What did you do to your deuce this week?

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WEll troopers, I had to use my dremel tool to cut out he swuare head botl holding the conductor to the melted post. And here is what im left with. I intend to dril a 3.8 bolt into the post and fasten the battery conductors that way...
 

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rustystud

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WEll troopers, I had to use my dremel tool to cut out he swuare head botl holding the conductor to the melted post. And here is what im left with. I intend to dril a 3.8 bolt into the post and fasten the battery conductors that way...
Is the battery case compromised ? looks like a hole there next to what's left of the post.
 

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WEll troopers, I had to use my dremel tool to cut out he swuare head botl holding the conductor to the melted post. And here is what im left with. I intend to dril a 3.8 bolt into the post and fasten the battery conductors that way...
I have repaired a melted terminal before. I made a sleeve out of a beer can and hose clamped it on. I melted lead in a large spoon poured it in. You may have to use some plumbers putty to seal around the bottom edge. If you have enough of the remaining terminal left to shape the mold this will work.
 

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This reminds me of a dump trailer a friend had. He left a wrench in the battery/tool box that bounce around arced off battery put hole in it size of a nickle and still worked! If it was me and battery had some age on it I'd bite the bullit and buy a new one but where's the fun in that?:p
Hey Rusty, Yes it is, because I overheated it, but I hope to repair that hole also . Don't know what to use for that , however...
 

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I have repaired a melted terminal before. I made a sleeve out of a beer can and hose clamped it on. I melted lead in a large spoon poured it in. You may have to use some plumbers putty to seal around the bottom edge. If you have enough of the remaining terminal left to shape the mold this will work.
Normally I would just replace a battery that had that much damage, but if you where in a pinch that sounds like a really great idea ! As long as the plastic battery housing doesn't melt it should work fine. I guess you could put some aluminum around the terminal to protect the housing.
 

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Between overtime at work and FD business, finally got the Kaiser back on the road and into the woods yesterday.

-Got my front axle back together (new zipperless boots, bearings, shaft u joints, and seals)
-Replaced the crushed fuel line between the primary and secondary filter
-Removed and resealed one of the water outlet manifolds I botched the first time around.

Really wanting to start my factory winch install. But with the sprag T-case behaving worse and worse at times, it might end up being the higher priority. 20191124_091735.jpg20191124_103358.jpg

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I took a 6tl battery with a badly deformed terminal to a battery shop. They cut it off flush with battery top and using a mold the size of the complete battery terminal, melted some lead and poured it into the mold. Let it cool off, removed the mold, dressed it with a file, charged me an outrageous sum of money and sent me on my way. I guess it could be a problem to get a supply of lead these days. Fishing sinkers
 

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Hey Rusty, Yes it is, because I overheated it, but I hope to repair that hole also . Don't know what to use for that , however...
Whatadeuce. You might try JB Weld on the hole. I've used that stuff for just about every type of repair and it always seems to work. Put a patch over the hole and the JB Weld over the patch. Make sure the surface is clean!!
 

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I shall make the excuse for overheating the area around the battery terminal because I could not find my AIR-ACETAYNE tips. I there for had to use a TURBO tip, and I had no control. Had I used a low capacity torch tip, I would have succeded.
 

92ramaro

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That is a serious load of firewood.

Warms my heart it does to see an old deuce "in the traces" and WORKING, thanks 92ramaro.


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My pleasure Ahab :beer:

Out of all of the various, derelict projects I've ripped out of the ground, this old Deuce is by far my favorite.
Truly a joy to easily walk through the same muddy trail I used to sink my diesel pickup truck in. While hauling twice as much firewood in the same trailer :cool:
 

92ramaro

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Just wanted to update on the Sprag T-case situation.
Pretty sure it's entirely stripped out at this point. What should've been a cake walk ended up wasting my entire Wednesday afternoon. Air Shift T-case coming soon!20191127_171002.jpg

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Found that the removable plate at the front of the bed is the perfect size to install one of my 2 interior lights, so got it cut out and started that process. Installed LED headlights. Installed my VIC-1 amp / control panel.
 

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I put one of those in the back of my Deuce cab interior for improved lighting @ night. The difference is that mine is painted white from the manufacturer & has an external wiring connection (which was bypassed). They work really great lighting up the cab instead of fumbling around looking for a flashlight.
 
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