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I finished up making the universal joint awhile ago. I got the parts re-cast and had to do all the machining and fitting to the drive shaft. I think we figured out why it was so wore out, the people that used this truck before mounted a corn sheller on the truck and powered it with a gear welded to the drive shaft. So they disconnected the universal joint from the rear end and ran the corn sheller. So it sat out there and beat its self apart out on the end of the drive shaft. There are just a few reasons why a new one was needed

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Nice work so far. Keep up posting progress, it is quite interesting.

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Maybe it will work right this time.
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I have here a picture of the side lamps and head lights finished. There wasn't any broken glass, they were just very very dirty and needed some good paint. Next I have a picture of a Stewart Truck that i found online from the period of 1918 and is the same model of the one I am restoring. Lastly, the oil pump has been cleaned up and it works. Today I am headed over to pick up some more of castings that have been re-cast for me.
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I got my castings picked up from NRB Metals in St. Charles, MN and they look great. I still have to some machining on them to get the perfect fit to the Stewart. A week or so ago, I went to an auction a few miles south of me in Racine, MN and scored a deal on a Weaver auto crane. I was able to get it and bring it home that day. It is almost complete and we even got it turning and working that weekend. I am missing the hand crank and a snatch block that would go on the chain. All the original ads that we have found, shows that instead of having cable around the drum, Weaver actually used chain. The name plates are on both sides of the frame and they are in great condition. It is a two ton auto crane, so I am going to mount that on the Stewart and make the Stewart into an old time service truck.
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Finished my driver side wheels! Had to do some touch up painting and now they are finally done. One wheel to go! Hopefully look at taking it off on Saturday to get started on it.
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I have one of those Weaver Auto Crane's, but mine was changed over to a cable.

Still has the pulley for the chain though with the cable running in the groove.
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Here's a couple shots of my old Weaver Auto Crane and the name-plate showing it as a 3 Ton.

The adjustable arms have been welded in place on it and it has a cable instead of the chain, but still has the chain pulley on it.

Not shown in this picture, but right now I have a 50 gallon drum of cement hanging on it that I removed from my loader tractor when I sold it last year.

As per your PM, I will try to get a couple shots of the crank handle for you ASAP.
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Since I don't seem to be able to attach pictures to PM's, here's a few more shots showing the crank handle you asked me for.

I don't know if it's original or something one of the previous owners welded up for it, but it is fabricated instead of cast.

Simple enough to make if you need one.
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And here's a few other 'detail' shots showing the pawl for locking the hoist and the 'Chain" pulley even though mine currently has a cable on it.
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