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Finally did it. I now own a Mack.

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Oh don't worry about it ending. With a truck, it's never done! I'm just mesmerized and realizing how lazy I really am.

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Coming along good couple more days is all you got left. Are you going to pant the shifter and pto levers?

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is there some were you can get that card boardy type of stuff to replace it I think it will be a lot louder inside with out it

Paul

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Lancaster County Upholstery sells the headliner kit, around $200 it use to be for the kit. overpriced for what it is but it sure finishes it off a little better

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That card board is less than $10 per sheet can also buy online but shipping would get you. Any upholstery shop would have it comes in a couple ways regular which is 36 x 50 and water proof that is 36 x 48.

I know you have messed with the seats but it would be worth taken them a part and cleaning and sanitizing and just re-stapling them, that is something you can do and is really easy. You may want to re-place the ply wood also, that will make the seats not stink anymore or the truck and help keep the vermin out. Wal-mart sells foam squares for like $2 bucks that will fit the seat tops to protect your "rear" from the rotted out foam and burlap. For about $50 in materials you could have everything less than the headliner redone.

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The kit from Lancaster is pretty nice, but it can be done with patience from board if you have some old material to help with the pattern.

Either way, putting a headliner into an egg shaped cab can be a little tricky.

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The kit from Lancaster is pretty nice, but it can be done with patience from board if you have some old material to help with the pattern.

Either way, putting a headliner into an egg shaped cab can be a little tricky.

are trying to say all B model drivers are egg heads ?????????? :banana::banana::banana:

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Coming along good couple more days is all you got left. Are you going to pant the shifter and pto levers?

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Yes, the plan is to paint the PTO levers. Not sure about the shifters.

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yes as everyone else has said are making all the rest of us look slack

do you have ant problems braving up spots with the tin work getting warpped ??

Paul

Ah, I get your drift now. Yes, the passenger door warped when I was welding a patch in. I had no idea that it would happen, so my uncle and I spent a fair amount of time straightening out the mess. He then showed me a trick to welding flat sheet metal: use a water spray bottle to cool it down. Nothing else warped.

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Wow Wobblin that B is coming along great! Nothing like a nice quality "driver restoration" IMO :twothumbsup:

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Today's progress:

1. Some of the internals of the doors were in pretty bad shape, so I had to rob a few components from donor doors and MacGyver a few other things to make it all work. The bottom track on one door was beyond saving and the window crank on the other was in need of replacing. In addition to those, some of the tracks that the windows would move up and down in were terrible, too. In one instance, I had a piece of track that fit loosely inside the channel steel, so I built it out a few layers of black duct tape and then glued it in place. I did a similar thing on the bottoms of the glass where they fit into the bottom channel.

Aside from that, I had to do a bunch of running around finding parts and such, so not much else got done. I also had to run to Tractor Supply Co. to find some fasteners, too.

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hey whats the black tape for ???? does the window run in it or is it going to be a template to make some thing to replace it

Paul

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The felt channel that I had to replace the original Mack window channel (inside those to vertical steel channels) is smaller than stock, so it fit too loose in the steel. I turned the felt channel I had upside down and just kept putting layer upon layer of black tape on and over it until it finally fit snug in the steel. Then, to make sure it doesn't move while the window is rolled up or down, I glued it in place, too. After the felt fit snug and was glued, I used a razor blade to trim the excess tape that stuck out.

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Looks really good turning out like a professional restore!

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When are you going to paint the shiny parts? Cant be much more to mess with.

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When are you going to paint the shiny parts? Cant be much more to mess with.

If we get a nice day (weather-wise) next week, we will paint the cab and hood at that time.

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