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21 hours ago, Maddog13407 said:

Fluid Film is good for those moving parts. expensive but worth it. we use it on all slack adjuster pins, hinges, etc

LOVE Fluid Film, doesn't dry out!

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good stuff, the only downside is it doesn't do as well with heat as some high quality petroleum based greases.

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Today's progress:

1. Mounted right front tire/wheel.

2. Made a plate to cover opening where the series parallel switch box was. Primed, painted, and installed it over the hole.

3. Re-installed the front floor mat. It looks fairly recent, but whoever initially put it in did a quick job, so there were gaps and stuff that had to be addressed. I used the Wal-Mart floor mats from last year's project to fill those gaps in and seal up the penetrations in the floor board (clutch, steering column, throttle).

4. Removed the air valve setup (for the plow) from the dash.

5. Removed the old push-button directional box from the dash.

6. Installed the seats.

7. Disassembled the driver's door. Started rebuilding the internals that needed addressing (mostly window channel stuff). Lubed the window crank assembly. Will have to weld the infamous weak spot on the door (by the vent window post).

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Thanks for the updates, this kind of thread is what keeps me coming back here, so interesting. 

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38 minutes ago, 29Bowtie said:

Thanks for the updates, this kind of thread is what keeps me coming back here, so interesting. 

Wheres all the pictures???

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6 hours ago, thomastractorsvc said:

Wheres all the pictures???

Been so busy on the truck, I haven't had time to take many. I'll post a few soon.

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You had better!:D

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Today's progress:

1. Did body work and some welding on the driver's door. Overall, it was in good shape, especially the internals. Primed the door inside and out. Primed the door panel and the window ring. Painted the interior of the door, the panel, and the ring with the interior green. Exterior will have to wait for the other door and the hood.

2. Topped off the steering box with 80w/90 and power steering reservoir with ATF.

3. Took hood off the truck, disassembled the sides. Took off all remaining emblems. Used a body work hammer to take as many of the dings and dents out as I could. It looked like some gravel dropped on the hood, so there were plenty of dings.

Perhaps I'll have pics tomorrow.

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Been very busy with the truck. Lots happening. Just haven't had the opportunity or gumption to take pics and post them.

One thing I wanted to do is to fix the glove box cover. The cover was there, but the hinges were snapped off and the part of the dash that the latch catch was fastened to was previously massacred, so the entire cover was simply screwed into the dash to hold it there.

Yesterday my dad and I cleaned the back side of the dash and made little wooden braces to hold the stubby ends of the hinges up and visible. Then we made a platform for the cover to sit on in the "open" position with the other half of the hinges touching the braced halves. Then I welded the hinges back together. OK, now the cover can open and close normally.

Next, I cleaned (spelled: Dremel) up the mess around the catch area and then welded a tab to give me something to screw/bolt a little catch tab to. I've got a button coming from Roser, so when that gets here, I should have a completely functional glove box lid. 

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it's amazing how fiddly these little jobs can be and all of sudden a whole day is gone and well there just isnt much to look at for a days work LOL

sounds like your still moving along ok they 

 

Paul

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Yeah, you know what they say about pulling on threads....

By the end of this week, I'm hoping to have the interior painted (one door is already done), the new windshield rubber on and sealed up, the radiator, fenders, and bumper ready to paint, and all the bodywork on the cab (minimal) done. 

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Nice looking tractor. What is the Cubic Yard of those short dump boxes?  and anyone know what the legal Gross with that set up was back in 1965 vs today?

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13 hours ago, Lmackattack said:

Nice looking tractor. What is the Cubic Yard of those short dump boxes?  and anyone know what the legal Gross with that set up was back in 1965 vs today?

13.5 yard water level dump body. The truck has a GVWR of 73,000lbs and I'm sure was registrable to 76,000lbs.

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Amazing how solid that truck is. Nice progress.    Paul

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looking real good to me 

 

Paul

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Sharp work there for sure.  Nice to see it coming along...I'm Mack green with envy.

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Wobbling,what size screws hold the gauge panel to the dash,seems I have misplace mine?Thanks.Mike Durkin

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12 hours ago, hicrop10 said:

Wobbling,what size screws hold the gauge panel to the dash,seems I have misplace mine?Thanks.Mike Durkin

I'll have to check tomorrow or something, as I don't remember off hand. My guess is fine thread #6.

BTW, dash panel is now installed. Next up: windshield glass and doors. Then...paint the fenders and radiator black.

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Bumper, radiator, and fenders are now painted (black). Radiator shutters are on the truck.

Cab is next.

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You are making quicker work of this one than the last one.  The lessons learned on the last one have helped a lot.  Great work. 

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Going to be one neat truck when done.

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