Slowest deuce restoration ever

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Overall got a lot done this weekend:

Cargo cover off
Bows and seats out
Soft top off
Windshield off and disassembled
Exhaust off
Seats out
Pass. fender off
Mirrors off
doors off

After I get the cab floor welded I'll prep the interior for paint, remove all data plates.

Any concerns / issues with running the engine with the exhaust off? Other than loud and smelly...
 

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Found a very faint marking / numbers under the paint on one of the side panels. Barely visible here. Diamond-shape with numbers at both side-points and either CRCO or CRCQ at the bottom.
 

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Question: the rubber flap between the headlight bracket and the radiator: what are folks using as replacements? Is NOS available anywhere or make your own out of...?
 

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NOS is out there, don't remember where I saw it. maybe try a piece of tire flap? Should work good.
 

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Primer went on several parts today. Others being stripped.
The winch in pic#4 looks to be ready for final assembly?
On that adjusting rod I'm missing the counter nuts. Also, it seems the threaded ends are too short for extra nuts?
Maybe your's is a different version of what I have seen so far...?
Anyone else??? :?


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JCKnife

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The winch in pic#4 looks to be ready for final assembly?
On that adjusting rod I'm missing the counter nuts. Also, it seems the threaded ends are too short for extra nuts?
Maybe your's is a different version of what I have seen so far...?
Anyone else??? :?


G.
You are correct that the nuts are missing--still in a bag in the workshop. The threads are there but I didn't mind getting some primer on them so they don't show up as well as the very ends where I didn't hit them with the primer.

Yes, it's ready for final assembly, but I'm going to keep it like this so I can move it around by hand as needed until then.
 

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Question: the rubber flap between the headlight bracket and the radiator: what are folks using as replacements? Is NOS available anywhere or make your own out of...?
This what you looking for ?
http://www.easternsurplus.net/images/duece_spares/Radiatorshroud.JPG

Found it here under the 2.5 ton parts section.

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Applying paint stripper to the hood revealed some of that big, white 1969 star. Gave me goosebumps (and enthusiasm to keep going)

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Having some trouble identifying the screw that holds the 2 individual windshield frames to the larger frame. It's a hex-head screw with a 5/16" head and 1/2" length. I'm seeing the diameter as .184 on my calipers.

Looking at McMaster-Carr, I'm seeing 10-24 screws as being .190. I'm hesitant to think that's close enough...
 

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Did you double check against the diameter of the holes that they have to go through? Also match the screws up with any spare nuts you may have lying around, and then see if you can figure out what the size is from there? Another option is head to the hardware store/hardware section at Lowe's and see if you can find an equivalent size there to get the correct diameter and thread pitch to order from McMaster.
 

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Seems to be 10-32 at Lowes but a little loose.

McMaster-Carr does have them with the lock washers included. BAG OF 100 though. If anyone needs these hit me up.
 

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Here's where we're at today. Been slowed down by heat and bursitis. Not going to make the July 21 parade but will keep after it. MIGHT make a parade in September we'll see.

I did go ahead and change my primary fuel filter today since I have the fender off. Going to change the other 2 also, soon. Just never have, but the truck runs strong really no reason to.
 

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