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Old 07-04-2017, 07:18 PM   #15
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Welcome to the Forum. Those of us that have done it can appreciate the amount of work you are facing. Trust me when I say It's worth it . The folks on this forum will always be here with wisdom to help you along the way. Just ask. I could not have done it without the help of the fine folks on this forum.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:15 PM   #16
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Welcome to the Forum. Those of us that have done it can appreciate the amount of work you are facing. Trust me when I say It's worth it . The folks on this forum will always be here with wisdom to help you along the way. Just ask. I could not have done it without the help of the fine folks on this forum.


Thanks very encouraging indeed!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:12 PM   #17
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Is this the correct location to ask mechanical questions? I am currently replacing the brake calipers and hoses. Local part stores are not much help. Any leads on front brake hoses for an 1976 Argosy 20ft would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:23 PM   #18
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I got all of mine from rock auto. 1977 Chevrolet p30
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:57 AM   #19
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I got all of mine from rock auto. 1977 Chevrolet p30
Ditto, go to Rockauto for the brake parts. I would list the part numbers for my 74 but I'm not 100% sure there weren't changes made between 74 & 76. When searching for brake parts the main thing to remember is you have JB8 (front disc & rear drum with hydroboost) brakes and your chassis weight may or may not be less than 11,000 pounds. I've found that sometimes I have to buy parts for the higher rated chassis and other times just the opposite.

Rockauto provides pictures of the parts so it's always a good idea to compare what you have with the pictures.

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Is this the correct location to ask mechanical questions?
Yep, you can ask them in this thread or the Mechanics Corner. Asking them in this thread keeps all of your info in one place which for me has been very handy. Since my rebuild has gone for so many years having everything in one thread has helped me remember when and how I did something!

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Replaced calipers, pads and font broke hoses (had the hoses made). On to the back brakes, my project is moving at glacier speed. :-) but at least it's moving.
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Replaced calipers, pads and font broke hoses (had the hoses made). On to the back brakes, my project is moving at glacier speed. :-) but at least it's moving.
Why did you have the front hoses fabricated? They are readily available from places like Rockauto.
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Why did you have the front hoses fabricated? They are readily available from places like Rockauto.


I couldn't find the exact hose online. Ordered 2 sets then had them made (3/8 female to 7/16 banjo) maybe my Argo is special? :-)
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That's strange. The front steel brake lines that connect to the rubber lines are 3/16" lines with male fittings that screw into the end of the hose. I think the male fitting has a 5/16x20 thread on it. At least that's what came from the factory. If someone has change things around then all bets are off.

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Brakes are operational, first joy ride, a lot of work ahead :-)
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Brakes are operational, first joy ride, a lot of work ahead :-)
One down, lots more to go!
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:37 PM   #27
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Replaced many rotted vacuum lines, plugs, plug wires, rotor cap and coil. Engine is running very smooth now. Dropped the gas tank to inspect faulty sending unit. YIKES tons of RUST! New tank and sending unit on order. Replaced all rubber fuel lines. The fun continues :-)
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When I dropped my tank for the first time, I got a whole cup of loose rust out of it. Another cup when I scraped all the surfaces I could reach.
This is what my sending unit looked like when I pulled it

The float rod was cobbed together with some crude welds on the rod
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