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1921 Pierce-Arrow X5 Two Ton Truck


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Old 11-08-2017, 10:30:39 PM
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Default Re: 1921 Pierce-Arrow X5 Two Ton Truck

Lowering the cab into place. It has new wood, but is going to need quite a bit of work.
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Default Re: 1921 Pierce-Arrow X5 Two Ton Truck

From the underside pictures, it looks like the cylinders are sleeved. Do you plan on replacing the pistons?
How about the tiny cracks in the head, will they be of concern?

A new driveshaft can probably be readily made up by one of the companies that specializes in that field.

That rear end housing is huge!
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The cylinders are not sleeved. The block and crankcase are two separate pieces, and what you are seeing in that picture is the joint between the two. The original pistons are going to be reused. There are no cracks in the head, just in the valve seats and extending into the cylinder. It is going to be sleeved and have new valve seats installed.

There is a modern spicer flange that will bolt up if I can't find an original driveshaft, but hopefully an original will turn up even if it is not the correct length.
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If you go on you-tube Jay Leno has one of his videos on a 1918 Pierce Arrow with the 6 cyl T head engine. Interesting car. Of Course, I'm an old car guy
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I thought I was going get away with only having to make a few pieces along with some trimmming here and there but it is better off to just start over. The whole thing was about 1/4 in. too narrow and the arch wasn't quite right.

I have some pictures from the early 90's of the truck in pieces. Sometime between then and now the sheet metal was cut to fit that metal grate in the back of the cab. It is supposed to have a small back window. It is just flat metal so it won't be too hard to fix.
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The inside of the cab sheet metal had not been sandblasted so there was sort of a "shadow" showing through the red paint of where the wood was originally. Working from that and the drawing in the parts book, I was able to come with something I believe is pretty close to original.
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What kind of rod do you use to weld that brown stuff?

(just kidding - cab parts look really great.) JD
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Got that brown stuff welded together.
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Got that brown stuff welded together.
I'm guessing you used a "Stick-Welder" for that.

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OK Chris . You are making that look way too easy. I've rebuilt wood framed cabs. I KNOW what you did.
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