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Old 07-10-2019, 11:32 PM   #61
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Jim Beam under the counter right now.......
That's how it's done... Rain past couple days here has me looking at my sub floor and thinking yep I need to fiberglass it then put the flooring in.
Right now dealing with woes of brake problems, I know how to fix it just lacking parts no longer made.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:46 PM   #62
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Are you talking about the brakes on your International? If so, I just got worry lines on my forehead. Mines a 1993 and I've been wondering what parts to stock up on while I still can because I hate contacting the Smithsonian for relics!

I think that fiber glassing the floor was a great idea in my application. Just never know if water ever got on that wood.........

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That's how it's done... Rain past couple days here has me looking at my sub floor and thinking yep I need to fiberglass it then put the flooring in.
Right now dealing with woes of brake problems, I know how to fix it just lacking parts no longer made.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:01 AM   #63
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Are you talking about the brakes on your International? If so, I just got worry lines on my forehead. Mines a 1993 and I've been wondering what parts to stock up on while I still can because I hate contacting the Smithsonian for relics!

I think that fiber glassing the floor was a great idea in my application. Just never know if water ever got on that wood.........
Well as I leave the door open for air in the summer time and rain pelts in from some random thunderstorm it only makes sense to waterproof it.

Yep I went through every online retailer, stealership, Vanderhaags, LKQ and few others and it's not available. Even called up who managed to make the part and found out they only made them for International who only put them in S series trucks with hydraulic brakes. It's a brake proportioning valve, I was putting in a line lock since this truck lacks E brake due to swapping of transmission and I hand screwed a preformed line in set it down and it snapped the valve block, been rotted and cracked for sometime as evidence shows. One more place I'm calling tomorrow and then it's on to a aftermarket one.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:22 AM   #64
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Yeah, thus far, I've done some maintenance on my truck, but this year, the focus is to get the living area where it can be heated this Winter, then next year, I'll work through the mechanicals, chiefly my brakes. In looking through your thread over at the other site, I can appreciate the labor you've done to your space. Looking super tight and better than when it was new!
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Yeah, thus far, I've done some maintenance on my truck, but this year, the focus is to get the living area where it can be heated this Winter, then next year, I'll work through the mechanicals, chiefly my brakes. In looking through your thread over at the other site, I can appreciate the labor you've done to your space. Looking super tight and better than when it was new!
Yeah it was rotted when I got it, floor made with multiple pieces, upper bunk floor made with 5 or more pieces, previous owner had no skills and the one who built it at the factory didn't either, no wonder why they only made 3. Thanks though I have managed the impossible with it of making it into what it is and got the bed turned from going left to right to front to back along with storage along the sides, I will upload pictures later in both areas. Right now fighting heat 90+ degrees and afternoon thunderstorms with hail trying to do this with no AC off grid.
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Sounds fun! It's been more humid here than I have ever seen in my 52 years here in this house. Clothes sticking to ya and all. I've been working on my truck at night when it's cooler. Welded up the rest of the curb. Frame at the door was really hard. Kept getting that borderline porosity sound and the beads on the inside look gray. Something on there. Outside welded really nice. It's just to keep the weather out, nothing structural. Tonight I go out and do another couple mats of glass. Geeze I'll be glad when that crap is done! Pushing for completion......... August 1 is my birthday (woopty doo) but It's my goal to have the roll up door ripped out and a wall framed there. Need a piece of aluminum bent up to install at the top of the door frame before wall gets framed.
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Doing this with clothes on, that's your problem hehe, so much better in the nude, I know! That's only thing saving my bacon is no humidity hardly and able to do this in my birthday suit in the shade.

Maybe some pig iron you hit in the weld, or that dirty of steel or maybe C25 getting blown out? Well happy early birthday, after we celebrate yours better sober up quick mine is on the 10th.

Have to see what you mean by where you need the aluminum.
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Had a fellow employee (now in prison) that was wanting to start a weld shop and his cards reflected the business name of "Weld Naked". I've never done that! I scarcely have ever worked in even shorts as a carpenter, but largely because I hate saw dust in my shoes, but also because my knees are all screwed up and noticeable right off, in sight. I have seen a couple guys welding in shorts. Kinda shook my head when they jumped and yelled after burning their legs, then showed up the next day in shorts again. I have however let our two Springers, and two Basset puppies out at 1 AM to pee, and those damn claws on the legs as they jump up on you....... still working on the "OFF" thing.


I'm not sure on the welding. Kind of acting like aluminum mig without enough or literally no shielding gas. I was left thinking that the frame was some sort of alloy or galvanized, something like that. I worked as a dock builder for 4 years welding mostly hardwire, but a lot of dual shield and aluminum as well. I was at about 15 on the gas and I like running at that providing no breeze or fans are running, to conserve gas, but I ramped it up to 35 and it seemed to help but It was strange, though I was able to run my beads.


Not all figured out yet, still 2 weeks away.... (smiling) (no emoticons here.....screwy) but the aluminum will be..... oh, figuring 3/16 X 6 inch, bent with a 1 inch lip at about 110 degrees. That one inch lip will bolt on to the top of my roll up door after I remove it. Then I'll frame my wall in the doorway, with a man door and window, and later on, attach a 30 inch or so low pitch shed roof there under that aluminum flashing. Raise the lift up...... covered back porch! I just wanted a buffer for the rain, snow and sunshine right at the door.
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Another 2 feet of glass on the floor. Next two feet will on my side, then last bit I'll be able to stand up at the back of the truck on the lift gate. Also drilled screw holes in the curb and counter sunk them.
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Another 2 feet of glass on the floor. Next two feet will on my side, then last bit I'll be able to stand up at the back of the truck on the lift gate. Also drilled screw holes in the curb and counter sunk them.
At this point the celebration for small battle won is looking more victorious! Now you made it this far and have done all this fiberglassing ever heard of Coosa, if not would you have used it in place of the current wood floor?
I won't weld naked nor in shorts I was kidding about that part, though I have welded few ties smelled something cooking only to stop and find out it's me on fire.
Buffer from the elements from coming in the door, that could be done several ways though most campers have no lip or anything, this one does but not much about a 6 inch lip or so here.
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