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Offline Wascana

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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2010, 08:48:57 am »
I am new to this site, and have a 1948 B12 that I am begining to restore.  The outer plywood needs to be replaced.  I have started to research birch plywood and am thinking of going with rotary cut Baltic birch 1/4".  Would this be a good choice?  Any information would be appreciated.   Also, the frame work is broken above the windshield by the front doors - I understand this was a weak spot.  Any reccomendations on how to best repair this?

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« Reply #136 on: December 23, 2010, 12:53:30 pm »

    COUPLE OF NEW PICS FROM OLDSLEDZ







    That is one sharp looking Bombardier. You know....one of those pics would look "KOOL" on a t-shirt. Of course Cam's machine would have to be along side too. I am going to check into that.

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« Reply #137 on: December 23, 2010, 02:49:38 pm »
that is a great looking woodie....looks like he has some deer and elk living in his neigborhood...Swampdawg and I might have to go there!!!
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« Reply #138 on: December 24, 2010, 05:39:00 am »
KPM -- Comon' down and help me shoot the cyotes too!

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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #139 on: December 24, 2010, 07:11:52 am »
hi did u buy a other machine oldsleds have a merry xmas form all of us in pontiac county quebec

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« Reply #140 on: December 24, 2010, 11:33:12 am »
Marc,

Not yet.  Would like to find a B7 that needs restoration.  -- any leads??

Have a nice holiday--see you in St. Raymond.

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« Reply #141 on: December 30, 2010, 10:41:17 am »

   Oldsledz how is the paint holding up on the manifold & engine since using her ?? How is the wooden body doing ?  How is the engine temp doing ? And the last question ; Is there anything you would change if you were to do this over again with another machine ??
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« Reply #142 on: December 30, 2010, 02:36:30 pm »
The manifold still looks pretty good and the body still looks as good as when I finished it.  I do keep it in a heated garage when not in use so everything dries out.  The engine temp holds perfect. I do adjust the rear door and watch the temp gauage.  Anything different??  I don't know.  Pretty satisfied with it.
    Headed for camp with the machine tomorrow for the week end so I should put  50 to 60 miles on it.  Went for a quick ride last night to double check my track tension (8 miles) and it goes great. So with that being said,  I will pack every tool that I have,  a couple of tow straps and my winter clothes just in case!

Have a Happy New Year and we should see yours on the snow in 2011!

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« Reply #143 on: December 30, 2010, 03:37:49 pm »

   Happy New Year to you & the family. Don't forget to pack the camera & extra batteries. Pleasant journeys my friend.
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« Reply #144 on: January 03, 2011, 05:01:40 pm »
have a happy new year . no leads on b7 going be hard to find .im looking for original interior door handles for b12  even repops would be ok best regards marc ill have a new machine in st raymond

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« Reply #145 on: January 04, 2011, 05:28:34 am »
Marc,

What year is your B12?  If it is a 48 and you can't find the interior handles,  I have a source for the reproductions.

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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #146 on: March 08, 2013, 12:30:58 pm »
  
    O.T. Today's photos of the pinstripe going on as we speak. Should be done later today. Oldsledz
 
  Oldsledz, here is my question. In this pic it shows the (rub rail or stiffener). Is it made from oak & if so what size is the wood & what size round over bit did you use ??



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« Reply #147 on: March 11, 2013, 04:47:47 am »
If I remember correctly,  it was made out of ash.  I will get the dimentions.