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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 05:57 pm:

Starting into 2018 on this thread. If someone could post the link to the rest of the story that would be great."Martin Parry cab rebuild partII"

I have the cab ready for paint. Masked off for stripe. Paint is going on this weekend. Just a couple photos comming up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 05:57 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 05:58 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 06:36 pm:

Link to previous thread

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/768668.html?1514820534


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 06:57 pm:

Thank you Gary!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C-west central, MN on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:00 pm:

Yesss!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm:

Dallas,Very Nice and i would say more but my spell check is sleaping! Again Very Nice and i can't waite to see the truck! Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:38 pm:

Well its primed! Saturday will be a lot of sanding. Color goes on next. Hope to post " in color" photos next time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:39 pm:


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 11:02 pm:

Wow! Just Wow!
Years from now you will look back and enjoy the pictures of the step by step.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jon Crane on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 03:11 am:

Very nice work and a most impressive shop that you are working in. A finishing room with filters. wow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:50 pm:

I started this project in June when I brought home the pile of lumber. Taking time to do research and find correct hardware and fasteners took a lot of time along with life happening but it is painted. Still a lot to do but this is a major hurdle for me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:50 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:52 pm:

The light in the paint booth and room really plays tricks on the eyes. This is more the color it will be.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rolf Oehman Oslo Norway on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 03:14 pm:

Fantastic work. Its gonna be a beauty for sure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:58 pm:

Unmasked for the 1st time. One more coat on doors and paint on cab is finished.





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:24 pm:

Wow, looking good. I like clicking down thru this post and watching it change.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C-west central, MN on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:11 pm:

Oh man. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 06:32 am:

Dallas, you have done a great job on the cab. It will be an awesome truck when you get it done.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry & Sharon Miller, Westminster, CO on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:26 am:

Hi Dallas,

I agree with Dan, it is turning out AWESOME. I hope to end up with similar results when I build ours. Yes, I will be referring to your posts and photos during my attempt.

Thank you for documenting your work for us.

Cheers,
Terry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:45 pm:

Thanks guys. Next step is to put it all back together for the last time. I need to have a set of seat springs made for it and install some glass. I have the beadboard for top also. Rear roll up curtian and top covering. Just a couple things. I take it one thing at a time and then move on.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 02:25 pm:

I cant believe its been two months since I worked on the cab. Today I installed the glass. The top boards are 1st tomorrow and the I can hang the doors and windows. I am ready to see it on the chassis.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 03:06 pm:

We are all ready to see it on the chassis. Looking great!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 01:13 pm:

Put it all together today. Its still dirty but the sun makes the color pop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 01:14 pm:


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 01:26 pm:

Wow! that looks great. Where can I get one.
Thanks for the update.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 01:45 pm:

I have the original cab pieces Richard. That is the easy part. I had a buddy ask if I kept track of my hours. I told him I didnt want to know.The hardware is the tuff part. Tim Morsher has been a huge help with info.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:50 pm:


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Friday, March 30, 2018 - 06:06 pm:

Dallas, that thing ain't gonna know how to act with a cab on it!! :-) :-) Sweet !!! Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Friday, March 30, 2018 - 06:14 pm:


The problem with missing parts is, their still missing when your finished. Need to rebuild panel below windshield. Everything fit great but that. Easy fix just more time. I guess it waited this long a little longer wont matter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Irish on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:29 am:

I am impressed. Could you advise what you used to paint the wood, primer and finish. My cab is ready for paint but not sure what to use. My cab is almost the same with sliding doors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 07:17 am:

Looks good Dallas. Looks real good.

Terry, i wouldn't want to hijack Dallas's thread, but I'd sure like to see pics of yours. Mine has sliding doors too. See my profile picture. I'm not sure who made mine. I wish I did. There's no tags on it that I have found. Could you post some pics? Maybe on a new thread?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry & Sharon Miller, Westminster, CO on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 07:41 am:

Dallas,

Looking GREAT. A job to be proud of. Hope you're the one that is most satisfied with your labors.

Terry,

I agree with Hal. Please post photos and your story in another thread. I have a MP type cab to build when I get more restoration completed. I haven't seen a sliding door rebuild and would love to.

