Restoration of Pattern 12 Begins

Truck finally in shop with body almost completely removed

The pictures below were taken after the mid frame cross members had all been remove. This was necessary as the inner frame had significant rust and had been separated from the outer by rust. This meant drilling and then driving out many rivets.

The frame at this point has been stripped most of its components, de-greased and pressure washed. There was noting that could be called paint left.

While working on the frame the mecanical cleaning , inspection, and rebuilding is also in progress. It was necessary to completely disassemble the differential to clean the bearing and to inspect them.

Experiment In Gasket Making for CMPs.

After I had disassembled and cleaned the Transmission and Transfer Case, bagging and labeling all the parts and assemblies, scanned in the various shims and assemblies such one below that is the transfer case bearing cap to the transmission.

Then using the sketch feature in Adobe Photo Shop I converted the image to a line drawing that can be printed. The next question is do the dimensions remain true and can the printer print on gasket material. If so, I hope that it will save time in making gaskets. More to come.