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  1. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks for the comments guys.. The 743 was a...

    Thanks for the comments guys..
    The 743 was a life saver... something like that is a must have for moving equipment. It's not mine, called in a favor...



    The manual press brakes are 24"...
  2. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: So a few months back when we bought the Powell...

    So a few months back when we bought the Powell Hammer there was this tubing notcher sitting there. It was for sale as well and I knew exactly who needed it. One phone call and it was sold minutes...
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    Sticky: Some weekend progress... Fine tuning the rear...

    Some weekend progress... Fine tuning the rear bumper fitment.


    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y167/rmccartney/IMG_8398.JPG


    Driver's side fits well to the profile of the rear of...
  4. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: A while back I picked up some used body tools,...

    A while back I picked up some used body tools, including this bumper puller/straightener (red handle).
    This tool works by placing the pad against the bumper face, hooking the top or bottom back...
  5. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: I thought using the W crimps on the lugs would...

    I thought using the W crimps on the lugs would give us a more "automotive authentic" connection than the plastic sleeved lugs. For the crimper, we bought them from Jegs. Some of the WP crimpers...
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    Sticky: Oh yeah! Made a trip to Annapolis Wednesday,...

    Oh yeah! Made a trip to Annapolis Wednesday, Brandon and Richard were done buffing parts... Hell of a way to transport fenders and doors....

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    Sticky: Starting some of our electrical work, since the...

    Starting some of our electrical work, since the fuel pump and float assembly both connected using ring terminals, we wanted to use some weather pack connectors so there would be a quick disconnect. ...
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    Sticky: Rick, IIRC it was about 25 years ago when I...

    Rick, IIRC it was about 25 years ago when I bought that piece of rod and I think it came from one of the Baltimore metals outlets. McMaster does carry the "oil impregnated" bronze in both tube and...
  9. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: We found them about perfect for creeper work...

    We found them about perfect for creeper work underneath..



    With the brake pedal sporting new oilite bronze bushings, Mike got all the pedal assemblies installed, and hole drilled in the floor...
  10. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks Doug! So this weekend we played...

    Thanks Doug!



    So this weekend we played with blocks. Made from 2x6's, and gave the wagon a lift kit. This should help in using a creeper for any underside work..


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    Sticky: Well today was slated as lift-off day. So we got...

    Well today was slated as lift-off day. So we got our lifting eyes installed on the body this morning and set up the lifting devices.

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  12. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: That area is a bit congested, the AC lines will...

    That area is a bit congested, the AC lines will be going through there, and the battery sits on the back side of the core support. So we opted for the open overflow.
  13. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks!! Last night we got some details...

    Thanks!!



    Last night we got some details crossed off the list, our radiator sits on the front side of the core support but the overflow can't stay on the front side as it would spew all over a...
  14. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Well I think we're long overdue for a wagon...

    Well I think we're long overdue for a wagon update. Yes, it is back in the building....

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y167/rmccartney/IMG_7898.JPG

    And we should be setting the body...
  15. Thanks for the comments guys! I had a question...

    Thanks for the comments guys! I had a question on another site on the whys and hows… too good not to share here as well...







    Greg, EXCELLENT question!!!!
  16. Shrinking and stretching with hammer and pipe

    Some basic metalshaping…. making a vent bracket for under the dash using a hammer and piece of pipe. Excuse the audio quality at the start, what you get for filming with an iPhone 6S. S stands for...
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    Thanks, hope the "lessons" help out!! John...

    Thanks, hope the "lessons" help out!!


    John got the truck loaded up today, ready for departing tomorrow for the show at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA. I may have to take a...
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    Thanks Doug!!

    Thanks Doug!!
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    Thanks for checking out our progress!! This...

    Thanks for checking out our progress!!


    This past Friday night we cut and buffed the F7 hood to get rid of some dust nibs, and Saturday morning Jared and I started to reassemble the hood. The...
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    So every time we place the hood on my folding...

    So every time we place the hood on my folding stand, the hood skin deflects upward at those pressure points (corners). Which means that won't work for blocking out the hood. So lets' use the same...
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    Nice job finding staples that work. I had heard...

    Nice job finding staples that work. I had heard that many restoration shops were bending up their own using Stainless TIG wire.
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    Thanks, I think it's part of my OCD.. :) ...

    Thanks, I think it's part of my OCD.. :)



    Thought I'd do a progression of pictures to show the carnage we started with on the hood brace to where it was painted this past weekend....
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    Playing catch-up here on the F7 hood, the inside...

    Playing catch-up here on the F7 hood, the inside of the crease was blocked using tape to keep the center line sharp, then brace welded in place and some epoxy touch ups done..

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  24. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks for all the feedback guys!! Yeah, Brandon...

    Thanks for all the feedback guys!! Yeah, Brandon and the guys did a bang up job on the paint.. Will be turning some heads when Dana takes it out.

    We stopped by the upholstery shop on Friday,...
  25. Thread: Model A doors

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    THanks, it was a good workout for both mind and...

    THanks, it was a good workout for both mind and machine...
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