1/1/2005 Happy New Year!!
Yes, I didn't get to drive the chassis around the building as planned.
Finely got wishbone finished and a whole bunch of parts etch primed.
November 17, 2004 The differential has been sealed and filled with 85-140.
It seems to run quiet and has very little slop in any direction.
11/02/2004 Received wheels from George Garrigan, The Vintage Wheel Shop (209.533.0458)
New tires are here - I have 2 extra new 30x3 Commanders available for sale
October 11, 2004
10/17/2004 Diffy bolted together & sealed. Kinda tight so will run-in.
October 15, 2004
8/27/2004 Shaped fender irons. Fit Fenders, running boards, radiator. Splash aprons very poor fit.
Steve took them to his shop to rebend and take an inch and a half of material out.
August 6, 2004 Front fender brackets done, not bent. Seats stripped. Front axle mounted.
Kingpins done, used Model T with bushings.
7/30/2004 Frame finish truing, deburred and self-etch & epoxy prime. Body paint stripped with torch.
Front spring Slip-plated, assembled, test fit. Front axle & spindles king pin work.
Took Xmission lead-in shaft to Ely. Front/rear fender brackets started.
7/21/2004 Frame has running board brackets installed.
Fenders primed. Frame straightened, cracks welded, relieved, riveted.
Rear springs assembled. New bolts made. Pretty good week. Body put on rotisserie.
July 14, 2004
7/15/2004 Lots of stuff to report - Steve has something to work with now.
The new front cross members have arrived from the machine shop.
They are right and beautiful! Wheels have been shipped to Vintage Wheel Shop in Calif.
Engine is at John Wolf's Automotive Engineering Co in famous Ely, Iowa.
3/14/2004 First look at New Front Cross Member
These are available immediately in this 'raw' or finished (softened & primed) form
December 10, 2003
December 28, 2003