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  1. Today I spent some time helping my brother in law get his FOR ready for the national meet next month.  He hasn't had it out in 3 years and the brake cylinders were bad.  He had new ones already so it was a matter of swapping them out and cleaning things.  Also changed the fluids in the engine, transmission, transfer case and differential.  

    Tomorrow my wife and I will be leaving for Scotland to see our daughter and son in law and check out the sights!  Will also be going to Ireland.



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  2. Did you hook the charger to the battery terminals or one to ground on the car frame or block?  I you put the positive terminal from charger on the positive battery post and the negative terminal from the charger on the block or frame you had a dead short.  

  3. Today must have been "Paint Day" as I got two jobs wrapped up that needed painted.  First was a customers truck hood, She got a hi-rise hood and wanted it painted to match her truck, so I got that finished today.  And while I was at it, I had a little boo-boo on my truck that I needed repaired so I worked it out yesterday and today.  I was able to touch up my truck with blue, switch over to orange and then switch to clear and by lunchtime both repairs were done!   Now tomorrow, if I can get some help I will mount the hood on the truck and it will be ready for the customer!



  4. Just a little update on the FOR.  I mounted the steering column support today.  One more step in the right direction.  Was also at my brother in laws over the weekend to get some dimensions and such from his FOR.  Now I can make the brackets for the front bumper, make the brackets for the emergency brake handle, make the linkage for the transmission (after I change the clutch fork to an offset one), and several other things that I wasn't quite sure of.

    Will be taking a short break from the FOR to work on painting a customers hood on her truck.  Then it will be time for vacation!  Our plans have changed from going to Switzerland to going to Scotland and Ireland as our daughter and son in law are now in Scotland.


  5. Today's projects include the gas tank, windshield frame, seat brace and wheel covers.

    The gas tank is much worse than I thought, having severe rust through just above the seam on the one side and pinholes above the seam on the other side.  The filler neck is also loose, easy fix.

    The windshield frame will need a new piece for the one side, which is available.

    The seat brace is just getting a little filler as are the wheel covers after a wire brushing and some massaging with a hammer.



  6. Spinneyhill,

    Unfortunately there is no adjustment on the angle of the rear end on the FOR.  For the speeds that they travel and the miles that are put on them I guess Powell Crosley didn't care?  On another note, the transfer case and the pinion are not on the same center line on the car looking down on it either..  Here is a picture of my brother in laws FOR with the same angles. 

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  7. I got some more work done today on the FOR.  Was able to weld in all the unwanted holes in the bumper and grind everything smooth.  Then I straightened out some of the dents to get it looking pretty good.  Now to get the brackets welded on and primer and body work it.

    Also mounted one of the new tires and put it on the car where the tire was that went flat faster than I could put air in it.

    I can't believe how green this camera on my phone makes the paint look.  It is not that bright of a green.



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  8. I started working on the front bumper today.  Someone had cut off the brackets and then welded in two blocks on the inside.  Then they drilled some extra holes in it and mounted it on the back of the FOR.  Those two blocks had to come off as they are in the road for the brackets.  They didn't give up easy!  About two hours of cutting, grinding, and beating them and they finally submitted.  Now to weld in all the unwanted holes and weld throughs.  



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  9. Alot can happen in one week.  Last week this time I had a bunch of parts scattered around, today I have the beginnings of a vehicle.  It is really coming together nicely.  Today I mounted the steering column and hooked up the steering.  Now I can steer it without having to turn the tires by hand!  The steering wheel is temporary. Next will be to put the steering column brace on.


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  10. Today I sanded the steering column and also prepped the headlight buckets and a few other little things for paint.  The headlight buckets were in remarkable condition, I could have used them just the way they were.  Then before lunch I sprayed a quick coat of gloss black paint on them.  Once they dry I can then install the steering column in the FOR and make it easier to move around.



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  11. Today I worked on finishing up what needed to be done on the chassis to prepare it for the body.  I redid the front brake line to the passenger side and then installed all the webbing material to the chassis where the body will sit.  Then it was time to mount the body back on the chassis.

    I had to get my brother in law and my dad to assist in this as I didn't think I could do it all myself.  

    All went well and the body now sits on the chassis and I hope to not have to take it back off again!  Does it look any different from the last picture?

    Progress is being made!!!!

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