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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by timsresort, Jan 10, 2023.

  1. Feb 6, 2024
    timsresort

    timsresort Active Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Update. As far as the arms go, I went and looked at the M37 arms, the original 3B frame, and this frame are identical. Same part number stamped and everything. So Dodge M-series shared some little items with Jeep. Learn something every day.
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    Got the glass back. (1 month). But the guy is into old stuff, and charged me 1 hour of labor plus material. Cutting the safety glass around a radius involves denatured alcohol and flame at some point, so I was impressed that I actually found someone with old-school skills. And he was happy to do it. And actually reassembled all the parts correctly. Looks good to me, I like the light tint.
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    I started looking at the next task-installing the outer rubber. The one sold to me is, let's say, questionable, with what I now know. After messing with it for half an hour, boiling it in a pot, etc. , I realized it's not going in, without a fight, or maybe ever.
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    The profile is wrong. I emailed the seller, who admitted it's a bitch to get in, but I can see, even if I cram it in 1/4" at a time, it's not right, and won't stay in the frame. I pried the 1953 original out to see the profile, and it's completely different. why didn't I catch this before? ****, I don't know. I'm busy.
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    So, next morning I call Pete to see if he still has NOS weatherstrips for a 3B. He answers..(and use your best NY tone)..."DEBELLA!"
    He wanted to ship it to my dad, who is deceased for 15 years. I set him straight, but we had a short talk about my dad. It's on the way. I love New Yorkers.
    So next, I am ready to paint the outer frame, but it has been way too cold. I ordered and received Summit's hot rod black urethane. Cheap, fast, and we'll see how it goes once I get anything resembling painting weather.
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  2. Feb 10, 2024
    timsresort

    timsresort Active Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I swear, it's the little things. I found a very nice repro of the Warn overdrive knob. Definitely too nice for my jeep, but I like it.
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    Received the weatherstrip from Pete. Looks good and started playing with the install. It is perfect, and is slow going getting it in the groove. I tried a heat gun to make it more pliable, and that worked well. It also showed me that the dried film on the rubber is likely cosmoline, which rolls right of with some heat. The cosmoline probably is why this thing is still very pliable and like new after 70 years.
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    The first test/learning curve was getting it around the first corner, but I now know how to do it. A flat blade screwdriver does the trick.
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    Got a wild hair and decided to paint the outer frame. Nowhere near a good painting temperature, but at least it's clear, I can heat the garage, and since no one is around for most of the day, I can bring it in after shooting. I review the Summit instructions, mix it up and try my new $29 HVLP gun from Amazon. Figured this is a good place to try it. I got the fast activator (low temp) for the urethane, and the instructions say it should dry in 20 minutes.
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    A quick garage shoot with the doors open, then closed. Re-coat after 10 minutes, then turned it over.
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    With the wife gone for the day, I moved it into the indoor winter drying station. There will be some touch up required from moving it so soon, and I needed to air the house out a few times, but kept a good fire going in the stove to counteract the 30 degree outside air.
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  3. Feb 11, 2024
    Ol Fogie

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    Is your paint a flat or more of a satin? It looks really glossy in the photo, maybe because it is still wet.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2024
    Stakebed

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    Good to see ol Woody back.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2024
    timsresort

    timsresort Active Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    It's called hot rod flat, and was glossy there because I had just sprayed it. It flattened out a lot over night as it dried.
     
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