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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009, 09:38:46 am »

   Frank can you take a couple of pics of the metal brackets that help to hold the body together. Is there 7 brackets per side ?? Thanks.
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  Thanks for those photos Frank. They clearly show how the body is secured to the frame. I'm hoping to pick up my frame on Monday.
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2009, 02:51:00 pm »
   Here's an update of oldsledz's restoration job. Looks like he's making good progress.

 Coming along very well, worked on the removing the bad plywood this morning, hope to template it and put it on after I finish stripping the old vanish off the interior, then I will strip the exterior. Motor has all new gaskets and seals then painted with Chrysler blue ceramic engine paint.  Frank







 
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2009, 04:21:39 am »
     Another update from OLDSLEDZ 

Charles, you are right, i have many copies of the newspaper from Sherbrooke in the doors of the b-12. Most of them are dated April 28, 1948. Some of them are in french and some in english. Very interesting. And I did throw in a pic of my '52 dodge m-37 army truck. My father bought it in 1962 and that was the first vehicle I ever drove. I restored it last year.

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Worked on the Bomber all day today with allot of progress. Interior is clean of the old varnish, removed the side panels, removed the tin behind the front springs and blasted them clean and they are now painted. Will try to strip off the paint off the sides tomorrow. coming along very well. Hope to be ready by winter!

Frank





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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2009, 04:29:19 am »
  Jeez Frank, your making my ol' ticker skip a beat !!! These pics will help me immensely in building my woody if everything works out with the frame.
  In the pic with your son with his arm on the hood, when you take more pics, could you get a couple closeups of the area behind his right shoulder. The area around the lower windshield corners. I would like to see how the wood is tied in.
                                 
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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2009, 05:08:38 am »

  Oldsledz my horn cover has a tan color ring, similar to yours. Can't tell the color of the column, too much rust.  It has three screws holding it from the underside. Two of them are rusted off & the third will have to be cut off. Do anyone know if there is some kind of kit that will make it operational again ??
  When i took off some of the rotted panels, I noticed that there was a blue color in the hard to get at places, so I'm thinking she began life with a blue skin.
  I will check out about sand blasting the frame this week.

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« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2009, 05:36:50 am »
O.T.

I think the steering column is a chrysler product--any one out there,  please correct me.  So i would assume if you could get the horn button off, you can get a replacement.  Sounds like you have a blue machine.

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« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2009, 05:47:53 am »

    10-4 !!! I was thinking I could get a kit to fit under the horn cover, keeping it original looking. I know there are kits available to repair the wheel itself. 8)
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« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2009, 09:21:32 am »
 
  LATEST UPDATE OF OLDSLEDZ REBUILD !!!

    Frank, by the looks of things you are going all the way with her!! Looks great !! All these pics are just perfect for when I start mine. 





Looks like a factory paint job !!





  Frank do you know where the switch is located for the horn ? I found a wire coming out of the third cross member where the steering column mounts but can't find the other end of it.

    Keep up the great work !!!                  OT.             
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« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2009, 09:42:52 am »
O.T.

I belive that the wire comes from the horn button to the horn at the rear of the machine.  It is basically just a ground When you push the button,  it would complete the circuit.

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« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2009, 11:52:22 am »

  Oldsledz, how did you get on with the gauges you sent out to be restored ?? Did they turn out good ??
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2009, 07:31:26 pm »
I will send a pic of the gauges.  All restored and look excellent.  Will also send along the pics of all the plywood being cut.

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« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2009, 11:00:48 am »
 
  AND HERE THEY ARE !!



  Where & who did the fine looking job on the heater ?? What color is it ??



 HEY, WHO'S THE TEENAGERS STANDING ALONG SIDE YOU & CHARLES !!!



 I will add the other pics for you when I receive them. Keep up the great work!! Excellent job ...
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« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2009, 09:33:51 am »

  Oldsledz what are you using for stain ?? It look's good...
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« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2009, 01:32:46 pm »

 Sorry folks I screwed up on the pics. We'll start over again.

AND HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE FROM OLDSLEDZ !!!

Sled is coming along quite well. My son and I put the motor and transmission in tonight. Got the stain and varnish on all the interior surfaces and that is all finished. Going to do all the wiring and gauges, put on all the engine components, radiator and such and then put on the exterior plywood, sand all edges to fit then final stain and coat. More pics to follow as progress allows.

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  I have a couple of pics doubled up. That's oldsledz fault because he' doing too good a job with it. Keep up the great work my friend.

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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2009, 02:44:42 pm »
O.T.

I am using Sikkens #085 Teak with 3 coats of Marine Varnish (on the interior)  Once the plywood is assembled. I am going to spray the outside with a HPLV gun to reduce any dust so with luck the finish should be quite smooth.  AND,  anyone out there please correct me on any of my methods of restoration.  This is my first Bombardier so it is a learning experience.  I have done many Sno-travelers,  but this one is a different animal.       O.T. --- thanks for posting these for me. 

Frank