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Old 02-03-2022, 06:22 AM   #161
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Your "salting things away" is paying large dividends to you. The only thing I ever salted away was an old '63 C**** coupe in 1970. That worked out kind of well for me several years later.
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Old 02-03-2022, 10:42 PM   #162
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Ya Pete, it works out well for me. A couiple of Christmas's back my wife gave me a little clip on book light. I stuck it into some of the gas tanks for a look see. One of the four was at lest ten lbs heavier. It was sealed all around with a black coating which resembled tar. It was also the best looking on the exterior. This may have been an early tank coating, but with the new ethenol gas, why risk it. The one I plan to use I may still put on a slow rotisserie with some hardened screws or something for abrasive this weekend. Also been playing with some seriously flat green acrylic paint. Truck has one door somebody stripped back to it's original black. I have a green door in good shape, but the current door is straighter, has matching key to ignition and an excellent black interior and great glass. I bought the chalky paint in an antique green and whadya know it is a very good match. It claims to be interior paint but 4 days ago I painted an old steel door panel, let dry overnight and placed it at the bottom of a mud puddle in front of the shop. As of noon today it is plenty solid, no softening or lifting. I then swatched some on one of my old sweatshirts and the washer and dryer should tell a tale. Certainly not for everybody, but Sugarmaker, they make a couple of blues. Mix and match if needed, but mine as shown is straight from the jar..
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Old 02-03-2022, 11:07 PM   #163
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I think this pic was shown earlier in this thread, but this is the black door I am going to paint on Saturday. It's pretty common to have one bad panel on an otherwise original car that you don't want to restore. What to do?
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Old 02-04-2022, 05:05 AM   #164
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When I put my “good eye” to that paint, it looks pretty damn close!.......love the way you do things.....Mark
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:12 AM   #165
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I'm waiting for your happy driving report after you drive around the island with that 6 cylinder power. I expect you will be sold on H series engines, super easy maintenance.
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Old 02-04-2022, 11:54 PM   #166
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After work tonight I got that H engine PURRING in the truck chassis. At first it was running on five... Pulled some wires, it was #4... Found a less sooty plug in a drawer labled 'spark plugs'. After that, like silk. I will get a video tomorrow. Maybe even go to napa and get new plugs.... Nah. Might do some serious driving tomorrow, supposed to be nice out. My rad hoses are total adapt stuff with a bunch of pipe fittings spliced in and I have a bad drip so have to address that first thing. So tomorrow, Saturday starts off the weekend and I need to get the seat good enough to drive on. I bought some gorrilla tape and my wife says we have some foam to tuck under the naugahyde where the mice stole all the stuffing to make their nest last winter. The outboard motor tank in the 'bed' got 5 more gallons on our way home tonight. Don't get much better than that. Did I mention my straight pipe is a 10' section of 2" galvanized downspout from the hardware store? It rests on thev rear axle.... Without a clamp it should go up and down with the 'suspension' ...Not to worry... I already ordered a length of real store bought exhaust tubing and a nice truck and bus muffler.
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Old 02-05-2022, 12:03 AM   #167
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I think this pic was shown earlier in this thread, but this is the black door I am going to paint on Saturday. It's pretty common to have one bad panel on an otherwise original car that you don't want to restore. What to do?
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Old 02-05-2022, 06:54 PM   #168
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Gary,
That paint looks perfect! You nailed it even the edge of the door and the black showing through the paint! Got any faded Washington blue in case I do my door?? You are riding high for sure! Your making great strides on your winter truck project. Very nice documentation. Is that a brush on paint??
I will google it.
I did and it said for interior use only. But not sure it would not work on a old truck door and provide many years of service? Sure looks like it could get close. You planning to brush this on?
I found several blues 36338 and 36332 That may be close? Humm? may order one of each of these? Hard to tell in a bottle what its going to look like in the truck. Did you buy these at Wally World?

