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Old 11-01-2010, 05:17 PM
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i put my cap on,
installed a 2nd throttle return spring since my "custom" 1985/1969 throttle bracket isnt perfect,(wasnt coming to idle 100% of the time ) put my chrome air cleaner back on since the new manual choke was hitting on it (the stock 69 one... auto lite 2100 356 cfm... runs real good with that little carb too).
dumped some dry gas in too
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I finished putting a rear brake line in and went to bleed the air out of the wheel cylinders and found rt wheel cyl full of dry rust powder, left brake drum has a split that goes about 1/4 way around it. I'm going to have to save up and do all new rear brakes, drums, axle seals, and exhaust. If it isn't one truck then it's the other. I just did upper and lower ball joints, new windshield, 4 tires, and an alignment on my Durango so it would pass inspection!
 
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:45 PM
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just couldn't wait until this weekend...

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This truck was bought CHEAP!!! So what it needed a little TLC so I put on the rear part of the frame she will soon be good as new this is start to now!!!!........Coldsteel

This is the Frame Donor truck Ford F-150 L/W Base truck



This is the front view of the truck im fixing 1994 F-150 4x4 Straight 6,stick shift my new baby!!!



This is the old piece of frame I cut off the truck....This part you now see is not for sale its "VINTAGE" Ford Rust a collectors item!! LOL!!!



This is pics of the new frame welded on,BTW I cant weld a lick a PRO done this if I weld anything it has to be J.B. Weld LOL!!!

Outside weld



Inside Weld "Bottom up stich welded" The welder said with a bead like this you dont need to plate it???



The finished frame she looks sweeet to me......





Ill finish her tomorrow adding new shocks,hooking up new brake lines,hooking up the rear sway bar,drive line and the bed ZOOM ZOOM........Coldsteel
 
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:26 PM
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you really should weld a plate on either side of the framerail..
 
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Looking good Fordzilla!

I just replaced the A-pillar trim and the interior trim around the windshield on the '81 today. I managed to crack my damn dash pad in the process of pulling it out of the truck. Not a happy camper about that but at least I have more laying around.
Thanks man!

Sucks to hear about the dash pad. I hate when that happens.
 
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:39 PM
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This man has welded more coal truck frames than the factory,he told me he would plate it if I wanted but the type of weld he used it was stronger where he welded it than the rest of the frame.Its stiched inside and out starting at the bottom going up.A coal truck hauls 45 ton and he said he didnt plate them!..........Coldsteel
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you really should weld a plate on either side of the framerail..
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by coldsteel187 View Post
This man has welded more coal truck frames than the factory,he told me he would plate it if I wanted but the type of weld he used it was stronger where he welded it than the rest of the frame.Its stiched inside and out starting at the bottom going up.A coal truck hauls 45 ton and he said he didnt plate them!..........Coldsteel
I am in no way a welder, what so ever. For some reason that doesn't look like a clean weld to me. I think I would have used a grinder from every angle so I would have a clean steel surface to work with, and get the cleanest possible weld. (I used to be in the soldering business).

I am not saying that this guy doesn't know what he is doing, I just hope he is bonded and insured.
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:48 AM
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coldsteel i'm impressed. i had considered fixing my frame like that but was talked out of it by people due to potential alignment issues and also the fact that i'd be relying on a weld for the rest of the trucks life. i hope it works out for you.
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:34 AM
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Man this weld is super strong,he used a wire feed mig gun one with the spool built into the gun a $1200.00 piece.A man that dont know what he is doing wouldnt put that kind of money in his welding rig!!Like I sad he started at the bottom of the frame stiching it bottom up.Ask any welder you know he will tell you how strong this type of bead is.As i stated this man has welded probably over 100 Coal Truck frames he told me he dont plate them and welds them the same way these trucks haul 45 ton a load,Im no welder and had the same complaint about the plate the welder told me he would plate it if I wanted but he would guarentee that the frame didnt need it!!!This is a nice bead he used a gas mig not a stick!!!!!!.......Coldsteel
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I am in no way a welder, what so ever. For some reason that doesn't look like a clean weld to me. I think I would have used a grinder from every angle so I would have a clean steel surface to work with, and get the cleanest possible weld. (I used to be in the soldering business).

I am not saying that this guy doesn't know what he is doing, I just hope he is bonded and insured.
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:39 AM
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Man dont let the naysayers keep ya from doing your truck this way.Its very important though that the man welding it knows his stuff.Let the guy doing the cutting and welding make the decisions as to where to cut and all that crap.I cant weld and im not gonna tell a man that welds for a LIVING how to do his job!!!This will work ill be $1000.00 to $10.00 that's how sure I am about mine!!!.....Coldsteel
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cold steel i'm impressed. i had considered fixing my frame like that but was talked out of it by people due to potential alignment issues and also the fact that i'd be relying on a weld for the rest of the trucks life. i hope it works out for you.
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:53 AM
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if you trust this man and his abilities and knowledge with your life, then its on you.

It was just an observation...
 
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I'm sure it's fine if the person doing the weld knew what they were doing. We weld stuff that far exceeds any pressures or force that truck frame will see. People weld on boilers, reactors, etc...

If you want to be sure, have a certified inspector look at it. They can x-ray it, etc.
 
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Back to the original topic.

Changed the oil/filter and lubed the suspension/steering.
 
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Bought a carb rebuild kit for the feedback carb. Hoping to take it off later this week.
 

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