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FlatlanderFJ40's new 1974 TLC

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Flatlanderfj40, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Flatlanderfj40

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    Bottle jack, yes. Stream of oil, no; it's tar on the pavement...she does leak a bit of tranny fluid, at this point it's only a few drops :hillbilly:
     
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    Show me a cruiser that doesnt leak awesomeness lol

    I have a couple drips that pop up. Front knuckle leakedin the winter so i swapped out the fluid in the diffs and its been bone dry since haha. Im afraid its only a temp solution...
     
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    Even more proof that 1974 is the best year :cool:
     
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    Mounted my hi lift. Wash and Wax.

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    Closer pics of how its mounted please
     
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    I used the Hi Lift tube mount. I put some duct tape on the pieces so the paint wouldn't rub off and rust.

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    oh there is a kit never seen those before. I bought mine for $30 at a garage sale so i guess ill pony up
     
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    Spend a little time on the 40 today. Subject: spare tire carrier. The 10.50" wide tire has been rubbing. Made some spacers to address that. Cleaned and painted the mount. PO had 2 cans of cruiser silver but they must be too old. Wouldn't spray. Decided to use the same color I painted my wheels, Machinery Gray.

    Ended up taking the door off and cleaning it. There's some surface rust where the tire has been rubbing. Going to sand down and hit with rust Doc them match freeborn red.

    I attached the spacer measurements in case anyone needs reference.

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    Used some rubber washers between the spacers and carrier. Regulators....mount up.....tomorrow :rofl:

    Used naval jelly on the surface rust before priming and painting. All stainless steel bolts used but kept the latch OEM :cool:

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    All back together. Used the $2.50 part from Ace Hardware for the upper cushion @ginmtb :)

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