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    Mender Farmall Cub

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    as a side project I put together a ceiling hoist using some pulleys, a 1000lb 12v winch and some pvc/welding cable
    I reinforced the structure of the shop ceiling by attaching all the trusses together and putting additional vertical supports in. Then built a crib for the horizontal pulleys and another crib for the winch to mount to.

    Next came installing the two cribs opposite one another in the ceiling and angling the 4X4 blocks for the vertical drops.
     

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    A later addition to the hoist was installing fairleads on top/bottom of each of the 4 drop points.

    Then we wired the winch with longer leads and ran some PVC pipe down to the work bench for easy battery hookup. Also drilled a hole in the corner of the bench and installed the winch remote for a cleaner finish. pretty handy tool.

    Anyway back to the truck, that's how I pulled the lid off.
     

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    The back covering came up much like the front, brittle and in shards if not pieces.
    Paint back here looks good from afar but is bubbling in most of the area with rust. One of the rear corners is worse than the other.

    Neat idea for the rear fold out ashtrays, I'm going to install some rocker switches in these control inner lights and exterior lights, might be able to get three switches in here.

    Can't wait to be at the reassembly and wiring stage
     

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    Dash disassembly, stripping the tub down to get at it with a wire wheel
     

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    Once the tub was removed from the frame we cleaned up the interior a bit and built some reinforcements
     

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    Next we gave it a flip to get at the 40+ years of crud on the bottom, first impressions show usual spots are going to need addressing; patches on a few floor supports, rear inner cab mounts and some rust pitting by the front kick plate. Front cab supports going to need to go.
     

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    Steve's guide to manually cleaning the underside of your truck the long and arduous way
    step 1, scrape everywhere until everywhere has been thoroughly scraped
     

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    Mender Farmall Cub

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    step 2, grind everywhere with wire/flapper wheels
     

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    Front body mounts and close proximity floors were bad. We removed the worst of it down to supports, cut out the bad and popped in some structural patches on the sides. Plan was to lap weld in a new floor and follow existing kick plate/fire wall bends.

    Also shown is a mock-up of the new supports and them beginning to be installed simple & strong. This design will require a small body lift on the other mounts upon install.

    Edit: I should mention that the new supports were installed in the same places as the factory ones, though the mounting holes will be drilled in once the other body mounts are tight and in place.
     

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    With the the tub down to bare metal and the new floors + supports in place it was time to begin paint prep. We've been leaning heavily on POR15 products for this build and have been painstakingly following their instructions.

    Here's the bottom shining brightly after an afternoon of elbow grease and POR15 Cleaner. We then rinsed it with water and sprayed it down with Metal Prep to sit overnight to do it's thing.

    In the morning we found the prep spray had done it's job etching the metal. very cool. We pulled out the respirators and got to work giving the surface a final wipe down with xylene and then cracked open the first quart of POR15.
     

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    We did 4 coats and found each coat took nearly a quart exactly, though we did go thick in some spots (wheel-wells). We used gloss black because we will be later top coating with truck bed liner which will require us to scuff the painted surface for proper adhesion (gloss finish shows scuffed areas well).

    That's the body more or less up to speed as of March 25, 2020. Next steps will be painting an inner rear quarter, inner/outer rockers and front cab corners. Once that is complete we will be painting the bottom of the tub with truck bed liner and then flipping it to give the interior tub the same treatment.
     

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    Once the tub was removed we got at stripping down the frame to send out for media blasting, Here it is going and returning.
     

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    We popped off the leafs and put the hoist to work suspending the frame for painting.

    Found some PO damage and repair at one of the front leaf perches. We hammered it down and welded it shut.
     

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    Frame painting went much the same as under tub painting. Did 4 layers of POR and 2 of truckbed liner. Also installed Anything Scout LS engine mounts at this stage too.
     

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    Axles, Leafs, Hardware & Knickknacks
    Suspended frame made a good rack to hang smaller things for painting

    Leafs got several layers of POR followed by a few layers of bedliner on the bottom leaf. New bushings on the leafs too
     

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    More to come as it progresses, working on inner fenders
     
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Looking good Mender. I love the lift system.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Nice work, Mender. Following.

    That's a chronic problem. On my old Scout I reinforced them with 1/4" angle iron.
     

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