Farm Fresh LV

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I did. They were pretty wallowed out. Got some 5/16 x 3/8 x 1 leaded bronze sleeves from Mcmaster Carr and used a couple stainless bolts and acorn nuts.
 
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Got the acorn hubs on and the bezel right again. Perfect day today for a cruise around in the LV! Almost 200 miles on her. So much fun even on paved roads. She is smooth as silk on the highway at 72mph. Still getting some gas smell after hard turns so I will have to investigate. The roof is flexing and making noise against the supports as well. Thinking of seam sealer for that? Got a little squeak in the steering column but I am pretty sure that is an easy fix with a little Teflon tape. Also found that the bottom window frame mount has cracked away from the inner door skin. Had welded it back a long time ago but I don't think there was enough metal left so it cracked again. Will put a donut patch over it this time. Still avoiding the rain because the glass guy has not come to see if he can fix my leaks. My guess is he knows he cannot and will have to re-make at least three pieces if not more! :mad::mad:

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JackA

 
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The gas smell is probably the fuel sloshing around and some escapes from the weep hole in the filler neck. Welcome to my world.

Truck looks great. It's like my trucks brother
 
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Thanks. This has been a great adventure so far and I am sure it will continue! Speaking of, my front brakes are dragging? I have adjusted the pedal and spaced the MC away from the hydro-boost but they are still dragging? Fine when the engine is off but as soon as you start, it has a drag on the front wheels not the back. Thought I had bad bearings making heat but it's the brakes? New MC but old Hydro-boost. Maybe it is bad and leaking pressure to the front?
 
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I don't have a weep hole in the filler neck as I had to make it. I did have a seem issue on the tank so maybe that is not really as fixed as I thought?
 
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Did some net surfing asked a few good mechanics I know and got the front brakes figured out. Back pressure do to incorrect return line routing! Had it going through the cooler first and it should have gone to the reservoir first. Having to push everything through the cooler was creating enough back pressure to keep the front brakes dragging the rotor. Now she glides so nicely and shifts much better. Before I had to keep it out off OD if I was less then 55 because it would try to jump in and out of gear. Mileage should be much better as well.
 
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