Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4

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  1. mongocanfly

    mongocanfly High Wheeler

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    Well we had a cold spell blow threw today..the shop was a nice cool 96deg today....yea!!
    Ain't nothing like laying under a dash with sweat running into your eyes
    I made a couple of shims to try and get the glove box to line up better...wound up using a 1/8" shim on the pass side glove box support, and that got it close...then I bent the hinge a slight amount ...I've got it about as close as its gonna get..the dash contours dont match exactly so I had to hit it in the middle ground...
    Also got the heater in and had the bright idea I was gonna use acorn nuts on the firewall side..didnt realize the studs were fine thread...shoulda known..I'm not gonna use the old extremely rusty star washers so I'll have to pick some up along with some new nuts..
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    Also stuck the seat and gauge cluster back in ..hopefully seeing it together will help motivate me
    Also gave me a chance to adj the steering wheel for "clearance"...got it where it feels good..I can adj it in and out as needed now with the new column mounts..
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    That's lookin real nice Greg! The shimming definitely helped.

    By the way, what seat do you have in there? Forgive me if this has already been covered somewhere in this thread, but its gotten to be a real big thread now! I'm starting to forget what you've already done!
     
  4. PHuscher

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    Looks great. I think McMaster-Carr has fine thread acorn nuts. ;)
     
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  5. mongocanfly

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    thanks Johnny..its the stock seat,,,i just had them strip out and replace all the old padding and covered it in some fabric they already had...
     
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    thanks PH, I saw those at mcm....ill add them to my wish list and get some when I get a big enough order...I stopped at lowes and picked up some reg stainless 3/8-24 nuts for the time being
     
  7. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Its all down hill from here. Now that it is getting an identity with the dash. Of course, there is still much work ahead. A few more bites of the elephant..

    JJ in TN
     
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    You right JJ....and a big elephant it is...
     
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    Not really much of a update..just getting a few minutes here and there..
    Installed the trans tunnel...what a job that was ..all the orig clips were screwed up, so I wound up using socket head countersunk bolts with nuts and washers underneath the truck
    Not a 1 man job, but I got it done
    Got the heater box and control cables installed and ran the heater hoses ..I used a old air heater bypass valve instead of the orig valve..
    The old control valve is inside the heater box..I installed this one under the hood..so itll be easier to service if needed..I was disappointed I couldnt find one in all brass..this one is plastic..
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    Also finally got a block of time when it wasnt 99 deg to try out the new black widow HTE paint gun..
    1st impressions are this is a very nice gun..I resprayed the hood and radiator support..each coat I put down looked very slick..so it should take only minimal sanding and buffing...hopefully this time i won't burn thru the paint..
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  11. mongocanfly

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    And just my luck...sometime last night between lights out and dry paint, about a half dozen bugs decided to land in my wet hood paint...1 of them was the size of a VW ...they all decided to do the backstroke in my paint..dont know if thatll sand out or not..its pretty bad... it doesnt show in the 2nd pic, but one of them left a 6in trail behind him..
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    stroker3 Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Damn, that stinks. You just can't seem to catch a break on anything.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Damn is right. Good luck with the correction sanding.
     
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    story of my life....
     
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    And the hood is something you see every time you are in the truck,tailgate you don't see as much wouldn't be so bad to me.I hope it sands out.
     
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    that was my thought exactly Jeff..why couldn't they have landed somewhere you couldn't see.....
    ill let it dry a couple days and then try wet sanding... I looked really close at where that VW bug was doing donuts...its pretty deep..i think he had tire chains on ..
     
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    Bugs suck! If it isn’t seeds, and cottonwoods, it’s bugs. I deal with that every day I paint. Consequently I always wait til the clear sets up before unmasking, and while I wait I watch for bugs and usually get them out easily with folded masking tape. Still sucks!
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    I guess I could be like Ed and have a nice coat of dog hair on it....
     
  19. J.J.

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    AGRHHHH!!!!!!!

    Do you spray at all in your shop? I use the barrier spray and that seems to help in mine. Between that and Dew we don't get a lot of bugs in there, and I never leave a light on either.

    JJ in TN
     
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    As a joke I was going to say the bright red paint must have attracted them. Thought better about making a joke over the hardship. Light is a big factor though. Alway set up a decoy light source when we end up with some yellow jacket hives in the wrong spot. Works like a charm, they go right to it.
     

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