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Re: SC M37

Postby m-37Bruce » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:39 pm

Not on mine either, checked this afternoon.
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Re: SC M37

Postby just me » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm

No extra holes in mine, either.
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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:11 pm

Late yesterday I lifted the bed and laid it on the floor. Then I got my daughter to help me tilt it up on it's end.

It has no rust underneath and looks dirty but really good.

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Re: SC M37

Postby rickf » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:43 am

Leaning against the wall on that rolling cart is a recipe for a scoot out and take out your legs disaster! Careful with that. Looking again, looks like it may be flat on the cart? If so then safe. I have been knocked down more than once and tend to point that out whenever I see it.
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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:09 pm

I figured today might be the last warm weekend for 2017. So I got the steam cleaner out and cleaned off the body and frame of the M37. Then let it dry in the sun and the 69 degree day.

I had to pull the engine before I pulled the frame and body out to clean it.

The engine is free:

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The frame pushed away:

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Engine sitting in its cradle:

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Here is the mud left from the previous owner:

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It's going to be nice working on this truck now that it is clean.

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Now I can work on it during the cold weather.
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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 am

I try to do something on the truck each day, even if it is something small. I decided to remove the side steps. Both steps are bent and I have better ones to replace them.

Those durn carriage bolts that hold the steps on the hangers are low quality and always get rusted. Only one came off clean the rest of them started to loosen and then the bolt started spinning. So I had to resort to the grinder and cut off wheel. On the somewhat straight step I was more careful and saved that step with the cut off wheel to the bolts. The smashed step got the grinder treatment to the bolt heads.

At the end of the evening I still had dirt dropping on me from the 'clean' truck. :twisted:
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Re: SC M37

Postby rickf » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:21 am

I will usually weld a nut to the top of the carriage bolt so that I can hold it with a wrench and that way I do not hog out the square hole and also don't damage the part with a grinder. New bolts are cheap. I need a set of steps, how bad are yours? Mine are rusted, bent I can straighten.
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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:08 am

I spent the cold Sunday afternoon, (snow still on the ground) sitting under the truck removing the gas, vent and brake lines from the drivers side of the truck.

I still had the Alabama yellow clay falling all over me from behind the lines and embedded in the wire wrap protecting the lines. I can't imagine trying to change all those lines having the engine, transmission and transfer case in there. It helps to have the bed off too. :D
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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:28 am

I forgot, I was going to ask a question. :(

What do you guys do to replace the bendable straps that hold the gas, vent and brake lines in place? These have the one hole in the strap for the bolt. I might could reuse some of them. But wondered if someone makes replacement ones or there is another way to go.

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Re: SC M37

Postby NAM VET » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:29 am

I can't imagine trying to replace all the metal and flex lines with the bed on and the engine in place. I don't think you could do the fuel line under the radiator with it in place.

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Re: SC M37

Postby sturmtyger380 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:10 am

So where did you source those? Alan
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