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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:14 AM
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I'm having trouble finding Series 1 parts of course....
Well, if it was easy everyone would be doing it.

I also notice that you have about half a forever's worth of pop rivets to replace with round head rivets.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Crossmembers were welded on. Should be positive earth 12v. Radiator is correct, or from my research I thought it was.

I'm having trouble finding Series 1 parts of course....
That looks like an alternator; not a generator- but I could be wrong. If it's an alternator I would think someone has converted to negative earth.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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That looks like an alternator; not a generator- but I could be wrong. If it's an alternator I would think someone has converted to negative earth.
It is an alternator. I was commenting on the fact it should have a 12v generator, positive earth.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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I know where a few of them went

And some of the parts too.

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I grew up near this place, and while I never did any business with them, I remember meeting the owner and marveling at all of the old series trucks he had there. He must have had 50-60 series trucks in various states of disassembly. Some nicely restored, early examples too. Sadly it no longer exists. At some point in the last 5-10 years they cleared all of those trucks out and I have no idea where they went. It is still an auto dealership (same name, I think), but the lot is filled with Chevy and Ford sedans. I passed by there recently and noticed a lone SIII Lightweight in the back, which looked to be in excellent condition. I would be very interested to know what happened to all of those other trucks.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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The engine is suffering from a great deal of wrongness. Was it not positive earth 6 volt or 12V? The horn, the alternator, the rubber intake horn, the battery, and it looks like the radiator, all have to go of course.
I would leave the alternator, looks like a clean conversion. Easy enough to change the air horn on the weber carb. But, who cares, looks like a well maintained engine bay to me.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Oh no, electrical system will stay until the very end and will likely not get changed.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I would leave the alternator, looks like a clean conversion. Easy enough to change the air horn on the weber carb. But, who cares, looks like a well maintained engine bay to me.
I assumed that J was attempting to return it to original stock:
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If it's a resto-mod then it doesn't matter in the least. It just won't be "period correct".
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Old July 14th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Been pretty busy making the truck roadworthy: seatbelts, checking and bleeding brakes, replacing all the turn signal, brake, and running lights, plus fixing little things.

Also fixed the non-stock turn signal switch and added a personal touch. The switch and wiring are fine so I decided not to mess with it.

The best addition so far has been the Michelin XZLs on Wolfs. The truck looks a lot better and like it should.

Next up is a whole crate of stock original parts coming from Pangolin 4x4 to include a crank driven Koenig winch!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 01:56 PM
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i have to say wolf that is one nice rig! makes me jealous that mine is in such disrepair in my garage
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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Nice job.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:03 PM
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looking VERY good
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:09 PM
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How about a profile shot so we can compare the rubber. Looks good though!
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How about a profile shot so we can compare the rubber. Looks good though!
This is as good as it gets.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:52 PM
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Do the guys on base/gate tease that it should be in one of the training scenarios ?
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Do the guys on base/gate tease that it should be in one of the training scenarios ?
They know better than to tease me
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Yeah thats what the Gunny would say that I use to work with at Kilroys where he moonlighted. Still fun poking the Gunny thou.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 10:03 PM
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That looks great. What a cool truck.

Some of that vintage seem to have the roof matching the body color and some have the roof matching the heat shield. Any idea if that is the original roof color?
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Old July 14th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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That looks great. What a cool truck.

Some of that vintage seem to have the roof matching the body color and some have the roof matching the heat shield. Any idea if that is the original roof color?
I don't believe they came stock with limestone roof and sun sheet until the late IIa's or Series III's. If it were stock config it should be white/limestone sun sheet only and roof sides body color (in this case bronze green). I think it looks good though- with the modern looking top and modern wheels.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:24 AM
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I don't believe they came stock with limestone roof and sun sheet until the late IIa's or Series III's. If it were stock config it should be white/limestone sun sheet only and roof sides body color (in this case bronze green). I think it looks good though- with the modern looking top and modern wheels.
Jay is correct, the top should be body color and the safari roof white. Rims should be body color as well. Someday it will go back....
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Old July 15th, 2011, 07:36 AM
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