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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave] #566133
Sat Sep 06 2014 05:47 AM
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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.

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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566268
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566270
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566273
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566278
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566298
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It seems that you have learned the utility of beer in this process, Michael.
Our mentor, Professor Bennett, would be pleased no doubt!

Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave] #566314
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He would have suggested using a bigger hammer.


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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dave's Garage] #566746
Mon Sep 08 2014 11:30 AM
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Globe came in, looks great.

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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566748
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566749
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Step 3 grab can of paint from paint locker and give it a quick try.

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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566750
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: F40LM] #566751
Mon Sep 08 2014 11:42 AM
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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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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Catauladave] #566810
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Have to agree!

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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: st.rod] #566862
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Michael!!!! It seems you have now forgotten what you had learned. What important step have you left out here?!
(HINT....it rhymes with "here"!)
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Re: A novice rebuilds a Fry 117. [Re: Dr Dave] #566957
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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.

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