Project freebie!

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  1. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Well finally got some color on this beast! I am very happy with the color I chose and can't wait to start getting it back together. Still have to paint the top, lift gate, windshield frame, and grill but it's a start.
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Next order of business is to finish up fuel tank. Found a couple small pin holes I need to weld up. After it pressure tests good I will paint and install for good. Then I will put body back on and send it to the Line-X guy to do the inside. I would do it in raptor liner but I want a nice thick build and it would cost the same to buy enough raptor liner as to have someone do it.
     
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    sandrider123 Farmall Cub

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    Looking very nice!!!!


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    Well once again long time between updates. Got the fuel tank painted and mounted. I used push lock hose for my supply and return lines. I'm happy with the results and hope it was worth the time I put into it. If it's a total failure for some reason I will probably just put the stock tank back in.
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    I also raptor lined the front inner fenders and started putting this beast back together. I have purchased all the DOM tube and tie rod and drag link ends so I will be doing those soon. I'm in a spot right now where I need to buy a bunch of stuff for it. Wiring, brake lines etc etc etc..... So that's the next step.
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    I would say the color worked!
     
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    Do you have any info on your fuel pick up? And the work is looking great, btw...
     
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    I do have doors on it now steering column is in and put 2 borgeson steering joints and a borgeson splined shaft between them. BTW if you order a pitman arm from IHpartsamerica they have an option to have it reamed for the 1 ton drag link ends before they ship it HAVE THEM DO IT. I thought I would do it myself but that thing is hard as a rock I ended up taking it to a shop to have it done.
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    Looking awesome! Great work!
     
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    Well i got a few more things done on Freebie. The project has taken some unexpected turns since last update though. I have taken quite a few steps backward in order to move forward. I don't have a picture but took the steering column, gas pedal, brake pedal bracket, and e-brake pedal back out so i could install the new firewall insulation pad i decided to buy from IH Parts. Took some time but not a big deal. The major step was deciding to go with Chevy outer knuckles, spindles, brakes, and internal hubs for strength on the front axle. I found a cheap Chevy front Dana 44 on Craigs List and bought it. I was originally gonna just rob the outers off of it but then realized i would have rendered that axle pretty much useless. So i decided to shorten that axle and bolt it in and then try to sell my SOA converted Scout front 44. Same process I had to grind off the outer C's so i could shorten to Scout width and turn knuckles for caster. Here are some pics of that process.
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    In order to get the Chevy axle centered under the scout you have to leave the driver side center pin alone and move the passenger side in 1/2". i welded up the old hole and drilled a new one.
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    Also instead of cutting off the driver side perch I elected to keep it and use 6* shims from IH Parts. The weird part is the Chevy spring perch is too wide for the Scout springs so I cut the 4 corners off the perch and inverted them and welded them back in so the perch kept its strength and the U-bolts would be tight against the springs.
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    I then re installed the axle and used a big stick of allthread with some nuts and an 1 1/2 spacer welded to the bottom so i could locate my shock mounts.
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    I took the axle to work and painted it after all the welding was done. I purchased Ford hubs and rotors to convert it to 5 lug when i reassemble. I also bought a brake caliper rebuild kit and rebuilt those not too bad to do.
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    I found some chunks of metal inside the differential housing on the Chevy 44 and found that the gears were shot cause the spider gears were missing teeth. Bummer! Today i am taking both the front and rear axles to Colorado Axle and Gear to have 3.73 gears and Detroit Truetracs installed front and rear. This was a task i read a lot about and decided to just let a professional do it.
     
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    Before i removed the axles for a re gear and Truetracs i installed the outer knuckles and steering arms so that i could build my Tie rod and Drag link. I bought a TRE kit from Parts Mike that had all 4 ends with the passenger side already reamed to accept the drag link. I also bought 2 RH and 2 LH thread weld in TRE sleeves from Parts Mike. I sourced my DOM tubing from a local metal scrap yard.
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    A few more small items that i took care of. When i went to re install the steering column the rubber boot that goes with the metal bracket at the firewall was completely rotted out. i couldnt find a replacement online so i made one from a sheet of rubber i bought at Ace Hardware. it worked perfect. I used the same rubber to make a piece to go between my IH Parts Hydroboost spacer and the firewall. I also saw a guy online that built a socket out of a piece of pipe to get the nut off the back of his hydroboost bracket. I copied the idea and it worked perfect cost me $3 in scrap metal!

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    I also purchased a Kwikwire 14 circuit harness from IH Parts. I didn't want to screw it to the firewall so i made a bracket that tucks it up under the dash. I temporarily put the dash in to make sure it didn't interfere with anything. I worked out great. It bolts to the lower LT side dash bracket.

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    That's all for now but I will keep on keepin on.
     
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    I sprayed the inside of my travel top with Lizard Skin Sound Control yesterday. All I can say is holy crap this stuff works! I noticed how tinny the roof was when you tap on it. Sprayed 2 coats of Lizard Skin and when I came in the next day it was fully dry and all I can hear is a muted thud sound when I knock on the metal. I highly recommend this stuff.
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    Thanks for the link. That's interesting. Is that a common problem with this hi steer setup? Did you have that issue on your rig? Also what part of town are you in? I'm up in Broomfield.
     
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    Was the Lizard Skin the sound deadening or heat insulation, or both?
     
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