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62 Kenworth Rebuild
« on: December 08, 2011, 10:47:08 AM »
The yellow 62 rebuild has begun. I started the tear down this week and will have it down to bare frame by the end of the month. Dad and I are going to take about three weeks off over the holidays and start the transformation from an aluminum frame single axle to a steel frame dual axle truck. There will be lots of pictures to follow over the next 30 days to keep you all in the loop. I need to wrap up some loose ends over the next few weeks for missing parts I have been unable to round up. The main parts I want to find are an overdrive 5 or 6spd main, a good original gauge insert for a 62 dash, a set of small diameter air cleaners and some original exterior grab handles. I will be in Oregon and Washington at the end of the month looking at a few parts Jake Winn has found for me so if anyone knows of some 62 parts laying around let me know.

John
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 02:34:55 PM »
Sounds l like you're gonna have a busy holiday season! You'll have a pretty cool truck when it's done it sounds like. I don't have any of the parts you listed, but I'll keep a couple eyes out! I like pictures, especially of someone who makes progress LoL I have too many projects going on at once to get much done on any one!

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 03:09:18 PM »
If you find a couple 5 or 6 speeds,, holler! I'm looking for one or the other too!
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 11:03:51 PM »
If you are going to over our way, maybe we could all meet up in Astoria and get you some parts.  That orange 60? truck we brought home from Hermiston should have some useful pieces for you. That and you can see all our other junk and the latest project Bryan brought home.  Just let us know when you will be around.
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 12:07:44 AM »
I got a really nice drivers door.  Check it out when your over here getting the front axle.

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 04:54:08 PM »
Any progress pictures????????????
Don't even care if it is just pictures of the frame.

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 12:49:05 PM »
Here is a picture as of last night. The cab is loose and should be off tonight. Drive train should be out tomorrow night.

John
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 02:41:44 PM »
You're shop's too clean and tidy!!! ;D

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 04:01:28 PM »
I have a 4 speed Spicer, a 270 small cam 855 and probably some small bits at some point. 

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 10:16:49 AM »
I don't think a shop can ever be too clean, clutter drives me crazy :). Here is a picture with the cab off.
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 08:57:37 PM »
Well the truck is now a 225" WB and back to three axles. The motor, transmission and drive train is all in and I should be done with the air and wiring in the next day or two. I have taken lots of pictures and will post them when I get a chance.

More later,

John
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 10:24:02 PM »
How did everything go?
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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 12:23:17 AM »
Glad to hear that things are coming along well. Bet it will look real nice once it is finished.

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 11:20:16 AM »
The truck is back on the road and runs out nice for a 50 year old rig. The build went well with very few problems but did require some thought a time or two. It took dad and I 8 days to install the frame rails, new air lines, new fuel lines, and new wiring front to back. Here are a few pictures for you guys to look at.

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Re: 62 Kenworth Rebuild
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 11:21:21 AM »
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