Colonel Mustard - 1975 IH Travelall 150

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  1. MrKenmore

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    Now remember: I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it!!!

    Distance between the side channels is 45 1/8". I cut off leaving a little extra. This turned into a lot of fit, no, grind more, fit, no again, try grinding more, fit now, no, more grinding. Finally it settled in very nicely. The original piece had three tabs bent out on each end as it was spot welded. Since I was going to MIG weld it, I did not need the tabs. I prepainted a majority of the piece top and bottom masking the top of the lips. I'll repaint everything again once complete.
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    20200517_153311.jpg So there are those funny quarter panel lower braces that sandwich in between the mount and the channel. I drilled out the channel and two select locations and plug welded it. You can see it to the left of the bolt.
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    Here's the underside of the same condition. The original welds were a pain to undo.
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    20200517_153337.jpg I may hit the ends where it hits the side channel and weld from underneath. We'll see.
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    20200517_153423.jpg So I still need to touch up a few plug welds. I also need to measure for the top plate that covers everything. That will plug welded in a similar manner. For the body mount bolts, they will not extend any higher than what you see. The original had this nice recess that I could not create big enough for a 1/2" bolt and a washer (although some tests came out pretty good!). I will make an 1 1/4" hole on top to access the bolt (and use a rubber hole plug).
     
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    Only issue I see is that you used a tape measure to locate the spot welds so they are way too evenly spaced! :tt2: Even so, your work is looking good!

    And I would indeed weld up the end of the channel to the side channel. Besides good practice welding upside down and round about, it should help distribute any stresses that may arise from curb jumping or wheeling or....
     
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    When you get done with this one, you can hire yourself out!

    JJ in TN
     
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    That looks great to my untrained eye!
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    News on the goofy tailgate weatherstripping........I struck out at Steele Rubber and Restoration Specialties. Only lead is from Wefco. They don't have it but will make it. Tooling for each shape is $300! Yikes. That would be $600. Who wants to go in on it with me!?!?!?! LOL.
     
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    I wonder who made the original moldings
     
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    Now that the inner fenders are back from the media blaster, it's time to install the hood hinge patches. I must say my new 240V spot welder may be my favorite tool of the week!!!
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    First time spot welding. Takes a little bit of a touch to hit it for just the right amount of time. I did forget to air punch the area inaccessible with the spot welder to do plug welds. D'oh!!!
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    Has anyone found a source for these rubber bumpers under each side of the radiator support? They are 1 1/4" tall and 2" in diameter with a 3/8" stud attached. They get attached to the frame and the radiator support just sits on them. The "official" body mount is in the center.
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    Here is the center body mount.
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    Same IH part number as the rear most mounts I need to replace.
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    The regular body mounts I will be getting from Outback Parts.
     
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    I was just looking for the same thing,one of mine is missing,my fan hit and took a chunk out of my shroud yesterday pulling out on a down hill turn.
     
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    The one in my picture looks good but the other one is crushed and deteriorating.
     
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    I have been look at similar things Greg. Thanks!
     
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    On the Terra I used the BlueSea Safety Hub 100. I wanted to do the same on the Travelall. It provides an excellent electrical hub for all your needs. On the Travelall, I am going to use the Safety Hub 150 which gives some more capacity. Four MIDI fuse circuits, six ATC fuse circuits plus a ground bus. I used my brake and some 16 gauge metal to make a nice mount. I tried welding nuts to the backside of the metal which worked pretty good (first time). New mount is spot welded to the factory battery tray.
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    Where are the battery clamps from? I have a need for those on another vehicle and haven’t found ones I like yet.
     
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    Those look like the military style battery terminals
     
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    No source for the rubber that I know of, Ive alway been lucky and used what I had.

    Looks great Matthew!

    JJ in TN
     
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    MILSPEC battery terminals from Waytek #36114 and #36115. Great product.
     
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    A great start to the long weekend yesterday!!! Met up with stroker3 in lower Massachusetts to buy some Travelall parts. The specific item of interest was the rear drivers interior door panel. As with most IH parts (or vehicle) purchases, you go in for one item and come out with exhaust manifolds, exterior trims, glass, engine wiring harness, etc.!!!
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    After the parts purchase, MrsKenmore and I went to visit Paul and Melanie across the border in Rhode Island. For those that have gone to Nationals, they have a real nice stable of IH's (Metro, C Series Travelall with Airstream, 74 D Series with camper slide in, 73 Travelette, etc.)
     
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    When you get a chance - can I get a couple of pics of the arm rest? That looks completely different than what is on my 73. My rear arm rests are the same as the front arm rests. Anyone know if that was something they changed for 74/75?
     
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    Maybe thats all the PO had ? I get pics later of a 75-150 T'all !
     

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