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#566133 - Sat Sep 06 2014 07:47 AM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Originally Posted By: Dr Dave
I am REALLY enjoying this post.
The process of decisions and discovering solutions is great!
Keep up the fantastic work!!


Thanks Dave I appreciate it. After I get the Fry finished I will begin a thread rebuilding my grandfather's Tok 39 short. It will go on the carport along with a gas station style garbage can and a rebuild air compressor from the same era (roughly). I am planning to do that set in Magnolia Gas. I want a different paint scheme than the Fry, and MG will give a nood to our state flower.

michael

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#566268 - Sat Sep 06 2014 07:48 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
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So it took a little trial and error but turns out the two bolt holes of the upper rear door also is 1/4 x 20. A dose of Marvel Mystery and a few passes with the tap brought them bake.


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#566270 - Sat Sep 06 2014 07:53 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
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Loc: Mississippi
Found some 1/4 bolts laying about so used the 1/4 die with a lock grip adjustable wrench to take the threads all the way down.


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#566273 - Sat Sep 06 2014 07:59 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Bolts were a little long so chopped them with a 4 1/2 grinder with a cutting disk and double check depth. Looks like they will work fine.


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#566278 - Sat Sep 06 2014 08:28 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
So gave the hacksaw blade idea out. Here is how it went. Took blade out of hack saw, placed tree in vise, opened beer. 20 min later blade broke in half, continued to use half of it. 30 min in beer gone and had barely scratched the tree, ok I had some decent grooves going but I was getting bored. What ends boredom? Power tools of course. Got the jig saw out. 10 min after that had made some good progress, then it's blade broke. Ok bad execution, but the idea was a sound one. Going to by another couple of blades tomorrow to continue. While waiting put the tree into a Evaporust wrap.


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#566298 - Sat Sep 06 2014 10:02 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
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Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
It seems that you have learned the utility of beer in this process, Michael.
Our mentor, Professor Bennett, would be pleased no doubt!

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#566314 - Sat Sep 06 2014 11:44 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave]
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He would have suggested using a bigger hammer.
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#566746 - Mon Sep 08 2014 01:30 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dave's Garage]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Globe came in, looks great.


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#566748 - Mon Sep 08 2014 01:32 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Making a template for the lower side doors.

Step one pick up 2 sheets of card stock from the dollar store near work.

Step 2 place one under the gap left by said missing door.


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#566749 - Mon Sep 08 2014 01:33 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Step 3 grab can of paint from paint locker and give it a quick try.


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#566750 - Mon Sep 08 2014 01:34 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Step 4 cut out template with trama shears in my medic bag in the truck.

Yes, it was arts and craft time in the shop yesterday.

Cut out temp from sheet steel and alum. Will try both out then decide what works best before cutting one for the other side.


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#566751 - Mon Sep 08 2014 01:42 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I would suggest a couple of metal reproduction doors. There are not expensive and will compliment your restoration. Just my humble opinion. Dave
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#566810 - Mon Sep 08 2014 07:11 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Catauladave]
st.rod Offline
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Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Have to agree!

Larry


Edited by st.rod (Mon Sep 08 2014 07:12 PM)
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#566862 - Mon Sep 08 2014 08:55 PM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: st.rod]
Dr Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Michael!!!! It seems you have now forgotten what you had learned. What important step have you left out here?!
(HINT....it rhymes with "here"!)
Dave

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#566957 - Tue Sep 09 2014 09:01 AM Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave]
F40LM Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 27 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Originally Posted By: Dr Dave
Michael!!!! It seems you have now forgotten what you had learned. What important step have you left out here?!
(HINT....it rhymes with "here"!)
Dave


LOL, never forget that. Will include it more often in my pics.

After working on my house site for a few hours after work yesterday I only had time to check out the front door decal that came in the mail. Gold with black outline. I know a little much but I am trying to match another 117 I have pics of.

michael


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