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gramps1951 last won the day on November 18 2013

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About gramps1951

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    old guns old people and old cars and trucks
  • My Project Cars
    1951 dodge b3b it has a amc 258 6 cyl. and amc 707 trans and ford 9inch rear end

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    i have owned my 1951 dodge pickup for 19 years
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    bug man


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    willow springs nc
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    old cars

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  1. Hager Front shackle

    the front shackles I got on ebay the rear I got from roberts

    Thanks I thought things might be too tight can't get to work on the truck for a few days . i'll check the grease fittings but what is the chances that all the fittings were bad.

    The interesting thing is the old parts would not take grease also . The frontend takes grease so I know the gun works

    no I will try that but I think it unlikely that all zerk fittings are bad and all are new . but I will check them thanks. and thanks greg I will check your idear it is still jacked up in the air. Neil
  5. As the title states I installed new rear springs with new shackles and pins they did fit snug but not what I thought was way tight I greased the parts before installing them but now tryed my grease gun on these new parts and they won't take grease any idears? New parts too tight? Thanks Neil PS the gun is working fine on other fittings just not on these new parts
  6. rear leaf spring pin removel

    48dodger I want to thankyou for your videos they are very helpful . How about your next video on steering box rebuild that would be great!!
  7. rear leaf spring pin removel

    well with your help and a torch and air chisel I got those pins out I ordered new pins from roberts those pins would'nt take grease for as long as I have owned the truck and it showed. Thanks again . Neil
  8. rear leaf spring pin removel

    thank you very much I didn't notice the hole in the frame looks like it might be hard to hit it very well being inside the cross member. There is no pressure on the spring at this time found out I'll have to order rear shakles . when I did the front springs I ordered front shackles but didn't need them but since I had new ones I put them in with the rears I did't order them and would'nt you know I need them. I am on vaction this week and I am spending it working on my truck. pulled the bed off going to clean the frame and paint it might box the rear part of the frame and got a new gas tank from tanks with new sending unit. Thanks again for the info any other tips you might have. Neil
  9. I watched the you tube video on this and I thought wow that was too easy I have the rear spring allready to come out but the front pin I removed the bolt and threaded it into the pin like in the video and tapped and fired up my torches and got it glowing red and still no movement. has anyone got a trick to get that s.o.b. out so I can get my new springs in. Thanks Neil
  10. I had to cut about an inch off both tie rod ends and both threaded female parts the tie rods thread into not a big deal just used a hack saw in vice. but I too think it should have been in the directions. The drag link you do not have to touch. I am very happy with rusty hope disc brakes i'd do it again in a heart beat.
  11. Shackle removal

    I wonder if it is left hand thread ? I know on my b3b some parts on the left hand side of the truck were left hand thread just an idear. Neil
  12. 1953 b3

    I have been looking for the king pin covers for my b3b checked out doman didn't see them listed can you help me find the listing thanks Neil
  13. Leave it or paint

    I just got my new rear springs and will be installing soon lowering it an inch or two will it make it handle that much better I like the high look better but if it makes it handle that much better I might think about dropping it a little. the new springs are 5 leaf so I hope it might ride a little softer. Neil
  14. Ty rod ends

    This part on the box says duralast part in box said MOOG. Hope that helps. Neil
  15. Ty rod ends

    auto zone 19.99 each made in usa made by moog left side ES60L for left side fit my b3b check it out . Neil