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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-17-19 03:29 PM - Post#2775744    
    In response to 1971BB427

Got a new heavier circuit run out to the shop today, so I can weld with my Mig turned up full and not have tripping breakers constantly! Ran it with oversized wire, and a new route to reduce the length of the run, and also reduce voltage loss from resistance. So it should be good to go, and not have any issues now.
Will get back on fabricating mounts tomorrow, and test out the new feed to the shop.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy /D...
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF3 906.JP...


 


1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-18-19 12:04 PM - Post#2775815    
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Tack welded the mounts to the base plates, and then removed them from the car to weld them right side up. Cleaned up the shackles and bolted it all together again. Then tacked all four base plates to the frame with a single tack on each corner. Nothing permanent in case I need to adjust once the rear axle is done, and engine weight is on the suspension. Then if it's all still good I can permanently weld it up.
But it's sitting on the tires now, and ready for me to move to the rear suspension. Having a heck of a time figuring out how the rear shackles come apart? They have a single bolt in the middle hole, but when I removed it nothing seems to want to come apart. I pried and beat on the shackles, but they seem to be pressed on the top and bottom shafts. Those shafts are hollow and have zerk fittings. Removed the fittings, but no joy. Have to do some internet searching and then go caveman on them if I can't figure out how to gently remove them.
Anybody ever taken this old style of rear shackle off, and can give me a hint on how they come apart??



Also got the permanent front crossmember tacked in. Made it from some round tube I had leftover from the '63 Falcon build. Looks better than box tubing up front.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy /D...
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF3 906.JP...


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-18-19 05:19 PM - Post#2775838    
    In response to 1971BB427

Thanks to a Google search I found an online copy of the 1939 Chevy shop manual! It shows the rear shackles are tapered pins on each end, and they simply hold the shackle with the taper, and that single center bolt.
I'll make up a piece of running thread with a nut on each end so I can put it between the shackles to push them apart. Then with tension on them I should be able to give them a good strike with the hammer and pop them free.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1939/39c...


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy /D...
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF3 906.JP...


 
1971BB427 
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Posts: 182

Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-19-19 04:17 PM - Post#2775911    
    In response to 1971BB427

Went over to my neighbor Mike's today to pull the body off one more time on his '35. It will be off for some time to do bodywork and seal it. 
 After an short day I came home to find about 5 packages sitting at my door. So I grabbed them and headed to the shop. The 5/8"-LH heim joints were in the packages so I made up my tie rod! 1.25" OD tube to eliminate any flex or death wobble.


 
Then I moved to the rear of the car and pulled the 9" Ford rear axle so I can begin reworking leaf springs and install the 8.8" Ford axle.

Figured out how to get those pesky shackles apart on the rear too! I cut a 4" piece of 3/8" all thread rod and using a couple nuts and washers between the shackles, I began spreading pressure off the center hole in the shackles. Didn't take much to push the shackles apart and free them from the tapered pins!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy /D...
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF3 906.JP...


 
1971BB427 
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Posts: 182

Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-21-19 03:24 PM - Post#2776072    
    In response to 1971BB427

Sold the '70 Mustang 9" rear axle today. Put it on Craigslist, and it took a little over an hour to go away!!!
While I was waiting for the guy to come pick up the old axle, I cut the perches off the 8.8" Ford, and disassembled the spring packs. They had 8 leafs in the packs, which is why it sat up like a 4x4 in the rear! I removed 5 of them, and I'll see how it sits once I have the new axle in and weight on it. Then add springs if it needs more to sit right.
I relocated the spring center pin 2" back, so the wheels will be better centered inside the opening when I radius them.








1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy /D...
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF3 906.JP...


 


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