Re: Starting on the '50

Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:02 am

Engine finally mounted on the torque tube thanks to a rainy day. I have bushing for the steering, but this shaft does not look so good. The other spot that shows a little corrosion is where the steering gear rides on the bronze flange bushing. For the number of hours I will be using this, it probably does not matter.

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Re: Starting on the '50

Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:50 pm

Another little project, the steering wheel. Cheap enough to buy, but fun to restore. I ground open the cracks and filled them with epoxy putty. I sanded the spokes and primed and sealed them when I was painting other parts. This finish coat is rattle can hammertone paint. Next I will mask off the center section and prime the wheel with a filler primer and sand it until the wheel is smooth. It was very weather beaten and when you touched it your hands were covered from black residue. I'll shoot it with glossy black for a nice hard finish.
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Re: Starting on the '50

Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:00 am

nice!