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Andy's Taco build thread

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by caz, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Yeah, I was planning to weld the hole closed and grind the drain plug guard ring smooth. I thought about shaving the housing too, but it just looks like too much work for too little gain.
     
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    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Slow going, and spending too much!

    Most parts are here - still waiting on wheel bearings. New backing plates and all new brake parts including ebrake bell cranks and wheel cylinders.

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    The diff cover is here and tacked in place. I don't trust my welding skills enough to make it leak-proof. I had to grind a bunch out of the inside because it hit the back of the diff at 2 bolts on the sides.

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    Found this elocker diff on Craigslist for free! It was replaced because of a bearing noise. Going to use the motor from this one as mine is.pretty crusty.

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    Still looking for a rear axle housing I can cut up to make a bearing puller. If I can't find something I'll try to whip something up.
     
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    I saw that on cl! I don't think it was free at that time though.
     
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    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    It wasn't listed as free. I contacted him to ask about it and how much. He said free to a good home!
     
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    No if only you knew a professional welder that could weld that leak free.
     
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    Ha! I know. I hate to bother you every time I need something welded though. I'd rather have you as a friend than a weld slave ;-p

    It is welded now. Going to try to leak test it today to be sure. Took it to my "Amish weld shop" yesterday. They did ok I think.
     
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    Remember to take it to 1.5 times its mawp. Specs call out any other ndt on it, ut or pt?
    Your pressure gauge have a current calibration date? Manufacturer of the cover provide an mtr for the steel? I dont see a heat number or po number on it, thats going to make traceability an issue.going to need a copy of the welders wqr as well.
     
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    @caz this came in today. If you'd like to borrow it to use and/or copy feel free. I also have a press at home.

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    Holy crap yes! Thank you, I've been trying to figure out how I am going to do this. I don't have a press or a fixture.

    I just got the new wheel bearings from the mail lady 10 minutes ago - that was the last part I needed!
     
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    I do love me some Amos Weaver!

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    Holy cow, that's cheap!!!
     
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    That is for sand blast AND powder coat. They do a good job - this thing is a little pitted because of the rust but that isn't their fault!

    I went there from Blair's house this AM and it took me about 40 minutes.

    Thanks again to Blair for lending me the press fixture! It worked like a champ.
     
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    Are you going to make fall crawl?
     
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    Nope. Truck should be done, but my wife is working that weekend and I am home with the kids.
     
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    Holy crap! I’d have been pleased to pay $50 for each!
     
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    "In my day we'd wheel and just let the kids bounce around in the bed!"


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    Well, just shy of a month and a half and the truck is back on the road....

    I need to cut off the ubolts and wire up the locker. I know the locker works fine as it was engaged when I took it for a test drive! I had to pull the motor and unlock it manually.

    I didn't do a ubolt flip as one of the brackets I bought from Ruff Stuff was bad. I opted to just take the housing for sand blast and powder coat without the shock mounts.

    No one but me will ever see it, but it makes me feel good to know it is all fresh and not rusty!

    Shafts pressed on

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    Spiffy new brake parts

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    The final product

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    It will never look like that again
     
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    Its so beautiful. But Like Andy said, it lasts about one trip then it never will be the same again