The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orula, Mar 8, 2011.
Thank you so much to all,
I'm glad you like it
Looks great you got my attention KEEP it comin!
Sweet truck! Hope my '51 turns out as nice.
Hello guys, thanks to all
More pics today
Wiring harness assembly...will work very long
I chose to route the wirse down and pass them within the frame rail
Details. Today I tought to install the door but I decided to wait until I finish
the wiring harness
I installed also the rear shockwave and rear brake line
Latch panel with rechromed parts
Throttle and kickdown cable installed
Thanks to all
Frank, moving right along and everything looks really good....Jim
Looking Good! I took mine apart today. Thanks for sharing your build Frank!
Looks good mate! I will also be stealing your drain line idea....even though I no longer have a vent I need to drain for the condenser. I'll give ya all the credit on the idea when someone asks me
again, looks great.
Wow, Your pickup is really nice.
Your craftsmanship is world class.
Thank you so much to all
You really do nice work! I like your style!
Looking great! AMAZING progress!!
Hello guys, thank to all
This morning I took up painting on the steering wheel and steering column. Other parts have just arrived.
See you soon for new updates
Parts look great, looks like it will keep you busy for a day or two, look forward to more pics.....Jim
Much more than 2 days Jim .
The u-joint that is installed on the rack&P is big and hits the crossmember.
I have to learn how to do, whether to buy another u-joint or ...... I do not know
I bought those same SS ujoints and had to return them. I didn't realize how huge they really are.
Exact Nicolas. I never imagined there were so big .
The rack&pinion should I install a joint 9/16-26 x 3/4"DD,
you have the same joint? What have you installed?
Also the U-joint which is to be connected to the column is enormous.
I was surprised when I saw it and then
I understood why they cost so much
Thanks for you time
I replaced them with weld on joints. They are much smaller. I also went with just a coupler on the rack instead of a ujoint. If you have three joints like me, you need a support bearing as close as possible to the middle ujoint.
I have three joints and I've also bought the bearing.
The system we've adopted you might be a good solution for me and thank you for having recommended to install as close to the middle u-joint.
Thank you so much
Here is the simple coupler at the rack.
This would be perfect for me ..... but where can I find and what's his name?
Thank you very much Nicolas
I used a Sweet Mfg. 9/16"-26 to 3/4 round non-flex coupler. Othe companies make them too. They come in different configurations.
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! BEAUTIFUL TRUCK! your talents are amazing
I just recently ran into the same issue with U-Joints. I took 65standard's advice and ordered from Sweet MFG as well. They came in yesterday and they seem great.
I still have not solved the problem, I can not return the parts that I bought and I have no autoparts available to go and take what I need.
Now it's the holiday season, think of doing this work in September
Thank you so much for sharing
I'd definitely look into the straight coupler and see if you can't use some of what you already have. Looking great Frank, keep it up!
After the holidays we will see how
awesome build.... the white is killer...
Well after reading this entire thread i now feel completely inadequate..
Great build.. Seems like youve gotta have 30 grand into this thing by now
What a beautiful build, you have inspired me to start on my own '49. I will start my own build thread soon.
Keep up the great work !!!
Here is a link to Sweet Mfg. where you can get the steering parts you need
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