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54 Chevy Bed - Paint The Frame, day 2

A second coat of Epoxy Primer had to occur within 24 hours.  There were a few missed spot and a few with light coats, so I set up again today.  The hardest part about frame painting is getting the gun in position.  It would be easier without the exhaust system.  I’m told that the epoxy

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54 Chevy Bed - Paint The Frame

Starting out to replace the bed, we removed the pickup box.  The undercarriage up to the cab is now in clear sight, might as well take care of that while the taking care is “easy.”  Here’s the thing, the rear suspension and rear end performed without issue, and there was no detrimental rust, so why

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8N Tractor 6 to 12 volt Conversion

I finally got around to converting the 8N to a 12 volt system.  You can’t believe the difference in starting.  With the 6 volt system the engine cranked slow, and if the battery was at all low the ignition had weak spark.  Now I give it half choke, push the start switch and it fires. 

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54 Chevy Bed - Out With The Old

This is the first post in a series about replacing the wood bed in our 54 Chevy pickup.  It will be similar to the Fiberglass Fly Rod series.  Click the Fly Rod category if interested.  I’ll emphasize what is learned along the way.

Replacing the wood bed has been on the list.  We have the new

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