Sunday, September 10, 2017

weld, grind, repeat.

I know how dangerous split rims can be, so I have talked to at least a dozen people experienced with split rims. This is how I am fixing the little pin holes and low spots. The good thing is the rims are not as bad as I thought. The lock rings and the rim seats are in great condition the only thing rusted were the center flat on the rim. So I have been fill welding the low spots grinding them off smooth then finishing them with a flap disc. While I was welding them my little Lincoln 135 mig gave up. So it's time to shop for a New welder, time for a up grade.  Soon I will sand blast them again to prep for paint. I am getting closer to buying tires. Now if I can find time to get this done. My father had found a set of 1933 Missouri plates a while back so I started straitening them up. I had to use a dowel rod and make a couple tools. As soon as I can get a hold of a welder I will finish the plates welding up a couple nail holes.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

still moving along.

So what else better to do with my kids besides put them to work, and they fought who got to clean the wheel first. They did a good job. they had fun removing grease before sandblasting. I have been a bit busy so I took the rims and wheels to Owens sandblasting in Lebanon, Mo they did a great job on the frame, and they did the same for my rims. So now on to a little more clean up on the rims AKA welding up holes and thin spots. Then on to primer and filler, then more sanding.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

back to work.

I got back to work on the truck this week. I definitely have a renewed vigor. The ATHS show made me definitely want to bring it to Kentucky in June next year. I started buy putting the carrier bearing back together. Worked out a couple side plates I had bought some a while back they were good just not the quality I was going for. So with nothing left to loose I reworked the set off the Texas truck just for fun, they turned out so good I think I will use them. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 I got to go to the ATHS truck show in Des Moines, Iowa and it was great. I only wish there were more older trucks. There were several rare trucks. I was in a hurry trying to get threw it all so I just snapped along the way, so I didn't get all the info on the trucks. I am mad at my self for not meeting up with some of the people that came to the show, especially the ones that traveled over seas. But that was my own fault.  So here is the verity that was at the show.

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I like the sign on the windshield.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NOS fender!

ATHS I can't say enough is such a great organization. They put on one heck of a truck show. I believe the final count was 1297 total trucks 25years and older at the show! I had a great time I didn't get to meet or talk to very many people. I fell down on my part and didn't keep people in the loop where I was at. But all turned out wonderful. I got to see lots of great International's a few speed six and a lot of K and KB's and a few D models. And one C model in the mid 30's. So the most spectacular thing was the swap meet. There were only three vendors selling there on Saturday morning.  I walked around and didn't see much at first. I found John Geidl  that had some IH parts laying there. As I picked up a IH box he asked me if I was looking for IH fenders. I said "no" ( thinking I would never find a new finder for a design only made for four years in the height of the depression. ) So john came around the table and pointed out a 1935 right side C model fender and another fender behind me. Okay the 1935 peaked my interest. As I turn around I see another fender laying there. As we talk about the 35 fender and I describe that the cut out on the back part was for the battery box. While I am looking over the fender behind it. It looks close to my 33. As I keep looking at it I kept trying to come up with reasons that it couldn't be my finder. I walked away trying to look at all of the pictures I had on my phone and compare bolt hole to bolt hole. After 10 minutes I decided to take the chance on the fender. I picked up my fender had one last word with John saying that if it was the correct fender I would E-mail him. I got more questions and looks hauling that fender threw the show! Lots of people stopped me asking if I identified what the fender was off of. And several people saying they almost bought the fenders. Of coarse once I get back to the car I spot the numbers under the fender. I don't know how I didn't see it earlier. My guess is not believing I had found a NOS 1933 fender for my truck. So after I loaded the fender in my wife's car that we took to Iowa. I checked the part number and then after smacking myself and a couple of pinches to make sure I wasn't dreaming. So I have found a NOS replacement fender! I am still in shock. So a special thanks goes out to John Geidl Door latch repair, LLC  He still had the 1935 IH NOS fender last I saw as of  5/27/17. WOW what a week! The only phrase I can use to describe finding the fender is "It's a miracle!" Goes back to my thought that Granddaddy is helping me out some how. Now with renewed vigor I shall get back to work on the truck! More photos of the ATHS truck show to come!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

 I finally fixed my mig welder it just needed some tune up parts, new wire sheath, tip, fill co2 bottle. After that I got some advice on fixing the holes in the rims, and some of the really rusted spots. With a little practice I got the hang of it. Welding around the out side and working my way in. I burnt through in a couple of thin places. I cleaned them up after welding them. So far I think it looks pretty good. I looked at all of my rims and decided only three needed fixing. Time to get a move on. And for my goal of taking the truck to Iowa for the ATHS meet is not going to happen. I will still go just not with my truck. I hope to see some good Internationals there. And to meet some good contacts.