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Old 03-06-2016, 08:56 PM   #1431
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The only welding was done on the hot rolled steel plate that was bolted to the frame. None on the actual frame. And that was all done with a little 140 mig. Would have preferred to have pre-heated a bit but it was so danged tight under there I had to settle for multiple passes. Three, actually.

And the bolts are all 1/2", grade 8 flange bolts & nuts. Also known as "frame bolts" in the trucking industry.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:21 PM   #1432
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Whoop! --- got the new park brake installed today! (But only after taking the whole thing to a friend/master mechanic for an explanation of how a couple of pieces went together)

Now I am sketching up a plan and starting a parts search for the cable system.

Would post pix but it looks pretty much the same as the "test fit" shots.

ONWARD!
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:04 PM   #1433
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:17 PM   #1434
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Holy Moly, what a sweetheart Jack!!! --- And talk about a perfect candidate for a 6 cylinder Cummins. The bidding appears to be pretty aggressive considering no engine or tranny, but I am hoping that it shows up here whoever gets it so we can follow along. A real dream vehicle in my book. If I weren't so far along...
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:37 PM   #1435
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OMG.. Mercury. Napco. Bluebird.. My favorite things all rolled up in one.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:26 PM   #1436
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Mercury + 4wd? I'm betting it must be from Cananda originally.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:11 AM   #1437
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I'm guessing it's a Canook too. Might be a bear to ever get highway speeds out of but then, not many early 4x's ever saw anything over 45. Still a real sweetheart.

Somebody here PLEASE snag that darlin' so we can all watch the build!
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #1438
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Made a little more progress today --- Lately I have been jumping all over the place doing a little here and a little there on a dozen different projects. Just got back on my spare tire carrier. It might even work!


Here is the carrier in the down position. It fits under the (yet to be built) rear deck and between the frame rails. The center ring is a leftover front wheel piece used to delete five if the ten bolts. It was perfect for getting the tire into the right position.



A test fit of the spare. Wheel slides up and bolts to the center ring for positioning.


Had to make a special wrench adapter to operate the chain hoist that raises and lowers this big, heavy sucker. It will be accessed through a small hatch on the deck.


Checked it out and it works fine. No grunting or groaning and goes up and down pretty quickly.


Going up...


...and, fully raised.

Now I can start assembling the actual deck!

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:51 PM   #1439
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Lookin' good!
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BRAVO!!!!! Great to see your idea works so well!

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