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canudigit

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Hard time with this front end!

Post by canudigit on Fri May 13, 2016 9:15 am

Whats up guys! I'm here trying to get this van off the lift. Been fighting the front end. my DS spindle grease cap threads were toast. Found a replacement and its getting blasted as I type this. The king pin bores in the axle are jacked up. I went and found an axle, but the fella wont ship. I picked up an axle locally from an old timer... This thing was worthy of melting because the king pin bores were shot and and spindles had so much wear. Basically spent a day with my students cleaning this turd for nothing. I've gone ahead and searched for oversized king pins, but they dont make them for the 67 econoline axles. I figured I could use the 63 Over sized king pins and just trim them down to fit in the later spindle. I'll try and find a machine shop to size and fit everything or I'll just carefully run a reamer through the axle to get it to the proper oversize.

In the mean time, we've been replacing all the bushings in the leaf springs and painting the shackles. We'v got a road worthy exhaust ready and I've found some nice ford Ranger Aluminum wheels to add to the mix. She's looking good. gotta get her back on the ground tho!

Pics much later!
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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by Seth G on Fri May 13, 2016 12:31 pm

Hang in there, sounds like you're getting closer!
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Re: Hard time with this front end!

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Re: Hard time with this front end!

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Re: Hard time with this front end!

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Re: Hard time with this front end!

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canudigit

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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by canudigit on Thu May 26, 2016 10:47 am


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canudigit

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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by canudigit on Thu May 26, 2016 11:03 am

Ok.. so that was picture heavy.. hopefully you all have questions and comments. I did it my way. Axle is super tight now spindles and all.
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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by uante on Thu May 26, 2016 11:20 am

Purple Station wagon is pretty cool!

Looks like you got a great place to work and lotsa tools!
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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by Seth G on Fri May 27, 2016 1:42 am

Is it alright having the machined part of the spindle blasted? I'd have thought you'd want to mask that off.
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Re: Hard time with this front end!

Post by canudigit on Fri May 27, 2016 6:32 am

Everything gets blasted. There was plenty of rust on it. The machined surfaces got hit very lightly. They aren't bearing surfaces nor are they hardened.

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