So Simple--8 3/4 Chunk Repaint Properly

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    mycuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    So simple, 8 3/4 chunk repaint properly

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    I just cut a hole in the lid.

    No need to tip upside down that way & the bucket is still usable as a bucket.

    If no lid, you can still use a bucket & a couple sticks across the top of the bucket for the carrier flange to sit on.
     
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    would an original be raw grey casting?
     
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    I believe so
     
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    That's a great idea but I hate wasting buckets. Cut a hole in a scrap piece of plywood and put OVER the bucket LOL
     
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    Choose your color theme.........lol
     
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    Wife works at grocery store....pickle buckets for everyone....lol
     
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    True, not as stable IMO
     
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    where there some model years that they were painted black?
     
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    Dont believe so, but didnt want the orange pumpkin sticking out of an all black/white
    color scheme........
     
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    RustyRatRod Just another dumbass. FABO Gold Member Technical Editor

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    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
     
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      i think i used the stick trick on a milk crate,it's been a while.
      ...and be careful there isn't a lot of wiggle room on the sticks!
       
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      Hi everyone,
      I'm new here, but not new to mopars in any other way I can think of...At any rate back in '70 I was a mechanic at a Dodge dealership in Hamtramck a mile down the road from where the A bodies were made. That was when the 5/50 warranty was in effect so I routinely saw cars from 65 and newer plus quite a few a bit older, even worked on a couple of long ram 383's in 59 Darts which was a full size car. One was a station wagon. As shipped from the factory ALL of the rear axles and center sections were painted in one way or another, more or less. The 7-1/4 and 9-3/4 tended to be a dark red in the center with sometimes pretty nearly bare tubes, and the 8-3/4 were all black including the pig mounting studs/nuts and pinion snubber and its bolts. The center section of the 8-3/4 axles were always painted better than the tube section which usually had some pretty thin areas that improved again around the back of the backing plates. For the most part the 8-3/4's were better painted than the others by a good margin. The gasket edge was painted as were the nuts so must have been painted as an assembly. Backing plates and part of the brake drums were painted the same as the axle. They usually managed to get paint on the pinion dust shield but seldom got any on the yokes. The inside of the backing plates was devoid of paint leaving bare the ?parkerized? gray surface that rust scaled up so quickly. We were instructed to take each new car out for a drive during new car prep and burn off the brake drums real good to eliminate 'smoke' complaints from customers that resulted from the burning paint. Emergency brake cables were painted near the backing plates indicating they were already in the backing plates. I'd judge the entire assembly was constructed then painted as a whole, just not very well. U-bolts and spring/shock brackets were raw steel but shocks were painted black as were the lower rubber isolaters. Some leaf springs were painted black, others looked like un-rinsed oil heat treated surfaces. To me it looked like a half hazard system at best with emphasis placed on certain areas at the expense of all others. There were various paint stick marks here and there on the assemblies, yellow, blue, white etc. I remember seeing semi-trailer loads of axles cradled on form fitting skids stacked 9 high while traveling on Jefferson Ave and I94. Must have been 250-300 of them per load. That method of transportation was the reason for those 2 &*%$@# round clips that are found on the brake drums of the few as yet undisturbed cars. Perhaps unrelated but nonetheless interesting were the trailer loads of engines intermingled with those of the axles, the torque converters were installed on the engines and painted with the engine. Fun times, I'd do it all over again.
       
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