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Cleaned up all the inside
Washed. Sanded And degreased as best as possible

primed the floors and back wall with rust check rust inhibitor and then painted the under the seat /gas tank and wall with a truck bedliner stray

i Will be tackling the rest of the interior once is have the brakes on and I can drive the truck to a truck wash to power wash most of the old grease and dirt from my tranny
 
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Man that sure looks good !Keep it going Old51.
thanks for sharing with the pictures, my Merc isn't moving along as fast, your pictures perk me up to say the least.
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an update from where I last left off.

been cutting and welding patches along the bedsides where the previous owner filled the old rott with cheese









 
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Like I said first time welding. Things arenít perfect.
But better then before

also the front disks are in. Currently waiting for new mounting brackets for the rears now






 
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Looking good, you are moving right along, yes sir!
So are you leaving that rear axle in? are you leaving the springs as is/
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Looking good, you are moving right along, yes sir!
So are you leaving that rear axle in? are you leaving the springs as is/
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yes Iím keeping the stock axle
will change the gear ratio next winter , my goal right now is to get it on the road for this spring .

as for the leafs. Once the truck is on the road I will Be taking it to my budys shop and taking out a couple of leaves out of it just to drop the ride height and to make it a softer ride
 
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UPDATE.

Was Finally able to replace the old widow makers with the 17.5 wheels. Send them to the powder coater
got them done in a really dark bronze .

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Nice progress. Truck is coming along nicely.

Today I began installing the front disk brake kit in my F3. Looks to be the same manufacturer as yours.
Man, I am just about out of curse words and sweat after tackling one side. So many fitment issues.......they should advertise the kit as 'Kinda Sorta fits an F2/F3, your results may vary'.
Had to walk away from the garage when the brake hose rubs hard against the newly positioned shock.
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Looks good! Thanks for the update! I love the dump bed and the beat up hubcaps.
 
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Hey Tom
Did you end up buying them from TSM

I ran all new brake lines so I didnít have much issues with brake lines

did you change your MC ?




QUOTE=pineconeford;18035505]Nice progress. Truck is coming along nicely.

Today I began installing the front disk brake kit in my F3. Looks to be the same manufacturer as yours.
Man, I am just about out of curse words and sweat after tackling one side. So many fitment issues.......they should advertise the kit as 'Kinda Sorta fits an F2/F3, your results may vary'.
Had to walk away from the garage when the brake hose rubs hard against the newly positioned shock.
Tom[/QUOTE]
 
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Hey Tom
Did you end up buying them from TSM

I ran all new brake lines so I didnít have much issues with brake lines

did you change your MC ?

Yes to the first and second questions.
I had just finished running new brake lines in the stock location when the disc kit arrived, I did a mock up fit and felt the brake hose had plenty of clearance from the shock. When everything was tightened up the hose was in the way. I'll have to make new lines and reposition the hose retainer bracket further forward.
Between you and I we can probably come up with a 'how to' on the kit that might help others.
Did you find they provided enough red spacers to properly center the calipers?
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Yes the instructions are really no help that come with the kit. But the boys at TSM are really good over the phone and helped me when I called them .
yes to the red spacers If I remember correctly I used 6 per side

before you do your brake lines. If you are using the 2 reservoir under the floor. Install a 2 lb residual valve for disk brakes and 10lb for your drums. I wish someone told me this when I was doing my lines. I spent days bleeding my lines. And removing my MC thinking I somehow let air in the MC.
Mid you have any questions or need help you can msg me and Iíll let u know my mistakes so u donít have to. And then lol


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QUOTE=pineconeford;18035895]Yes to the first and second questions.
I had just finished running new brake lines in the stock location when the disc kit arrived, I did a mock up fit and felt the brake hose had plenty of clearance from the shock. When everything was tightened up the hose was in the way. I'll have to make new lines and reposition the hose retainer bracket further forward.
Between you and I we can probably come up with a 'how to' on the kit that might help others.
Did you find they provided enough red spacers to properly center the calipers?
Tom[/QUOTE]
 
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