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Old 02-05-2022, 09:42 PM   #169
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Bought on amazon. I am working on some 'hybrid' paint jobs with rustoleum satin finishes underneath and a dusting of the chalk paint over. Either way, your old Washinton Blue wont hold up in the weather either. That's why God created the shed.....
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Drove outa the shop yesterday. Still only has front brakes, but stops fine. I found some 2x10s for temporary running boards. It was tough climbing in and out. All systems work as they should, but haven't been outa second gear yet.. Seems Washington didn't issue a license plate in '46 so they used the 45 plate for 2 years. I am going to buy a '45 plate on Ebay today so I can hit the road.
Today it's re-stuffing the seat with some foam rubber and a U-Haul style moving blanket I bought yesterday at 'The Exchange' which is a volunteer run junk store alongside the dump. If you have some good stuff in your dump run you can donate there and keep it out of the landfill. Gonna slit the black vinyl around the back and attempt the stuffing and then use flex-tape (as seen on tv) to repair. The stuff is really sticky and a tough rubber with peel off backing. Will clean the area with laquer thinner first.
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GB,
Are those recaps on the front? They sure look like a cold cap we used to sell for a company I used to work for ages ago.

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Like I said.....” I love how you do things” ......my drink is all mixed...I’m ready for the video of our first ride.......Mark
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Gary,
I am going to get the popcorn! Great stuff. Hey are those running boards treated? Love my shed too! I had the same thought. If it needs more paint put it on!
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Drove outa the shop yesterday. Still only has front brakes, but stops fine. I found some 2x10s for temporary running boards. It was tough climbing in and out. All systems work as they should, but haven't been outa second gear yet.. Seems Washington didn't issue a license plate in '46 so they used the 45 plate for 2 years. I am going to buy a '45 plate on Ebay today so I can hit the road.
Today it's re-stuffing the seat with some foam rubber and a U-Haul style moving blanket I bought yesterday at 'The Exchange' which is a volunteer run junk store alongside the dump. If you have some good stuff in your dump run you can donate there and keep it out of the landfill. Gonna slit the black vinyl around the back and attempt the stuffing and then use flex-tape (as seen on tv) to repair. The stuff is really sticky and a tough rubber with peel off backing. Will clean the area with laquer thinner first.
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Yes the michelins are recaps... We called them 'Bandags' back in the day. They were Legit, but just the tread without sidewall rubber.. My red tonner has a set of new 'store bought' michelin 7.50 x 17 radials. They are 350.00 apiece but I bought them from a logger who's boss couldn't pay him so he gave him a motorhome. In the motorhome were six of these new tires. Unfortrunately he had already sold 4 of them for a Benjamin apiece, Woulda loved all six.
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All the stuff from the dump fit into the seat. I am still working on the seat back and have a few things to do with the gas tank before this phase is complete. Then pull the box and work on the back end. I filled up the cotton batting that was missing with parts of the uhaul pad and then topped off with the 1" foam camping pad. Carefully stuffed under the naugahyde and them stapled onto the funny steel tack rail around the seat base. I'm gonna say this tack rail is tightly woven horse hair crimped into a u shaped channel such as will hold a carpet tack and later re upholstery jobs like mine , the third, holds a staple. Yo re-use the naugahyde I stapled the pereimeter over the top of a string of electrical wire. In othger words , instead of shooting the staples directly into the naugahyde, I ran a string of lamp cord auound the perimeter and bridged the staples witrh my pnuematic stapler using 1/2" staples.
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All the stuff from the dump fit into the seat. I am still working on the seat back and have a few things to do with the gas tank before this phase is complete. Then pull the box and work on the back end. I filled up the cotton batting that was missing with parts of the uhaul pad and then topped off with the 1" foam camping pad. Carefully stuffed under the naugahyde and them stapled onto the funny steel tack rail around the seat base. I'm gonna say this tack rail is tightly woven horse hair crimped into a u shaped channel such as will hold a carpet tack and later re upholstery jobs like mine , the third, holds a staple. Yo re-use the naugahyde I stapled the pereimeter over the top of a string of electrical wire. In othger words , instead of shooting the staples directly into the naugahyde, I ran a string of lamp cord auound the perimeter and bridged the staples witrh my pnuematic stapler using 1/2" staples.


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Thanks Pete, you are a gentleman and a scholar!
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Gary,
The seat look perfect! Hope it feels as good as it looks! Seats are a priority with me too!
Nice work. The results look amazing like original!
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