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    Quote Originally Posted by uber cool View Post
    Served two purposes, one of which was to deaden brake noise and squeeling, the other was heat transfer. But they dont come on new ones, so guess this is an orignial. I had 2 on my C10, but replaced with new drums without them.

    I stand corrected. Thanks, I now know a little more thank I did an hour ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosevan View Post
    Grizz,

    springs may be an old home-done attempt to aid cooling of drum? Copying something like this:






    Cheers.
    Thought so as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by uber cool View Post
    Served two purposes, one of which was to deaden brake noise and squeeling, the other was heat transfer. But they dont come on new ones, so guess this is an orignial. I had 2 on my C10, but replaced with new drums without them.
    Thanks Andy.

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    I stand corrected. Thanks, I now know a little more thank I did an hour ago...
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    Typical Sunday, woke at stupid-o-clock, surfed the web, made a cuppa tea and eventually woke Nicla to go to the two Bootfairs we do every weekend.
    Not much to buy, gutted that I had not bought a large pair of axle stands last weekend, which typically did not show up today.

    Back home by 11.00 and straight down to the garage to start scraping clean all the parts removed yesterday as they were all caked in old grease, grime etc.

    Harley was around my feet as usual, and later Mickey from next door came around for a cuppa tea and a chat. Still I cleaned, and cleaned.



    After all the scraping, using a small home made hacksaw blade knife, I then grabbed the flap wheeled grinder and proceeded to debur all the wishbone edges, as well as dressing back the spindles that I had previously hammered mercilessly to remove the ball joints.

    Deburring is done so that once the paint goes on, you have less water or moisture traps to initiate rust under the painted surfaces.



    After all the hours of scraping, I then used about 4 liters of petrol with toilet brush, paint brush and a welding brush to remove more of the grease, gunk.

    Getting me to this point.



    I then gave the parts, excluding the crossmember which got the pressure cleaner after the petrol wash a blast in the blasting cabinet to prepare them for paint.




    Some bits I had done for Martin as well to go back into his reassembly.




    Not sure if I should do the brake drums in red, Silver or black.

    The back plates will be black.



    Came indoors just on 6pm to have a shower and enjoy the full English roast chicken dinner Nicola had prepared for us.

    Washed down with a lovely Baccardi and Pepsi Max, in my new 20p glass from today's Bootfair



    That then was my very productive weekend.


    LIFE IS GOOD.
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    Got home from London tonight and got the suit and tie off as fast as I could, while Nicola made me a coffee, then straight down to the garage to get the paint onto the parts I cleaned up over the weekend.

    First thing to do was figure where to paint,meet some hooks and tie spots on a supported scaffolding pole.
    You see, it's never as quick or easy as a few photos imply.

    Then mask up all the threads after cleaning them, again, as well as the holes where the ball joints will be pressed in.

    Then the first coat of paint.

    Simple black for most parts.



    Got the top and bottom wishbones and brake drum covers done as well as the steering rod.



    Lastly the brake drums.

    Just gave them a heavy coat of 400'C VHT paint.



    I am happy with the changes tonight.
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    I find that when Martin has been here all day, helping, or when I go help him all day at his place, that I sometimes am so wound up and grumpy that Nicola tells me not to burst a blood vessel.

    Nicola found this today......

    She said it was Grumpy Bear and excited Martin on way to USA.



    He is always happy when stripping my truck, and I am invariably grumpy, stressed and traumatised.
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    No truck time most of this week.

    Tuesday morning 04.30 this was what I Found when I turned on the lights..... Someone objecting to my packing to leave.



    I was headed out the country for work.

    Some stuff I saw.....

    Included this very cool looking 115cc bike.





    The city had loads of statues and squares.




    Had a fish dinner under this bridge Wednesday night.



    Had driven past all this to get there.








    Thursday evening at dinner, I may have had a good time



    Nicola took her dad to the live show of "Friday night is music night"

    Preceded by various displays including fly pasts by Spitfires.

    This was the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.



    Lastly, just been chatting to Clem in Arkansas about his shindig on the 17th October.

    The design has now been finalised, with a nod to the UK truck guys.

    Hope to see many people there with their hot rods, trucks and bikes.



    Tomorrow I hope to get some garage time in. Now it's bedtime.
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    Bit late, but Nicola sent me a video clip of a Spitfire passing over at the airport at sunset last night.

    These Rolls Royce Merlins do make the hair on the ba k of my neck stand on end.




    I can imagine a whole squadron of them passing overhead in anger.
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    Started my day today by unpacking last weeks parts, second coating and also adding more painted parts.

    Starting to feel good now.



    Then had Mickey around to help me get what is left of the truck onto the little wagon I bought last year, and then to pull it out of the garage.

    I also raised it quite a bit above the wagon floor level, in order to get under it to work.



    Found this plate welded up over the underside of the floor.

    It has become apparent that this truck was a manual shift at some point in its life.



    The old manual gearbox cross member was partially hacked out with a grinder before.
    Today I raised the cab after removing the cab mount bolts and shifting the load bed backward on the chassis.
    When I was cleaning the chassis before, I knocked my hand on this sharp edge, thankfully on the blunt side, why do people do such rubbish work?



    Cutting the rivets away.



    Also found that when I removed the cab mounting rubbers I will be needing a pair of the front upper rubbers as they have a rubber grommet/liner cast in, and both are rotten. I hope LMC/Brothers sell the upper rubbers separately.





    I bought this at Wheels day to fit to my truck.

    Understood to be from a Chevy Day van of unknown vintage.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what it's cable operated section is for?

    If you turn the ignition key beack and push it in after turning it to the "off" position, it activates a cable in there, but then you cannot remove the ignition key.

    This component is in the way where I need to fit the column,so needs to be removed, but I have no idea what it's purpose is.



    Advice and help appreciated.


    Ohhhh, and I got the day off for truck time, in exchange for Nicola and her best mate since they were 11 years old going to a 1940's Murder mystery evening.

    They were happy, I had some progress, a BBQ and mate Martin around to hep pull my steering column and help me check out the fit of the one I bought at Wheels day.

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    Is it to prevent you pulling the key out unless the gearbox was in park?

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    Successful Bootfair today, not much, but worth getting out of bed for.

    Then home and straight into the garage, pulled the truck out and started to play.

    Decided the carpet and safety belts needed to come out, along with the door rubbers etc.

    Carpet is discoloured but still serviceable. Easy to dye it black.



    Found a load of weird sound deadening Gorrilla Glued down to the floor after pulling the carpet and its felt out.

    Also removed the sound deadening from the firewall as well as I have ordered a new pack.

    Lifting the carpet I found this little treasure....... Not sure why.



    Other surprises hidden behind the side panel carpeting which came out when I removed the air inlets to repaint, included this bit of blue skies on the drivers Side.



    This was the camouflage that hid that damage......




    On the passenger side, this little surprise was hidden under the door rubber.......



    After realising what needs to be done, I shot out on the bike to Halfords for Kurust, then to Martin's to cut a strip off one of his discarded bed sides to create a new sill edge.



    As I put the truck away tonight.

    Next job will be welding, then Kurust to convert the surface rust, followed by paint on the floor etc.



    So ended a busy weekend, did a fair amount, and still miles to go, but I am starting to smile.

    Need to get a new bottle of CO2/Argon mixed gas this week.
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