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chris eby    Posted 04-26-2017 at 18:26:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • back to the warhorse!
  • well since the Worthington is out of the shop, back to the warhorse.remember a while back I posted that the weld shop (by mistake) welded the knockout closed on my dash.what do you think of my fix up job? I value your opinions. thanks,chris



    steveVa    Posted 04-27-2017 at 15:50:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks real nice. How did you do it??
    Did you pull out the dremmel tool and use it like a router??

    chris eby    Posted 04-27-2017 at 18:59:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • steveVa,no,what I did was turn a slightly oversize slug out of steel(it's the same thickness as the dash metal).shrunk and press fit the slug into the hole in the dash.then to be sure it stays I soldered it.the solder also left no gap between the metal so it looks like it was punched.then the small square hole at the bottom was soldered shut from the back side.turned the dash over and soldered three tabs on the top.then carved the solder tabs so they look like the punch marks from the factory.i used lead solder so it was easy to carve.i just didn't know how else to do it.what do you think?i am always looking for better ideas!

    steveVa    Posted 04-29-2017 at 18:04:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think it looks great. I was thinking you may have just routed out the hole from the front side and built it up on the back. What you did makes sense, but how did you punch the hole back out so nicely??

    chris eby    Posted 04-29-2017 at 18:17:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I started out with a dash with the amp gauge hole in it.we made a round knock out just a little bigger than the hole.shrunk it and pressed it in the empty amp gauge hole in the dash.we left it recessed from the front(so it looks like it was partially pressed out).and then soldered it just to be sure it won't move.

    steveVa    Posted 04-27-2017 at 11:08:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks real nice. How did you do it??
    Did you pull out the dremmel tool and use it like a router??

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 04-27-2017 at 07:52:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks great Chris. Good job!

    Stumpy

    Andy B (MI)    Posted 04-26-2017 at 21:18:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If I hadn't been reading your posts, I would think that's the original. Very nice job!

    Den N Ms    Posted 04-26-2017 at 20:53:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Chris,I see you put the starter on with a push switch or a solinoid ,are you going to keep it on it,don't blame ya if you do.What year is it a 42 or 43 and what is your SN. Mine is 113429.

    chris eby    Posted 04-27-2017 at 04:55:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Den N,the starter is coming off. it is left over from the last owner.just didn't get there yet.still need to make a starter delete plate. chris

    Den N Ms    Posted 04-26-2017 at 20:37:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Chris ,it looks great,spot welds and notch just like original factory,can't tell the difference.Mine was knocked out to and a gauge was put in it years ago,but I remember when my dad put the gauge in it.
    Did you get all the mouse remains out of the radiator and flushed out?

    chris eby    Posted 04-26-2017 at 20:45:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • stumpy(nh) is the guy with rodent problems.but not to worry i'll probably end up with the same thing!

    Den N Ms    Posted 04-26-2017 at 20:57:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • OH that's right I got you two mixed up.sorry Chris.

    carl nny    Posted 04-26-2017 at 19:41:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Very nice job.

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