008 - Weekend Report - Thu May 01 2008 03:03 AM

Wife and I went to the swap meet at Carlisle on Friday, went to the homecoming at Stovebolt HQ on Saturday and a local car show on Sunday. I still managed to pull one of the rear shackle bushings and put in a replacement. I listened to all the advice on how to get the old bushing out and decided to use a grade 8 bolt rather than mess with a grade 5. Got the old bushing out with no problems. Then I broke the grade 8 bolt while driving the new bushing in, had the nut up against a 1/4 inch plate that was skewed a bit and rolled a thread. Gonna try not to do that again!
Posted By: Woogeroo

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun May 18 2008 04:50 PM

I rotated my tires on Friday, so I snuck it in before the weekend I guess.


I went to a car show yesterday and there were bunches of trucks like mine there, so I was snapping away with the camera.


What did you guys and gals do to or with your trucks?


-W
Posted By: 31,32,33

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Sun May 18 2008 08:08 PM

I stripped the dash of the'49 of all instruments and wireing.
Cleon
Posted By: jdl

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Sun May 18 2008 09:00 PM

Hmmm, let's see. Broke the oil dipstick, got a 6v battery, hooked up the generator and put the dash lights back in. Found out that the lights work and the horns are in need of the contacts cleaned. Starter is working now. Points work now.
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Sun May 18 2008 09:44 PM

Re-working the throttle linkeage, darn thing bound up and bent on me :mad:.
Posted By: Bob61Apache

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Sun May 18 2008 10:02 PM

Replaced the speedometer. Interesting to know how fast (or slow) I was actually driving.
Carried the riding lawn mower home and back to the pasture. With feeding the horse I'm putting 10 to 20 miles a day on the truck.
Took some pictures of it and submitted them to the gallery.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Sun May 18 2008 10:04 PM

I finished welding in my new engine mounts,installed my fabbed trans x-member,bolted on all my new Mustang II front end,pumped up my Air Springs and rolled my A.D into the sunshine for the first time in 2 years!:D I've been quite a busy boy today! thumbs_up
Just kickin back,suppin' a beer now. thumbs_up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26014986@N07/?saved=1
Jock.
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 01:06 AM

with the help from my good buddy dave, here from the bolt, i finally got my alternator hooked up correctly and charging. the PO had it hooked up the one wire way, but it was not charging. i hooked it up the 3 wire way,a nd now is fine.
leonard
Posted By: wilbur

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 02:04 AM

The wife and I went to our first show of this season and came home with a first in class and best of show truck. I still haven't found a place for the 40 we got last year.
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 02:13 AM

congrats wilbur.... i love your ghost flames.

leonard
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 04:18 AM

went to crusie in Friday night but nothing in the shop but changed the oil in wifes car. Also have step daughter in law in hospital....having problems wiht pregnacy of twins, so time is being spent up there.
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 04:20 AM

Not a thing. It was raining yesterday and I'm working at the fire station today. Monday is my wife's birthday so that isn't looking good either! Maybe next weekend will be better...
Posted By: mummdogg

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 11:13 AM

Went to the air show at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday. Organized my garage because I completely dismantled the front axle, wheels, drums...etc. Didn't want to lose anything when it's time to put back together.
Posted By: Scott Danforth

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 11:27 AM

I did this

Scott
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 12:02 PM

i visited my truck on sat. and was shocked as to how much i still owe the bodyman after already paying him $5000.00. i have still not payed the mechanic anything. i will lose my job in about 2 weeks, for those who don't know i worked at one of the 15 home depot stores that are closing. time adjustments t my life style will have to be made. i am better off than a lot of the people there that both husband wife work there for the insurance. i was retired already when i took the job to support my truck. ohwell Ron
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 12:15 PM

I was into the body man for just @ 5,000 for mine WE b OLD, it is amazing how much it costs now, the paint is outrages and the labor stacks up quick @ 40 or 45 bucks an hr. but that seems to be the goin rate around here and I checked around hard.
Tim
Posted By: WHO, ME ?

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 02:55 PM

Re-timed my engine with advance timing light.

Ordered a new flex-fan from Summit.

All day Saturday started to take out all the rusty bed bolts stayed under the truck all day.

ALL day Sunday replaced all the bed blocks and bolts under the bed and started to get the bed ready for some welding.

Took my wife for a ride with new HEI installed she now thinks Tom langdon is a God. I get to keep the truck.
Posted By: 46forme

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 03:58 PM

I went to a show to support the local Fireman's Fund. About 250 cars. I took home a top 10 award, kind of a suprise. grin
Posted By: Slickriffs

Re: Weekend Report for May 17th-18th, 2008 - Mon May 19 2008 06:26 PM

I cleaned the garage and put two shelves up for my parts to go on so I could clear a path to my truck.Should be good to go now. After that I went to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees get there butts kicked.

Keith
55 Chevy truck , second series
Posted By: Woogeroo

Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 12:50 AM



What did ya'll do to or with your trucks this weekend?

Any wrenching?

Any parades? Picnics?

Barbecues, wood hauling?


-W

Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 01:07 AM

Watched both races, worked on trying to striaghten out a binding issue in the throttle linkeage on the '55, planned the ammo can stereo speaker boxes, and today, I had to work (got paid some nice OT for that! ).
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 01:08 AM

No wrenching but I did spend six hours washing, drying and waxing the firetruck just so I could drive it around town. It was alot of work...but worth it! Happy Memorial Day to each of you.
Posted By: jdl

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 01:53 AM

Drove around the yard and found that the generator is bad.
Posted By: Denny Graham

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 02:10 AM

Cruise Night for cancer on Friday night, man was it cold, I needed and overcoat, earmuffs and my mittens. Saturday Big show in the daytime at the 15,000 member Calvary Church in Naperville, IL, best great turn out I’ve seen so far at that meet. Weather could not have been more perfect; I even got the wife to go with me for once. First car show that she’s ever been to and she had a good time. Sunday was our AACA sponsored all day swap and car show that filled the Sandwich, IL fairgrounds, again an excellent turn out even with the threat of rain showers. Took my 1950, 3604 “work in process” to all the shows this week end and thought I would at least get an award for the rattiest looking truck there, and it was. I was kind of ashamed to bring something like that in amongst all those beautiful rods and restorations but at least I didn’t have to walk all that far when it was time to leave.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL
Posted By: dburban

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 03:14 AM

I had opened up the '67 12 bolt truck rear that was under the burb a few weeks ago and found a bad bearing and questionable axle. I had already put a rebuilt axle with the 5-lug disc kit on the front so I was looking for an excuse to change out the rear. Bad rear end made it an easy decision to go ahead and do it now. So I picked up a 10 bolt friday morning from a local junkyard. It came with a 2.56 gear so a new carrier and complete rebuild are in order. I spent a good part of the weekend disassembling and cleaning it. Cutting the old spring perches off of it was a chore. I got a couple coats of paint on it today. I haven't decided yet whether to assemble it myself, I'm thinking experience may be a good thing to ensure it gets done right.

After that I went back under the truck to clean and scrape all the dirt and rust off the frame, crossmembers, floor, fenderwells, etc. Its a dirty job but I'm making good progress. I just have a small section left to do now; from firewall to the back of the passenger door and between the outside of the frame to the door.
Posted By: bertha

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 03:16 AM

I had the '66 in the parade again today pulling a trailer with the old Vets who can't march too good anymore.It was a real nice day, in the high 70's. This time I dressed in my BDU's.
The long neck beers were only a buck for anyone in uniform at the VFW! We had alot of fun. Tomorrow we take the flags off of all the graves, close to 1800 of them.
Ted.
Posted By: oo8track

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 03:41 AM

Moved mine back into the garage, looked at a few things, then closed the door, at least it is back inside after sitting outside a while.
Posted By: OldIronChevy

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 03:47 AM

saturday i hauled a load of iron out of my grandparents place with my 1964 Chevy (black betty) i really could use a few extra gears... and told i hauled a load of wood with her again, did a little work on my 350 for my 70, but i mainly played with my new (free) lawn tractor, hehe makin modifications and gona beat the high gas prices

Nate
Posted By: Cletis

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 04:17 AM

I drove my '56 to Hutchinson Kansas for the ATHS Truck Convention. Entered it in the show. Spent 3 days looking at trucks, talking about trucks and making lasting friendships.

Total trip mileage was 940 miles. Not one lick of trouble with the truck. Ya gotta love it.
Posted By: 66stepside

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 04:30 AM

I charged the battery up and got it running again. Drove it around the yard a little bit and then pulled it up to the garage for the day. I adjusted the valves (engine off, it was less of a mess and mom doesn't have to make me pressure wash the concrete off again), adjusted the carb and timing. I also checked the brake that had been giving me issues and put half a tank of gas in it. Now it runs like a top and sounds great. Brittany helped me clean up the mating surfaces for the valve cover gasket and took a video of it running for me.

I also took the dog to the vet and then went swimming, that turned out to be quite fun, even though I got a chest cold from the water.
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 09:48 AM

had my sons graduation party sunday, spent memorial day cleanin up the aftermath in the morning, took the 52 out for the rest of the day for some cruisin & visited my grandparents and other family memebers graves and planted fresh flowers and did some general clean-up on there headstones etc...
Posted By: Chev4t6

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Tue May 27 2008 02:16 PM

Went to the Norwich Car Show Saturday with 3 of my 4 boys. I love that quality time with them. Sunday putzed around house. Monday did the graves. Some Norwich pictures here. Enjoy
Dan
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 02:14 AM

Spent most of the weekend mowing lawn, trimming weeds, and cleaning flower beds. But we did take the '47 out for a spin. Also warmed up the wife's Corvair.
Posted By: Czechman

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 12:10 PM

I spent 20 hours scraping 60 years of crud off my frame forward of the firewall. Then I washed it all down with mineral spirits and gave it a good coat of paint. At 61, it pretty much of an ordeal crawling around on your back for the better part of a day but it was rewarding to see it finished. One more thing off the list.

PICTURE 1
PICTURE 2
PICTURE 3
Posted By: Clutchheadstew

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 03:57 PM

Finally got the '62 235 mounted in the '36 1.5 ton frame, had to cut the cross member for the pan clearance. Took apart the front end to replace the king pins and brakes. Bringing all the odd parts to work for bead blasting and painting. Went to a great BBQ and did tons of yard work.
Found a really obscure Native American graveyard by accident while the wife and I were riding the Harley, we spent about an hour counting the Veterans there from WW1-WW2-Korea-and Nam. Wow, that was enlighting, there were 63 Vets there all with flags. Thanks for serving!
Posted By: 31,32,33

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 06:18 PM

That looks good Woody. That's where I'm at on my '49 and it does not get easier at 71.
Cleon
Posted By: 65PanelMike

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 10:34 PM

Bead blasted a bunch of small parts for painting, bought a set of NOS 3100 side emblems for the truck and went to the Connecticut Classic Chevy Memorial Day Car Show, the BelAir Camper was really cool. Take a look at the 3 1958 GMC's, the yellow one looked like a Cameo.
Mike
Posted By: Czechman

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Report 24th-26th 2008 - Wed May 28 2008 10:39 PM

Originally Posted by 31,32,33
That looks good Woody. That's where I'm at on my '49 and it does not get easier at 71.


It's going to get a LOT easier for me when I'm 71 because by then the most strenuous thing I'll be doing on my truck is pushing in the clutch! grin

More power to you brother... show these kids how it's done thumbs_up
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 05:39 AM

Amazing! My son home from A&M and my son in law home from Iraq helped me and we got a ton done. We finished most of the wiring, just waiting on fenders for lights, hanging the split looms and hooking up the senders. Under the dash we have power to radio and heater/air power lines waiting for those accessories. We also drilled and hooked up the door poppers for the interior lights. thumbs_up

Posted By: Spotbiltxo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 06:14 AM

Looks like you've got your work cut out for yourself, but you're making great progress. Nice, professional looking work. Congrats!!

Your work inspires me to get to work installing my new Mar-K wooden bed replacment kit I bought 3 weeks ago. There's always something to do on these old trucks!!

Spot
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 06:24 AM

I'm planing on the Mar-K bed when everything else is finished.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 08:23 AM

Not a whole lot! Unfortunately work gets in the way! cry
It starts getting dark here about 4.00/4.30pm. eek
It's hard to get 'fired up' when it's pitch black and cold! brrrrr
I got plans for the weekend though.
Jock thumbs_up
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 12:50 PM

I got nothing done today or even this whole month. But, my new workshop is finished, wiring is done, attic insulation tomorrow and my heater will be hooked up in two weeks. I'm picking up my radio this weekend for the '53.
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 01:28 PM

On Thanksgiving, I drove the kids and grand kids around the block!! The smiles on their faces is priceless.

i love it!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 03:46 PM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
Not a whole lot! Unfortunately work gets in the way! cry
It starts getting dark here about 4.00/4.30pm. eek
It's hard to get 'fired up' when it's pitch black and cold! brrrrr
I got plans for the weekend though.
Jock thumbs_up


Well Jock ole buddy if your relatives had come over here you would have been able to take a day off and had some turkey! grin
Posted By: 31,32,33

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 04:06 PM

last weekend I dismanteled the heater and bead blasted the sheet metal, and painted it with Hammertone paint from Lowes. It's not correct but I like the way it turned out.
http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/27905/2810783220098468599S500x500Q85.jpg
Posted By: bertha

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 04:28 PM

My son and his friend put a suspension lift kit on the '70 4x4 on Tuesday-Wednesday, pretty soon I'll need a ladder.
Posted By: RATRODKING

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 05:39 PM

just waxed both of my trucks, the 57 and my daily driver s-10.
man am i out of shape. LOL.

leonard
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 05:46 PM

Yesterday I cut out the drivers side cab corner. Made the patterns and cut the metal for the inner repair pieces. Today I am going to weld the pieces together and pray the rain stops soon. I am still not finished with my shop so am working in the great outdoors. Big Chevy I enjoyed your webshots good stuff.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 07:32 PM

Thanks neiroy, now get yourself a digital camera and send us some pics of your baby.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 28 2008 09:37 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=jockbolter50]Not a whole lot! Unfortunately work gets in the way! cry
It starts getting dark here about 4.00/4.30pm. eek
It's hard to get 'fired up' when it's pitch black and cold! brrrrr
I got plans for the weekend though.
Jock thumbs_up


Well Jock ole buddy if your relatives had come over here you would have been able to take a day off and had some turkey! grin [/quote]

They did but only made it as far as Detroit! My 'old man' opted to stay in Jockland,despite a job offer from F*rd in Dearborn. grin (He stayed true to his roots as a G.M. man!)
We're having a wee celebration ourselves this weekend.
Saint Andrews day...Haggis,neeps and tatties,washed down with an
obligatory dram or two! That'll keep the cold away!
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Jock thumbs_up


Posted By: still lookin'

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 12:21 AM

I got my 67 backed in the barn so I can start to work on the transmission(lost all forward movement) and the brakes. Hopefully I can come up with a title and get the old truck on the road soon!
Posted By: AJS

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 02:07 AM

pulled front drums off of the 35 getting ready for the disc brake upgrade.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 02:21 AM

Here she is. I am shooting for something that I can drive to work not a show truck. It will be used to haul whatever I need to haul.
Once I get finished with the welded repair pieces I am going to strip it all lead the joints and epoxy prime. I got twenty cans each of duplicolor primer sealer and a blue in rattle cans at a local salvage store. 50 cents a can. So as I go I am priming and painting just to keep the rain off and make my wife think something is getting done. Page 5 or so is what I did today.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 02:23 AM

http://community.webshots.com/user/neilhatten
I guess the link would help.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 04:22 AM

Whew, I worked on several things already in progress and complete some of them. I have disasembled both front doors for my panel. Cleaned the regulators and painted them a nice hammertone silver to protect them, got the vent window out and drilled out the rivets in the vertical strips and ready to proceed with the rest. All the front door hinges, & rear, are blasted, primed and drilled out for the new hinge pins. Got most of the mechanisms blasted and painted that go to the rear doors for the panel. All the latches have been cleaned and lubed and ready. Took the inside guides out that hold the trailing edge of the door window blasted/primed and painted.
Even changed the oil/filter in Victoria's car and also found and fixed a long standing problem of finding the vacumn leak that controls where the air blows out...feet/face/windshield.

Its amazing what a few days off and full days in the shop can do. Heck, today I even finished up one quilt rack and another piece for my daughters for Christmas.
I can hardly wait till morning to get some more done!!

Oh, and I even got the shop cleaned up a little bit.
Posted By: JohnandDerek

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 06:33 AM

didn't get anything done to my truck but cut and split to truck loads of wood so my truck will be warm this winter
Posted By: OldSub

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 08:17 AM

I got an amazing amount done today. My brother and his family are visiting for Thanksgiving and today we played in the shop.

Started out by removing the old 5.14 geared Eaton from under my 1-ton and replaced it with the 3.42 geared GM 14-bolt that was waiting to go under it.

Then we stopped and ate some leftover turkey.

This afternoon we removed the front fenders and radiator mount leaving the frame and suspension and cab and nothing else. With that done, we did a trial fit of the Cadillac 500 and Turbo 400 I'm installing in this '54 GMC 1-ton.

Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 02:46 PM

Originally Posted by JohnandDerek
didn't get anything done to my truck but cut and split to truck loads of wood so my truck will be warm this winter

Do you have a wood burning heater in there??????????? headscratch
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 03:50 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=JohnandDerek]didn't get anything done to my truck but cut and split to truck loads of wood so my truck will be warm this winter

Do you have a wood burning heater in there??????????? headscratch [/quote]

Let's keep it on topic please.
Posted By: SeanS

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 29 2008 10:49 PM

I got the running boards sanded and ready for primer. slow going. Working on the dash next.
Posted By: 32fire

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 30 2008 01:58 AM

well was going to put the strips in the bed that holds the wood in but the finish wasnt dry on the wood yet so i just looked at it and came back home
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 30 2008 03:40 AM

I patted it's fender when I walked by with the trash bag.
Posted By: jdl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 30 2008 04:39 AM

Well, let's see. On Thursday night, I took off the generator and took it apart/cleaned/freed rusty brush holders. On Friday I reinstalled the generator and prayed that it would work... It did!!! After that, I don't remember anything except for being happy until I went to sleep. This morning, I got on here, asked questions, researched, asked more questions, researched some more, and then finally measured and figured out what I need for brake lines. That lasted until about one hour ago and when I got done researching I got bored and went out to remove the wheel cylinder hoses. I think I'm finally ready for brake lines and hoses!!!
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 30 2008 11:43 AM

Well I'm tinkerin with a stereo system at the moment for the Ol Gal, an drainin the fuel cell so I can get on the bed wood, Sethy has already claimed the drained fuel for his 4 wheeler LOL!
Posted By: david dyehouse

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 30 2008 02:49 PM

wife had to work fri. and i'm off til tues.so fri went to a couple junk yards and scored a sbc valve cover with just a pvc hole i'm lookin for. gonna run a pair of those painted and pinstriped. also came home and took all the parts to the engine builder .so i guess i'm commited or should be commited..............dave
Posted By: 49chevyman

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 01 2008 01:45 AM

I cleaned and painted the replacement oil pan for my 292. Finally found one on Ebay to replace the original that had a rod thrown through it at one time in its glorious past. The PO had done a very poor job patching the ragged 6" hole the rod left, but I probably could not have done much better. This finishes up my motor, now back to the dreaded body work....anybody out there want to trade some body skills for some chassis/engine work ?
Posted By: One ear dicky

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 01 2008 02:00 AM

Hey BC 3600, am in Brockport NY having thanksgiving with my family,so was not able to work in the garage.I took the starter out of my chevelle to be rebuilt as i am tryin to get it running so i can move it out of my garage to bring the 48 home. Am lookin forward to getting it home as i am wondering how big a mistake i made.LOL Anyway, hope you had a nice thanksgiving with the family.
Posted By: Justhorsenround

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 01 2008 04:05 PM

Had big plans for the '47 over the Holidays but as some know I lost access to a shop and so I've been trying to work outside. I got my annual cold last week and then it turned too cold outside to work. I have been trying to finish the frame/suspensiou/brakes before winter set in but it looks like I won't make it. I did buy a complete running 350 2 weeks ago and have the engine/transmission setting in place in the frame. Some progress is better than none I guess.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 01 2008 11:26 PM

Martin:
1,000 mg of vit C buddy. Hope you get to feeling better.
Posted By: deerefanatic

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 02 2008 03:04 AM

I haven't gotten much done.... But I have managed over the last month to get the walls about 60% cut off of the old delivery box that's sitting on the truck now..... Gotta get that off before I can move it into the shop.....
Posted By: carolines truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 02 2008 03:08 AM

Finished up the hood latch spring
http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads...;Main=65935&Number=476960#Post476960,
got a low pressure 7# radiator cap & plumbing bits for a recovery systems and the ABS threaded and cap ends to make up my recovery reservoir tank. also got the rear white letters on. the cab dash letters are tomorrow and finish the tank mount, and heater install.

wave ANY BODY have hints on glueing the double foil jute inside the engine hood. wave
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 02 2008 05:28 AM

I was at my mechanic's today and one of his guys was scraping the insulation off the back of a BMW hood. He was really working hard to get it off. I thought then of how much trouble I have had in the past getting the D$#%@$ stuff to stick and stay. I'm sure there are adhesives somewhere that will hold the stuff up there.
You might try 3M-90 spray on.
Posted By: brsdb3381

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 03 2008 02:45 AM

I got the garage cleaned out to locate the new compressor where I wanted it.
Brad
Posted By: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 08:06 AM

I spent the weekend/past few days pulling parts/fasteners for a fellow I met through a Chevy truck specific website. He is a Corvette restoration guru and has done some very impressive builds, including a champion at a recent Corvette Nationals. In any case, he tackled a '65 Chevy C10 swb fleetside truck and contacted me for some "hard-to-find" dealer/factory options for the 4-5-6 Chevy trucks. In short, I visited his shop a few weeks ago to see his '65 project truck.

To my amazement, he requested that I critique his truck, to ensure it was true to form and period-correct. During the past several years I have owned/collected/restored several 4-5-6 Chevy trucks and accumulated a vast amount of parts, both OEM and NOS. In the process, I have also gathered a substantial amount of historical reference information, dealer literature and manufacturer's data/manuals.

In a nut shell, I spent several hours at his shop, gingerly critiquing his '65, in order to "make-ready" for the '09 show season. In my travels and experience, I have never laid eyes on a more perfect example of a factory-correct/period-correct 1965 Chevy truck. It is extremely well optioned from the factory/dealer and will truly be a fine rolling example of classic 1965 vintage Chevy iron.

I am both humbled and honored to be involved in the process and truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a true restoration artisian, although on Corvettes. That is all I was able to accomplish over the holidays...I must say priceless!!!
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 06:19 PM

replaced new broken door latch with the new old latch that i welded when it broke a couple of weeks ago. clear???????
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 08:27 PM

Oh yeah!
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 11:03 PM

Today, I put Christmas lights, garland and a wreath on the firtruck today in preparation for the Virginia Beach Christmas parade on Saturday!!! Lots of families with kids riding with me on that night. I look forward to it even more now that the firetruck is about done.

It is a lot of work just for an hour parade... But fun no matter what it takes to just be around the old stovebolt.
Posted By: Jimmie D

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 11:22 PM

I managed to beat the bejeebers out of an aftermarket inner cowl panel and get in to place. I had to split it to get it into place, then welded it back together. I hope to get it welded into place and sealed up weekend. I had to use two differenr thicknesses of sheetmetal to get the job done. DonG, thanks about telling me about heat fence. It works like a charm.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 04 2008 11:39 PM

Jimmy D, where is the proof... pix
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 05 2008 12:49 AM

virginafiretruck, it is appropriate to have a firtruck at Christmas. smile
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 05 2008 01:24 AM

Unpacked my new drivers side rocker panel, lower left rear door jam, drivers side floor and left kick panel. I still have some demolition to do on the lower cowl and floor etc. to do before the install. I picked up some round bar to make a hand crank. Thanks to Denny I now have enough information to build one. Then I can give the engine a turn or two when I pass it to keep it moving during the rebuild.
http://community.webshots.com/user/neilhatten
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 05 2008 05:06 AM

Finished up the wiring by hiding wires within split loom and started mocking up the front sheetmetal
Posted By: MJD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 05 2008 10:33 AM

I got mine to start......in near zero degrees.... it's a 1950 6400 2 ton farm truck. 6 volt with the 216 engine. I moved it around a bit, like to start her weekly at least.

I have the interior done in like-original looks, needs cab outside paint, and the 12 foot box painted. What a great truck, like the ones we had farming with.
I should get pics to show off of it I guess ...... smile


mjd
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 05 2008 12:46 PM

Yes pictures.... We love pictures!
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 06 2008 04:04 AM

ordered more stuff for my panel...that does count as doing something doesn't it?
I keep buying stuff and maybe one day I'll get to put it all together!...oh, going to check the body work progress tomorrow. The blood letting is really getting into high gear! ugh, ouch, gosh, ouch...and more to come!
Posted By: carolines truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 06 2008 04:12 AM

i'm done w/ that alvin
i'm putting mine back together now & almost done.
Installed combo clearance /turn signals on the running boards, third stop lamp. added rear steps at tailgate. heaters back in. trying to set the darn hood so i can get on w/ the front fenders, grill & H/L's
Posted By: Don's 65 K10

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 06 2008 01:22 PM

Got all the gauges, and final wiring done. Finally got the clutch linkage in, which became a reeaaall pain. Put the gas tank back in. Topped off the fluids, and got to start it up! It sounds really good. Not quite the "lope" I was expecting for 430hp, but it sounds great. Maybe have a little fine tuning to do, but the engine lives! Now all I need to do is install overflow tank and tubing, put the transmission support arm back on, fill the trans, and put the grill and headlights back on. After that it's ready for insurance and the road! grin
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 06 2008 04:32 PM

All that work in one day, you must be single! grin Good looking power plant you have there. Are those chrome heads?
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 06 2008 09:51 PM

checked at the body man and took him my door and few other little pieces. Today I'm going to start rebuilding my wing vents.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 12:01 AM

Pulled the front left fender and cut out the rusted outer cowl. Started cleaning up and checking out the inner cowl. I hope to brace the door tomorrow and remove what I need of the emergency brake. Then replace the rocker panel. My floor is so rusty across the top of the rocker panel that I don't think it will hold the door opening in shape if I don't x-brace it before i cut out the rocker. I put up new photos.
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 04:46 AM

to cold, just watching it rust
Posted By: david dyehouse

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 05:03 AM

went and gave the engine dude a chunk of my fun money,motor is done and looks so darn cool will pick it up monday if its dry out...................dave
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 05:19 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
checked at the body man and took him my door and few other little pieces. Today I'm going to start rebuilding my wing vents.

Keep us informed on how the rebuild goes Alvin. I will have to do mine soon. Winter is a good time for this sort of stuff.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 05:38 AM

Big Chevy...will do. I also have some picture to upload to my photobucket but the wife has to do some work on the kodak Easy Share thing. Maybe in the next day or two.
I did get one of the wing vent assemblies totally taken apart tonight. I have the window glass soaking in gas so I can get the glass out of the frame. Someone had attempted to redo them and hte glass was pushed in the frame so far it would not seal. I have all the rivets,rubber and vertical strips to re-do them. I hope by Monday to have both of the frames blasted and primed and ready to paint and reassemble. So far so good.
The little swivel pop rivet at the top was a little aggravating to grind the head off and punch it out but the little dremel tool and a very small punch did the trick with a good whack of the hammer.
However, it is good to take it easy when taking off the bottom nut that holds the glass in the frame...the one with the spring on the bottom. I took my time and got it off but it took some penetrating oil and twisting it back and forth, back and forth for a little. Be sure to watch how the washers come off with the nut as two are small and one big. You can figure it out but its nice to be "observant"!! smile
More later. If any way I can help let me know.

EDIT: Bigchevy: I ask a couple question over in the Doors Forum tha might be interesting. You never know what you might find when you take apart one of these or rather what someone might have done or tried to do.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 07 2008 05:39 AM

I washed the '56 today and took it to a car show.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 12:45 AM

Dogged my wife long enough to cut out the drivers side floor. Things don't look as bad on this side. I think it is time to deal with the dual cylinder master cylinder now that I have room to work. The rest of the time I was putting garland on the front porch rails. That was after my wife mentioned that her next husband wasn't going to work on a truck all of the time.
Posted By: jdl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 01:03 AM

Managed to figure out more about my brakes and that all new wheel cylinders are probably required. Everything else is looking okay, not pitted or weak.
Posted By: Apache3200

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 01:56 AM

Fixed? an issue with one of the taillights. Not sure if it is a bad ground or wiring. It is working for the time being. Put a new connector for the batter terminal. The old one was the original and pretty corroded. Hooked the heater back up with a temporary switch and in line fuse. It was 60 here today, but I will need the heater soon. Also added about a half a quart of oil.
Posted By: dsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 02:36 AM

I have been working on installing a dual cylinder MC on my Dad's 46 chevy see photos-- http://good-times.webshots.com/slideshow/569119015Lkcnyj
I am also doing my daily sand and fill on my truck trying to get it ready for primer. It is a slow go but trying to make forward movement.
Posted By: OldSub

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 02:46 AM

I removed the cab and played with placement of the new motor. I'll put more details in the Hi-Po shop thread about Cadillac 500 in a '54 GMC.
Posted By: Spotbiltxo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 05:05 AM

I rolled out the '50 and took her for a spin around the neighborhood. Nice day here in the 70's and sunny. Sprayed Tire Shine on all the tires when I got home.

Spot
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 08:14 AM

Not a single thing! cry

I did break into my neighbours car though!

Too many honey-do's! grin
Posted By: Rusty Shackleford

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 10:31 PM

I haven't got much done except to buy a new master cylinder (dual) for my '47. Painted the adapter bracket, bought the wood blocks for the bed, bought seatbelts and reinforcing plates. Now the weather's turning cold (snow expected this weekend)so it might be a bit uncomfortable to actually get started on some of these projects. Bought a double flaring tool and practiced making some flares on a old gas line.
Posted By: jdl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 11:04 PM

Got the wheel cylinders off and as I suspected they are all trash, full of grit and not worth the trouble saving. Other than learning some about 54 year old technology and how much brake fluid attracts water, that's about it.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 11:13 PM

Originally Posted by Rusty Shackleford
I haven't got much done except to buy a new master cylinder (dual) for my '47. Painted the adapter bracket, bought the wood blocks for the bed, bought seatbelts and reinforcing plates. Now the weather's turning cold (snow expected this weekend)so it might be a bit uncomfortable to actually get started on some of these projects. Bought a double flaring tool and practiced making some flares on a old gas line.

I feel sorry for you guys up north trying to work in the cold. It gets cold down here but you guys up there get the real cold. I think I would get pretty anise if I couldn't go to the shop and make some noise. I think I might get me a couple of propane heaters and throw together a framework of some sort and drop painter drop cloth or something down and try to warm up an area around the truck.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 11:15 PM

Jordan you might be able to soak all that and clean it up. Some of that should be savable.
Posted By: jdl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 08 2008 11:19 PM

I hope so.
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 09 2008 05:14 AM

Worked on the HEI conversion today. I managed to file the collar off the 250 dist. I also got my carb apart for a rebuild and got the parts soaking in cleaner because it was covered in gunked gasoline. frown

Posted By: Don's 65 K10

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 09 2008 02:49 PM

BIG CHEVY 3600, sorry about the delayed reply. blush Getting the last of the truck together. The heads on that engine are the new Edelbrock performer RPM's. Polished alum. grin got to run her down the street, but need to wait for my friend to double check the timing, and carb adjustments. Think I might have to learn how to drive all over again. From what I hear, my new beast will have to be driven with a whole new attitude. big_eek
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 11 2008 08:51 PM

Miracles do happen. I thought I had lost the cowl vent setup and would need to buy another one for 150.00 but I found it. As usual the four #10 carrage bolts that attach the system to the adjustment handle were reduced to 3 and I had to find one of those little things. I ordered some and a couple of cans of Loctite Rust Inhibitor from Fasenall. That will come in on Monday and we will finish the job.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 11 2008 10:33 PM

I decided to scrap all these ideas I had about finding one piece patch panel s for the Humpback , and ordered off the shelf stuff from LMC and Jim Carter and piece it all in there .

Every now and then one needs to man up face the facts and move on !
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 12 2008 12:19 AM

Oldog, where are the pics? Send some proof of your project. pix
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 12 2008 04:09 AM

Well, it was raining today....and we need lots of it.
So, after the bus run today I spent the day in the shop blasting the vent window assemblies and then primed them. I got a little work to do (jbweld) on one little "rust through" spot and then I can rivet the new rubber strip in and put in the vertical channel along with the new pivot rivets and rubber gasket... and glass with new tape ect. Maybe by Saturday evening I will have them back together.

Also got a package from the vendor today. Had to buy a new "remote control" for the inside door handle, and a channel guide for one side....along with some other little things.
I guess you could say Santa made an early stop!!
Posted By: Thruwurkin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 12 2008 08:09 PM

Today is the beginning of a BIG storm coming our way. Rain/snow tomorrow thru Sunday and temps dropping to 1 degree on Tuesday. I checked the coolant to make sure it is up to snuff, filled the gas tank and put Red Dawg in the covered walkway up to the house. The garage is full of '72 El Camino and El Camino engine rebuild. I drive my Bolt every day that it ain't snowy and icy.

Thruwurkin
Kennewick Man
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 13 2008 02:40 AM

painted the wing vent assemblies I blasted and primed yesterday. Also put some JBweld in the one that was a bit rusted on the inside and filled a little hole....got'em drying. Next will be the rubber stuff and putting the glass back in the frame.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 13 2008 04:16 AM

i have decided to use the stock looking door panels that i have had for about a year. also ordered arm rest to go with it. drove the truck to get some KFC fell for the their dinner in a box ad. still trying to get the door latches to work properly and now that the temperature has gotten cold,16 degrees i can tell where the air is getting in. the doors have been off and i think need to be readjusted. ron
Posted By: Apache3200

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 14 2008 12:04 AM

I went for a drive today since the weather was nice. Even had the floor vents open. Hit a big pothole and POOF, there was dirt and dust all over my face and blowing around the cab. The jolt from the bump must have knocked some dirt loose. I think tomorrow I am going to try to fix the door alignment for the 4th time.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 15 2008 02:38 AM

Had a run in one of the vent window frames so got to sand it back off and repaint...do that Monday.
Saturday I took the front fenders and hood to the body man and checked out the panel body. He has the sides and top filled and primed but still work to do. He has the firewall coming along fine and we decided what holes we were going to leave. He is currently working on the rear doors while other stuff dries.
All I can say is he is earning his money on this one!!
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 15 2008 03:03 AM

Tried for way to long to get the pin that holds the emergency brake rod to the pedal arm. Sometimes it is the small things that drive you crazy. It is still in there. I will hit it with some heat in the morning. I did replace the lower rear door jam on the drivers side. I am off work until Jan. 5th so I hope to get the major body work finished and the dual master cylinder taken care of. My wife has some other plans for me that I will have to work in.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 15 2008 03:08 AM

Originally Posted by neilroy
Tried for way to long to get the pin that holds the emergency brake rod to the pedal arm. Sometimes it is the small things that drive you crazy. It is still in there. I will hit it with some heat in the morning.

