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    Yesterday I finished putting all the outside panels on my new trailer, I will take pictures today and post them tomorrow. I also did some wiring and installing lights. I did forget to mention my new radial tires showed up today as well.
    Last edited by BNCHIEF; 07-08-2017, 06:50 AM.

  • #2
    How are the outer panels secured to the framework?
    If you have aluminum against steel, how do you stop galvanic corrosion?

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      I thought that the trailer company's sealed the bare metal first with paint or such to insulate the two metals.
      I could be wrong tho

    • BNCHIEF
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      Tom i use the vhb tape from 3m I buff the steel tube with a wire brush on my grinder, then i use a scotch brite pad on all the steel after that i use 50/50 mix of 91% iso-alcohol and distilled water as a cleaning solution. This steel has to be clean so you get all of the black carbon off of the steel. Then you apply the tape and use a hard rokker to press the tape down. Since the aluminum panel is painted and never touches the tape you should not have a problem. The owner of sharp trailers walked thru the whole process at his plant and even gave me some hands on training.

  • #3
    I plan to fart around with Lucy today in between the normal outside chores to get her ready for the Gettysburg meet.
    1~1931 Tudor ~ Dad
    2~1930 Tudor's ~ Lucy & Paul


    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #4
      I read my Restorer Magazine, I'm "pooped"--
      Bill Lazy

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      • #5
        Heading out to get gas. Big show tomorrow in Simsbury, CT. Going with 2 friends, 30 sport coupe, 26 T.
        Paul in CT

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        • BNCHIEF
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          Hope you had fun.

      • #6
        Nothing A related today. Leave for work in a few hours and will get home from work around 6 am. Rest, relaxation and staying as cool as possible til time to leave. Highs in the mid 90°'s today and over 100° in the days to come. No A/C in the shop at work, but can always go cool off in the -20° ice cream freezer if I need to. Temps on the warehouse docks are around 34°, so I atleast have some options in between the two extremes. Rod
        At some point in time standardization was a creative idea.

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        • Beauford
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          Try trapping a skunk....shoot at very long range. They too eat chickens.

      • #7
        Sanded primer on aprons and hood. Cut grass, weed eated, killed two raccoons, packed a whole bed of a truck for family beach vacation, sold my old Fordor body, smoked a 8lb pork butt for BBQ, made NC BBQ sauce and now nothing.....

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        • Mitch
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          Haad damn
          sounds like you get the trophie... Them coons are good eatin

        • Beauford
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          No the coons ate my chickens so I am trapping and killing anything that comes in the back yard. The fox is next. Amazing how they pulled the run door bottom enough to squeeze through. Looked like Charles Manson was let loose.

        • Tom Wesenberg
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          I set out a live trap to catch rabbits, but once caught a raccoon. That thing was so vicious that I couldn't get near the trap, so I had to shoot and bury it. Another time I caught a possum, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Looked them up on Google, and they didn't seem to do harm around the house, so I let it go. I'm making a large box to store the air compressor and welder outside my garage, and when I lifted the plastic over some old plywood, there were 3 young possums that ran out. Hopefully I can clean enough out of my garage to give me enough room to get around my Model A's to work on them.

        • BNCHIEF
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          Know what you means about critters since we have chickens.

      • #8
        I blew Sarah a kiss as I walked past her in the garage. Much much too hot to take her Out and About.
        "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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        • #9
          Bought oil so I can change it before our next trip on Saturday.
          Alaskan A's
          Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
          Model A Ford Club of America
          Model A Restorers Club
          Antique Automobile Club of America
          Mullins Owners Club

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          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Carl what flavor did you buy?

          • CarlG
            CarlG commented
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            Rotella T4, just as you recommended. 15W40. Engine builder says 10W30 but it's a little cooler here than Texas.

        • #10
          Got up at 5:00 am and took a shower, walked Tater on our 1/2 mile route. Jumped in Henrietta and went to the car show in San Clemente parked next to a club member even if we were the only 2 A's there lots of people stopped and talked and took pictures. Went home and did chores.

