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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. 

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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!!!!!

 

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And a new year is here, but the sanding continues...  Hoping to get another coat of primer on the repaired areas by the weekend.  

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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Maybe it was cold and the oil in the gear box was too thick?

Sanding and more sanding...I know that song! Depending of the products you are using (2 K or with solvents) wait a while until all is settle. It's frustrating when you apply the paint on a perfect surface just to discover one month later that what is under the paint "worked".

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The Jeep sounds like the forks jumped out of position so at times you have it in two gears at once. The old poppet falling out problem.

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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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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...

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Just a small update today.  I welded in the two unwanted holes on the steering column support and put a little filler on to smooth them up.  Still looking for a local paint shop to Mix Dupont.

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With the temperatures below freezing, painting is on hold.  Today I worked on the transfer case.  I wire brushed it and removed the bad rubber mount and bracket.  It is looking pretty good now.  Not sure whether I will paint it black or cast...  It doesn't look like it had any paint on it originally.   

I will have to make two shifter shafts for it.  One for the Hi - Lo shifter and one for the PTO.  Although the PTO is missing the in-out gear.  Will put a call in to my brother in law to have him take his shifters off his FOR. 

In case you are wondering the Hi range is 1:1 and Low range is 4:1.

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It is officially a single digit outside!!!  1 degree above zero and expected to get colder...  I did a little more cleaning on the transfer case for the FOR this afternoon.  Gave it a bath in gasoline.  A little wipe down and it will be ready for paint now.  I am thinking I will paint it cast color.

Stay warm!!!!

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Great work.  Still have to make progress on our projects, despite the cold.

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It was cold here this am, -6 degrees when I got here.  I got the garage warmed up and got some cast paint and sprayed the bottom side of the transfer case today.  will wait and flip it over later and paint the top side.  Looks pretty good for something you won't see.

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1 hour ago, dalef62 said:

 Looks pretty good for something you won't see.

 

But.......you know it's there and you know it's cleaned and painted nice - that's what counts! :)

 

I'm the same way, can't put some dirty part back on a car.

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Weathermen called for a light dusting of snow today and we got about 2".  The temperature is finally going up though, was about 15 degrees at lunch.  Got a coat of cast paint on the top side of the transfer case today and it is now ready to install when I get to that point.

I also worked on the two brackets and driveshaft for the transfer case today.

For the FOR guys, is there a gasket between the transmission and the bracket and the bracket and the transfer case?  I am thinking maybe a paper one?  Also, does anyone know what the u-joint number is?  There is a little wear on mine and now would be a good time to change them!

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It has warmed up quite a bit around here, in the 50's.  I'll take it!!!  I decided since the weather is warmer to go into the unheated area of the garage and pull the engine on the donor car.  I bought the car from a Crosley Club member and the engine didn't run, I pulled it and put another engine in it and used the car at the national meet one year, less important things like windshield and accessories!   Took it on several runs while at the meet, was quite exciting with the wind rushing through my teeth...   The engine ran well so I decided that I will put it in the FOR because I know nothing about the engine that came in the FOR.  Anyhow, it turns out that the car was titled from the engine number and I was told by the member that the engine was rebuilt????  I still have that engine and I will go over it before I reinstall it back in the convertible donor car.

I started this afternoon around 1:30 buy cleaning off the hood area, as you can see, anything with a somewhat flat surface will get stuff piled on it.  By 2:15 the engine is ready to be pulled with the exception of 3 bolts(one on transmission and two for the motor mounts and the clutch linkage.  Will try and get some help to lift it out soon.  Anyone want to help, no engine lifting hoist needed...

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Well, as usual, I couldn't wait for help.  With a jack and me the engine and bell housing with clutch/pressure plate is on the floor!  About 200 pounds of pure power!  Now to clean it up and paint it and then install it in the FOR chassis.

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I did a little work on the dash panel today.  Someone had made the ignition switch hole bigger so I welded it up and got it to the right size.  I still need to weld the hand throttle slot to the right size.

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Just a little welding today on the dash panel for the hand throttle and headlight switch hole.

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