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JB Weld has always been my friend... but that is because I am not skilled on welding... I have the tools/equipment, but have not developed the skill to fix thin material...
 
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JB Weld has always been my friend... but that is because I am not skilled on welding... I have the tools/equipment, but have not developed the skill to fix thin material...
I'm with you. My son welds but he is not skilled enough for this, what I call sheet metal work (auto body restoration). In my opinion this is small beans with what I have.
Only other major body work is the hood and that will test my fiberglass skills, which aren't the best either. Now that I think about painting isn't my strong point either. Oh well!
 
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You could probably pick up a nice used one and save yourself some time and worry with trying to repair the rusted holes.
 
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You could probably pick up a nice used one and save yourself some time and worry with trying to repair the rusted holes.
I could but what fun would that be? This old dog likes learning new trick/skills. It's not a time sensitive project. If it doesn't work out then there's always that option.
 

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Copper strips can be your friend. Thick ones to help back your welds and disperse heat.
 
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Put the JB weld on tonight. Will let it cure for 24 hours and see how it comes out. Started to clean some other parts until got pulled away with household issue. Clogged drain pipe from kitchen sink. Snaked it out and all good. Need to change pipe size. It's 1-1/2" for about 25' until it connects to 2" from washing machine. Next project on the list.
 

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Parts came in today, but my son wasn't able to get there by closing time. I tried calling about 4:45 but no answer so they must have left early. They will leave parts outside for you if they know ahead of time. Oh well.
The seal for steering is NLA. It's foam material. So I had some tool drawer cushion left over and took a look at it. Looks very similar and about right thickness so will try it.
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Sanded down the JB weld on idler cover. Started with 60, then 120, and finished up with 220 grit.
Here's pic in between 120 and 220.
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I think it came out pretty good. Will know better once primer goes on.
 

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Tim picked up parts tonight.
2 ball joints #AM10064 for drag link. Primary and secondary drive belt, #M44121 and M82258, and bushing #M43744.
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Bushing replaced 2 felt washer #M40410. If I had known what it was made of, I would have taken the armaflex pipe insulation I had laying around the and made my own for a fraction of the $11.50 it cost. Oh well, live and learn. Here's close up.
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Also cut new seal #M41916 which is NLA.
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On side note, I have to sand and repaint steering column. Used flat black on it and it came out nice. After couple days of curing sprayed it with clear coat I had from something else. Sprayed on nice but when it dried, it turned whitish/grey. Needless to say that can of clear coat went in the garbage.
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Not much to report. Cleaned some parts and primed first coat. Also repainted steering column. Just have to pick up some clear coat.
Supposed to be wet next couple days, so will be cleaning up more parts.
 
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Primed more parts.....getting kind of boring.😴
Started wire wheeling grille. Got the front done. Just have to check it in AM to see if I got it all. Light in barn not that great.
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Back still to be done. That should be fun...😱
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You've got alot of paitience with that wire wheel John, I saw all that work with my 69 and went out and bought my cabinet blaster
 
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You've got alot of paitience with that wire wheel John, I saw all that work with my 69 and went out and bought my cabinet blaster
Thanks Grant.
Cabinet blaster would be nice.
 

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They are worth it. I bought mine used from our local Matco tool dealer for $400. I have restored my grandfather’s 40 JD a piece at a time. Only parts I couldn’t get in it were the hood, rear wheels and fenders. Have wore out the glass beads that go in it.
 

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Got a coat of clear on steering column. Will get second coat on tomorrow evening. Also started cleaning up back side of grille. Boy what a tedious job that is compared to the front. That blast cabinet is sounding like a good idea.
While out there was looking at how to fit that 110 RF, for sale nearby,in there with the 110 sf, 140, and son's gravely and still have room to work on the 112. Plus convince the wife!
 
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Good Luck!
 

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Not much to report except steering column is first complete assembly done. Yeah!!!
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Also did some more sanding and priming of linkage and brackets. Been trying to get clutch/brake pedal off shaft. Roll pin came out no problem but it is stuck on pretty good. Heat, PB blaster and letting it soak for a couple days.
 
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Was getting tired of looking at all the gray primer parts on the shelf, so pulled the hitch/tranny bracket and idler cover off the shelf. Got the Rust-Oleum green out and gave them 2 coats.
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Still have to do the undersides, but felt good to see. Once I get 2 coats all over, I will coat one of them with 1 more coat of JD green to see if any difference in color.
Right now the Rust-Oleum looks pretty close, but I've never seen a new '67 in person.
 

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Got one coat on underside of cover and bracket and one coat on frame. Nice and sunny but windy so did it inside barn.
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Hope weather stay decent to get major parts painted. Supposed only to be in 60s and drop into 40s at night, so we'll see.
 
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