If you're talking about the cotter key, on a tough one I usually put a vice grip on the end and hit it with a hammer.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 15 2008 03:34 AM

It is a 52 and where the rod that runs through the left side cab support to the back of the truck for the e-brake and is connected to the pivot for the pedal with a 1/4" or so pin. It is rusted into the mount on the rod and has so far resisted all of my efforts to get it out. It is just one of those things that you don't plan for. I will get it out but it is going to take more work than I wanted to have to do. The problem is that until it turns loose I can't get the remaining part of the e-brake out. That means that I can't move the pedal over far enough to get the rocker panel out to replace it.
Posted By: Alan's 57

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 15 2008 05:04 AM

I was trying to get my roof finished up, since I had to replace the entire thing. I had to make the upper windshield pillars from sheet metal because the old ones were rotted out and I had cut the ones out of the replacement roof. Only got one side done.

1. Started both sides like this.

2. Right inside pillar

3.Also had to make the outside too.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 16 2008 04:40 AM

Alan:
It looks like you replaced the whole cab. Good job.
Posted By: Alan's 57

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 17 2008 12:45 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Alan:
It looks like you replaced the whole cab. Good job.


Not the whole thing, just the inner & outer rear cab corners, both rocker/step panels,lt & rt inner front hinge pillars,rt outer hinge pillar and the inner & outer roof. It turned into a lot bigger project than I thought, but don't they all? grin
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 17 2008 01:31 AM

I removed all the Christmas lights and decorations from the truck. It was raining all day in Virginia Beach so I couldn't take it out for a drive.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 17 2008 05:29 AM

Worked on the lower portion of the drivers side cowl. I picked up the front piece for the bed. I had it bent on each side but will have to cut the top rolled portion from the old piece and weld it to the new one. I will have to butt weld the bottom angle on. I also got two 6" wide pieces the length of the bed side to repair the rusted out part along the side rail. It was $46.00 for all. If it works out I will be a happy man.

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2139859740103315458cyJZhg
Posted By: Don G.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 17 2008 05:38 AM

Looks like your moving right along Alan. Real soon it will all come together.
62Blue
Don
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 18 2008 01:54 AM

I finally got my flexplate dustcover and bolted it in this afternoon. Pretty cool - chrome.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 19 2008 01:42 AM

I cut out the driver's side rocker and the rest of the rot. The other rocker came out with a lot less trouble because it was so rusty that it fell apart. I also started cleaning up the bottom of the floor and frame. There is a lot more room to work with the rocker gone.
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2745273660103315458gnwZIG
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 20 2008 04:37 PM

I've been working on the front sheetmetal and it looks like I probably need to check the radiator support for alignment. I'll start over with that today and see how it all fits.
Posted By: Fla54Chevy3100

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 20 2008 05:58 PM

Might as well throw in a little something that ALL stovebolt drivers SHOULD be doing to their trucks if they haven't already done it!

A few weeks back I noticed some fuel fumes from UNDER my totally redone 54 truck and upon inspection, I found a leaking rubber fuel line between the tank pickup and the frame, where the line runs forward. No big deal....a couple twists on the ss clamp and the problem was fixed. However, on squeezing the rubber fuel line I found the "Goodyear fuel rated" line to be spongy. No big deal!!!! That evening, at a car show my buddies 32-5 window coupe needed the same treatment.....a leak....but it wasn't at the clamp! The line had opened up like a clamshell and when he gave it a little tug...it split wide open. Emergency repairs ensued.

So what's with these fuel line issues? E10!!!!!! If you are running a truck on E10 fuel without having changed out the old style "Fuel rated" line to the new blue-lined "Ethanol rated" fuel lines you're sitting on a time bomb!!!!

Modern vehicles, with fuel injection are for the most part, covered by "Ethanol rated" fuel lines. It's our old trucks that are suffering from the woes of E10....they don't get the fuel mileage, have issues with "tank scouring" and need to have their idle mixtures richened in order to run and idle better. Many of our fellow streetrodders have experienced these same performance issues and I think it's worthy to point out the inherent danger of fuel fires before someone looses their truck.

The new blue-lined E10 rated hose is pricey and it's a pain crawling around under your truck....but failure to address this issue WILL result in leaking clamps and split rubber lines. If you are interested in the impact of E10 on older vehicles and some of the nightmare stories resulting from our governments mandates for all stations to pump blended fuel by 2009, Google "E10 Problems" and spend a couple hours reading real-life horror stories.

Might not be a bad idea to upgrade those potentially dangerous rubber fuel lines before your Bolt goes up in flames!!

Dave
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 20 2008 09:03 PM

worked on the door panel frames, getting ready to paint them and install new panels. waiting on the new arm rest before i install so i can punch the proper holes. ron
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 21 2008 02:34 AM

Repaired lower front drivers side door post. Removed the old master cylinder and dry fit the new CPP kit. Looks like there will have to be some adjustment made to the rod that pushes the cylinder in. It will have to be cut off some to work.

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2136319250103315458hdmhux
Posted By: Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 21 2008 03:56 PM

Installed the rear door handle on the right side barn door. While trying to install the lock cylinder I dropped the spring clip that holds the cylinder in place down inside the door. Cant get it out. Magnet on a stick, wire made out of welding rod, nothing works. It seems no vendor sells this part. Oh well tomorrow is another day. Might have to make a clip. Weeds
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 21 2008 06:10 PM

Try Gum on a wire/stick????
Posted By: 54TOW

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 21 2008 06:22 PM

...or duct tape a few feet of heater hose to a shop-vac and put a nylon across the end of the hose. ohwell

Good Luck thumbs_up
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 22 2008 02:51 AM

Not much. I played with some 49' Studebaker tail lights. Scribed them and ground them to fit the rear fenders. Just looking at them. They would have to be fitted with LEDs to keep from having to cut up the fenders to much. I would also have to make a rubber gasket. I saw what turned out to be some 49' ford lights mounted on a 50' GMC and that gout me to looking at options. I also worked on trying to figure out my CPP master cylinder bracket. Why didn't I just make one to start with. I will have to do some work on it to get it to work.
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2805798000103315458MkPWWG
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 22 2008 05:45 AM

Drove "down to Georgia" and picked up a set of wheels and tires I plan to use on the panel. WEll, at least I did something smile
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 23 2008 04:02 PM

Yesterday I dropped by Fastenal to pick up the three cans of Loctite Rust Converter that I had ordered. I had a small piece of rusted area on my left front fender brace that needed attention before I covered it with my Herculiner bed liner. Last night I took care of that little job and tonight I hope to install a firewall feed through junction block for positive current and one for negative.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 24 2008 12:49 AM

I installed the driver's side rocker panel. Next up is the floor.
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2506097920103315458eGrWJn
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 24 2008 02:15 AM

Well, it's 15 degrees here, so at this time of the year all I do is think about what I'm going to do. However, I started it and let it run for about a half hour.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 25 2008 01:25 AM

I cut and fit floor. A little more trimming and it will be ready to weld in.
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2740198110103315458kurSCj
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 25 2008 01:54 AM

well the body man came by and gave us a plate of cookies and treats. What a nice guy!!
He informs me the doors are hung back on the body and its taking shape. For me I had to resand the wing vent frame and repaint. I must have been under the influence of diet Pepsi when I sprayed them. Runs everywhere....you can't see them in the door but I know they're there!

Edit: I also got down the inner fenders. I'm going to Por15 the bottom of them and the body man is going to paint the top black.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 25 2008 01:59 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
well the body man came by and gave us a plate of cookies and treats. What a nice guy!!


All I get from my body man is a statement!

How about some pictures on those vents Alvin?
Posted By: Yelostn78

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 27 2008 02:24 AM

Today I pulled the left front shackle, two u-bolts, and the double acting shock off of the 3/4 ton, Tomorrow I plan to get the rest of the left front leaf off, the replacement on, and the shock filled with fresh fluid and re-installed. Hard to imagine those old bolts being so tight, I mean no one has tightened them in almost 60 years.
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 27 2008 04:21 AM

Finally pulled my heater box out of the '58, it dumped a major amount off coolant on the floor in a few minutes last summer...
funny though, the ranco valve and hose and htr core seem to pass the mouth blow test... headscratch, gonna drop off the core to get pressure tested next week, new hose and valve ordered thru JC's with a bunch of other stuff....Have to install my wiper/washer squirters, and washer bottle, reroute the antenna wire...Shops nice and warm....2 1/2 feet of snow outside....
Posted By: BC52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 27 2008 05:21 AM

I walked past mine,and thought"I'd better get started soon"Acually it goes for wheel tubs next month,then I can start on the box floor
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 27 2008 05:32 AM

Started working on getting the rearend centered today. I decided to drill a centering hole in the main leaf. I took Romero's advice and moved it back 2". While I was at it I went ahead and removed two leafs and added the wheel spacers. Worked into the night (sucks not having a garage) but here are the results:
passenger side
drivers side
I think it turned out pretty good. I'll take some more shots tomorrow.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 27 2008 03:58 PM

Looking at those wheels, the only word appropriate would be "perfect." Good Job!
Posted By: Old Gold

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 02:08 AM

On my '58 Wideside Jimmy I removed all the old bed wood. It was completely rotted out. I took my 4" grinder and ground off all the bolts so I could remove the bed strips. After a little cursing I was able to get the bolts loose to get one of the wheel tubs off. I removed two of the cross sills and got as much of the rust off that I could using a 3M wheel. I washed them and sprayed with a Prep-step solution. Tomorrow they will get a coat of Zero Rust. I'll also try to get that other wheel tub off.

Also tomorrow I need to order up some rust converter. I'll use a garden sprayer and try to get as much as I can up between the panels on the bedsides.

I've had the oak wood and stainless strips for the bed for a couple of years and can't wait to get my bed done and back together.
Posted By: One ear dicky

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 03:25 AM

Did'nt do anything to the ride but did clean up the garage so i will be to work on the toys.
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 03:33 AM

Fixed the durn heater, again. Seems the blower switches don't last too long, so I bypassed it with a universal switch from the flaps.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 04:31 AM

Nothing today but last night I did get my motor and stand set up so I can try my hand at polishing some stuff.
Well, I did get all new bolts for all the doors on the panel and some washers for the back fender bolts. That does count don't it smile
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 04:58 AM

Worked on that D#%$@& :mad: radiator support. I had to drill out the two bolts holding it to the crossmember and tap them to 7/16. I hope to be able to bolt it back down tomorrow. I also fabricated a neg. feeder through the firewall to provide ground to assorted instruments etc. in cab.
Posted By: Grigg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 05:35 AM

Started fitting together the 5" exhaust pipe and muffler. Have it pretty much tacked and clamped together, now need to make the hangers and double check the fit and placement before I finish welding.
Then week after this should have the 4" down pipe back with it's new ceramic coating and can then completely finish the exhaust system.

Grigg
Posted By: Racecarl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 06:00 AM

I changed oil and filter on the 51. I also greased the chassis and checked the other fluid levels.
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 11:56 AM

Well if any of you want to get DEAF in just a few seconds stop on by...lol
I have been picking up stereo eqpt. over the last few months here an there was lookin for a cd player/radio and a set of speakers I can hear goin down teh road.
Well I let the 19 yr old have at and now there is a cd player wich i did want ...but NOW there are 2 amps and speakers in the kick panels and doors...THEY LIGHT UP BLUE to match the interior and this ungodly box with 12" woofers???.. I think he said...well to say the least it will make ya DEEEEF ...he was proud and said Merry X-Mas ...so I gotta just keep the volume down an live with his efforts...lol
Tim
Posted By: jdl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 29 2008 03:36 PM

I bet that's the kind of stereo that you can still hear with the volume down all of the way, we have an old TV like that. grin
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 30 2008 12:04 AM

I worked on rusted area of the cross brace just behind the cab. I forgot to take the pictures. Bought a Harbor Freight 21 gal 3 hp compressor and a 40 lb pressurized sand blaster at the local salvage store. I paid $40.00 for the compressor and $15 for the sandblaster. The compressor had a bad head gasket. I made a replacement from some copper flashing. It now works fine. The sandblaster has a bad ball valve which I will replace. I hope that with the new compressor and my old 3.5 hp craftsman in tandem I will have enough air to run the blaster. We will see.
Posted By: drummin52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 30 2008 02:38 AM

Swapped out the 3/4 ton axle for a 1/2 ton axle, painted my new tilt/telescoping steering column, and started installing my power steering kit I got from Classic Performance Products. I've been very busy these past few days getting stuff done on the truck.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 30 2008 04:23 AM

Well, I started on modifying the 47-51 pull down handle to work on my 1952 panel's back door. Spoke to Mike today and he helped me on a couple things. The back handle on panels have shorter stems than the front doors on the earlier models but can be made to work. Thats what I'm going to do......even though I found one that is for the panel...which by the way does NOT have the slanted bezel like the front doors. I'm gonna shorten one of the front handles just to prove I can do it!!!
I also checked out the local glass shops today to get my side windows and wing vent glass cut in the laminated smoke/gray tint glass. $41 each for the roll up window and 27 for the vent window. Beats catalog prices and no shipping. Got one more place to check out and I think they will do a good job maybe 5 or 6 less per glass.
Tomorrow I'm going to visit the body man again and take him some new bolts and washers for the rear fenders and take some pics.
Posted By: bignblue

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 30 2008 05:00 AM

hi im new to your forum and love all the advice and helpful hints. im just putting the finishing touches on my 65 stepside.previous owner painted all the chrome the same as the truck so i am taking apart the front light assembly to add on new chrome bezels just to take away from all the same color. also just waiting for a shipment of christmas gift parts from LMC truck>
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 30 2008 05:26 AM

Welcome bignblue, glad you are checking us out. Well, I got my engine all bolted in place today. Next step is the big heavy 4 speed.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 31 2008 04:40 AM

Well, I did prove I can cut the stem on the handles of the early model door handles, and cut the stems off, redrill a hole, and file flat the ends. Now, add the correct bezel and I've got a rear handle for my panel doors.
I took some notes and hopefully soon I will write a little tech tip on this...since you can't buy a repop short handle for the rear panel doors.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 05 2009 05:19 AM

If an effort to mock up my front sheetmetal I discovered my Garage is too short and with the temp at 30+ outside I decided to beg my wife to park her ride outside so I could spin the truck sideways with the shop dollies. That done I began bolting parts together only to discover I was short hardware and would need to visit my local Fastenal store. Problem was it was New years eve and Fastenal was closed and would not be open again till Monday. Oh for just one day when it all goes according to plan. cry
Posted By: Austin64

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 05 2009 05:48 AM

I got a cut-off wheel for my grinder and cut the welds holding the sheet metal plate that somebody covered up the old wood and strips with. Quite a mess under there, but it will come back to life,eventually,with new wood and strips.
Posted By: dsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 05 2009 03:57 PM

I put my power steering gearbox on the truck Saturday and was able to drive the truck down the road a piece. Still don't have a widshield so I couldn't go too fast. Ended up running out of gas no fuel gauge yet either. Luckily I was able to make it back home after starting it about three or four times and taking it easy. I put 10 gallons in as soon as I got to the garage. It runs great now and I only have to use one finger to turn the steering wheel in both directions. I ruined the previous gearbox by drilling a hole in the input shaft to attach the steering column. With this new gearbox installed I am in good shape now.
Posted By: Why_Zass

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 02 2009 02:16 PM

Finally got the one thing that was high on the anxiety list for this build - installing and plumbing the evaporator. It's been a comedy of errors and false starts (my fault) since I got the kit from Vintage Air two years ago. First, I didn't know about the difference between the 6 cyl and 8 cyl core support, so I got the wrong plumbing. I didn't much care for the cheesy vent outlets, so I came up with a little more retro feel. Lastly, I wanted to use a bulkhead fitting because I didn't want to cut any more holes in the firewall (I went through a lot of work to smooth the firewall). Long story even longer, I ended up using the new Aeroquip EZ clip system so I could fabricate plumbing to fit. I'm pretty happy with the results:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrisAurit/DropBox?authkey=A1jnYCDOUjw#5298182924998655298
http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrisAurit/DropBox?authkey=A1jnYCDOUjw#5298182976281136082
http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrisAurit/DropBox?authkey=A1jnYCDOUjw#5298183005371448434
http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrisAurit/DropBox?authkey=A1jnYCDOUjw#5298183040643413666
http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrisAurit/DropBox?authkey=A1jnYCDOUjw#5298185814051035410

Still a few things to do (ducting, fabricate a better heater control cable, o-rings in the engine compartment), but in the grand scheme of things they're pretty minor.

Back to sheet metal. UGH!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 02 2009 03:29 PM

Chris:
Great work, shows a incredible attention to detail in every aspect of your truck. Hang around and answer some questions from us beginners.
Posted By: One ear dicky

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 02 2009 06:18 PM

I mounted new shocks all 4 corners,took off a piece of iron that had been welded between the frame at rear,was'nt able to put brackets on because of it.Hope to mount bumper tonight.Took my rim out to a shop to have it straightened out,i pick it up today.Will be having a discussion with the shop that told me the wobble was my axle.Made myself a list last year,startimg to whittle it down,one step at a time. thumbs_up
Posted By: 58GMCanuck

What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Sun Mar 29 2009 03:18 PM


Pictures of the rear fenders installed

I got the rear fender painted Friday and installed them Saturday.
I couldn't get anybody to do the fenders for me so It was my first attempt at body fill and painting centari. The truck now has three different people painting different parts and 2 shades of blue. the cab was done when I got the truck and I could never figure out what colour it was. All I have left to do now is the two front fenders and they are rough. The drivers side is very solid but full of dents. The other fender id straight but full of holes.
Posted By: 55 1st suburban

Re: What I got done this weekend - Sun Mar 29 2009 03:40 PM

Looks good. I'll be taking on body work for the first time this year also.

Bruce
Posted By: 58GMCanuck

Re: What I got done this weekend - Sun Mar 29 2009 03:56 PM

I think I applied 3 qts of fill and sanded off 2-1/2 qts. also almost 2 quarts of high build primer and a ton of sand paper. I building the old truck as a driver so I not fretting on anything being perfect. I also started this one with the idea of doing everything as cheap as possible. I did have all the box blasted to bare metal and expoxy primed everything.
I think it will be a fun old truck when done.
I had the front fender over to a friends place and we had it on the english wheel last night and got out some of the dents
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What I got done this weekend - Sun Mar 29 2009 08:55 PM

I finally got a roof over my truck. I am having to reuse some metal off of my rental house as I replace the roof on it. I cut the cedar post and braces out of logs with a chain saw. I am a happy camper we have gotten almost 8 1/4" of rain in the last two weeks and it feels good to know that at least the truck will be dry. The shop
Posted By: Iron Clad

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Mar 30 2009 04:28 AM

Everything looks good!! I like the shop.

Iron Clad
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Mar 30 2009 09:42 AM

Lookin Good Lindsay~!!!!
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Mar 30 2009 05:29 PM

General Truck Talk is for talking about our old trucks. Please post only what you did to your truck. I have deleted several posts about what people didn't do and about doing non related stuff.

Thanks.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Mar 30 2009 07:50 PM

Finally figured out why my door poppers weren't working. I had to tweak the wires going to the relay. Now when the doors open the courtesy lights light up, that is if the doors were on. I also bought a "Lokar" throttle cable and a "GotaShow" power steering hoses. I'll probably bolt them in this weekend.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Mar 30 2009 11:13 PM

I got some more cleaning and painting done(Cowl panel and speaker grill),shortened my alternator bracket,modified(?) my air cleaner and sorted out my booster vacuum hose.
Got my new top shock mounts from Air-ride and mocked them up and still had time to visit our friend who's home from Va.

All in all a reasonably productive weekend! thumbs_up
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend - Wed Apr 01 2009 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Finally figured out why my door poppers weren't working. I had to tweak the wires going to the relay. Now when the doors open the courtesy lights light up, that is if the doors were on. I also bought a "Lokar" throttle cable and a "GotaShow" power steering hoses. I'll probably bolt them in this weekend.

After seeing how little room there is around the P.S. pump and steering rack I believe I'll just wait until I finish mock-up on front sheetmetal and have it off to the painter's before I hook that up.
The gas pedal will need to wait until I figure out how to mount it to the firewall.
Posted By: 57_StepSide

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 14 2009 12:21 AM

I put my NOS fan pully and a fan spacer on, put a belt & the fan on, added some antifreeze and went for a ride. First of the year. too.

Found out the fan spacer is needed to keep the fan from hitting the pullies in front of the harmonic balancer.

After being parked in October it started right up and ran fine, but I had to add some air to the tires.

I love it.
Posted By: Slickriffs

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 14 2009 03:41 AM

I've been in the trenches filling and sanding my '55. The stage I've wanted to be at for a long time. I enjoy bodywork..Did all the patch panels 2 years ago and now it's filling, sanding and alaigning panels. This week It's the back of the cab which looked like the bottom of an egg carton. I'll add a pic to photobucket tomorrow.

BTW Eric I went to your webshots and was pleasantly surprised. I've decided to paint my truck Omaha Orange. Just this week I decided to paint the rear window area white and * ain't there one like that at your webpage. I even started a thread Sunday I believe about the two tone concept. Is that your truck? Wonder if the white is Bombay Ivory...or is it Bombay White..

Nice truck ..whoever owns it.

Keith
Posted By: Tramp

Re: What I got done this weekend - Thu Apr 16 2009 03:25 AM

Primered, wet sanded, primered, wet sanded, primered, wet sanded.
You get the idea. Waiting on some consistently warm weather and the rains to stop and then plan on spraying some color. Got the bed boards sealed and sanded. Then I get to start wet sanding.
Posted By: android

Re: What I got done this weekend - Thu Apr 16 2009 03:48 AM

I spent the weekend separating the e-brake rod from it's spacers and the frame. Over the years of storage, diesel fuel leaked down across those parts and fuzed them together. I finally got everything separated, now I can replace the e-brake system and repair the frame.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 28 2009 01:54 AM

I built enough storage in the shop to clean all of the tools and parts out of my cab. I test fit the drivers side floor and it looks good so far. Now I can get to the interior to work without removing all of the crap and putting it all back in when I am through. It sure is nice not to be working outside. It is real nice not to have things rusting back up as quick as I clean them. shop I still have to build some doors and cut enough cedar for the siding. I am going to leave the post exposed and have some 4'x 8' sheets of 4" styrofoam to go under the siding for insulation. It should be like working in a big ice chest. Life is just good.
Posted By: 57 3100 TX

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 28 2009 02:45 AM

Bought a 51 3/4 t GMC a few weeks ago. Got the brakes working a little bit, still need bled out. Engine was running, but had a backfire when starting and ran poorly. Found the 4 and 5 plug wires were crossed up and now it purrs like a kitten, Drove about 2 miles and had a ball.
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 28 2009 03:21 AM

Washed the truck and started waxing it. I've got a car show on May 3, first of the season, and it's also my longest drive ever in the truck - 85 miles each way. Wish me luck.
Posted By: 1946chevypickup

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 28 2009 04:06 AM

went to a car show and pulled the motor and trans out of my 1946 chevy pick-up the yellow for a rebuild.thanks
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What I got done this weekend - Tue Apr 28 2009 04:17 AM

I drove the '56 about 250 miles. Saturday morning we drove to several historic sites in Palo Pinto County. Then Saturday evening I drove to Fort Worth for the Sonic cruise-in. Met Cliff59 and TXLATX there. Man, I love driving that truck.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Sep 14 2009 01:35 AM

I finally got back to work on the cab this weekend. I replaced part of the seat pan and plugged up the gas filler hole. The one mandate from my wife was that the gas tank be moved. There are 5 or 6 photos after the link. http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2212574500103315458JMYeKt I really hated to cork up the filler hole but what is done is done.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Sep 14 2009 01:52 AM

I had the same feeling as I plugged the filler hole, but I wanted the gas tank out of the cab.
As far as this weekend I did nothing but sit on my bohiney and watched the rain. We must of had 5 inches in 3 days.
Posted By: Pete52

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Sep 14 2009 04:10 AM

Hung the doors ,got them back from painter , cleaned the steering colum and box to get ready to paint , worked on the drivers door some more because I just can not leave it alone was good but just had to play with it took it off , bend hinge now I got to put it back on it all looked good when I test fit before paint , I did somthing wrong a glitch a senior moment what ever , as long as I can fix it I can move on .


Pete
Posted By: Mr. Lang

Re: What I got done this weekend - Mon Sep 14 2009 03:23 PM

Oh boy, you guys get lots done. I made up new lines to tie the tarp on the truck, even whipped the ends. I replaced my drivers door latch, now my dang door doesn't open when I turn right, and go over a bump. Who knew having doors that stay shut is such a luxury, its sooooo nice though! I also washed my floor mat, it sure looks nice now!
Posted By: FriedGreenTmater

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Mon Sep 14 2009 03:44 PM

9/14/09
got all the one-ton bed parts wire brushed and treated with rust etcher. removed six layers of paint from the bed aprons and pinged out the dents.
Posted By: Reedster

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Mon Sep 14 2009 10:41 PM

On Saturday I finished building my 350. All I need now is money to get the intake manifold, then I'll be good to go. Also started contemplating cutting my long bed to a short, but on Sunday saw a truck for sale with a long bed, which I might need to go and take a look at...
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 01:43 AM

I love this thread it is nice to see what people are doing. Love the mater truck.
Posted By: carolines truck

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 03:30 AM

caroline & I put the first 30miles on Lucinda. we just tagged her thursday and saturday we made it
to the local 800+ car show http://www.roaminangels.com/htmls/carshow.html w/ the vincent
[ http://www.thevincent.com/vinmodel.htm
&
www.thevincent.com/ ]
in the bed

I did a two-fer
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 03:51 AM

Didn't get as much done as I would like,but a little and often,gets it done.(eventually)
I'm still working on the steering/gearshift
Still, I'm a little closer to the big day! yahoo
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 04:11 AM

Jock:
How did you polish the steering shaft et.al.?
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 07:28 AM

Big....Look in the background at the bench in this picture and you'll see a bench grinder with a polishing mop.
It was pretty easy actually,the CNC finish from Borgeson is so good,it polishes up real nice!(They're Stainless which helps)
I started with a sisal mop and then onto the bound cotton,in all about 1 hrs work.
P.S. Goggles and gloves are mandatory,these things get pretty dang hot!
Posted By: DrewP

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Tue Sep 15 2009 12:38 PM

All of you put me to shame. I did start assembling my 216, but it's slow. Better to be careful than careless. Regarding Lyndsay's garage pics: I just wish I had a classy Post & Beam garage like that. cool
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Wed Sep 16 2009 09:36 AM

I just got in from installing the front discs on my new Suburban. Hope to get the power master cylinder in tomorrow.
Posted By: Joe W.

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Wed Sep 16 2009 02:29 PM

I fabricated a stainless bellcrank for the throttle linkage on the 261 installation. It didn't work so well so I remeasured and made another template. MEASURE TWICE AND CUT ONCE! The second one works great. Took the truck out for a test drive and all is well. I'm finally finished. Well, almost. There is the issue of repainting the dash and finish detailing the interior, but the engine project is done.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Wed Sep 16 2009 02:42 PM

Originally Posted by cletis
I just got in from installing the front discs on my new Suburban. Hope to get the power master cylinder in tomorrow.

Let's see Cletis, a "new" suburban needs discs and M.C.?
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Thu Sep 17 2009 02:08 AM

Yep, a new '54 does.
Posted By: FriedGreenTmater

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Sun Sep 20 2009 12:45 AM

Here are a couple shots of the Fried Green Tmater with the one-ton bed installed. Ordered new running board to bed aprons, taillights with brackets and bed mounting kit from Jim Carter. It is mounted "dry" now with some spare rubber body mounts I had laying around. Once everything is perfect I will take it all back off and paint the pieces individually.
drivers side
passenger side
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Sun Sep 20 2009 01:31 AM

That looks nice. Gotta love those 1-tons.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Sun Sep 20 2009 01:53 AM

I sure do like those long beds.
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What I got done this weekend. What did you do? - Wed Oct 21 2009 12:28 AM

I finally got to prime the inside of the cab. Ground down the ugly welds, cleaned to metal, Phosphoric acid, Por-15 in seams and areas that had rusted and shot it with PPG epoxy. Now I get to fill the repairs to the dash and sand some more. At least it is primed for the winter. primed inside
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 12:19 AM

Let's see, from Friday afternoon at 6:00 to Monday night at 10:00, that's what, 76 hours?
What all did you get done? Did you use the time wisely?
Posted By: OldSub

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 01:13 AM

I wish! I'm still on the disabled list so I'll mostly sit and browse the Internet and maybe get out for some exercise by walking a car show.

I hope everyone else is able to be more productive!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 01:26 AM

Same here, sort of. My truck is in the paint shop. While the cab interior has been painted, my steer column needs to be removed and painted, and the exterior as well. The fenders and running board has been painted (a dark-dark shade of green that blends with the lighter metallic green cab, hood, and bedsides.
The bedsides are home in the garage. I have sanded the wood and will be having the shop shoot it with a clear coat. I can't put the bed together until I have the truck. I can't get the truck back here until the painting is finished and we take it to the upholstery shop for the seat, headliner, door and kick panels.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 04:23 AM

put the rubber strips between the body and running boards on my panel... then put the running boards on...then finished up the serpentine system.... all but the tensioner that the powder coated still has and I made aluminum brackets to fasten my electric fan to the radiator collar...then mounted the radiator/fan assembly to the chassis.

...also replace 4 ballast that had went bad in my shop lights, cut grass and weed eat, watered garden, cut shurbery, and got all ready for the Southern Stovebolt reunion which is TOMORROW.

Oh, I forgot about having some gret BBQ with a Bolter tonight.

School is OUT... more Panel time, Yipeeee
Posted By: clodstomper

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 11:45 AM

Heck, I'll be working ground and trying to sell my cutlass. Also helping my son build a rocket for 4-H.

Should have some time at night to do brake work on my '62.
Posted By: Pete52

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 12:34 PM

Now that I'm driving her almost every day ,I got some things to adjust ,like the clutch ,center the wheel ,got the wheel aliment done ,change the oil and filter ,regrease every thing,I washed and waxed her last weekend ,than go down the street and help My buddy get his 49-3100 put back together ,We just got her back from paint ,Frist Wedsday in June is a classic car show here in the town next to Me Bensinville Il. thats going to be the frist one for My Wife and I and the 52 thats what the kids call her ,so We're going to throw a couple of lawn chairs in the back of the truck and have some fun ,they have a band there at the show .

Thanks to all the sevice Men and Women for keeping us free to build Our trucks and live the good life.

Pete
Posted By: cameo1956

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 01:32 PM

Finishing plans for new garage - tall enough for a lift. Finally I'll get to see the bottom of this truck - up close and personal..
Posted By: tclederman

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 08:10 PM


Installed a SM420 4-speed (with 3,000 miles on it) in the 54 Suburban. Thanks to Bruce Bugay, I had a NORS u-joint for the enclosed driveshaft, and a NOS drive gear & driven gear for the speedometer (and the torque-tube rear cover from another stovebolter - but I forget who - sorry).

Went for a cruise yesterday and it seems to be OK. Macungie, here I come.

Village Memorial Day Parade on Monday - friends my age who served are marching (as are some of their sons and daughters who have served during the past 12 years).
Posted By: Czechman

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 08:44 PM

If you count Friday, I got my doors hung for final fitting. So far on Saturday I cleaned my patio furniture... it's all I could manage in this stifling heat and un-announced thunderstorms.
Posted By: kenneycj

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 08:57 PM

Friday took the truck out to get some ice cream. Saturday took my recycling to the recycling center, stopped at Sonic Drive in for lunch, and picked up some flowers at soil at Home Depot. Used the truck as it was intended to be used and got some great waves and comments. Sunday plan on attending a weekly cruise-in.
Posted By: Tiny

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sat May 29 2010 11:06 PM

I got some serious mechanical work done. I installed a rear end in my recliner.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 12:38 AM

I'm sure that wasn't a 9". lol
Posted By: fatboy0169

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 03:28 AM

I fabricated a bracket for my pedals to mount them to my T5 trans.... waiting for a nice big part order on tuesday

enjoy the weekend
Posted By: Spotbiltxo

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 05:24 AM

I pulled the wheels off my front hubs to do an inspection on my '50 half ton.
I also thought it was a good time to grease the zirk fittings on the front end. Found out that several were bad......heck, their only 60 years old!! Decided while I was under there I'd check out the shocks because they looked pretty rough. The top and bottom nuts were really hard to get off. After spraying with WD-40 and PB blaster I thought I had the top nut off one of the shocks and then it happened.......the bolt twisted off. Well, the shock was bad after all so I didn't feel too bad. Took the other side off without incident. Went to Advanced, O'Reilly, Auto Zone and NAPA and none of them had shocks to fit in stock, so I ordered two for the front end and they will be in Sunday by noon, so I should have them installed soon after. I also bought some new zirk fittings and installed those. The grease gun worked perfectly and now the front is full of new grease.

I had fun today!

Spot
Posted By: joebob

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 06:57 AM

I replaced the fuel filter assem with the original style glass bowl and made a new fuel line.well actually 2 fuel lines,i didnt like the first one. while i had the tubing bender out i made a new vacuum line too. looks good with nice clean bends.went to a cruise night friday with the truck. parked next to a 55 chevy with a big blower. funny my 6 banger got just as many looks.
tonight i had a BBQ and watched the hockey game.then discovered my carpet was soaked in my basement.so i will be replacing my water heater tomorrow instead of working on the truck.I still have monday after the parade.
Posted By: Davey Do

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 08:56 AM

Well, since this is General Truck Talk, and not the Greasy Spoon, I guess I should focus on what I got done with the Blue Funk, workwise. Friday, I took her to Jerseyville and bought a case of oil. That'll get me a couple hundred miles. Just kidding.

