Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Learned today - that you don't apply even a THIN coat of primer to the left brake rod before trying to insert it through the torque tube. Out it came again with GREAT Difficulty :oops:

It was cleaned with mineral spirits, sanded, super lube applied - and reinserted it again FREELY.

Both brakes are now installed.
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Been there done that. 2 or3 times. CRS.

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:24 pm

Ken:

Frog tape can be your best buddy :!: :idea: :D

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:30 am

A little something easy to rebuild and paint. Had fun with this one....Well I've had fun with it all :D

Sorry don't have a before picture - but you know how ugly, oily and rusty this was when I started.
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Please do notice the sky reflection in the back cover :D You can even see the service entrance cable to my house. By the way - I did not put those dents in the back cover - they were there :D
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:59 am

Well - I guess you could say I'm having an easy Friday for work so - what's a man to do? Work on his Cub I guess!

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:31 pm

Dash, manual lift base, right fender and battery box fully bolted in. The battery is a bit in question - it can't be used with the rubber bumpers - it's too tall. I purchased it in 2010 - I know I saw a post about battery selection - I'll be looking that up.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:41 pm

PVF1799 wrote:Dash, manual lift base, right fender and battery box fully bolted in. The battery is a bit in question - it can't be used with the rubber bumpers - it's too tall. I purchased it in 2010 - I know I saw a post about battery selection - I'll be looking that up

Remove the bumpers from the lid and use a thin mouse pad. Worry about a shorter battery when this one goes bad and put the bumpers back in.

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Friday night Rex '48 Update - This is the way he'll sit for tonight.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:06 am

Got looking at Rex this morning at 6AM. The toolbox I ordered so long ago has been bugging me.....It came painted, not just primed. On assembly I sat it next to the battery box and in some light it looked the same color and other times of day it looked more like the new IH Red. This morning - I took sand paper to it and resprayed it with IH 2150 Red. It had to be done - I could have left it but it would ALWAYS have bugged me.

Now at least if it looks different I know that it's painted with IH 2150 by me. Take a look at some of my photos and see if you see the slight difference.

Ken

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:29 pm

Been a few days since I could work on Rex. Here's some pix of where she sits as I close the shop for tonight.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:27 am

Back end of Rex '48 is now closed up.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:36 pm

A new arrival has just been installed. Not much but something.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:50 am

A good restoration laugh - A Short Story on Rex '48.

So I set about to assemble the steering gear - All parts had been carefully stored back in April. I put the bottom seal in inserted the shaft with gear, making sure to rotate the gear 180 degrees so it would be on new teeth. All was set to attach the steering arm.....Urgent alert - where's the big brass thrust washer? Looked everywhere.....Now remember! - This part was taken apart and placed on my bench having not moved since April. I looked at it HUNDREDS of times. Look in the book at the diagram - turn the unit over - looked at my assembly. Here's where it get's good.

In April for safe keeping I had this BIG Brass washer that I didn't want to lose - Well it fit nicely on the top of steering gear, so I figured what a great place to store it - I'll never lose it there. So the steering gear is upside down on my workbench.....Can't find the brass washer - Ordered another one - it comes in and at $35 - I gasped, saying oh well - I want this part together. Removing it from the package - I checked the parts diagram one last time, noting there should be only ONE BIG BRASS WASHER in the steering box. I turned the unit over to right-side up to find this BIG BRASS washer staring at me from the top of the steering gear - Looked again at the parts diagram again....Then it was the big laugh and :oops: :oops: :oops: . That washer had been there so long, it even had marks from the spline shaft - so I assumed that's where it went. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Well that $35 brass washer is going back to Randall Implements with a bit of a red face.....You can all have a good laugh about this when you read it and at Cecil's - I deserve it.
:big smile:
Ken

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:10 am

PVF1799 wrote:Friday night Rex '48 Update - This is the way he'll sit for tonight.

PVF1799 wrote:Been a few days since I could work on Rex. Here's some pix of where she sits as I close the shop for tonight.

Image ...Hmmm... :lol:

Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:02 pm

Waited a long time for this day. Two more pieces mated back together.
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