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    Hear are some pictures of it in my shop. Been working on the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfen View Post
    Hopefully I will have time after work today to take sandpaper to the area where the frame serial number is supposed to be.
    In looking at the date ,I hope I'm not too late with a suggestion.

    With the help and clear description given by my buddies back in Maryland, I located my frame number on the WLF. Had a good layer of paint and rust covering it up.
    I thought about sand paper but decided on paint remover first, then naval jelly for the rust. This worked out better as the stamping in the frame metal is VERY lightly struck and had I used sandpaper I think I would have obliterated the stamping along with the rust and paint.

    Once the local DMV folks finish the verification inspection, I will attempt to take a fine pointed tool (dental pick?) and clean and help define the numbers then prime and paint.
    I did not want to attempt that before the inspection so as to not give the impression of tampering with the vin.

    Your "63" is a fantastic project! Not only are the seats there- so is the upholstery!! Even the tires look good!

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    No new pictures, but progress is being made. Got the new carb installed and the engine running great. Removed the wheels and took them to LES SCHWAB to have the tires removed and had them send the wheels off to be x-rayed, sand blasted, and primed. I will spray paint them OD when I get them back. Replaced the wheel cylinders and master cylinder. Almost finished bleeding the brakes. Dropped the fuel tank skid plate so the rubber hose to the tank could be replaced. I was told that I am missing the steel plates for the ring mount that go underneath the floor. Anybody know where I can get some? Or a pattern for them that I can take to a Fabrication shop to have made?

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    Looking good!

    Just a heads up for you. I had Les Schwab sandblast the wheels I found for my WLF wrecker. WAAY faster and cheaper than I could do it myself. Very nice job but I was amazed at the texture of the wheels. I'm guessing that because they are sandblasting to apply powdercoat, they must use some pretty coarse grit. My wheels almost look like a hammered texture. It won't bother me any -I'll just lay on extra primer to help fill. Not going to the national show, it's mostly a work truck with an occasional local car show or parade. (and picking up the grandkids from school!).

    Since it's a 1945 model, I've chosen 319 from Rapco for color and PPG DP40 for bare metal primer.

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    Got the wheels and tires back from Les Schwab yesterday. Got them mounted on the truck now. Found out I either need to rebuild on vacuum wiper motor or buy one that is functional. I also need to rivet some parts onto the body. Unfortunately, I don't have a rivet gun. I will probably have to pay a body shop to do it.

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    Some guys are using button head allenhead type bolts to attach, then filling in the head to replicate a rivet. If you fill it with Bondo, at least you can pick the head clean and still unbolt the thing later if you need to.

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    Very nice find! A WC63 or WC62 is on my small bucket list!

    Looks like it is well on its way to a nice new life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferroequinologist View Post
    Very nice find! A WC63 or WC62 is on my small bucket list!

    Looks like it is well on its way to a nice new life!
    I'm working on it. Not sure if I will be able to complete it this year due to money issues.

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    I now have six new tires on the truck. Will have two spares later this week. Should be roadworthy soon. I have acomplete gun mount for a WC that I am interested in selling. I have the ring, legs, and cradle as well as the nuts and bolts. What would be a fair price? I can send pictures if you want. Shipping will be extra. I can put it on a pallet, but the trucking company will need a forklift or a pallet jack. I can not help load, and I don't have a pallet jack, or forklift. Plus, the pallet would be on gravel.

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    The brakes have been bled and now function correctly. The engine is running great and I got everything greased and oiled yesterday. Next on the list is a engine oil and filter change. Then I will take it out for a test drive.

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