I then replenished my fuel supply with Belinda at a drive-in type of restaurant. (I've heard it said that Stovebolts run better on a full stomach.) We listened to Hank Williams on the two 4" speakers mounted in the radio grill. The audio test went fine.

I volunteered to work every weekend and holiday, so here I am. And there are you. Have a good one.
Posted By: Brian56

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Sun May 30 2010 11:42 AM

On Thrusday, I got my truck back from the paint shop, so will spend the weekend putting trim back on, etc. So far I have the mirror, headlight brezels, grill, bumpers, hubcaps and insignias installed. Work to be done include installing a mirror on the right side, installing a visor on right side of cab (never had one) and installing the bedwood/strips. (The bedwood will be a next week product as waiting on parts from Mar-K) Like Alvin, I also got the normal yardwork to be done, so I'll be a 'busy beaver" this weekend!
On top of all of the above, I will pause to remember our Military and all they do to insure our freedom.
Posted By: guumbah

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Mon May 31 2010 03:03 AM

Thought I had the windshield and rear glass rubber replaced. Turned out the windshield will not go back in properly, and I cracked it doing so. (Searching here for a solution). But at least the rear window is back in nicely!
Posted By: monkey wrench

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Mon May 31 2010 04:21 AM

i got my truck running for the first time in 8 months. rebuilt the motor, tranny, dizy, starter and carb. i'm very happy.

i started stripping the cab. in a week or three i'll paint the cab.
Posted By: kip9jeanne

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Mon May 31 2010 02:50 PM

Hi, my project is basket case 1953 GMC 5 window. I have inner fender painted and in process of installation, have radiator mounted, working on splash pan by sanding-painting and installation. did goof off on 4 wheeler in woods picking about 30 morrells. Raining today but will still work on 53.
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Mon May 31 2010 07:24 PM

I put a set of mud flaps on the '47, and did the annual topping off of the master cylinder with brake fluid.
Posted By: Lucille

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Mon May 31 2010 08:00 PM

On Friday I finally finished the brake job on Lucille! New master cylinder, new wheel cylinders, new lined huck brake shoes, new hoses, new brass blocks, and shiny new stainless brake lines!! And with good advice given to me by "Achipmunk" I was able to safefully drive to the Southern Stovebolters Reunion in Spartanburg, SC! It such a great feeling knowing that now I have a safe truck to enjoy riding. Lucille has other issues still but the brake thing has haunted me for three years. I finally had to make the decision to redo the whole system. A nice end to what was a lengthy process for me.

BTW, from one Vietnam Veteran to all you Stovebolt Veterans....Happy Veterans Day!! Remember...Some gave all...All gave some!
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Tue Jun 01 2010 03:37 AM

.... don't let him mislead you. Lucille is one fine looking truck.
And yes, thanks to ALL our veterans. Well said David.
Posted By: REAL_RAT_FINK

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Tue Jun 01 2010 04:01 AM

Got my truck on the road for the first time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTay0azErw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m6ezthSsIU
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Tue Jun 01 2010 04:06 AM

rat fink, I see you did your "effective leadership is putting first things first"....way to go. Congratulations. Now I need to try that "first things first" on my wife. Honey, the panel needs .......
Posted By: enigmaT120

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Tue Jun 01 2010 08:55 PM

I finally diagnosed why I was getting bad starters. My hot battery cable was intermittently touching the exhaust manifold, causing a tiny short. But that's all it takes.

Then I set the valve clearances on my old BMW and pulled the head off my old Triumph to get started on several projects for it.

Posted By: bowtiedaddy

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Wed Jun 02 2010 03:38 AM

thought i would tighten the vent glass adjustment nut on the 55-2 wife was not getting the air she wanted becuse the vent glass would not stay out ....so on the last turn of the adjustment nut under the spring , i dropped the 1/2 wrench down in the door ! bummer and spent the rest of the afternoon on and off in the heat getting the wrench out ...really don't think it was worth it !!!!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Wed Jun 02 2010 04:09 AM

Originally Posted by bowtiedaddy
thought i would tighten the vent glass adjustment nut on the 55-2 wife was not getting the air she wanted becuse the vent glass would not stay out ....so on the last turn of the adjustment nut under the spring , i dropped the 1/2 wrench down in the door ! bummer and spent the rest of the afternoon on and off in the heat getting the wrench out ...really don't think it was worth it !!!!

Yeah, tell your wife that. lol
Posted By: Old Kansas

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Wed Jun 02 2010 01:40 PM

I got my 54 3100 home from the restorer, been 8 months since we started working on it. It looks good sitting in my garage.
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Wed Jun 02 2010 04:26 PM

I've finally the upgraded to rear discs. Had to change rearends (because I couldn't remove the spider gear pin out of the old one) and shorten the driveshaft and replace all the bearings along the way and removed a leaf to drop it just a bit but over all I think it looks pretty good. The discs are from a 98-02 LS1 & the rearend is an early 70's Camaro.

Got in my small cap distributor in the other day and installed it. Couldn't get it to start, found my tank full of water. :mad: Drained it but haven't had the chance to start it yet. It would be nice to finally get a chance to really drive this thing!! drive
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: Memorial Day Weekend: What did you get done... - Wed Jun 02 2010 10:09 PM

Originally Posted by Old Kansas
I got my 54 3100 home from the restorer, been 8 months since we started working on it. It looks good sitting in my garage.

Where are the pics?
Posted By: gaush007

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 06 2010 06:25 AM

Hey same here just got my truck rims changed. Got fascinated with the new stylish rims which I purchased online. But I am happy about it. Waiting for some more accessories to be placed in my truck.
Posted By: Will_Hammond

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 06 2010 07:01 AM

Wow! Ya'll sure did a lot of stuff to your bolts today. Makes me feel like a weasel cause I got my carb up and working. Can't wait to get more time to start replacing the rusty parts with good metal again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 06 2010 03:53 PM

Installed split manifold on my 51 Burb with 61 235. I was hoping for more noise, running out thru 26" cherry bombs. Maybe need some 36" smittys? Could be my ears, last car I had with split manifold was back in 63, sure seemed louder?
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 06 2010 11:48 PM

If you want to post about working on your truck, do it here. If you want to post about doing something else, doing nothing or the weather, go to the Greasy Spoon.
Posted By: mustache man

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 07 2010 12:56 AM

Finished up painting the frame today. Hoping to get the new disk brakes and suspencion installed tomorrow. will be graet to get her back on its wheels
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 07 2010 03:57 PM

How about sending some pictures of your work so those that follow will get an idea of how it works?
Posted By: Jeans56

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Aug 11 2010 12:37 AM

Had a computer crash, so I've been off for a week or so. computerdeath

Anyway, I changed the jets (62's to 60's) and to a cooler thermostat for our elevation/temps here, in prep for cruising at Hot August Nights here in Reno. thumbs_up

Found some Trans fittings and moved the braided line away from the header to help it stay cooler and for a neater appearance. Things went smoothly for a change and seemed to help.
Posted By: gazim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Aug 11 2010 01:31 PM

Not a darn thing, but I have the rewiring kit staring me in the face. I don't know how long it will take and have shows every weekend. Maybe I will have to call on some friends to help
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Aug 11 2010 08:48 PM

I used American Autowire on mine. With 22 circuits it was a lengthy process. My suggestion would be to take your time and do a little each day.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Aug 12 2010 03:45 AM

Installed the park lamps. Next up, figuring out how to wire in the flasher for the turn signals.
Posted By: PapaJ

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Aug 12 2010 06:09 AM

Nothing;
Was working on my "other" truck trying to get the seat springs back on and slipped, gashing two fingers, that sent me to the emergency room thinking that I might need stiches, got it cleaned out and band-aded up, got home and haven't done anything yet until I heal.
Posted By: gazim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Aug 12 2010 10:48 PM

Big Chev. You are scaring me. Want a vacation in Michigan to help?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 13 2010 02:26 AM

Too hot to leave the house. Anyway you would do better alone; too many cooks spoil the broth. Check with Mad Electric for wire connectors. Their butt connectors are great for soldering joints and shrink tubing. Also they have the greatest crimping pliers I have ever used. Get a wire stripper from Home Depot; that will save you a ton of time.
http://www.madelectrical.com/catalog/butt-connectors.shtml
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 13 2010 04:33 AM

That is good advise BIG CHEVY. Solder all connections.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Aug 13 2010 05:56 PM

Turn signals and horn installed and working!! Woohoo!!
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 12:26 AM

I went out and looked at it, does that count,
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 12:45 AM

Painted the hood and cowl panel on my burb today.
Posted By: Rusty Shackleford

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 06:06 AM

Installed the right running board after sanding, welding, priming, painting and replacing two of the brackets. Also installed a new running board to cab seal. I find it amazing how something which I thought would be simple took so much time! (but it looks good)The left side is next but it's in better shape (i.e.wasn't bashed by any stumps!)
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 03:52 PM

Didn't DO anything on it, but we took it for a ride. Two of the grandkids were here, and they love to take a ride in the big blue truck! So that's what we just got back from doing.
Posted By: bertha

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 04:07 PM

I installed the torque converter lockup kit for the 700r4 trans. I put in the '66. Now I have overdrive!!!
Ted.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Aug 14 2010 07:00 PM

Installed running board to cab seals, door handle seals, wiper arm seals, inside window surrounds, defrost deflector, "3600" badges on the hood, mounted license plate and taillights on a temporary 2x4 since I have no bed (yet).

I'm at the fun part where everything is clean and painted and just needs to be re-assambled. Things are going quickly and it's getting to be more fun. Plus we can drive it around. Took the boy for a ride (he's 2), he loves it.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Aug 15 2010 07:28 AM

Treated the engine to some new parts, plug wires,chrome PCV,throttle spring,thermostat,hoses.
Got my radiator and new fan mounted,and finally got the rear end lubed up,it's been dry for the last 4 years!
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 16 2010 01:53 AM

Mounted new (to me) original 8-lug split rims, tires and caps that I purchased from a fellow Stovebolter. NOW it's starting to look like a real truck!
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 16 2010 02:24 AM

Finished up the installation of new bed rails.
New Bed Rails
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 16 2010 04:00 AM

Originally Posted by Tom R
Finished up the installation of new bed rails.
New Bed Rails


Beautiful!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Aug 18 2010 10:46 PM

Got the steering column painted and the bed-wood sanded.
Posted By: chevman32

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Aug 19 2010 01:14 AM

Nothing, since it is running good I have been using it for daily driver and it has been trouble free for about 2 years now.
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Aug 22 2010 06:58 PM

well with any luck got the last of the patch panels in this morning before the heat of the day, supose to be 100 + so started a 6 and finished up around 11, not to bad 3 panels in ground down and a little metal to metal added for good measure, who said these old trucks can't be fun
Posted By: Jeans56

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 23 2010 01:43 AM

Darn brake power booster/parts didn't arrive yet, so I just suffered through this weekend, by taking it for a cruise. grin

They say it was shipped Friday, so next week it's power disc brakes for Sunny. cool If things go as planned, yaa right. wink
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 23 2010 02:13 AM

For some reason most of my parts are shipped on Friday. Bummer...
Posted By: AUWING

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 30 2010 06:52 PM

Drove Grandpa for the first time in 8 months. New brakes, wheel cylinders, wheel seals and cleaned-up rims sporting new rubber.

Looky here

The full album can be found here

It was a good weekend
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Aug 30 2010 08:25 PM

I have been converting my Suburban from SM420 to an SM318 with B/W OD. Of course I had to swap out the torque tube rear. It has been fighting me every step of the way.

But I'm finally seeing the light. I have a re-built 3.90 rear installed in a '55 1st housing and the tranny installed with shifter hooked up.

Last night I made up a harness for it and got it installed. I got one u-joint installed but the other was too big. Back to NAPA to exchange it today.

I still need to install the lockout cable.

But after 2 months of cleaning parts, overcoming set-backs and obstacles and cleaning more parts I should be back on the road this week. WOOHOO!
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Aug 31 2010 03:18 AM

Adjusted the drum brakes and filled the master cylinder resevoir (where did all the fluid go?). Kind of a mystery as there are no leaks anywhere. Maybe the guy I bought it from never got it full. Pedal is high and hard, now, and I can skid to a stop smile

Also, tightened up the steering box. The whole frontend had been rebuilt and aligned but we were still wandering all over the road. The free-play (sector shaft) adjustment was way too loose. Much better now and I feel safe all the way up to 55 mph, which I didn't before. I think I'm going to drive it to work, soon.
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Aug 31 2010 04:01 AM

Sanded all the paint off the grille for my 51 Burb, and got it primered before the sun went down. Now what to do, I wore my fingers down to the nubs? Maybe a cold beer will help keep the swelling down!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Aug 31 2010 04:26 AM

Originally Posted by Yakimabowtie
Sanded all the paint off the grille for my 51 Burb, and got it primered before the sun went down. Now what to do, I wore my fingers down to the nubs? Maybe a cold beer will help keep the swelling down!

Perhaps one beer for each finger and two for each thumb. That should do the job...
Posted By: Donl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 01 2010 03:39 PM

Today I installed a new carburetor insulator with the hope that it will solve a problem. My 48 216 1/2 ton is hard to start when the engine is hot. It starts when cold, but after it has run down the street and back it must cool off before it will start.
I had to use the old carburetor gasket because Truck Stop sent me the wrong insulator gasket. See ya going for a test drive
Posted By: di1953gmc

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 01 2010 04:12 PM

Today, I got the cab interior repainted. It was the conclusion to an entire summer's worth of work of disassembly, stripping, grinding and sanding, in 90 to 100 degree weather. YEAH!!!(that is me dancing in the street). Now the fun part starts.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 01 2010 06:43 PM

Where are those pics di, we need proof. pix
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 01 2010 09:22 PM

Put the pilot bearing, clutch, pressure plate, fork, fork ball, and throw out bearing back in the ol 38. Waiting on tranny bearings and gaskets. Would like to have everything back together by Labor Day - have to wait and see.
Posted By: di1953gmc

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 02 2010 12:26 AM

Here they are Big Chevy.

Interior pictures
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 02 2010 12:30 AM

Now that looks GOOD!
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 02 2010 01:45 AM

Looks like a new one, di1953gmc.

I finished up the OD install last night. I just got back from the test drive. Still need to do some adjustment on the shifter but everything else worked as it's supposed to.

WOO HOO! I'm pumped. Kansas City here we come.
Posted By: mbarrad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 05 2010 02:08 AM

Installed a rebuilt steering gear box on my 58 fleetside. I'm beat. Putting the steering wheel back on tomorrow and I'll be finished.
Posted By: Grigg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 05 2010 03:45 AM

Reinstalled the exhaust and turbocharger after powdercoating.
prepping to fit the cab in a couple weekends.

Grigg
Posted By: Racecarl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 05 2010 04:48 AM

I changed engine oil and filter, greased chassis and driveline, adjusted valves. I then loaded Dad's cement mixer to haul back to him after I borrowed it this spring to pour sidewalks around my new shop.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 05 2010 04:55 AM


Tomorrow (Sunday) i'll get some time on the truck.
I'm just waiting on my new driveshaft,but will lay out my trans cooler lines,fit and secure the brake booster vacuum hose.
That's what I'd like to do, but in reality......... ohwell
Posted By: mbarrad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 06 2010 01:39 AM

Finished putting the steering wheel on after the steering box swap. Since I had to remove the exhaust pipe going into the left header in order to renmove and install the box, I have an exhaust leak at the header due to a bad seal. Will tighten everything back up tomorrow. Also installed a new turn signal switch, due to a bad one.

Took the Apache for a test drive and what was 3 feet of steering wheel play has been knocked down to just a hair of play.
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 06 2010 02:07 AM

well put the green to it today can sure tell where i missed getting some body work done, looked good put could have been better, she's a driver
Posted By: MacieTTC10

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 06 2010 06:16 PM

Cab off to begin restoration
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 06 2010 10:37 PM

Just a pic after hanging front sheet metal and painting grille.

http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/7635/2351158060101556326S600x600Q85.jpg
Posted By: Donl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Sep 07 2010 01:27 AM

Today I put a seat belt around my 93 year old father and took him for a ride. Then I put a seat belt around my 6 year old granddaughter and took her for a ride. They both love my 1948 red Chey 1/2 ton. It is stock and drives like an old truck.
What a GREAT day!
Posted By: mbarrad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Sep 07 2010 01:53 AM

Took out the broken passenger side glass out of my 58 Apache and replaced it with good glass. Removed the old tint from the rest of the glass. Fixed my exhaust leak.
Posted By: Gmans 46

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 09 2010 03:05 AM

I got my cab back on the frame and mocked up engine and tranny mounts all fitted and welded in! Ready to start mocking up the rest of the stuff.
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 12 2010 11:23 PM

Got the tranny (3 speed) back together yesterday, put it back in the truck today. Also got the universal joint and bell assembly back in. Hope to finish up tomorrow and road test.
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Sep 12 2010 11:28 PM

oil change, rotated the tires, and readjusted the brakes. Getting it ready for it's first real road trip, going from Danville IL to Greenwood IN tomorrow.
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 13 2010 01:35 AM

Still in the process of switching back to fuel injection. Got a great harness from the fuel injection connection. Lot of work to do by this weekend tryiny to get road ready. We're having a car show at the Church this weekend.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 13 2010 07:27 AM

Got my new driveshaft installed,including dealing with a clearance issue.(yet another oversight on my behalf!)
Secured my rear airlines for the airbags and finally got them air tight!
Set the pinion/driveshaft angle.
Just rear shocks and bumpstops to go on the rear.
It's getting real close to being driveable(sort of)........woohoo!
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 12:48 AM

Replaced main wire loom on my 51 Burb, with doner loom from 54. Thus did away with the cloth insulation and upgraded with the color coded wires.
Posted By: noreastersurf

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 03:03 AM

Replaced rubber bumpers on hood, rubber bumpers in glovebox, new window channel felts, installed driver side sun visor, got hand lettering started on doors and rear fenders, brake and turn signal wiring straightened out, contacts cleaned and in full working order for horn. Next is radio and speaker, finish hand lettering and get the new white walls balanced and installed. Slowly but surely.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 03:15 AM

We're going to need pictures of that lettering when you get done.

Yakimabowtie, that was a good find. It will still look stock to the uninformed and less worry about insulation wearing through.

I'm in the middle of replacing the rubber fuel lines in my '56 with steel. I hope that stops the trouble I've been having with fuel delivery. I have the tank soaking in phosphoric acid in preparation for Red-Kote.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 03:45 AM

I took my Wise Guys frame and foam to the trim shop. Hopefully I'll have a seat in a few days.
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 01:08 PM

Finished cleaning bare frame and got first 2 coats of primer on my 1939 GMC AC-102 1/2 Ton Pickup
Posted By: gazim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 17 2010 01:35 PM

Re-routed the exhaust to dual side pipes
Posted By: One ear dicky

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 18 2010 12:57 AM

Mounted the aerial for the radio,changed the dimmer switch,and now the wife wants me to do something about the loose"nut" behind the steering wheel.Anybody else have this problem?
Roy
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:25 AM

Originally Posted by One ear dicky
Mounted the aerial for the radio,changed the dimmer switch,and now the wife wants me to do something about the loose"nut" behind the steering wheel.Anybody else have this problem?
Roy

My wife complains about the same thing.
Posted By: 63 C-10 Carolina Fleetside

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 18 2010 05:28 AM

Delved into the worls electrics and fixed tailights/turn signals. Tomorrow domelight.
Posted By: Organbuilder

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 18 2010 08:46 PM

The 53 hasn't run well since I installed the new pertronix ignition. Finally had time today to look into it today. Changed the fuel filter, checked the timing. Whaddya know, maybe the pertronix install affected the timing. It started to run like it should again.
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:57 PM

Originally Posted by One ear dicky
Mounted the aerial for the radio,changed the dimmer switch,and now the wife wants me to do something about the loose"nut" behind the steering wheel.Anybody else have this problem?
Roy


That's usually the hardest part to fix!! dance grin
Posted By: Hot Rod John

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 22 2010 10:59 PM

Finished fabrication of 2-1/2" duals on my 65 C10. Long tube headers, 28" Cherry Bombs and full length duals. Pretty pleased with the "old school" sound it has.

Here is a video link, more info in my build thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYbRYHHm640
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 23 2010 02:44 AM

Cool truck and awesome sound.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 23 2010 04:20 PM

Started getting the bed put together:

http://img839.imageshack.us/i/cimg0079.jpg/
http://img839.imageshack.us/i/cimg0078u.jpg/
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 23 2010 09:27 PM

Looking good!
I assume you are lining up your boards and will then drill for your bolts. I will be installing my bed as well. Could you keep us updated with pics as you go along with the process.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Sep 23 2010 09:32 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Looking good!
I assume you are lining up your boards and will then drill for your bolts. I will be installing my bed as well. Could you keep us updated with pics as you go along with the process.


Yep, I'll try and keep it updated. We don't have our bedsides yet, so we're doing this a little unorthodox. Normally, I'd put the whole box together on the floor, install the boards (loosely bolted), then set it on the frame and drill the holes.

Since we are waiting on the paint/bodywork and I'm impatient, I decided to see if it could be done this way and there really is no reason you can't. The only thing is that you can't bolt down the front (at least not permanently) b/c I think the front bed panel is attached with the same bolts as hold the boards down. Otherwise, most everything else sits on top of the wood and we'll drill the holes where the angle strips attach along the sides once the bed is done.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Sep 24 2010 03:57 AM

Crap, put the darn bed strips on backwards. One end has two of square punched holes close together (about 2" apart), the other end is a single hole. I figured the two holes went towards the back, but now the sills don't line up with the frame holes. And, indeed, there is a difference in the spacing depending on which way you turn them.

Now, off to remove several dozen bolts/washers/lock washers/nuts and start over. Ugh.

UPDATE: Well, disaster averted. I was complaining about my problem and the wife asked why I didn't just pick it up and turn it around....duh!! 5 minutes later, problem solved. I'll post updates in another thread so as not to hijack this one.

http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=557356#Post557356
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 25 2010 07:55 AM

Originally Posted by TooMany2count
Went out in the garage & looked at it, wishing it was done...joe


Been there,done that! grin

I'm installing my wiring loom at the moment, so far,so good.
I haven't done the 'smoke test' yet though.....! eek
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Sep 25 2010 02:21 PM

I also rewired using an American Autowire kit with "20" circuits which would accommodate a bunch of extra equipment like elec wipers and aircond. The amazing thing was that when finished, I flipped the switch and nothing happened. I was almost disappointed as I stood there with my fire extinguisher in hand. Everything worked and nothing smoked,
Posted By: Garandboy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 04:38 AM

removed the water pump, generator and oil lines on the 1942 chevy 1.5 army truck. geting closer to pulling the engine and swapping it for a new 235.
Posted By: Otservice

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 07:36 AM

Got the rear fenders and hood back from the sand blaster. Checked out how much work needs to be. Hood is nearly perfectly straight with minor surface rust but not rot. Fenders...hmm, only 9 areas to patch on one rear fender and maybe 5 on the other lol I'm too cheap to buy any pre-fab patches so everything will be hand made for the most part. I took down my front fenders and inner-fenders to the sand blaster as well.

Got the rear fenders sanded down to bare metal and started cutting out patches and tacking them in today. Will finish cutting all the patches up tomorrow and hopefully get everything welded up tomorrow as well.
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 01:09 PM

Got 3 coats of paint on the 1939 GMC frame. Cleaned up front springs, bead blasted, primed and painted front springs and attaching hardware.

[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/PaintedFrame1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/PaintedFrame.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 03:42 PM

Take a look at the video! My wife loves to drive our truck! Last Sunday we took our 1957 Chevy 3/4 ton out for test drives!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 05:25 PM

Excellent. Was that a rearend grind I heard? What engine do you have in her.
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 05:33 PM

Hi and thanks for watching! Getting into gear was a little diff, but that was the tranny - LOL The engine is 235 I just got done rebuilding the carb - those things leak!! The automatic choke is nice though.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 05:57 PM

Around here we always gig folks to encourage them to attach pictures with their posts, some do and some don't even tell us what truck their working on. However you went the extra mile and sent in a video. Well done.
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Sep 27 2010 06:04 PM

Well, our truck is important to us. If someone is looking for encouragement to continue to restore of custom build their truck then I hope we did just that. We will post more as time goes on. Check my youtube page and also I set up a little face book page for Chevy Task Force Club.
Check it out! Thanks for you kind words.
Dan
Posted By: SW_Radial

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Sep 28 2010 02:11 PM

well I gave mine a hand shine and put a fresh coat of "Rain-X" on the outside glass.
Winter project for this yr. is to get my redesighned and relocated wiper regulator arms in sinc, currently the passenger side has half the travel of the drivers side wich travels perfectly.
Uncle had a neat idea on the wipers but needed to put a bit more thought into it ....lol
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Sep 28 2010 02:31 PM

It's interesting how this thread gets a ton of posts when the weather is nice but when cold weather hits many of us complain about how cold it is and how they won't be able to tinker on the old bolt until it warms up.
For you guys located in the colddddddd climates and are able to keep the bolt inside, I would suggest getting a propane heater to be able to continue all this work. They are not every expensive. Mine will carry me through the cold months and half of the next year.
http://www.heatershop.com/images/mh12t_big.jpg
This one costs 42$
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 29 2010 04:55 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I got the back of the cab sanded and primed last night. If the weather stays nice, I'll get it painted this evening.

I did figure out how to upload most of the project pictures, but not sure how to get them in the right order. I'm alot better with mechanical things than electronic things......
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 29 2010 06:08 PM

Great work and pic's! Thanks for posting Johntsmith! Do I see a trifive in that garage pic?
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 29 2010 06:27 PM

That's a '53 Chevy 5 window that my wife claims all I do is hoard parts for. I bought it as a project truck for my oldest son and me. He lost interest real quick, but I hung on to it hoping he would regain interest (that's been 15 years now). Now the plan is I'll start on it when I finish the '65. I am titled as the original owner on it. How? It was never tilted before. It came from a farm in AL and they never put it on the road.
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Sep 29 2010 08:35 PM

Lucky son!
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 01 2010 07:23 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I got the back of the cab preped and painted. A couple more items to go and we'll test drive her.....
Posted By: 641Workmaster

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 04 2010 01:59 AM

Got the engine up to "normalized" temperature and adjusted the valves. Then I removed the side plate to check the push rods and discovered I forgot to order a gasket set for that. I then dropped the oil pan to replace with one that doesn't have pin holes. While down there I fought a sneaky pete trying to get the upper rear main seal out. Had no problem snaking the new one in. Everything looks tight, clean, and shiny down below. Slowly eliminating oil leaks with new gaskets.
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Oct 06 2010 03:01 PM

Got the front springs painted and installed on the 1939 GMC 1/2 Ton.

[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontSpringsInstalled.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontSpringShackleInboard.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontSpringShackleInstalled.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/.../PressinginFrontSpringShackleBushing.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontSpringRearMount.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontSpringBushings.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Oct 06 2010 03:49 PM

Perfection!!!
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 07 2010 06:14 AM

Adjusted the valves on my 37,well it was not today but yesterday.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 07 2010 05:05 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I finally got her on the road. This is after I had to replace the directional/emergency flasher switch in the steering column. After the first ride around the neighborhood all that was needed was to tighten a transmission line at the radiator and fix the speedometer cable. The cable works, but it whines and I’m getting the needle jump (especially when it’s cold). I have an appointment next week to have both doors adjusted. While they close, they don’t align quite right and after numerous attempts at it, I discovered that it is beyond my talent to get them perfect. We start on the bed next…………………
Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 07 2010 05:11 PM

Great update! On my 57 I just put some multi purpose grease on the end before screwing into the back of the speedo, it seemed to work for me. Keep posting!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 07 2010 09:48 PM

PUUUURRRRRRTTTTYYY
Posted By: noreastersurf

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 08 2010 06:13 AM

Lettering on doors and rear fenders done. Retro radio installed. More foam/rubber gaskets(hood insulators) replaced. Locking gas cap and new grommet installed. White walls are on.
Aloha
photos here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=203553&id=222756580767
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 08 2010 01:42 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

The seal in the differential cover started leaking so I had to pull that off with the intention of replacing the gasket. There wasn’t any gasket there, only lots of silicone. A close inspection found the cover was bent. After a trip to the local speed shop, it now sports a new cast aluminum cover. This cover is a lot deeper than the previous cover and increases the oil reservoir to almost a gallon.

Pulled the speed-o cable and lubricated it. Bad news, it is the speedometer itself is dry and it’s making more noise now than before. So the gauge cluster will come out this weekend (after the honey-do list is complete).
Posted By: SmokinBills58

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 09 2010 04:20 AM

New brakes, shocks, packed the bearings. shes smooth as silk
check her out!!!!!!
http://s376.photobucket.com/albums/oo210/smokinb35/58%20Apache%20build/
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 09 2010 02:21 PM

Again, going to drive to work, drove it to another store yesterday to sub for someone. I guess i am lucky. ron
Posted By: SmokinBills58

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 10 2010 03:01 AM

Drove to Dads and had him drive us around town for his 84 Birthday..... he was all smiles
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 10 2010 02:45 PM

Pulled the rear leaf springs, shocks and links yesterday. One link end was severely worn past bushing into link. One shock very low on oil. Spring bushings and pins were not too bad (for 72 years old), but will replace with new when parts arrive from Jim Carter.
Almost forgot - big thumbs up to "Tech Tips" on the spring perch bushing puller!! Made one and it worked great.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 11 2010 01:38 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

Took the gauges out and disassembled the cluster. The speedometer unit was shot. Took apart the gauge package that came with the truck and it had a broken worm gear. Disassembled both and made one good one from the two. Re-installed it into the cluster and then back into the truck. Figured while I had it apart I’d replace the cable too. Now it runs nice and quite. Even had enough time to bring home the bed, but didn’t get anything done on it.
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 14 2010 08:21 PM

I've been on hold for over a month. I was preparing to try to have it ready for a show & shine I put together at our Church picnic. I was in the middle of swapping it back over to fuel injection I broke the cast serpentine bracket the day before the show. Couldn't find one locally so I had to miss an event that I had organized. Havent had time to do much since because I've been on the road. Orlando, Dallas (went to last weeks game) & now sitting in an airport in Charlotte on a two hour layover.

The headers are peeling so I bought some header wrap to cover & keep the temps down. Had also started relocating the battery to the firewall. Never did like having to go through the floor & it sits too low for a drop down box. Hope to get the chance to work on it this weekend.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 15 2010 10:54 PM

My first update after bringing her home! I got a bunch of parts in the mail yesterday including all new glass and rubber, gas tank, brake lines, and some little misc. parts - very exciting! Dismantled and cleaned the brake master cylinder, getting ready to bend brake lines and reinstall. Still trying to track down some wheels and a new 235 to put into her. Moving forward.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 16 2010 04:42 PM

FINALLY!!!
Got it painted. http://s729.photobucket.com/home/BIGCHEVY3600/recentuploads Four months in the shop and it's all painted (will clear coat and buff next week) except for a few interior pieces that need to wait until the windshields and other interior parts are installed. The doors, fenders, runingboards, hood, and bed sides and tailgate are painted. Next we will install the windshield, (windscreen for Jock), rear window, newly finished upholstered Wiseguys seat,the new steering wheel,the Lokar shifter, the side windows and vent windows. I will also reroute the windshield drain under the dash and out at the right wheel rather than let it drip on my HEI. Then the moment of truth. My 350 (330 hp) which has not been started since I bought it in the summer of 06 will crank up.
Then we will go get exhaust installed and install the electric wipers, the radio and the dash trim. Then it's back to the upholstery shop for carpet. The evaporator for the Vintage Air will have to wait until next spring. Until then we'll be a bit chilly. The Bed will be last. It's a Mar-K and I have already put the sandpaper to the wood. After we mock it up we will break it down and finish the wood and then put it back together.
All in all I think it should be ready for show sometime next spring.
Whew...
Posted By: seetz

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 16 2010 04:45 PM

u-joint installed. best 15 bucks spent this year!
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 16 2010 11:29 PM

I drove the '56 50 miles to a car show and brought home some hardware.
Posted By: bowtietim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 12:22 AM

Nothing !!!!!
Posted By: Skidmarks

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 12:56 AM

I finally got the tires on my 58 FLeetside. * it feels good to see her sitting on rubber again!
Posted By: kb3csw

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 01:13 AM

rebuilt fuel pump on 38.
Posted By: mbarrad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 04:26 AM

Installed lap belts for my Apache.
Posted By: Skidmarks

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 04:39 AM

what lap belts did you install? I need to do that on my truck...
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 10:10 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
FINALLY!!!
Got it painted. Next we will install the windshield, (windscreen for Jock)


BTW What colour (color for you) is that? wink
It's looking great.

If I can drag my carcass away from this computer I will be wiring my new gauges today,also tidying up my loom etc.

Posted By: mbarrad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:16 PM

Installed lap belts. I feel safer to a degree. Next weekend will be the replacement of my headlight adjusters. The original plastic ones are brittle due to age. Had one fall apart on me already.
Here are some pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/mbarrad/Truck/IMG_4153.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/mbarrad/Truck/IMG_4156.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/mbarrad/Truck/IMG_4158.jpg
Posted By: UnklRod

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:47 PM

Took the 3100 to a car show Saturday.
Lot of old timers coming up to chat about their memories.
Also told some bolters in the bay area to check out Stovebolt.



BIGCHEVY,
Great looking work! Miss those days under the dash!

Jon
Posted By: bowtietim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 08:23 PM

I don't know if this counts or not.I had the rear barn doors open on the suburban and all windows open.My buddy "dog" jumped in the back,so we went for a ride.He had his head sticking out all four windows.He was in dog heaven,it was fun watching him go window to window.

