1973 Travelall 1010 - Family Cruiser Build.

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  1. java230

    java230 Farmall Cub

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    I'll take a look at your thread! Did you remove the crossmember in the middle of the floor? Not the one over the axle or rear one, the one between them right after the frame transitions to C
     
  2. MJlogan88

    MJlogan88 Farmall Cub

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    Ah just realized yours is an IFS 1/2 ton truck. Mine is a 3/4 ton with a full C channel frame so you might be dealing with some different features. I had to trim the crossmember between the shackle hangers to tuck the tank up as high as possible.
     
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    I believe the rear frame section is the same, just the front is different on the 1010 torsion bar trucks.

    You will need to move a crossmember to fit the bigger tank and fab a way to strap in the tank.

    Here is a thread that shows how a member made it work in a short bed truck.
    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/short-bed-0-75-trucks.127530/
    It also has the part number for the Speedway converter to correct the fuel gauge.
     
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  4. java230

    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Thats the crossmemeber! Notching may work. I am tyring to keep ti at the same level as the spare tire well and fuel well, and thats hard. Need to get it on the ground and check clearances again. I just got it up in the air.....

    Cool thanks! Ill give it a read. Tank straps should be no biggie. I may be able to sneak a 1.5" piece of tube above the frame rails to replace the crossmemeber.
     
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  5. MJlogan88

    MJlogan88 Farmall Cub

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    You'll definitely want to go with the 25 gal if you want to keep it flush with the lower body lines.

    This was as high as I could get the 31 gal, the filler neck had just enough clearance to slip a hose on under the body. I later re-welded the filler neck in a lower profile position to tuck it just a little higher.

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  6. java230

    java230 Farmall Cub

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    I'm looking at a 18 gallon Ford tank. It's only 7.75" deep.
     
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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Inner skins are cleaned up and painted, minus hood bracket location and the spot I need to patch under the battery tray. Really didn't want to pull the hood, but I think I have too.....

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    Shock locations will work. Hopefully the shocks are up to it, they are pretty small..... They are leaned back a little, but IIRC that decrease the effectiveness a bit. They are Afco "Street Rod" shocks.

    Fuel tank ordered, I am going with the 18G Ford tank, got a random filler neck that I hope will work also. Dropped TRE's Ordered. Fed Ex and UPS are going to hate me soon.
     
  8. java230

    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Anyone have thoughts on this, any reason I couldn't mount my shock to this link? Strong enough? Its solid round bar.

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    while it "might" be alright, i dont think that would be my 1st choice for a mount
     
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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Yeah I am thinking that too. Not ideal. Plus if it breaks that's going to get interesting in a hurry.
     
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    STR8LINE Farmall Cub

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    Forgive my ignorance on air bags, but do you need shocks? I’ve never bagged anything but maybe someday


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  12. java230

    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Yep, they are just an infinitely adjustable spring. At ride height they will have the same spring rate as a spring would to hold the truck up. It will bounce just like anything else without shocks.
     
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    MJlogan88 Farmall Cub

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    Keep an eye on that lower A-arm and ball joint. You are loading it in a much different fashion than IH designed. For your application though I bet it'll hang in there.
     
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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Interesting point! Didn't think about that. Lower arms are plated/boxed.
     
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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Went for a bike ride and dinner with the wife so no real progress yesterday.... Other than the mounts I made for the shocks are too short. Take 2! Need about 1/2" longer to space out from the bags more.

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    But they 'should' fit like so.

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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Look what I found under the seat!

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    java230 Farmall Cub

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    Made shock mounts, its really tight to fit everything in there. The shock just touches the bag at full bump. But I don't think that will be an issue, as it really wont be driving much at that height.

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    Uppers in the same fashion, I made them extra long. I can drill another hole to bring the top mount down if needed. The shock is at full travel at full droop, and not fully collapsed at full bump, so the top may need to drop a bit to get it more centered at ride height, but I don't quite know where ride height is just yet.

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    Full bump

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    Full droop. (max shock length)

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    Mid range ish. Hopefully that's enough clearnace on everything.

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    Looks good!! I'm a new Travelall owner and will be watching all these exciting builds closely. I have coil spring IFS so different from your 1010 suspension.

    I do have a question......not sure you've thought about it yet. I believe all of us D series Travelall guys have a mount (threaded insert) for a shoulder belt in the B pillar. I am investigating using GM style 73-87 3 point belts. Looks like it could work. Any ideas?
     
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    That LST is in great shape....nice find..
     
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    I'll have to take a look! Haven't messed with interior at all yet. Shoulder belts would be good.
     

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