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After getting used to my 41 truck it's time to start tearing it down read to make it good for the next 76 years. Couple of threads that relate to my previous work on this truck "Got me a 41 Truck" and "T142 engine"

 

 

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I've got a FRESH 265 30 over 10 10 crank pro rebuilt and a Torque Flight , If you are interested. Charlie Stephenson

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21 hours ago, Charlie Stephenson said:

I've got a FRESH 265 30 over 10 10 crank pro rebuilt and a Torque Flight , If you are interested. Charlie Stephenson

Thanks Charlie but the T142 will do what I need, something to move it about on and off the trailer etc. price of fuel is possible 4 times what you pay so it wont be doing a lot of miles.

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Surprised me how quick you can pull one of these down, only a couple of hrs work there so far, first I removed the front hood anchor plate lift all 4 sections off the hood in 1.  Remove the inner splash shields,  then pull the radiator followed by the L/H fender and remove the bolts of the R/H fender, the rad shell tie rods were already removed. Remove all the bolts holding the top half rad shell and grille together, please bear in mind that the truck is in a shipping container, tight against the right hand side. My other 2 are in my workshop where I spend most of my free time.

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18 hours ago, Merle Coggins said:

Good job. You must not live in the rust belt. It can take us a couple hours just for one bolt sometimes. :rolleyes:

Thanks Merle, this one spent most of it's life in Utah in and around Tooele, it was 1 of 601 built in the LA plant. Rust is an enemy to us all here in the UK is one of the worst, bare metal rusts for a past time. I did have some bolts that sheared straight off with very little pressure they will have to be drilled out and unscrewed with the easy-outs.

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4 hours ago, BlueberryDodge said:

Thanks for the pics. I hope you continue to post progress. It will give the rest of us courage to get dirty.

You want dirt this is the T142 before and during, after is complete color wise but will have to wait for photos

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Few more updates from last week, engine trans is ready to go in, just got to clean up the frame, blast & spray, 3 coats Rustoleum, Firewall will be John Deere Green as it was in service. Rust repair to be completed on both sides of the cab, did they all go there?

 

 

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Tom, I was stationed in England for almost eight years over my military career,.....you have a very nice truck....I am wondering how inspection goes for these old trucks.....as I remember it is a pain just for vehicles that are 10 years old like it was on my old Volvo when I was there....

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18 minutes ago, JaysonK said:

Tom, I was stationed in England for almost eight years over my military career,.....you have a very nice truck....I am wondering how inspection goes for these old trucks.....as I remember it is a pain just for vehicles that are 10 years old like it was on my old Volvo when I was there....

Thanks for your kind comments, regs are getting easier all the time, from May next Vehicles over 40 yrs old wont even need an MOT, as I understand it stock as long as roadworthy will automatically receive a ticket once registered, none stock will get 1 point deducted for each change to a max. of 10, over 10 will have to go for SVA (Single Vehicle Appraisal) plus be put on a Q plate. 

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On 10/29/2017 at 4:23 PM, TomP said:

Thanks for your kind comments, regs are getting easier all the time, from May next Vehicles over 40 yrs old wont even need an MOT, as I understand it stock as long as roadworthy will automatically receive a ticket once registered, none stock will get 1 point deducted for each change to a max. of 10, over 10 will have to go for SVA (Single Vehicle Appraisal) plus be put on a Q plate. 

Guess I should have drove much older vehicles, lol 

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On 10/31/2017 at 10:18 PM, BlueberryDodge said:

Engine turned out excellent. I am excited to see it mounted.

Working in the front end of a container is pants, trying to shotblast the frame rails is proving too slow, so have another piece of kit on it's way to me.

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