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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 02:25:37 pm »

  Hey fishmaker, In reply # 7 first pic down, the white piece in the middle looks like the panel just above the windshield. If I'm correct it appears to have what looks like 2 wipers on it. On mine the wiper motor was on one side which operates 2 wipers. It looks original.
  Did any of these machines have 2 wipers on them ?? Here's a couple of pics of mine.





                                                                                             
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 09:02:58 pm »
I think you are looking at the piece that had the remanents of three running lights of some kind. It had just the one wiper hole in the centre. I believe that all of the old machines only had one single wiper. If yours had two, I would hazard a guess that it was a later adaption. I will have to post a picture of my wiper motor; it was a hand crank adaption.

Here's a photo of the "Fred Flinstone" wiper motor that was in my machine. lol
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 09:27:46 pm »
 After I realized that I had to remove all of my "new" pieces and replace them all with the correct plywood; I decided to remove all of the old pieces one one side and start over. I did one side at a time as to not loose the old girls shape on the back end. Also, the rear metal frame piece was missing from the passenger side and I wouldn't be able to attach the end of the oak to anything until it was moved near to a welder.

Top rotten oak rail removed.


Top oak piece replaced and new marine grade fir plywood installed on drivers side. I clamped the passenger side oak board across the top to hold the shape untill I removed and replaced the rotten oak on the passenger side.

Picture of the oak clamped for use on the left side.

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 09:44:42 pm »

Here's a makeshift support on the backend to hold the oak frame on the passenger side untill I can weld it.

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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009, 10:05:36 pm »

Made a new hatch opening.

One more for good luck.
 I don't know why, but I always knew that if I ever had a wooden machine; that I would paint it white and nothing else but white. It's funny, but white is the only color. Maybe it's because it was the main color of most of the machines commercial fishing out of here when I was young (look at me I'm sounding like th Old Trucker, ha ha) but it is the only color for me. It's kind of like Henrey Ford said when he was talking about the Model A, "You can paint it any color you like; as long as it's black".

The plywood on the tunnel sides and top were solid so I decided to leave them as is. I never bothered smoothing them off too much as I will be covering them once everthing is done.




Well I got most of the woodwork done and painted before the frost, but the rear panels will have to be done when I get the gas tank and rear metal welded. I will have to move it inside somewhere to do that this winter. I left the front panel off as I am going to install a new heater and make up a defrost vent for the windshield. Also, I have to clean up alot of the "extra" wires hanging around the dash area.
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2009, 10:18:14 pm »
I notice that all of my pictures that I post are larger than the viewing screen and have to be scanned over to view the entire picture. What am I doing wrong. I notice that some peoples posts fit the view area without any problems. Even The Old Truckers pictures fit good. How do you think that makes me feel? Just kidding there OT, no hate mail. ha ha

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2009, 09:32:41 am »
I notice that all of my pictures that I post are larger than the viewing screen and have to be scanned over to view the entire picture. What am I doing wrong. I notice that some peoples posts fit the view area without any problems. Even The Old Truckers pictures fit good. How do you think that makes me feel? Just kidding there OT, no hate mail. ha ha

  Now now, Mr Grfishmaker. We can't all be perfect !! Try reducing the size on your camera. Remember the email I sent you explaining how mine was done. Worked for me.
  It looks like I've got some competition when it comes to woodworking. Ot's mighty proud of you, my friend. Keep up the good work & I'll send mine up to get done this spring.
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2009, 07:50:59 pm »

 Install new tin lining in the motor cubby.

Well the weather has turned a little too cool for any type of painting, so the remaing woodwork will have to wait till sometime later. I have to clean up the wiring, install a new heater setup and make up a false dashboard so that I can have a defrost vent for the windshield.
 I purchased a heater from Princess Auto and made up a heat deflector to send some of the heat up to the windshield.

New heater that I will use.

Fabricated heat deflector for defrost.

Heater with deflector attached and ready for mounting once I have the dash prepared.
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2009, 11:42:20 am »
 Hey Fishmaker, did you tell me sometime back that when you rebuild the woody, you were going to change the big rectangular windows with the original round glass ?? If so what happened ?

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2009, 08:32:03 pm »
Boy there is nothing wrong with your memory there Mr. OT. Yes, I was going to do that but figured that I would go with the bigger windows. The only thing that I will do is move them down slightly lower than they were. I figure as my eyesight gets worse, I need bigger windows to see out. lol

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2009, 08:40:11 pm »
kpm..here...or klm..lol..been called alot worse,...i'm just guessing that moose horn,is the carving your working on for me,nothing like burning the candle at both ends...and G.... i have some more horns ..fall hunting was good!!

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2009, 05:07:16 pm »
Hello there kpm, sorry for the misspelling. Maybe I was trying to protect you so you didn't get credited for that fancy yellow interior. I guess we can still blame klm (whoever that is) for the interior.
 Ok kpm, here's my request to you. In your travels, if you can; could you try to locate a 5 blade fan for my wide gauge? It's for a 300 Ford. I remember you telling me the difference in cooling between a 4 and 5 blade fan. I was told by Orin to make sure it is a ridgid fan, not a flex fan and not a clutch fan.
If you can do this for me, I will certainly start calling you Mr. Kpm. lol
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 06:55:16 pm »
  Quote from Gror on Jan.26/09

Just had visit with Jim Woods and seen what he did on his newest project he is finishing. I havent had a chance to get it done yet , but have all the parts fabricated to fix it , possibly tommorrow night. Have other issues with the fan and also found out from Jim I need a 6 blade fan and should have that tommorrow.

  Grfishmaker that's from Gror. Wouldn't it be more practical to go with a 6 blade versus 4 or 5 blade ?? My engine is a 84 model & it has 5 blades. What's on yours now ??

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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2009, 07:22:31 pm »
It just has a 4 blade fan in it right now. I don't know whats out there. So kpm, what were you telling me about the fan in the last bomber that you sold. Was it a 5 blade or 6 blade, I don't remember.
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Re: Grfishmaker's '47 rebuild
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2009, 08:36:17 am »
it was a six..i'll try to locate u 1....
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