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BruceR&C

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Some of y'all have seen the start of this one over on KB. Now that I'm here, I figgered I'd restart it here. Actually, this is from the beginning.As it was when we bought it,,,,
 

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Disassembly of the front end.........
 

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Front clip removed and the floor boards........
 

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Dash shot & front end removal,,,,,,,,,,,
 

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Setting up the MII FE for welding in,,,,,,,,,,,
 

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Those pics were taken last March. Truck is still on stands to the dismay of her owner. The front end was sold last Apr to a trucker from Corn Husker land and it should be under the front of an ealy 60's Olds that he was doing gasser style. Should have gotten him to email me some pics of that one,,:(
 
Getting the MII xmember in and frame cleaned up a tad,,,,
 

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Laying out the brake pedal,,,,,
 

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Assembly of the MII....
 

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M Ii Ifs

Bruce,
Kool... I love MII front ends! I had a '48 & a '52 Chev truck back in the day & they handled like a tank... bet that makes yours handle like a dream now!!!

BoB
 
FE w/disc & afew parts that will be on the truck when complete?????
 

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When we last had this on the road, it handled so bad that I woould not let the wife even try to drive it. With the MII, I'm sure it will handle tons better even w/o power steering.
 
When we last had this on the road, it handled so bad that I woould not let the wife even try to drive it. With the MII, I'm sure it will handle tons better even w/o power steering.

Yes Bruce, the difference will be like night and day. I think you and the wife will be more than pleased with the improvement. The project is looking good.
 
She's got to be pleased with it more than me as she'll be driving it mostly.




Getting the floor/toe boards welded in,,,,,,
 

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Cleaning up the dash.
 

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Exhaust manifolds before & after & Putting her back on the ground for the 1st time.
 

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That pics from last June. It went back up on stands for some underneath work and is still there. I'll probably get her off stands again this coming week to see how she looks on her regular shoes.
 
some unwanted holes in the firewall needed to go away,,,,
 

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