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Old 10-26-2012, 03:36 PM
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Drat, it's broken

Ok, first off I have tried and failed, but have not given up. So far this old guy has searched, downloaded information, shrunk, made new files, and yet cannot make a photo paste into the forum. I will prevail. I think it is a sharing button issue and somehow I have not pushed the correct share for the pictures. I think.

That said I am still begging for aid. The shop has revealed that the front end axle is most likely kaput. The right front tire kingpin? is busted. My searching, this forum, and the shop agree that parts for a 72-73 are unrealistic to find. brakes are unavailable.

If I continue with this journey of reconstruction the reality of original is out the window.

That said, What front end should I put under this thing?



Please.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:42 PM
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Make a photo bucket account , it free

Upload your pics, chose edit options and auto reduce to the forum limits...save then access the pic again and it will have hot links to your album you can paste in to your post

If you delete the pic from photo bucket it will no longer show up in the thread
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:44 PM
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Don't give up with the pics. I finally got it and I'm terrible with computers.


As far as a front axle, I would go with a ch*vy (may bolt it?) and swap out Ford 5 lug outer knuckles to match the real axle. Or just upgrade both at the same time to ch*vy six lug.



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Old 10-26-2012, 07:40 PM
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Ok, first off I have tried and failed, but have not given up. So far this old guy has searched, downloaded information, shrunk, made new files, and yet cannot make a photo paste into the forum. I will prevail. I think it is a sharing button issue and somehow I have not pushed the correct share for the pictures. I think.....

Sigh...been-there/done-that...No, its not you. There should be a sticky that says "Pasting photos broke for good...use Photobucket", or something.

Go to www.photobucket.com and jump through the hoops to create an account. Upload pictures to it from your computer. Under each picture there will be a list of types of links. Highlight the one that starts with [IMG], press <Ctrl> <C> (for copy). Then go to your IFSJ post and press <Ctrl> <V> (for paste). At the moment you'll see just the code pasted in. But after you submit your post and go back to it the picture will be there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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Don't give up with the pics. I finally got it and I'm terrible with computers.


As far as a front axle, I would go with a ch*vy (may bolt it?) and swap out Ford 5 lug outer knuckles to match the real axle. Or just upgrade both at the same time to ch*vy six lug.



JR


if its an early chevy front end 73-77.5 with small bearing hubs all you'll need to change are the hub/rotors from a 1980-1991 f150/bronco, keep the chevy calipers, knuckles, spindles and caliper brackets. Ford knuckles and spindles are in many ways a down grade.

if you are going to regear theres options there too
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:21 PM
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Thank you.

I will do the photo bucket sunday or tuesday. Sailing regatta Sat and golf tourney Monday.
The only "off roading this P/U will get is the back side of the lake where it is a graded flat dirt road so bullet proof is not needed. The only work it wil see is when I need to put the X30 out of the lake to get gas and go to the golf course from the summer home.


Hopefully when the shop gets it taken apart there will be fixable parts from BJ's. Fingers are crossed.

Thanks all Photo bucket time.

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:27 AM
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you can use picasa from google, with all the dreaded side effects.

you can probably swap a 74 front end....

Welcome to the addiction.

We need to do a get together.... I need to go down to pick up some parts.... when I return.... yes .... wrong time zone at the moment.... it is not 3 am here....
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