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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orula, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Thank you so much to all,
    I'm glad you like it


    Frank
     
  2. rodzz2010
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    1. A-D Truckers

    Looks great you got my attention KEEP it comin!
     
  3. syracusegli
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    from ny

  4. BLUMEANIE
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    from St. Louis

    Sweet truck! Hope my '51 turns out as nice. :cool:
     
  5. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    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

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    Details. Today I tought to install the door but I decided to wait until I finish
    the wiring harness

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    I installed also the rear shockwave and rear brake line

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    Latch panel with rechromed parts

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    Throttle and kickdown cable installed

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    Thanks to all
     
  6. oldman2
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    Frank, moving right along and everything looks really good....Jim
     
  7. TruckBizz
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    Looking Good! I took mine apart today. Thanks for sharing your build Frank!
     
  8. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    from Florida

    Orula,
    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.
     
  9. suptech86
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    Wow, Your pickup is really nice.
    Your craftsmanship is world class.
     
  10. orula
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    Thank you so much to all :)
     
  11. Pharouh
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    You really do nice work! I like your style!
     
  12. Looking great! AMAZING progress!!
     
  13. orula
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    Hello guys, thank to all :)



    This morning I took up painting on the steering wheel and steering column. Other parts have just arrived.



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    See you soon for new updates
     
  14. oldman2
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    Parts look great, looks like it will keep you busy for a day or two, look forward to more pics.....Jim
     
  15. orula
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    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 :)


    Thanks
     
  16. I bought those same SS ujoints and had to return them. I didn't realize how huge they really are.
     
  17. orula
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    Exact Nicolas. I never imagined there were so big :eek:.
    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


    Frank
     
  18. 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.

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  19. orula
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    Yes Nicolas,

    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


    Frank
     
  20. Here is the simple coupler at the rack.

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  21. orula
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    This would be perfect for me ..... but where can I find and what's his name?


    Thank you very much Nicolas
     
  22. 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.
     
  23. onlyonthurs62
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    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! BEAUTIFUL TRUCK! your talents are amazing
     
  24. 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.
     
  25. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    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


    Frank
     
  26. 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!
     
  27. orula
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    Thanks Cubby.

    After the holidays we will see how :)
     
  28. redhawk74
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    awesome build.... the white is killer...
     
  29. Luke4554
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    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
     
  30. jmpenny
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    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

    http://sweetmfg.biz/home.php
     

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