Thanks,Tim
Posted By: Mearl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 08:28 PM

had to do a little fall herding to get the cars and trucks rounded up. Then I decided to have my own car show since our town decided they would rather have a rodeo than a car show. I had a pretty good turn out and I was happy to see me there. There were 7 classes and I brought 7 vehicles. Amazingly enough, I had one in each class. I really appreciate me supporting the show this year and can't wait til next year. I got a few pictures before I had to leave, here is the link.http://s1007.photobucket.com/albums/af193/Mearl_McBride/Had%20my%20own%20car%20show/
Posted By: Mearl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 08:29 PM

You have a four headed dog?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 08:46 PM

Originally Posted by Mearl
had to do a little fall herding to get the cars and trucks rounded up. Then I decided to have my own car show since our town decided they would rather have a rodeo than a car show. I had a pretty good turn out and I was happy to see me there. There were 7 classes and I brought 7 vehicles. Amazingly enough, I had one in each class. I really appreciate me supporting the show this year and can't wait til next year. I got a few pictures before I had to leave, here is the link.http://s1007.photobucket.com/albums/af193/Mearl_McBride/Had%20my%20own%20car%20show/

Did you win best of show?
Posted By: Mearl

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Oct 17 2010 09:49 PM

Believe it or not, best of show still eludes me.
Posted By: UnklRod

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:23 AM

Go Giants ! Had to park the truck next to this at the show yesterday!
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:50 PM

Beat those darn tie rod & drag link ball ends out over the weekend. Man those things are in there tight and that 1939 metal is sure hard, but they finally gave out. Now I can finish up the front axle and get it back under the truck.
Posted By: Bigtonka

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 18 2010 03:34 PM

I got my brake assemblies installed this weekend, M/C reattached and filled the system! So close to driving it on the street for the first time!

http://picasaweb.google.com/wmhatfield/MyUnnamedToyProject#5529177557191280482

http://picasaweb.google.com/wmhatfield/MyUnnamedToyProject#5529177572240693138
Posted By: rocker

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 19 2010 05:32 AM

Spent about an hour online researching a replacement 3sp transmission for the stocker. Still no dice.

Finished fitting the tabs for the engine mounts on the rod.

Mocked up a transmission x-member for the 700-R4. Tomorrow its off to the supply house for square stock and a trans mount pad.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 19 2010 01:37 PM

Finally got the clutch out of the spare 216 (engine was stuck) to use as a replacement for my running engine, just to find out that it is a 9" clutch vs a 10 3/4"! Anyone know why they used 2 different size clutches in '48? The 9" was with a 4 spd trans, and the trans in the truck is a 3 spd
Posted By: Hot Rod John

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Oct 20 2010 12:30 AM

Well, just finshed up 2-1/2 days worth of effort stripping the rear fenders and bed on the '65. I used a Norton Rapid Strip wheel on my 4-1/2" angle grinder. They are great, if you haven't tried these you owe it to yourself to give them a try.

Man what a dirty job! I must say I am diggin' the look in bare steel though. I have a half a notion to just wipe it down with Gibbs and say Done! http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/

For a picture go to post #148 of my build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=363509&page=6
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 12:54 AM

Spent 3 weeks stripping/sanding/straightening both rear doors on the burb. Today I painted the inside/jambs. Tomorrow if the weather cooperates I will attempt to paint the outside. The doors have been off for 6 years, can't wait to get them back on!
Posted By: hippy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 01:42 AM

In Sept. I took my MAR-K box metal parts to the painter.Last saturday I parked the truck in its winter repair/storage place, after I get off this time waster(computer), I will organize my new reproduction door hardware and on saturday will start fixing the door latches ect. Next month or 2 I should be removing the old box, sending the rear fenders and running boards out for repair and paint.
Posted By: Otservice

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 02:45 AM

Hot Rod John...just do the bare steel!! You know you want to. My '54 is staying in bare steel but I will be clear coating it for better protection. I currently have my bare parts covered in Evapo-Rust. Been sitting for a month or so now and the parts that have been covered have no rust at all. But I did scratch a fender a little when moving them and rust started to appear. So that tells me the stuff does work when applied, but like everything you have to let them sit awhile before moving them incase you scratch them or wipe off the liquid by accident.
Posted By: Gmans 46

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 04:20 AM

Had to take several weeks off for honey do's and farm chores. Got a chance to finish steering and mounting column, brake booster and master cylinder, inner fenders require some trim and fitting. Picked up the freshly primed bed. I need to fab brake pedal and complete brake line routing, finish fuel tank mounting, put bed together and set on frame and ......the list goes on. LOL
Posted By: 49Neo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 06:14 AM

After getting plates on my '49 , the 235 let go. Went on craigslist Sunday & scored a 235 with 20,000 on a rebuild. Finally took Neo for a spin today (Thurs.) with my mom. Other than being a little noisy, she enjoyed it. Then went to show my truck off to a friend. Went to gas station & chatted with 4 strangers & got one purchase offer. It has been one heck of a day!
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 09:21 PM

Got the 4 spd in today...Whew...what a heavy piece compared to the 3 spd.
Posted By: Brad Allen

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 09:31 PM

Got the bed and fenders on after the repaint. Shot it all in the driveway.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/2635240660102454676SkOfJU
Posted By: Dallylamma

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 09:48 PM

Got my 1951 Owner's Manual, Shop Manual and Assembly Manual delivered today.

Will be doing some reading this weekend.
Posted By: bowtiesr4me

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 11:07 PM

Got my motor started today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 min @ 2200 RPM (it didnt fly apart)
purred real nice. Now comes the rest.
Don't know how to load pics ... sorry

Mike
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 11:26 PM

Decided to remove the the 2 bottom leaves in the rear leaf pack. One was about 10" long and the next one was about 18" long. Made a 5/8" lowering block (approximate thickness of the 2 removed leaves) and bolted everything back up. The ol' 38 sets a lot better (always thought it was way too high in back), and a good test drive offered up a lot smoother ride.
Posted By: Lightholder's Dad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 22 2010 11:54 PM

I am in the midst of a frame off stock restoration of my 1950 COE grain truck. Started 2 1/2 years ago and it now moves on its own power. Built a temporary platform to sit on the frame superstructure and went for a drive today around the half mile loop the shop is on. Everything went well, the brakes are awesome (stock with hydrovac). Tomorrow I drive 3/4 mile up the road to the guy who is painting the cab and we will drop the cab on this weekend. I can't wipe the smile off my face, I wonder why?
Posted By: Yakimabowtie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Oct 23 2010 02:55 AM

Weather cooperated today and I was able to finish painting both rear doors on my burb. Now if I can be patient, let the paint dry and put them back on come monday.
Posted By: 55ChevyTxnguy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 12:49 AM

Got a ton done this weekend! Sanded and primed a bunch of misc parts, ran most of the brake lines, got the transmission and clutch installed along with the torque tube and rebuilt the rear brakes! Whew!

http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/tholland1970/Tom%2055%20Chevy%202nd%20Series/
Posted By: Haywire52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 12:11 PM

Brought mine home so I can start, lol
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 01:23 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I got the bed completely disassembled, sanded down, rust proofed and primed. Then I used a roll on bed-liner on the inner sides. A little messy to use, but the results were great. I had trouble getting masking tape to stick to it so I could paint the non-coated outer parts, so now I have some overspray on the liner that will need to be touched up. Glad I have some coating left over to use on this.

Meanwhile Sunday we took her for a ride, sans bed, about 25 miles to donate blood. I am still having trouble with the steering box adjustment. I have it a little too tight and have to constantly make steering adjustments. This added to the play in the wheel makes highway driving a real chore.
Posted By: Brad Allen

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 02:29 PM

Got the bedwood installed and most of the wiring reran into the cab.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/2916035030102454676obGOiC
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 02:44 PM

I can feel your excitement! O HAPPY DAY! CONGRATS!
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 03:26 PM

I'm still a ways off, but trying to be ever so patient.
I'm in the middle of breaking down my '58, 235.
Yesterday evening I hand-polished the camshaft then oiled, tagged and bagged it.
Hopefully today, I can do the same for the crankshaft.
Baby steps...
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 04:38 PM

Test fit the disc brake conversion kit to the front axle on the '39 GMC. Had to notch the caliper brackets to fit around the steering stops. Pulled everything back apart, primed and painted. Plan to have everything back together this week and put the whole assembly back under the frame. Then it will be on to the rear suspension and axle.
Posted By: Czechman

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 11:03 PM

Putting my cab together. Electric wipers, firewall pad, defroster vents and fresh-air heater so far.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 11:19 PM

Got a free set of rear drums, a complete third member, a free radiator, new headliner, new sunvisors, and a used but good tailgate today. Removed front drums to inspect and make a replacement list, cleaned frame, removed all original wiring
Posted By: Hot Rod John

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Oct 25 2010 11:37 PM

More grinding and welding. The rear stake pockets on my stepside were butchered by the PO. I made some 1-1/2 x 2 rectabgular tubes out of some 2 x 2 tubing. Then cut the stock openings slid the new tubes in, welded and ground them flush. Here's a photo: http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/29005/2466836390103882008S600x600Q85.jpg
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 26 2010 01:57 AM

Originally Posted by Hot Rod John
More grinding and welding. The rear stake pockets on my stepside were butchered by the PO. I made some 1-1/2 x 2 rectabgular tubes out of some 2 x 2 tubing. Then cut the stock openings slid the new tubes in, welded and ground them flush. Here's a photo: http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/29005/2466836390103882008S600x600Q85.jpg

Now that's some fancy work there...
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:26 PM

Tore the wheel cylinders apart and honed them...looks like new kits will be ordered, not new cylinders. Re-installed axle and third member, started engine and shifted thru the 4 spd gears and new clutch...all works good.
Posted By: Garandboy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 26 2010 11:44 PM

removed the bed and fender from my 53 3100 parts truck.
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Oct 26 2010 11:59 PM

Nice work! Robert
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Oct 27 2010 01:49 PM

Still hand cleaning and bagging parts for storage from the '58 235 engine.
So far, camshaft, lifters, screws and bolts, pushrods, connecting rod and main bearing caps, crankshaft... (taking a breath).
Next will be the rocker assembly and pistons. Still a lot left to go and yet the '59 engine waiting to be disassembled.
I hope to get a lot done this weekend! Still LOVING it!
Posted By: LAROKE

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Oct 27 2010 02:21 PM

Arranged a couple of PBR cans artistically on the front fender.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 28 2010 01:43 AM

Pulled an SM420 for my '50 from one of Stovebolter garandboy's parts trucks. Good times.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 28 2010 04:35 AM

I finally got the rear main seal for my Suburban today. Got it installed and the covers on.
Posted By: cmayna

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 28 2010 02:52 PM

Now that I have risen back from the dead, recently installed the torque tube and tranny with help of nrdesieyes this past Sunday. Yesterday was tranny support, spark plugs, rear axles, differential cover. Today I'm dumping in oil in both diff and tranny and fire the green turd up.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Oct 28 2010 04:40 PM

Picked up my seat at the upholstry shop. Picture from my cell phone":
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/INTERIOR/?action=view&current=SEAT.jpg
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 29 2010 07:22 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Picked up my seat at the upholstry shop. Picture from my cell phone":


Looks good BIG.....I'm assuming the guy in the pic is the dude who did the work, why is it most good upholstery guys seem to come from 'south of the border'??
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 29 2010 02:25 PM

Jock, It's because they come from Southoftheborder.
I set it in the cab and hopped up on it. It fit really good, however at 6'1 I have gotten use to a little more leg room. With the gas tank in the back and the seat back as far as she will go, there's no adjustment. It will work out as my wife will be able to drive it as well.
Posted By: PapaJ

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Oct 29 2010 05:54 PM

Replaced the headlight rings. I noticed that there is a big difference in the attachment brackets than the originals where.
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 01 2010 01:11 PM

Got the front axle & brake assembly put together and installed on the 1939 GMC pickup. Lot of work, but I think it came out pretty nice.

[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontAxleInstalled.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/alkay3/1939%20GMC%20Pickup/FrontAxleInstalled1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/...ickup/FrontAxleInstalled-DriversSide.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/...kup/FrontAxleInstalled-PassengerSide.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 01 2010 01:56 PM

Still cleaning and bagging/storing parts from the '58 235.
Rocker arm assembly, pistons timing gear and cover, front plate... etc.
Hopefully today I'll have the rocker cover, water pump and oil pan cleaned. I still have 5 out of 6 pistons/connecting rods to free-up.
I'm ready to mount the block onto the engine stand, give it a good going over and AT LAST get to the '59 235!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 01 2010 01:56 PM

Good looking lkay3. Anyone wanting to stay relatively original with good safe brakes should look at your setup.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 01 2010 10:50 PM

The wiring continues,i'm only managing a bout 3 hours a week on the truck at the moment.Not through choice though.
I've got all my gauges,steering column and engine bay done.
I hope to get the rear end done tomorrow.

Just to 'throw a spanner in the works, I dropped one of my front parking light lenses as I was removing it,you can work out the rest.........
Thankfully a replacement is on the way and didn't break the bank.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 02 2010 12:58 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I got the bed assembled and the sides mounted on it, also the tailgate. Now all I have to do is paint the fenders and mount them and the running boards and it’s finished!

Presently it’s back inside up on jack stands as I replace the steering box (too much play in the old one).

John
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 02 2010 02:25 PM

Looking good John. ...doing it the right way.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 03 2010 02:09 AM

alkay
Is that a dropped axle? Looking good!
Posted By: alkay3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 03 2010 01:45 PM

Just the stock axle. ECI disc brake conversion kit. 1977 Camaro rotors, calipers and pads. Upgrade tie rod ends. Everything else is stock 1939 GMC.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 03 2010 10:22 PM

Got the rear brakes on today. My, aren't huck brakes fun. New brake lines installation in progress. Grill removed for rust removal. Frame readied for paint. Finally got rear wheel studs removed - took alot of heat.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 04 2010 08:39 PM

I got Fenton headers for a 235 modified to fit my 248. That was a fun project.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 05 2010 03:38 AM

got the inner fenders on, got the lower apron attached, got half the throttle linkage attached....guages/speedo in, modified a front 47-51 door handle for the back barn door and have it all installed but one bottom latch. Two trips to Ace for bolts/screws
installed the hood hinges....I'm getting close fellows.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 06 2010 12:22 PM

Got all the new brake lines on, new rear shackles on, new king pins in, frame painted,
Posted By: PapaJ

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 07 2010 07:29 AM

Had my neice and granddaughter over to help me replace my turn signals, from big two sided lights, to littler "skull lights". Then swapped the wires from park to turn, now my park lights are my turn lights, and the new "skull lights" are now park lights. thumbs_up
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 07 2010 03:10 PM

Painted the windshield trim and the battery cover. That completes my painting. Now there are a few odds and ends I need to take care of before I can drive her. I need to: replace the front sheetmetal; put the doors on and the door hardware; bolt the seat down and hook up the 12 Volt Power Receptacles; install windshield, rear window and door glass; install radio radio antenna and electric wipers and wiper arms; assemble bed and install it; remove bed wood and treat the wood; reassemble wood; install running boards; have exhaust run; bolt on front and rear bumpers and finish wiring taillights and headlights and 1,000 other things. The party never ends...
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 07 2010 04:42 PM

I know i post this a lot but i am getting ready to go for a ride. i am fortunate mine is "finished".
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 07 2010 09:25 PM

FINISHED? Heck it's time to start on another one! thumbs_up
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 08 2010 02:36 AM

I drove my '56 about 130 miles yesterday and nearly 200 today.
Posted By: mobileortho

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 08 2010 07:12 AM

Finally finished installing the TPI. The wiring harness from Fuel Injection Connection made it so simple. It fired up on the first try. Gotta finish hanging the sheet metal and intall the leather seats.
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 08 2010 08:17 AM

Last week I was diagnosing a brake issue. I narrowed it down to the vacuum brake booster.

Then, I went hunting a vacuum brake booster for my '65 c10.

After 3 days, I finally got the right one... and then did the re-alignment dance to put it all back together.

It stops a lot better now, yay.

a link to some pictures of the new brake booster.

-W



Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 08 2010 11:32 PM

Atempted to replace the door weatherstrip, again (3rd time). And again, it doesn't fit right. Too mad to call the company, they might get an earfull.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 12:13 AM

Well, its time to work on the Fresh Air Heater. So, I got it apart today, blasted the parts in the cabinet and then primed and got a coat of paint on the stuff. The original color was the hammertone brown but I painted it the hammertone silver as I think it will look better with the color and a grey interior.

Now, I have the washer to rebuild the Ranco valve, and a lot of stuff I printed out off the bolt about it. So, tomorrow may, or may not be the day for it!! Sad part is I can't put it together until I find me a 12 volt fan motor. I'm thinking about hitting NAPA.... and of coarse the heater core is TOAST!!

What fun what fun!

Oh, I stated to try mount a front fender by myself but decided against it!!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 01:37 AM

Originally Posted by LONGBOX55
Atempted to replace the door weatherstrip, again (3rd time). And again, it doesn't fit right. Too mad to call the company, they might get an earfull.

Where did you buy it. I'll be making the buy soon and don't want to but it where you did.
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 01:43 AM

I don't really want to say where the set I tried today came from just yet. I'm going to gve them the chance to make it right first. I actually have a suspicion that, while the part number was correct for a '55 2nd, there may have been mismarked 55 1rst parts in the package.
On the last 2 sets, the first came from Precision, the second came from Soff-Seal. Neither fit correctly, coulnd't even shut the doors properly.
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 01:57 AM

I put the new differential with 4.10 gears in my '50 3800. man it sure beats the original 5.14's!
Posted By: MLT

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 02:04 AM

I ordered a bunch of parts, looked at the wiring diagram and made a copy of the original owners manual... Does that count??

Seriously, I learned how to operate the door lock. Sad but true. I have a long way to go.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 02:16 AM

Hey, Alvin, I got a motor from JC when we were there in Sept. I already have it installed. Now if I can ever get my engine back together. I've been cleaning and painting small parts for days. It's amazing how many small parts there are in an engine.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 03:09 AM

Originally Posted by LONGBOX55
Atempted to replace the door weatherstrip, again (3rd time). And again, it doesn't fit right. Too mad to call the company, they might get an earfull.


FWIW, I got mine ('54) from Classic Parts. Fit great and the quality seems good. We'll see how it wears over time, but overall I'm happy.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 09 2010 08:54 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

Steering box and rag replaced – what a difference! I also got the rear bumper on it and the lights mounted, tonight hopefully I will wire them. That’s if I can get home before it’s too dark!

John
Posted By: mtkr14

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 10 2010 12:22 AM

Well i got the head off of mine today. Was thinking get some head work done, new gaskets back together and be ready to roll. HOLD ON THERE BUCKAROO...not so fast.
Pistons are shot so it looks like a rebuild. I would really rather find one ready to go in..... Gotta love these things.

Melvin

Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 10 2010 03:05 AM

put on a sway bar from cpp. it's made for a 1/2 ton but all I had to do was widen the hole pattern for the u-bolts, otherwise it was strictly bolt in. took it for a test drive, helps alot. think I'll put one of some kind on the back but I don't think the one from cpp will fit my 3800 1 ton. have to do some lookin' & measurein' at the pick n pull. it's in my webshots if you want to check it out.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 10 2010 02:02 PM

I don't know the width of your 3800 but if it is like mine you might be able to mount the bar like this:

http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/ANTI%20SWAY%20BAR/?

The 1/2 ton frame is 11" wider than the 3/4 ton and this presents a challenge for 3/4 ton owners to mount the bar. It can be done.
Posted By: Denny Graham

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 10 2010 05:52 PM

Last spring;
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/130220792
Yesterday;
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/130220909/large
This morning;
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/130220912/large

Now that might not look like much to most of you, but to those that know me, it’s a miracle. Ya see, I’m a bit of a hoarder, and besides 30 years of Airplanes, Antique Radios and Antique machine tools, I also was interested in about everything else that crossed my path. I’ve been working all this year to get the barn cleared out so, “this is what I got done on my ‘Bolt today.”

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL


Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 11 2010 12:58 AM

Denny,
I see you have your priority's in order. With all that inventory your coffee pot is in a handy spot.
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 11 2010 02:16 AM

thanks for sharing the photos. it does look as if the narrower frame won't be a problem for the cpp bar but i'm running the stock axle & the pumpkin is offset quite a bit. i have one so i'll see if it works, but i've also got 1 from the front of a ferd explorer that i think will do better.
patched some holes today here's a link:
hole patching

the gorilla tape was beginning to embarrass me. was on nearly a year! if any of y'all have used it you know how good it works. keeps you from doing stuff right.
denny you're certainly a very neat hoarder...........wish i was!
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 11 2010 05:25 AM

Put the weatherstripping on the panels two front doors and one of the rear doors. Will do the other one tomorrow....right after I get me a biscuit.

Denny, your making progress! Don't stop now! lol
Posted By: MLT

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 11 2010 10:03 PM

Ground off the old battery tray assembly, those rivets sure didn't want to give up the ghost! While under the truck noticed about 10,000 things that are rusted, and leaking. Looks like I have a 5 year project ahead of me.... Now to decide where to start... Starting to think I bit off more than I can chew. Having fun though!
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 12 2010 07:16 AM

Finally got the rear end wired,fitted my LED bed roll lights which are wired as turn signals.
A bit tricky to get the wires fed through the stake pocket but got 'er done!

Had to pack up early due to the 70/80mph wind gusts trying to lift the roof off Casa Stovebolt! eeeek
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 12 2010 08:07 AM

I'm still detailing the suburban engine. Getting closer. Today I fitted the manifold heat kit I got from Jim Carter. I wasn't really happy with the kit. It came with grade 2 bolts and no nuts. The tubes are aluminum and weren't bent. I used grade 5 bolts. I bent and cut the aluminum tubes. We'll see how long they last.

Also cleaned and installed the fuel pump. Installed the thermostat and the alternator bracket. Still have to clean the alternator. Installed the valve cover.

Almost ready to take it off the stand and install the bell housing, flywheel and clutch.

Posted By: brsdb3381

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 12 2010 08:25 PM

I started sandblasting yesterday and it is raining todat Soooooo I ordered $500 in parts and tools today floor pans, steps, hinge pockets, door lower pillers, front mounts....NEW clutch head sockets from snap on......$13.80-14.40 each The sockets surprised me I was expecting $30+++ each smile

Brad
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 13 2010 04:12 AM

took part of the day off but did manage to get the weatherstriping around the left rear door. All doors done now.

Oh, I did go get some new stainless screws to put the Fresh Air Heater back together....which is a bit premature as I don't have the twelve volt motor, or the heater core....yet!!
Posted By: MLT

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 13 2010 04:59 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Oh, I did go get some new stainless screws to put the Fresh Air Heater back together....which is a bit premature as I don't have the twelve volt motor, or the heater core....yet!!


This describes my process as well. I have a idea of what to do just can't figure out the order. Is there an order, or is it better to just do things when the mood strikes? ohwell
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 13 2010 05:11 AM

Not so much work on my '55, but I did repair the tail lights on my '85 Blazer today. Had a socket go bad. While I was in there, installed a set of Silverstar bulbs. wow, those things are bright!
Also got the weatherstrip sent back to the company, they should get it by Monday. Hopefully, they will see what is wrong with it and get the correct weatherstrip to me.
Posted By: don stocker

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 13 2010 02:44 PM

I got the batteries out and covered 'em up for a nap for the winter.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 15 2010 04:19 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20Pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow



After 11 months, I can’t believe it’s finished!

Posted By: 56Dan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 15 2010 04:27 PM

Beautiful work! It looks great! Thanks for posting pics!
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 16 2010 04:33 AM

Johntsmith, nice looking ride. Job well done pal.

...slow day. removed 3 broken bolts on front fender braces and then blasted them. Tomorrow I'll either prime/paint them or I may just go ahead and put a coat of POR15 on them.

....and tomorrow I will pick up my 12V heater fan motor from the parts house and see how it fits up to my Fresh Air Heater.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 18 2010 07:19 AM

I finally finished the detailing on my Suburban engine and got it sitting in the truck.

Pics of the engine before installation.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 18 2010 05:09 PM

Way to go Cletis...... looks good but you forgot to paint the clutch linkage smile just kidding.

Well, I got my braces blasted/primed/painted. Also got the new 12V fan motor for my Fresh Air Heater from Advance Auto. Substantial savings if anyone needs one. I also got it back together,except of coarse, the heater core!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 18 2010 07:24 PM

Yesterday I worked to start the engine. Bought it and installed it in the fall of 06 and yesterday I had to check out everything to make sure there were no loose ends. I turned on the key (first time since finishing my wiring last fall) my gauges lit up and when the oil pump was spun the pressure went up to 50# and the fuel gauge went up to 1/4 tank (I had put about 5 gal of gas in the tank). That was great and looks like, so far, my wiring is correct. However when I turned the key to crank it, it turned over (another + for my wiring) but there was a loud crunch/bump. It seems I had the fan a little close to the radiator. I really wanted to run an original fan so had to move the radiator support 1/2" forward. Looks like it should have been 1" forward. The radiator took a small hit and needed some welding but is good as new (which is what it was) now.
I had to go out of town and won't be back until Monday. I'll crank her up then (cross my fingers).
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 12:33 AM

Picked up an S 10 gas tank today. It sits between the frame rails and in front of the axle similar to my '48 original. Had to notch the angle brace on the frame, using original tank brackets, gotta make new straps. Of course the fill inlet in on the wrong side. Gotta fab a u-shaped tube to bring the fill to the original location on the side of the bed.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 01:02 AM

Tore into the Ranco Heater Valve this afternoon. Got it all apart but I have one question but I'll put it in another forum. Been a slow day for me.
Posted By: CA_Trucks

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 02:41 AM

Got my bed back from the sandblaster today. Did some preliminary dent removal and welded some holes shut, then I'll take it down to my shop in the morning. The quarter panels are very straight.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...71550873_558610872_7581598_6953775_n.jpg
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 05:11 PM

well it was'nt today but 2 days ago. I put a sway bar on the rear of the truck. decided the one from the ford explorer fit better than the one from cpp. It's amazing how well the truck handles now. next up are shocks for the back. I'm sure that'll be even better still. here's some pics: http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2506090440106850169ffwICJ
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 07:05 PM

That is a clean installation, Bluechev. It looks like it belongs there. Is that on your '50 1-ton?
Posted By: armarmstrong

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 19 2010 07:33 PM

Wet sanded my box and got it all shiny .Now to paint the cab Fun !!!More pics to come.
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 20 2010 03:21 AM

yes it's on the 1 ton. thanks for the kind word.
Posted By: fenderless

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 21 2010 02:42 AM

cleaned up the frame horns (prep for paint), removed the running board mounts, new plugs and wires, cap & rotor are all installed. got the parking brake un stuck and re assembled, started converting to 12 volt productive day at least in my feeble mind lol,
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 21 2010 06:07 AM

I drove the '56 to Fort Worth and hauled home a trophy.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 22 2010 06:49 AM

Today I got the tranny installed, bolted up the driveshaft, installed the shifters, adjusted the clutch, installed the flywheel covers and connected the wires to the OD.
Posted By: crenwelge

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 22 2010 06:53 AM

Charlie, I'm awaiting a report on how your tranny overhaul road tests.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 22 2010 06:54 AM

I'm getting anxious myself.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 22 2010 08:28 AM

Cletis, slow down, you're making us all look bad! wink
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 24 2010 04:34 AM

Got the front fenders (outer and inner) bolted on. Tomorrow the hood, grill and doors. I am putting it together using stainless hardware. I bought a complete set of stainless from the front bumper to the rear bumper.
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 24 2010 05:31 AM

Haven't been able to get anything done, still wating for the weatherstrip to show up. Been 8 days since they got the incorrect back, not sure what's taking so long. Guess I'll have to call them and find out what the deal is, or request a refund and go elsewhere.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 24 2010 01:31 PM

Bill,
Who's your vendor on this?
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 24 2010 02:43 PM

I've finally cleared the '58 235 off the operating table and have now moved on to the second engine. To my surprise, this engine is a '58 261 with 235 head. Oh yeah! It's the one I want to rebuild and put in my '59 Apache! thumbs_up
I've removed the head, manifolds, fuel pump, starter, generator, oil pan and rod caps. The crank, pistons and cam really look good! I may have to removed the crank to get the pistons out from the bottom side though. Hopefully the cylinders can be cleaned up.
The Thanksgiving holiday might slow my progress, but I don't mind pausing to give thanks...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, buddies!
wave
Jerry
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Nov 24 2010 07:52 PM

Looks like I will need a push fan before trying to start it again. My radiator has tranny cooling but I opted to use a remote cooler. If she runs hot I'll run the lines to the radiator. I'll ask cooling fan questions on another thread.
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/...ew&current=PB230346.jpg&newest=1
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Nov 25 2010 06:42 AM

Got it back from the paint shop today.
Posted By: Jivermo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 26 2010 01:04 AM

FINALLY got my 3 speed shifter box fixed, thanks to the link below showing pics of the correct spring placement. I've been messing around with this for two years, and putting up with the random sticking in gear, having to get out of the truck, pop the hood and jiggle to linkage into neutral. Someone, long ago, had installed the spring with its tail tension pushing against the 1st-Reverse shifter arm. I had no reference, as no manual I've seen has had a picture in which you can really see the spring. The tail is supposed to be on the floor of the shifter box. Wow, do I feel terrific about this. Problem solved...it shifts like a dream. Thanks for that pic!





http://my.opera.com/red58/albums/showpic.dml?album=595633&picture=71230452
Posted By: neilroy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Nov 26 2010 04:04 AM

Finally found time to do something. I lifted the cab about 16" or so off of the frame to clean and paint the bottom of the cab and the area of the frame under the cab.
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2059264430103315458widVqE
Posted By: fenderless

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 27 2010 05:42 AM

scored an origonal radaitor for $30.with hoses, lowered the front end about 4 inches, marked out the new mounting plates for the axel and ordered the new longer u-bolts for the front axel, hooked up the steering box, and confirmed purchase of new rims and tires to pick up sunday,

still looking for that elusive cab and title combo for the right price,

and bestof all i found the year correct collectors truck licence-plate for the 41' that i can register to the truck cool
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 27 2010 10:23 PM

absolutely NOTHING. I'm still to stuff to work... and I'm still in La. with the grandkids!
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Nov 27 2010 11:46 PM

Just finshed droping the pistons out, some how water got into 3 and 6. all looks good, can still make out some hash markes on the cyl. walls so it looks like I sould be good, no broken rings getting them out. time for the hone and new rings. just when we thought we were getting ready to wire it up and get it running.
Posted By: plane_fixer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 12:53 AM

I fixed the brakes and took her for my first ride around the block. it was great !!!

Not sure if this will work but here's a link to a video

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=180397771974885&comments
John
Posted By: Thirdcoast

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 01:12 AM

Well, I finally found time to work on my "New To me" 54 hotrod....

Two weeks ago I bought a 54 1/2 ton that has had some work (some OK, but some not my standards) done to her... But I drug her home anyway, put her in a nice clean shop & made a promise to her that she would be running by April Fools day (figured that was a good date as not many geezers like me undertake a project like this.. hence April Fool)

Anyway, today I got the front end off, cab cleaned out & the bed unbolted.... and after I fondeled her a bit I had a beer & cigar to celebrate the progress.

More to come.. When finished, she will be a nice street rod... SBC, Camaro front clip & 4 Bar rear end etc.

TC

Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 02:52 AM

Sounds like you have it figured out. Now how about a picture album starting today. It really makes a difference when you start putting stuff back together to have a crumb trail back to where your stuff began. Also it helps the guys here when they discover they need a picture of something.
Posted By: kstechtom

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 04:26 AM

After avoiding it, I finally tore into the drivers side front axle to replace the kingpin (did passenger side a few weeks back) Everything removed except for the kingpin itself (had to take a break from the hammering) Right side fought me alot so it's no surprise that the left side is too. Actually the left side is fighting me more. Had a hard time pulling the drum, turns out a spring had broke and the brake shoes were against the drum and catching on a lip inside the drum. The lower bolts had "attached themselves" to the steering arm, After hammering failed to free the front one I tried a breakover to spin the bolt (and hopefully free it) but snapped the bolt instead. I still need to get whats left of the bolt out of the steering arm.
So in other word just the normal fun of working on a 60 yr old truck smile

KSTT
Posted By: bluechev

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 07:47 AM

you are so right! I don't know why I avoided learning how to do that for so long. It isn't hard & I love be able to see how the truck is progressing & to be able to share it with y'all & others.
Posted By: Kieth

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 08:07 PM

Took a look at your 3600, liked the color, I have been looking for a green that looks like my 66 gmc color but has a updated look to it. May I ask what color your used ?? Thanks, Kieth


Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Yesterday I worked to start the engine. Bought it and installed it in the fall of 06 and yesterday I had to check out everything to make sure there were no loose ends. I turned on the key (first time since finishing my wiring last fall) my gauges lit up and when the oil pump was spun the pressure went up to 50# and the fuel gauge went up to 1/4 tank (I had put about 5 gal of gas in the tank). That was great and looks like, so far, my wiring is correct. However when I turned the key to crank it, it turned over (another + for my wiring) but there was a loud crunch/bump. It seems I had the fan a little close to the radiator. I really wanted to run an original fan so had to move the radiator support 1/2" forward. Looks like it should have been 1" forward. The radiator took a small hit and needed some welding but is good as new (which is what it was) now.
I had to go out of town and won't be back until Monday. I'll crank her up then (cross my fingers).
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Nov 28 2010 09:04 PM

I don't remember the name of the color right now. I would have to get back to Dallas and check the can. It was from a mid 90s ford truck however. Send me a PM and I'll let you know.
Posted By: kstechtom

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 29 2010 03:20 AM

Got the king pin out!! still need to remove the broken bolt from the steering arm. Then put everything back toghether with the new parts...
Posted By: Hankdogg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 29 2010 04:24 AM

Got the cab inner patch panels fabed and finished welded into place. Got the door jamb lower section finished welded too. Fit and preped the exterior panel for later this week. All drivers side. Waiting to see about my radiator first of the week. Least it held up long emough for the 235 to run before it started pouring coolant frown
Posted By: fenderless

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 29 2010 08:49 AM

it was a greeeeeeaat day as tony tiger would say ..... smile got the ol 216 babbit beater to fire up for the first time sounds good runs nice nothing a little run time and a good clean out wont fix(not bad for being parked 10 years under a tarp)got the new (to me) rims and tires picked up and installed and did some cleaning and shuffeling of take off parts, stock rims any one ? ill put them up in the swapmeet section soon a little rusty but nothing a trip thru the blaster wont fix ,
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Nov 29 2010 09:26 PM

Have 3 pistons stuck in the 261 cylinders, yet to be removed.
I dowsed the cylinders and piston tops in WD40 a coupla days ago. Bought a 5 lb persuasion hammer yesterday after church and have a short 4x4 that's about to expend itself in a task, fer sure!
Pray for me... this evening SOMETHING'S gonna give!
I just hope it aint my back. eek
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:45 AM

Haven't done anything on mine since last Wednsday. Been laid up since Friday with a stomach flu. Everybody in my family had it sometime over the last week, got me last. I think my nephew might have brought it home from school.
I did get my weatherstrip, seems UPS left at the basement door since no one answered the front door (Mom was sick, Dad has hearing issues) so we didn't find it until 5:00 Wednsday when we were going to my sisters house for my other nephews birthday party. Still haven't had a chance to install it, but it looks to be the correct weatherstrip.
BTW, for those who were wondering, the supplier was Steele Rubber. They made it right, so I'm happy so far.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:33 PM

Whew! Removed 2 of the three stuck pistons in the 261 block.
The 5 lb. persuasion hammer and 4x4 did the trick and my back's OK.
The last piston wasn't so cooperative. The piston top is bad... it's future doesn't look too promising, but I'll be sure to get it's connecting rod out safely.
I'll pick up where I left off today, weather permitting.

