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Old 09-07-2019, 06:10 PM   #26
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Any chance you'll be doing a detailed post of the 12 bolt rebuild? Hoping to do the same thing in the future!
I was planning to do the replacement on the 12 bolt, as I was planning to do the replacement on the Dana 44.

But, by the time I pay for all the parts, I'm into it for close to a thousand dollars. Tru Trac posi unit, ring and pinion, bearing, seals etc. Puts me pretty close to a grand.

A friend of mine who runs a shop (and obtains a discount) on the parts, will complete the entire job for $1,168.00. And he does this stuff weekly, versus me hardly ever doing it. So I'll drop the rear end off to him on Monday, and probably be able to pick it up on Wednesday, or Thursday at the latest.

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Old 09-08-2019, 12:09 AM   #27
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Well...since I took the leaf springs out, I may as well take out the fuel tank and check to make sure all is well there too.

Now....the cleaning begins.

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Old 09-08-2019, 09:01 AM   #28
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Re: Ptjsk '72 Jimmy Build

So clean and rust free! What’s the bolt look like that attaches the fuel sending unit ground to the frame?
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:57 AM   #29
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So clean and rust free! Whatís the bolt look like that attaches the fuel sending unit ground to the frame?
It looks pretty good to me. What do you think?

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Awesome thanks. I recall my bolt being funky just like yours - thin head and long thread. Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:53 PM   #31
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Hey Roger,

Yes, I'm going to try to replicate the markings that I have noted.

Originally, I just wanted to freshen things up a bit, but of course, project creep sets in.....

Removing the rear end this weekend and rebuilding the 12 bolt with 410 gears and a posi-traction unit.

Finding the original owner undercoated everything. And what was missed with undercoating is covered with so much sludge it just wasn't possible for rust to set in.

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I remember experiencing the exact same thing with the undercoating on my blazer. Just like yours, mine was 1/4" thick under the wheel wells and bedside. It might have come like that from the factory?
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:25 PM   #32
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Leaf Springs taken apart, cleaned, painted and new bushings installed.

Got the 12 bolt rebuild completed. Tru-Trac posi traction unit, 410 gears, new bearings and new axles.

Took fuel tank out. Cleaned it, and painted with body armor paint. Same for the frame.

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Old 09-19-2019, 01:47 AM   #33
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I couldn't wait to see the rear with the 33's on it!

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Old 09-19-2019, 06:49 AM   #34
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Your yoke will be on it's way today! Nice Jimmy. You don't see many white, now that I'm thinking about it
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:13 AM   #35
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It's like Christmas everyday, you can't decide which part you like best, then you add another part and you like that one better. great build so far, keep going
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:18 AM   #36
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Your yoke will be on it's way today! Nice Jimmy. You don't see many white, now that I'm thinking about it
Thanks Tim!

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It's like Christmas everyday, you can't decide which part you like best, then you add another part and you like that one better. great build so far, keep going
Thanks for the comments. The motor and transmission is going in next.

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Old 09-22-2019, 07:42 AM   #37
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Great Job! Interested to follow along with a build that leaves the body on the frame. I am doing the same as I have no room to take it off. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:48 PM   #38
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Great Job! Interested to follow along with a build that leaves the body on the frame. I am doing the same as I have no room to take it off. Thanks for sharing.
LOL! Yea, I probably should have just taken the body off.

The whole idea was to just rebuild the motor, do a few things and get it going.

Unfortunately, it just grows and I may as well do this now.....and so on.

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Old 10-14-2019, 12:18 AM   #39
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Motor and transmission installed!

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Old 10-15-2019, 09:24 PM   #40
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Very nice work, the engine looks great installed.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #41
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Everything is looking great! Amazing original condition.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:23 PM   #42
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Another update!

Went ahead and ordered the Original Air Stage II kit for the replacement of the old air compressor, and swapping out to 134a refrigerant.

Looks like I'll have to remove the original factory AC brackets. Not something I like to do, but it's a must with the new compressor.

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Old 10-26-2019, 01:05 AM   #43
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Waiting for my new AC compressor!


Will start the radiator support, and the fenders soon.
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Looks great! Donít forget the frame stop bumpers
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:16 AM   #45
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Looks great! Don’t forget the frame stop bumpers
Yea, thanks. I just observed them in my parts box today.

Also, working on the AC dog house. Turning our pretty darn good. That Harrison sticker is the original one that was on the unit.

The seal kit I ordered was not good at all. Definitely wasn't the correct one for my AC Dog House. I'll have to check the order, as I need to make sure I ordered for an AC unit.

I just ended up fabricating my own.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:48 PM   #46
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More progress pics!

Sandblasted the fenders and fortunately there were no surprises at all!

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Old 10-31-2019, 02:46 PM   #47
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oooh that stepper looks pretty nice as well!
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:34 PM   #48
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oooh that stepper looks pretty nice as well!
x2, that is what I wanted to buy, before I found my Jimmy
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:01 PM   #49
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oooh that stepper looks pretty nice as well!
Thanks for the comments. I picked this one up recently. 104K mile original, AC, tilt wheel, bucket seats, 373 posi-traction. Great little truck. I will restore it once the Jimmy is on the road, and after I finish the restoration on the '63 Corvette. All I've done is put on the 33's.

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I wanted both. I came across the Jimmy first, then the step-side. Couldn't pass it up!

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Old 11-01-2019, 07:33 PM   #50
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Almost ready for color!

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