December 6, 2015

1956 International Restoration 120 Series: Box and Frame repairs & E-rod Front end mock up


After removing the box from the truck - using the lift - it was time to get to some of the repairs that where hiddne, or just hard to get to with the box still on the truck:

Including the rear frame member, which had taken a SEVERE beating over the rears....


Once I finished beating on that for severla hours, I switched to somethig a little more mechanical: mocking up the front suspension and axle on the E-rod. 

The single front leaf connects to the axle via this shackle, 
which will get cut down to just the bit that holds the shackle.


In the rear, its a similar set-up: a single leaf holds it all up: