Sol's '54 R112


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Post Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 am

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Craigslist deal of the day. 4 Corbeau seats, 2 4-point harness, and the console for $400. Plus $20 for my buddy to pick them up for me since I was on call all weekend.

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Now the choice, Forza (fixed back) or CR1 (reclining)? I'm pretty sure they have the same mounting points so I'll try them both out once I get this on the road and see which I like better.

Just sitting in them I seem to fit better in the Forzas. The kidney bolsters on the CR1s are pretty tight on me. These seats do have steel frames so I may be able to take the covers off and open them up a bit more. The reclining would probably be better in terms of usability since I would be able to easily get behind the seats for whatever is back there.

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Whichever set I end up selling will probably get most, if not all of my money back :D A new pair of the Forzas is $475 and the CR1's are $800. Plus a couple bucks for the harnesses.
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Post Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:21 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

New latches arrived. The big ones and plates are for the doors, the mini ones are for another project.

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I flattened this area so I would have plenty of room on the inside between the latch and window track. I then had to move the latch outward on the door as the B-pillar is a bit narrow and I couldn't get the pin far enough inboard on it. No biggie.

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The new pin in place.

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I didn't like it having all those washers on there so I and bumped the sheet metal out a bit.

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Inside with the door closed

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Perfect fit. Pulling/pushing down on that lever unlatches the door.

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Post Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

dude, that is a cool door mod. nice work.
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:30 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

I was planning to do that to my truck as well.

The pics show me what the job SHOULD entail. THANX!
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:12 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

It's funny, the latches look almost identical to 9670 door latches, I think some Freightliners use similar latches with the trip arm on the latch like yours are. Even the bolt pattern (screw pattern) looks the same.
I can't remember what I paid for the last set, on the 9670 it is lock portion (the assembly that trips the latch) that so famously goes bad. I had had new ones act up in a month of use. I haven't come up with a sure fire fix for it. The latches, on the other hand are very long lasting, After 35 years of hard use, I had to replace one in my 9670, if yours are anywhere near as good, should last a lifetime in a truck that isn't run OTR.
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:22 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Haven't been doing anything on this lately. I unfortunately lost my father not long ago (he was only 54) and I've just had so much bs to deal with I haven't been in a position to work on this. I am finally getting back on top of things and had some free time this weekend to do a little work.

I had the front end loosely bolted on and it would shift around every time I looked at it, so I decided to tackle that. Core support mount. Speed holes and dimple dies to make it look cool 8-)

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Bent up a new front crossmember to attach it to. The oem dakota bolted in deal will go away once I weld this in permanent.

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Post Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:41 pm

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Looking good! Sorry to hear about your Dad. Not easy to lose a Parent, especially so Young.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:41 am

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Well done on the cross member and mount. I too share sentiments for your dad. Totally sucks to lose parents.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:12 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

I found this guy above the glove box today :D

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Post Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:25 pm

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Wow, that Line Setting Ticket is a rare find! So many of them succumb to mice or water.

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