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  1. Thread: Project update.

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    Hello again. Well things are slowing down with...

    Hello again. Well things are slowing down with the nice weather and a finished 63 Buick convertible available but here we are so far. Space in the garage limits my work area so I decided to...
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    Dana 44 questions

    Three questions gentlemen: what are the divots with what looks like welding slag all over the pumpkin near the shafts? See pic attached. They are everywhere. Looks like mistakes.... Second, more...
  3. Thread: Project update.

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    Project update.

    I received an email asking to share progress on my restoration if there was any. Well, Iíd say Iím plugging away, slow but sure. First pic is how she arrived. Entire body except grill has been...
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    Oh yeah! Metal shaper... been looking at video...

    Oh yeah! Metal shaper... been looking at video after video of this guy. Unless I find something or someone better, he is my go to source for hands on tutoring... Along with Kaiser Willys and this...
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    Thanks guys.... u-joint axles it will be then......

    Thanks guys.... u-joint axles it will be then... took off the rear differential cover and there was a good amount of lube in there... AND the water! Whatís with the water mixed in? How does that get...
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    Thanks for that offer TJones but I honestly donít...

    Thanks for that offer TJones but I honestly donít know what Iím gonna do yet. I took the diff cover off and a ton of water came out along with the remaining sludge. On the bright side, there was no...
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    Other side

    Other side
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    Okay, so I finally got serious with some heat and...

    Okay, so I finally got serious with some heat and got those covers off. This is what I found. I hope this is normal. Drivers side the axle poking out a bit, passenger side, no axle visible at all....
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    New steering knuckles?

    I am wondering if replacing the steering knuckle housings are one of the ďmust doĒ items when overhauling the front end. Financially Iím just okay and I could get every possible front end part new...
  10. Thread: Frame cleanup

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    Frame cleanup

    Hello again... looking for a couple of tips on cleaning out the boxed front frame rail sections on my 51. Access from the front is limited because of the cross member. Iím completely sanding,...
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    Thanks, based on what I’ve read, I’m not...

    Thanks, based on what I’ve read, I’m not surprised. I shall break out the MIG, grinder, and drill and make it happen.
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    Front bumper question

    Hello... I just received a new front bumper from KW for my 51 3a. It is the same bumper for roughly 16 years, as far as I can see. None of the mounting holes match up and before I call them with a...
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    Thank you TJones.

    Thank you TJones.
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    Front hubs question

    Attached is a photo of one of the front hubs on my 51 currently undergoing a dismantling/rebuild. It looks like the rear where that cap looks like it will just pop off...like the back one did. Iíve...
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    Yup, now that I look at better, I can see it the...

    Yup, now that I look at better, I can see it the whole assembly. Thanks
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    Thank you Pelago and gmwillys. You clearly have...

    Thank you Pelago and gmwillys. You clearly have done this before and you both give me hope. I’ve been diligently and gently scraping, cleaning, oiling, and massaging that top half while I pick away...
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    Thanks guys... would that dipstick shown have to...

    Thanks guys... would that dipstick shown have to be welded or brazed to the cap I have?
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    I think the top half of this engine was a rodent...

    I think the top half of this engine was a rodent motel for decades... lower half seems okay, oil was normal, green antifreeze still in there. 3 or 4 valves seem rusted to the block. In no hurry at...
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    Dipstick location

    During my stripping down of my 51 motor I kept wondering where the dipstick is. I thought by my research I had figured it out, went out and opened up the oil filler tube and then twisted it off the...
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    I feel your pain.

    I feel your pain.
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    Here is the second pic I wanted to send

    Here is the second pic I wanted to send
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    Hey guys, I hope you still tell me thereís...

    Hey guys, I hope you still tell me thereís hope... just pulled the head, it came off without even a nudge. Same with the bolts.That is the only good news in my book. But my book doesnít have a lot of...
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    I love my Cat! Executive muscle car, I like...

    I love my Cat! Executive muscle car, I like that... also known as gentlemen’s muscle car. She’s pretty quick for a big girl.
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    Oh so true about chevelles and mustangs. Vettes...

    Oh so true about chevelles and mustangs. Vettes and camaros also. Donít even look at them anymore at shows.
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    Plow parts off a 51

    As part of stripping a 51 3a, Iíve gathered together all the parts of the plow setup that was on it. Pump off the motor, control levers between the seats, reservoir, and all the steel. My question -...
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