Playing With Your Willy All Day

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vtwin, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Hmm, the new little bracket it too short and the u shaped one is also wrong. It only took 3 months to sort it out that I had a brake kit for a CJ!:lol3 I had to buy a die grinder to remove a welded plate that held the old master one.

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    Sorry for the crappy shot. Here you can see what two hours of annoying the neighbors got me.

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    I left a bit of the plate since the frame is open and just below the front of the plate is the left spring perch and thought it may need the support.
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  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    You can see by the eariler photo of the old master the piece of metal I cut out. New bracket in place and spritzed some Hunter Green on the new master. Seemed fitting since my truck used to be Greenwood Green and Seafoam green.:puke1

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    Gotta wait a few days for the paint to dry so I can bench bleed it and install it. Then I've got to make up some brake lines and go through the brakes. Oh boy, here we go.....
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Brake lines nice and straight...

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    Ended up looking like this...:knary

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    Still have to place a heat shield for the lines and master, add some mounting clips, finish bleeding and throw a battery in it so I can see if after 12 years, it can move under it's own power.:smile6
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  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I can't believe it's been a year already, but it's come 'round again. the Willys America Open House. Nope, didn't ride.

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    Since I had a tight schedule for the day, didn't get out of the car for pictures.

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    Beautiful country roads, made for riding.

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    Finally here.

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  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    This tow truck seems to have made it out here instead of in the line up last year.

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    Of course the military is in attendence.

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    Sorry for the date stamped pictures as my camera has been flaky and had to use the wife's camera and she likes the stamp.:puke1

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  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Paul was working hard on getting this pumper to work.

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    Seems someone didn't like this one...



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    Ah, no wonder, a political statement?

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    I think this is a favorite...

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  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Insides..

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    This is still here too...

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    Maybe it's the price?

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  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  9. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    This pickup has gotten a bit further than last year.:lol3

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    My wife fell in love with this one. I told her ours could look like that and she said, "Let's do that". :raabia Words I thought I'd never hear.

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    Some people were interested in these, so I took a few more shots.

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    My oldest daughter loves to read and this one reminded me of her.

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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    We pretty much had to leave after lunch and the raffle. Someone at our table won a case of wine. He was kind enough to pass one out to each couple at the table. Very nice of him.:freaky

    I didn't leave empty handed, well, maybe $200 less any road. Guess I'll be busy.

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    Good bye until next year W/A, maybe I'll actually be able to drive my truck.

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  11. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    hey vtwin, do your self a favor and convert to 11" brakes. If you stick to the 9" most of the parts are available at any fork lift company. Good luck adjusting them!
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  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I believe I already have the 11" drums. I think they came with all the 4 X 4 pickups since they are rated at 1 ton.:lol3 Fingers crossed when I pull the drums.
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  13. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    I want to go there.
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  14. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Work has been slow on the truck. Got some more brake parts and started tearing into the left front.

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    Oops, looks like the inner axle seal is leaking into the front wheel bearings as gear oil is getting in the grease.

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    Good thing it forced me to disassemble the front end as the top pivot bearing fell apart when I removed it.:eek1

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    Another plus is finding out the inner wheel bearing race has spun at some time and a not too permanent fix is to stake the hub and hope enough material holds the bearing in place. It didn't in this case. So it'll need a good hub.

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    Ok, so looks like this project will be on hold for a bit. I have my choice now, either work on the little Suzuki K11p, M31 or start tearing down the engine of the Ulysses. At least I finally have a buyer for the Rover, so it'll be someone esle's new project.:clap
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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Look at what I just got!

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    A good tranny with overdrive! He also sold me a good front hub with drum. Glad he had the presence of mind to ask me if it was the leftside or the rightside, like crazy Chryslers, the left side has lefthand threads!:huh


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    I would have preferred the Warn/Saturn OD, but I'll give the BW a chance. Tried it in the car and it's seems to be working. Guy I got it from pulled it out of his '61 pickup and this tranny doesn't jump out of second like the current one reportedly does.

    Nice surprise in the mailbox too, all my bearings are here.:clap

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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Working a little at a time and finally getting down to finishing up the left front brake. Put the new king pin bearings in, fresh grease and mixed up some knuckle pudding.

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    I filled a grease gun with the pudding and squirted it in through the top of the king pin opening until it filled enough to get to the fill plug.

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    Yea, I know I need to clean that knuckle up a bit.:D

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    O'Reilly's had Rustoleum Rust paint on sale, two for one! @$5.99 A quick broom cleaning of the frame and a few spritz of paint and the frame looks alot better. Hey this is a working truck, not a garage queen afterall!:lol3 Tomorrow, the right side!
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  17. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Trying to get the brakes done by monday. So today, I finished up doing the left side.

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    Found out the "new" leftside drum has right hand threaded wheel studs and I have to remove these studs before I finish up this side.


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    So I started in on the right side. Of course I needed more parts.

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    The upper king pin bearing was bad on it also. Took a bit, but it's back together with new bearings, shoes, cylinder and hose.

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    Tomorrow, I'll finish up the fronts, as I have to put the Warn hubs back on, change the bearings on the left side since the drum fits anyway and I can get new right handed lugs instead. Hopefully I'll have time to start on the rears.
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  18. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    here's one i saw on madeline island in wisconsin.

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  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Nice Jeepster!
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  20. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    Hey Vtwin, is that a T-90/ T-18 set up. The tranny and transfer case are dirt cheap here in the east. Usually $100. Those overdrive units are like gold! Good luck getting a saturn unit they cost more then the whole truck. Project is looking good ,how about a full truck picture.