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New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

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69

Number of posts : 214
Location : Germany, Nds
Registration date : 2016-10-18

Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm

Back Home!!! Now I'll first browse through the >250 photos the body shop artist took while progressing... whish me luck for some close to decent temperatures outside for getting the paintjob done. As I plan to keep the current look, there's no need for a perfect job...
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 am

No luck with the weather at all. pouring, cold. Bah!

Anyway, smalls things are always possible.
* Taking care of the fuel inlet assembly (de-rust & prevention, new gaskets)
* replaced the rear wiring harness (not connected inside the cab, yet). those old wires were a real hazard: insulation is just hard and breaks everywhere.
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:53 pm

Pfuhh, some luck with temperature today - hope it was enough with 16C for doing some paint job. So far, it still looks too good to me, compared to the rest of the truck...
Further, the belly pan, as rebuild from scratch just based on a couple pictures and rough measurements. Smile




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vanny
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by vanny on Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:35 pm

Good work, finding time to continue your progress...belly pan looks good too! cheers


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Falconvan

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Location : Festus, mo
Registration date : 2017-10-24

Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by Falconvan on Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:14 am

Nice, great looking truck.
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:31 am

Not much progress to show. Been painting all kinds of stuff with a real good rust protection (Brantho Korrux 3-in-1). But needs a lot of time to dry with these low temperatures. Still missing the wind shields, but I was lucky to have another spare soft garage to keep the snow out, today. Crazy weather...:



Bellypan painted, the hollow room behind the driver side rear lamps still needs some more stuff painted. But it's a pain inside those small holes. Upfront, the lower side of the footwell has still to be painted as well. Fortunately, this Brantho-stuff is a little more flexible, even with lower temps.

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by vanny on Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:28 pm

Nice!


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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by Falconvan on Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:38 am

Funny, when I bought my van the belly pan was laying in the back among a huge pile of boxes, old clothes,etc. I thought it was the back of an old dryer or some other appliance so I pitched it. Damn....
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:27 am

Yeah, I might have thought the same. But mine was rebuild just by some pictures and some rough numbers on the size and all. If you have a artist's body shop - easy to rebuild.
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:07 am

Got some stuff done today:
Filler neck mounted with new seals, all new fuel hoses, gas tank mounted, rear lights all mounted, new harness for rear lights works like a charm, driver side bumper mount mounted.
Leak testing to be done gallon by gallon, as I have to get the gas with my gallon-only-reserve-canister....

Now I'm searching the cable protection to get the battery cables through the underbody.... I know i saw it, but where and when.... Wink
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Falconvan

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by Falconvan on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:08 am

This place has a wide variety of rubber grommets.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#push-in-grommets/=1aqo4i4
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks for the link, I just found the mail in my mailbox, that I ordered a whole bunch of different grommets - I just need to find it within the mess around here Wink
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:29 am

Approx. 9 gallons in - seems to be all tightly sealed. sending unit works like a charm. Meanwhile more rust protection put on the new parts of the underbody.
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Disappointing - had a whole week off, but got almost nothing done. Thousands of other things being busy with. Sad

At least I got some stuff done today.

Rear doghouse mounted, together with all engine electrics. Battery tray mounted and sealed the opening to the outside properly. Build a new harness for the dome lights (one was cut in between, no wonder only one light used to work; retrieved another wasp-nest near passenger side dome light). Both rear and domelight harness connected upfront (note to self: later on, re-do the whole front wiring), electric works, no leaks with the gas tank (approx. 10 gallons, half full).

Hopefully, I'll get the doghouse completed tomorrow. Need to disconnect some wires, upper cooling hose, gear selector and odometer (both need to be replaced anyway).




