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  • #46
    Originally posted by 8745jack View Post
    my powdercoating place says they do this color all the time - close enough to Marine Blue?
    I would say it is!
    1969 Marine Blue Bugeye

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    • #47
      Originally posted by 8745jack View Post
      my powdercoating place says they do this color all the time - close enough to Marine Blue?
      Looks almost metallic in that light? I think you will find that on the truck it will appear much lighter.
      1960 SII

      Happiness is me out camping. @getlostcamping

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      • #48
        Originally posted by cnfowler View Post
        The splined part is what you're turning.
        Colin
        what tool do I measure that with ?

        Originally posted by rover03 View Post
        I would say it is!

        Originally posted by xplorUtah View Post
        Looks almost metallic in that light? I think you will find that on the truck it will appear much lighter.
        Not metallic in real life. Looks like it's what I'll be going with then, makes it easy

        started to clean up the frame. Plan is to get it running and driving and THEN at some point strip everything and get the frame powder coated. I get really good deals with my local place and from what I hear galvanizing is expensive and not that nice around here... thoughts?

        when you're going for bugers




        removed - I will go back and fill that small hole - not caused by rust but by poor weld quality
        is the welded on nut toward the rear crossmember factory or added on for some reason?


        passenger rear - front spring hanger.


        after Is this how the hanger should look? - not counting the zirk fitting


        NUTS ARE FOR SUCKERS


        coming soon
        Last edited by 8745jack; 09-17-2020, 05:27 AM.

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        • #49
          Nice progress. Looks like lots of opportunity to hone your 4 1/2" grinder skills.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by 8745jack View Post
            what tool do I measure that with ?
            I would run the steering wheel nut on and use an inch pound torque wrench. But honestly the 2-4 inch pounds is so low I don't know if the torque wrench would pick it up.

            Someone smarter than me could tell you how far from center to hang a weight off a wrench to duplicate 3 inch pounds of torque.





            Colin
            A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by cnfowler View Post
              I would run the steering wheel nut on and use an inch pound torque wrench. But honestly the 2-4 inch pounds is so low I don't know if the torque wrench would pick it up.

              Someone smarter than me could tell you how far from center to hang a weight off a wrench to duplicate 3 inch pounds of torque.
              Colin
              yeah probably not much at all - in the few videos I watched, guys would just spin it. "feels fine" isn't a measurement... so probably just like wheel bearings

              air has been better here and Im slowly catching up on projects

              before


              after (the oil pressure sensor came with a copper washer AND a rubber washer, I never heard of using two. Is this a LR thing or I use one or the other?)


              PO even "shimmed" up some random fuel pump



              I replaced the rubber bed insulators


              after


              can anyone help me verify the frame measurements - the rear cross member has been heavily modified so I cant trust the measurements ... I found this http://womerlippi.blogspot.com/2017/...over-rear.html
              but not sure how accurate. I will be putting the bed on and off but the less of a guessing game the better

              Thanks

              started to zink plate some of the steering box and pedal parts
              top right is what they looked like before

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              • #52
                Got my extra front piece back from sandblasting and the two wheels back from powdercoating
                lots of bondo/filler still to be removed from the front piece


                turns out the whole rear crossmember was home made.


                layers of steel welded but never treated so there was lots of rust, thankfully the frame inside has only surface rust




                I cut everything off from the rear of the shackles and started to fit the replacement crossmember. Im almost ready to weld it on, just a few more cuts and better prep for welding. I should have time to do this tomorrow

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                • #53
                  Nice progress. Shiny parts always help morale on projects like this.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by series guy View Post
                    Nice progress. Shiny parts always help morale on projects like this.
                    Thanks, Im always happy to get parts back from PC. SO NICE

                    finished modifying the "bumper" to get welded


                    installed it with clamps and all the bolts to make final adjustments


                    tack welded it in place


                    then took the bed off and started to weld everything up




                    passenger side is all done



                    Once the rear is all welded up. Im going to straighten out the rear tub a bit, install it and put the roof back on.

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                    • #55
                      Nice work!

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                      • #56
                        Looking good! Just so you know, that is called the rear crossmember.
                        gene
                        1960 109 w/ 200TDI
                        rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/

                        You don't see faith healers working in hospitals for the same reason you don't see psychics winning the lottery.

                        “Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.”
                        ― James Dean

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by series guy View Post
                          Nice work!
                          Originally posted by loose gravel View Post
                          Looking good! Just so you know, that is called the rear crossmember.

                          Thanks.
                          ....For sure but I must have got tired of typing it out

                          Driver side is now done too. I painted everything up and installed the tub, even gave it some wax




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                          • #58
                            minor updates

                            been working on the pedal assemblies, like SeriesGuy said there's lots wrong ways the pins go into the pedal pivots
                            Now I just need to get remaining hardware for the cover plates. Does anyone make new gaskets or do I have to try and make new ones?




                            cleaned up the filler neck and plated all the hardware


                            installed the lock latch. Should I get the fuel cap painted silver or black ?


                            I cut the homemade battery trey. Scored one on flebay, will be using it as a template


                            fixed some holes and cracks in the floor supports. Dropped them off at powdercating


                            Cut the bumper off and the winch plate. Does anyone make just the front frame part with the bolt inserts, All I can find are ones that come with the hangers



                            Advanced to the next level of Rover ownership - cement mixer fuel tank cleanout. Afterwards I poured some rust remover and Im waiting for it to clean everything out then I'm going to use POR fuel tank sealer




                            and I found a picture showing back of the wheel that came with the truck. Guy made his own centers

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                            • #59
                              I am most impressed with the fuel tank cleaner.....genius!!

                              It's coming along nicely and looking good.
                              - Rover Owner

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                              • #60
                                Nice progress. Fuel cap should be silver. You can make your own tower gaskets out of rubber roofing material or buy new. I'm sure the usual suppliers have them. I've always found it way easier to use the pre built front frame horns. The spring hangers help with alignment.

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