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Old 02-24-2011, 10:46 PM
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'50 F1 brake/clutch assembly

Ok, I give up.....how do you disassemble the brake/clutch assembly? I need to replace the bushing for the brake pedal. I have the assembly unbolted from the truck, but now what?

I realize this is probably a really easy task but my brain is fried I think.....so ready to get this truck back on the road.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:52 PM
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Clean the assembly really good. There's usually a bunch mud and dirt caked on it. On one of the ends of the rod, there should be a grease fitting, I believe. There should also be a nut or something that will allow you to remove the pedals.
 
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:55 PM
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I did clean most, not all, of the 50+ year old dirt off the assembly. There is grease fitting there. I'll get the wire brush after it and see if I can uncover a nut.

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Here's a picture out of the parts manual. Looks like a rod with a pin through it that is holding the pedals.

 
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You have to grind the head off the pin and drive it out or drill it out. Not fun but I've done it then the shaft will come out.
 
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Wow, nothing is ever as easy as you would like to hope it would be. Thank you for the exploded diagram PanelMan. That will definitelyhelp.

Gearhead, once the head of the pin is ground off and driven out should I get a rolled pin (is that what you call them) and put in its place during the reassembly?
 
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You have to grind the head off the pin and drive it out or drill it out. Not fun but I've done it then the shaft will come out.
Why do you have to grind the head off? If the bracket is still on the truck I could see doing that, but he has it loose off the truck.
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by hivolt5.0 View Post
Wow, nothing is ever as easy as you would like to hope it would be. Thank you for the exploded diagram PanelMan. That will definitelyhelp.

Gearhead, once the head of the pin is ground off and driven out should I get a rolled pin (is that what you call them) and put in its place during the reassembly?
On early ford cars when you buy a replacement shaft and bushings they supply a pin with a hole in the bottom for a cotter key, I've also seen a grade 8 bolt with a locknut used. If you want it to look original you could do it like the factory and heat up the end of the pin and smash it down like a rivet.
 

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Why do you have to grind the head off? If the bracket is still on the truck I could see doing that, but he has it loose off the truck.
Because the pin is basically a rivet and the end(s) were heated up and smashed down like the rivets used to hold the frame together. In my case the cab was on the truck and it was a lot easier to take the whole assembly out to work on it.
 
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Thanks Gearhead. I really appreaciate the information help.
 
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With y'alls help I was able to get the brake/clutch assembly disassembled! I cleaned up everything and installed the new brass bushings. It's amazing how much the metal wears after 61 years. haha
 
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Quick question on this,

The pin your talking about grinding the head off of, is it the main pin that goes all the way through the piece? I'm having trouble taking mine apart as well.

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:31 AM
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Fordnut,

There's the big "pin" that slides through the brake and clutch pedal assemblies and has the grease fitting on it. Then there is a small "pin" that runs perpendicular to the big pin. the small pin is near the end with the grease fitting. If you clean around that area you should see two rivet looking heads; one on each end of the small pin. I ground one of those off and then used a punch to drive it out the other end. Once it is out, you can drive out the big pin. Hope that made sense. I have pics if you want to see them.
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:42 AM
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I'll take a look and let you know what I come up with!

Thank you!

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You're welcome!

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