--- Pleasant weather here in Houston and I have gotten a little more done on several fronts.
My stainless fuel door is ready to go in. Added a rubber weather seal to the inner flange
Here it is in place on the outer panel. It goes on as soon as we have the rear axle installed.
New 19.5" rims sandblasted, painted and new, tubeless tires installed.
New rear leaf springs from Eaton Detroit. Had them cut the load in half and drop the height about 3" (it was that much higher in back)
Of course, mounting those springs onto the new Dana axle required a few mods. This is my Pad Fix Kit.
The four, small fillets were tricky.
Here are two of them in place and ready to weld.
Once they were welded, the top plate was attached. The positioning was critical.
After a couple of passes with the mig and a little grinding & paint...they almost look like they belong there.
Next?...bring along some help and get that big a$$ Dana axle in!