Rob's K/35 Project - 4wd Conversion
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1] At this point I'm not certain if I will need to add any leaves to the front springs, so the U-bolts were left extra long. Upon completion they will be torqued to spec and the excess cut off.
2] Clamps to hold the lines in place were secured by drilling and tapping 1/4-20 holes every couple of feet. Most of these were located where the factory ones were, so there was only 1 layer of plate to drill & tap.
3] Line in place. This is one of the 3/16" lines for the front brakes, but the same approach was used for all of them.
4] Rear brake hose required a bracket to be built. Simple to make, it's 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/4" angle cut 12" long. Clamped in place for the holes to be laid out...............
5] .....................those holes were drilled 3/8" for the mounting bolts and a 5/8" hole went at this end to fit the brake hose. Two notches had to be filed in to accommodate "keys" formed into the brake hose end.
6] Brake line & axle breather hose installed. To ensure enough slack in the lines, during the initial "mockup" stage the rear of the frame was picked up with the hoist so the suspension was at full travel.
7] Helper spring pads were bought new and bolted on. Here some of the old holes in the frame web I will not be using have been plug welded.................
8] .....................and ground. The helper spring pad will bolt to the two holes visible.
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