(RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

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(RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:52 am

Just picked up my first FSJ. I've been rock crawling XJ's for the passed 10 years and finally decided to get my dream truck. I'm a bit out of my element with it being completely different than XJ and being a carburetor. So bare with me.Image


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:59 am

Paid $3500 for it. It has 44's closed 44 knuckles, 455 olds Rocket,turbo400 and a dana20. Frame is in fairly good shape. So I plan on a restore and upgrade and use as a tow rig. Just ordered an electric fan and a brake light switch and hope to have it on the road this weekend.


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(RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

The 455 runs pretty strong. I have yet to lay into it, so here's hoping it has some balls.Image


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:09 am

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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby dodgerammit » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:37 am

Looks like a solid, clean rig.
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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:40 am

dodgerammit wrote:Looks like a solid, clean rig.

Thanks, there are some areas that need attention. The inside of the bed has 2 sheets of wood for the bed. I'm toying with the idea to do a floor like this in it.Image


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:49 pm

Installed an electric fan today. Works great. Brake light switch tomorrow.ImageImage


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby will e » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:03 pm

Nice truck! And an Olds 455 is an interesting swap for sure. Welcome from Sunny Phoenix.
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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 pm

will e wrote:Nice truck! And an Olds 455 is an interesting swap for sure. Welcome from Sunny Phoenix.

Thanks, I'm from the Ohio about An hour South East of Columbus.


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby dodgerammit » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:03 pm

BWFDRUMS wrote:
dodgerammit wrote:Looks like a solid, clean rig.

Thanks, there are some areas that need attention. The inside of the bed has 2 sheets of wood for the bed. I'm toying with the idea to do a floor like this in it.Image


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:34 pm

So I've noticed a slight wobble in my rear driver tire. Swapped out for a new tire and wheel. Still does it. So bent axle shaft maybe? Pulled the axle nut and hub bolts off and the shaft still won't pull out? Any suggestions on these old 44's? Am I missing something?


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:35 pm

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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby KJ Ryu » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:41 pm

I've never pulled the shafts from a rear axle but, have you looked in the diff to see if there are c-clips?
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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby 44bz » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:45 pm

The hub and drum usually come off together with the assistance of a puller. Once those are off the shaft should slide out with a little persuasion. I slept a big wrench over the shaft, put the nut back on, then hit the wrench with a hammer. It slid out after a few good whacks. The shaft is held in by the bearings.


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby rocklaurence » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:31 am

That tuck is so COOL! I had a '67 J2000 when I was a kid [1980] with Buick 350 and T90.

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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:19 am

rocklaurence wrote:That tuck is so COOL! I had a '67 J2000 when I was a kid [1980] with Buick 350 and T90.

Thank you


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:20 am

KJ Ryu wrote:I've never pulled the shafts from a rear axle but, have you looked in the diff to see if there are c-clips?

Apparently it's a semi float and doesn't have C clips.


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:21 am

Well, I think I found the cause. Hub is cracked. ImageImage


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Re: (RPG) 67' Gladiator 455 Olds

Postby BWFDRUMS » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:22 am

Apparently I need to still pull the shaft to press a new hub on.Image


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