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  • Congrats on getting both of you under the same roof!

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      More work on the interior---was able to get carpet down on the floor under the seat and then bought a large rubber commercial rug and cut it to fit the front--I think it turned out really well. Now I need to fix the vent window as you can see.

      again, not sure why my pictures are not working properly--they look right on my computer before I put them on here. Any ideas?

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      • I used to know a guy named Jeff Smith in Oklahoma. Haven't seen him in years.

        We're still waiting on that drive Video....

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        • Originally posted by Mrs K Corbin View Post
          I used to know a guy named Jeff Smith in Oklahoma. Haven't seen him in years.

          We're still waiting on that drive Video....
          I know--having a hard time getting it uploaded to the site. Dang it.

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          • My speedometer cable broke---I put the portion of it in the transmission part and it turned freely but then I put the end in the speedometer part of it and it won't turn. I assume it should turn? If yes, does anyone know who could fix these? I put PB Blaster on the parts to see if it would break loose.

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            • sounds like the speedo itself is locked up. try some penetrating oil

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              • Originally posted by jsmith1107 View Post
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                More work on the interior---was able to get carpet down on the floor under the seat and then bought a large rubber commercial rug and cut it to fit the front--I think it turned out really well. Now I need to fix the vent window as you can see.

                again, not sure why my pictures are not working properly--they look right on my computer before I put them on here. Any ideas?
                Sometimes when I click on the pictures that are turned they come out right. I have assumed the sideways pictures were from loading them from a cell phone. Maybe not.
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                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • very nice!

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                  • ok, working on replacing the broken window as pictured in the last post---by question is--where can I get the u-shaped rubber seal that goes around it? I have checked glass places and they don't have anything.

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                    • The cracked vent window glass? I had Harmon glass put new glass in the frames on my '53 hardtop vent windows and they had something they used. It appeared to be a cloth/rubber sheet material. They hand trimmed it around the edge of the frame with a blade. I don't know about the truck pivot rods, but watch out if they are pot metal! Break off just looking at them....

                      Jeff in ND

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                      • Are you talking about the material that is squeezed between the glass and the vent frame? If so, Jeff is correct. It's not U-shaped, it's just strips of rubberized material that the glass presses into position and is trimmed after installation. I have some, but so will any glass shop. The U-shaped channel that guides the door glass is available from SI.
                        Skip Lackie

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                        • Ask for Everseal. It comes in four thicknesses in 1/64" increments.
                          KURTRUK
                          (read it backwards)




                          Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                          • Thanks guys---as usual. Much appreciated.

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                              Had a good weekend of finishing up the interior--was able to purchase a product that really worked well for building out my interior--$20 for a 4x9 sheet and I still have half of it left. I had a couple of pieces left from the beat up interior and was able to use them as templates--but still had to build out a couple on my own--overall though, I am very satisfied. I also have put an electric fuel pump on my truck and I believe I am all ready to go finally.

                              I still can't figure out why the pictures on here go in sideways--I never had this problem before and when I look at my computer they are the right way before I upload them here.

                              Anyway--I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me on this long road---I am not sure if I plan on doing the body at this time or not--I just am going to drive it for the time being--and I finished it just in time to take it to storage for the winter---no room at my house.

                              I will upload a video of it running most likely next weekend.

                              Thanks
                              Jeff

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