Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4

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  1. mongocanfly

    mongocanfly High Wheeler

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    It's the humidity Ed...you can see it in the air..!!!hahahahahaha...
    49?..wow..its 99 here..
    You mentioned rubbing the grill, a guy I know is building a 53 Chevy AD suburban...hes dulling down all his chrome with red scotchbrite...its turning out great..
    Heres some before and after of his grill...I've got my AD Chevy truck i bought when I was 15,..that I'll build after Columbus and may do the scotchbrite on the chrome on it...
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    Not sure I can add anything that hasn't already been said, but it is looking great.

    I am jealous of your tire choices with the 16" wheels. The tall "skinny" look you went with is a personal favorite. I wish there were more tire choices for the 17.5" wheel size.
     
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    thanks Josiah...im trying to keep the tires inside the fenders , but during mockup, it looked like the outside of the tire is right at the fender edge....after I get it roadworthy and if I'm not happy with the look, and if I have inside clearance, I may wind up narrowing the axles a few inches.....ive got the most positive offset stock wheel I could get
    17.5s are extremely limited on tire options...
     
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    I'm with you guys on this: I miss 7.50/16's.
     
  5. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I was running 33 9.50 but they quite making them also.
     
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    When I diseasembled the truck I saved all the little clips and things...plan was to clean and paint and reuse them...these clips were used to hold the brake/tail light wiring to the frame and also the fuel line to the frame...while doing the wiring I got the clips out to beadblast and got to wondering if I could just find new ones...well they still make them...they're called push on wire clips...I got these from wire depot, but theyre all over Ebay and other places...I got 3 sizes small, med ,large,,,,I doubt I'll use the small ones but who knows..I may find a use for them..
    The clips in the bottom of the pic were used to hold the wiring to the inner fenders,...I'm not using those again ,as im running the wiring in the least visible spots I have....
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    I also picked up these terminal strips...rated at 600v 25a...I figured these would be good for all my switch on and ground connections...i like the barrier strips and that they're covered also...
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    WOOF!

    JJ in TN
     
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    Bow wow JJ...Haha

    Sandblasted and painted the bumper mounts and bolts...
    oh well, theres 6 more IH logo bolts headed to a obscure place where no one will ever see them...
    one of the mounts was in good condition...the other was a total mess..if you remember how bad the bumper was , well the mount was just as bad..it was bent so bad I couldnt get the bolts out of it..a little heating with the torch and a lot of bending and hammering, and having to weld up a 1 inch long crack and I've got it back in good shape...
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    Well..that's a new one....humidity is high....as usual....sweating like a borrowed mule...as usual ...
    so bad so that sweat was running down inside my power tools and shocking the piss outta me...
    So time to call it a day.....or as JJ likes to say..."lunch time"
     
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    Yep, around here, it's (usually) so dry that one gets a shock from the static electricity!

    I've found that 11 ounces of :beer: helps dull the shock, and the last ounce spilled all over acts like an insulator!
     
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    thats a new one, shocked from sweating. I think that Ed has the best idea to overcome the shock. So in that spirit (I still like lunch HAHA), I am thirsty LOL

    JJ in TN
     
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    haha...Ed the best insulator/solution ive found to prevent shock is to go lay up under the AC..

    JJ..you know how bad it is...ive working underneath the truck up on the lift and I'm sweating so bad I had to put oildry on the floor to keep from slipping/sliding
     
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    scout2000 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Plan B - work on your old truck in the middle of the night, when its cooler and the sun isn't beating down on you.

    Be prepared for neighbors to poke fun at you for doing so. Don't ask me how I know about that last part.
     
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    Jerry I do spend a lot of late nights in the shop...usually from around 9pm-2am...it helps some , but its still bad..
     
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    just realized ...im on page 57 of my 57 IH build...
    still doing little stuff not worthy of pics...yet...
    the temps and humidity dropped some this last week, so i got the doors in another coat of high build...gonna try and get them painted this weekend..
    wiring is 95% done..thank goodness..
    stil tying up a bunch of loose ends
     
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    well....

    who is in charge of that operation? HAHA

    I can relate. It is the hours of the small stuff, cleaning up fasteners, painting small stuff, cleaning, etc. But in the end, it all matters. And it will show.

    JJ in TN
     
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    I hope we don't have to "suffer" through another 57 pages before you hand over the keys....
    Glad your wiring is nearly finished. I personally kinda like wiring, although I've never had to more-or-less start from scratch.
    I wish it was only hours, not what feels like months! For me at least.
     
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    JJ....it seems the closer I get , the further away I am...Haha
    Ed...I hope It dont take 57 more pages to finish this thing....
    The wiring wasnt as bad as I dreaded..the AA kit is fairly simple to understand...
    no hand holding required...so far....haha
     
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