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#31
Project Blogs / Re: Mike's 1973 D22 Complete t...
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 08:53 PM
Just some reference photos..I am not installing the automatic adjusters..They blew apart before I bought this and tore everything up inside..

You can adjust the brakes by hand and a flat screwdriver..
#32
Topics for all Chassis / Re: making your own gasket wit...
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 08:44 PM
Both gaskets made and ready..
#33
Topics for all Chassis / Re: making your own gasket wit...
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 08:23 PM
Pic 5..Slide the paper down all the way to the flange base..Carefully as the holes will be tight and you don't want to tear the paper..

Pic 6..Cut some slots in the center with a razor blade..

Pic 7..Ball peen again..VERY LIGHTLY tap the edge of the hub housing..Take your time..It will begin to cut the exact shape of the housing..

Pic 8..Same thing on the outside but you can use the flat part of the hammer..Just taping the edge a little at a time..It will cut the paper very easily
#34
Topics for all Chassis / making your own gasket with a ...
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 08:16 PM
You can go down to the Auto parts store and buy them easy..
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/fel-pro/fel-pro-axle-flange-gasket/fel0/55328

Every RV owner should have gasket material on hand..That is a given for us..
Here is my creation of a gasket..

Pic 1...Paper and 1 nut threaded on one stud..Leave the nut about 1-2 threads above the stud threads..Set the paper on top of everything..Be sure it is over size and centered..

Pic 2..With the slightest tap the ball will cut the paper..First stud opening made..

Pic 3..Lift and rotate the paper 180 degrees and place the hole over a stud with out the nut and push it down about 1-2 threads deep..You can press your thumb into the nut creating a dimple in the paper..Using you thumb and fore finger, hold the paper down on the adjacent studs to hold in place..

Make the next hole with the ball peen hammer..

Pic 4..Now you have 2 holes to secure the position of the holes. Work around the 8 holes one at a time..

#35
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: Brake Pedal Linkage
Last post by Wendell - April 13, 2024, 01:10 PM
Thank You so much!!!
#36
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: Brake Pedal Linkage
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 12:17 PM
Here are 3 pics of my setup on my 73 Indian..

If your rod is broken, maybe McMaster-Carr will have something to fix you up..

https://www.mcmaster.com/products/springs/springs-2~/extension-springs-with-special-ends/
#37
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Brake Pedal Linkage
Last post by Wendell - April 13, 2024, 10:48 AM
1974 Winnebago Indian on 73 Dodge Chassis.  The brake pedal return spring on this unit has a heavy metal coil spring.  One end of this spring is attached to the pedal mechanism, but the other end has a rod with an eye in one end which is still attached to the spring, but the other end of this rod has broken and so the brake pedal won't return properly.  I can't tell where this is supposed to attach.  Can anyone with the same unit shoot a picture for me?
#38
Chevy - GMC Chassis / Re: Hydroboost Upgrade conside...
Last post by jspringator - April 13, 2024, 06:19 AM
I had the new hydroboost unit installed. Wow, what a difference. Not exactly car like, but much closer than it was. Overall, it cost about $1,000. I ordered the part from Partsgeek, and my local garage charged me $600 to install it. Honestly, the brakes were so bad before it wasn't safe.  He didn't replace the pushrod. I had a copper sleeve, but he didn't need it. Works fine.
#39
Project Blogs / Re: Mike's 1973 D22 Complete t...
Last post by RockwoodMike - April 13, 2024, 12:01 AM
The original aluminum skin is ripped on my "eyebrow"..At the top, like if it was scrapped with a tree branch..

The wood framing is rotted..So all needs to be remade..
I got some ideas about rebuilding this area from this boat builder..



Make the shape with plywood and then fiberglass, gelcoat it all nice..

Here are the 2 videos that got me up and running..

Can't watch it here for some reason..


#40
Project Blogs / Re: Mike's 1973 D22 Complete t...
Last post by LJ-TJ - April 12, 2024, 09:33 PM
 ??? Interesting. Can't say I've ever seen it done that way before. Not a bad thing just something new.