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PW back in my shop with the bed on
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Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:00:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

I got the frame and axles paited and the bed is also mounted but not painted yet. Looks funny with odd tires on one side. I need to get the other ones off so I can have the new ones mounted on all the rims. I will start putting the engine and drive train back in now. They have been rebuilt and painted along time ago. Mark H.


Catfish    Posted 03-09-2003 at 20:35:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taking shape very nicely , really enjoy the progress posts Mark , I picked up another 8n today spent most of the afternoon and evening looking her over to see what needs to be done . Think I'll make this one more than a work tractor, wife just shook her head ,later....


Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 20:48:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having done several tractors befor I know what you are talking about. I brather do a work tractor and work with it. I did a 9n then did not want to scratch it so I sold it and the guy uses it to work with? These trucks are a lot harder to do. Takes up a lot more room in the shop and labor wise is harder to clean up for painting. Some of the parts are heavier too. Mark H.


Catfish    Posted 03-09-2003 at 21:22:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a 135 and another 8n that I use for work tractors ,didn't start out today with another tractor in mind just sorta happened , I know you've run into those kind of deals , hard to turn down ..oh well its mine now , be good Mark.....Catfish


ger    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
nice work mark , nice paint on them axles, keep postin the pic k


Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:38:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks and hope I am not boring you guys with the updates, but living in the country there is not many guys to talk about what you are doing. Hard to drag it to town right now. Mark H.


ger    Posted 03-09-2003 at 20:02:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
i know i live in the country just above the north west corner of montana couple hundered miles east of you , not bored at all used to have a 69 chevelle , gave that up when i bought this place , have that nova that i mentioned that why im probably gonna do something with that , too much snow now got about 4 ft. last four days and not a heated shop to play in , so i am interested in watching your project so keep them comming.


Yankee    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:08:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Loooooking goooood sir.Everything should go together real nice now.Should be a winner when you are all done.What color are you going to paint her?Is it going to be all stock or with some mods?


Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stock engine and drive train, 12 volt very modified electrical system, tons of high powerd lights, Confey new Ranger Truck seat, New style tires and the non stock flat bed. I am painting the bed black, cab and nose red, fenders and running boards black, chrome grill and lights, tinted sides windows and 1/2 tinted windshield (came with the truck),electric wipers,and newer dual master cylinder for the brake system. 90% stock truck with stuff that makes it better for the road and confert. First one I have done and I think the hardest part is done now. Just need to start bolting it back together again and paint the body parts. Engine has zero miles on it. Mark H.


DeadCarp    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks good but don't get antsy now Mark, you know the rules: "First 90% of the project sure enough took 90% of the time, and the rest took the OTHER 90% of the time!" :)


Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 21:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
The trim will take some time then I will wish I was just doing stuff like the frame again. I have done quite abit aallready while waiting for the sand blasting. The complete brake system, transmission, transfer case, engine, axles, drive shafts, linkage, radiator, brake drums, gauges, gas tank, steering and seat are all rebuilt now and painted ready to go on, some are on allready(brakes & axles) and the rest is waiting for what I just got done with. The cab, door windows and seals and trim are waiting for the cab to be painted. I have the parts allready for the cab & hood in boxes got them during the heavy snow falls. I have some more parts to buy, but at this point I still have plenty of work to do befor I get them. I need to clean out one side of my shop to get the engine around to the front. I can set a lot of the parts on the bed now for more room. Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 03-09-2003 at 19:42:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you have it all figured out.I feel it is going to be a sharp ride.Keep sending the pics and keep us posted please.I think I need another project.Havent done one in a few years.Think I'm over due.Now how the wife feels,well you know how that goes??!!


Willy-N    Posted 03-09-2003 at 21:02:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having a project is keeping me out of trouble during the winter! I would go crazy if I did not have something to work on. Mark H.


what kind of truck    Posted 03-10-2003 at 04:25:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey mark what kind of truck is that your working on


Willy-N    Posted 03-10-2003 at 06:54:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is a 1948 Dodge B-1 1-ton Power Wagon. Great old trunk that made Dodge there name they have now. To bad they are not as tuff, metal got a lot thinner over time. They did get a lot faster tho top speed around 50mph. Mark H.


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