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Thread: My 1952 M38CDN Refurb - This will Take Awhile!

  1. #16
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    Jun 2010
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    Can't believe it's been so long for an update! This has definitely been a marathon thus far with a few u-turns added for good measure
    The brakes went together well and I even made a custom adjustment tool to help out. I'm trying to solve some very pesky leaks at the copper crush gaskets even though it's all new components....I've ordered more parts so I'll get it eventually. Let's talk springs.....I had the springs re-arched in Edmonton and have a bit of a dilemma. You can see the device I made to pre-load the springs so I can bolt up the shocks and brake lines. Then I can slowly unload them later on by loosening the nut. I've reached out to a few brethren from a military vehicle forum and am assured this is quite normal until the major components are installed to add weight. It's a bit unnerving is all. I'm in the process of going through the tranny and t-case for serviceability, seal them up and hopefully get them painted soon. The motor is being re-assembled as we speak so I may see it soon too! I have a target of end May to be driving this thing again so the race is on!
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    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Resto Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

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  2. #17
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    Jun 2010
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    And the saga continues......! Picked up the motor from Edmonton and mated it to the drivetrain.
    The rundown on progress:
    -checked over the transmission, t-case and pto and sealed everything up nicely. Oil is in and no leaks so far!
    -removed the dual seals on the t-case output shaft, re-mounted a metal dust cap and re-installed the proper seal and felt washer.
    -the anti-rattle clips were also missing on the shift levers so they're in place now
    -dealt with bent the skid plate that someone pointed out to me (I honestly thought it was supposed to look like that), so I removed it, re-blasted and it had a date with a 50 ton press. It's nice and straight now and re-painted.
    -managed to get the brake lines to stop leaking after annealing the washers and replacing the tee fitting and master cylinder banjo bolt.
    -replaced one bad u-joint and put a new (homemade) slip yoke seal and split washer on the rear driveshaft.

    The winch is in progress now and once painted and mounted, I can finally say mechanical is done.

    Of course I got a run in the front bumper after painting so it's up for a sand and re-paint. And the good news, the front springs have relaxed enough now that I was able to remove my pre-load tensioners. Check out the cool knurled piston that came out of the motor!

    Next step is the body...argh!
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    Last edited by coolpool; 05-22-2021 at 10:11 AM.
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Resto Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

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  3. #18
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    Apr 2011
    Location
    Mexico
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    Looking spectacular! When’s it’s first parade?
    F**K ZUCK!

  4. #19
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    Jun 2010
    Location
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    I really hope to have this back on the road by end June....doable if I stop getting distracted by warm weather beers around a fire. I plan to farm out sandblasting the tub and all body components to save me a ton of time with a sander. There's virtually no bodywork to do so this part should go quicker. But then we all know about hidden ghosts once you start into something!
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Resto Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Feedback http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...ck-for-coopool
    http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...k-for-coolpool

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
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    Got the winch installed now. Found a good facsimile of the original cable clamp to attach the chain to the cable. I had to manufacture my own elongated links on each end of the 5/16" chain links too which was a challenge but turned out OK.
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    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Resto Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Feedback http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...ck-for-coopool
    http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...k-for-coolpool

  6. #21
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    Apr 2011
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    Thanks for posting.....



    .....a link



    F**K ZUCK!

  7. #22
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    kiser is offline Just Too Addicted Arm chair racerJust too addicted
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    Very cool project! I have always liked old military Jeeps/trucks but have never owned one. Keep up the good work!

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