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Progress report on my 66 I.H. pick-up restoration


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   Frame has been blasted and ready for powder coat.

  You can not believe the factory bird-crap welds back in those days ,now that they are clean its shocking!  They have held all this time no reason to believe they will not hold another 50 years of clean, easy living . We looked for cracks or weakness found none. Goes to show don't need beautiful welds to hold, just do it right.  lol

    few pic's.

     Tony

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 2:29 PM, tony in ca. said:

  

  You can not believe the factory bird-crap welds back in those days ,now that they are clean its shocking!  They have held all this time no reason to believe they will not hold another 50 years of clean, easy living . We looked for cracks or weakness found none. Goes to show don't need beautiful welds to hold, just do it right.  lol

    few pic's.

     Tony

 

      That reminds me of one of my uncles. Pipeline welder for many years then worked at a fire truck factory welding stainless steel water tanks.   When he saw a ugly weld with a bad bead, he always said " Ain't much fer purty but **** fer stout."    :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

 

We always said ugly shoots, and it did

 

others have seen me when new equipment is on display, I end up looking at the welds.  The cheaper equipment normally has uglier welds, but not always, it doesn't always make it strongermake 

 

anymore truck pictures Tony?

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8 hours ago, AKwelder said:

We always said ugly shoots, and it did

 

others have seen me when new equipment is on display, I end up looking at the welds.  The cheaper equipment normally has uglier welds, but not always, it doesn't always make it strongermake 

 

anymore truck pictures Tony?

 Hopefully , When I see red paint  or black powder coat.

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 8/25/16   FIRST SIGN OF PAINT!!!!!!!

       Rod called this AM that he had painted few pieces few days ago and wanted me to confirm the color.

         Yes color is what I envisioned. Cab will go to paint next week.

       few pictures.

          Tony

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4 hours ago, ohio farmer said:

Tony, looking good!

Are you doing a two tone in the cab, or one color?

I've seen some two tone combinations that look sharp.

Won't be long now. I better start planning my trip west.

Mark

  Thank You Gentlemen,

       Mark, No I am planning on Solid red .

            Finally , hopefully we have momentum going now. lol.

               Tony

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5 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Looking good Tony!  Is this the same painter that is doing the 806?

        No ,  This is a body shop/restorer.

           Tony

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3 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

The home stretch....like mile 12 of a 25 mile marathon home stretch!  Looking good.  Is it same paint as tractors? 

No , Its Sherwin -Williams , little lighter or brighter.  He thought tractors were darker then should be on vehicle  ?

     Tony

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Man, that is so great to see, and I like the red. Nice choice Tony

 

 

 

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Very Sharp!

It's quite the contrast from paint shops here in Ontario. All the stuff outside in the SUN! Here everything would be in the building and remain there till it was pretty much completed. Too much humidity here I guess.

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2 hours ago, rjpont said:

Very Sharp!

It's quite the contrast from paint shops here in Ontario. All the stuff outside in the SUN! Here everything would be in the building and remain there till it was pretty much completed. Too much humidity here I guess.

Yeah it don't rain much in Tonys part of the world.

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9 hours ago, rjpont said:

Very Sharp!

It's quite the contrast from paint shops here in Ontario. All the stuff outside in the SUN! Here everything would be in the building and remain there till it was pretty much completed. Too much humidity here I guess.

  He does not worry much about weather till end of Sept. then he wants everything inside.  Usually Sept. through April are the wet months.

    We are starting to feel fall in the air but moisture and humidity is still low.  He paints in a heated paint booth but after its dried he like curing it in sun.

            Tony

        

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7 hours ago, M Diesel said:

Yeah it don't rain much in Tonys part of the world.

 Your right MDiesel . We start praying for rain after harvest in Oct .and keep praying till May ,With a break three weeks in Feb. during Almond Bloom. lol.

    Sometimes good Lord listens but lately not to much.lol.

      Tony

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  • 2 weeks later...

   Little more paint & progress.

        Sorry about all the dust on the black frame.   Was able to source new ball joints .

     Seeing little more red paint.  The Engine & Tranny ready for paint.  We are working valve covers to high light "International "

      Tony

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1 hour ago, Josh from CA said:

Tony, 

Is that the original motor your putting back in it??

Josh 

       Hi Josh,

         No its not , It had a six cylinder and this a 1966 I.H. 345 . It was a option that could of been ordered that year.

           Tony

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3 hours ago, ohio farmer said:

Looking good, Tony.

thanks for the update. That SW red is very sharp.

Is the "International" highlighting on the valve covers, all done by hand?  Red covers with white text?

Love that the way that looks.

   I believe so Mark,  I had a couple pictures of one and he had a idea and together come up with scheme.

    I think he wants to use the same scheme on covers & tailgate.  He says going to use red & black on engine with plated bolts . Cermichrome Exhaust.

   BTW Mark, we are giving rear end little higher gear ratio so highway travel not so whinny.

        Tony 

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