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Colonel Mustard - 1975 IH Travelall 150

MrKenmore

Dreams of Cub Cadets
Center dome light replacement, new versus old.
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You need to modify the Packard 56 connector on the new one so the lead is shorter.
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Here is the center wiring that you need to deal with. It's pretty easy. Pop off the single plastic Packard 56 connectors for each and replace with a double.
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You did buy your special Packard 56 tool right?!?!? Always a good idea with the Packard 56 terminals to bend out the locking tabs just a bit when you remove to reinstall.
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All done. Just need the headliner!
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Mrs Kenmore

Farmall Cub
Also... a little sneak peak of items on the install list today... the dash pad! Thats right my dad finished the body work on the cracks and sealed up the speaker. We picked a nice complimentary upholstery and it is all done! Will take pics once installed fingers crossed it matches and looks nice in the interior.

Stay tuned!
 

MrKenmore

Dreams of Cub Cadets
So here it is! It's the original dash pad wrapped in vinyl. Came out nice. Stitching as needed. The only issue is the depressed area where the three screws go in at the top and the sides. There's a recess/cavity. The vinyl did not get in there good. So I had to poke a hole through and then send the screw through. The screw got swallowed up by the vinyl. Color matches the horn button pretty darn good. Vinyl is tough. There are only so many colors. Not an exact match but complimentary for sure.
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Screw getting swallowed up.
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And here it is from the back seat.
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MrKenmore

Dreams of Cub Cadets
I just delight in discovering the previous owner's electrical experiments. While installing the carpet MrsKenmore suggests we do something with the clump of electrical tape at the high beam foot switch. I unravel it to find a red wire tapped off the green wire. I can only imagine what this served!
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Mrs Kenmore

Farmall Cub
So we started install on the carpet today.. Mr Kenmore will write it up tomorrow.. had to remove the gas pedal and took this funny shot we entitled "at least we can stop" lol

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MrKenmore

Dreams of Cub Cadets
I noticed the sleeve bearings on the gas pedal looked a little tired. The original ones are nylon. I tried to find matching ones at the local hardware stores. No luck. The ID worked but the OD (3/8") did not. I could not find a match. I did find a tray with bronze sleeve bearings. Hmmmmmmmm........this could work! The ID of the bronze sleeve bearing was 1/4". I drilled it out to 17/64" which matched the shaft. I used some white lithium grease during reassembly.
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The sleeve bearing can be longer than the original. The excess just goes beyond the bracket on either side. You really need to remove the bracket and gas pedal for the carpet install.
 

MrKenmore

Dreams of Cub Cadets
So as MrsKenmore stated, the new carpet is mostly installed. We went with ACC loop pile with the mass backing (rubber). They have 74/75 Travelalls which is great. 2WD or 4WD is also important as the transmission access cover is different. The stock carpet was two sections with the split occurring under the front seat. This is one giant piece. Give it some time in the sun to soften things up.
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With everything out of the Travelall, we fit the carpet inside. Went in pretty good right off the bat.
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I decided to use the front bench seat bases as my starting point to lock things in. While MrsKenmore was inside, I marked out the 5 holes for each bench seat base. Silver Sharpie worked well. A shortie Sharpie saved the day under the passenger side. The gas tank really limits access.
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I used a punch set I got from Harbor Freight to make the holes. This worked great. 1/2" hole. Use a scrap 2X4 underneath.
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Here are the seat bases installed. Driver's side was easy. Passenger with the aux fuel tank not so much. I used new Auveco 5/16 body bolts for this. I'll tell you, having a few boxes of nice black bolts for the restoration has been very convenient! You can also see the sill plates installed. Those take #8 screws. I used stainless steel oval head. In a few locations I used a #10 shaft with a #8 head. Another Auveco hardware item!!!!
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So here are things looking pretty good. The passenger side had more excess material to trim than the driver's side. A fresh razor blade cut through this very easily.
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I still need to complete the rear section although we do have the front seat belts fully installed which is good!
 
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jeff campbell

Moderator
Staff member
I noticed the sleeve bearings on the gas pedal looked a little tired. The original ones are nylon. I tried to find matching ones at the local hardware stores. No luck. The ID worked but the OD (3/8") did not. I could not find a match. I did find a tray with bronze sleeve bearings. Hmmmmmmmm........this could work! The ID of the bronze sleeve bearing was 1/4". I drilled it out to 17/64" which matched the shaft. I used some white lithium grease during reassembly.
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View attachment 182348The sleeve bearing can be longer than the original. The excess just goes beyond the bracket on either side. You really need to remove the bracket and gas pedal for the carpet install.
I have plenty of those nylon bushings
 

RinTX

High Wheeler
That carpet looks awesome. I would like think the top edge would have some kind of “finish” rather that just be a cut edge.
 
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