Sep 1, 2019 at 4:19 am #3608451
Part two of the slow progress …
The back after I cut out the rust holes.
Figuring out as we go
Welded one piece of metal and surrounded it with fiberglass to try and recreate the shape above the glass. I went over that edge dozens of times and the ended up rounding it up a bit
More in next post but dinner first..Sep 1, 2019 at 4:49 am #3608459
Too bad IH didn’t rustproof till 1980.Sep 1, 2019 at 5:15 am #3608463
^^^ I did not know but yes to that and thank goodness everyone did away with the stupid rain gutters..
rebuilt and primed. That is still the old hood, which was held down with sheet metal screws. I have not been worried about stepping and dragging tools on it.
My first attempt at painting…I did mix it with the pneumatic mixer but I guess it’s meant to have these different hues in it. Looks a bit like a woodie ;). I also smudged a bit of red on the white rain gutter. I will fix that tomorrow, sand it and give it another coat. Yes this was done with a brush. I will eventually sand it and bring it to have finished off by a professional but with this same polyurethane color.
That racy steering wheel is being replaced by the bigger original one. The dashboard ws ll cracked with foam showing. I have been working on repairing that as well.
The new clutch has been in but whoever worked on the transmission last had the wrong size input shaft bearing retainer so it took a while to locate the right one. Transmission went in late last night and that took some time and cussing.Sep 1, 2019 at 2:31 pm #3608488
wow, that’s a lot of work, I’m impressed
I kind of like that red paint
Nice work areaSep 1, 2019 at 4:27 pm #3608498
I’ll ditto what Jerry said.
Thats a helluva lot more complicated that what I’ve taken on.
Nice workSep 1, 2019 at 4:46 pm #3608500
If I knew what I was doing it would take me a fraction of the time and would look 100% better but this is all new to me. I spent my 7 day vacation ( including the weekend) at about 12 hours a day on this. I like the idea of saving this thing from getting scrapped; it still has life in it other than that rust.Sep 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm #3608682
The moment of truth… will the rubber and glass fit???
Labor Day lunch.
Btw other than Chris showing me how to braze one piece on the side, I have done every bit of body work myself. I have not documented much about the inside of the cab itself but I have done a fair amount of repair in there as well.Sep 3, 2019 at 12:50 am #3608694
Love that last shot. The windshield on the Scouts are a flat piece of glass. Great for acting like a mirror and blinding other drivers in the morning and evening.Sep 3, 2019 at 1:28 am #3608698
Flat glass is good; much easier to find replacements…Sep 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm #3608755
I love that Chris is wearing a wide brimmed hat,good sun protection : )
that looks really goodSep 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm #3608761
That is not Chris; he’s the windshield guy. You would get a kick out of Chris’ hat. He always wears a long sleeved shirt too.Sep 3, 2019 at 3:36 pm #3608771
long sleeved shirt – even better…Sep 4, 2019 at 8:04 pm #3608965
Really impressive metal work Kat! Well doneSep 4, 2019 at 8:53 pm #3608980
Thanks Ian!Sep 5, 2019 at 2:05 am #3609014W I S N E R !BPL Member
Very cool work, it’s going to be a gorgeous truck.Sep 5, 2019 at 1:14 pm #3609039Sep 5, 2019 at 1:42 pm #3609045
Once school starts, I believe September 26th, I won’t be able to spend nearly the amount of time I have been spending on this project.
I got the books for one of my classes…
I studied the Divina Commedia in high school in Italy for three years. I was a teenager and while I did the work I could not have cared less about the subject matter even though my teacher was well known for his own writings about Dante. The professor teaching this class is Italian, young and his doctorate thesis is about the language of this poem. I am looking forwards to this now that I am older and wiser ;)Sep 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm #3609047
In school I didn’t have to read too many classics, and when I did, I just did the minimum required to pass the class.
I find them much more interesting as an adult. My mom was an English major and had a bookcase with all these books on in. As an adult, I’ve read many of them.Sep 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm #3609066
And then, and then, and then…I just bought a parts’ truck for 600 dollars ( now that I know how much any little part costs)…..and then an old rancher just told us he’ll dig out his old International from the weeds that we can have as a parts truck too.Sep 5, 2019 at 4:59 pm #3609071
people are usually very nice
contrary to the feeling you get from watching mediaSep 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm #3609515
We picked it up and brought it home. Nice to have the trailer…Sep 10, 2019 at 4:04 am #3609658
One is just the start. I wish I had access to a real work space like that. Makes things much easier. I had two donors for the Scout. Got them both free and sold parts from them both. The axles are very popular.Sep 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm #3609682
A good work space makes this possible. The only issue is no power so I have to start either the welder or the generator ( or use air tools and do the compressor).
Now….put back the blue velvet bucket seats?
Or the bench seat?Sep 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm #3609690
There are pros and cons to either. I like the retro look of the bench seat, but you can’t beat the comfort of the captains chairs.
We should have a Jeep, IH, Vespa meet up after we’re all further along with our projects.
Ken would take the longest to get to the rendezvous but would spend thousands less on gas.Sep 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm #3609692
Ken did you have the Dana 30 44 combo?
I plan to keep my Dana 30 but am planning on swapping out my Dana 35 later this year and go with a 31 spline 8.8 out of an Explorer.
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