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Yesterday 06:18 PM
cobrajoe
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Originally Posted by Doosenberry View Post
You wouldn't be the first person to mistake it for Doonesbury. My name starts with D and Doosenberry was one of like 10 different nicknames my older brothers gave me growing up. I would use one of the other ones, but I get accused of bragging I'm packing heat downstairs when I do.
Lol, @Doosenberry , or your a detective.
Yesterday 06:16 PM
cobrajoe
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Originally Posted by SRWillis View Post
The 57 looks amazing, you guys do very good work.

I think I spy a pretty much stock 66-67 Big Twin also, and another headlight housing peaking out there...
Thanks @SRWillis . The Panhead he has had almost as long as the '57. Also, the blue Electraglide since the early 80's. The red Electraglide he acquired a couple of years ago. It's been molested; it has disc brakes and some other not very well done changes. The new "Black Thing" is there for repairs.

Yesterday 05:56 PM
Doosenberry
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Originally Posted by cobrajoe View Post
My apologies, funny how your mind sees what it wants to see. I always thought it WAS like the Comic strip.

I appreciate the compliment, move a little closer and I'll help you with your projects. Truthfully, I just enjoy working on stuff. I blame my dad, he always made me feel guilty if I wasn't working.
He knows I have done body work, paint and mechanical stuff. I actually had the key to his shop because I got out of work two hours before he did. Hey, at least he trust me to work on his stuff. Seriously though, him and I have been friends for too many years. It's a reciprocal thing.
You wouldn't be the first person to mistake it for Doonesbury. My name starts with D and Doosenberry was one of like 10 different nicknames my older brothers gave me growing up. I would use one of the other ones, but I get accused of bragging I'm packing heat downstairs when I do.
Yesterday 05:39 PM
SRWillis
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Originally Posted by cobrajoe View Post
It's gonna be a nice ride when it's done.
The 57 looks amazing, you guys do very good work.

I think I spy a pretty much stock 66-67 Big Twin also, and another headlight housing peaking out there...
Yesterday 05:22 PM
cobrajoe My apologies, funny how your mind sees what it wants to see. I always thought it WAS like the Comic strip.

I appreciate the compliment, move a little closer and I'll help you with your projects. Truthfully, I just enjoy working on stuff. I blame my dad, he always made me feel guilty if I wasn't working.
He knows I have done body work, paint and mechanical stuff. I actually had the key to his shop because I got out of work two hours before he did. Hey, at least he trust me to work on his stuff. Seriously though, him and I have been friends for too many years. It's a reciprocal thing.
Yesterday 05:05 PM
Doosenberry
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Originally Posted by cobrajoe View Post
as @Doonesbury would say...
I'd say close, but no cigar. I believe @Doonesbury would summon a comic strip to your thread.

I always want to paint my stuff (drums, brake boosters, etc.), but I'm hesitant that if I do it'll end up being doa or something and I won't be able to return it.

I'm a bit envious of your friend having you as free labor. I'd buy a LOT of parts if I knew I'd have someone competent installing them for free.
Yesterday 03:21 PM
cobrajoe as @Doonesbury would say..."and now back to our regularly scheduled programming:

So, physical dimensions are exactly the same:



..but the bolt pattern is definitely wrong:



Like I said, they are all painted already, hope they take them back. I guess I could always throw them in the sandblasting cabinet.

Yesterday 10:38 AM
cobrajoe It's gonna be a nice ride when it's done. It kept me busy for most of the winter when it was too cold to work in my shop. I have heat, but my shop is 60' x 60' with 18' ceilings and no insulation so it gets expensive. Plus I kinda lit a fire under his a$$ so he took advantage of the free labor while he could. I still go by on Saturday afternoons when I'm done at my shop and help him out.

Here's some more pics:











06-22-2019 10:47 PM
CDA 455 Awesome; a post model!
06-22-2019 10:13 PM
cobrajoe
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Originally Posted by cobrajoe View Post
I wasn't able to get much done today, as I decided to power wash my shop floor and then help my buddy with the chassis on his '57.


In case any of you were wondering where we were since post #105 on my buddy's '57. We worked on it all through the winter and here is where we stand as of today:



I know it's a bow tie, but he has owned it since we were kids; still pretty cool.
06-22-2019 03:48 PM
cobrajoe All set, just got slide the drums on, install the wheels and tires and adjust the brakes. WRONG! They sent me the wrong drums; the bolt pattern is wrong. @&%#(+



Hope they take them back 'cause they are all nice and Rust Bullet shiny black
06-22-2019 03:44 PM
cobrajoe Now all that's left is remove the handy filler cap



...and fill 'er up:

06-22-2019 03:42 PM
cobrajoe Pushed the axles in and tapped them in to get the bearing race in the tube. Then placed the retainer over the bolts and installed the nuts:



Tightened them up:

06-22-2019 03:40 PM
cobrajoe Went around and slowly tightened them to draw it in evenly and then did the final tightening and installed the driveshaft while I was under there:


06-22-2019 03:38 PM
cobrajoe Installed the carrier studs; had to use the nut to pull these through...



Dropped the gasket in with a thin coat of RTV on both sides:



Then placed the third member on the studs then the copper washers and nuts:

06-22-2019 03:35 PM
cobrajoe ...and done:

06-22-2019 03:32 PM
cobrajoe So I got my stud kits delivered this week so I went down to the shop this morning to get this thing back together.



I used the ball joint tool to press them in. I don't like using the lugs to pull them through unless I absolutely have to, even then, I use the stud installer.

Line them up straight:



...and then press them in until flush:

06-16-2019 08:08 AM
cobrajoe
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Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
that last pic sure shows a lot of weight on a little bit of lip.

Yeah, I had a couple of 1 ton under hoist stands under the springs but I raised the lift to clean up at the end of the day. I placed them back under before I left. I use the LVL's so the suspension doesn't hang and so I can raise and lower the lift if needed. The ramps are normally closer together but with the 44's....
06-16-2019 12:11 AM
BikerPepe` that last pic sure shows a lot of weight on a little bit of lip.
06-15-2019 07:48 PM
cobrajoe As I was tightening the nuts, a few of them felt like they were stripped. I pulled them out and they were a little eaten up from rust, so I pulled the carrier and knocked out all the studs. I ordered some from Summit and they should be here Tuesday. Sucks, because I ruined my gasket and had to clean up all the RTV again.

While I was at it, I knocked out all the wheel studs and ordered 3" long ARP studs.



So, now it's wait for parts again....

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