Jerry
Posted By: ceg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 03 2010 12:21 AM

Finally got the front fenders off. Took off the inners as well, all the sheet metal finally off the frame, except the cab.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 03 2010 01:25 AM

I finally got my '54 running again after 5 months. Swapped out the SM420 for a SM318 with OD, '55 first rear end, and the tranny wouldn't stay in 3rd. Pulled it back out and rebuilt it. While I had the tranny out I decided to pull the engine, replace the rear main seal, all the gaskets, clean and paint, installed Fenton headers. I just put it on the trailer to take to town for pipes tomorrow.

I'm pumped.
Posted By: Grin Atthelid

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 04 2010 07:08 AM

I got the passenger door removed and cleaned all the rust edges from the remainder of my cab mounts, time for some metal fab.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 04 2010 05:54 PM

I trailered the burb to town and got the exhaust system on it yesterday then drove it home. Fixin' to take it to a car show at noon.
Posted By: Thirdcoast

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 05 2010 02:04 AM

This week I cleaned out the shop so the old lady would have a clean operating room & I would have more space.

I rolled her out today about 0900 & with the help of a buddy, we stripped her all the way down to the frame... cab off, bed off, totally NAKED...

Frame is going under the knife, with a camaro front clip, 4 bar rear & coil overs.. aluminum tank etc....that is
After a complete sandblast & chemical cleaning with a new POR paint job...

That's all we accomplished today except for BBQing a venison leg & sausage, then drinking beer followed by a good cigar.

Hope yall's (Texican for you all)day went as well..

TC
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 05 2010 09:02 PM

Originally Posted by Thirdcoast
This week I cleaned out the shop so the old lady would have a clean operating room & I would have more space.

I rolled her out today about 0900 & with the help of a buddy, we stripped her all the way down to the frame... cab off, bed off, totally NAKED...

Frame is going under the knife, with a camaro front clip, 4 bar rear & coil overs.. aluminum tank etc....that is
After a complete sandblast & chemical cleaning with a new POR paint job...

That's all we accomplished today except for BBQing a venison leg & sausage, then drinking beer followed by a good cigar.

Hope yall's (Texican for you all)day went as well..

TC

Talks cheap, where's the pictures? pix
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 07 2010 05:22 PM

Got the last stuck piston out of the 261. Mic'd the crank, cam and cylinder bores... all standard (whew).
Hopefully I can hone the block back into shape. If not... I know my new over-size piston set will make a nice Christmas gift once I get the block bored! wink

Jerry
Posted By: Thirdcoast

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 08 2010 03:41 AM

May be cheap talk, but the finished product will be pretty darn good...

I have been too busy to publish pics, but I will do so in a while..

Today, bed disassembled, started sanding & preping for epoxy primer, cleared out instrument panel getting ready for Dolphin instruments & new painless wiring system..

That's all for now... frame next.. Oh yeah, getting the new Vortec SBC ready to install along with the 4 bar rear suspension...

Gotta go now so I can have a scotch & cigar then go see the CPA in the morning to see if I have enough $ to finish this Geezer Project...

See Ya'll later,

TC
Posted By: LONGBOX55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 08 2010 04:09 AM

Been working on getting the weatherstrip in the doors. At first, while the set I have now do fit properly on the door, I still had the same problem, the door not shutting correctly. The gasket would "pack up" on the forward edge and not allow the door to shut all the way, or at least not without slamming it. I've been working on readjusting the door (a fun job on a TF truck) to get the fit right. I'm close, not perfect, but workable. Still need to move the door up about 3/16" to get it better. Then I still have the drivers side to do. So far, though, the rubber from Steele is much better than what I had before, at least it is sealing properly and letting me get the doors adjusted. Couldn't do that with the other stuff.
Posted By: mustache man

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 10 2010 03:34 AM

I managed to get the rear engine crossmember cut out to make room for the sb350 and t-400 trans. this weekend. hope to get the area cleaned and painted tomorrow
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 11 2010 04:28 PM

Got the T5 installed today. Also, the dropped axle and 10 bolt rear.
Posted By: Kieth

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 11 2010 05:24 PM

Got the transmissin, engine, engine crossmember installed, next will do the front end and air ride........whew its getting closer. Kieth

http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/13311086_gRF57#1120785269_E3qgR

Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 11 2010 05:59 PM

FINALLY my radiator fan arrived, an Ebay purchase Lincoln/Tarus 2 speed. Then I checked the fit and found it's too deep to fit as a puller so I'll have to do some fabrication to do to mount it ahead of the radiator.
Next week I'll try to get the rear window and windshields in.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 11 2010 08:17 PM

I had installed an alarm system and it was draining my battery so hooked a battery maintainer from Deltran. i try to drive it all winter at least a couple times a week but i hadn't so the battery went down.
Posted By: Skidmarks

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 01:37 AM

Got my engine torn down today. I've decided to go with a complete tear down and a visit to the machine shop. It's been one thing after another and I'm tired of the band aids on this old girl. Time to do it right.
Tomorrow I hope to get the tranny back off it and get it in the back of my truck.
Posted By: fenderless

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 07:05 AM

scored a cab full interior bed and front clip brake master cyl. and a bunch of other parts today, started taking every thing apart for clean up and rust repair not too bad of shape nothing a few patch panels wont fix smile
Posted By: Ron Peterson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 08:59 AM

I had all the brake parts on my '41 3/4 ton zinc plated and couldn't find one of the short heavy springs that hold the centering brackets onto the brake shoes. Thought the plater lost it. Two weeks ago, I found the missing spring in the bead blaster. Was going to have the plater run it through. Carried it around in the chest pocket of my bib overalls so I'd have it if I happened to drive by the plater. Drove by the plater, but the spring was gone again. Looked all over for another two weeks and lo and behold, it was in the very last place I looked for it. Under a pile of papers on my desk. Said to myself, no plating for this piece. Sprayed it with zinc rich and put it right on the shoe assembly where it can't get away from me again. All this means that there is a chance that tomorrow I will have a ROLLING CHASSIS. HOORAY!
Posted By: Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 02:49 PM

Took the electric choke off the Edelbrock. Need to now fab some bracketry so I can install the hand choke.

Weeds
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 03:17 PM

Originally Posted by fenderless
scored a cab full interior bed and front clip brake master cyl. and a bunch of other parts today, started taking every thing apart for clean up and rust repair not too bad of shape nothing a few patch panels wont fix smile


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Posted By: bowtietim

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 04:52 PM

Too cold out to work on the suburban.I'm still collecting parts for it,never ending.


Tim
Posted By: TrknGMC

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 12 2010 05:13 PM

New standard king pins installed in my freshly paint front axle. Can't wait to install it on my freshly re-arched and painted springs. Gotta hit the blast cabinet to clean up the u-bolts and sway bar brackets.....
Posted By: Ron Peterson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 13 2010 01:40 AM

Didn't get my rolling chassis today for two reasons, most importantly, it was Christmas cookie baking annual extravaganza. Wife, daughter, granddaughter and friend over to bake hundreds and hundreds of 15 varieties of cookies. So was enlisted for a couple of runs to the store.

Back to the '41. Went to put the new brake shoes on the rear along with the sleeved cylinders etc. My drums are at the limit for turning so when I found a set of bonded linings that seemed a little thicker than the riveted ones, I went through the hassle of putting them on only to find out that they were too large to get the drums on!! That ever happened to anyone? So back to the riveted linings and all is well. Wheels and tires can wait for another day. Must be about time for cookies and cocoa.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 13 2010 03:33 AM

Began putting the bed together this afternoon. If I ever get the truck back from the painter I might get the bed bolted on.

http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/?action=view&current=PC110348.jpg
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 13 2010 04:43 AM

I didn't get much done today,but I gave the engine a run for 20 mins or so to keep the vital fluids flowing.(oil & anti-freeze).

I did finally find out my TH350C trans actually works though!
It's the first time I've been able to run it the with column shift and drive shaft attached.
I've still to wire the neutral safety switch though.
Posted By: Gmans 46

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 13 2010 05:41 AM

I got the bed on and some sheet metal hung. I started fabbing swing arm for brake pedal. There's still plenty left to do. Also got to do some metal work to the rear fenders yesterday.
Posted By: Kieth

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 13 2010 04:38 PM

Here is a link to my 66 GMC start to now. It is moving along. Kieth

Originally Posted by bowtietim
Too cold out to work on the suburban.I'm still collecting parts for it,never ending.

http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/13311086_gRF57#967555158_RNLWE

Issues that I have run into that I have not found help on.

1. 91 suburban engine perches in a 66 frame, having to notch the fram and relocate the lower mounting hole.

2. Air bags on the rear..

3. Angle of the steering box to a transfered front crossmember. The adaptor plates are designed for using the stock front end.


Tim
Posted By: fenderless

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 16 2010 07:10 AM

aligned the cab with the frame , mounted radaitor core support , installed radaitor, shroud , headlights, removed old steering box, installed new box/column, steering wheel, not a bad 3 hours smile
Posted By: Kieth

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 12:52 AM

Installed:

shocks

airbags

front tires and wheels

front brake lines

tightened all front end nuts

installed headers after grinding away a few places on the frame

http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/13311086_gRF57#1128723713_zsmuL
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 02:43 AM

I changed the intake manifold on my Suburban. The one I had on it wouldn't seat right and I had to run about half choke. Now it runs right.
Posted By: plane_fixer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 03:35 PM

Well I have the Engine and trans out now it's time to start to start cleaning them
check out how dirty they are http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/maxwellphoto1/PC160367.jpg?t=1292596204
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/maxwellphoto1/PC160370.jpg?t=1292596204
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/maxwellphoto1/th_PC160376.jpg?t=1292596472
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 03:49 PM

As I type this, I'm at work but on break. laalaa
Sitting out in the company parking lot, is my Toyota Prius that has two contractor bags with the following contents:
261 engine block
235 head
The plans are to drop them off after work, to be checked/acid bathed.
I'll pick them up hopefully Monday!
Unless bad news from this process, I'm excited that I'm a step closer to building the powerplant for my truck!
Wish me luck!
Jerry
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 04:10 PM

Good luck! Don't take any wooden nickles.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 04:35 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow

I finally got the cab mounted to the donor frame (’86 Chevy). It took a few tries to get it in the correct place and everything to line up. Initially I tried starting with mounting the radiator support and working back, but nothing would fit. Then switched to mounting the cab, then hung the hood, then mounted the radiator support to match the hood. And then I mounted the inner and outer fenders. One side mounted perfectly using existing holes, but the other fender needed every hole tweaked. I strongly suspect that this fender was not originally on this truck. I guess this is what you get when you buy someone else’s project. But I’m on my way. I have to do a little repair work to the inner fenders and then it all comes apart again for painting. Pictures to follow………..

John
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 04:55 PM

Looking mighty fine John. Keep the pics coming! pix
Posted By: armarmstrong

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 17 2010 11:47 PM

New pics of the wet sanding Fun stuff smile !!!
http://s835.photobucket.com/albums/zz278/57chevy350/
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 18 2010 08:53 AM

I hope to get some garage time later today,to fit my new mirrors, an early Christmas present from Mrs Jock.
Just depends when I get home from work,it's snowing.....
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 18 2010 08:56 AM

Originally Posted by Hellomrwilson
As I type this, I'm at work but on break. laalaa
Sitting out in the company parking lot, is my Toyota Prius that has two contractor bags with the following contents:
261 engine block
235 head


Wow! A Prius with three motors! wink
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 18 2010 03:03 PM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
[quote=Hellomrwilson]As I type this, I'm at work but on break. laalaa
Sitting out in the company parking lot, is my Toyota Prius that has two contractor bags with the following contents:
261 engine block
235 head


Wow! A Prius with three motors! wink [/quote]
I'm surprised a Prius would haul all that. dang
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 18 2010 03:05 PM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
I hope to get some garage time later today,to fit my new mirrors, an early Christmas present from Mrs Jock.
Just depends when I get home from work,it's snowing.....


Jock, as my old granddad use to say, "you're the cat's pajamas."
Probably doesn't translate...
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Dec 19 2010 09:48 AM

Big, thanks for the compliment.
Well, I got one mirror installed. Looks good if I say so myself.(pics to follow)
Got the holes drilled for the second one and got beat by the cold.
My fingers were totally numb!
Due to the positioning i've gone for on the doors themselves,it's a really tight squeeze to get the nuts on.
I'll need to procure the services of Mrs Jock(tiny hands) or befriend a Gynecologist! wink
Edit: Got the mirrors on and some pics to prove it. Here.
Posted By: 3 Girls' Dad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 20 2010 08:16 AM

This weekend I was intent on clearing a path to my truck. There was a 3 shelf unit in front of it in the garage. The entire contents of that shelving unit AND the unit itself have been relocated! The first step in a hopefully not too long journey has been taken. Now I just need to find out where the heck I was on it three years ago! Wish me luck.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Dec 20 2010 03:41 PM

Neil, when you find the truck take some pics. grin
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Dec 21 2010 03:21 AM

Got all the new whitewall tires and black powder coated rims on today. New cool lowered stance
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 22 2010 11:31 PM

Got the A/C condenser and trans cooler mounted in front of the radiator. Was ready to start mounting the electric fan in front of all of it, . . . . now where'd that thing go . . . hmmmm . . apparently got thrown out with the load of empty boxes left for the garbage men - I forgot to bring it in the night before - son of a monkey.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 24 2010 12:24 AM

Ordered the left side Cab Windlace Channel Guides. Thought I had ordered both sides at one time but it seems they don't come in pairs.
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 24 2010 01:48 AM

Got the FireBolt decorated for tonights Santa Claus Parade.... thumbs_up
Posted By: 3 Girls' Dad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 24 2010 04:30 AM

BIG CHEVY 3600 - You betcha'. I need to update it in the gallery, too. Great idea.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 24 2010 10:12 PM

Well, yesterday I got the rear valance and rear bumper put on the panel. Two less pieces to worry about!!
Posted By: goneagain

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 25 2010 01:12 AM

Big step today, Got the new engine and transmission [350/350] bolted in the 38. Now Ill get to work on the power steering upgrade.
Posted By: Woogeroo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Dec 25 2010 04:10 AM


I had a dead battery this week... kinda odd. 12.0x volts.
However, it wouldn't throw over in the cold.

I put the battery charger on it and went to bed.

I checked the cells in the battery and only one cell was slightly low on water, so I topped it off with a few ounces of water.

I checked it not running at 13.4 volts after the re-charge... fired right up with no problems. I checked it running and it was running at 14.5 volts.

I was having a weird thing with my brake lights staying on... turned out the ol' stop light switch had worked itself loose, so I'm guessing it was draining the battery down enough to be a pain.

I checked and cleaned the connections on the batt. terminal to be on the safe side... snugged up the stop light switch... and put it all back together.

vroooooom.

I'm hoping that is all that it was.

-W
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 29 2010 09:50 AM

Got the bedwood cut and routed, ready to be stained and urethaned.

Got the plan of attack figured out for the power door locks and power windows as well.
Posted By: magfarm51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Dec 29 2010 11:12 PM

Working on rebuilding the brakes on my '53. Got the e-brake cables installed last night, now waiting for the correct shoes to arrive from Classic Parts so I can button up the rear brakes. Next step...rebuild the MC.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 30 2010 08:39 AM

Finally hooked up my new EZ wiring loom, NO SMOKE! dance
It's so much easier to start now instead of bridging the starter.
No front lights though, I'll need to investigate further.
Suspect...cheap re-pop light switch.....
The new LED tail lights and bedroll turn signals are really bright!
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 30 2010 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by The Green Farmer
Got the bedwood cut and routed, ready to be stained and urethaned.quote] [quote=The Green Farmer]Got the bedwood cut and routed, ready to be stained and urethaned.


I might be hitting you up for some dimensions! wink

Jerry
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Dec 30 2010 03:46 PM

My 261 block has been cleaned and checked. The 235 head was cleaned and checked.

Results:
The head, cracked in 4 places... a "no go".
The block can't be honed to clean up as hoped. It's already at .060" oversize.
Found and snagged a new set of 261 Sealed Power pistons (.080" over) on Ebay for $120.
I was told "good luck on finding .080" oversize rings". I called Hastings and they could set me up for $133 but the guy I bought the pistons from is shipping a set of Hastings for $67! Combined shipping with the pistons. I get all up and excited about saving money. I could certainly use it on bearings and gaskets!
I called the machine shop and gave them the "go-ahead" to bore the block .080" over.
Next week I'll swing the process for a 261 head from a buddy!
I'm excited as all get out! Can ya tell?

Jerry yahoo
Posted By: Wally / Montana

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 31 2010 12:51 AM

The last thing I did with my '48 is park it along side the house. The city of Missoula has been using real salt (sodium chloride) the past 2 years on icy roads. I'll drive my '48 on the liquid deicer (with lots of rinsing) but I won't drive it on NaCl.

I'm really bummed.

-
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 31 2010 01:47 AM

I noticed an automatic tranny leak at the fill tube..and it even has a new o-ring and gasket. :mad: I started to check into it but thought batter of it and went in the house where it was nice and warm smile
Posted By: Grandads_66

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 31 2010 02:58 AM

I replaced the blower fan on my heater today and replaced my rusted out fuel tank tank with a good used one as well. The used tank also had a good sending unit. Now my fuel gauge works! Next on my list is the windshield wiper motor...
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 31 2010 08:34 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
I noticed an automatic tranny leak at the fill tube..and it even has a new o-ring and gasket. :mad: I started to check into it but thought better of it and went in the house where it was nice and warm smile


Funny how even a tiny amount of ATF has the ability to look like a major oil spill!
Mine leaks too Alvin,i'll change out the seals when I re-do my trans fluid/gasket and filter.
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Dec 31 2010 05:15 PM

Put some new, bright shinny bumpers on today. A Christmas gift from my better half. Switched to a 54 bumper so we can move the license plate.


Posted By: fosters51deluxe5

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 01 2011 02:30 AM

reasembled my new leaf springs ive had in a shed since 1996. took em apart and had powdercoated. reasembled the front springs today with the poly liner between each spring and stainless bolts and new center pins. look awesome. tomorrow im going to reasemble the rear leaf springs back together.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 01 2011 05:59 AM

Un-wrapped my new front bumper. Nice!
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 01 2011 08:48 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Un-wrapped my new front bumper. Nice!


Sounds much more fun than getting under the truck and sorting leaks,and anyway it's not a leak,it's just marking it's territory! wink

The shiny chrome will distract you from the puddle forming underneath! grin
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 02 2011 12:52 AM

Haven't driven mine for a month.So I went out today fired it up and washed the windows. Gonna take it to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up a new toilet. grin
Posted By: oakandiron

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 02 2011 06:01 AM

I just recently got my truck. (1946 1.5 ton) It's been sitting for 30+ years so I've been removing all the junk from the previous owner that had accumulated in the cab and on the bed. Since the wooden bed had rotted and collapsed, I took pictures and measurements of what was left so I can make the new one as close to original as possible.

I also jacked up the front and rear to loosen up the slightly frozen brakes. The steering was seizing up as well. I'm just about ready to load it on a rollback and bring it home and start the restoration.
Posted By: Grandads_66

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 02 2011 02:08 PM

Finally found a replacement coolant temperature switch. Should be delivered to the local parts house tomorrow...
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 02 2011 05:19 PM

Finally got it starting from the ignition key, so much better than hotwiring it.
Ironed out a couple of ground problems,due to thick powder coat.

Ran the engine and found a water leak,thankfully just a pinched gasket at the thermostat!
It's been in the low teens here recently and I was worried I hadn't used enough anti-freeze,I was fearing the worst!!

Relieved and supping a cold one as I type.....
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 02 2011 05:47 PM

I got a new set of gears coming for the 37,2.79s were a little too much so I got some 3.70s on the way. The 235 never acted right with the highway gears and I miss winding it up around town to hear the mufflers so with the 3.70s I should get that back and with the 5 speed still be able to cruise at 65 on the highway,as soon as the parts arrive they will be going in.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 02:29 AM

Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
The last thing I did with my '48 is park it along side the house. The city of Missoula has been using real salt (sodium chloride) the past 2 years on icy roads. I'll drive my '48 on the liquid deicer (with lots of rinsing) but I won't drive it on NaCl.

I'm really bummed.
Dang, I thought it was the "last best place". headscratch
-
Posted By: squeeze

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 02:50 AM

hey Wally, don't be too quick trusting the liquid, which is calcium chloride brine - a very hygroscopic material, meaning it attracts and binds water and gets in every nook and cranny .... I can tell you from experience it's nearly impossible to rinse off well and waaaay worse than the salt/grit mix for causing corrosion frown

Bill
Posted By: Conductacator

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 05:13 AM

Removed Front fenders, inner-fenders, grill, front bumper, valance, radiator, and bumper brackets, knuckle skin, and wiring. Tore down a spare front wheel assemblies in prep. for disc brake kit. It was just such a beautiful day it would have been a shame to waste it.
Posted By: Jianis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 06:14 AM

A few days back I was back home in Greece where I am restoring my 48 Fleetmaster witch is converted to a truck.
The rear sheet metal of the cub was in a very bad shape so a new plate was made and welded in place:
I also started dismantling the motor for inspection
http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab317/Jianis/Chevy48%20Fleetmaster%20truck/

Jianis
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 06:29 AM

What a neat truck, Jianis.
Posted By: Jianis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 06:58 AM

Thank you Cletis.

Normaly I should never start with it but its the only surviving 40s truck in the island of Crete that can obdain a licence to drive on publick roads.It just need some....work.

Jianis
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 03 2011 07:57 PM

i did go out to the garage and admire her though I have no time to work with her today.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 04 2011 12:09 AM

WooHoo! Took first test ride today since rebuild! Open drive axle, T5 trans, new wheels and tires, S10 gas tank, original 216 engine, model A taillights!
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 04 2011 05:52 AM

It looks like its going to be next week before the 37 gets the new gears,got 9 inch parts instead of 8 inch so the guy is building me another third member and I have to send this one back.
Posted By: UnklRod

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 04 2011 06:37 AM

HAHA,
I got pulled over tonight in my bolt!
I was crossing over the double yellow.....because.....I did not want the water that puddled on the road to get the truck wet.

The officer did not even say 'nice truck."
Posted By: Grnchev52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 04 2011 06:55 AM

Yea but we all know he was thinking it! thumbs_up
Posted By: APV60

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 04 2011 11:35 PM

1937 1/2 ton. I removed the cowl vent rubber and installed a new one. The vent now sits very acceptable. Removing 3M Super Adhesion not fun. I then installed the carb. linkage for 700R4 and throttle cable. Will install the trottle pedal tomorrow.
Al
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 05 2011 12:40 AM

Originally Posted by APV60
1937 1/2 ton. I removed the cowl vent rubber and installed a new one. The vent now sits very acceptable. Removing 3M Super Adhesion not fun. I then installed the carb. linkage for 700R4 and throttle cable. Will install the trottle pedal tomorrow.
Al

Where are those pics? pix
Posted By: fosters51deluxe5

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 05 2011 08:27 PM

after much debate on swapping my torque tube rear end out for my 1951 frame off restoration ( with some exceptions) i finally decided just to keep my stock rear axle and ordered the 3.55 gears just now.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 06 2011 02:24 PM

WooHoo!
The .080" oversize pistons and rings arrived at my door yesterday.
The bored and cleaned block should be ready by tomorrow.
Seems like it's taken forever but it appears I'm finally on the upside of my 261 engine rebuild.
I'm ready for some bearings!
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 06 2011 03:14 PM

Not today but i drove it on my errands on Tuesday. grin
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 06 2011 11:58 PM

....got the ranco valve back together today. Still (upset) over breaking the windshield out of my 37 Tuesday!!

Hellomrwilson, congrats. Things seem to be moving along for you.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 12:16 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
....got the ranco valve back together today. Still (upset) over breaking the windshield out of my 37 Tuesday!!

Hellomrwilson, congrats. Things seem to be moving along for you.


OK Alvin, howd you do it?
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 03:03 AM

Bummer Alvin.

I'm working on restoring my vent window assemblies. They're pretty rough but salvageable. Also found out my left rear bumper bracket took a good wallop sometime between 1953 and now.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 03:16 AM

The farmer rigged aftermarket wiper motor in my burb quit so today I tried to mount the rebuilt "54 GMC electric motor" I bought off ebay several years ago for my '54 pickup project. It doesn't bolt up. I think I can still use it if I build a mount but I want to run it before I drill the mount holes to be sure there's no binding. But I need a 6V power supply to do it. It won't be here until next week. So I'm dead in the water with pieces scattered.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 05:12 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=Achipmunk]....got the ranco valve back together today. Still (upset) over breaking the windshield out of my 37 Tuesday!!

Hellomrwilson, congrats. Things seem to be moving along for you.


OK Alvin, howd you do it? [/quote]

The chrome had blistered real bad and I was going to take it apart and get it rechromed. Several screws twisted off but lets just say one of the screws was not coming out till I got agressive with it. Behind the chrome blisters the frame was rotted so bad I will not even mess with trying to repair it. This is going to be costly....but what ain't these days?
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 05:34 AM

After a year long battle with several docs to get a correct diagnosis of a sinus infection and several months of heavy antibiotics I am feeling human again. Made a BIG order of goodies, dropped of the generator at a local shop with, excellent references, tomorrow will be at the OEM paint store to see if they can mix me the correct color of paint (this should take a while and no I am not telling what color yet) so I can shoot the interior and firewall soon. Not the best time of year, but I have not felt this good in a long time considering I may be back on more meds after I go back to the docs.
Alvin, glass is only a thing...just be glad it was not a mirror. eek.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 05:35 AM

Here is a detailed explanation on how to rebuild vent windows.

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/windows/vent%20rebuild/index.html

there is another step by step piece by HOUSTON 54 in the archives.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 07 2011 06:30 PM

Called the machine shop to see if by 261 block was ready. He gave a sad story and said not yet. Thank goodnes I'm in no hurry.
By the way, I asked if he checked the milled surface... the asnswer was no, but he will. Hmmm
Bought the 261 head from my buddy Allan McGee (fellow stovebolter) and feel at least I've made SOME progress today.
I keep telling myself "baby steps... baby steps..."

Jerry
Posted By: ceg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 04:13 AM

Spent day on my back on cab floor staring at a jumble of wires and cables and braces trying to figure out how to get the tiny nuts off the clusters to get the clusters out. A little concerned I'll mess something up. Age and size were not helpful. Any good ideas, or just try try try?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 04:56 AM

If you are going to be spending a great deal of time under there I would suggest you remove the seat. That would help a great deal. Also an old pillow might help your comfort.
Posted By: ceg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 01:53 PM

Thanks. The seat was out, but I like the pillow idea.
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 04:22 PM

Working on an Ididit steering column today, needed to work on the drop for it. Th PO welded in a drop, I needed to do some cutting on it. Hope to have it mounted today?
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 05:28 PM

It's 20 degrees here with a wind chill of -10. Not enough heat in the garage to overcome that! I will just "imagine" that I'm out there workin' on my truck. I can see it now - got the horn bracket fabbed up ready for mounting, got the windshield crank out ready for repair. Need to check out the cowl vent lever arm and see what is causing it not to close good ........................................... Does this count???
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 06:58 PM

...of coarse it does tcox. So does sitting in a lazy-boy reading the assembly or shop manual !!!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 08 2011 07:35 PM

I bought a complete (I hope) set of stainless hardware for the AD truck. Each package is individually labeled so I took a sheet of plywood (2'x4') and stapled each package on it so I can find what I'm looking for quickly. I also have the bed sides bolted loosely and ready to square up. I made some measurements and see it is about a quarter inch off but measuring my myself is risky so I'll wait for my son to return before finishing.
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/?action=view&current=PC110348.jpg
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 09 2011 04:14 AM

Got all the window channels and felt repaced on the windows and drivers side vent window latch replaced,one more source of rattles taken care of,50 more to go! Waiting on a return email from RJ so I can get the three on a tree back.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 09 2011 03:34 PM

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, where are the pictures? pix
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 09 2011 04:04 PM

Well I got the ididit column mounted, now to order a steering shaft. It looks great. I eliminated a joint in the steering setup, Worked out real well!
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 09 2011 07:03 PM

My better half is the computer literate one she is going to help me set up a photobucket account this afternoon,I'll have alot of "before" pictures as I am just starting on fixing it up,been driving it for the past ten years and figure it's about time grin
Posted By: FriedGreenTmater

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 04:42 AM

Went and hung out with the upholsterer this afternoon.

Here is what he did while I was there. Wednesday I should have the truck back all done.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 06:54 AM

Looks nice, Vern.
Posted By: jakewells

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 08:42 AM

to dang cold out 8 degrees with 20+ wind.
just finished up tonight and i got the heater repaired. i had to flush it really good with water and compresses air it was full of junk.

added new heater hoses and used a old vacuum cleaner hose to fix the defroster ( i know it's redneck don't bash me! )

changed the radiator hoses and replaced the thermostat and flushed the radiator and now it runs better and the antifreeze aint brown no more.

i'm done now yes
Posted By: magfarm51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 07:04 PM

In process of getting my '53 on the road after a long slumber. Front and rear brakes are rebuilt and my next task is to tackle rebuilding the master cylinder.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 10:21 PM

Got the bed wood and SS strips installed and bolted down. Hood re-installed, all wiring is now finished.
Posted By: Brad Allen

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 10 2011 10:26 PM

Got it out and ran it for about 1/2 and hour it is cold here and it was nice to tuck under the hood as she heated up and just enjoy hearing her run.
This is how far I am boy I wish it would warm up!
http://community.webshots.com/photo/2292616490102454676DiZHOP
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 11 2011 01:18 AM

Installed l.e.d tail lights. They are really bright. Lens type with the 45 bulbs.

Wired the heater. It works!! blew the 7.5 fuse first attemp.

Got the original replacement ignition swith ready for install (Thanks Brad)

Then went for a drive.



Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 11 2011 03:07 AM

Its been so cold here lately I am going though Stovebolt withdrawls so I put on a jacket and braved the cold for about 5 minutes and scraped some loose paint off the bed rails. I long for the next 55 degree plus day...I have some sand blasting to do
Posted By: Don G.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 11 2011 03:58 AM

I like that old school look too.
That will be a sweet interior when it finished.
62Blue
Don
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 11 2011 11:39 PM

Finally got the pictures taken. Took 10 minutes to take the pictures and 2 hours to get the new digital camera hooked up with skynet lets see if I can post the link

http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/n486/bobket/old%20truck/
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 12 2011 01:36 AM

Great Bob, I'll give you a grade of "A" for you efforts in the digital universe. Take lots of pics as you progress, you'll be glad you did and others on this forum will benefit. thumbs_up
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 12 2011 02:21 AM

removed the running boards and sold them to a fellow memeber...someone decided it would be a good idea to weld them onto the brackets(that was a pain). removed the running board aprons and also sold them off to another member. Cut out the driver side rear cab corner "repair" that has misterously rotted through again..(fiberglass and filler...no big surprise).
Posted By: kingcrow

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 12 2011 06:06 PM

Setting in a warm house reading "How to wire your Streetrod" and looking at pics of the truck in the shop with the temp at 20 degrees
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 04:08 AM

...worked on the windshield frame for the 37 to see if it is worth saving. I think/know it is but it dain't gonna be easy in this cold weather right now.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 04:18 AM

removed my vent windows to make way for new ones...anyone have any experience with classic industries parts? are they any good? I am thinking of using their vent window assy's
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 04:34 AM

What kind of truck?
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 04:57 AM

im sorry its a 53 3100.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 05:10 AM

Originally Posted by Silverado_9c3
removed my vent windows to make way for new ones...anyone have any experience with classic industries parts? are they any good? I am thinking of using their vent window assy's

I have never had any dealing with them. I have had good experience with LMC though. My vent windows would have the be really shot to spend almost $600 on new ones. I rebuilt mine and they look good as new. How bad are yours?
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 05:16 AM

The glass is shot (no big deal) the frames are rusted through and are basically falling apart. Classic industries sells the entire assy for 249.00.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 05:19 AM

Chances are they are made by the same mfg.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 11:19 AM

Got the radiator un-clogged. Runs cooler now. Took for second test drive. Still no windshield in it yet. Replaced speedo needle. Blasted and painted former parking lights to be used as turn signals. Modified T5 shifter for dash/seat clearance.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:01 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow

I finally have the cab painted. This week I hope to get the glass in it. I am putting all new rubber and tinted glass back in. The engine is almost complete. All I have left to do is mount the a/c compressor and the alternator. I went with a set of Vintage Air brackets to mount them. They are really nice billet brackets. Really hurt when I had to take a grinder to them to get them to fit – luckily its where you can’t see. Also had to have some spacers machined, those that came with it were not long enough and I didn’t want to stack up washers.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:53 PM

John I enjoyed your pix.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 13 2011 07:33 PM

I got the electric wiper motor working with the drivers side wiper only. I bought the "54 GMC" motor off ebay several years ago for the '54 pick up I was building. I found out it doesn't bolt up to a '54 GMC. It looks very similar to a Task Force Chevy electric motor but is clearly marked 6V. It had to be aft of and lower than the stock location to clear the cowl vent. Consequently, the arms need to be longer to reach it. I mounted it where the driver side reaches and I'll have to build an extended arm for the passenger side, with a bend to clear the glovebox.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 14 2011 12:24 AM

I picked up some parts at Bill's Truck Shop this morning. Still working on the doors and windows. He said to take the doors back off to install the rubber seals.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 14 2011 03:00 AM

I will be installing doors, weather-strip and seals soon. I had not planned on holding off attaching the doors first. I wonder the reason for what he recommended.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 14 2011 03:36 AM

I removed my front bumper.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 15 2011 04:58 AM

Today was a good day. My bolt is on wheel dollies and I was able to spin it around in my garage. This allowed me more room to remove my bed and dismantle it. Once that was done I stored it in my shed till a later date. I also gathered the wood for my cab dolly construction that will be underway shortly. I borrowed a heavy duty engine crane to remove my engine and transmission and am currently giving thought to the removal of my cab from the frame so i can send the frame to the sandblaster.

