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Old 06-08-2017, 06:24 PM   #121
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Take apart, clean (emphasis on lots of cleaning here), repair, trial fit, repair again (with possible repeats), final fit, prep/paint, then final assembly and hopefully no repeats in there.

Its definitely all in the many hours of prep work that makes it go together so well. Work well done and rewards innumerable (lots of jumping for joy here). It looks like you're getting close to having the other kind of fun with it. Driving it is only part of the fun though.
You are of course 100% correct. Still, I have to wonder why that with the exception of this one, all others have been a pain in the butt to align. And yes, that's after trial fit, another trial fit, paint, etc... It's black magic I tell ya - black magic.

Got the box on today and have just a slight fitment issue with two of the bolts. That should be readily solved tomorrow. '
It is now officially brandy time here in Wisconsin.

Oh yeah... "driving it". That will most likely never happen. With the exception of the trailer(s) loading & unloading.
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:26 PM   #122
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Nice open space to put it together in has to be pleasurable. Great looking truck, the attention to detail is incredible.

Where do you get your floor mattes from please? They look great.
Thanks for your kind words. I am obliged to you.

Floor mat was purchased from Dennis Carpenter. It took only a minimal amount of trimming to make fit very nicely.
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WOW, sweet ride
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:44 AM   #124
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Announced at ENM in Chantilly Va:
2018 EFV8 Grand National meet will be held at the Edward Hotel & Convention Center, 600 Towne Center Dr. Dearborn, MI (The old Hyatt Regency hotel) June 10-15, 2018. Can't wait...
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:09 PM   #125
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Another great day - to me that means smooth progress.

Completed the right side - running board, rear fender and spare. Everything went together well.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:11 PM   #126
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The boards took a lot of metal work to get them looking as good as they do. Can't use filler when both sides need to be perfect.

More than once I felt like tossing them and finding better. I'm glad I stuck with it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:08 AM   #127
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A lot of stuff was hand made in the 19th century but fewer folks carried that knowledge into the 20th century as fabrication got more automated. Metal shaping is truly an art form and I for one am happy folks are getting back to that. Primer & paint coatings don't last forever and polyester filler, even less. Lead/tin fillers were better but hazardous with heavy metals and mercury (back when it was still in use). To use lead/tin now is not as easy as it used to be and it was never really easy even back in the day. I think it's easier to pound, shrink, & file and use primer to fill the less than perfect spots.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:03 AM   #128
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Geez Kube, off the hook. I noticed you started the thread in 09-20-16, when did you actually start the restoration?

Off topic, I don't know if you remember but when I picked up the 32 fenders from you, you had a little green roadster that you showed me. Still have that little dream boat?
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:55 PM   #129
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Mike,Did you end up using welt between board and fender?I used on my 48. I'm pretty sure it is on the rear fender face the mounts to bed side. Sure will be a Dearborn winner when done! Ken
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:23 PM   #130
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Geez Kube, off the hook. I noticed you started the thread in 09-20-16, when did you actually start the restoration?

Off topic, I don't know if you remember but when I picked up the 32 fenders from you, you had a little green roadster that you showed me. Still have that little dream boat?
I started the truck in May, 2016.

I don't recall the green car so it apparently is gone Or maybe I simply misplaced it. Getting older does have some drawbacks.. CRS is one for sure.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:24 PM   #131
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Mike,Did you end up using welt between board and fender?I used on my 48. I'm pretty sure it is on the rear fender face the mounts to bed side. Sure will be a Dearborn winner when done! Ken
I used anti-squeak material (no bead visible) as two helpful fellows with very authentic trucks had witnessed it between their board and fenders.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:10 AM   #132
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Done!!!!
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Beautiful truck! Truly a work of art! Henry would be proud to see the workmanship you have demonstrated ! Congratulations on a project well done!
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:27 PM   #134
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Looks great. What's the plans now? Bringing it to Dearborn next June or is this one sold already?
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:48 PM   #135
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Right on the money! Very nice job indeed!
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:28 PM   #136
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Top notch work, Kube, It's a credit to your skill and patience.

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Old 06-26-2017, 05:34 PM   #137
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A guy could look at that thing all day. It's too bad they don't stay that way forever.
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:01 PM   #138
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A guy could look at that thing all day. It's too bad they don't stay that way forever.
I doubt this one will see much more than a trailer so it should stay nice longer than most. Still, you are correct in that they don't stay forever. That's always been a tough pill for me to swallow.
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Wow! That is a beauty! Great job Kube!
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:53 PM   #140
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Looks great. What's the plans now? Bringing it to Dearborn next June or is this one sold already?
Most likely it'll be in Dearborn. I am doing my best to get my convertible done in time as well. I was thinking of starting a similar thread about that project.
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