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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Yes, it's got about ten zillion rivets in it. There's also a few other steel bits holding the roof on, as well as the upper tailgate hinges that have to be rivetted back on.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Good to hear. I was mainly wondering if I was being anal wanting to do this, but also if there were any warping issues when galvanizing. I separated the drip rail on my trailer roof so I am familiar with the disassembly
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Two days worth of puttering and it still looks like a 2A blew up in the barn. Got some stuff assembled; rear upper tailgate, lower tailgate, driver's side roof side, and the pedal towers. How I got that ar is amazing considering the amount of time spent dithering, looking for stuff, disassembling, reassembling and imagineering. Just the darn vent levers ate up at least a hour's worth of digging thru boxes. Turns out they weren't in a box, they were in my kitty litter bucket full of window trim(!)
Anyway, it was all good Rover time as I was able to focus on some important noodling.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Everything takes longer than you think it will, and my biggest fear with my project is losing track of where I put stuff!

Pictures please?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Two things I am not looking forward to are fitting the radiator and intercooler and trimming the inner wing for the brake booster and MC. In a close third place is the heater/air conditioner box thing I have to tuck inside the wing. Those will be major hurdles.
I fourth place is adapting the Series steering shaft for a splined end. This is a pretty straight up job but requires machining. I am looking for a shop that can do it, and make a bracket that will let me mount it on the bulkhead support.

Further conundrums include whether to undercoat the tub and wheel wells. I am thinking no since both the tub and the supports have been well treated against corrosion.
Also not least is the spaghetti that is the wiring harness...

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Everything takes longer than you think it will, and my biggest fear with my project is losing track of where I put stuff!

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Yeah, I thought I was doing a good job of that. At least it was all in the barn. I only stumbled upon the slider bullets while searching for some other thing.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Found the caliper spacers that will let me run vented rotors.

Test fitting some wings to see what to do about the rad mount. Think I figured it out.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Love the galv pedal towers. How difficult was rebuilding the pivot/bushing?

-Jeff
Horror. Those pedal towers represent many hours of work spread over many weeks. Between getting new bushes from the UK, Cleaning out the zinc, fitting new shafts, finding all the pedal parts, and several other issues. To ease the pain somewhat, I do have all the cross shaft parts; bell cranks and even the hand throttle stuff. That all went in with little fanfare.

PS just after taking that pic I realized I had to take the clutch tower out so that I could get the wing bracket on. Y'know two steps forward, one back...
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Old December 24th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Love the colour
Merry Christmas.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Woah it's stArting to look like a truck.
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Love the colour
Merry Christmas.
Thanks man. Right back at ya.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Good to see it starting to take shape. What color is that?
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Old December 25th, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Good to see it starting to take shape. What color is that?
Limestone revisited. They color matched the inside of a door handle pocket. Close enuf.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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Three days of work and it looks like I did nothing, but I did, really!
Got the vented disc brakes rockin on the front.
Ran my brake line and fuel lines. Attached clips.
Tub supports on. Wound up bolting instead of rivets cz I don't have 6 foot long arms and besides it was less stressful.
Spent like 2 hours on the stupid filler neck. The dingle fell off at the galvy place and is probably still at the bottom of the tank, so I had to harvest the one off the "Ron good" tub. Mapp torch got it in 14 seconds. Soldered it on the galvy filler. Found out I had it sticking in too far so the inner extender wouldn't go in, so had to resolder it, then clean up some globs and finally it all worked. Who knew the filler neck was such a precision fit! Bleah!
Two more hours preparing for the lift, moving stuff and clearing the deck. Winkled the tractor in there sideways somehow. Tub on dollys and strapped up to the bucket.
Lift went easy and that was it for me.
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looks great. did you make those caliper lines from cupronickel ?
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Yup that's Fed Hill blang.
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Hahaha! Truck looks beautiful
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Looks good, wish I had a "powered hoist" like that.
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Looks great! Those lines are sweet - bling indeed. Love the color too.
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how did you flare the ends ? Did you buy one of the mega buck tools that recreates the double flare rover used

The Parker store in Annapolis stocks that tubing and I had used it on other trucks but had to use compression fittings.
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