What about the rest of you?
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 15 2011 09:18 PM

Decided to start the truck today - it's been about 6 weeks. Let it run for about 45 minutes and all seemed good. My 38 has a 40 tailgate, so I took it off to have the lettering painted next week.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 15 2011 11:26 PM

Today I removed the hood and Identified my engine as a 250ci strait six from a 73-79 chevrolet.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 02:12 AM

Today I positioned the engine crane in place so as soon as it warms up and dries a bit I can pull the motor and transmission.
Posted By: FallenHerosDad

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 02:39 AM

Had a good day. A couple of guys (Gramps & Skip) from the Patriot Guard Riders came by to help. We got most of the cab disassmebled and the cab unbolted from the frame. photos from todays work.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 03:28 AM

I gave the burb a road test today. 626 miles. It passed the test.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:01 AM

cletis did you drive it 626 miles today?
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:35 AM

Yes I did. From home to Las Cruces, NM. Heading to Tucson tomorrow. More road tests.
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 06:34 AM

Today I worked on the spaghetti bowl by the fuse block
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n486/bobket/fuseblock004.jpg was looking for the cause for my brake light problem haven't found it yet but it looks like a new fuse block is in my future.http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n486/bobket/fuseblock004.jpg ,correction I found part of the problem
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 08:19 AM

Fixed a couple of wiring glitches(my fault) blush
Now I've got the temp and oil pressure gauges working properly.....
The engine was an unknown quantity,so now I know the oil pressure's good,I'm a happy man!

Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 03:27 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow


The windshield went in on the second try. At first we tried to do it dry. Then we used dish detergent and it popped right in. I have the a/c compressor and alternator mounted and after making a custom bracket for the power steering pump everything lines up and none of the belts hit. Gauges are in, but not wired, as is the radio. New electric wiper motor installed and working. I’m waiting on Flaming River to complete the up-grades to my steering column. I am also waiting on the new brake pedal assembly so I can firewall mount the master cylinder.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 11:24 PM

today I built my cab dolly. just have to put the wheels on it.

Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 17 2011 11:58 PM

Originally Posted by johntsmith
The windshield went in on the second try. At first we tried to do it dry. Then we used dish detergent and it popped right in.
John
53 5 window


I checked out your slideshow John, it's looking real nice.

To quote the late great Frank Zappa regarding the glass install, "Keep it greasy and it'll go in easy!"
Although I'm not quite sure he was talking about glass! big_eek
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 18 2011 05:39 AM

had some coffee around 9:30 tonite and decided to go back out there and get the wheels on it.
Posted By: mustache man

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 18 2011 06:10 AM

Well after dinner I managed to get the new tubular engine mount fabbed in.Hoping to drop the engine in saturday.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 18 2011 01:50 PM

Looks like you have a great bunch of mechanics there.
Posted By: cameo1956

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 18 2011 08:27 PM

Got almost half-way on the radiator. Not as easy as I thought, but it's getting the result I wanted. What's all that solder along the bottom? Was it born that way? Still lots to go, then tons of polishing.

Dale
Posted By: locogringo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 19 2011 01:44 AM

Even tho it wasn't TODAY, it was recent and I just got the pics uploaded.

Sandblasted and painted my frame. HUGE step for me! Marks the "putting back together" of the truck.

Did all the work myself, my first time time to blast or paint on this scale.

#5 blastsand. PPG White epoxy primer. PPG gloss black enamel with hardener. 2 devilbiss startingline guns.

Like I said, my first time, so it's not pro but its not terrible. I'm happy with it.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo216/texaslocogringo/54%203100/Work/IMG_0550.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo216/texaslocogringo/54%203100/Work/IMG_0549.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo216/texaslocogringo/54%203100/Work/IMG_0531.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo216/texaslocogringo/54%203100/Work/IMG_0494.jpg
Posted By: truckernix

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 19 2011 02:51 AM

I removed my old pilot bushing, installed a new one and installed a new clutch disc. I am about to re-install the four speed after having it rebuilt. I am hoping that the tranny does not leak oil out the front shaft any more!
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 19 2011 05:37 PM

Finished my passenger side door Monday, did the driver's side yesterday. When it was all finished, I saw the rain deflector on the bench. OOPS!! But its on now.
Thanks to several bolters for explaining a few details.
Posted By: Dale J

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 19 2011 08:38 PM

More sanding on the cab...........Pretty much the same as last weekend.
Dale
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 19 2011 09:09 PM

Originally Posted by Dale J
More sanding on the cab...........Pretty much the same as last weekend.
Dale


Same as next weekend too!
Posted By: bobket

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 20 2011 03:52 AM

Finaly got my brake light problems fixed,eveything works at the same time.Now I can drive it at night again.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 20 2011 04:32 AM

i unbolted my engine and transmission and tried to pull em out....didn't work. I have to find a better place to hook up the hoist for better weight distribution and level lifting.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 20 2011 11:28 PM

My replacement rubber for my rear window came in today. That is my new replacement for my other new replacement rubber. I had tried and tried to install the window and in the process ripped the rubber. So, I get to try again. I think I've got it all figured out. I did this once when I was 17 but that was 51 years ago.
Posted By: Billy_Beeson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 21 2011 06:45 AM

Hello from Texas
Posted By: Billy_Beeson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 21 2011 06:47 AM

i found a motor man said it was a 300 inline 6 gas gmc
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 21 2011 02:56 PM

Originally Posted by Billy_Beeson
Hello from Texas

Hello Billy, welcome to the Stovebolt.
You might want to post information about your new engine find in the "Engine" forum.
Also, if you don't have one find a cheap digital camera to post pics of your progress.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 21 2011 11:05 PM

I got my windows installed, split front windshield and the back doors. Windshield took 15 minutes and about 15 minutes for each of the back doors. I had an auto glass installer give me a hand, cost me $50.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:26 AM

Built brackets to mount the condenser to the fan. Will attempt another run at the rear glass next week.
Posted By: bowtiesr4me

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:00 PM

Mounted my p/s gearbox to the frame and started wiring the whole thing. WOW

Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 22 2011 07:23 PM

If it warms up today I will finish the the new steering column and the steering shaft setup. It was -2degrees here last night. Garage is still very cold even with the torpedo heater fired up!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 23 2011 04:44 PM

I got the radiator bolted in last night and will start on installing the rear window sometime next week.
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 23 2011 06:54 PM

Finally got the dash off so I could remove the windshield regulator. As I suspected - small worm gear assembly is completely worn out. Rest of the unit is in very good shape. Since my unit will not "core" with any supplier, I will have to repair this one (or fork over $300!!!!). I am pretty sure that I can make any good gear set work on my components. So, the search is on!
Posted By: Zleviticus

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 23 2011 07:01 PM

I obsessed over pics of the truck looking for the small pieces i need and making a list of items i need and a plan of action for the truck rebuild.
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 23 2011 11:29 PM

installed some new threaded shackle bushings
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 24 2011 05:45 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow


Got the back window in (with the help from my wife). The retainer was a (booger) until I figured out the trick. We couldn’t get the corner window rubber to stay in place to get the window in. Tried tape, ty-wraps, wire, but the corners kept popping out. Then put the window on the bench and ran a bead of weatherstrip adhesive in the rubber and placed it around the window with tape holding it on until it dried. Next day we installed it like you would a windshield (only from the inside out) and it popped right in. Added the retainer and it’s done. Tonight we do the other corner. While waiting for the glue to set I insulated the cab and cut and fit the carpet padding.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 24 2011 05:52 PM

Got the ididit column installed, now need to drill some holes to pin it!. Motor mount is in the way to use the set screw, so out it comes again to hit it with the drill press so we can pin it.
Posted By: odroubi

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 24 2011 07:42 PM

Sanded a section of my frame to remove some surface rust. every little bit gets me closer to finishing
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 24 2011 10:10 PM

Didn't get a whole lot physically done but took the time to make a 'To-Do' list,i've just realised i've still got loads and it's all the little time consuming jobs.

Plus... wheels and tyres next, decisions,decisions.....
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 24 2011 11:41 PM

Worked some more on my wiring harness, ignition switch is a bear. I also got my headlight buckets and rings on.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 12:07 AM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
Didn't get a whole lot physically done but took the time to make a 'To-Do' list,i've just realised i've still got loads and it's all the little time consuming jobs.


I made THE LIST once, very depressing...
Posted By: Zleviticus

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 02:30 AM

Ordered a couple doors for the truck. Cheap and in really good condition.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 02:54 AM

I got the burb home today from a 2222 mile trip. She ran great with a little loss of power above 3500 feet and a lot of lost power above 4500. The arm fell off the brake light switch on the way to Tucson. I was on my way to Mothertrucker Parts to pick up my burb seats so I was able to change the switch there. Then at my last fuel stop today I noticed fuel dripping from the pump. I think the diaphragm is busted.

It was a fun and exciting trip.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 08:50 AM

Cletis, that's one heck of a shake-down run,glad it was reasonably 'uneventful'.

It's not a fuel leak,it's just sweat from doing all those miles! grin
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 02:03 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow


Got the last window in. As we went to install it slipped out of my hand, bounced off the side of the truck, hit the tire and then right into a bucket of old anti-freeze I’ve been meaning to dispose of. The window was like a greased pig to hold, but it just almost popped in by itself. I purchased a paint can opener like the article in helpful hints said. It really made the job easy. It worked way better than the tool they sell.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 02:41 PM

Congradulations Cletis,

This is what we all look forward to doing someday, SOON!!!!
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Jan 25 2011 10:51 PM

Picked up the tailgate from "Roach" (sign painter). Tailgate looks 100% better with letters painted. Plan to install back on truck this weekend.
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 03:53 AM

Got the 3.55 gears installed tonight and still too much snow for a test drive,the 235 did not like the 2.79 gears so I hope this helps. Had to move the Harley out of the garage to do it and thought I was never going to get it back in.
Posted By: Cliff59

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 05:03 AM

I DROVE my Bolt today! drive YES

Cliff59
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 05:42 AM

Originally Posted by Jeff Ogden
Got the 3.55 gears installed tonight and still too much snow for a test drive,the 235 did not like the 2.79 gears so I hope this helps. Had to move the Harley out of the garage to do it and thought I was never going to get it back in.

That's a fine looking 37 Jeff, but do you really need that tool box on the floorboard? lol
Posted By: MrCrapps

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 04:26 PM

After finishing wiring the gas tank, headlights, parking lights, and dimmer switch about 3 months ago and letting her sit like that the whole time..... TODAY I took it to Vintage Rods and Garage to have him finish up the job!!!

I also plan on putting the first coats of spar varnish on my bedwood!!
Posted By: Builder

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 10:24 PM

Replaced the battery, cap, rotor, plugs, fuel filter, pulled out the seat and junk from the box, vacuumed the box and cab. Found 28 cents, 5 mouse traps (all empty) and a Fun Time Arcade token.
I deduced the previous owner was a sheet rocker by the sheet rock screw holding the cup holder to the dash.
Posted By: bowtiefan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Jan 26 2011 11:37 PM

Got the alternator installed, roof insulation and headliner, back of cab insulated, new ignition switch and idiot light
Posted By: 3tas4us

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 27 2011 12:11 AM

Still working on the transmission. Have it disassembled now and will be taking it in for cleaning soon.....
Posted By: diseasel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 27 2011 12:47 AM

Brushed the snow off of the cover today
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 27 2011 01:24 AM

Originally Posted by bowtiefan
Got the alternator installed, roof insulation and headliner, back of cab insulated, new ignition switch and idiot light


Speaking of "back of cab insulation", for quite a while it has bothered me that the double sheet metal on the back of the cab resonates with a ton of echos and you aren't able to insulate it. I have been looking at the Touch 'n Seal product for insulation. Has anyone worked with this stuff?
http://www.touch-n-seal.com/company.htm
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 27 2011 03:01 AM

today I pulled the motor and transmission.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Silverado_9c3/My%20project%20Bolt/IMG00143-20110126-1715.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Silverado_9c3/My%20project%20Bolt/IMG00142-20110126-1715.jpg
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Jan 27 2011 03:18 AM

Last few days tore down the carb. (it is a W1 574S) and rebuilt.
http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/DCINSC/37%20CHEVY%20TEARDOWN/Carter%20W1%20tear%20down/
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 28 2011 04:01 AM

Finished fabricating brackets and installing my puller fan and my air conditioner condenser and thermostat. I hope to install rear glass and windshield glass tomorrow. Hopefully I will start it on Saturday. I plan on making videos to mark this, the day 4.5 years after buying it.
Posted By: Bark

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 28 2011 05:46 AM

I bought my 1950 1/2 ton Chevy (Canadian manufactured), and drove it 65 trouble-free miles back to my house.

Pictures to follow.

Cheers,
Fraser


Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Jan 28 2011 05:55 AM

Welcome to the Bolt Fraser. We will be looking forward to those pics. Is it cold up there? Sunny and 63 tomorrow here...
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 29 2011 01:35 AM

today I removed the steering column and wheel. I also unbolted the cab in preparation for a cab removal party tomorrow with the helping hands of other stovebolters.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 29 2011 11:15 PM

Finally got the last two bolts in where the rad support fastens to the fender. My hands are too big to reach through the grill to hold the nut, but my sons gf is so tiny, she managed to get both hands in there. Also put the hood on, but I need to line it up still.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Jan 29 2011 11:27 PM

Originally Posted by Bark
I bought my 1950 1/2 ton Chevy (Canadian manufactured), and drove it 65 trouble-free miles back to my house.


Fraser, welcome to the 'bolt, head over to the welcome centre and tell us more....
We look forward to the pics.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 30 2011 01:05 AM

removed the cab from the frame and got it on the newly constructed dolly. In the process I learned I need to make some changes to the dolly for better fitment and such. Now I am down to a rolling frame. Soon to be heading off to the sandblaster.
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 30 2011 02:42 PM

got my leaf springs sanded and painted
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Jan 30 2011 06:42 PM

started removing some of the junk that has been added on to my frame over the years.
Posted By: BC52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 12:08 AM

took the cover off it and drove it.It was a good day
Posted By: Daves46pu

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 12:12 AM

Yesterday I drove from Chicago to Columbus Ohio and back. Dropped off my torque tube and differential to have it split and then an overdrive installed in the torque tube. I'll report on the saga in the tranny form.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 01:32 AM

Dave, the pics, where are the pics? pix
Posted By: truckernix

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 03:55 AM

I put my rebuilt 4 speed back in and finished putting the floor etc. back together. I also put a little bend into the shifter to clear my knee when it is in reverse.
Posted By: Zleviticus

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 03:57 AM

Removed the tailgate. Removed most of the interior pieces and found swiss cheese. Cleaned up the inside of all pieces of rust and dirt. Removed the seat and frame. Figured out engine is the original engine from 52. 90k miles on it. Removed wheels and tires they are shot to hell. Start list of parts needed. Got depressed. LOL
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 04:40 AM

Mocked up my newly sandblasted and painted parts. Still gotta paint the block

pic
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Jan 31 2011 01:55 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow


Firewall mounted brake pedal assembly. Then installed the carpeting and the headliner. Hopefully I’ll get to the steering column this week.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window

Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 01 2011 08:36 AM

Mounted the new fuse block on the inner firewall, and started pulling wires tonight. What a mess of spaghetti.

Getting closer to being ready to fire it back up for the first time in many months.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 01 2011 03:18 PM

Solder all those joints Farmer. BTW, got a camera? pix
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 01 2011 03:53 PM

Took mine out for some exercise yesterday. It was sunny and 16 degrees. Today, it's a freaqking snow bonanza. The truck won't be seeing pavement for awhile.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 01 2011 11:26 PM

This is a good week for the NAPCO boys.
http://www.napco4x4.org/
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Feb 02 2011 02:00 AM

scraped some dirt off of the frame.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 03 2011 01:56 AM

Got the running boards on, things lined up fairly well. Busy with the hood strip and front emblem.
Posted By: 491ton

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 03 2011 07:40 PM

49 1-ton Put in the two piece windshield. Wish the corners and back windows were that easy.
Posted By: ceg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 03 2011 07:46 PM

Me too!
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 03 2011 10:13 PM

Just looked at it, its too cold under the carport!
Posted By: mojave b

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 04 2011 01:21 AM

not a lot just rattlecan restoring the frame after cleaning with the sandblaster yesterday no snow or rain here in he desert
Posted By: fosters51deluxe5

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 05 2011 11:16 PM

just scored a brand new offenhauser intake with linkage and beehive oil filter with lines and 2 mini chrome air filters all for $275 bucks!! guy was selling cause they wouldnt fit his 250 in his wifes 57 chevy bel air.
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 06 2011 08:03 PM

Finally got a good windshield regulator assembled and ready to install. Had to cut a new worm and graft it in to the old crank spindle, made a new brass locator for the spindle, and had to put a bushing in one end of the housing. Took the horn and bracket assembly off so I can fab up a new bracket. You know what they say - "it's the little things".
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 06 2011 09:44 PM

I walked by it and apologized for not being able to take it out for a run. 8" of snow and ice on the roads. it gets around great but if something happens i would have a big fight with insurance company. oh well.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 07 2011 01:32 AM

Yesterday I blasted the lower radiator apron. A fellow bolter had one that was much better than the one I had. I don't usually do anything on sunday but I did sneak out to the shop long enough to spray some self etching primer on it!! Tomorrow it gets paint. I had originally planned to use POR15 but decided to keep it for another project.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:44 PM

Alvin:
Your pics in Potobucket don't go past group 1. Where are the latest?
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 10 2011 02:43 PM

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow


Mounted the steering column and made custom linkage to connect it to the gear box. Working on the throttle cable and kick down cables now.

More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 01:48 AM

FINALY, after 4+ years the engine fired up and idled smoothly at 2000 rpm for a little over twenty minutes,( I wanted to break it in) at which time the power steering pump began to smoke and scream. It seems the front seal on the pump began to leak until the fluid was gone and the bearings began to squeal. I'll put another pump on this weekend. I wonder if sitting up for 4 years dried out the seal.
I filmed the experience with my Sony digital VCR camera and if I can get the film transferred to a DVD I'll post it on You Tube and post the link here. It's pretty funny when it all hit the fan and the smoke blew out around us.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 04:11 AM

I'll bet that was exciting.

I got the electric fuel pump change-over done on my burb. I dummied out the mechanical pump and have fuel running through the settlement bowl.
Posted By: One ear dicky

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 04:20 AM

I put the sway bar on the front of my '57,if i have time this weekend,i'll do the rear.Got power to the garage for my new welder,looking forward to learning.
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 07:00 PM

went to the harwdare store, picked up a few sticks for a project.

...pic..click..

Got a few thumbs up.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 08:50 PM

Originally Posted by DADS50
went to the harwdare store, picked up a few sticks for a project.

Got a few thumbs up.


Just doing what it was built for......

Here's another..... thumbs_up
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 09:37 PM

Installed my horn bracket that I altered to properly locate the horns (they were right against the radiator). Looks a lot better now. Also tried to figger out why cowl vent will not stay closed. I think the foam gasket has something to with that - not sure yet. Anyone ever had an issue like that?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 10:28 PM

Originally Posted by DADS50
went to the harwdare store, picked up a few sticks for a project.

...pic..click..

Got a few thumbs up.


Good looking 2 X 4s Dad
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 10:38 PM

Originally Posted by tcox
Installed my horn bracket that I altered to properly locate the horns (they were right against the radiator). Looks a lot better now. Also tried to figger out why cowl vent will not stay closed. I think the foam gasket has something to with that - not sure yet. Anyone ever had an issue like that?


Loose the foam rubber and get a seal from Steel Rubber.
http://www.steelerubber.com/

That might not solve the closing problem but it will improve the seal.
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 11:16 PM

Thanks
Best part was when I got home and had the little guy helped me unload
...pic...

Have not taken him for his first ride yet.
Got lap belts but want to bolt the center strap on his car seat somehow.
Not like the good old days,
I remember my Dad driving me around in this very truck when I was a kid, standing on the floor of the cab.
Cigarette lighter turning cheery red
My sister almost fell out one time making a left turn. She remembers that vividly
That was fun.

What else I got done today

Started putting some tools under the seat, now that Im driving it more.
I also need to figure what Kind of jack to carry

Thanks again

Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 11:27 PM

DAD, how did you get a tag with "DADS50" and the year 1950?
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 12 2011 11:42 PM

That's a novelty plate on the front, ordered it from .licenseplates.tv DMV plate on rear.

The front plate is correct for year and state. Put my number on it
Posted By: Z71Chevy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 13 2011 12:38 AM

DADS50,My 51 3/4ton looks like the twin to your 501/2ton.I have been trying to post pictures,from PhotoBucket on here,can not get them to work? Good Looking Truck,I like the background. The last time,I drove across that way,was in 1974,right after I got out of the Air Force. I was driving truck,cross country teaming with my brother.
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 13 2011 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by Z71Chevy
I have been trying to post pictures,from PhotoBucket on here,can not get them to work?


Thanks
My truck was originally red, when my Dad bought it in 73 he had it painted dark blue. Ill roll with this light blue for a while

I would like to see your pic's I had a hard time figuring out how to link photos also. Had to get the old lady to show me.

Basically when you’re in the reply screen use the planet button next to the smiley face button. When I click the planet button a window opens up. I copy and paste the address bar to my pic there.
PM me if your still having problems,

Now back on topic,
What did I get done today…I realized I need a louder clicker for the signals, steering wheel blocks the blinker light.

Good Luck
Posted By: Z71Chevy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 13 2011 03:22 PM

Trying to post pictures.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 13 2011 08:17 PM

Pulled a 261 runner from a '55 2-ton - purchased from a fellow stovebolter! - and brought her home yesterday. Was surprised and happy to discover how she looked under the valve cover:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Jkt1Bxh2i1l1--cMTHQnoIS57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2ysSZj8zsIryGN0W8M1UM4S57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink

I'm a happy camper today. Can't wait to drop her into my '50 1/2-ton! grin
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 13 2011 08:41 PM

Originally Posted by nrdesieyes
Pulled a 261 runner from a '55 2-ton - purchased from a fellow stovebolter! - and brought her home yesterday. Was surprised and happy to discover how she looked under the valve cover:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Jkt1Bxh2i1l1--cMTHQnoIS57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2ysSZj8zsIryGN0W8M1UM4S57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink

I'm a happy camper today. Can't wait to drop her into my '50 1/2-ton! grin


Hope its been oiling. It looks petty dry.
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 14 2011 02:02 AM

got my 74 camaro rear end bolted up on my 51 3100 grin
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 14 2011 07:35 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=nrdesieyes]Pulled a 261 runner from a '55 2-ton - purchased from a fellow stovebolter! - and brought her home yesterday. Was surprised and happy to discover how she looked under the valve cover:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Jkt1Bxh2i1l1--cMTHQnoIS57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2ysSZj8zsIryGN0W8M1UM4S57yeOEu0D66Y1HCcr6ZM?feat=directlink

I'm a happy camper today. Can't wait to drop her into my '50 1/2-ton! grin


Hope its been oiling. It looks petty dry.[/quote]

Hasn't run in the three or so months since I bought it, I think that's why it looks dry. It seemed pretty oily in there, just clean!
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:55 PM

Started the wiring of the truck. Went with “It’s a snap” wiring harness. I used them for my ’65 project and was very pleased with the outcome. The wires are all color coded and marked with name and an identifying number every 12 inches. Makes the job pretty easy.

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/.../?action=view&current=wiring214A.jpg

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/.../?action=view&current=wiring214B.jpg




More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow
Posted By: Z71Chevy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 15 2011 01:34 AM

DADS50,coached me on how to get pictures on the Forum,and I really appreciate his help. That is what I like about this Forum,there alot of people,that will help you out,with any questions, or problems you might have.Thanks
Posted By: Z71Chevy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 15 2011 01:37 AM

http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Wendell_Davis/?action=view&current=12021017191.jpg

1951 3600 3/4Ton
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 15 2011 01:56 AM

Finally installed my reconditioned windshield regulator. Works perfect. Got the dash back on and glove box installed. Glad this little project is done - it's been buggin' me for a year!!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Feb 16 2011 09:28 PM

Called a glass shop over in Ft. Worth. The owner has been around since the ADs and was recomended to me as someone that could handle my windshields and rear window. Hopefully he can come over tomorrow or Friday.
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 01:41 AM

Decided to put a piece of hose on the cowl vent drain pipe - turns out it is a very odd size. Had to heat up some 1/2" plastic tubing so it would stretch over the pipes on cowl vent and firewall.
Posted By: Zleviticus

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 01:46 AM

Got used tires on some rims for the project. Picked up a couple used tires for transporting the engine. Picked up my doors from the local freight terminal.
Posted By: 491ton

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 02:21 AM

I got my seats done and installed. Also started the engine for the first time. I cant wait till it's done so I can drive it. I still have the visor,the running boards, and the bed sides to do. So it's going to be a while. Terry
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 02:51 AM

Got the firewall and inside cab in paint, ordering all my grommets tomorrow. The dash panel had to wait, found a few spots I forgot about that need some attention (pitting). Got the motor/tranny moved to the back of the garage (ready to go in anytime I want it to).Now I can get the truck in and out with ease for body work and complete over haul of all brakes, bearings and seals. Space is at a premium.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 05:05 AM

Finally got the glass guys over here from Ft. Worth to install the windshields and rear window. I found out after ordering the
windsield rubber that I could have ordered rubber with a chrome cover. Does anyone know if that would have been stock on a 51 3600?
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 05:18 AM

No, it would not be.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 03:27 PM

Was it offered on any ADs? Steel Rubber refers to it as chrome reveal. https://secure.steelerubber.com/search_frameset.php
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 05:15 PM

Spent another hour looking for my rear striker plate.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Feb 18 2011 07:19 PM

Originally Posted by 1953 panel
Spent another hour looking for my rear striker plate.

Look under the bed, that's where I always was when my folks were looking for my rear striker plate! grin
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 19 2011 12:54 AM

Forgot to mention, just before I pulled the 261 for my truck last weekend, I built an engine dolly as outlined in Farmdog's tech tip. It worked great! Thanks for the instructions, Steve. Here's the 261 sitting happily in the dolly. Cheers, Nick
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 19 2011 01:39 AM

Adjusted the valves and it looks like its time to rebuild the rocker arms,there were some NOS rocker arms on ebay that I should of bid on.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 19 2011 01:51 AM

Good looking truck Jeff. Do you really need the tool box? lol
Posted By: tracermc

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 19 2011 05:34 AM

I pulled the head and stripped most of the accessories off the block. Will try to sound deaden and insulate the cab tomorrow. Thanks again for all the input and tips. Matt
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 19 2011 05:48 AM

today is a good day! I finally touched my bolt for the first time in 20 days! just for a few minutes though. I drilled out a hand full of original rivets from the frame to remove what was left of the #2 cross member that had been cut out by the P.O.
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 20 2011 05:29 PM

just bought a set of 53 car front drums baking plates and newly rebuilt brakes to convert to 5 lugs on my 51 3100. hope they get here by next weekend. getting excited! yahoo
Posted By: valk2001

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Feb 20 2011 05:57 PM

Repaired the heater in my '65 yesterday. The blower would only work on high. Found out someone had "hot wired" the blower motor to only work on high because of a bad switch (deluxe heater). Went a head and replaced the resistor, took out the "hot wire" and replaced switch. Works great now. Plan on installing seat belts today. Nice weather in South Carolina.
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 01:27 AM

Did some prepping on the block to get it ready for paint and also pulled off the Harrison heater to get cleaned up
Posted By: Hankdogg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 02:08 AM

finished cutting out the old glass on the cab....whats left of it that is.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 04:52 AM

Cliff59 and I drove our bolts to a little town about 45 miles away for dinner. It was a very enjoyable Stovebolt outing.
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 05:17 AM

Just got done with another round of wire brushing. Pulled one of two freeze plugs I wanted to take out. Oh well
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 05:23 AM

some more drilling and grinding on the frame...removing junk I an not going to be using any more, almost ready for sandblasting.
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 21 2011 08:09 PM

Today is a federal holiday so I didnt go to work grin
So..I just got the 2nd freeze plug out nad giving the engine block anoother round with the wirebrush
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Feb 22 2011 04:37 AM

wohooo, I finally got ONE fender on the panel today. Put the drivers side on along with the "new" radiator apron. I'll try the right side tomorrow.... maybe the hood Wednesday to get it out of the floor, and the grille Thursday! Its beginning to look like a panel.....for real!!!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Feb 23 2011 05:34 AM

I replaced the faulty power steering pump and cranked her up. She ran great, smooth as glass. You could hear the cam lope.
I actually put her in drive and moved her out of the garage. I didn't go anywhere, just out on the driveway. The gauges looked good, oil pressure at around 65/70, amps working, and temp at 170 then 180 then 190. She was heating up and I shut her down. I have a pull fan and with the air conditioner condenser in the front of the radiator covering the top half, I believe I can add two small fans under the condenser. I’ll also change thermostats to a 160 degree. That should solve the overheating problem. I noticed the power steering, at first startup, was a little jerky when moving the wheels to the right. After driving out to the driveway it quit working altogether. I noticed a small leak on one of the p.s. pump’s lines. This however shouldn’t be the problem as the pump remained close to full of fluid. I also noticed a tiny water leak at the temp sending unit. Tomorrow I’ll check out the p.s. pump and see about getting those twin fans. I would post pics but I forgot to take any. I did take video with my digital camera and will post on You Tube as soon as I figure out how to post there.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Feb 23 2011 05:38 AM

Well, I finally got at least one fender on and the radiator aprom as mentioned the other day.
Here is a pic of the driver side.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0229.jpg

Today I did some "piddly stuff" but tomorow I hope to get the right side fender on......if my help comes by the here.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Feb 23 2011 08:52 AM

Way to go Alvin,she's lookin' good.
I would love to stop by to give you a hand with the hood,but 'someone' put a huge puddle in the way! grin
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 24 2011 03:11 AM

Jock, got the RiGHT front fender on today.
But the grille is another story!

.....oh, why not buy a row boat. You'll be here in time for Christmas smile
Posted By: GrandpasTruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 24 2011 03:22 AM

Removed the old fuel tank. Cleaned up the rust and installed the new tank. Good couple days work. But looks good.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3364051/1959-chevrolet-apache/page-7
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 24 2011 06:56 AM

Happened a week ago with the '46, sort of analogous to Big Chevy's day above. Truck had been sitting for over 9 months without being cranked, so I didn't have my hopes too high. Did my checklist, prepared for a lot of cranking to get her going, decided to just bump it a few turns and check things out before running it - too late - fired on first bump, awesome!! Amazingly quiet with nothing but a straight pipe on it so far.

All fluids I had anything to do with held tight, no guages connected yet so I didn't run it too long but did adjust my electric fan setting to come on just to make sure it worked. But then I noticed the power steering box (Plymouth - no hate mail guys) had a bad leak, fluid puddle on the ground. Probably a $0.50 O-ring that will cost $200 to replace - I'm taking it somewhere to do it. I'm pooped, it looks like a very hard to reach knuckle-banger causing much sailorly language, and I just know it will take me a full day or more and is likely to turn out badly. It's worth my mental health to have it done.

Also checked all the lights after nearly completing the new wiring harness - sons-of-guns all worked! Just need to get my electronic flasher relays installed so the LED's will blink.

Managed to get the steering column switch replaced, just missing the canceling cam and turn signal lever, on order, to finish that little sub-project.

And, got the new windshield glass yesterday, take it to the tinter Friday for the clear V-Cool film application and then the glass goes back in.

Finally, the Green Farmer had an unplanned visit to get a binding e-brake cable replaced and some VERY loose front wheel bearings repacked and tightened.

Sounds more productive than it's felt lately when I write it all down. Phew.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Feb 24 2011 07:04 AM

Yeah? Where are the pics? pix
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 03:55 AM

My next move is my power steering that doesn't seem to be working. When I started the engine the PS was working but when I moved the steering wheel to the right I could feel a bump,bump restistance on the wheel. I drove out of the garage onto the driveway and let the engine run t 2000 rpm for a while. She began to overheat and before I killed it I tested the steering and found it to be not working. So, today I'm Still trying to figure out what in devil the problem is. My power steering came with my Heidts IFS, my pump came with my GM crate 350. I wonder if the two are compatible.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 05:56 AM

Stripped the old upholstery off the bench seat, ordered new upholstery, and finally completed a set of 5 nice, original steel wheels (5.5" x 16"). A good friday night!
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 08:05 AM

I've taken a week off of work and today I hope to actually drive my truck out of the garage for the first time ever under it's own power!!
I've no power steering hoses yet though, so it should be 'interesting' if not heavy to say the least!

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
My next move is my power steering that doesn't seem to be working.
My power steering came with my Heidts IFS, my pump came with my GM crate 350. I wonder if the two are compatible.


BIG, I assume you've bled all the air out the system?
That can cause the 'bumping' you describe.

I'm also sure you're aware the F*rd rack and Chevy pump operate at different pressure/flow rates.
Has your pump been adapted to suit?
Just a thought......

You might want to take this one over to the Hi-Po section for more input/advice. (If you haven't already)
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 04:34 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Yeah? Where are the pics? pix


Alright, already! You've been buggin' me, was hoping for more of a "here it is, finally finished and on the road" type reveal, but if you just can't wait . . .

http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/...ss/?action=view&current=3c534b87.pbw
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 08:51 PM

quote]

BIG, I assume you've bled all the air out the system?
That can cause the 'bumping' you describe.

I'm also sure you're aware the F*rd rack and Chevy pump operate at different pressure/flow rates.
Has your pump been adapted to suit?
Just a thought......

You might want to take this one over to the Hi-Po section for more input/advice. (If you haven't already) [/quote]

Thanks Jock,

I hadn’t thought about the air in the lines. If bleeding them doesn’t work I’ll move this over to HiPo.
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 09:55 PM

Body work and more body work. It is amazing how many tiny dents and dings a truck can have that you never noticed before. I have some aches that I have not felt in many a year. Did get the inside door panels down to good bare metal and primed. Going to pull out the front fenders tomorrow and fit them to the truck and go over them for any repairs.
Posted By: 641Workmaster

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Feb 26 2011 10:08 PM

This is the first chance I had to work on my new 1 Ton. The previous owner stated the brakes were seized and I was only able to get it to roll with winches and come-a-longs. Not even a long prybar would push this truck downhill off the trailer. So I decided the rear brakes were a good place to start so I can move it around easier. Unlike my 3/4ton, I easily backed off the shoes and removed the drums with a couple whacks with a rubber mallet. A little cold yet so I won't disassemble the brakes themselves till it gets warmer.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 28 2011 04:53 AM

Repaired my centre floor panel,it'll do until I can find a good second hand one or buy a new one.

