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Old 02-05-19, 14:55
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Most of the locks and catches are there and can be salvaged. Not one screw or bolt could be removed even with plenty of heat so the two outer skins were cut off. I melted most of the bolts out and removed all the fittings leaving the inner panel bare.
The first photo shows the second skin over the original.
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Old 02-05-19, 14:58
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The inner panel needs sandblasting obviously and a fair bit of repair and straightening. I will need to make new catches and housings and then reskin the outside.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
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Old 10-05-19, 13:18
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The tailgate and other salvaged rear body parts are off to be sandblasted.
I dragged out the new panels to start on the new sides.
First knock a bit more shape back into the original side and then lay it on the new panel and scribe out the shape to cut.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
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1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
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Old 10-05-19, 13:24
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Next cut some excess back.
I cut two formers out of 17mm formply.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
Wiles Junior Cooker x 2
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Old 13-05-19, 12:50
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After clamping the new sheetmetal between the two formers I tapped out the wheel arch and front bottom edge. The rear bottom edge has a curved shaped section so I folded down some excess metal to form that up.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
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1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
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Old 13-05-19, 13:00
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The edges turned up ok and look good. The rear shape is a large curve so I carved a piece of timber the correct shape to use as a form block. It fitted neatly into the original old panel.
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1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
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1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
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Old 13-05-19, 13:16
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I wasn't sure how to get the curve into the sheetmetal as it needed to be folded evenly and with enough pressure to get it to follow the timber. I decided to clamp the panel down to my bench and make a rudimentary device to make the curve. There are already two holes on the side of the bench so I bolted square tube as arms to each side and welded another piece to join them. Pulling down on the arms dragged the cross piece hard against the sheetmetal and pulled the sheetmetal down.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
Wiles Junior Cooker x 2
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Old 13-05-19, 13:21
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That worked pretty well but it got a bit loose at the end of the arc so I jammed some timber in to tighten it while I trimmed one end and dressed the edge. A little heat was needed or the tight spots.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
Wiles Junior Cooker x 2
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Old 13-05-19, 13:23
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So far it is coming along nicely.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
Wiles Junior Cooker x 2
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Old 14-05-19, 03:40
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Very nice work , a little patience and thinking and it all works out
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Old 14-05-19, 08:46
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Nice work Jack..

When you say 'Carved' how did you shape the timber?

I'm sure you weren't sitting there whittling with a pen knife

Incidentally, what's the thickness of the sheet metal you're working with?
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Old 14-05-19, 12:35
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Thanks lads.

Actually Tony I used a bit of old fashioned method. Spokeshave and a speed file.
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1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
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1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
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Old 14-05-19, 12:42
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I also have 1940 and 1941 models of these 1 ton utes that I might get to one day. I need a few more bits for the current body as it is lacking military fittings having been a rear body off a civilian model. Today I took the back off the 1940 model. You can see it has been made a bit wider and has been extensively modified over a hard life. But it will contribute quite a bit.
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1941 Fordson WOT 2H
1941 Fordson WOT 2H (Unrestored)
194? Fordson WOT 2D (Unrestored)
1939 Ford 1 ton utility (Undergoing restoration)
1940 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
1941 Ford 1 ton utility (Unrestored)
BSA folding bicycle
BSA folding bicycle
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3A gun tractor
1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington 3 gun tractor (Unrestored)
1941 Diamond T 969 (Unrestored)
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Old 15-05-19, 02:07
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I know of two of those battery staff utes being restored in QLD , the 39 model that J Belfield had and a 40 model owned by Danny Stanton. I've seen a few of the V chevron tread 700-17 tyres around , I think Olympic made a batch of them in the 1960s ... the late Ken Morris had them fitted on his 39 battery staff ute ... His 39 had a home made tray and a 49 engine , he bought it from a property at Jindivick for $50 , late 1970's. Ken drove it to many club outings, the ute was in a semi restored condition but Ieast it was on the road at least.
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Old 15-05-19, 03:31
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This chap in QLD ? has restored a 41 model

https://www.facebook.com/events/coro...6254409730292/
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Old 16-05-19, 13:04
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This chap in QLD ? has restored a 41 model

https://www.facebook.com/events/coro...6254409730292/
Did that one depart for foreign shores?
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BSA folding bicycle
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Old 18-05-19, 02:17
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Did that one depart for foreign shores?
Don't know. You would have to ask somebody like Danny Stanton.
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Both rear body side panels have been largely formed up. I will leave the trimming of the top corners till later, and the same with the bottom rear corners.
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BSA folding bicycle
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