1952 L-110 restoration


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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:36 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Thanks for the fuel tank offer. Very generous and I would take you up on it if I wasn’t 3000miles away.
The dimensions measure really close to my tank. It seems like welding one up from aluminum might be my best bet.

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Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

AK, is the spare tire carrier still under the rear of the box?
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Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:37 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Gudgeon Pin wrote:AK, is the spare tire carrier still under the rear of the box?


Only part of the carrier. I suspect there was not enough room after the biggest bumper of all time was welded on.

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Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:28 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Thanks for the picture, only thing left on our truck is what was riveted to the frame was cut off with a torch.

Hope your restoration of your truck goes well.
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Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:36 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Some progress has been made on my L110 but not much.
The stock rear end was wasted. Brakes were shot, bearings and all internals just balls rust. The truck loaded on and off the trailer but the rear end locked up once it was parked in my garage. When I drained the differential it was all rusty water. :(
I decided to go with the ford 8.8 out of an exploder. I picked one up for $100. It is disc brake so that will be interesting. After cutting the old leaf spring seats off with a saws all I welded new leaf spring seats on. The Rugged ridge perches were made for 3” tube and the Ford is 3.25 just like the international rear end. A few minutes trimming on the grinder and they fit perfectly. I was able to get a new set of u bolts made locally for $35. Blast prime and painted the mount plates.
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Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:01 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

You will need a proportioning valve I believe unless you convert to disk on the front.

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Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Some new pickup trucks have a simple winch system for lifting and storing the spare tire. My 2002 Ram 2500 has one of these. I cannot use the wheel winch because I like to install a Chevy Van fuel tank between the frame rails. at the back.
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Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:01 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

I went the same route with the 8.8. I also upgraded the front to disk brakes also and vacuum power brakes, I’m to the point I need to run brake lines.
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Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

KSever wrote:I went the same route with the 8.8. I also upgraded the front to disk brakes also and vacuum power brakes, I’m to the point I need to run brake lines.

Looks like your building a new truck. That thing is sooo clean. Did you convert the original front axle and spindles to disc brakes?

nikkinutshop wrote:Some new pickup trucks have a simple winch system for lifting and storing the spare tire. My 2002 Ram 2500 has one of these. I cannot use the wheel winch because I like to install a Chevy Van fuel tank between the frame rails. at the back.

I think I will get the external side tire mount because these trucks look so cool with a side mounted spare. I like the fuel tank idea. That looks like an inexpensive solution. I would like to keep the filler in the original location. The first thing my kids noticed was the location of the gas cap for some reason. Probably due to it being at kid level.

lbesq wrote:You will need a proportioning valve I believe unless you convert to disk on the front.

Thanks. I will not be converting the front as I have already purchased all new brakes for the front so I will have to look into this proportioning valve.

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Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:35 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

I did convert the original front spindles to disk. Used the kit from https://www.tsmmfg.net/

It’s a direct fit
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