I finally got all the air out the brakes and have a good firm pedal.
I was having trouble getting brake fluid through to the left rear.
Thanks to my able assistant(Mrs Jock) for the legwork!

Now and only now can I actually start and(safely)drive it out the garage for the first time ever in 6 years!
I plan to do this tomorrow.(Can't wait!) grin

Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 28 2011 04:34 PM

What did I do today?? I only drove my truck for the first time ever!!
I'm like a dog with two tails.

OK,so it needs the trans topped up,a final bleed of the brakes,and the alignment done,but it moved........

Can you tell i'm pleased?? yahoo
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 28 2011 05:35 PM

Sounds good Jock! You're almost there.

I took my truck to get the exhaust put on this morning. Hopefully be done this afternoon.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Feb 28 2011 05:37 PM

Nice, jockbolter50! Congratulations!

I'm de-rusting wheels electrolytically today. Good times!
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 01 2011 01:30 AM

Today as no work took out the seats removed drained cleaned petrol tank, while it was out made sure the drain plug is free and resealed back in. Cleaned every inch of the cab of rust dirt Found drain slits on cab corners blocked so full of ice melted that and dried the out and cleaned them out, Will be undersealing the inside of the cab Corners tommorrow as they have now dried out.Will be painting and insulating all the cab when I can find some jute padding local (Floors and behind the Tank first). Everything is solid with no holes and just surface rust so far :o)
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 01 2011 04:20 AM

Ryan,
Do they have "petrol" stations in Idaho. Here in Texas we have "gas" stations. lol
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 02:33 AM

Lol sorry Force of English habbit there, We allways associate Gas as being Propane or someone Farting
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 02:55 AM

Yeah, we have that too.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 02:55 AM

Not the most productive day in spite of being in the shop all afternoon. I had to fasten the metal heat duct deflector thingy up under the dash, the vacuum wiper unit was in the way. Took it down and lost part of the retainer that holds the wiper arms to the unit. Looked half an hour for that small piece. Also had to remove the speedo from the dash, didn't sit quite right. Try again on Thursday.
Posted By: floridasteve

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 04:03 AM

I got the fenders primed, seats out of cab abd ready to get primed in the morning.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 05:30 AM

Got the new windshield frame,glass and gasket installed on the 37 today and will take it for a spin tomorrow.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 11:10 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Got the new windshield frame,glass and gasket installed on the 37 today and will take it for a spin tomorrow.


It'll save you getting bugs in your teeth Alvin!
Glad you got 'er done.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 11:13 AM

I don't know..... two steps forward,one back.....

Pulled the truck out the garage to try and set the alignment a bit closer to factory spec,and discovered the MII lower strut rod mount had separated from the chassis!
Lucky I found out before I hit the main roads...
Time to source a set of tubular lower arms methinks.

Took the wind out my sails a bit though.

I'm going to pull the front suspension apart today and check all welds.
This scared me a bit.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 02 2011 02:26 PM

I am hoping to take it out for a drive today. the weather is the best it has been in a couple of months. not warm but at least clear.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 03 2011 03:57 AM

...with the new winshield in the 37 I decided to take a SPIN. Man, it felt good and Yes, Jock, I did smoke the tires smile

Good luck on the A-arms jock. Better safe than sorry. Good luck.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 03 2011 04:00 AM

got tired of waiting for the sandblaster schedule to free up, started blasting my frame myself today, should be applying KBS by saturday.
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 03 2011 10:56 PM

Got my "Year of Manufacture" plate (finally found a good one on eBay) registered down at the county tax office. Had to educate them a bit but got'r'dun.
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 03 2011 11:19 PM

I took it out for a ride and some gas today. It was only 20 degrees out, but it was sunny, and the cab warmed up nicely.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 03 2011 11:50 PM

Got the speedo unit back in, got the cowl vent all hooked up, fastened in the choke and throttle knobs, re-installed the wiper motor, finished the dash lights and wiring to the ign switch. I was only in the shop a good hour.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 03:57 AM

Originally Posted by The Green Farmer
Got my "Year of Manufacture" plate (finally found a good one on eBay) registered down at the county tax office. Had to educate them a bit but got'r'dun.

Farmer,
I'll be taking my 1951 plates to the county tax office next month. I understand that I should be able to use them if no other plates with those numbers are currently being used. What problems, if any, did you have at your tax office?
Posted By: Dusty

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 04:06 AM

Greased the front end on the '40 with some of that clever MBL stuff .
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 05:03 AM

Pulled the inner door panel off the driver side on the 37 pickup. Took the latch apart to find the spring was broken. Did a little disecting on it and a spare latch and got it back in adn working fine.
Also put a new door handle bezel in but that was a booger and still is not TIGHT. I even used a rubber O-ring on each side but its still a job. I think the tool to install them with is just not up to the task. I bought it 10 years ago when first installing them and still can't get the bezels tight :mad:
But, its back together and much better than it was. So, not a bad day.

I'm holding off on the Tiawan grille till I get back from Lousisane.... and saving up all those little 4 letter words.

Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 05:30 AM

Originally Posted by Dusty
Greased the front end on the '40 with some of that clever MBL stuff .


Dusty,
I hope your daughter's Benz is not in too bad a condition.
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 08:31 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600

Farmer,
I'll be taking my 1951 plates to the county tax office next month. I understand that I should be able to use them if no other plates with those numbers are currently being used. What problems, if any, did you have at your tax office?


1. Had to make them re-research that '45 and '46 only issued one plate, so I couldn't possibly have 2 plates (supervisor had a look of relief on her face when she thought I needed 2 and she could send me packin').

2. Then told them it didn't matter that it was a truck but the plates weren't (would love to have found some but only one I did was $450 - pass). That was a bluff as I've never seen that in writing but have heard they wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Sure 'nuff.

3. They were trying to be helpful, took almost 1/2 an hour once they started, had to call Austin, look in their manuals, etc. As they were trying to enter it, the system wouldn't allow it, but (not sure exactly what they did) they eventually got to a screen that let them enter one character per field and that seemed to do it.

Good luck, be persistent, and let them know it's been done, they just need to stay on it until they make it work.

Supervisor indicated "this whole thing is gonna change soon" regarding YOM plates, had heard rumors they were trying to eliminate them, so enjoy while you can.

On the other hand, (knock on wood) been driving the Green Farmer going on 4 months now with original '69 plates, no stickers anywhere and not a single cop has given me a second glance. So maybe when they see an old one they just ignore them?
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 09:44 AM

As a compromise to allow me to get the truck registered and on the road a little quicker,I've decided to paint the truck satin black.
It's been in my garage way too long.(I guess I've been spending too much time on the HAMB!)
The shiny paint will come as and when I've got more $$$$!

I am doing a rattle can paint job,I painted the P/S door yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
I also managed to get good coverage without the usual 'tiger stripes'.
The hood might be a challenge though.....
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 02:09 PM

Well Jock, as they say, "black is beautiful".
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 04 2011 11:47 PM

I wish i did more then I actually did....grinding, grinding and more grinding.
Posted By: Bark

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 05 2011 12:49 AM

I actually made some progress - installed the second taillight, figured out some of the wiring for the turn signals, discovered the passenger side front wheel bearings hadn't been properly torqued by the PO, found enough play in one of the tie rod ends that it'll need replacement...and I replaced the leaking rubber fuel hose at the base of the tank.

All-in-all, good progress.

Cheers,
Fraser
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 05 2011 03:35 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Well Jock, as they say, "black is beautiful".


It's going to be a 20' paint job Big,but it's actually looking not too bad if I say so myself......
Although some of my 'repairs' are showing through. not me
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 05 2011 03:49 PM

Going to install the Ididit steering column and steering shaft today. Pulled the Chrysler column out last month that the previous owner had put in it.!
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 05 2011 05:35 PM


Wiring of the cab is finished, all I need to do is attach the wires to the front and rear lights (When the fenders are back on). A/C is in and wired still have to run the hoses. Fuel Pump installed and wired.

Brakes went on the ’65 this week so it’s been getting all my attention. After trying to figure out what some previous owner had installed, we gave up and put in a new chrome booster and chrome master cylinder and new steel lines. All I need to do now is bleed the system.



More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 06 2011 12:57 AM

I vulcanized by tranny mount plate. After clean out all the old blobs of rubber I could, I burned out the last crumbs. Sanded the area clean and around the original rivets (sand paper wrapped around a big screw driver). Then MEK to make sure it was very clean. Every thing looked perfect. So I took the rubber pads from a rebuild kit and used them as shims to get the spacing right. Used metal ducting tape to seal and hold everything in in position. Remove the shims. Used the correct Hapco industrial urethane kit, mixed and poured it in. After it was set to solid I carefully pulled and scraped the tape and cleaned up the excess. Note if you leave the areas you do not want the urethane to bond to un-sanded and even leave some paint if there is any it is much easier to clean off any excess that gets on it. Now my mounts are going to finish 100% cure overnight. They will be totally sealed against moisture and totally oil and gas resistant unlike if I had used the rubber pads and bolts from a kit. I posted 9 photos here. http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/...LD/?action=view&current=DSC08532.jpg Now I am making a cast of face of an old iron door knob that I will mold tomorrow into my new custom foot started pedal with the remaining urethane.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 06 2011 01:23 AM

Thanks for the pictures Wasat.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 06 2011 01:37 AM

Nice work, Wasat. You should consider writing a tech tip and submitting it.
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 06 2011 01:24 PM

Put some 1953 5 lug car hubs on my 51 3100 put my weld racing rims on and this thing has got a sweet stance. thumbs_up
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 12:26 AM

Originally Posted by cletis
Nice work, Wasat. You should consider writing a tech tip and submitting it.

I will have to figure how to submit a tech tip. I plan on doing my floor,access covers and toe boards with some of this stuff or one of their other #'s. I have their sample discs and will pic the best feel. The pans are pitted and want to put a 1/4 inch coating on everything, then when it is almost ready to set I will release spray some floor mat material and impress the pattern into it. That way it will look like custom fit mats but my floor will be sealed completely and the panels and access covers will still be removable, not to mention it will be a sound deaden-er to boot.
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 12:33 AM

Rain today but still got my starter stomp button rubber cast. It may be a little frill but it is a girls truck. First I made a mold of the door knob face with this product I got at Hobby Lobby (model section)Hapco sells similar product also. Sprayed mold with mold release. Then poured in my hard rubber and let it set up a bit. Pushed my starter button into in and wired it so it would not sink. After it set pretty good (few hours) I removed it, trimmed a little and was done. The mold is still good for hundreds of more casts.See next 10 photos.
http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/...LD/?action=view&current=DSC08554.jpg
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 12:38 AM

Forgot to add that in goes with my gear shift knob which is a vintage glass door knob. I had to grind a little of the shifter, then ran a die down it to match the treads the door knob excepts, the door knob has a set screw to keep it tight. I can also change the knob if I want. I have white and chocolate brown porcelain knobs,other glass knobs and some brass knobs and the iron knob that I made a cast from for the starter button.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 01:00 AM

Originally Posted by wasat again
Forgot to add that in goes with my gear shift knob which is a vintage glass door knob. I had to grind a little of the shifter, then ran a die down it to match the treads the door knob excepts, the door knob has a set screw to keep it tight. I can also change the knob if I want. I have white and chocolate brown porcelain knobs,other glass knobs and some brass knobs and the iron knob that I made a cast from for the starter button.


You are one wild and crazy guy!
Posted By: 51_bombtruk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 01:40 AM

scraped some gunk off the timing gears frown
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 02:58 AM

I love the starter button.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 04:24 AM

BigChevy4600 says " You are one wild and crazy guy!"
Guess what...Wasat is a girl!!!!

Debra, you make us Southern Stovebolters proud.... and for you guys who have not met Debra your missing out on meeting a talented lady. So much so I think her hubby must have had to build her a shop just for herself so he could reclaim his!! Way to go Debra.

...not to mention her skills with motorcyles restoration and photography!!
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 03:43 PM

Got the Ididit column installed and put an ignition switch in the dash!! Will try to get the original high beam floor switch in today. A very good weekend!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 07:39 PM

My wiring kit came with a high-beam switch but my original seemed to be in good condition and also looked to be much sturdier, so I put it back in.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:47 PM

Still fighting the battle with the brakes. Went to bleed the system and the bleeder sheared off, so I decided it was time for new front calipers. The problem is we don’t have a clue what they came out of. I discovered they looked identical to those on my ’79 donor truck (for the ’53 project). But when I went to bolt on the hose, no go, the bolts are different sizes. So now I’m replacing the hoses as well and since I’m replacing them I’ll replace the steel lines from the proportioning valve to the hoses as well. This way everything is brand new except the rotors which still look like new – they have new inner and outer bearings with less than a few hundred miles on them.

John

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Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 08 2011 12:23 AM

John, I knew a guy that noticed his radiator cap was loosing pressure and bought a new one only to find the radiator rusted at the top. He buys a new radiator and sees the hoses need replacing, he replaces the hoses and when installing the new radiator discovers the radiator support was rusted out. He gets a used support and discovers as he is removing the old support the insulation on the old wires running to his headlights and park lights were in very bad shape. This meant a new wiring system. It was not a pretty sight, a grown man crying... grin
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 08 2011 01:59 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
John, I knew a guy that noticed his radiator cap was loosing pressure and bought a new one only to find the radiator rusted at the top. He buys a new radiator and sees the hoses need replacing, he replaces the hoses and when installing the new radiator discovers the radiator support was rusted out. He gets a used support and discovers as he is removing the old support the insulation on the old wires running to his headlights and park lights were in very bad shape. This meant a new wiring system. It was not a pretty sight, a grown man crying... grin


LOL. That sounds like the way my truck projects go.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 08 2011 04:06 AM

Hey, got the new wiring harness for Big Orange today. I guess that does count. Spent the rest of the day unloading daughters moving van....oooooh my back!
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 08 2011 03:37 PM

Well, i started it after about 4 months and i have plans to drive it to work today. not a big deal but we have had unusually bad weather since November. i only work 4 hrs today and they are day time so i don't mind leaving it parked.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 08 2011 06:25 PM

Painted my 261 oil pan, valve cover and pushrod cover plate with "Detroit Deisel-Alpine Green". Need to wire brush the block and head for the same... maybe after I put in the valve guides and assemble the head.
Valve Guides are ordered... I drew up plans for a guide installation tool and had a buddy make it for me. I'm confident it will work well.
Oh. I also won a set of NOS main bearings off Ebay for 14 bucks! A set of connecting rod bearings and a gasket set to go, and I'll be ready for an engine assembly process!
Just bought a "JOBMASTER 261" Valve Cover Decal from Jim Carters.
$2.78 and no shipping charges!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 10 2011 12:57 AM

I ordered my Spal 7.5" twin Spal fans today. When we get them installed along with the 165 degree thermostat we'll crank her and see if the temp stays around 180 degree and if the power steering is functioning. Then we will be hanging the grill, splash pan, hood support, and hood. Getting close...
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 12 2011 04:16 AM

We got the panel running today, first time in over 4 years. Didn't run her too long, need to tweak a few things, fan blade is a few mm from the balancer, electrical system got finished, everything works. Need to adjust the hood just a bit. We bypassed the heater for now, need to do that next week but I feel good about having it running!
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 12 2011 04:31 AM

Way to go Leo. I can see you smile from here.

I did take the wiring harness from the living room to the shop today....hope that counts.

Oh, I did put a heater blower motor on a 50 Ferd today. OK....OK, it was for a dear OLD friend of mine smile
Posted By: rehpotsirhcj

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 12 2011 08:22 AM

Gave up on Rochesters and bought a $35 YF core on ebay.
threw a kit in it last weekend and installed it on my 53 today (60 235). Darn thing started right up, no leaks, good throttle responce. I'll tune it tomorrow, but I couldnt be happier so far.
Posted By: helples

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 12 2011 11:13 AM

striped the 38's chassis some more and got it ready for a coat of KBS looks good also banged my head on the wall trying to work out imperial bolt sizes always a little bigger than metric.

also trying to find some U bolts that are long enough for the mass of 14 leafs at the back need 8" long ones =/
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 12 2011 04:29 PM

Going to put the high beam dimmer switch back into the floor. Need to wire the switch from our new Ididit column.
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 01:59 AM

Went to the junkyard and got the harmonic balancer to send in to be rebuilt.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 06:28 AM

I drove my burb 70 miles to a show and took first place in under construction class.
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 09:13 AM

Nice one Cletis well done ,What did I get done today changed the inside colour from the faded original Too cardinal red Insulated
the back of the cab, coated the floors with rubber underseal then baked it hard, put tank and seat back plugs back in filled it with fluids and started First press of the starter , Sat purring away on my Drive for 30 mins No fluid leaks, all gauges workng perfect. Have a question while I am typing Does anyone know On the Vintage Air Ac/Heat if You buy the inside package you can later add Ac to it after if you wish too ?
Posted By: goneagain

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 01:12 PM

Last night I got the nova rear end bolted in the 38. A perfect fit! Now for spring bushings. think I'll try to find some urethane bushings instead of the old steel ones.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 01:14 PM

Originally Posted by RyanT99
Does anyone know On the Vintage Air Ac/Heat if You buy the inside package you can later add Ac to it after if you wish too ?


Ryan:
My Crate engine came with the air compressor and I have added the condenser in front of the radiator.
I will be looking to do the same as you, a part at a time.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 02:56 PM

Took "ole blue" to a show Saturday. The ole boy showed he can still kick his heels after all these years with a first place trophy..... and yes, I had to smoke the tires once or twice!!
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 04:15 PM

I FINALLY broke down and bought a real nice under bed fuel tank, with a new GM in tank pump, sending unit, everything !! "three years after the build"
I took out the bed wood and started fabrication !!! Whooo Hooo !!
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 07:45 PM

Thanks Big Chevy Yeah I kinda want too go piece at a time, And possibly use some parts I allready have as well.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 08:14 PM

Found the oil filter gasket on the bench after oil leaked out of the canister when we started her up.
Posted By: niobrarafun

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 10:41 PM

Changed the oil in the rear-end of my 59 apache. Finally warming up here in the midwest.
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 10:45 PM

Decided to shake the winter off the 38 - took a good cruise on a nice day with no problems. Sure do need some 3.55 gears tho! Need to start savin' up.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 13 2011 11:07 PM

Originally Posted by 1Bad51
I FINALLY broke down and bought a real nice under bed fuel tank, with a new GM in tank pump, sending unit, everything !! "three years after the build"
I took out the bed wood and started fabrication !!! Whooo Hooo !!


WELL, it's about time Todd!!! lol
Posted By: John Milliman

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 12:00 AM

Just got in from a 20 mile, end-of-the-weekend cruise in the 9500. Just to drive it and listen to that 2-cycle Detroit sing to me a little. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

smile

John
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 01:47 AM

Hey Alvin, instead of just kicking up her heels let out for a run to KC.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:28 AM

I didn't get as much done as I hoped,spent 3 hours in Accident and Emergency getting my right hand stitched up.
I was cutting back a bracket on my chassis and got a kick back from the grinder.
A 1mm thick cutting disc,12000rpm and skin,not a good combination..... nono


Originally Posted by John Milliman
Just got in from a 20 mile, end-of-the-weekend cruise in the 9500. Just to drive it and listen to that 2-cycle Detroit sing to me a little. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

smile
John


What? NO video?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 02:15 PM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
I didn't get as much done as I hoped,spent 3 hours in Accident and Emergency getting my right hand stitched up.
I was cutting back a bracket on my chassis and got a kick back from the grinder.
A 1mm thick cutting disc,12000rpm and skin,not a good combination..... nono


Dang Jock, that's no way to end a weekend.
How's that National Health Service these days?
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 06:51 PM

I broke two of my new exhaust valve guides over the weekend trying to install them. I finally got the hang of hammering them in, and all the other guides were installed successfully. My arm was like soft rubber afterwards though!
3 more guides are now on the way from "Rock Auto" (one extra for just in case)!
I also snagged an ignition switch on Ebay for $13 and just now bought a set of connecting rod bearings on Ebay for $30.
My Ebay purchased main bearing set arrived over the weekend and the "Jobmaster" decal from "Carter's" should be arriving soon.
I still need a gasket set, starter bendix, throw-out bearing and some paint.
I'm getting closer to finishing that power plant and getting more excited.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:18 PM

Oh... I thought this was kinda funny and worth sharing.
The connecting Rod Bearing Set I just bought on Ebay was originally $34.95 or Make Offer with $14.95 shipping.
I offered $25. (around $40 total with the shipping).
The seller countered with $30... and $10 shipping.

headscratch

OK buddy, if you insist... shake
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:31 PM

And they vote. Now that's scary.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 14 2011 11:52 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=jockbolter50]I didn't get as much done as I hoped,spent 3 hours in Accident and Emergency getting my right hand stitched up.
I was cutting back a bracket on my chassis and got a kick back from the grinder.
A 1mm thick cutting disc,12000rpm and skin,not a good combination..... nono


Dang Jock, that's no way to end a weekend.
How's that National Health Service these days?[/quote]

Actually it's not too bad BIG,I just keep payin' my National Insurance.
One downside is,i'm down to one typing finger at the moment instead of the usually impressive two!
This reply took about 5 mins to type!

Thankfully I'm left handed so i'm not totally out of commission. grin
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 15 2011 12:28 AM

I can emphasize with you buddy. Politically speaking, "I can feel your pain". I can't go a week without busting, or cutting, or breaking or burning some part of me.
I should live near a hospital.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 15 2011 12:45 AM

I drove mine to work early today to take a cake i made for breakfast for my co workers.
Posted By: Joshua

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 15 2011 01:24 AM

I began a rewire of the entire truck in my 52 3600 today. Put in new tail lights, headlights, dimmer switch, turn signal switch. I also rebuilt the carb.
Posted By: jremig

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 15 2011 04:07 AM

Not much as it's still in the storage yard. I did pick up an original splash pan for between the front grill and bumper for 50 bucks so I was happy. Looking to get hte truck to the house in the next couple of weeks or so.

Joe
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 15 2011 03:28 PM

I scraped and wire-brushed then primed and painted the Bell Housing. I also applied the new "JOBMASTER 261" Decal onto the Valve Cover.
Hopefully today, I can mount the block to the engine stand for the assembly process.

Jerry
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 03:44 AM

I brought my truck home on the trailer, drove it on and drove it off. It sure is easy loading it on the trailer with the granny gear. First time driving this truck since I got it 4 1/2 years ago. I can only go up and down the driveway til I get the safety and license done, but I may go for a rip down the road tomorrow.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 03:50 AM

You're 6 months ahead of me. I'll be bringing mine on(drive on and off) the trailer Friday afternoon.
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 03:52 AM

I pulled the adjustable main jet off the suburban and put in a standard one. I never could get the adjustable one to run right. Seems to run a lot better this way.
Posted By: Chinito Quan

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 04:43 AM

I have the front end completely disassembled. Cleaning the frame and guess what: I found the chassis number on the left front part of the frame. After 1.5 years trying to figure out the exact year of the truck (at least cab and frame) it was my Xmas present. It is a '49. Now I can make a plate with the motor and chassis numbers.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 04:49 AM

Got Pictures? pix
Posted By: hankrags

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 16 2011 06:42 AM

Had a fun time with the temp gauge, some times no indication, sometimes to hot, finally chased it down to bad grounding from the motor to dash. Connected a wire from the motor to the firewall and the temp gauge works well. Rust is not a good conductor!!!
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 01:22 AM

Fiddled with my rear door latch (thanks for sending that, Alvin). I grabbed a spring that I didn't realize the welder had heated up. I let go real quick, door closes perfectly but doesn't open.
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 03:21 AM

I did not do anything on my bolt...per say but I did try and clean out my shed today and in doing that emptied all of its contents into the backyard. (The shed was full of my stovebolt body panels)....problem is It is now dark and my back yard is full of stovebolt stuff and my shed is not! hope it does not rain for it will be a few days before I can repack the shed and put those parts back to bed till they are needed.
Posted By: goneagain

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 04:35 AM

Went to the local spring shop today They had all the spring bushings and pins for my 38 in stock. No shipping. Even saved a few bucks.
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 05:32 AM

Asked at the local parts house I go to for a wheel cylinder rebuild kit cost $12 , then asked how much for the wheel cylinder cost $10.50. I must have had an extremely puzzed look on my face but figured I may as well order 4 brand new cylinders
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 11:55 AM

Originally Posted by RyanT99
Asked at the local parts house I go to for a wheel cylinder rebuild kit cost $12 , then asked how much for the wheel cylinder cost $10.50. I must have had an extremely puzzed look on my face but figured I may as well order 4 brand new cylinders


Does that mean you have to rely on brakes made in China?
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 17 2011 01:47 PM

Did you ever think about how with a full restore you have a Chinese truck. I think mine must be "nationality schizophrenic".
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 18 2011 03:49 AM

Way to go Leo, I can see your smile from here!!

yesterday I started the engine up for the second time. This time was to check the oil pressure guage,temp guage, and the tranny. Since I had it on jack stands I also checked the speedo!! So far so good.

Today, I finally got MAD enough to tackle the new grille once again. With pliers, punches, sockets, all kinds of wrenches, a floor jack and a piece of wood I think I can say I finally got it at least "close"!! Oh, I forgot about a few choice words along with the other tools.

If all goes well, I'll put the hood on it Friday...or saturday. Man, I hope at least it will go on good.
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 18 2011 03:51 AM

I took mine out for some exercise today. It was about 60 and sunny. A great day for it.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 18 2011 01:49 PM

I ordered 2 more cans of Detroit Deisel Alpine Green paint and my gasket set for the 261 rebuild... I'll pick up the paint today. The gaskets should be in, Tuesday.
I also received and installed the remaining Exhaust Valve Guides for my 261 head... since I broke two, during the initial installation of the set!
While I was in that process, a UPS truck stopped and the driver delivered my connecting rod bearings. SWEET!
I brought home 2 steel strap clamps (from work) to adapt the frappin HF engine stand mounting plate to my bell housing.
Hopefully this weekend I can mount the engine & bell housing assembly onto the stand, paint the block and install the crank, piston assemblies and cam.
I'm getting closer!
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 18 2011 11:05 PM

Well inside is taking shape still loads more too do , Tore the Brakes apart now have too wait on parts :o(
my Chevy
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 19 2011 03:24 AM

It looks like the alternator is not ginning. I'll check the wiring on my schematic tomorrow.
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 19 2011 03:33 AM

Not exactly today, but this week. Still working on the doors, but getting real close to smooth. Pull the wheels and drums today, made up parts list for new wheel cylinders and few minor parts. Master cylinder cleaned. The dollar store equal of CLR really nails the rust but WAY cheaper, going to order rebuild kit (bore is pristine). Got new shocks on back (mine already had the shock conversion kit on it from who knows when). After some searching at Napa I found Napa sensatrac 37188 to be length match to what was on it (no numbers stamped at all) Interesting thing is these were made to get rid of the hideous Cadillac self leveling system, so they come with mounting hardware for that. Bought a front mount shock system on line that does not require any drilling to the frame to mount front shocks and got them on. Got a parts list for an order in the a.m. and then its back to those GDang doors again while I wait for parts to have brakes again! Just a good reason to put that motor back in and stop pushing that thing in and out of the garage,
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 19 2011 08:24 PM

Put the ignition switch back into the dash! Finally got rid of the Chrysler key that we had to use.
Posted By: Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 19 2011 11:07 PM

Started on the headliner. Its going to be a long process.

Weeds
Posted By: goneagain

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 12:25 AM

Replaced the old rear spring bushings and pins today. The rear frame shackle bushings are a bear to install.I used a piece of 1/2"grade #5 fine thread rod as a puller. Ran it through the mount and the bushing and tightened nuts on both ends with washers and old king pin thrust bearings. Still had to heat up the frame mount to pull the bushings in but it worked out fine.
The bushings were much easier to install in the springs.And no I didn't heat the springs
Posted By: JC49

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 12:46 AM

Installed my 250 I6...using Langdon's side mount kit .Also installed my TH350 while I was at it, now i need to tear it all down and prep the frame for paint....!!!Good start for the weekend.


1949 Chevy 1/2 ton
Posted By: jacksont

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 01:09 AM

This being the 1st nice day in months, I was able to do some rattle can painting today. I painted the bellhousing, starter, front brake backing plates and the oil filter canister, all gloss black, with the exception of the oil filter lid, which I painted Chevy engine orange.Waiting on king pins which will be here Monday, then I can start putting the front end back together to include spring shackles & rear eye bolts, kingpins, tierod ends, & brakes to include new shoes, lines, & wheel cylinders.
Terry
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 03:18 AM

Well said Terry.
Well said Terry.
lol
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 03:38 AM

Rather than mechanical work on my Bolt, I did some research for future work I'll be performing in the next month or two. I did this research out at the Texas Motor Speedway where the Spring Goodguys show was going on. I've been to rod shows before but this took the cake. Thousands of street rods and all kinds of classics were being shown. Of course my eyes caught each and every Advance Design pickup. I was able to get some ideas of all the different ways to finish out my truck. Mainly cosmetic issues but also issues of cooling and wheels and upholstery.

I also got the chance to meet Cletis (Charley Hardin)and his bride in person after all these years.

http://www.classicshoptalk.com/content/1078-spring-lone-star-nationals.html
Posted By: Silverado_9c3

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 03:53 AM

did some wire brushing on the frame today. rolled out the frame to the driveway for some fun in the sun!
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 05:43 AM

I got the sending units installed in the New Tank and it's coming along fine so far...but had to stop for repairs to Thumb,
"Yep cut it bad" not me
Posted By: rehpotsirhcj

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 08:04 AM

New muffler came today.
My 235 has been running rough, almost as though its missing, noticable through the exhaust but not so much while listening up front. Anyway, new plugs and wires, new muffler (to remedy a poor decision to use a glass pack), rebuilt YF (one of three carbs I've switched out). I pulled the roter this evening and it looked a little fried along the edge, and two the contacts in the cap had some junk on them. cleaned everything up...still missing a bit. Tomorrow it gets a new roter and points, dist cap on order. I have some slight ticking in the valve train so I'll try to adjust those too. I miss driving my truck.
Posted By: Jivermo

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 06:34 PM

I drove my '55 1st to the local farmer's market, and loaded up the bed with avocado's, iceberg lettuce, an orchid, bananas, macaroon brownies, brussel sprouts, chiles, strawberries, and a custard pizza. Then I came home. Thus I ensured that adequate lubrication is spread around vital metal truck parts until next week. That wore me out, so I'm going in to eat that custard pizza.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 07:41 PM

Dang jivermo you're going to over do it if you're not careful. lol
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:09 PM

Finished up tidying up the strut rod mount that I was in the process of removing,before I was rudly interupted by the cutting disc hitting my finger last week!
I also finished painting my drivers side front fender.

Also,as a correction to my previous thread, the paint job is a 30 footer,rather than the 20 feet I mentioned earlier......... eek
Posted By: wasat again

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:56 PM

Make harmonic balancer tool and installed harmonic balancer on the 216. Also put my fan back on, the rest of the day was dedicated to moving things to the scrap pile to scrap man tomorrow. (Nothing old)
Next three pics,
http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/...LD/?action=view&current=DSC08633.jpg
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 02:07 AM

I fixed the transmission on the '56 today. I started to the Goodguys show in Fort Worth yesterday and it was shifting rough. So I brought it home and took another vehicle. Today I found the culprit. The vacuum line had come off the modulator valve.
Posted By: BC52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 04:49 AM

washed it
Posted By: kstechtom

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 06:18 AM

Finally got around to drilling out the broken bolt that held the steering arm to the spindle on the drivers side. Installed the new kingpin. Mounted the updated brake backing plate (off a 57) and repacked the wheel bearings on that side (same stuff was done to the right side a few months ago) just need to find all the parts to do the brakes now smile
Posted By: Krash

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 01:45 PM

I wrastled with the doors putting all new rubber seals in.
Done now, but what an ordeal. There's gotta be a quick easy way to do it that i'm not aware of. Can't believe they did it on the assembly line like i tried.
6+ hours!!
bunch of screws that haven't been off in decades/or missing altogether that i had to get/find in the 5lb coffee can.
glad it's done now though!!!!
lots less ratteling and wind noise.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 01:50 PM

Finally got the 261 block and bell housing mounted on the "not so universal" HF engine stand.
I primed and painted the assembly, Detroit Deisel Alpine Green.
Hopefully today I can run a hone through the cylinders and begin installing a crank and some pistons!
Looking to get the gasket set tomorrow (fingers crossed).
Posted By: FriedGreenTmater

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 21 2011 03:42 PM

Didn't get anything done to the truck but I used it to haul enough lumber and drywall to build a 12 x 24 room in my garage. I got some slack-jaw looks while loading all that lumber in the truck.
Posted By: 49BOLT

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 22 2011 04:38 PM

Maiden Voyage a success!! I have worked on my '49 3100 all winter, replaced the whole brake system head to toe, rebuilt the cylinder head, new radiator, starter, etc.
Started it up, let it warm up checking for leaks, pulled it out of the garage & went for a 10 minute drive, no issues, everthing worked as it should! Not going to win any races with it that's for sure, however it was a blast.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 22 2011 10:05 PM

Originally Posted by 49BOLT
Maiden Voyage a success!! I have worked on my '49 3100 all winter, replaced the whole brake system head to toe, rebuilt the cylinder head, new radiator, starter, etc.
Started it up, let it warm up checking for leaks, pulled it out of the garage & went for a 10 minute drive, no issues, everthing worked as it should! Not going to win any races with it that's for sure, however it was a blast.


One of the best feelings....period!
I can see your smile from waaaay over here!
Posted By: dakota

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 23 2011 12:33 AM

well back for parts, broke the first piston ring on No. 6. found 2 bad intake valves. and 1 cracked valve guide. should have held my tongue on the other side. the rest of you have fun. I'll be working on some other part of it the next couple of days.
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 24 2011 04:27 AM

Havnt really had time too get anything done on Mine as been working and waiting for parts too arrive lots of big boxes now in garage including EZ wiring harness seat heating pads all the parts needed too completely rebuild my brake system, But like everyone else one job leads too 10 others lol
Posted By: johns truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 12:29 AM

looked at it and day dreamed.
Posted By: VEW

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 12:54 AM

Put a flatbed on Thor....8x12 steel. Looks pretty good......well, better.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 02:51 AM

My son and I got busy today putting the bed together. We expect the truck back from the paint shop in the next few days and wanted to have the bed ready to bolt on. When we get it put together we will take the boards off and put on 4 coats of Spar Urethane and soak the ends.
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/?action=view&current=BEDBUILD1.jpg
Posted By: BC52

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 03:11 AM

cleaned the windows and drove it
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 02:59 PM

Took the 261 block back to the machine shop and watched them (with my arms folded and foot tapping) correct my cam bearing orientation.
It's been one step forward and three steps backward lately.
Maybe some assembly this weekend...

