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    Never had any problems. I sprayed CARC for years. It dries fine as long as you mix it right and use the correct thinner. MEK fast dry and peels easily. MAK slow dry and seems to have much better adhesion. Now with the Alkyd Enamel in lusterless black. It is like painting my barn. No harmful solvents and you can clean it up with mineral spirits. Seems to hold up well if applied properly. That has been my go to on many projects. I still have several gallons of CARC water base. Clean up with water and takes a lot of air to dry properly. I will post my pictures. But in the past I used any flat black I could buy or get my hands on. Satin Black I use on the upper core support under the hood only.
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    DSCF6196.jpgThe entire day was very busy. I finished it out with the completed door and fender, Now lets try this again. I feel like I am working backwards. But this is just a small part of my current project schedule. I have the driveway lined up. Fun Fun. Have a Great Day and a Great Weekend. Be Safe.
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    DSCF6197.jpgDSCF6198.jpgMaking great progress on the Kubota project. The owner decided he wanted it painted while I had it apart. That part is the easy part. Getting the parts cleaned and sanded for paint is the tough part. I have a load for the sand blaster. That will eliminate any of the rough ugly un sandable pieces. I had it running today and serviced all the fluids. It is not rocket science. These are some of the best built pieces of equipment I ever worked on. DSCF6199.jpgDSCF6200.jpgDSCF6201.jpgI also have the Red Devil back for some work. It has a damaged left front corner, Inoperable tailgate glass and crank, Rusty inner fenders and needs a block heater. Hoping to get it rolling out of here in the next 2 weeks. Have a line up in the driveway. With Mr. Rusty here yet. Busy Busy. Have a Great Week. Stay Safe and Have Fun.
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    Yesterday after a long day at work I did come home and change the hood install the replacement left fender on the Red Devil. The left front impact had the entire front end sheet metal shifted to the right. It was evident when you looked at the door gap on the right side. The door gap at the rear of the door was perfect and the door was scrapping the fender on the bottom of the front. I loosened the bolts and ratchet strapped the fender forward. by placing 1 shim in the lower mounting bolt I was able to regain the proper gap and with the strap pulling forward it was a win-win. Tonight I have the inner fenders to install. All is Well here at CUCV base camp. Kubota progress is moving along and parts are being sanded, sand blasted, primed and painted daily. I am not doing any paint work to the Red Devil. I don't market my paint skills very often. It always ends up more involved than just a minor repair. But the scrap pile is growing again. I have to paint the barn this year and that is easier than painting a vehicle. Have a Great Day and Be Safe. Sorry to disappoint with no pictures. I will follow up on the next post.
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    DSCF6202.jpgDSCF6203.jpgDSCF6204.jpgDSCF6205.jpgDSCF6206.jpgDSCF6208.jpgTonights goal was to get the left inner fender installed and everything done on the left side. Goal met. DSCF6207.jpgLooks like another person that lost their grease gun. I see it all the time on everything. I will get the right side on Friday evening. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6209.jpgDSCF6210.jpgDSCF6211.jpgToday after working a full day I came home and worked on the Red Devil. I had no luck or replies finding the oil cooler line bracket so I made one. It worked fine. And NO I did not let the duct tape on the bracket, that was just till I cut the bolt to the proper length. I use a piece of galvanized metal formed and drilled it. I ground it to the proper depth and installed it. Works great. Better than nothing there to hold the lines. DSCF6212.jpgThat was easy. Done. DSCF6214.jpgDSCF6213.jpgRight inner fender is all installed. I rerouted the heater lines same as I always do. Take care and have a Great Day. I also sprayed a lot of Kubota orange parts today. That project is moving right along. More Later. Be Safe.
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    DSCF6219.jpgDSCF6220.jpgToday after work I set a simple goal. I wanted to install the block heater on the Red Devil M1009. It was a piece of cake. I really like the part where I punch the freeze plug out and the coolant pours down on my arm. Fun Fun. DSCF6221.jpgDSCF6222.jpgDSCF6223.jpgI just grabbed hold of the plug with the vise grips and pulled it out. That was easy. DSCF6224.jpgDSCF6225.jpgDSCF6226.jpgDSCF6227.jpgI installed the heater with the element straight up at 12o'clock just as the instructions stated. I installed hundreds of these back in the day on PennDOT trucks. They had crew cab 6.2 diesels for many years beginning in 1983. All complete and finished for the night. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    No progress to report on any of my current projects. After 7 inches of rain in 5 hours I am happy to still be high and semi dry. Last night I was a bit worried when the back field was 3 feet deep. Been a while since that happened. Hoping for some M1009 tailgate repairs tomorrow. The weekend I am off to Celtic Fling. Fun times. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6231.jpgDSCF6232.jpgDSCF6233.jpgDSCF6234.jpgWell I was back at the Red Devil again tonight after work. Tonights assignment/goal was to get the rear gate apart and discover what is wrong inside. The rear window definitely had an alignment issue. One of the guide track wheels was missing and a washer was substituted with a massive fail ensuing. The window side guides were completely trashed and worn out. Broken glass was still imbedded in the tracks and bottom of the gate. The window down mechanism was broken off and laying in the bottom. As you see it is how it was when I disassembled it. DSCF6235.jpgHome made guide track wheel. Massive fail. DSCF6237.jpgGood tool for removing inside and outside weather strips. the outside one was like fresh chips. It crumbled. I will reuse it and add a brush seal. DSCF6238.jpgThe top of the gate has the normal cracks. I will fasten the out skin to the inner reinforcement before I reassemble the gate. DSCF6240.jpgThe side glass track guides are scrap and I will rebuild them. the ones that you buy from LMC have a life expectancy of a few months if you use the vehicle. DSCF6241.jpgI dug out all the felt and wire brushed the track and channel with a wire wheel on the cordless drill. DSCF6242.jpgThe clean track at top with the rust thru. Won't matter the bottom is still solid enough to retain the proper gap for my replacement rubber track. I will cover the rubber Trim Lok seal in my next post. Complete with pictures.
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    DSCF6243.jpgThe upper one has the old felt guide and the lower one has been cleaned out and the Trim Lok seal glue in place. DSCF6247.jpgBoth have new Trim Lok seal in place and are ready for a quick paint. DSCF6244.jpgDSCF6245.jpgDSCF6246.jpgLots of dirt, glass, parts, mice nests in the bottom of the gate. Common items on M1009 gates that are not maintained and kept in good operational order. I vacuumed the gate out and reinstall the side track guides. I will be sanding and buffing the bottom glass sash and replacing the entire rear window regulator. The outside crank will be removed and greased and oiled before I reassemble the gate. That will happen Friday night. Have a Great Day. Be Safe and Thank you for following. I did discover that the protrusion of the license plate screws is what was catching the sash and binding the regulator. I will make other license plate attachments complete with a light for this M1009. No hacking going on here.
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