Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:38:06 GMT 1
Body all fitted and operating ok I nicked a hydraulic hose with the grinder but I can fix that tomorrow So all is well and I can start to earn with it, it looks a little odd at the moment but will look better with the gap in the middle filled in :wink: The hazard tape is a temp measure to cover the join between body and frame until i can fit a rubbing strip there. Rear lamps fitted with fog and reverse plus loading lamps The pics are a bit crap, I will take some in the sun tomorrow. Cheers, Andy.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:39:05 GMT 1
I want to be able to see the chassis :lol: But I will be making some finisher strips to go where the hazard tape is. I like the early lights and as the body was rotten at the back I had to cut it all off anyway :wink: It will have a locker to fill in the gap and I may refit the flyer to that. I may put it on the cab roof but time will tell.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:40:38 GMT 1
Back to M3, repaired the hydraulic hose ok Fitted all the recovery lighting and then thought of paint! I was going to paint the whole thing yellow but I fancied a change from yellow and black I have painted the front wings Rosso Red to match the rest of the truck which I am mopping to get the shine back 8) Ran out of paint with one wing done and the other still in primer but looks ok
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:42:58 GMT 1
When the truck was cut in half I took the time to blast out all the crap inside the chassis rails, then when the welding was complete I waxoiled from front to back (note waxoil is flammable!) Then I put in extra drainage wherever rust had occured before, also all welds were seam sealed before being painted with u/seal and then overpainted with stonechip. most of the truoble with M2 was I could not get at the chassis to maintain it, so thats why M3's bits are all exposed :wink:
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:43:42 GMT 1
M2 will have a 13 foot wheelbase, with the max overhang at the back I should have about a fourteen foot body, that would make about a 22 foot overall length as a maximum. That means putting about 3 feet into the chassis. I have done a job today and have a pic, quite fitting for an 85 truck
Its my next resto job and it belongs to the guy I am making the beaver for! A real good customer!! I am going to to try and finish the body over the weekend as I dont like the big gap in the middle :wink:
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:44:55 GMT 1
Cheers Mad Lensman I started on filling the gap today, the one between cab and body. It has to be accessible for large items so the front will be two piece and will form a ramp for engines etc. I think it looks better with the light bar on the flyer It will all have to be panelled in yet and doors made for either side, but its a start
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:52:47 GMT 1
Had a little welding today, made some rails to keep stuff from falling off the top of the locker (wheels,tyres etc) Did a bit more striping, trying to make it look a little more of a one piece body :wink:
Not sure if to carry the reflective all the way to the back :?
aussiebob: Hi Conrod all the best for 2019 the strips look the part please let me know when you have sorted out the final details with them and i will arrange payment for a set. Regards
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