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Nice work and thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing it come back to life!


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This is fantastic! You are doing such a great job as I am looking forward to seeing your progress. Keep up the good work.

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I had another blasting session and got all the pieces I removed from the frame cleaned up then primed and painted them black.





I gave my new springs a quick coat of gloss black as they'd got a bit scratched and scuffed on their long journey.
I decided to go with Skyjacker 4" lift springs



Next I got everything bolted back onto the frame, I did away with all the old school imperial bolts and used all metric.




When it was all bolted together I went over everything with a Waxoil/underseal.
What I used is called Bodysafe, it's a thick tar like stuff that I just add a touch of thinners to then apply it liberally with a shutz gun






This stuff dries over night but it's tacky for up to a couple of weeks after depending on temperature. So I'm waiting until its a bit drier before I can do much more with the frame. I'd like to get the leafs on this week so they are out of the way and I can put the axle stands under them instead of onto the tacky frame.
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Sure go with the Metric stuff....not going to restored properly then....

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Looking great....be better then new when your done!

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Sure go with the Metric stuff....not going to restored properly then....
Haha before starting this project I had to buy a load of sockets and spanners (wrenches), instead of having whole numbers written on them denoting the nut size they fit they all have fractions written on them. I'm still yet to figure out their relevance.
Any job takes me longer as I can't just look at a bolt and know off hand what size it is like I do with metric so have to go to my tool box and grab a handful and bring them all to where i'm working.

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Looking great....be better then new when your done!
Thanks, the frame might be. Can't see the other parts been brought up to the same standard though

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Haha before starting this project I had to buy a load of sockets and spanners (wrenches), instead of having whole numbers written on them denoting the nut size they fit they all have fractions written on them. I'm still yet to figure out their relevance.
Any job takes me longer as I can't just look at a bolt and know off hand what size it is like I do with metric so have to go to my tool box and grab a handful and bring them all to where i'm working.
But at least when working on the cummins engine it's all metric bolts. But I do understand, I look at a nut or bolt and say...that's a 3/8, 1/2 or 9/16, but then come back with appropriate wrenches and realize it's a 10mm, 13mm or 14/15mm.

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But at least when working on the cummins engine it's all metric bolts. But I do understand, I look at a nut or bolt and say...that's a 3/8, 1/2 or 9/16, but then come back with appropriate wrenches and realize it's a 10mm, 13mm or 14/15mm.
I had noticed everything engine related was good ol metric. Even on the brand new trucks is everything still imperial?
I canít say Iím against all imperial measurements, I believe Iím right in say weíre the only 2 nations in the world that use mph for our speed limits

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Not sure if all the new vehicles are standard or metric. I want to say more metric then standard....since most of the bolts I have had to remove while working on my wife's 2011 Dodge Caliber were metric.

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Not had much progress that's worth posting lately.
I got the front springs fitted which are part of a skyjacker 4" lift kit.

I'd forgot to order new frame bushes so had to make my own.
These are solid bushes made from acetal but I can't see me having any issues with them cracking. Although I've not made solid bushes for anything as heavy as this truck before I have made quite a lot for rally and track car suspension components in the past that take a lot of force and not had a failure I've been told about yet.

If they do crack that's a problem for future me and I'll deal with it then.

I turned them up in my good old Harrison lathe.





I didn't have to make the steel sleeves as I had ordered a spare skyjacker spring bush kit, the bushes didn't fit the frame but the sleeves were correct for the shackles so just made mine to fit these sleeves.





The front springs from skyjacker come with no bushes, I already new this from forum reading so had ordered a skyjacker bush kit for the rear of the spring and had ordered a greasable bolt and bush kit for the front of the spring from jungle on the ramcharger forum as skyjacker don't offer a bush to fit the front of the spring that I could find.
These greasable ones are a better option even if they did.





One thing I didn't account for was that the front spring mount wasn't wide enough with the new bushes fitted as 2 piece bushes are longer than 1 piece because you need a shoulder on each side. Not a big issue you just need to persuade the opening up a bit, I tried for ages to save my shiny frame by trying to portapak it open with no success.
In the end it took 2 minutes with a lump hammer to open them up slightly then when you tighten the bolt up it closes them up again.

Currently I've got a few places on the frame to go round and touch up and I'm sure I'll have a few more before I'm finished.

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Literally 5 minutes after posting the above I got a delivery of truck parts. One thing missed my container departure so had to come on another ship.
It was from skyjacker and I believed it to just be U bolts, well in the box with the U bolts were 2 bags of bushes....typical

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