42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

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Re: 42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:28 pm

There is a difference. This is all I have left, it was removed from a Chevy tho. A CCKW Split axle front wheel stud works fine should you want to change. It will bolt to the frame same as original.
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Re: 42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

Post by Farrell Fox » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:39 pm

I picked up my sand blasted parts last week. I got sick with a cold, and today I felt well enough to actually play with some of it. I did some hammer and dolly work, and welded a few small cracks. Otherwise the metal is in great shape, and straightened up nicely!

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My battery box pan was pretty roasted. So I cut and bent up a new one. While cleaning up the brackets, I found that the insides were coated with a thin layer of tar. Not sure if this was a factory application, but I guess the idea was to protect the metal from battery acid. I initially tried to spot, then plug weld the pan to the brackets, but no matter how much I cleaned the metal, the pitting on the brackets prevented a good bond. So I tack welded it together, hiding them as best as I could.
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Got my seat springs fixed up, and at least one painted. These are a pain in the ass to paint, since there is a lot going on with these. They don't look like it, but they have a lot of surface area, and take a lot of paint. I ran out of paint to finish the top, so I'll do those later. Hopefuly I can make some seat covers this weekend.
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....and for anyone wondering, this is a correct spare tire center stud for the G506.
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Re: 42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

Post by Joe Gopan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:46 pm

You might be lucky, it is not a wheel stud, it looks right. It is the same as the CCKW Stud except the long thread on the CCKW is 1-7/8" and drilled for a Padlock.
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Re: 42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

Post by D.R.H. » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Farrell, that little monkey is a hard part to find. Good on ya'! I hope to see more of your truck as it is re-assembled. Keep up the great work brother!!
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Re: 42 Chevy G506 382497-S Restoration

Post by Tapper02 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 pm

Farrell Fox wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Finished up my pintle, and got the fin welded up. Not perfect, but close enough. Now I just need to figure out what size nut I need, and get one ordered.

I think next, I'll work on removing my battery box, and getting that fixed up. Needs a new pan, and the middle enclosure.

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Farrell,
It looks like you didn't, but I need to ask anyway....did you happen to disassemble the pintle hook, i.e. remove the latch from the top lock? I need a reference pic of the spring that is inside but can't find anyone who as disassembled their pintle to that point.

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