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    Quote Originally Posted by grizz View Post
    Door bumpers and Magazine featuring truck in use at 1066 show in 2009 just landed, thanks a lot again.
    Glad they got there ok !

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    Got these in the post today from Barney, along with a January 2010 copy of a Hot Rod magazine with a pic of the truck at the 1066 get together being used as a stage for the drummer on the Memphis Flyers Rockabilly band, anyone tell me what they are for ?



    Then I pulled this cushion out of a cupboard.

    Bought it in South Africa in April.

    For the Non-Afrikaans speakers out there, Braaivleis means BBQ.

    Years ago there was a Chevrolet advertisement that had the line Braavleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Chevrolet.

    1974 Vintage advertising.



    So this is for the truck and teardrop.



    Looking forward to having the weekend to play with and get to know the truck a bit better.
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    grizz i got a spare wheel you can have if your ever up round aldershot way

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizz View Post
    Got these in the post today from Barney, along with a January 2010 copy of a Hot Rod magazine with a pic of the truck at the 1066 get together being used as a stage for the drummer on the Memphis Flyers Rockabilly band, anyone tell me what they are for ?



    Then I pulled this cushion out of a cupboard.

    Bought it in South Africa in April.

    For the Non-Afrikaans speakers out there, Braaivleis means BBQ.

    Years ago there was a Chevrolet advertisement that had the line Braavleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Chevrolet.

    1974 Vintage advertising.



    So this is for the truck and teardrop.



    Looking forward to having the weekend to play with and get to know the truck a bit better.
    door bumpers Rian, think they are the ones that go top and bottom of the door opening at the rear ends of them
    Last edited by v8.jimmy; 29-06-2013 at 08:51.

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    Virtual beer for Jim.

    Thanks to Barney for sending them over.
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    Sunday evening 23.00 here in the United Kingdom.

    Great weather all weekend, got some stuff done to the truck as well.

    Firstly, went out shopping in it yesterday with Nicola who still refuses to drive it, but I live in hope.

    She seemed to enjoy herself all day, sitting up like a Meerkat on speed.

    Back home I had a few bits of cosmetic work planned, also a few pics to take to show the relocated fuel tank.

    Fuel filler sensibly placed inside, but on the side of the bed, with cap halfway up the side.



    No idea what this tank came from, but it fits just right.
    Also note the rear lowering blocks.



    Next job was to clean up and repaint the rear bumper.

    I also removed the American trailer plug unit, to be replaced with a European one.




    And while I was out back and under I thought it sensible to try use a jack to push the rear bumper back into shape.



    Dully masked up all the bumper after removing the rear number plate.



    Result.




    While waiting for the pant to dry, I played with my extendable flagpole, as we have an American car show locally on the 4th July.



    The next job I started at about 11.30 today, after bootfair etc.

    Nicola had suggested that I go and T-Cut (mildly abbrassive polish to remove oxidized paint) the truck after washing it yesterday.

    Started with paint on the flat surfaces that looked like this......



    Did a whole load of this.....twice.





    Ended up with this.


    I then went back to the house for a cuppa tea, a sandwich and to research the engine bays in these trucks.

    It seems most are black.

    My truck has so muuch over spray, it needed to be sorted sooner than later.

    So out came all my old painting sheets....masking tape and soon the front end looked like this, after a lot of cleaning surfaces etc.



    This is the extent of the overspray, which is something I hate. Just shows shoddy preparation.



    Ended here....




    Done !!

    Result??




    After this we went up to the farm to take a few photos.

    I will post them up if anyone is interested.
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    The Thames river behind the truck and tractor.



    I will upload some more tomorrow, my pics are high resolution, so take a while to upload.

    Final one, I was looking to take a pic that I can turn into a poster.

    I enjoy black and white, as well as Sepia, so will try some more.

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    In the ongoing introduction to the truck and all its woe's

    Because I post on a variety of forums, from trains, planes and automobiles to teardrop trailers, so stuff may not be of interest to all, but I cannot write entries for every forum, so here goes.

    Tonight I am posting the main dings and dents to the trim.

    Right, some idiot, at some point had obviously locked themselves out of the truck, and then proceeded to try enter through the quarter light with the help of a crowbar. With the repaint 9 years ago the mirror was relocated and the holes filled with chewing gum, maybe.... The quarterlight rubber seals as rotten too, fortunately the front and rear screen seals are good.



    Next up, passenger door flipped open by wind and put a crease all the way down, taking the shiny trim with it.

    Not particularly repairable in my book.



    Front spear passenger side.



    Passenger side door and cab trim.



    Fleetside rear passenger side. Inbetween the trim there used to a sticker and some idiot removed it with a screwdriver or knife, damaging the paint.
    You can see how the paint has been damaged.






    Driver side, some of the trim had been bent over and pushed back.



    Front grille had been struck at some point over the second "E" and repaired with a ballpein hammer.
    The grille is very scratched from some "attention" it had been given in the past.



    There is rust on the trailing edges of the fenders that needs repairing and a variety of other bits to be fixed when the paint gets done.

    More later.
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    And a few more from the farm

















    Just goes to show, this is one photogenic truck.

    Despite the flaws, it is going to be good when I am done with it.

    Looking forward to it evolving with Nicola and I.
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    Rian, how soon do you need a tank? I have a couple that I bought for my boat project and will probably not be using. I am planning on getting the boat home soon to start work on it and will know fairly quickly which fuel tank I will be using. Your welcome to the other one. Trucks looking shiny!

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