Colonel Mustard - 1975 IH Travelall 150

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  1. MrKenmore

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    Windshield removal by old school automotive glass guys. This may have been the primary source of my water leaks inside. It looks like the old lock strip gasket was reused with a new windshield. The glass guys didn't think it was sealing very well at all.
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    Here's the lip. Not too bad but definitely some rust.
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    20200612_103749.jpg And the pinch welded seam had this seal over it which was very brittle. Not sure if this was IH or a trick from a previous windhshield replacement.
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    I finally removed all the door glass and vent (wing) windows. Went very smooth.
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    As we were looking at the cowl drain cover (via the nice access holes) my FIL discovered this.
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    Cheapest way I know of to add 25 hp and at least 10 mph to your top speed!
     
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    Picked up a new to me but not ripped front sage bench seat.
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    Came from Bob Daros in North Salem, NY. Great guy! Has a nice D Series fleet. 74 Travelall, 70 Pickup stepside 9 foot bed, 75 Pickup 200 HD dump truck.
     
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    Looks like you also had to purchase a boutique of flowers too. Bribery?
     
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    Hahahahah!!!! MrsKenmore is more into getting the interior sorted than I am! The flowers were for some other friends who coincidentally live in the area we said hello to. North Salem is pretty amazing. It reminds me of Lexington Kentucky. Lots of horses and horse farms.
     
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    So my grille is quite pitted. I tried hitting it simply with some steel wool to see what would happen. The metal behind the emblem is beautiful! Any tips?
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    Ooooo, this is nice.
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    That's gonna be tuff...Ed is the jewelry polisher so he may have some more better ideas..
    I would get in a inconspicuous place and hit it with some 4-600g sandpaper and work your way up to about 1000g, and then hit it with polishing compound..about all you can do is take the surface down and try to remove the pits and then polish...
    or heaven forbid, paint it...
    or send it out and have it chromed
     
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    Those grills are anodized, the only way I know to polish them is to strip the anodizing (done chemically) and polish the bare aluminum. You can make them look like chrome, but once stripped it will be quick to tarnish.
     
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    Ahhhhh...anodized....what if you polished it and sprayed it with clear coat?
     
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    May I suggest getting a loan from Greg so you can get it rechromed?

    I think for the most part Matt, you're SOL. It would never hurt to try Greg's advise by hitting the grill with progressively finer sandpaper and see what, if anything, is left to polish. All the polishing I do takes off a thin layer of material, but pitting would most likely be insurmountable if it is indeed anodized. I've had some to good success with solid metals and chrome, so you might get lucky?

    Brass is easy.

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    Here's a gas cap I found beneath 50 lbs of parts at Coonrod's.

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    You can see that I had to stop before I could get all the scratches and pitting out. But it'll do for a daily driver.
     
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    Ive had all of my nice grills polished with great success. The one on my Travelall goes back to 2008 and still is nice and shiny. I did not do it myself, there was a local chrome shop that did it for me. We tried chroming one and it didn't stick, it peeled off in a couple of weeks. Mine do live inside though if that makes a difference? I keep them looking good with Eagle One Never Dull. You've seen my 100 in person at NATS in 2014.

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    Try polishing it. What can it hurt? Maybe like JJ mentioned - a local chrome shop can polish it.

    On your wing vent windows - if you are going to replace the material in the rear channel that the roll up glass rides in - you don’t have to take the wing vent completely apart. I don’t recommend taking it apart either.
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    Posts 139 and 140 show some of the info about how I did those.
     
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    Thanks Rick. I was going to get the mohair from Restoration Specialties. I was trying to figure out the best way to install. Nice write up. So you're saying leave the channel in the assembly?
     
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    No - I separated the channel from the wing vent. If you do it carefully you do not completely dis-assemble the wing vent. Only the bottom 5 rivets on mine held that u shaped channel in place (the top one or more rivets are visible but the holes in the u shaped channel are bigger there and those upper rivet(s) hold the wing vent assembly and wing vent rubber strip together).
    You need to take out the u shaped channel to fully remove the original mohair and clean the channel and properly install the replacement.
     
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    Binder Build spill over into the living room!
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    Nicely done !
     
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    I was fixated on the telephone and didnt even see the seat at 1st...haha
    Looks great though
     
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    Matthew,
    oddly enough I have the same record player and we too have a rotary telephone in the living room, no D seats though LOL

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