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Old 09-04-2014, 03:29 PM   #741
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Really, super computer is going to have the vin for a 1946 ANYTHING? Can't wait to hear this conversation.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:28 PM   #742
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GE --- definitely a Wayne body and it appears to be in reasonable shape. But...$5K???. I paid a little less than that for mine but it was all there, assembled and running at the time. Somehow, most projects that get torn down never seem to all be there when it's time to put'em back together.

Somewhere --- LOL...the VIN in question was for the 1998 Chevy truck that my rebuilt Dana axle came out of. I do, however, have the serial number for my '46. I think that's about all there was "way back then".
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #743
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OH,yeah, brain fart on my part.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #744
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Hey Tango, you're working too hard. Why not let water, baking soda and a few electrons remove the rust and scale--get the anode cathode thing working for you. Jack

A little something bobbing around in my rust removal tank.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:42 PM   #746
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CC, take a look at page 4 of my "1935 Chevy school bus thread about 1/2 way down the page at nomadicista.org under house buses and house trucks. It will give you a place to start. Jack
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #748
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Taa-Daa !!! --- I got lucky and the wrecking yard where I got my axle was able to track down the correct VIN. As you may recall from a previous rant...Chevrolet dealers can't seem to find their a$$ with either hand these days unless that have the magic code that is apparently the VIN number. Really? Not only that, they couldn't even find their own TRUCK on their system.

"It's a 1998, Chevrolet, 1-ton C-3500 HD dually pickup".

Fer cripes sake...what else do they need!? Google can find it. Yahoo can find it. Even Duck Duck can find it with that information...and an actual Chevrolet DEALERSHIP can't even look it up on their own #@%&# computers!?

Sorry for getting off on that again, but once I gave them the VIN came the next shocker.

Lug nuts are $10.00 a piece through a Chevy dealer!

That means if I want fresh lugs all around it's going to cost me $300.00! I think I will be making more trips to wrecking yards.

The first 5 lugs ($50.00 worth)were needed to protect the bolt while I attempted to "adjust" it. One lug seemed to have gotten whacked enough that the rim would not go on so applied a couple of nuts ($20.00 worth)...then got after it with a big pry bar. Two tweaks and the rim slid on. Apparently the bolts a fairly malleable as it didn't take much to move it the 3mm it was out of alignment.

Anyhow, here is the result...a $70.00 rim that fits and will be held in lace by a hundred bucks worth of lugnuts. Im just glad that the front wheels only use 5 of the lugs.



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I've always enjoyed spending other people's money and I'd like to see you spend whatever it takes to get the same rims to fit front and back. I make that recommendation from experience. Back in 1967 when God was young, I installed a 1957 International transfer case and front axle in my then new Suburban. The Suburban had six lugs and the IH had five. I drove the contraption 100,000 miles that way (mostly in rural Mexico) and have lost track of how many times I busted down those split rims on the side of the road using screw drivers and a hammer thanks to having only enough room to carry one or the other spare wheel. I know I'd be ten years younger now had I not had to change all those tires .

OK, if that doesn't convince you, think about how strange your bus will look with non matching wheels.

OK, if that doesn't convince you, this will: The judges will take major points off for miss matched wheels!

Hope this helps Jack
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Thanks for sharing your hard acquired wisdom Jack --- I totally agree. All six wheels will indeed be the same. 19.5 x 6 with tubeless tires. The only question/issue being what I wind up paying for them. Actually, the rims aren't that bad from the Chevy dealer. My main squawk at this time is with the damned ten-buck-a-piece lug nuts! Gimme' a break!

PS...I am soon going out to my friendly neighborhood industrial fastener supply to see what they have as an alternative. I'm guessing maybe sixty-cents a piece.
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