Willie dog

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Willie dog last won the day on December 27 2016

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  1. Anyone have two headlight panels they would let go of? I thought about repairing these but if I can find a pair for a decent price I would forgo the extensive effort. Thanks in advance.
  2. It was originally sold to The Kelly Company according to the factory build sheet in 1958. I was able to see some of the original lettering on the tank as I was stripping the paint off. I tried to get some info from both companies about the truck.....maybe an old picture or something. No response yet.
  3. There was nothing filling the spot weldd at all.....just primer and paint.
  4. BCR. First, thanks for the compliment. It's not patience, it's a sickness . I have seen factory lead in many of the project cars and trucks over the years. It seems to be in the seams and any imperfections after the bodies are put together. So in other words, lead found in a vehicle can,and usually is original.
  5. Stripped multiple layers of paint and primer from both doors and what do I find underneath????? NOTHING! No filler, no rust holes whatsoever. Just a small crack where the mirror bracket attached to the door. Oh, and a dent the size of a quarter. I can even see the factory spot welds that hold the door skin to the door frame. I guess this makes up for the tank body that needed a "little work".
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  7. I couldn't give up if I wanted to. I absolutely love this type of work and it's good therapy after a bad day at work. It won't be laser straight....there will be waves in it because it's 60 year old stamped sheet metal. I just want to make sure all the little dents and grinder marks are out of it. Oh.BTW b-42....I see elves eeverywhere!
  8. That's what I was thinking.....or maybe before the next round of sanding.
  9. Have you ever noticed the more acreage you have the more it takes to work it? Been block sanding the WHOLE tanker body for two weeks......she's a BIG GIRL! I'm hoping the elves will come out at night and finish it up for me......
  10. Looking good!
  11. Well crap. If only I had known that two weeks ago...... I'm almost done with this one. Gotta weld the bottom piece on , grind the welds and paint it. But thanks a ton for the offer!!
  12. Front suspension and brakes are installed, along with the front wheels and tires. I added some new hardware and left some things in their natural finish to add a little detail to things. Still need to get the front brake hoses and install the air lines for the front. I'm still in the process of making a new radiator support /front cross member. The old one looks as if someone tried to pull the truck from a ditch or something by attaching a chain to the member and yanking until it looked like a pretzel. On to the tank itself after I wrap the frame in it's cocoon of plastic.
  13. I would love to make it to that one.....if you don't mind seeing it with no onterior (OOPPs , interior I meant) or front sheet metal.
  14. I was thinking it will be next Monday....I have to give the paint time to cure!
  15. Thanks Bob. I'm at a good place where progress is rolling well. I know there will be times when I feel like I'm beating my head against acwall and not getting anywhere.But in the world of restoration, that's par for the course. If I can inspire or help someone as some of you have, it makes it all the better.