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Jim Shepard

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Jim Shepard last won the day on October 15 2015

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About Jim Shepard

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 07/16/1947

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    Sacramento Area
  • My Project Cars
    B2B; 1942 Ford 9N; 1951 Ford


  • Location
    Sacramento, California area
  • Interests
    My B2B

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  1. Jim Shepard


    Don, surely you have a newer phone, maybe a Jitterbug?
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    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    Yup. I bought it when restoring the Pilothouse, intending to put it in. As I got closer to finishing the truck I felt I just couldn't do it. My truck was really in great shape before the restoration and since there weren't that many made nor many survived, I decided to save the hemi for another project...
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    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    A couple of years ago I started slowly converting my barn (which my kids used for 4H animals and I for my horses) into a garage/man-cave. Put in a concrete floor, replaced doors and windows and installed a roll-up door. Then I moved anything automotive-related in there. Been "decorating" it over the years with road signs, both old and reproduction. One of my prized possessions is this banner the local Dodge dealer gave me...
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    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    Forgot this one...
  5. Jim Shepard

    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    I have these two in the house so I thought it would be ok to have one in the "cave..."
  6. Jim Shepard

    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    Pink who? It'll play Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Shirelles, Gene Pitney, Paul Anka, Jimmie Clanton, The Ames Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, The Angels, April Stevens, The Association, The Lovin' Spoonful, TheBeach Boys, The Beau Brummels, The Drifters, Big Bopper, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Bobby Rydell, Bobby Lee, Brenda Lee, Brook Benton, The Browns, Buck Owens, The Byrds, Carl Hopkins, Jr., Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Clint Black, The Coasters, Connie Frances, Conway Twitty, Cowboy Copas, Creedance Clearwater, The Crests, The Moody Blues, Smokey Robinson, Muddy Waters, Nat "King" Cole, Neil Sedaka, Pat Boone, Patsey Cline, Patti Page, Pee Wee King, Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Beatles, The Platters, The Pointer Sisters, Randy Travis, Ray Charles, Ray Price, Hank Williams (Jr. & Sr.), Reba, Richie Valens, Rick Nelson, The Righteous Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Roy Rogers... well, you get the idea.
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    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    Just started working on this...
  8. Jim Shepard

    Truck stuff for the Man Cave etc....

    It does hold beer...
  9. Jim Shepard

    B2B Rear Wheel Cylinder

    Are the push rods different? How ‘bout the part numbers?
  10. Jim Shepard

    Head Gasket Replacement

    Got mine from Vintage Power Wagons.
  11. Jim Shepard

    Brake shoes for a B2B, available?

    I’m pretty sure Roberts has them. Also, any good shop should be to re-shoe your’s.
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    B2B Rear Wheel Cylinder

    The lesson here is that no matter how long you’ve owned your truck, no matter how much history you know about it, no matter how correct, original and “stock” you think it is, it ain’t necessarily so...
  13. Jim Shepard

    Seat Belts installed?

    Check the archives. I posted some photos of my installation.
  14. Jim Shepard

    B2B Rear Wheel Cylinder

    Just had a very nice conversation with Gary Roberts, who called me in response to my email. As it turns out, the rear wheel cylinders are not factory stock/ correct for my B2B. They are the same as used on the front wheels of the same vintage Chrysler auto. The difference is the innards. The truck cylinders are completely different on the inside - a difference I did not notice and that is very obvious in the manual, as pointed out by Gary. Apparently at some point in my truck’s life the innards were changed for whatever reason. Anyway, Gary is sending me the correct “cups” for just the shipping cost. Great guy!
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    B2B Rear Wheel Cylinder

    I received the wheel cylinder kits today that I ordered from Roberts. While I didn't expect exact reproductions, I was taken aback by what I received. As you can see, the inner seals I received from Roberts on the left do not appear remotely close to the originals on the right. While they appear to be the correct diameter (11/8"), the hole in the middle is a little baffling. Additionally, the new seals do not provide a recessed area for the spring to properly seat. Has anyone used these kits? Have I ordered the wrong ones? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have sent this photo to Gary and await his response...

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