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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:36 am

Front doghouse is in place, radiator fixed with the two lower screws. Next is to mount all screws, cables, radiator hose and stuff.



oh, and merry X-mas to you all Smile
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:58 am

I just love X-mas with decent temperatures and no family duties.Smile

Doghouse is mounted, odometer cable and gear selector cable replaced and properly routed away from the exhaust tubes. Unfortunately, the retainer for the gear selector cable broke half at the end, where it is holding the cable... Anybody? (Second photo - I've fixed it with pretty thin flower-wire)

Further, I'm searching for a photo of the lower mount of the emergency brake (attached to the floor) - is there a piece of metal? Mine was missing it from day 1 (first photo: right of the emrgency brake, third photo: the oval opening in the floor, right behind the red wire). Anyway - mounted and sealed the bits and pieces around steering shaft and brake pedal.





But, as it is x-mas, the little one had another surprise for me: lights of the instrument cluster stopped working.... *sigh*
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69

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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:21 am

Not much done this week. A couple of holes filled with proper plugs, fit my self-pre-cut floor mat (looks much better now), cut the front parking lights (yellow light not allowed as front parking lights, need to be white; fortunately, my replacement for the sealed beams (H4 needed) have such included), replaced all new screws for the front dog house with the original ones, as they have proper washers and fit much better. Routed oil pressure hose properly, replaced the bulb socket for the gear shifter light.

Sounds like little finish ups, but major things still to be done - I hope that I get the brake line to the rear axle replaced tomorrow...

Still waiting for the front windshields... Sad
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Dan Scully

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Location : Apple Valley Ca
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Registration date : 2016-07-30

Brake

Post by Dan Scully on Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:10 pm

Here is a pic of the parking brake bracket.
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:37 am

Happy new year to y'all - and thanks, Dan. How does it look below the carpet? Is there some kind of gasket/sealing to "close" the hole in the floorpan?

Meanwhile, I replaced the steering link and a blown dust boot at the steering rod (again - probably happened while they were drilling the bolt holding the shock absorber and stabilizer). Further, I did the sheet metal sealing in- and outside - what a mess Wink.

While replacing the brake line, I noticed that I have two different rear wheel cylinders - decided to replace both of them, together with speedbleeders to ease the bleeding job.
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Dan Scully

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brake

Post by Dan Scully on Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:32 pm

Has a piece of rubber , looks stock?
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:06 am

Thanks Dan - that's what I was looking for. Luckily that piece of rubber was still in my truck (and is back in place now Smile )
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by 69 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:12 am

As we had nice weather today (approx. 45F / 8C) I was able to get some things done.
Replaced the alternator mounting bracket (there was no triangle mounted to the water pump and no bolt attaching the alternator to the head...) and lost the bolt to the head.... had to shorten another bolt for a different setup and cut the proper thread. Works Smile. Added a new belt, as well.

Installed a hose from the air vent duct to the floor pan - no wonder that floor pan was completely rusted - all water just went inside, instead of outside...

Replaced the two rear brake cylinders (they were different ones...) and the rear brake hose. I'll wait with bleeding the system until the speed bleeder screws arrive. The new wheel cylinders have metric threads for the bleed screw....

My horn is working again! I found another remainder of a wasps nest inside the horn... that truck was a wasps playground, I guess...

Now its supposed to get cold again. Bad. Biggest issue is the oil pan and -hopefully not- the rear main seal.

And still waiting for the windshields.... Sad
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by vanny on Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Sounds like you've been busy...Good work!!!

Wind chills are still below Zero here...40 degrees would feel like a Heat Wave right about now. My pickup is covered with salt from the roads and it's too cold for the car washes to be open. This has been one of the coldest starts to winter here in a LONG time...I had to come inside from shoveling yesterday because my mustache was frozen...


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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by kiwimopar on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:16 am

Nice work 69 ...good to see you making progress. I figured your power steering is a Ram-assist unit as on bigger trucks. Any chance of some close up shots please?
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Re: New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

Post by kiwimopar on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:18 am

My photobucket has gone, but you can see my A100 here;

https://vintage-vans.smugmug.com/Dodge-Vans-Trucks/KiwiMoPar/


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