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About dalef62

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  • Birthday 03/20/1962

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  1. I was trying to get paint mixed up and can't find anyone near me that mixes Dupont anymore. I have the paint mix for Dupont. Might have to find something close, 1978 International Harvester, Woodbine green. I was cleaning the back side of the dash and it looks pretty good, almost nice enough to leave original. Will have to do some more cleaning and decide...
  2. Roger and Jim, The only problem with the Jeep was Ice! Well it was more like ice in the transmission. As you can see from some of the pictures I have shown of the Jeep in the past it was/is very rusty and the roof, doors, windshield areas leak, and we had plenty of rain last year. I can only guess the transmission ingested a cup or so of water through the shifter and when the temperatures turned cold it froze and locked up the transmission. A drain and refill with fresh fluid and all is well till it fills with water again, which I hope it doesn't.
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    electrical thoughts

    Here we go again! From what I read, he is going to use a CONVERTER to switch power to 12V and thinking of using a lawn and garden batter to keep the voltage stable for a few modern accessories. He is not converting the car to 12V. I would think the biggest problem would be to keep everything isolated from ground that will be 12V as your car has positive ground.
  4. I am still sanding on the FOR... It is looking really good. A few spots will need some attention and then it will be ready for color. I hope to flip the body over in the next few days. I will have to modify the cart, but I have figured out what needs done already. I did have a scare on my 1956 Jeep plow truck. I went to move it in the garage last Friday as they were calling for snow. It started but would not move! Even in neutral it would stall the engine when I let the clutch out. The shifter wasn't moving as it should but it did move and I was sure it was in neutral while letting the clutch out. After messing around for awhile it went into first gear and moved and I put it in the garage. Does anyone have an idea of what was wrong?
  5. Roger, I have been with this build from day one! It has been an amazing ride! You are quite the craftsman and have done what most people only dream of. From the day you started this build with the tires it has been very exciting to see how you made each part and how detailed you were in recreating the Mark II, and your problem solving has been amazing. I know you have had many sleepless nights designing in your head what were the next parts to make and how you would go about doing them. Quite an amazing feat! Again, WONDERFUL JOB! And thanks for bringing us along to view. Maybe this summer we could meet as my daughter and son-in-law are in Bern now on a 1 year job assignment and we may travel there to visit them. Where in Switzerland are you? Dale
  6. Day one of sanding is done, about half of the outer skin has been sanded. Doesn't look much different than the pictures from the other day. It is looking pretty good though. A few spots will need a little primer.
  7. dalef62

    Need help identifying this car only picture I have

    5 bolt hub, one every other spoke.
  8. I was able to apply another coat of high build primer today. It is looking really good now. I hope this is the last of the primer and the next coat will be color, but only sanding will tell. This is the part of body work that I hate, sanding and sanding and sanding some more, till it is smooth as silk. And if you stand back 5' you can't see any difference.
  9. dalef62

    1929 Ford Model A

    I am still looking for the "finished restored 1929 Model A"?
  10. dalef62

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Sometimes it pays to stand back and look at it for a few days, then go back at it. It also pays to swear at it some!!!!
  11. And a new year is here, but the sanding continues... Hoping to get another coat of primer on the repaired areas by the weekend.
  12. Took some time off for the Christmas holiday, kids were home, lots of running and celebrating. Spent several days working in my train room. It is mostly a collection of American Flyer with a loop of Lionel that was my uncles. Seven trains running at the same time tends to keep me busy... I cleaned this room several years ago from a unused room with a dirt floor and cobwebs so thick you couldn't see the other wall (like 10-15 years ago) and laid out the platform and trains and always had to crawl up on the platform when there was a derailment in the back. I have been planing for years to cut holes in the platform to access the rear areas from underneath, this was the year! It is so much nicer to crawl under the platform then crawling on top and fighting all the accessories. I haven't run the trains much in the last couple years so there was lots to do, cleaning, rearranging, adjusting, adding accessories (now that someone doesn't have to crawl over the platform) that had been bought but never installed. The block sanding continues on the FOR. Things are looking really nice on it, a few small spot will take a little more filler and then another coat of primer. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas holiday and wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!
  13. Stands for "Dead Broke"!
  14. I was able to get some sanding done on the front of the FOR today. I was using 80 grit on a block to get the sand scratches out of the filler and primer and to smooth things up some. I got the right front fender, windshield support and the top of the left front fender sanded. It is hard to tell in the photos but it is looking pretty good, a few spots will need some attention.
  15. Today was the day to put another coat of primer on the body of the FOR. It wasn't that warm outside but the waste oil furnace is working good and I set the temperature at 65 degrees and it got there in no time! It is looking pretty good, but we will see what happens when I start blocking it. I also got the holes drilled for the spare tire mount on the right side.