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Old 06-26-2013, 11:33 PM
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any good ones on you tube?

anywho, I guess I should do my "what did I work on today" post for the day.
So after I knocked out all the welding on this pos cab, I got onto the metal and mud... Today's victory is a silent one that's a set up for tomorrow. I got most of the mud sanded and ready for top coat and a couple things in top coat. What I did, and try to do when it gets hot, is that I layed my spot fill areas and have them waiting for tomorrow when it's nice and cool and won't have any problems spreading a skim on the whole roof. It needs it. Another victory was the fact I got the huge oil can out of the roof by simply metal working it. It was close to a hard edge, which made it easier. The area that needed shrinking was a foot out and it was loose all over the place in that area. shrinking it would have created LOTS of mud work. So in a way I guess that's a "silent" victory...as long as I block on that area lightly, but hey, at this point putting a shrinking disk on that corner/edge will tighten it up out in the middle more. Anyways, I think I'll be done with the roof and cab at some point tomorrow and I'm imaging the firewall by friday.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:39 AM
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Received my grill parking lights bumpers and splash shield from LMC today, I installed in truck exept splash shield (in paint ) but I don't like the look of the grill ,I will be taking it back out tomorrow( only 18 boltsLOL ) and paint the Black back splash red to match the truck paint.?
any body agree.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:41 AM
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Received my grill parking lights bumpers and splash shield from LMC today, I installed in truck exept splash shield (in paint ) but I don't like the look of the grill ,I will be taking it back out tomorrow( only 18 boltsLOL ) and paint the Black back splash red to match the truck paint.?
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I understand your wanting to paint the back splash. How was the quality of the grill itself?

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:00 AM
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It is excellent all holes aligned up perfect,chrome is very good the backsplash paint to me is show quality ,that is why I installed as is, but I don't like the black,the weight is same as original,several companys Brothers ,Jim carter make lighter weight grills about half price ,but I went with LMC.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:56 AM
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I have been VERY happy with LMC and their customer service too, we are talking AMAZING customer service. Yeah I remember the first time I installed my grille, that was a MUTHA.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:05 AM
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I have been VERY happy with LMC and their customer service too, we are talking AMAZING customer service. Yeah I remember the first time I installed my grille, that was a MUTHA.

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Who would have thought 19 - 5/16 bolts holding in the grill.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:46 AM
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Received my grill parking lights bumpers and splash shield from LMC today, I installed in truck exept splash shield (in paint ) but I don't like the look of the grill ,I will be taking it back out tomorrow( only 18 boltsLOL ) and paint the Black back splash red to match the truck paint.?
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I would place the hood on before deciding. Check the net for other trucks that have done it also.
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I would place the hood on before deciding. Check the net for other trucks that have done it also.

I don't have the hood painted yet ,trying to decide if I want to fill hood seam and remove front emblem. Similar to these.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:19 AM
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Posted wrong pictures.this is stock hood and black splash shield
and smooth hood and red splash shield.
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Posted wrong pictures.this is stock hood and black splash shield
and smooth hood and red splash shield.
I like the chrome on the hood fine and would not take a chance on messing my hood up. I have to admit though, I like the grill with the red background best. I do realize my opinion is not the one that matters.

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I also prefer the red backsplash over the black.
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Got the final gussets installed on the tilt frontend's bracing. Then stripped the inside of the Falcon's frontend with wire wheel and drill motor. Got out the semigloss black and painted the whole inside.


My pressure gauge came today, so pulled the plug on the pressure regulator and installed it. Running a mechanical fuel pump, but I always run pressure regulators to make sure the pressure isn't too high. I've had stock type mechanical pumps that put out over 9 lbs. pressure!
After firing the engine up, the pressure was running about 6.25 lbs., so adjusted it down to 5.5 lbs. Reset the timing back about 3 degrees, as it was running on a bit after shutting the key off. Have to do some test drives tomorrow to see how it runs, and if it's backed off enough to not run hot also. Should be in the 90's tomorrow, and that will tell me if the radiator does the job or not.
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Played with "my new toy". An ancient Yale forklift somehow followed me home last night (now I can sell my "push-around Walkie-stacker forklift")

The Yale (which seems to be of a vintage somewhere about 1966) has a Continental flathead four, on propane. It is getting oil & oil filter (after a complete flush of oil system)

Then flush flush & flush etc the hydraulics systems
Then flush (& etc) the brakes
Then the cooling system

Surprisingly oil filters are easy to get as they are the ones used on WWII Willys Jeeps, on all Willys 4 cyl's, On Dodge flathead 6's in Powerwagons and Dodge Industrial engines and on lotsa other industrial engines. (Replace the cartridge inside the canister type of filter)

6 Volt system

Looking around to find all the zerks for greasing, etc

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Posted wrong pictures.this is stock hood and black splash shield
and smooth hood and red splash shield.
Red background and lose the hood emblem and molding gets my vote.
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I also prefer the red backsplash over the black.
Thanks Vall and John for your opinions always good to see someone elses thoughts ,I was thinking the same thing keep hood emblem and paint backsplash Red ,I already have a new emblem from LMC so I need to use it./


Should be Red when I go in tomorrow ,Kelly was ready to spray panels when I left..Had to leave.I CANNOT be un building when spraying Epoxy I disassembled and sanded all parts today

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