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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2011, 09:59:26 am »

   My little buddy Mike has bought his bomber in the garage for the winter months. He was calling every 2 - 3 days & gab for an hr. or so.  I guess he'll be calling everyday now, when are you coming down ??? Don't forget my TIMMIES "N" DOUNUTS on your way...He better have broad shoulders. Ha Ha  ;D 8)

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2012, 08:41:25 am »

  I see Mike is making progress with his bomber. With the kids growing up, getting a winters wood cut, hauled & packed away & working steady, it don't leave much time to pick at it. He has a new skin on the drivers door & test fitted the International bunk sliding window for fit. He has all the window openings primed & painted, windshield installed. The round windows will have to be all cut new, due to different rubber size. When the passenger door is done it will all be disassembled, primed & painted. Here are a couple of pics of his progress to date.

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/theoldtrucker/PICT1095.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/theoldtrucker/PICT1097.jpg

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  Here is a shot of the inside with all the metal primed & painted..     


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   Here is a shot of the inside of the drivers door
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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 12:35:48 pm »
are those florescent lights for your dome lights? pretty cool idea to have lights like that lol

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 01:01:41 pm »

  F 150 if it were 12 volt fluorescent, they would be really bright, but  it's an old light he had kicking around & used it for when he works on the inside. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2012, 08:39:03 pm »
yea i seen the cord coming in through the window hole, just a thought if there were a 12V florescent like that would be really nice to have in a bomber especially  when your trying to look for something small you've dropped in the back and the regular dome light wont help

just a thought lol

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 06:20:34 am »

  You can buy 12 volt fluorescent light strips that give off good light. Maybe buy some 12 volt strip lights & attach to the sides just under the seats.   OT.
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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2012, 07:35:05 am »
Where did you find those slider windows for the doors?

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2012, 08:17:18 am »

   Same place that I am going to find mine. The windows in the truck on top is going to be mine. Look for an International tractor truck with a pro sleeper. You will find there are 2 windows per side, some have only one window per side. Back one fixed & front, slider. He ended cutting about 2" out of the middle (was too wide) with offset cuts. With the window in the new skin it will function perfect.

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   ALL YOU NEED IS A ZIP CUT BLADE IN A GRINDER & A RECIPACATING SAW. TRIM IT UP WHEN YOU GET HOME. JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT...HA HA

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:06 am »

  If I'm not mistaken, I think to buy new they are around $120 to  $150.00 each. I will pay $ 20 bucks for both of mine. Look around, you'll find a deal...

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2012, 02:11:13 pm »
Thanks OT ill be lookin.

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2012, 03:26:45 pm »

 I think we will talk about this window subject in the body section. Try & keep things straight...     OT.
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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2013, 03:42:15 pm »
  He's waiting on new motor door skins from Shavers. Next is the wood oak stiffner. What came off it was 1"x2" oak, so he'll replace it with the same. But wasn't the strips made from 2x2 stock ?? I think he'll be getting new door handles also. There's a fellow around that does pinstriping by hand, so maybe he may get lucky...  
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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2013, 06:32:09 am »
   Here's a couple new pics of his bomber. He bought all new handles for the doors. When his motor door skins arrive, that should be most of the outside work done I think. He also has "NEW" old school headlight pots ordered..

 http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/theoldtrucker/MikesPictures005_zps2af752eb.jpg

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Re: Mike's 57 Rebuild
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2013, 06:43:26 am »

   That's a sharp looking machine !!! It needs a pic or two taken outside to do it justice. Mike showed me how the hinges on the doors worked out pretty good, especialy on his cargo door. The hinges are offset I think allowing the wood strip to be a little longer.

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