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Old 11-27-2015, 10:23 PM   #121
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Been sanding and blasting some when I get the chance. I went to a different abrasive as it's working better on the frame, but I had to use a bigger tip, so my compressor just isn't big enough to run it long. I got a neighboring farmer that has one of those industrial size portable compressors i'm going to borrow after the the weather breaks, it's suppose to rain for 3 days straight here, and I've got some end of year farm stuff to tend to next week, but once I get this compressor, I think I can finish it in a day if I don't have to stop much.

I'm just thinking ahead, but it i'm going to paint the frame and cab before I finish the fenders and grill, i'm still not certain i'll use the grill yet, depends on if I find another, if I don't, then I can make it work with some TLC... I've been talking to my Dad about colors, were either going back blue like was brushed on there by Pop back in the day, or a Maroon and black that just looks awesome IMO. Hows a good way to match the original paint colors? I went to my local restoration shop, and they didn't have codes for that year, but said they could proably find something or match it to a picture.. I'm a ways from that, but I plan on having it ready to primer before to long, at least the cab and frame.

Also, did the cab and dash usually have the same color as the exterior?
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:04 PM   #122
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Starting to make some progress on the fenders! These things are still very solid for the most part!

Also been sandblasting on the rest of the truck, I'm hoping to have that finished soon, sand some other spots and get some epoxy primer on it soon!

Still up in the air about the grill, mine is salvageable, but if I found a good one at the right price i'd look hard at it. I have found one online that is actually a chrome grille. i'd want to paint over it, guess that would work, but not in a hurry for that yet, probably be one of the last things I put back on the truck.

The engine is almost done, thanks to the help I got on here once again, I was able to find some .030 over flanged bearings for the old Flathead. It's been slower lately, but hope to get back in the project, had a lot of end of year stuff here at the farm.

Thanks for all the help, Bret
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:02 PM   #123
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Put some DP 90 on the back frame this afternoon, gonna do the rest of the frame tommoriw hopefully. Still got some work to do on the cab before I do it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:11 PM   #124
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Spraying some DP90 on the bare metel, then got to do some puddy. The DP layed down great, but had to keep the fire stoked up in the shop! This old Jewel is starting to shape up!

The fella at the restoration shop of course is in the business to sell paint, but he mentioned after I spray the filler primer over the DP, to put another coat of DP to sandwich it in? Anybody ever do this, i'm planning on using a high quality paint to hopefully last me my lifetime, it will never sell as long as im breathing!

I need to get the gauges out of the dash before I finish prep inside the cab.. Any tricks to getting them out, haven't got to that point yet..

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Old 12-30-2015, 12:20 PM   #125
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I agree! It would be neat to see it restored to the way your family had it on the farm with the name proudly displayed on the doors again! So happy that you are able to keep it in the family and bring it back to life. How cool!

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Old 12-30-2015, 04:01 PM   #126
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Take pictures of the back of the dash with a digital camera and flash, it will give you an idea of whats in there. I remember a 5/16 wrench I think and not to bad to get them out.

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Old 12-30-2015, 06:18 PM   #127
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Take pictures of the back of the dash with a digital camera and flash, it will give you an idea of whats in there. I remember a 5/16 wrench I think and not to bad to get them out.

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They were a breeze to get out. Screws wasn't even rusted. Also heated the vent hinge under there and got it freed up!

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Old 12-30-2015, 07:51 PM   #128
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Spraying some DP90 on the bare metel, then got to do some puddy. The DP layed down great, but had to keep the fire stoked up in the shop! This old Jewel is starting to shape up!

The fella at the restoration shop of course is in the business to sell paint, but he mentioned after I spray the filler primer over the DP, to put another coat of DP to sandwich it in? Anybody ever do this, i'm planning on using a high quality paint to hopefully last me my lifetime, it will never sell as long as im breathing!

I need to get the gauges out of the dash before I finish prep inside the cab.. Any tricks to getting them out, haven't got to that point yet..

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Old 01-12-2016, 07:19 PM   #129
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Finally got the cab like I wanted it, so sprayed the dp90 on all of the cab inside and out on the bare metal today! Going to do a little bondo work in a few pitted spots and dents, then go over that with some K 36 primer! After that will be the decision on what color to go back with we are leaning toward blue as that is the color Pop had it 80 years ago. My dad and I are still talking about it because there is a maroon version of this truck that is really sweet but restoring it like it was on the farm originally would be really cool! Anyhow that is my latest update Stay tuned !
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:21 AM   #130
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Here's a video I took the other day, since this I've been block sanding and getting ready for the paint!

There taking there time finishing the engine, but there gonna try to get it done by next week !
Other than the engine and body work the fenders needed, i'm doing the rest myself. They tell me when done the flathead will be better than they were new?
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:11 AM   #131
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When I painted Pop's old truck last Saturday I had some fun with a Gopro and my video editor I use for my side gig on a Local outdoor show. I apologize for my messy shop, I just tell myself I work In it not live in it...ha Here's my little video, turned out pretty good, I was really impressed with how this turned out. I think the quality of the paint is making me look better than I am with a paint gun?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQLFJBaDyvY
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Nice video. I like the color. It looks good especially for being shot in a open shop & not a paint booth. Bill
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Nice job man.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:55 PM   #134
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Great trk and history; Your trk has a good Floater rear diff and hyd brakes for it came out in 39. Any way truck brakes are excellent for empty rigs, no real load. We'll all enjoy your progress. Newc
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When I painted Pop's old truck last Saturday I had some fun with a Gopro and my video editor I use for my side gig on a Local outdoor show. I apologize for my messy shop, I just tell myself I work In it not live in it...ha Here's my little video, turned out pretty good, I was really impressed with how this turned out. I think the quality of the paint is making me look better than I am with a paint gun?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQLFJBaDyvY
Great job!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:48 AM   #136
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I've got the front half of a 35 truck frame, with axle, transmission, pedals. I'd love to give it to someone needing parts.
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Old 02-07-2016, 01:57 PM   #137
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The flathead is finally completed!!
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Hi Everybody, Wow that looks like it should! I'm enjoying the story, thanks for taking us along for the journey.

Paint looked pretty nice! What color are you gonna use for the engine?
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Looking good!
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #140
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Hi Everybody, Wow that looks like it should! I'm enjoying the story, thanks for taking us along for the journey.

Paint looked pretty nice! What color are you gonna use for the engine?
Thanks! The paint turned out great on the cab! I've ordered a quart of the green heat resistant paint they were painted in 36
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