Sparks fly as Davin finishes the suspension on our 1950 Chevy 3600 truck project | Redline Update


– Hey this is Davin with Hagerty, and our Redline Rebuild updates on our 1950 five-window
Chevy pickup truck. We have the rear-end is all
reassembled and rarin’ to go. And now we gotta tackle this front end. As you can see, I have a couple problems. Well one, I’m missin’ a leaf spring, but I took that off already just to see if there was any
leaves that were broke in it. So you can see here our rear eye is broken. Looks like a pretty common
issue in the stock stuff. I have a fresh set of leaf springs from LMC that I’m gonna use. I have new bolts. I have new shock absorbers. We have our front brakes
done that you saw last time. They are ready to assemble. But I also need to fix
this, bad kingpin, so, we’re gonna re-bush the
kingpins on both sides. That will button up the front end. Once that’s buttoned up, then we can start thinkin’
about puttin’ that motor and transmission back in. (studious electronic music) It looks better. (hammering) Bada bing, bada boom. It’s different. So, you have your two shackles. You get this tie pin in here, big deal. You get some rubber bushings, waltz onto this. But what’s interesting to me is this bushing is threaded. So you put it on. It’s gnarled on the outside. Right, this has to rotate. Well it does. But of course it’s gonna rotate
and actually go like this because it’s threaded, it’s gonna move in and out, as the vehicle goes up and down. Obviously it worked, but different. That good? Yee-ha. ♪ Shack a lacka ♪ ♪ Shack a lacka ding dong ♪ So that bushing went in
very easy into the frame. Thanks to the, obviously, the big driver. And we don’t need to put
one in the front eye, as far as a leaf spring’s concerned, it has the same function. But the new leaf spring from LMC comes with that eye installed already. So I just gotta transfer
the bolt into that is all. So I’m just gonna lube up
the rest of the shackle. I’ll get the leaf spring up on the perch, get it kinda set in position
like we did the back. I’m gonna attach the leaf
spring to the frame rail first and then to the axle. It just makes it easier to
align the leaf spring purchase and the front axle’s pretty forgiving, so that’s my process. (upbeat music) Little bit of that. What’s this? So from a couple of years of wear here, this inside edge of this mount is kinda hammered on. It’s actually like pinching. So a leaf spring won’t just
slide up inside of there. I need to grab a grinding wheel, probably a flat disc. Then we get in there and clean that up. (grinder sounding) Like it was meant to be in there. (hammering) All right, let’s do this. Let’s get this in. And start it. With that now I should be able to at least lower this down here, if I go the right way, it won’t go anywhere. We’ll slide our stuff down. Also balance to straighten up our axle. Did you guys catch that? All right, so that’s
pretty straight forward. I’m puttin’ the leaf springs in. This is all modded up and done. I need to add some grease,
obviously, to the joints. But I’ll do that all at one time. But I need to tackle the left side and get that wrapped up and then we can move on to our kingpins. (studious electronic music) How’d he do that? He’s got super glued on
the end of his thumb. (game win sounding) So how’s that for wear? These are not suppose to be cammed. All this, it’s all gotta
slide in that wiggle. (throat clearing) Okay, our leaf springs are on. Both sides are clammed
down nice and tight. New shackles, new rear pivots. Now I need to get after these kingpins and there’s a bunch of
grease on here to scrape off. Grease and dirt and whatnot. But tell you what I’m gonna do, I’ma heat it up and just burn it off. So for anybody that doesn’t know or haven’t seen me use this before, this Mini-Ductor Venom. And it’s an electric heater, for lack of a better way to describe it. Instead of using a torch to heat nuts up or whatever you’re trying to take out, to red hot, you use this. It uses one ten voltage and through those coils it creates a whole lot of heat in the center of that. Again, it’s especially nice like if you’re by a flammable
liquid like a gas tank. Now I certainly wouldn’t use this to heat up a fitting on a
gas tank that has fuel in it, it’s still gettin’ red hot, but if you need to heat
something up around it that’s not associated
directly with the gas tank, then you can certainly use this ’cause you don’t have that open flame. And you can even use it
like inside the interior where you have a bolt
that isolated enough, but you need to be able to heat it up and knock it out. (hammering) One chunk. This is bad. – [Man] You got it. – [Davin] Got it on the run now, huh? All right, this sides
completely tore apart, spindle’s off, kingpin’s out. I need to do the same
thing on the other side. It also needs new bushings installed. But mainly I want to clean this up. So I’ma put it in the
ultrasonic for overnight, let it kind of hum and
clean off this grime and we’ll get back after it tomorrow. But until then, hopefully you enjoyed this, and you like these videos. Please click and subscribe. ‘Til then, get on the garage, get your work done, so you can go enjoy your ride. See ya. Sound good? – [Man] Sound good? Got thumbs up. – [Davin] All right.