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Old 04-03-2018, 05:25 PM   #17
Colo1100B
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Default Re: 1967 Travelall "Hornet"

Got the springs installed!! First time tackling leaf springs on a 50 year old vehicle. Definitely more involved than the Coilovers and rear Coils I replaced on my daily

Went with Alcan Springs all around, great experience, good people. These springs gave it a little bit of a "Stink Bug" look. (Higher Rear End) But not so much that I'm unhappy, especially considering I don't know what the future of this vehicle holds.

Did have to get the rear drive shaft extended, it is currently at the shop, should be done early next week. Rear brake hose is also stretched further than I'd like, will work on finding a longer replacement.

Also, Power Steering pump and pulley are fully functional, thats not the case for the hydraulic hoses though. Add those to the list. Power Steering would be AMAZING!

Really love the look of the truck now, the body now looks like I think it should, but the tires need addressing. Not sure if I want to replace the wheels and tires, or just tires. Measured while they were off, looks like they are 15x8 with 4" backspacing. I am in the air between 33" and going all out with 35" tires. 33" will probably win out.

Once the driveshaft is back from the shop, the truck will be fully driveable (in the daylight) next project is either filling the interior, or tackling wiring. Headlights don't work, and ultimately, the wiring is 50 years old, so a rewire is probably the wise decision.
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