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    It can go either way. My '63 was all plastic and...

    It can go either way. My '63 was all plastic and rubber coated wire, even on items up under the dash where nobody had ventured since the factory. There was no sign of cloth covered wire anywhere. ...
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    I had a neighbor who worked at a power plant. He...

    I had a neighbor who worked at a power plant. He was constantly bringing me unique items home in his lunch pail to repay all the beer that he liberated from the shop fridge. On one stop, he brought...
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    in my last shop I had an older model IR 80 gallon...

    in my last shop I had an older model IR 80 gallon industrial compressor that had a rather large motor and three cylinder compressor. It kept up with all the air tools and painting that was done. I...
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    Like I said, I swear by the brushes. They eat...

    Like I said, I swear by the brushes. They eat through body filler, multi layers of paint, and undercoating. The metal surface then just needs to be blown off and wiped with prep-sol, then it's...
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    This is what I use exclusively; ...

    This is what I use exclusively;

    https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-80-grit-nylon-abrasive-wheel-with-14-in-shank-60325.html

    They do not damage the metal, and you don't get the pesky wires...
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    Looking good Cajun. The hat channel can be a...

    Looking good Cajun. The hat channel can be a bugger, but you pulled it off extremely well. You are making good progress.
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    True, but some eat faster than others. You're...

    True, but some eat faster than others. You're making good progress though. The frame, body, and axles are looking great!
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    Well done Cajun! Glad you made it back safe and...

    Well done Cajun! Glad you made it back safe and sound.
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    I trust a good tape measure, but nothing beats...

    I trust a good tape measure, but nothing beats verifying proper fitment to the frame.

    Be careful on your five week business trip. We'll catch you upon your return.
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    Endeavor to persevere! One of my all time...

    Endeavor to persevere! One of my all time favorite movies..

    OCD has to be checked at the door of the shop. Keep just enough to make everything to your liking.
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    I was working on my 2A this evening. The...

    I was working on my 2A this evening. The original body fitment left a little to be desired in itself. I took the grill out to clean up the air funnel and knock down any surface rust. When all the...
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    If the 1/4" is weighing on your senses, I would...

    If the 1/4" is weighing on your senses, I would section the lower part of the tool box to get rid of the excess. You'll thank yourself in the long run.

    I had the Motor trend channel on last night...
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    Omix is the only component manufacturer out...

    Omix is the only component manufacturer out there. KW does make American made piece parts that are really good quality, but not a tool box assembly. Take your time, you'll get your Omix piece...
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    I have taken an original 3A tool box and fitted...

    I have taken an original 3A tool box and fitted it to an M38A1, and the dementions were the same. The only difference was the A1 has a mount for the parking brake, and the front panel had to be...
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    I just purchased a multi-process welder, (MIG,...

    I just purchased a multi-process welder, (MIG, TIG, Stick, Spool gun/Aluminum) from Eastwood. After two months of the purchase, everything has finally come in, so it will be rip and roaring to go. ...
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    I would spend a little extra to go first class,...

    I would spend a little extra to go first class, in my opinion. Woodward Fab puts out some good quality products, at not a huge amount of cash.
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    Your floor is going to turn out great! I'm with...

    Your floor is going to turn out great! I'm with you on the hat channel. It is much better to buy the pieces and adjust them for what you actually have. In my little fab shop/garage/catch all, I...
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    I use a weld through primer to prep the panels...

    I use a weld through primer to prep the panels before installation. I have found that any good self etching primer will work in a pinch. I like to use the Rust oleum self etching primer rattle...
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    I agree with TJones. Very well done Sir.

    I agree with TJones. Very well done Sir.
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    A better trick was the wagon body. That was a...

    A better trick was the wagon body. That was a bit more work. Hopefully by the end of this year, I'll have a two post lift to aid in dropping the body back on.
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    That is a true statement about the metal. I much...

    That is a true statement about the metal. I much rather use donor steel from the '50s. It takes heat better than modern steel without warping. The second picture was of a floor replacement on a...
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    That's right Cajun, one bite at a time. You are...

    That's right Cajun, one bite at a time. You are making good progress though it doesn't feel like it. Yes the flanges for the riser are usually in tough shape. I've had to cut it out completely and...
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    A little bracing goes a long way when replacing...

    A little bracing goes a long way when replacing floors. On the A1 I did a few years back, the only piece that connected the cowl with the rest of the body was the top of the rockers/door opening. A...
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    Very well done Cajun. Harbor Freight is a great...

    Very well done Cajun. Harbor Freight is a great source for the odds and ends specialty body work items. The spot weld cutters work well for removing the old panels, and beats the price I paid for...
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    Cajun, I bought a 4'X12' piece of 18 gage from...

    Cajun, I bought a 4'X12' piece of 18 gage from one of our local fabrication shops. If you don't have any luck at Tractor Supply, let me know how much you need. We can work out a trade.
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