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          • DaWizard
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            Hey Dennis, come on up this way tomorrow to Euclid and Broadway to the Daniel's parking lot at noon and I will save you a spot next to my '28 tudor

        • #11
          Adjusted the clutch on my 1930 CCP took it for a little ride. Took it to 65 mph, then come home and fixed the turn signals.

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          • #12
            Had a great 2 hour evening ride in my 1930 Canadian A Roadster-which looks best in the evening hours due to original and flaking paint on the fenders.:

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            • Mitch
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              Hey Bud how did the brakes turn out?

            • BudP
              BudP commented
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              Can stop "on a dime." Glad I rebuilt the backing plates.

          • #13
            For those that like pictures 1930 Model A pickup truck 002.JPG

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              i love your truck, it would make a nice avatar if you ever want to switch

          • #14
            Yes I would like to switch. I sold the sport coupe. But the truck has wire wheels now. I think it looks better now. I will se if I have a newer picture. 1930 pickup truck 8-28-14 007.JPG

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              if you find the other pic just post it and i'll switch it out

            • George Miller
              George Miller commented
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              Thanks Mitch

          • #15
            George that is a nice truck.

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            • George Miller
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              Thanks it was all in pieces when I started on it.

            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              George i remember those pics of before, an amazing job

              maybe start a before and after thread

            • Dennis
              Dennis commented
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              How long did it take? Most projects I've seen like that never get finished.

            • George Miller
              George Miller commented
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              Not sure now how long it took, I think 9 months, but it was less than a year.

          • #16
            Sad to say not enough, a BUSY summer work on my home....

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            • #17
              Absolutely Nothing :-( Still restricted after eye surgery, no bending, no lifting over 15# But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :-)

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              • DaWizard
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                Just be sure that's not an oncoming train!!

              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                Glad your on the mend and doing better

                Tell the wife that means you can't do the laundry either

              • BNCHIEF
                BNCHIEF commented
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                I took care of my wife ever letting me near the laundry room years ago.

              • Mickey
                Mickey commented
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                I'm with the Chief on this one. Doing laundry is the one thing I have been ASK NOT to do.

            • #18
              Home from work and in bed by 5 am. Back up at 8:30 to mow the lawn while it is still cool enough. Not likely any A stuff today other than getting a few parts ready to list on ebay. Might list an engine and transmission this week. Debating on listing the excess engines one at a time or list all 14 at the same time. Rod
              At some point in time standardization was a creative idea.

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              • DaWizard
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                I'd list them one at a time, to get a feel for the market. Come to think of it, wait til Fall before listing the engines, folk will be looking to rebuild over the Winter giving you a sellers market.

              • BNCHIEF
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                might list some here

            • #19
              Wish I could wait til fall. Farm is sold pending buyers ability to get a loan aproved, so have to have buildings cleaned out in a little over 90 days. Can not really afford to wait til the last few weeks. Wish the temps were a little cooler. Almost unworkable conditions except early morning til about 11 am. At any rate going to be a busy few months. Rod
              At some point in time standardization was a creative idea.

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              • #20
                I smiled at both the Model A's because they both look good and are ready to drive. All the while giving the finger to the Chrysler.

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                • #21
                  Getting ready for our club's "long distance tour" that begins on Saturday.
                  Alaskan A's
                  Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                  Model A Ford Club of America
                  Model A Restorers Club
                  Antique Automobile Club of America
                  Mullins Owners Club

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                  • #22
                    Where you going Carl?

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                    • #23
                      McCarthy / Kennecott
                      Alaskan A's
                      Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                      Model A Ford Club of America
                      Model A Restorers Club
                      Antique Automobile Club of America
                      Mullins Owners Club

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                      • BNCHIEF
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                        I have been to kennecott maybe mccarthy but i do not remember it.

                    • #24
                      Carl I was at eglin afb for a couple months rode the alaska rr not sure where you are talking about but i sure love the country.

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                      • #25
                        Took my block in to have it honed. Checked a camshaft for size to send to Snyder's for a new one, exchange.

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