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Offline jaredts

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2011, 08:16:41 PM »
I had Sunday off so I worked on the rearend... cleaned up the ends of the axle housings and around the gear housing.  Cleaned, painted and covered till I can another day off to install the rear brakes.










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I guess I haven't seen a Dana 60 apart.  That spindle looks almost exactly like the tractor trailer spindles we forge at work, almost as big even.  That is heavy duty!

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2011, 08:34:04 PM »
14 bolt ;D
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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2011, 03:44:55 PM »
***Update***


Took a while to get all the parts together and needed a sunny weekend day to start putting the brakes back together.  Was able to get passenger side rear assembled before the rain started...

Think I have everything back in the right place...






Started raining so I covered all 4 corners with plastic bags as everything is cleaned for re-assembly.


Waiting for a part to come in before I can assemble the front hubs and brakes, there's a thread about it here with pictures...

http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=21770.0


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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2011, 04:51:58 PM »
outstanding man...great job

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2011, 09:35:06 PM »
Just about have the rear brakes and axles re-assembled and this weekend I'll be re-assembling the front brakes and axles.  I had NAPA turn the rotors and install all bearings and races.  I had a couple of friends modeling a Corvette a few weeks ago and while they were there I had them model my Dana 60 rotors...

This is likely the best my brake rotors will ever look...







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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2011, 11:48:02 PM »
     Ok mike, you get to spend too much time taking pic's of women with your truck parts.   8)
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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2011, 10:06:39 AM »
     Ok mike, you get to spend too much time taking pic's of women with your truck parts.   8)

Yeah I know... it's just a coincidence that I have truck parts at our studio while the girls are here to model the feature cars so I figure... what the heck...

I have a 1954 Ford F-100 coming in Thursday for a show car makeover and the girls will be back and I have some more truck parts to pick up on Wednesday... apologies ahead of time...






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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2011, 02:15:49 PM »
i dont see any brake rotors...

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2011, 07:55:16 PM »
i donít know why but i cant help but crack a smile at some of the poses of models. like when in like will a lady be that dang interested in a dirty old truck part lol
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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2011, 08:38:59 PM »
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i donít know why but i cant help but crack a smile at some of the poses of models. like when will a lady be that dang interested in a dirty old truck part lol

Neither Janna, (in black), nor Amy, (in white), care one whit about building cars or trucks.  But the do like when they're all finished and shiny!

I work on a lot of cool cars and in my life I've only used girls in my after shots a few times.  Recently I just thought I would have a little fun being single and all...

Soon as I get the new girlfriend all my fun will likely come crashing to a halt...

I've asked Janna to come model the 54 Ford this Thursday, haven't heard from her yet but on Sunday she said she would.  This is Janna posing in a 1977 Can Am Vette...


Here's Amy with a 1970 1/2 Camaro


It's a tough job... but someone has to do it...

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2011, 11:53:11 PM »
i think the last one is trying to steal the stereo  8)
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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2011, 03:58:31 PM »
I've stalled out on getting the rebuild kit for the Kingpins and a single snap ring for one of the rear axles but the good news is I've cleaned up both the front and rear axles, coated them with Corrosion Block and installed new U-Joints so they're ready to install as soon as I get the parts I'm waiting on and then I can start in on removing the engine, transmission and transfercase.

Here's my friend Janna modeling my front axles, note how clean and shiny the steel is plus I sprayed some Corrosion Block onto them to prevent any surface rust while I'm waiting to install them.

Here's the rear axles...





























Here's the front axles...








I love working on my truck...


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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2011, 06:07:00 PM »
Chris.... you gotta get a like button, even if it don't do anything....
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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2011, 03:02:22 PM »
There is a like button for the whole thread that does do something at the top of the page.  It links to your facebook page with the forum link.  Did you associate your facebook account to the login.

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Re: 1978 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Project Pavement Pounder
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2013, 07:26:29 PM »
Anyone know if this ever got finished?