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Old 12-24-2019, 11:31 AM   #161
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Is Skip's bearing a sealed bearing or is the grease fitting on the TT still in play?
Good use of this thread while waiting for the next installment of pictures from Kube!
Nothing too interesting to post lately. Have the seat tracks re-plated and will soon reassemble them.
I might, if time allows, complete the differential today. If so, I'll post that stuff.

Merry Christmas to all! Let's hope 2020 is bright, peaceful and we all stay healthy.
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Old 12-24-2019, 11:49 AM   #162
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The photos that I've seen indicate that is has a grease port on the outer race.
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:14 PM   #163
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Mike, I would tend to say that all steps even mundane ones you take are interesting due to the exactness and quality of your work.
Merry Christmas to you and " Let's hope 2020 is bright, peaceful and we all stay healthy" that would be the best gift of all! Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:52 PM   #164
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Merry Christmas to you Mike and all the other '40 Ford lovers. Best looking old Ford that Henry ever built.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #165
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It has been a while, but I think it is a sealed bearing. although I do remember lining up for the fitting.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:39 AM   #166
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It has been a while, but I think it is a sealed bearing. although I do remember lining up for the fitting.

Here are a couple of pictures of Skip's bearing. DD





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Old 12-28-2019, 10:02 AM   #167
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Good day fellas!
Now that the seasonal rush is over, I should have a little more time to "play". I'm certain most of you can understand the need to get your hands dirty.
I did manage to get the differential together along with the Columbia overdrive. Went to install the (finished) radius rods and discovered a huge oversight on my part. The right rod was bent where it bolts to the axle housing. ARGGHH! How I missed this is beyond me but I did - a certain "Bozo" moment. That set me back as I really wanted to have this entire assembly tucked beneath the car by now.
Just plain stupid at times

Today I am planning on wrapping the springs. I'll try to remember to take a few photos of that process. It's tedious work but in my opinion worth the efforts.
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:51 PM   #168
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Managed to get the rims painted yesterday. I wish all the rims I restore were as nice as these. Not a pit nor ding on any of them.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:04 PM   #169
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Hey, Kube, tell us about your setup..... dedicated paint room? dirty tear down area? clean storage area?

Thanks for the update and keep telling us about your process....

The rims looks wonderful
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:05 PM   #170
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Hey, Kube, tell us about your setup..... dedicated paint room? dirty tear down area? clean storage area?

Thanks for the update and keep telling us about your process....

The rims looks wonderful
Dedicated body work / paint area. NOT the best situation but the one I'd found myself in. LOTS of cleaning before any spraying is done.
All of the disassembly is done in another area away from this room. Again, NOT the best situation but I have managed to make it work. Yes, you can read bull headed stubbornness in to that

VERY clean storage area.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:01 AM   #171
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Installed the spring perch pins yesterday as well as the spring covers.
I always install NOS (OEM) springs o restore the proper / designed height and handling characteristics to the vehicle. I clean and powder finish the individual leaf's and apply a thin coat of fifth axle grease between each leaf upon assembly.
The KRW tool makes installing the pins a breeze - perhaps 5 minutes each maximum.
The covers were NOS, my last set. Note the spring must be flat in order to install these. The entire job took a bit more than three hours.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:14 AM   #172
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Very cool Kube. You do some impressive work.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:16 AM   #173
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Kube, Happy 2020. Thanks for posting the photos of how you install the spring covers. I never knew how it was done. Sure is a neat spring holder (flattener) device. You sure do a 100 point restoration that a lucky customer will enjoy.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:57 AM   #174
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Somehow I just discovered this thread, so I ushered in 2020 binge reading. Thanks for sharing your expertise and approach to turning out cars that most of us only dream about. Subscribed from here out...
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:28 AM   #175
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Guys, thanks for the kind words.
I can't take credit for the spring "jig". It's kind of a copy of the KR Wilson fixture.
The only thing I'd wish I'd done differently is make the bottom channel out of aluminum. Of course, when I made this, I was younger (stronger). It seems the older I get, the heavier stuff becomes. Hmmm???

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Old 01-01-2020, 11:54 AM   #176
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Mike,
I have a set of shackle bushings to do and was considering making a tool like that out of an old C clamp, or possibly making adapters for my ball joint press.
Do you have any better pictures of it?
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:24 PM   #177
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Mike,
I have a set of shackle bushings to do and was considering making a tool like that out of an old C clamp, or possibly making adapters for my ball joint press.
Do you have any better pictures of it?
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Ralph, I'll try to take some nice shots of the tool later today. I have heard of guys making a comparable tool out of a ball joint press. I have not heard how well they'd worked. I'd think they would be fine for a spring but the axle housings and front axle??? I'd think the close proximity of the housing / axle would require a smaller bodied tool such as the KRW.
On occasion, these are offered on eBay. They seem to go in the $250+ range without the adapters. The adapters can be made easy enough if a guy has decent lathe skills.
I am not certain how a C-clamp might work as there needs to be a bushing at the "far end" to center the installation of the pin.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:35 PM   #178
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It has VERY fine looking threads too.....more torque?
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:44 PM   #179
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When I did my rear spring on my AV8, I had a new spring, but drive in new pins with a tool/hammer. Not the best way, but spring was warm and I put bushings outside at -30, so it went ok.
But when it came to the axle perches I cheated and used modern slip in bushings made to look like original.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:44 PM   #180
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Ralph, the spring ends are easier because it can open up as pressure is being applied. It is a whole different story on the rear axle housings and front end parts as Kube explained there is less room. I have the KRW tool and remember what a war it was before I got it. I don't think a C clamp frame is ridged enough for doing the hard (solid steel hole areas) the KRW tool is VERY stout.
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