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John Rogers

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John Rogers last won the day on November 11 2017

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About John Rogers

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday June 7

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    Benson, Arizona
  • Interests
    I love music and history . Im a Civil War as well as Revolutionary War living historian / reenactor. Last but not least as one would expect I love working on my Pilothouse.
  • My Project Cars
    1949 Dodge B1B

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  • Biography
    Im a retired bodyman and I love working on and restoring old cars truck and bikes
  • Occupation
    Retired slightly beat up and slow moving bodyman :)


  • Location
    Benson, AZ
  • Interests
    Gear head since birth , Civil War artillery reenactor, history geek and musician

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  1. Awesome news, nothing like seeing your hard work paying off. John
  2. That looks and sounds fantastic !
  3. Howdy all, I have been meaning to post this for a while now but I keep forgetting. A while back I was looking into which paint strippers worked the best. In the past I have always used Klean Strip or Aircraft Stripper so have most of the shops that Ive worked at but I figured I would check to see if there was anything new that I was unaware of that might be better. Anyway, when I did the search I found that on 3-15-2019 the EPA announced that they are going to ban strippers that contain methylene chloride due to deaths from "exposure" such as using it without protection and in enclosed spaces etc. It appears that the ban only pertains to retail consumers not businesses. Im not sure when the ban will take effect. Auto paint supply shops will still carry it though for those that have working relationships with them. Walmart only carries the reformulated type now but at least for now our local Ace still carries the stripper that contains methylene chloride as well as the "safe" stuff. The reformulated "safe" stripper works but not nearly as good. Im sure most of the folks here already know that the chemical stripper in question is some mighty strong stuff and that using common sense and taking the necessary safety precautions such as the proper type long gloves eye protection, clothing, etc and using it in a well ventilated area are of paramount importance when using it . Lets face it the "good stuff" can and will burn the heck out of you if you happen to get a drip on your skin or catch a good whiff of it. Anyway I wanted to pass this on to yall just in case anyone was planning to remove paint with chemical stripper in the future. If so you might want to grab some. John
  4. Congratulations on your new car. It is a beauty ! John
  5. John. The part in question bolts to the bottom of the bellhousing not to the frame. It also serves as the attachment point for the clutch and brake pedal springs . Some trucks came with a simple piece of what looks basically like angle iron bracket that bolts to the bellhousing same as this and instead of having the part to extends up to the clutch fork shaft it simply had two holes side by side to accept the clutch and brake pedal springs. I'm not sure what years or models came with the bracket shown in the illustration. My B1B has one on it but I don't think it originally came with it.,I think it was added by the previous owner when he installed the 4 speed in place of the stock 3 speed. I have a feeling it came with the angle iron type. The B2B engine , trans and rolling chassis that I have for spares has the angle iron type bracket. John Rogers
  6. Man that sounds great, its like sweet lumpy music. John
  7. Don, Im really sorry I didn't respond sooner. I somehow missed your post after you made it. I hope that you are feeling better and that you make a fast and complete recovery. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. John
  8. Running boards are one of those parts that are hard to avoid using and about twice as hard to keep looking nice. I'd just use them and try not to worry about it. Its part of what makes a truck a truck. The good thing is , if it gets to the point where it really.... really bugs you, running boards are easy panels to remove. You can always take them off and give them a good going over and a fresh coat of paint.Put em back on and in no time your good to go. John
  9. I'd love to find a Roof Palomino mower.They look like a miniature Jeep. I don't see much possibility of finding one out here in AZ. Heck , Wheel Horse garden tractors are next to impossible to find out here. Luckily I have two of them. Dad left me his Wheel Horse 702 when he passed away in 2002 and I bought another 702 in New Jersey when I lived in Gettysburg. I included a picture of my Dad giving my son JJ a ride on his Wheel Horse when JJ was little.JJ is 33 now 😮 Dad was wonderful I sure do miss him.
  10. I love your truck. So very cool !!! John
  11. Holy cow what a great find. I don't blame you for wanting to keep it as is. What a beauty ! John
  12. Oh I didnt know that. Thank you for pointing this out. I see your point. E tanking these wouldn't be a good idea seeing as stainless steel etc produce toxic by products and I imagine the cad plating would be equally as nasty so e tanking would be a bad idea in this case. I know that John Sartain has used a molasses bath to strip rust on his running boards. I wonder if molasses might be a safe alternative?
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