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Bought a bunch of Tiger Wood for my flatbed. $333 later I have 15 1x6" 9' lengths.
 
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Just be glad that bearing retainer isn't for a T98...it took me 2 months to find a good one. Good news is I have a three of them stashed away under my bed in my college apartment. Sad part is you are about ready to pass me progress whys on my 50' F6 after 2 years. Keep up the good work!!

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Way to push through the problems!

I would've waved the white flag and sat on it for about a month!
 
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All the parts for the trans arrived thanks to Mark.
Radiator arrived from Jegs.
New front main leaves arrived from Eaton Detroit Spring.

Otherwise I've been gone for a week to North Carolina and have mountains of work work to catch up on..
 
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Is this fixable? How would I replace that shaft and how does it separate?
 
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Personally, I'd be looking at replacing the starter (although that one unfortunately looks pretty new). The shaft is one piece from the bearing at the commutator all the way up through the armature and the starter drive. It is possible to remove the entire starter drive mechanism from the shaft, but the shaft is still integral to the armature. I think that it would be difficult at best to ever straighten that shaft enough to not have the drive wobble and hang up.
 
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Personally, I'd be looking at replacing the starter (although that one unfortunately looks pretty new). The shaft is one piece from the bearing at the commutator all the way up through the armature and the starter drive. It is possible to remove the entire starter drive mechanism from the shaft, but the shaft is still integral to the armature. I think that it would be difficult at best to ever straighten that shaft enough to not have the drive wobble and hang up.
Starter was bought with a fresh rebuild so I'm trying to avoid tossing it. I dropped it off at the "best auto electrical shop in town" according to the local mechanics and they're calling me tomorrow to tell me if their shaft straightener can fix it.
 
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Shop called me, starter is 100% fixed and ready to go! $40 well spent.
 
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So here we are..37 days remaining

Motor and trans are mated and installed.

 
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Shop called me, starter is 100% fixed and ready to go! $40 well spent.
Good deal! There arenít a lot of shops left around that can or will do that kind of work.
 
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Looking Good! I'm glad you were able to get your starter repaired.
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Fine looking engine. Not to create a new challenge, but there is a heat shield on the intake that was originally on the 226 I6s. They often were removed and never reinstalled - giving you some sense of their perceived value.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/F...right_view.jpg
 
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Fine looking engine. Not to create a new challenge, but there is a heat shield on the intake that was originally on the 226 I6s. They often were removed and never reinstalled - giving you some sense of their perceived value.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/F...right_view.jpg
If I come across one I'll snag it. Otherwise it's not on my radar.

Today's goals are getting the front axle back under the truck and sand the cab down to metal. I have 11 flap discs and a hungry angle grinder ready to go.
 
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You are making some quick progress. I had my doubts, but you may just make it! Carry on !
 
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3 weeks to go..

I was in Vegas this week so not much to report. Cab is almost down to bare metal, just the little corners where the angle grinder is too big to fit into remaining. Have some magical paint stripper helping me out too. Tomorrow and Sunday are 8 hour days minimum on this thing.

Anyone have input on painting the truck as a unit (mounting all the panels back on the truck and moving the truck into the booth) vs. painting each body panel separately and hanging them after they dry?

I have all the rear drum screws drilled out but still can't get the shoes off yet.
 
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