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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gassman, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. gassman

    gassman 1/2 ton status

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    She's back on the road after 6 months. What do ya all think of her. She's my moneypit but I love her. Got the dana 60 from Brains60s.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Sledge

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    Looks awesome! I can't wait for mine to get back from the body shop and get working on mine again. I appreciate the inspiration.

    BTW I got my front D60 from Brians 60s too...how did you get the waxy red stuff off the calipers and rotors?
     
  3. gassman

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    To honest, I messed around trying to remove it but finally just ran it with some old pads that I had off of another front end. They cleaned up great. Than put the new pads back on. Maybe not the best way but worked for me.
     
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    Reddish-brown waxy stuff? That's probably cosmoline. It's kind of sticky and self-healing if you scratch it. Great rust inhibitor that's been in use by the military for decades. Stinks, too... You can get it off using brake parts cleaner or lacquer thinner. Wear a respirator!
     
  5. Sledge

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    Thanks for the tip Steve! These axles were military surplus, so I bet you're right on it being "cosmoline."
     

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