Author Topic: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton  (Read 5659 times)

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2015, 07:10:05 PM »
Awesomeness!

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #106 on: November 07, 2015, 06:55:26 PM »
Picked up the brake shoes Thursday.  They look brand new!  Awesome work by Rochester Brake and Clutch.

Reassembled the passenger side


Still need to source a return spring.
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #107 on: November 10, 2015, 09:10:18 AM »
Try PAC for the springs?  You never know. They had alot on display at SEMA. Also UTAH spring works maybe.

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2015, 09:46:04 AM »
Located a part number (ME148), found a supplier on the web, and ordered two...

Hen's teeth!  Sheesh.
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #109 on: November 14, 2015, 05:11:18 PM »
Springs arrived and driver rear reassembled.  Back on all fours (or six in this case)!

Cracked open the rear pumpkin finally: 1.5" of sludge on the bottom.  Scraped and shoveled and wiped out all I could reach.  Dowsed with 1.5 cans of brake cleaner.  No metal evidence.  May try to clean more...
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #110 on: November 14, 2015, 07:31:24 PM »
Such a strange sight! 2 sets of gears.

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2015, 07:20:30 AM »
Wingman, I picked this up Sunday couldn't just walk by.  55 international

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2015, 09:00:21 AM »
Did you get front sheet metal, too? If you want a new ford v8 or merc diesel - complete donors are currently available!

I found a mechanical mitsu fuso diesel w trans that needs rebuild too. 400 on craigslist. I’m avoiding grabbing it myself but it you want it let me know and I could pick it up, not too far from my pinto motor. Relatively speaking.


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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2015, 11:31:32 AM »
You are fully committed

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #114 on: November 16, 2015, 11:33:36 AM »
have an Isuzu NPR as well...

I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #115 on: November 16, 2015, 05:21:38 PM »
Hey!  Get your own thread, Jeff!  ;D
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #116 on: November 17, 2015, 07:36:40 PM »

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #117 on: November 20, 2015, 07:47:01 PM »
All brake lines opened and blown out.  New front wheel cylinders installed.  New master cylinder bench-bled and installed.  New flex hoses installed.  All shoes adjusted.  System bled and good firm pedal achieved (at least in the garage).  New v-belt sourced and installed.  Rear diff refilled with 2 gallons of fresh 80W90.

Ready for yard test drive then getting parked for 4 months of hibernation.  :'(
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2015, 11:19:40 AM »
Parked on the back porch for the winter.  :'(

But I can see it every day!  (wife doesn't appreciate the view)  ;D
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2015, 04:23:38 PM »
Vroom vroom status?!?!