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Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #225 on: May 15, 2013, 04:58:17 AM »

wow them's some pretty wheels 'n tires! 

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« Reply #226 on: May 15, 2013, 08:41:17 AM »

NICE!
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« Reply #227 on: August 03, 2013, 05:32:56 PM »


Well I'm long over due for an update...about 2 months over due.

Desoto
 is in storage for the summer while the wagon gets it turn in the sun. 
Anyway here's what I got done before it went into storage.

I had
torn the dash and wiring out hoping I'd have tome to redo everything AND
 re-wire the car...well teh re-wire never happened.  That is on the
winter to do list now.

Once I go the dash and under dash fresh air box out I dismantled the fresh air box.









Turned out to be in really good shape...which surprised me since the cowl vent had rusted open many years ago.


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« Reply #228 on: August 03, 2013, 05:39:11 PM »


Had to order a new seal for the interior door....last photo in the last
post.  Thankfully Steel rubber had one.  And then a new cowl vent seal. 
 Other then that it was just clean and reapint, and free up the hinges
on box doors.

I then cleaned up the groove the seal sits in on
the cowl.  Little sanding cleaned it up pretty nice.  Only one or two
very small pin holes.



Then mask and prime....





Then wait a day or two to dry and cure then mask and spray with flat black.



I
 didn't want a tape line so while the paint was still tacky I used some
acetone on a paper towel and carefully wiped the edges close to the
groove.



Came out great!




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« Reply #229 on: August 03, 2013, 05:45:55 PM »


Once I got all that cleaned up it was time to clean up the cowl vent. 
Took a lot of PB Blaster and heat to get those screws loose to just
remove it from the car.  Then it was heat and more PB Blaster to free up
 the hinges.  Once everything was moving properly I just sanded the
under side and sprayed with some flat black.





I
 had marked everything so when I re-installed it the hinges and vent
would go back together the way it came apart....well that was no good. 
After a lot of trial and error I discovered I had to loosen all the
screws and get the vent sitting tight in the cowl.  Then tighten
everything back up...worked great. 

Had to do this before I installed the main fresh air box.





All done and working fine.

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« Reply #230 on: August 03, 2013, 05:49:15 PM »


Then it was time to get the re-done fresh air box in.  Went fairly
smooth...and glad I am that I took dozens of pics of this assembly
before it came out.  Getting all the braces and linkages back where they
 were supposed to go would have been a nightmare without those pics.










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« Reply #231 on: August 03, 2013, 05:54:56 PM »


Ahhh I see by the pics I forgot to talk about the firewall insulation. 
The original insulation was made mainly from carboard!  With a thin
layer of jute and the tar paper top covering.  I did not want to re-use
it the way it was so I went with some stuff called mighty mat.  This
stuff is only about 1/4" think so I doubled it up.

Original and new stuff compared...



Used the original cardboard as templates...





Then re-used the top tar paper covering so it "looks" mostly original once installed.



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« Reply #232 on: August 03, 2013, 06:00:23 PM »


Then it was time to clean up the original wiper motor and mechanism.  No
 Idea if this unit works or not, I don't have any 6V to test it.  So I'm
 hoping for the best.

Old grease was pretty hard.



Once I had it apart it went into the parts washer for a good cleaning.



Then re-assembled with lithium grease.



All done and ready to be re-installed. I will run a voltage drop to this unit once I re-wire the car to 12V.






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« Reply #233 on: August 03, 2013, 06:06:05 PM »


Then it was time to re-do the dash. I stripped ot down to just the
shell...then used paint stripper to re-move what little original paint
was left.











Then gave it a coat of primer.







I guess I didn't snap a pic of the white paint I put on the back side of the dash.  This was a tip from a guy on the HAMB.   And I was in a hurry to get things done so I didn't grab any assembly pics either.

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« Reply #234 on: August 03, 2013, 06:17:00 PM »


I had bought a good used lower dash control assembly.  This has machined
 turned detail and holds most of the cars switches and ignition.

The original....



And the replacement. You can see that there is a lot of corrosion and dirt in the machined turned detail.





I
 tried many different things to try and clean it up.  I tried all kind
sof cleaners and brushes...even a pressure wash...just wouldn't come
clean to my satisfaction.  I was wandering around the garage trying to
think of what else I could try when I spotted a new package of small
wire brushes I had just purchased.  In the pack was a brass brissel wire
 brush...I thought this might clean the little grooves without damaging
anything.  Well I was right!



All clean and looking better then it has in 60 years!





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« Reply #235 on: August 03, 2013, 06:21:32 PM »


Then it was time to re-assemble the dash...again in a rush and didn't
grab assembly pics.  But here it is all back together and in the car. 





I went with Satin Black since I will be re-doing the upholstery in Ox
Blood red leather and I think the Satin black trim, carpet and headliner
 will contrast nicely with the red leather interior.
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« Reply #236 on: August 03, 2013, 06:28:56 PM »


And now Fernando outside with it's new Coker 7.60x15 Bias Ply wide whites.....










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« Reply #237 on: August 03, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »


And now a video of me driving up and down the street...with the new tires.  What a difference having 4 new tires makes!!


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« Reply #238 on: August 03, 2013, 07:09:13 PM »

Video is messed up.  It's just gray
Wonderful Job.  You putting the Vintage air in there?
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« Reply #239 on: August 03, 2013, 07:09:48 PM »

Sorry
AWESOME work
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