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Thread: 1947 Biederman Truck Fender Repairs

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    just think Robert , in 50 years someone will find this truck and go to restore it and wonder why it was built so much better than the rest of them lol, great work as always, now post some up date pics of the 55

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    Thanks BG. The new engine for the 55 will be here this week, will update thread then.

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    That truck looks fantastic! Great job on the hood and fenders Robert. Thumbs up.
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    It's one thing to have access to all those tools, but a whole other thing to know how to use them. Great work, you obviously know what you are doing.
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    Thanks for the comments everyone, It was a nice challenge to bring the final pieces of the puzzle together, especially for a truck that John couldn't find replacement body panels. I even put him to work a few times when push came to shove!
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    Here's the Biederman at the show in Lexington KY last week for the 2018 ATHS Convention.





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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Beautiful truck, it is interesting to me how little trucks changed in style for many years after this one.

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    An update on the Biederman truck, John came across a donor truck with an authentic 1947 Galion dump body, which matches his 47 Biederman perfectly.



    It needed some repair work on it but it was a good one to start with. He took it to a local shop and had the tailgate rebuilt, added a cab guard and replaced the floor. It will show a few authentic dents when finished but he says he prefers that to a new edition body on an old truck.







    These next pictures really show why we need to add the skirt between the cab and running board.





    The skirt will rest on top of the running board flange, with a rubber edge trim to save some paint rubbing. Here's our sample bend that will rest on top of the flange. (it's shown upside-down...)



    The dump body and other remaining parts will be also be painted blue, he plans to paint this spring.
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    Been tripping over the 8’ linear slide on the Lennox for the past couple months, time to knock out these Biederman skirts so we can break the linear slide down. This will likely be the last Metalshaping done on this machine before it goes out the door and the replacement comes in.



    These two bends were done in the magnetic brake, the final fold for the U-shape is done in the Lennox using these dies..





    Comparison



    Here's the folding process...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwpJ...ature=youtu.be




    Next we took them to a local machine shop, Triton Defense, to hem the U-shape. They used a knife blade in the press brake.



    The only thing left for these is to fold the top flange for bolting to the underside of the cab, fit, and paint.
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