Jerry
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 03:17 PM

Changed the fuel pump, put on the dual action one for extra vacuum. Now it won't start, even though gas is coming into the carb.
Posted By: coach-frank

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Mar 25 2011 03:20 PM

Fired her up today. Started on the first crank!!. Did a little waxing on the chrome!
Posted By: rehpotsirhcj

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 26 2011 12:48 AM

got the points installed and set. tried to time it but I cant find the darn timing mark, so I vacuum timed it instead. sounds much better now but still ticks a bit. I need to get out there and adjust the valves this weekend.
made a bracket to hold the 12-volt tail light bulbs farther back in the houseing so that the lense will fit nicely. One more to do. Should be a productive weekend. Might pull out my 28 if the weather is nice.
Posted By: nrdesieyes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Mar 26 2011 09:48 AM

had a look at a second potential 'bolt purchase today... might go for it... uh oh...
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 28 2011 01:39 PM

Installed the crankshaft and assembled the new pistons in the 261. I also bought a bypass filter on Ebay.
Getting closer...
You know, I'm thinking I should consider giving my truck a "name" when it's finally put back on the road...
Ah! I got it already!
Lazarus! thumbs_up
Posted By: Denny Graham

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 28 2011 01:48 PM

This is all I've gotten done on my truck for the last week.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/1954_radio&page=all

DG
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:45 PM

Originally Posted by nrdesieyes
had a look at a second potential 'bolt purchase today... might go for it... uh oh...


Put us out our misery.....did ya? grin
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 29 2011 03:06 AM

I finished wiring the fuel pump and fuel gauge sending units on the New tank Hopefully this weekend I'll finish the fuel lines.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 29 2011 03:22 AM

Looking good Todd.
Posted By: Traeg

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 29 2011 06:40 AM

It's been a while, but we've been working on her. Here's the latest:
Wheels done, hubcaps painted: http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab145/BagdadChevy/untitled-2.jpg
seat is in and windshield will be replaced tomorrow: http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab145/BagdadChevy/untitled-05955.jpg
she's ready for a spring test drive- this weekend probably.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Mar 29 2011 08:54 PM

I just finished replacing the third power steering pump. The truck has not been driven except to drive it out of the garage to keep my wife from going ballistic because of the open pipes. Hopefully this one won't leak and I'll be able to get my exhaust finished.
Posted By: GrandpasTruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Mar 30 2011 02:05 AM

I removed my draft tube and intalled a PCV valve. Worked out great. I can put my hand over the valve cover and feel some heavy vacuum. This will help a lot since I do a lot of sitting in traffic now that Im in California. Also keeps some water out of the oil.

http://talk.classicparts.com/picture.php?albumid=180&pictureid=1520

http://talk.classicparts.com/picture.php?albumid=180&pictureid=1521

http://talk.classicparts.com/picture.php?albumid=180&pictureid=1522

http://talk.classicparts.com/picture.php?albumid=180&pictureid=1523
Posted By: classicnewbie

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 31 2011 03:39 AM

nice job. I have a 53 3600 annd am at a sticking point. Forgive me for not knowing how to properly describe it but the nut that you have to take off to change the seal (and determines the back lash) it has a cotter pin that is between the differential 3rd member and the universal joint. I measured it and it looks like an 1 5/8 but it did not fit, I am not sure if my socket wasn't thin wall enough or I had the wrong size. Any help would be great. Here is the picture.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Mar 31 2011 04:55 PM

Installed the piston assemblies into the 261.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 01 2011 02:13 PM

In process of getting a stock radiator for the '59 from a fellow Stovebolter!
Sweet! thumbs_up
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 02 2011 06:05 AM

I have been trying to assemble my MarK bed and reached step 23 that involves drilling a 1-9/16" countersink using a 1-9/16" Forstner bit. The closest size I have in my set is 1-5/8” which it seems is just a bit too large. I found a 1-9/16” bit on line at http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/ however though the freight is free it will take 10 days to get here. Well, I guess I have enough to install to keep me busy until then, windshield wipers and elec motor, radio, inside trim, door glass, vent windows, air conditioner, etc, etc, & etc..
Posted By: armarmstrong

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 02 2011 10:43 AM

Well lets see I blocked sanded my frame and then I painted it!!! tomorrow will see how it looks ! then put it all back together !
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 02 2011 02:45 PM

The Stove Bolt Forum is a great place to SHARE information helpful to everyone who is involved in an old truck project. That old adage," a picture is worth a thousand words" is certainly true here. Anyone that can operate a computer can operate a $40 Walmart digital camera. Be proud of your "Bolt" and of your work; Share some pictures. Give as much as you take.
Posted By: JDog

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 02:24 AM

Took the ole '66 out for a spin around the neighborhood. Bought it for $500 (put another 500 in it---needs more!) and it runs like a top!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 02:43 AM

I hooked up my neutral switch...finally.
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/?action=view&current=P4010354.jpg
Bought a new (SMALL) halogen lamp. I'll start tomorrow installing the wipers.
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 03:46 AM

Looking real good Jim !
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 03:53 AM

I finished the underbed tank install, Ran all new Lines, And had no leaks ! "I did leave my cell phone on the running board during the test drive and lost it" But some lady found it and called so I got it back.

The truck is running awesome now !
Posted By: rehpotsirhcj

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 04:30 AM

welded up some new brackets for the tail light bulbs. I used the stock backet, installed a two point light in the top and kept the single in the lower. z-ed the bracket to set the lower light back enough to allow the lens cover to fit.
I think maybe I should have just bought one already done. grin
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 04:41 AM

Woooohoooo, got the hood on the panel today. Well, sort of. It is sticking up at the back about 2 good inches but it'll have to wait till another day to get adjusted. I was going to take a pic but had to pull the club trailer to a cruise-in.
Maybe tomorrow I can get a shot or two posted.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 01:51 PM

Added some pusher fans.
http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/?action=view&current=P4020355.jpg
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 10:35 PM

Earlier in the week got the brakes bled and freed up a stuck caliper, changed the oil and filter and determined that my power steering box has a leak that can't be repaired, so ordered a new one (okay, the local repair shop did all this). Then yesterday I got my muffler and tailpipe put on, mounted the hood and new chrome handles, and spent several hours trying to figure out which belt(s) was squealing. Tightened 'em, loosened 'em, burned my arm on the radiator tank, applied belt dressing, removed the belt dressing with brake cleaner, tightened, loosened, removed one at a time, put them back on one at a time, burned my arm on the radiator tank again, took them off again, put them back on, left them loose, no squeal finally - for now.

Also suspicious of my brand new (Chinese no doubt) ignition switch causing a battery drain and it's also starting to engage the starter solenoid when I go to turn it off.

And, mounted my '46 plate.

Then went for a spin around the neighborhood, no windshield makes for a breezy ride.
Posted By: Bart

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 03 2011 11:19 PM

rebuild the master cylinder
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:21 AM

As I mentioned above I finally got the hood out of the floor after it laying there for 2 years. Now the grandkids are happy as I will not be shouting at them "don't get near the hood"!!!
As promised here is a couple pics.....and boy is my work cut out for me adjusting the hood. I've read all the "how to's" but I may ask again!!!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0252.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0253.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0254.jpg
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:27 AM

Love the color. Alvin
Posted By: Virginiafiretruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:58 AM

I fixed the choke cable knob that fell off this morning when I started the truck to go for a ride. I had to glue it back on..

Cheap...
Posted By: Grego55

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 02:10 AM

Rebuilt the rear wheel cylinders, realized that I'm missing a brake shoe retainer spring and clip. Ordered some more parts.
Posted By: durwoods59

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 02:13 AM

I got the doors and front and rear fenders in sealer and painted the insides of the fenders this weekend.

[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/durwoods78/1959%20Chevy%20Apache%203600/DSC01785.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/durwoods78/1959%20Chevy%20Apache%203600/DSC01786.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/durwoods78/1959%20Chevy%20Apache%203600/DSC01783.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/durwoods78/1959%20Chevy%20Apache%203600/DSC01782.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 03:02 AM

Tried to install my electric wiper motor only to discover I had ordered the wrong one. I bought it from LMC more than a year ago and must have clicked on the wrong stock number (their so small it can happen). I guess I'll have to pay the 20% restock fee.
Posted By: turbo1

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:49 AM

gotta start at the start... ordered 6volt battery today, should be here by friday
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 02:39 PM

Still assembling the 261.
Put on the Front Plate, Timing Cover, Harmonic Balancer, Water Pump, Oil Pump and Oil Pan.
I'm just glad to have the bottom end sealed... Head work is next!

Jerry
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 03:36 PM

Hauled it home from winter storage. Thought this made a good pic:

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1750/hauling.jpg

Cleaned up some wiring and put the tailgate chains on. Gotta finish up the interior this spring and should be good to go.
Posted By: Red 49 Truck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 04:36 PM

I'll get back to cleaning all the electrical conections on the generator and voltage regulator. I've had the best of teachers helping me get the regulator to charge. Great post in the Electrical Forum. Supposed to be some bad weather in today so I'll do everything in the shop. All I need to finish is the hood and I'll be riding in style. Even the heater I installed is working great, now that it's spring! Glad to be alive and own 3 stovebolts. Only one that is almost done. My 1949.
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:41 PM

Pressure washed the 1941 GMC.... Can't believe how complete this truck is... going for rough resto.... this is going to be awesome!!!!


Humble Newby
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 05 2011 05:13 AM

Installed the Fuel tank vent and cleaned up and coated some of the Metal
It never ends...
Posted By: Chevy Jen

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 05 2011 06:10 AM

With the help of my two daughters, 6 and 9, I bled the brakes on my '54 Chevy 3100.

Jen
Posted By: seth_hernandez

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 05 2011 07:18 AM

cleaned 40 years of stuff on the bed and found lots of rust.
found the block stamped nmber
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 05 2011 01:33 PM

261 head... valves lapped and installed.
Head gets assembled on the block today! yahoo
Maybe I'll wire brush and paint the manifolds tomorrow.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 02:42 AM

Well, I got the hood emblem on but it was a FIGHT. Dang near threw it in the trash can along with the miss punched gasket. After 2 hours I finally got it "acceptable" but barely. Heres a pic but it does not show my frustration.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0256.jpg

I like this picture. With the hood still kicked up at the rear and me kneeling to take the pic it looks like a COE.... smile

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/LutherParris/52Panel/000_0255.jpg
Posted By: Cletis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 03:47 AM

Cool picture.
Posted By: Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 04:55 AM

Got the 2nd piece of the cardboard headliner up. 2 down 3 to go.

Weeds
Posted By: The Green Farmer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 06:03 AM

Went to the local auto A/C expert and got the last A/C fitting crimped - had to be done in the truck. Then got the system charged and I now have A/C just in time for Texas' summer. And the squealing belts are back. hurrumph.

PS - driving in a drizzle, even at only 35mph, without a windshield is not recommended without face protection. Front and back glass get installed Thursday.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 01:22 PM

Assembled the 261 head to the block.
Torquing head bolts on a rolling engine stand is always quite comical.
grin
Jerry
Posted By: BLUEMEANIE

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 04:51 PM

Finished the clutch and took her for a spin!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 06 2011 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by The Green Farmer
Went to the local auto A/C expert and got the last A/C fitting crimped - had to be done in the truck. Then got the system charged and I now have A/C just in time for Texas' summer. And the squealing belts are back. hurrumph.

PS - driving in a drizzle, even at only 35mph, without a windshield is not recommended without face protection. Front and back glass get installed Thursday.


Are we to assume now that you have a functioning air-conditioner you can now install your windshield? lol
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 07 2011 04:41 AM

Installed the vent windows tonight. Sorry for the long link.

http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww296/BIGCHEVY3600/P4050354.jpg?t=1302147296
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 07 2011 01:36 PM

My new/old radiator arrived in the mail!
Posted By: Highflyer

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 07 2011 04:51 PM

For the past few days I've been replacing all the weather stripping and channels on my doors. More involved than I thought!
I got the old channel out and the inside whiskers. Then I went for the outer wipe. It's the first time I've seen clutch-head screws on my truck! I need to remove the glass to change the wipe, and there are for of these screws holding the glass in. So, I wait for the new screwdriver tips to come in the mail.... I can continue the job, and finish this later...
Removing the perimeter weatherstrip makes me realize that it would be an easier job with the door off. No problem. I notice the lower hinge strap is a little loose... I'll check it later. I finish removing and replacing the weatherstrip (I put the inner whiskers on with weatherstrip adhesive) and I'm ready to put the door back on. Time to look at the hinge.
As I'm wiggling the hinge strap to see how bad it is, the strap comes out in my hand... Hmmm... That loose! Out comes the hinge bracket.
When I first look at it, it looks like there were pivot bumps on the bracket and dimples on the strap! That's how bad it was. I punched out the pin ends from the bracket no problem, then went after the strap.
Holy cow! The pin was harder to remove than the original king pins on my axle! I ended up using the same method to remove it. I use a u-joint removal tool with a plate across the hole with a smaller hole in it. I removed the press-end of the tool and inserted a pin punch. Crank down the tool... Whack the end with a hammer... Crank some more... Hammer some more. Penetrating oil, heat, still took most of a day. Broke one vise and bent one punch, but I got the pin out!
Of course, hinge pins for a 49 just aren't on the shelves at the local NAPA. Besides, I wanted to put in a bushed pin. I went to a FLAPS and got a pin kit for a 70's Furd/Chrysler. Slightly thicker than the original. Pin, 2 bushings and a C-clip for $10, and no waiting.
I drilled the bracket for a snug fit for the pin. The original steel hinge pads were still welded to the bracket, so they were drilled as well. I used a larger drill to make a loose fit through the strap, then drilled each end of the hole for a tight fit for the bushings. Pressed the bushings in with a vise. I had to file the hinge pads to fit the bushing heads. I made them fit snugly and made sure they were smooth.
I pounded in the new pin to seat the knurled end and installed the clip. The hinge is tight and smooth. Nice!
I think this will be the SOP whenever I have to pull a hinge. Might as well fix them if I have them out.
Now to continue the job I started....
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 08 2011 01:33 AM

Highflyer, you just made me very tired doign all that!

Well, today I finished up the REAR doors on my panel. I had to switch the right side door latch and then, on the bottom of left door, I put in the latch and the rods. Tigten up the striker plates. Called it a day.
Posted By: Garandboy

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 08 2011 02:16 AM

started to remove a 261 from one of my 3100's to go into my 1942 1 1/2 army truck.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 08 2011 04:51 AM

Managed to bolt in the elec wiper motor. I don't know if it's in the right position yet but it runs when power is put to it. However it runs all the time with the key on. The switch has no off position I guess. I can't seem to find where to bolt the adjustable brace. I bought this motor from LMC and the directions are impossible to understand. No pictures just, "bolt the motor to the original mountings." It doesn't say anything else about how to mount it.
%*&#$@&%$#@
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 08 2011 07:17 AM

Pulled the steering rack and p/s pump off,as I'll be taking them to the hose guy today to get my steering hoses made.

He's a good customer of mine so i'm hoping for 'mates rates.'
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 04:46 AM

Installed the headliner, door panels, visors and rear-view mirror. The interior doesn't look quite so Spartan, now (but still pretty darn Spartan).

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3371/interiorbh.jpg

This is a '54. Did anyone else skip installing the middle brace? We have the original middle and rear braces, both in good shape, but it was going to be a nightmare trying to get the middle one in there (probably should've done it out of the truck). Anyway, I just put the rear brace (with the screws) in and found that the two halves of the cardboard overlap nicely and it actually looks much cleaner.
Posted By: BLUEMEANIE

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 04:50 AM

I didn't get anything done on it that I had planned to today. I was too busy driving it aimlessly around town. smile
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 05:10 AM

Learned many things this week. The Head will not pass Mag... need to send it to Oakland, CA to have the exhaust ports welded. I have lot's of 248 and 270 heads but the other 302 heads are buried in a container that is going to take me a few days to get through. If I don't find more 302 heads by Monday I'm gonna take a road trip.
Got the bed off today... My nephew John wanted to learn how to restore a car. He came down Weds. and already has learned how to take off rusty bolts and today learned how to use a cutting torch. Look at him go.... right on John....!!!!!

new pic's
http://s1185.photobucket.com/home/speakfordadead/index
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 05:12 AM

Originally Posted by chicklin
Installed the headliner, door panels, visors and rear-view mirror. The interior doesn't look quite so Spartan, now (but still pretty darn Spartan).

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3371/interiorbh.jpg

This is a '54. Did anyone else skip installing the middle brace? We have the original middle and rear braces, both in good shape, but it was going to be a nightmare trying to get the middle one in there (probably should've done it out of the truck). Anyway, I just put the rear brace (with the screws) in and found that the two halves of the cardboard overlap nicely and it actually looks much cleaner.


What center brace? Are you referring to the brace between the cowl and steering column? If so, I would recommend you do whatever it takes to bolt it in. It was put there for a reason and is an integral part providing structural stability.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 02:23 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
[quote=chicklin]Installed the headliner, door panels, visors and rear-view mirror. The interior doesn't look quite so Spartan, now (but still pretty darn Spartan).

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3371/interiorbh.jpg

This is a '54. Did anyone else skip installing the middle brace? We have the original middle and rear braces, both in good shape, but it was going to be a nightmare trying to get the middle one in there (probably should've done it out of the truck). Anyway, I just put the rear brace (with the screws) in and found that the two halves of the cardboard overlap nicely and it actually looks much cleaner.


What center brace? Are you referring to the brace between the cowl and steering column? If so, I would recommend you do whatever it takes to bolt it in. It was put there for a reason and is an integral part providing structural stability. [/quote]

The center brace for the headliner. The one that holds the two halves together.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 03:56 PM

I haven't gotten that far on mine. My plan is, because I don't like the original and all the hassle involved in installing it and the "plastic" one looks like crap, to have a professional interior person do it up the right way.
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 07:36 PM

I had to get the panel home from the repair shop this morning, coil was fried. My trailer was already loaded, had to drive it home, no plates, no insurance and no safety certificate. The mechanic talked me into it, off I went, smiling. That was my maiden voyage and it went good.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 09 2011 10:22 PM

Managed to get the window channel guides in and the cat's whiskers in. Just waiting on the lower window sash to arrive to get the windows in.
Posted By: Skooter

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 10 2011 02:35 AM

Changed the fuel pump.
Started and ran under her own power.
Pulled out of the garage for the first time in five years.
Drove up and down the driveway a couple times.
Realized time has finally come to yank, clean, and seal the tank because it's full of crap and a big reason I haven't driven it for so long.
It's been a good day!
my truck
cruddy fuel pump
fuel sender
Entire inside of tank is like this, so I'll be looking for some cleaning/sealing tips.
tank
Outside looks pretty good with only minor surface rust.
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 10 2011 06:24 PM

Got the front clip off. Will pull the motor today. Block is ready for Boring/honing, head is going to Oakland for repair, cam is going to be ordered from Camcraft, will blast rods tomorrow and assemble pistons and rings....

Moving along....

http://s1185.photobucket.com/albums/z358/speakfordadead
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 10 2011 07:41 PM

Not much but a little cleanup.
Posted By: Pats58

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 11 2011 02:06 AM

I finished rewiring the '58 after so long. I'm pleased, but the gas gauge, temp gauge and horn need troubleshooting.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 11 2011 02:18 AM

....drove the 37 home from my nephews. Yes, I smoked the tires!
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 11 2011 02:22 AM

Can't wait to do the same with mine.... I'm jealous Achipmunk... wink
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 11 2011 03:19 AM

Originally Posted by Achipmunk
....drove the 37 home from my nephews. Yes, I smoked the tires!


Alvin, you dirty wascal!
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 11 2011 03:47 PM

The front fenders, both inners and outers are primed and ready for paint, hopefully today!

Showed the ’65 at a car show for the first time on Saturday, what a blast.


More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow
Posted By: niobrarafun

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 12 2011 03:34 AM

Brake lines installed and thought about how I was going to fix the rust inside the cab & under the windshield. =(
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 12 2011 04:32 AM

I always seem to have the greatest intentions.... should have been able to get everything done I wanted but other peeps projects become more important this time of year....
I did get the Block ready for the second tanking.... hopefully will get it bored by friday... can't mock up pistons until the block is done.... sheesh
the block does look good...


pic 1

Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Wed Apr 13 2011 11:23 PM

Replaced all the Ignition parts under the hood Timed it then took it for its first drive. Bloody fantastic feeling grin as wide as the grill. Now found my speedo doesnt work, My thanks too this board for all the help getting me too this point
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 12:15 AM

Installed the headlights, still need the beauty rings and junction boxes. Tonight continued frustration with the electric wipers, still looking for defroster stand-off clips.
Posted By: johntsmith

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 01:13 PM

The ‘53’s front fenders, both inners and outers are painted and assembled. The passenger side is resting in place, waiting to be bolted up tonight.

Working on the radio in the ’66 and adding door speakers. Also removed a rusty spot and added a glass patch to the bottom of the door.


More pictures to follow…………………

John
’53 5 window

http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/...%20pickup%20project/?albumview=slideshow
Posted By: GrandpasTruck

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 01:33 PM

Well congrats ryan. They are alway great to drive unrestored. Not a worrie in the world. Dont even care if anyone touches it.
Posted By: Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 01:45 PM

Got the headliner installed. Now the dome light.

Weeds
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 01:52 PM

Got the driver's side window in. Now I need to find some shorter bolts to hold the window regulator. The 1.25" are too long and won't let the window go all the way down.
While attempting the passenger's window I managed to crank it down pushing the run channel down enough to break off the clip on the bottom of the metal channel. I guess I'll have to put a screw in the run channel to hold it down there.
Posted By: Daniel-Rose

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 10:37 PM

Hi crew, ive been struggling fitting a patricks rear end kit..found the rear springs, and everything is a little knackard¬! ive a 3100 panel truck 1953, running a 235ci...
ive booked a two weeks holiday starting tommorow and hope that by this time next week ive left the u.k for france it her! hard work waiting for parts when they take upto 10days!
tommorow im ready for the shims and lash set up before the final install.! cheers Dano! u.k
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 10:52 PM

See if you can get ole Jock-the-Scot down from Scotland to help. Tell him it was my idea. grin
Posted By: 1953 panel

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 14 2011 11:22 PM

Hey Joe, hope you are up to it after your surgery. Hopefully you can do more than simply unwrapping it.
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 15 2011 12:40 AM

Run some tests on the 235 tonight and it looks like #2 cylinder had a bad wrist in,rod bearing or cracked piston. It has what sounds like a loose rocker arm with no load on the motor,dont know how long its been like that but I think a couple years so if I want to go to Flint in july it will be getting another motor.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 15 2011 02:45 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
See if you can get ole Jock-the-Scot down from Scotland to help. Tell him it was my idea. grin


Thanks for offering my 'services' BIG, I'd love to help Dano,but i've got more than enough to do here! wink
Posted By: Tom R

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 16 2011 04:12 AM

Washed the winter crud off my '48 and took it out for a nice run.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 16 2011 05:00 AM

Rebuilt my Rochester BC carb (with auto choke, fancy!) sitting on the shelf. The old Carter YF has an air leak around the throttle shaft and would not idle right. Once the BC was rebuilt and installed, the old girl sounded like a dang sewing machine. HUGE improvement.

p.s. - anybody want to put a bushing in the YF?
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 16 2011 11:57 PM

I started trying too remove the gauges there must be an easier way trying too fit my 6ft 5 frame in there with ham sized hands
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 12:44 AM

If your working on an AD truck it helps to remove the radio grille... .may take a little longer but beats standing on your head taking it out or putting it back in!!
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 02:21 AM

Achipmunk unfortunatly its a 54 3600 so solid dash :o(
Posted By: CGG_64C10

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 03:08 AM

I drove her to breakfast with my grandaughter, Washed her up after the hurricane winds and rain, finaly made her really jealous when I parked her in the garage and got in the wifes new jeep to go to a B-day party.
Hope she starts up tomorrow.

Have a great week-end everybody.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 03:44 AM

Originally Posted by RyanT99
Achipmunk unfortunatly its a 54 3600 so solid dash :o(


Ryan,
Add a signature to your posts telling us what your Bolt is. That way you get better information if you have a question. A few pictures, if you're proud of her, would help as well.
Posted By: chicklin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 03:54 AM

Drove me and the boy to get donuts for the family this morning. Took grandma on a ride this afternoon. It was good to just drive it and not work on it.
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 06:09 AM

Big Chev Sig and photo linky added :o) Cheers
Posted By: 1958GMCnut

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 06:37 AM

Ripped out the radio to access the wiper motor, cheap aftermarket pos....replacement was totally wrong....GRRRR....
Finally worked up the courage to drill a hole for the factory attenna...everything worked out fine!
mounted a NOS RARE Washer bottle and foot pump so I can wet the wipers when I finally get them to work!

still have to install my amp guage to replace my Genny Idiot lamp and a better looking Oil pressure guage....
Posted By: 1Bad51

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 07:32 PM

The underbed fuel tank is complete, so I put the Wood back in the bed and installed the new Fuel Door thumbs_up
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 17 2011 07:48 PM

Good work there on the bed Todd. I will be doing the same thing soon. I've been worried that the hole will need to be cut through one of the metal bed-strips. I did some measurements and looks like the hole will be through one of the boards.
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 18 2011 01:56 AM

Got my gauges out finally, so re wire can proceed, Now I know the job Thing the unbodied hand had before he joined the Adams family. He was on the production line putting in Ad chevy gauges lol. BigChevy How is that wipermotor mounting going as I ordered the same one
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 18 2011 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by RyanT99
Got my gauges out finally, so re wire can proceed, Now I know the job Thing the unbodied hand had before he joined the Adams family. He was on the production line putting in Ad chevy gauges lol. BigChevy How is that wipermotor mounting going as I ordered the same one

Finally got it in and working. You will have to tweak it to make it fit. It comes with a bracket to bolt to whatever you like. No directions to speak of. I bolted it to the cowl vent brace. Good luck, you'll need it.
Right now I'm busy trying to figure out the air conditioner. It requires using one of the old heater stud holes in the firewall. Unfortunately I filled in all my firewall holes. If you need some pics of my wiper motor placement PM me and I'll send you some.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 18 2011 07:27 AM

Got my power steering hoses fitted,I had to wrestle them in,there's not a lot of room!

The return was fairly easy but the pressure side was a real PITA!
It doesn't bend too easy!
Still,I got them in,nothing rubs so I should be good to go!
Off to the flaps for a drive belt and some fluid today.
Yet another step closer.......
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 18 2011 07:29 AM

Originally Posted by 1Bad51
The underbed fuel tank is complete, so I put the Wood back in the bed and installed the new Fuel Door thumbs_up


Looks great Todd, BTW does the truck still sound as good with the modified exhausts as I did in your YouTube vid?
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 18 2011 01:45 PM

Installed the lifters, pushrods and rocker assembly on the 261... Then cleaned-up, painted and installed the manifolds. I need to order new gas lines and clean the tank.
I'm so looking forward to installing this puppy in the truck!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 19 2011 02:50 PM

Been trying to install the air conditioner the past three days.
Put insulation in the pass side vent hole and bolted the plate on.
I've been trying to find the hole in the firewall that I sealed up and where the heated bolted on. One of our good Bolters here volunteered to make a template of his and send to me. I may have hair left when this is done.
Posted By: Hellomrwilson

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 19 2011 02:54 PM

Didn't have much time yesterday but I managed to swap out the water pump and
install the fan and carburator/breather on the 261. The fan blades had to be bent back into place... It all looks pretty good.
Hopefully today I'll get to install the distributor, coil and spark plugs... wondering now, where the heck I put the coil. headscratch

Jerry
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 21 2011 11:29 PM

Got the armrests and side panels today. I got lucky in color. They are a perfect match with the truck's color
Posted By: 491ton

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 22 2011 02:13 AM

I had my wheels sandblasted about a year ago, they have been under plastic sheeting since, Living in Iowa with the humidity they were covered with surface rust, I got them all clean with my side grinder and a 4" wire wheel, And as soon as weather permits I can get them painted. All thats left are the bed sides wood bed and tail gate, I can't wait till its done. It's been a long process but i've enjoyed every minute. What a great project. Terry
Posted By: Skooter

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 22 2011 02:23 AM

Finally got engine smoothed out after forgetting to adjust valves during replacement of a rocker arm. Still wasn't right. Tracked down loose spark plug wire. Fixed! (note to self: runs best on six cylinders)

Finished fuel tank replacement last weekend. Idling a bit low right now, could use some tuning, maybe a carb kit and she'll be running a like a sewing machine. Posted sound vid on another thread, forgive me for posting here too...I just can't get enough of it.:-D my 216
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 22 2011 02:46 AM

Awesome sound.... I love putt!!!!
Got the 302 Decked and bored.... gotta wait my turn for honing.... hopefully monday....
Posted By: Dallylamma

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 24 2011 01:41 AM

Pulled Grandpa's home made wood panel off the passenger door and got the door latch mechanism loosened up and functioning again then popped the panel back on.
Posted By: Jeff Ogden

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 24 2011 01:52 AM

Installed new valve springs on the cylinder making noise,the exhaust spring was very weak and now most of the rattle is gone so I ordered 10 more springs and will replace the rest. Lesson learned here is when rebuilding a motor replace the valve springs.
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 24 2011 03:10 AM

...worked on my friends 2000 Stovebolt and then washed the 37 and took it for a SPIN! Back to the panel next week!
Posted By: dalyman72

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sun Apr 24 2011 06:00 AM

Fabricated a set of tailgate chains with 1/4" chain, add-a-links, and heavy carabieners. It works great, and was a helluva lot cheaper than buying the kit!
Posted By: RyanT99

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 25 2011 03:00 AM

Fitted my electric wiper convertion ( bolted right in perfect ).
Fitted electric cooling fan with thermostat (will keep the water pump mounted mechanical one too) Stripped out old wiring loom and started thinning out the ez wire kit ready too go back in its place. Still need too scorce a Alternator and coil to complete 12 volt converstion
Posted By: CanepaTwin

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Mon Apr 25 2011 09:48 PM

Got the seats sent off to the upholstry shop. Need to order some parts for the interior. Got the radiator back from the shop but he did not think to call me about making it modern high pressure. Now I'm thinking about sending it back and having it converted. With the five jug intake on it I might need the extra heat. Still wrestling with that one. I hate making decisions.......
Posted By: CGG_64C10

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Tue Apr 26 2011 09:11 PM

Got my gas gauge fixed today. So excited, i can finally get rid of that wooden stick for measuring the gas.

WOO HOO!!

Posted By: dalyman72

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 01:11 AM

Originally Posted by CGG_64C10
Got my gas gauge fixed today. So excited, i can finally get rid of that wooden stick for measuring the gas.

WOO HOO!!


That's a good idea until mine gets fixed...
Posted By: Achipmunk

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 02:41 AM

Well, finally started tackling the brake situation again on the panel. I did get ONE of the two leaks stopped and a trip to NAPA tomorrow for some weatherhead/eaton fittings and I should be in business......that is if my eye appt. goes well and I can still see what I'm doing.
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 03:30 AM

Got my glass run channel in with a rivet and my glass. Tomorrow the vent window will go in.
Posted By: DustyB

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 03:51 AM

I got the front bumper of my big bolt rollback close to around 4" off the floor! Everything was surprisingly easy right up to the point of hooking up the steering linkage. Still figuring that out.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 07:56 AM

Finished tidying up and painting my freshly welded engine and strut rod mounts.
Put the steering rack and hoses in for the last time(hopefully!)
Made and installed a new M/C return spring mount.

I will re-fit the steering shafts,exhausts and bleed out the steering pump today,it'd better not flippin' leak!!!

Posted By: Brad Allen

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 04:04 PM

Got my grill installed I only have the headlights and license plates left and she is ready to be inspected!

http://community.webshots.com/photo/2495674960102454676QRkQWQ
http://community.webshots.com/photo/2848826360102454676numokX
http://community.webshots.com/photo/2422468340102454676bvdVTK
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 07:14 PM

Looking good!
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 07:18 PM

Guess who mixed up his P/S hoses! blush
Especially as I started a specific thread regarding the subject........

darn near broke my thumbs!

It just goes to show, READ the replys correctly. dang
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 07:38 PM

Dang Jock, didn't you read Todd's warning about what happens when you do that? The question is, does it leak?
Posted By: Jianis

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 07:55 PM

Looking very good chug

Jianis
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 08:00 PM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Dang Jock, didn't you read Todd's warning about what happens when you do that? The question is, does it leak?


That's my point,from Alvin and Todd's reply I knew what would happen, I just mis-read Bruces (britcon) reply.
Thankfully it didn't do any damage,and no it didn't leak! grin
Scared the carp out me though.....

I did however manage to spill fluid down the front of the engine,the pump's mounted low on the left of the engine,right below the alternator mount.
It's hard enough just to get the cap off!
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Thu Apr 28 2011 08:51 PM

Todd said his was not damaged, just his underpants. big_eek
Posted By: tcox

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 29 2011 01:31 AM

Wiped off the dust,checked the fluids,gauged the tires - ready for a "cruise in and show" Friday nite and Saturday.
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Fri Apr 29 2011 07:23 AM

Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
Todd said his was not damaged, just his underpants. big_eek


And the pucker mark on the seat!
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 30 2011 01:51 AM

Well I got the P/S hoses sorted, so here's the proof! (Poor quality)
Posted By: DADS50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 30 2011 01:56 AM

Originally Posted by jockbolter50
Well I got the P/S hoses sorted, so here's the proof! (Poor quality)


Looks good Jock. Congratulations!!!

Was that William and Kate sitting in bed wink
Posted By: BIG CHEVY 3600

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 30 2011 01:57 AM

Cool neighborhood...
Posted By: jockbolter50

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? - Sat Apr 30 2011 02:05 AM

Originally Posted by DADS50
Looks good Jock. Congratulations!!!

Was that William and Kate sitting in bed