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Old 12-16-2021, 11:58 PM   #21
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Well, into the workshop with this rascal. You might recognize this door on a 1 1/2 ton earlier in this thread.. All I got was it's cab and this door, but what a prize. It sat outside here in the rain for six years. Never even looked at the bottom. Last night hit it with a knotted cup brush. I have another one similar for the driver side. Pulled a front brake so far. Nice bonded lining, really thick.
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Old 12-17-2021, 12:01 AM   #22
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Well, into the workshop with this rascal. You might recognize this door on a 1 1/2 ton earlier in this thread.. All I got was it's cab and this door, but what a prize. It sat outside here in the rain for six years. Never even looked at the bottom. Last night hit it with a knotted cup brush. I have another one similar for the driver side. Pulled a front brake so far. Nice bonded lining, really thick.










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Old 12-19-2021, 06:56 PM   #23
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Got the front wheels/hubs /brakes dissasembled and am amassing a list of brake parts to order. Everything but shoes and springs etc. Basically anything hydraulic. My wife was in town today doing some holiday shopping so I attacked the miserable tailgate situation and welded a piece pf 3/4" black pipe at the bottom as a stiffener and hinge much like Henry did, except he never would have wasted that much steel at the bottom of a tailgater.... Heck, most of the ones I have owned are still solid after almost 75 years in the weather......
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Old 12-19-2021, 07:47 PM   #24
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/33425648474...4AAOSw2uFhuoZr

Perhaps another project? Not a jailbar, but already all wheel drive...
Ignore the f250 nonsense. First 3/4 ton of this era I have seen. Been a couple of 39 .5 tons surface in the last couple years.
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Old 12-19-2021, 09:20 PM   #25
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That is a VERY nice MH project! The reason I stick to jailbar trucks is because the first batch of them came with tons of extra parts. That truck is in very nice condition for an MH. Usually they were beat to death by the government, then sold at auction and beat further by a local farmer!
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Got the front wheels/hubs /brakes dissasembled and am amassing a list of brake parts to order. Everything but shoes and springs etc. Basically anything hydraulic. My wife was in town today doing some holiday shopping so I attacked the miserable tailgate situation and welded a piece pf 3/4" black pipe at the bottom as a stiffener and hinge much like Henry did, except he never would have wasted that much steel at the bottom of a tailgater.... Heck, most of the ones I have owned are still solid after almost 75 years in the weather......




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Old 12-19-2021, 11:18 PM   #27
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Thanks Mr. Hoovie, you've done it again. The PO of the truck I took the bed from had welded this angle bumper to the bed's rearmost crossmember and the butt ends of the frame rails. In order to remove it I chose to torch it off leaving a 34" gap in the angle between the frame rails. At some point I will fill this in. For some odd reason I sort of like this bumper with it's side stiffening pipe braces. The old guy I bought the truck from told me his uncle Oscar had built that bumper in the early sixties from scrap steel obtained from the nearby naval ship yard in Bremerton.
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That bumper looks pretty good for the times. Much of the home made stuff from the era wasnt so nice
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Old 12-20-2021, 11:17 PM   #29
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It is passable in my neighborhood. Not much, good or bad ever happens here. I live on a mountain in the middle of nowhere. My wife is working another 24 hour shift with home eldercare and I should be thrilled to be home alone, listening to the Alan Jackson Christmas album but I think about being a kid in the sixties and the neighbors would come by for a drink and my mom would play the piano and they'd all sing Christmas songs. Ok, different times, different worlds..... And , oh never mind, I'm being a nostalgic old sap again.
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Old 12-21-2021, 07:39 AM   #30
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GB,
Just had a ting of that old kid thing when I plugged in the tree this morning! Miss smelling the real tree heat up with the old hot bulbs! We used to have snow in the winters. Not so much anymore?? My old bones dont seem to want to move liked they did. The greatgrandson just arrived to get on the buss to go to first grade. Maybe I am getting old??
I enjoy your work on the Jailbars! Have learned a lot about them! Having lots of parts in the rust free conditions sure makes it easier to get a new project started too! I really like how you build things that will function and last! We need a close up of the pipe in the tail gate.
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GB,
Here is a panel I found locally. As you can see it is pretty well spent. Pretty typical for this neck of the woods but I am sure it would be at least good for parts. Happy holidays and keep the stories of your projects coming. I sure enjoy reading them!
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Here is a panel I found locally. As you can see it is pretty well spent. Pretty typical for this neck of the woods but I am sure it would be at least good for parts. Happy holidays and keep the stories of your projects coming. I sure enjoy reading them!
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Looks like some non-factory ventilation along the bottom.
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What's the panel in the background? Looks like a monster!
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The panel in the foreground is a tonner. Actually not all that bad. I would tackle it because I have fairly low expectations. The panel behind it I would guess a chevy? Just not a ford. Maybe a dual wheeled 1 1/2 ton?
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Good guess GB, the army had some 1 1/2 ton chevys for radio trucks in the big one, WW2
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Good guess GB, the army had some 1 1/2 ton chevys for radio trucks in the big one, WW2
Sounds like a Dobie Gillis fan. His dad would always add that he fought in 'The Big One, WW2'.
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Some tailgate stuff. The 3/4" black pipe was welded to a piece of 1/8 x 1" strap from the hardware store. Picture a cross section of this would look sorta like a letter Q. Then I cut off the rotten round section of the old gate and weld the 1/8" strap to the inside. Now from the front we see the jagged edge above the 3/4 pipe. I spot weld this every 2" or so. Douse with rustoleum rusty metal primer. It has a fish oil base and it is my Go To. When that is dry or a bit tacky I pump in a partial tube of 'sikaflex' polyurethane marine sealant. Picture this as bondo , but rubber. It sands and grinds well. OK, well enough. I will send a pic of this same thing I did to my red tonner 3 years ago. None of those bubbles that blossom out of a bondo/rust repair. Ick.
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And my red diesel powered tonner. I did this tailgate 3 or 4 years ago and it sits in an open shed , tailgate facing the prevailing SW rain soaked Western Washington Winter.
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Some tailgate stuff. The 3/4" black pipe was welded to a piece of 1/8 x 1" strap from the hardware store. Picture a cross section of this would look sorta like a letter Q. Then I cut off the rotten round section of the old gate and weld the 1/8" strap to the inside. Now from the front we see the jagged edge above the 3/4 pipe. I spot weld this every 2" or so. Douse with rustoleum rusty metal primer. It has a fish oil base and it is my Go To. When that is dry or a bit tacky I pump in a partial tube of 'sikaflex' polyurethane marine sealant. Picture this as bondo , but rubber. It sands and grinds well. OK, well enough. I will send a pic of this same thing I did to my red tonner 3 years ago. None of those bubbles that blossom out of a bondo/rust repair. Ick.




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