ROSEANN'S RESTORATION

Rory

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Looks GREAT Mike! Don't you just love it when you get the chassis freshly painted and then remember you have to add a mount or some tubing.......LOL
 

fatnbald

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Who's got that video of Roseanne in Barstow, it was filmed by ESPN and shows the truck launching then coming down on the front corner, pretty sure it was Marty Coyne drivin it.
was looking for that yesterday and gave up after about an hour.
i ended up lost in some sort of Your Tube vortex
and orange peanut, for me?
 

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Looking forward to seeing her put back together....
 

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EPIC is over used these days! but works perfectly on this build! EPIC BUILD! Mike C thanks for saving a piece of off road history!
 

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I had a friend of mine Mike May at Decisive Testing Inc. mag some of my parts. I have some parts that I can use without buying new. That is something unusual for this build!

Rory, I have not seen that footage for years. I would love to see it one more time if you come across it!

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Dirt-Tech did the work on straightening the housing. It must be the original housing. The 9" gear is the only size gear I can put in the housing. I'm looking for another 46 spline spool if you know of one please let me know.

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J Burleson

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What is the bit sitting inside the short piece of tube on the side of the frame rail? Earlier pic looks like there is the same thing in the front and they have maybe aluminum caps? I thought it was a sway bar at first but..?
 

Mike Coleman

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J. The truck had a Bunderson air jack. 4 air chucks, one by each wheel. A real good idea. It has the mount for the jack in the cab. I don't know if I will be making the old system work.
 

J Burleson

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Aha. Figured it must of been obvious! Was this the standard setup in the day(for those running bunderson jacks). Or was it more common to use a bottle that gets pulled off every tire change? I think you should definitely keep it! I love those little details!
 

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where can i buy steel it? does it needs primer? thanks
 

Mike Coleman

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You can use a primer but you don't need to. I did not. You can buy it at McMaster-Carr online. It is easy to work with and you are able to weld through it.
 

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You can use a primer but you don't need to. I did not. You can buy it at McMaster-Carr online. It is easy to work with and you are able to weld through it.
thanks.... awesome restoration you´re doing, one of my favorite cars from my childhood
 

Dezertpilot

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Those snouts sure look tiny compared to today's standard hollow snouts. How often did they need replacing back in the day?
 
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