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Especially that album with The EndJul 29, 2019 at 5:54 pm #3603970
W I S N E R !BPL Member
And especially “When the Music’s Over” live in 1968.
Heavy.Jul 29, 2019 at 6:20 pm #3603974
@bookLocale: Northern California
apparently it’s nearly impossible to find iron butterfly valves anymore for those trucks. Bummer.Jul 29, 2019 at 7:17 pm #3603976
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
fine line between genius and insanity….
I’m talking about IH owners : )Jul 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm #3603994
“iron butterfly valves”
You did that on purpose…. :-)Jul 30, 2019 at 2:17 am #3604033
@bookLocale: Northern California
Doug; of course.
the sad thing is that I know all of the lyrics to ‘when the music’s over’. Still.
Good to see Morrison sober and how spot on that band could be. The intro goes on way too long though.Aug 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm #3604867
Ugh. I am rebuilding the frame for the broken windshield since it was not just rusty but rotten. Cutting, shaping, welding, grinding, sanding, filling with kitty hair Bondo, more grinding and sanding. Hopefully it will be strong enough for a new windshield. Then more rust touch ups all over the place and hopefully before too long I will get to repaint it ( with Imron!).
Giving this old truck new life is my way of “rebelling” ( to use Craig’s words about biking) ;)Aug 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm #3604879
In the old days body repair was done using lead instead of plastic (Bondo). It was a treat to watch an expert body man ply his craft.Aug 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm #3604880
Not trying to add insult to injury but that’s the beauty of restoring a Jeep. I *think* my windshield frame is salvageable, but if it isn’t, it’s simply a matter of unbolting it from the vehicle and bolting in a new one
Best of luckAug 5, 2019 at 3:55 pm #3604881
^^ Chris was telling me about that and encouraged me to look up some videos about it. I haven’t yet but I will.
I am replacing the worst rot with some steel for structure and filling in the rest with the Kitty Hair Evercoat (?). Some little holes are getting soldered. I overdid it with the DA sander…Definitively learning a lot.Aug 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm #3604887
BTW, there weren’t any body “women” back in the day, in case anyone wants to label me as sexist.Aug 5, 2019 at 5:21 pm #3604892
My dad had one of those in the 80s, not sure what year it was, but I know he learned more about fixing trucks than he ever wanted to. Sometimes when I’m using my phone to communicate with my truck’s computer via bluetooth, diagnosing a bad sensor or some such, I get nostalgic for the old days. Memories of my dad all but breaking out dowsing rods to sort out whatever demon had taken up residence in the engine. Figuring out how to fix things was a different ballgame before the internet existed, but I suspect those old Internationals may very well run on demons.Aug 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm #3604904
Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
My Scout had three relays. Horn, Starter, and lights. But every wire in the harness was green. Had to complicate things somehow.Aug 5, 2019 at 11:53 pm #3604929
Yeah, old vehicles had only 5 or 6 colors. IIRC, there were numbers on the IH wires. Usually something like XXX-XX. Over time the numbers wore off and would it be necessary to open the loom to find numbers. But if one learns to be expert with wiring diagrams, things are easy. Also, wiring diagram expertise carries over to diagnosing household appliances, electronics, etc.Aug 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm #3605731
@ian I am envious; this has been a lot of work but I am almost ready for the windshield
@nick I think even today there are very few women doing body work as a job..
@aaron, this is the third International we now own. Chris has a 1940s IH tow truck and then his mechanic’s truck is an International as well. They have their issues but things are easy to get to and mostly seem to make sense.
I honestly think the lines on this IH are some of the most beautiful I have seen. I look at all trucks as I drive up and down the coast and I see nothing like it ;)
Since I finished summer school I have been leaving work and going straight to the shop every day; slow going since body work is new to me but I have made progress..Aug 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm #3605771
They probably make perfect sense if you know what you’re doing, but my dad was a carpenter by trade at the time and a mechanic by necessity. To be honest, when I think back on him cursing demon vehicles, the old Land Rover he attempted to reign in many years later takes the cake. He didn’t realize how much parts were going to cost for that thing. The International only broke down occasionally at bad moments, but I recall it never had working turn signals (for mysteries reasons buried beneath the sands of time). When I was a kid I thought sticking your arm out the window was just the way it was done. In general, he had bad luck with vehicles. Never mind my mom had a Ford Pinto back in those days – we survived it. Eventually he took my advice and got a Toyota. But I agree IHs are good looking trucks, and they definitely score nostalgia points with me.Aug 15, 2019 at 6:10 pm #3606234
I found a used grille that does not have any big dents in it. I have ground away more rust than I care to mention…
All I can think about is painting it but that is far off at this point.
We are spending more time together now than we have in years it seems. It’s a good thing :)Aug 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm #3606750
New windshield is on the way…. $680 😱. Yes installed and with new rubber but holy mother that is some serious cash. This thing better turn out the way I have been dreaming ;)Aug 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm #3606754
As long as your dream is flexible, it’ll turn out exactly that way! :-)Aug 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm #3606756
Good point :)
it will turn out cool even if far from perfect.Aug 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm #3607314
I have all of next week off and will dedicated it to this project. Will post pictures of the progress when I have something to show for..Aug 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm #3607317
Three day weekend myself to put boots to butts on my project.
We’ll be having ourselves a virtual wrench turning partyAug 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm #3608240
Turns out I had an infected stye and the antibiotics are taking care of that.
I primed the area around the windshield yesterday and tried out the respirator to make sure it would work when using the polyurethane today but I could smell the acetone so not a good fit. Then I spent the day looking for a size small respirator and not a single one is to be found in Santa Cruz county and beyond. Of course I could find one online and ordered it. I wonder how many smaller people end up using an ill fitting piece of equipment with potentially serious consequences for their health.
While I wait for the small respirator I modified the medium sized one and I hope it will work for the half hour or so I need to get the area painted so the windshield can be put in. I will be doing it outdoors and using a brush so the bad stuff is not being atomized. If I can smell anything I am not going to do it and we’ll just postpone the rest.Aug 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm #3608241
I hope the next one works out. I haven’t had good luck finding a half mask respirator that will seal on my face. I find that they leak on me around my nose.Sep 1, 2019 at 3:58 am #3608449
First post of progress. Taking me a while to upload even these reduced files…
I did not want to wait till Wednesday to paint as the windshield is going in on Monday so I glued some rubber weather strip ( no foam, just rubber) on the inside of the respirator to fit my face. I tried a whiff of acetone and smelled nothing so I went ahead and used it. I don’t know if people here are familiar with Imron, the old stuff from Dupont, the 5000 series, used for aircrafts and fleet trucks “The wet look that lasts”, but it’s pretty intense stuff. The idea if for me to get the rusty parts out, rebuild, then brush paint piece by piece as I go along, to preserve it, and at the end sand it one more time and take it to a paint shop for the final professional blast. Saving money that way…
Here is what the top of the windshield looked like and then after I cut out the rust
The bottom of the windshield
The holes under the rust at the bottom
Next post might take a bit..
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