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    Today was the start of cleaning up the gas tank. The top part ain’t too bad. The lower half is covered in some kind of tar. Then it was painted, dirt all over, then more paint. This may take a while. Pics:
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    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
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    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
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    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
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    No pics, forget to take them last night. I sprayed down the sticky areas with brake cleaner. It softened up the yuck so I could scrape it off with a putty knife. Almost finished cleaning it up. After that, I’ll clean up the frame where the tank mounts, then primer all of them and re-install.
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    The gas tank is as done as I can make it. The bottom of the tank still has some kind of sticky stuff on it that proved too hard for me to mess with. If paint will “stick” to it, that’ll just have to do. I also got busy with the drive shaft clean up. Mostly just scraping old paint off. Next is the emergency brake and clean up the frame. Pics:
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Are there layers of paint on the driveshaft too? Primer, green then is that red on top again or bottom primer? That beast was maintained. I can't remember a restore with a fuel tank that wasn't full of holes. That tank looks beautiful. Or are you using your trick camera again that hides all the flaws? If the previous paint or whatever was used to seal the metal is still bonded then we scratch the top and paint it. Our purpose is just to protect the goods underneath so you're already ahead to the game, thanks for the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1010plowboy View Post
    Are there layers of paint on the driveshaft too? Primer, green then is that red on top again or bottom primer? That beast was maintained. I can't remember a restore with a fuel tank that wasn't full of holes. That tank looks beautiful. Or are you using your trick camera again that hides all the flaws? If the previous paint or whatever was used to seal the metal is still bonded then we scratch the top and paint it. Our purpose is just to protect the goods underneath so you're already ahead to the game, thanks for the pics.
    . The drive shaft has two or three coats on top of the original paint. It’s coming off relatively easy. The fire department that had it must have stored it inside. The limited rust is probably due to it being stored outside after the FD sold it. I wish I had a magic camera, lol! I could fix a bunch of stuff the easy way. In many ways this truck has become a surprising jewel!
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
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    Nothing done today. We’ve had some good weather and I have a BUNCH of parts to sort through. I have got to get rid of them. If I can sell them, I’ll have more money for the parts I need. Till then, sort, identify (if possible), put in a container of some sort and repeat. Yippee skippy...
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    I got some work done today. Finished cleaning up the excess paint on the drive shaft. I decided the emergency brake was too dirty and needed a cosmetic cleanup. Got the 4 bolts removed from the disk but I couldn’t finish. A blizzard is currently whacking the daylights out our county and being in an unheated barn wasn’t a good idea. Once this snow goes away, back to work. In the meantime, the basement is just begging to get cleared out...
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Have you tried good old chemical paint stripper on the sticky parts on that gas tank? Sometimes that will loosen and or dissolve that under coating. Might be worth a shot? Keep up the good work it is looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nattieleather View Post
    Have you tried good old chemical paint stripper on the sticky parts on that gas tank? Sometimes that will loosen and or dissolve that under coating. Might be worth a shot? Keep up the good work it is looking good!
    . I have considered using elephant snot paint remover. It’s great stuff. The problem is the smell and the chemicals in the stuff. I spent too many years working as a helicopter mechanic. Any more exposure is a bad thing. Thank you though for the suggestion and kind words!
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Got the emergency brake removed. There’s a screw on the brake shoe assembly that is an adjustment point. It also has to be removed to get the brake drum off. Took Vice Grips to finally get the screw off. Now to find or make a replacement. Anyway, I blasted the drum with the sand blaster cabinet. The sand I was using got too powdery. Fortunately, I had more. Got the shoe assembly started but that paint just doesn’t want to come off easy. I’ll finish it tomorrow. Pics:
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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