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Old 09-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #271
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havent pulled it down.. most likely forward clutch pack... After excessive foot stomping it now slips.. It only had around 20 miles on it at most...
they are quite easy to rebuild.
Best one is the 480le, but they cost up to 2K for the parts for one you r gonna abuse..
Allisons also easy to build, but some parts are hard to get out here in the boonies...
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #272
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Howdy All --- Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend and getting caught up on bus stuff. Me...I pulled the Chevy 350 out on Saturday,then spent most of today cutting away multiple remnants of old engine mounts and tranny cross braces. Mmmmm...I love the smell of cutting disks in the morning. Also made a little headway on the entry door & body spacers. Here's a couple of pix...


Remeasured and it's still gonna be tight in there. Will likely lose some of the firewall and have to build a small doghouse, but I expected that. Won't really know till I have the engine & trans here.


This was a nail-biter. Cutting the door frame to fit the new locking latch & deadbolt. Next it goes to the "skinner".


And the new body spacers just might work! They are the galvanized doolollies with the writing positioned half an inch below the floor. They tie the floor to the outer skin right at the torpedo belt.

Have a great holiday...Onward!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #273
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Hey Tango, I see two key holes---one for the latch and one for the dead bolt? How does it work?

Of course the installation is beautiful.

Can't wait to hear how engine and trans stuff fits. It looks like it's going to be 10 # of s--- in a 2 # sack. Seriously though, I have every confidence that you will do a stellar job. Enjoy the holiday (I've labored on most Labor Days, How about you?). Jack
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #274
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Tango and '49, I ran across a video that will probably explain '49's blown 350 tranny. Tango, I have your PM so I'll send it to you and hope that '49 will PM me so I can send it to him also. It is an amaising Hillbilly sleeper that would rip out a 350 TH---probably '49"s truck
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #275
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49 chevy is a fleetline my dad bought for me in high school... slightly modified now some 49 yrs later. email is chev49@yahoo ... i get a billion spam a day at that email address...

I do have a 49 suburban on a 66 swb pu frame for sale..just the body and frame...don't have time to redo it as will be working on the alabama farm pretty soon, as its been neglected for around 25 yrs...
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #276
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Howdy All --- Jack...the latch is an "RV Style" from PPL Motorhomes here in Houston. It has a single key that can lock both the latch and/or the deadbolt. It was just a bit tricky cutting through the 1-1/4 framing. A link is below. I hope to drop the frame off this week to get skinned properly. And yep...I've worked more "Holidays" than I haven't over the last 40 years. But hey, most I charged triple time for! Tomorrow I'll be chopping out the last remaining bits of several crossmembers that were stacked up. And I need to find some longer gloves. My forearms itch like crazy from all the hot metal and grit.

And I think the "Hillbilly" vid wound up in my spam filter but I'd love to see it.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...door-locks.htm
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:09 AM   #277
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Tango,pickup a pair of "arm socks" at the welding store about $15 they work great and keep weld splatter from melting arm hair
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Tango,pickup a pair of "arm socks" at the welding store about $15 they work great and keep weld splatter from melting arm hair
Ditto ....... What bansil said.......
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #279
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After one has welded for 46 yrs they don't need long gloves...
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Short ones only occasionally.
Arms just start to rust with all the imbedded steel...

I only use short gloves...
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #280
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The rust must act like insulation if you let enough of it build up!
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