Thanks,
Terry Miller


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 07:59 am:

Terry I. I will check on paint but all it is is good quality oil base primer and house paint. The metal panels are etching primer and automotive paint. Yes please post photos of your truck. My buddys tease me about driving a phone booth but I really fell in love with these wood cabs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Irish on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:34 am:

Thanks for the info. My cab is still in storage but I hope to get at it in June or so. Just completing a 33 Ford Cabriolet (Canadian).
My cab is ready for paint.
Terry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:49 am:

I get inspiration and nerve to tackle projects from others posting theirs. I know there are others that do the same. Post photos and details of what your working on so others get fired up on their own projects. Its funny I turned down a good deal on a 29 chevy pickup with all mechanical work done engine rebuilt and all wood and metal work done. Needed paint and assembled. I thought it was more than I wanted to tackle. Good thing this one didn't need much? "Tounge planted firmly in cheek!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Curtis Fesler on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:54 am:

That job is beautiful and gives me inspiration.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:04 am:


How is this for inspiration? This is the 8in1 convertible truck body that goes behind that cab. Needs paint or something to dress it up a bit but its not bent up or broken anywhere so after removing 108 bolts so I can replace the floor and unknown number to replace a couple side pieces it should look pretty nice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:11 am:

Restoration of a similar piece, but this one is horse drawn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdwezTQ_Uls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ji40URWPXQ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:45 am:

Great info Mark. I discovered the same thing , the wood is unpainted under iron work. The simlarity to wagon and truck bed design and construction is identical. The metal strips on top boards and any exposed edges is why they lasted . I came up with the color for my cab when I removed the plate glass windshield. The cab was painted black and painted red after that. The paint that seeped in around glass was a hint. At the bottom of all the colors was this green. It was very close to color in the Martin Parry sales brochure catologs posted on Martin Parry web site.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:44 pm:

Well the new piece is installed in the cab front. Cab is bolted down and firewall and coil box mounted.It was 65 degrees today and I worked in the shop in a T shirt. Time to get the seat base in.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C west central, MN on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 01:56 am:

65? :-p.
:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 08:45 pm:

Seat base is sitting in place,floor is made, dash is in, side lights fit fine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:47 am:

As I posted on the TT photo thread, I really think we missed the boat not having a TT in the bunch. I agree with your sentiment that the wood cabs add an enormous amount of charm. Great job Dallas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm:

Gary its never too late. Its Still in mach up stage. Lots of bits to remove and paint.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Gilham Bellflower Ca. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 03:09 pm:

Very Nice Work!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 08:24 pm:

Dallas, how about a few more photos of the bed. It's unusual and will look perfect on your truck.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 09:54 am:

Dan I will do that. May take a few days. I plan on a thread on the 8in1 bed when I get started. Wont be a total rebuild, just repair as needed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 07:31 am:

Dallas, I will look forward to your thread. I'm glad you are going to just repair as needed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:09 am:

Dan, I think I counted 112 bolts that need to be removed just to replace wood in the floor. All will probably have to be cut off. The sides are in good condition except a couple close to the bottom.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:43 am:

Dallas, if possible I would try to save them, maybe a little penetrating oil or very carefully a little heat. Of course I'm a little crazy, I go to extremes to save anything original even the hardware.
On the wood cook stove we use all the time, I had to remove the oven door hinge panel to weld cracks. The whole stove had to come apart to get that panel off. A major job to say the least, so I know the feeling. Good luck.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 01:15 pm:

Of course I will try but some are rusted to about an 1/8 thick in the shank. Problem is in rotten wood with elevator bolts it messes up the head trying to get a grip.. I will chisel wood away to get a hold of the shank and save what I can. Too hard to find period hardware as I found out on the cab.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:28 pm:

That's some nice work !! Looks great!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zachary Carrico on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:21 pm:

This looks great! The 8 in 1 bed is a really neat item too.
If it is not too late I might suggest spacing the cab 1/2-3/4" from the firewall and hood. My hood is a pain to open, it can scrape the front of the cab and has to scrape the little metal molding used to deflect rain on the windshield as it is opened.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 07:30 pm:

Zachary, I think that is the nature of the beast. I know I will scratch mine soon. The hood is close to wood. I have looked at several original photos and that is the way they were.


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