We need to start a truckstop commune. Take several of us thats retired, travel around the country, using what time it takes to help out members. Get their vehicles in shape and running, or scrapped if its too bad, packing the components removed from the real bad ones for donor parts for...
Get the book and a set of basic hand tools. It is all nuts and bolts.
Figure the matter with the components of the good body. Engine, transmission, etc. swap over those components from Your unit.
See how it runs and drives from there. Might not need to go any farther.
If it does okay then pull...
Yeah. He loves these little binders but has been much too busy on the job and home projects to do anything with them.
After my back gets healed and the doc gives me the go ahead. The first thing thats going to happen is the 59 Dodge W100 is getting the brakes rebuilt all the way around and new...
A friend and an excellent body man, paint is perfect.
He wanted a Dodge one ton dually crew cab. Dodge did not make a CC back then so He took two regular cabs abd built him one.
He used some kind of a rhino liner material and did it in red with yellow flames. Man that thing looked nice.
All of this hot weather, got a fully functional cooling system on the truck and here I set and lay around, I dont think it would be a good idea to go out driving around with just a couple of flimsy stainless steel screws holding me together. 🐈💨 😹😹😹
Yeah, drilling off the hinge half would be only if the bushing bores of the hinge plates is totally hogged out and would no longer hold a bushing.
Be nice if a bushing bore shim kit was made so the bores could be enlarged, a bushing pressed in and then the original bushings could be used.
This was/is a terrible design.
There is dimples in the hinges at the approximate location where the spot welds holds them on. Drill all the way through hinge and body. A 3/8ths bit IIRC BUT I am not sure on that size.
Then I use one of those good old fashioned Snap On gasket scraper that has the...
Move over to here. Lots of construction jobs.
The roofing jobs is plentyful too and they knock off when the temps gets to XX.X degrees, go back before dark after it cools off some.
The Montana DOT cant find truck drivers and the pay there is mighty fine. Be sanding and plowing winters and...
Here is some stuff that might help, after using the rislone to get the rings, etc, loosened back up and maybe some scuffing on pistons and cylinder walls sort of filled in a little.
If You try this stuff, do it after the other engine treatments.
This moly lube builds platelets onto surfaces.