Waynos work truck.

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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:02 am

It would have been a problem if I didn't know how to weld, but I have a couple mig welders, I used the HF one to fix this hole.
I should say I really don't know how to weld, my welds don't look anything like people that know how to weld, but I over compensate for my lack of skill buy over doing what I weld, I make sure whatever I am welding is not going to come apart, it helps a lot to have good metal to start with though.
It was not that hard to get that drain thing they had in the plug hole loose, I still have not been able to get it to open though, maybe it is broken.
Here is what was in the drain hole.
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Here is the welded up hole inside and outside.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby Laecaon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:15 pm

That isnt too bad at all.

I got the Front sump L20b pan from a HL510 from the junkyard, with a hole in it, for Keith. Those dont show up too often.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:47 pm

I also have a front sump oil pan from this Z20 block I built, it was from a 1981 510, is that the oil pan your talking about?
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby Laecaon » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:58 am

No the 1 year only L20b front sump. HL510 and the S110 had them in 1979.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:56 pm

I removed everything work related from the truck today, it is all in the 720 now, also when I connected the trailer plug to the 720 plug I wired in everything worked great, no rewiring of the trailer which is awesome.
I removed the bench seat and then the floor covering, I threw that in the washing machine, I just put it in the drier, it looked pretty good.
I then looked at the floor boards, I have seen better. :(
Passenger side
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Driverside
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I have some holes, the passenger side had a re-tread let loose several years ago and it beat the floor board so bad I had to pound it back down to the way it was before, there are some holes there, I also have holes on the driver side radiating from the gas pedal location outward, the cab mount areas are still solid, so I believe I will just weld in some metal over the holes and treat everything with POR15 and call that good, I believe I will lift the cab off the frame before I do any metal work/welding, I really would like to add maybe 4 inches to this cab but it's too much work, I felt cramped after moving the other rigs around and then hopping in this one.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 pm

I lifted the cab off the frame/chassis today and started the floor board repairs.

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Welding on that crappy metal is not fun, I gave up for today, tomorrow is another day, I should finish both of them.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:00 pm

Those jacks sure are handy.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:34 pm

I had to let the air out of the front tires to get the chassis/frame with engine out from under the cab, the SUs and Valve cover kept hitting the bottom of the cab.
I have been doing cab conversions for several years, but this is the second time now I have used the air jacks to remove a cab this way(first one was the 86 cab I cut up), wish I had thought of it sooner as it is way easier and less damage is caused, but it is harder to get into the cab with them in the way like they are, but it doesn't take near the time to remove the cab.
It really helps that two of them are exactly the same and have no issues, I have a 3rd one like these 2 but it has a valve issue and is either rising or falling, I can use it but I have to be there and watch it like a hawk, it works well if I lock it at a certain level and disconnect the air, I would never use it on the side like I did today.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:26 pm

It is sitting in the driveway like this right now, the front air jack is just to keep it from possibly tilting forward.
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Here is the chassis with engine, it is raining out right now.
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I finished welding up the floor boards and painted them with POR15.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:04 pm

I went to the Sherwood wrecking yard again today, it said there was 2 1980 Datsun 720s, well it was there and had the oil pan I needed so I will not have to remove the oil pan from the LZ20 I put together which makes me happy.
so today I bought the 1980 oil pan(had to weld the hole up in that one also), I bought the starter which appears to work(new looking), I bought the steering wheel because it looked better than mine, and I also got the transmission plate off the other truck I raided the last time I was there, I had to stick the cross member from under the oil pan into the crank as the bolt I stuck in the cam gear bent and broke the cam gear, it was not easy to get them flywheel bolts loose, I brought my large breaker bar and a impact socket this time, the total was under $75.00 out the door and I think he gave me the tranny plate.
While I was there I always check all 720s and hardbodies with H190s in them for 3.30 gears and LSDs, the first 92 D21 I came to both wheels turned the same direction, so I pulled the axles and dropped the pumpkin thinking I found another LSD(3.50 gears), it hit the ground and I seen it was welded up and not an LSD, that was a waste of time, the truck looked like it had spun out and hit a power pole dead center in the rear, I never seen a rear end accident where it got damaged like that, sorry did not have the camera with me.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:07 pm

Good haul. I wouldn't mind a 3.30 or 3.50 for my wagon.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby wayno » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm

I see H190 3.50 gearsets all the time in hardbodies with an H190, seen one today with welded up spider gears, the 3.30 gears are rare.
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Re: Waynos work truck.

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:26 pm

I never even think to look under hardbodies. I guess I just focus too much on Datsuns.
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