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HOGIE

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#1530652 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by HOGIE on 21 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

Speaking of bad truckers....someone is missing.


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#1530354 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by HOGIE on 19 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

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#1530179 New 521 owner here!

Posted by HOGIE on 18 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

Can’t wait to see the truck. If it’s been sitting for a while your going to need to do brakes. Rockauto has everything you’ll need for brakes but you’ll have to use 620 parts, mostly. They all work. Only trouble I had was that some wheel cylinders rubbed on the drums so you’ll need to replace them with a new ones too.

Postimage is the easiest from mobile


#1530053 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 17 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

Make sure to stake it down, otherwise it will become the neighbors project space after a small breeze. lol

It’s very secured


#1530038 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 17 November 2017 - 04:35 PM

Truck chassis has a home while in the project stage

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#1529926 Ls '74 620

Posted by HOGIE on 17 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

1) Do it
2) Post pictures.



But I don’t think either of those things will really ever happen


#1529056 My daughter and I have a Project

Posted by HOGIE on 13 November 2017 - 09:38 PM

One thing I would focus on is the stopping power of the drum brakes on all four wheels. Power, carburetors, 5speeds are all good but these trucks have manually adjustable brakes that need to be maintenanced on a regular basis. Usually every oil change. When out of adjustment the truck will learch to the side with the most brake contact. We just get used to this unsafe thrill. For my kiddo I’d be looking at a front disc brake upgrade. Custom brackets, spindle/hub/caliper/rotor assy, steering linkage, proportioning valve and a couple new brake lines. Probably also some larger wheels with wide tires( once again braking + traction). This is well covered here.

Also seats with a high head rest, just in case of a hard rear end collision, because with the stock bench seat your head would bounce off or break the rear window.



Oh and just to be clear I’ve done none of that on my truck because I guess I dont care about my own safety.



Edit: Lap belt suck too. If it doesn’t have shoulder belts, install them


#1529020 What would you do

Posted by HOGIE on 13 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

L20 will better for driving all over the state going to Datsun shows, like you do. With taller gearing of course.


#1528772 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 12 November 2017 - 02:57 PM

I’m quite intrigued. I would be interested in some dome style caps. Maybe with a flat spot for a D decal hmm?


#1528768 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 12 November 2017 - 02:40 PM

Do you have center caps?


I do not


#1528668 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by HOGIE on 11 November 2017 - 10:13 PM

I was just at your photo account, not a lot of choices on Imgur, I use Postimage myself.


Postimage is way easier for mobile image posting...so far


#1528667 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 11 November 2017 - 10:11 PM

Now it’s sitting on these wheels with hardbody spindles/hubs

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I’ve also freshened up the steering box and am working on getting all the steering linkage worked out

Using 521 steering box and idle arm, 620 tie rod ends and center link(because that’s what I have) and d21 outer tie rod setup


#1528666 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 11 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

Rear disc brake setup

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#1528642 Gumby - Dragon Green 521

Posted by HOGIE on 11 November 2017 - 08:43 PM

Wow I let Gumby get to page 3

A lot has happened with the project but here is a little update

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In this pic I’m mocking up the front suspension, the springs are only for that purpose


#1528640 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by HOGIE on 11 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

I was just at your photo account, not a lot of choices on Imgur, I use Postimage myself.

You just have to bracket the link with correct text

I’m going to try postimage too