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Old 03-10-2017, 11:31 PM   #2111
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A little headway --- Made a little progress on my "footwell". Several coats of Hammerite paint and a some work on sealing the steering column & throttle cable almost look like progress.


First fitted a piece of marine ply to fit, then a piece of the rubber flooring I am using to top it off.


Next came making a seal for the steering shaft.

NOTE: if you ever need a 7/8" punch, just sharpen the edges of some 1" black iron pipe. It cut clean with a big hammer and worked great through three layers of 1/16" rubber glued together.


The homemade rubber seal goes under the store-bought aluminum flange which (naturally) had to be cut to fit like everything else on this rig.

Not sure what to jump on next, but hey...there is still plenty to pick from.


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Old 03-11-2017, 08:12 AM   #2112
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Hey Tango, I see you Luke to use Hammerrite paint as well. We have a little Hardware store in Alvin that carries it. Love that paint !! You are making great progress. Keep the pix coming. You keep the rest of us inspired. But hey, isn't that what an artist is supposed to do?.......CARRY ON !!
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #2113
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I didnt see how your pedal is.. but something i did years ago was put a collar on the "shaft" of the pedal going up to the TPS bracket.. the collar was basically a clamp... I then had a bracket that anchored the the cable assembly.. i could move that collar up and down on the pedal to achieve the result.. which was that the trans TPS cable be full out at pedal to the floor.. and at 0% pedal the cable would be slack taken up but not pulled at all...

once I found my spot I tightened it down... the collar could be tacked with a welder .. but it was an easy way to get that arc I needed...
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:03 AM   #2114
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Howdy Chris...pretty much the same idea here, I just fabbed & attached a sliding connector directly onto to my throttle lever. I can adjust the arc/length of pull by moving it up or down on the lever. The doodad below is what bolts to the throttle lever and pulls the TPS cable.


Not the prettiest device but actually works very well. And any cable slack can be adjusted via the threaded homemade turnbuckle.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:35 PM   #2115
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got it.. yeah thats the idea.. , in one case on a Hotrod i used a real TPS(a GM one from a TPI) against the throttle pivot goping into the carb in that case.. and then electronically it went to my trans controller.. it was for a 4L60E.. im guessing inside that allison TPS box is a similar sensor that could possibly be mounted on the throttle pivot .. but this is probably easier at this point to get working...

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Old 03-11-2017, 03:48 PM   #2116
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I love watching your build progress. It's amazing how many hours can go into these things.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:47 PM   #2117
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Thanks. But, just for the record...there are much easier ways to build a Skoolie. Like...buy one less than 70 years old.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:08 AM   #2118
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I'd enjoy something like your project if I had a shop to work in. When I'm under my bus I'm lying on 3" minus gravel and it's usually raining. Yeah, I took the easy road this time for sure.

Did you see that recent '46 on eBay? It was pretty rough looking, and that's compared to other unrestored '46s that've been for sale over the past year.

I really enjoy those old rigs. They smell like old grease and they're built strong. I simply have no pride remaining for what I'm driving. I got rid of my car and truck, so now this TC is my daily driver.

You're very organized. What's you rig going to look like when you paint it?
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:31 AM   #2119
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Howdy Robin --- Missed the '46 you mentioned but most anything that age is gonna' be a little rough. Mine was. Still playing with color schemes but will most likely do the fenders in black as original (but satin, not gloss). The roof will definitely be white and the body probably something like 1969 Cadillac Colonial Cream. I had an old '66 Dodge Town Wagon I painted that color and loved it.
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That sounds like a pretty cool paint scheme.

I was looking for a five gallon bucket of Eucalid green but there's none to be found.
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