Travelette to Dodge Chassis

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  1. 6BTravelall

    6BTravelall Farmall Cub

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    Beautiful work, what kind of welder are you using? I'm planning to buy a decent welder before starting on the kids future projects... currently using an old blue harbor freight... fine for patching sheet metal but definitely wouldn't trust it for anything structural.
     
  2. JB M715

    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks for the compliments guys!!

    The floor height is the same as the factory floor, the pedals are just pulled all the way forward.

    I'm using a Millermatic 250, works great with .035" - .023" wire and 75/25 mix gas, just a bit of a struggle welding outside. Most of this was done with a tarp over the welder, the leads off the ground and cardboard blocking the wind (finally got some winter weather in California).
     
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    Looks like some real great work here definitely be watching this thread now in the future.
     
  4. JB M715

    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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    Rusty!!! Thinking about welding the cowl/fresh air duct closed so I don't have to worry about making these repairs leak tight.

    [​IMG]Int 78 by Jasper Brodie, on Flickr

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  5. 6BTravelall

    6BTravelall Farmall Cub

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    Dont back down now! Plus if the cabin is airtight you're gonna have trouble closing your doors unless you roll your window down every time.. I cut square holes in those bubbles on the side of the firewall for a "cabin filter" and am sealing if off from those louvers/ gills.. those up top will feed my turbo
     
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    Had a real fun time trying to spray my corotech polyamide epoxy primer yesterday through a 1.8mm tip, absolute nightmare
     
  7. JB M715

    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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  8. JB M715

    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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    Firewall is tacked together. I should be able to pull the engine without pulling the cab, pull the cylinder head without pulling engine and have room for some thick sound insulation. It's not terribly intrusive on the passenger compartment, but I will have to put the AC/Heat Evap in the center console, it's just too big to fit under the dash with the exhaust down pipe on that side.

    [​IMG]Int 81 by Jasper Brodie, on Flickr

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  11. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    That looks great,want me to bring you my travelall ?Are the round holes for vents of some type.
     
  12. JB M715

    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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    Still chipping away, been spending a bunch of time with the driver seat position, steering wheel, pedals and trans shifter. I seriously plan to drive this thing everyday and that stuff has to be right. The Ford seat is just a complicated as I expected...

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    6BTravelall Farmall Cub

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    Are you planning to run an intercooler? I had intended too im still a ways off on decision I might opt for a smaller one, a liquid to air plus a little idea i had, or not run one at all.
     
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    JB M715 Farmall Cub

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    Yes, planning to run the factory intercooler, radiator and AC condenser.
     
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    Right on same here, cleaned out my heater core box real good, cleaned the ductwork and wrapped it in insulation, and bought a new evap core and accumulator for good measure.. probably should have gotten a new heater core but im cheap and can live without heat for awhile if any problems arise. Im really struggling with the idea of leaving the engine where its at and losing both intercooler and mech fan.. I'll probably never pull over 5,000 lbs
     
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    side note these dodge truck guys often complain the AC is not cold enough, 1 guy put valves and Ts on his heater core lines, claims with the valves closed 10+ degree colder air.
     
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    That's a good tip!
     

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