Another unique repair

Another unique repair

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:43 pm

Just had this come into the shop:
04-25-13_Shop_Pics 008.JPG
(201.89 KiB) Viewed 25 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]41799[/nepathumb]


We have to repair and repaint the lfet front fender and side rocker panel. The clear coat is peeling from the base color.

Evidently somebody did not do something right. We will take care of it and do it properly.
04-25-13_Shop_Pics 011.JPG
(160.97 KiB) Viewed 13 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
More peeling
[nepathumb]41801[/nepathumb]

04-25-13_Shop_Pics 009.JPG
(143.2 KiB) Viewed 12 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Peeling clear coat
[nepathumb]41800[/nepathumb]



I bet whistle nut and that old guy from Freetown remember when this was new !!!!! :nana: :rofl: toothy



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:53 pm

Update..............

Now we will be painting the rear fender as well. Told customer that we will have to raise the cab to remove the rocker panel. He asked if I could touch up the rear fender ?
I said why cheap out ?? You have a nice vehicle, let's keep it nice.

So every black panel will be refinished on the driver's side.


Going to have to take more pics.

For those who don't know, the fuel tank is right in front of the windshield. The fuel tank outlet is directly below the dash in the interior of the vehicle. Then it passes through the firewall back out to the engine. Not a good thing to be smoking in this vehicle.......



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:55 am

"I bet whistle nut and that old guy from Freetown remember when this was new !!!!! "

Ha...they dont just remember it... they use to run moonshine in it :lol:

In some way it must be easier to do body work on an old iron horse like that then the thin kaka of today?
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun May 05, 2013 9:45 pm

So I paint the parts. They came out really nice. i was quite proud of how they looked. Had a little issue with the existing paint as I didn't want to strip everything to bare. After discussing it with BASF technical department a suggestion was made to coat with an isolater like a waterborn primer. Did that and as I said it worked real well.

Customer stopped by and said to not even buff the panels to remove the 3 dust specks in them.

So Friday comes around and it is install the parts day. Had a little issue trying to line up the front headlamp brace mounting bar. Reamed the holes and we were good to go.

They finish the install, take it outside to give it a sponge bath prior to calling the customer to pick it up. They tell me it is all done. I go outside to inspect it and notice a piece of fender n=beading sitting in the bed of the truck. I ask where it belongs, and get blank stares and "I don't know!!" Now if they took it off the truck, they should remember where it came from, right ?? After I walk around it, I notice that it belongs in between the fender and the lower cowl.

Upon further inspection, I NOTICE SCRATCHES WHERE THE FRONT FENDER MEETS THE ROCKER AND ALSO NEAR THE REAR FENDER !!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH. And the scratches are so deep I can see the primer underneath the paint.

This is where my comments should be posted in flame suit central !!!! Suffice it to say that I was not pleased............ :mad: :taz: :bang:

I directed them to install the beading and touch up the scratches.

I'm told that it is fixed. I notice the scratches are still there. I ask about them and I hear, "Oh were we supposed to do that too ??" That was when I really went balistic !!!!

Needless to say, they have tomorrow off without pay. I will fix it my damn self. And they get 1 more chance before I am working solo again !!!!!!!


Hey F Fred, get them fields plowed and head south, I got a job for you.......... Smitty, it is only a short 5 hour drive down I-95 if you don't have anything to do.......




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 06, 2013 6:33 am

Well, being it's not in Flame Suit--I'll just add my comments on your employee's work on that truck---OH---SHUCKS, DARN--- Like you Rick, I don't get people anymore :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: multiscope On: Mon May 06, 2013 7:05 am

Ford had no problems with the gas tanks on the Model A's unlike the later pintos
multiscope
 
Baseburners & Antiques: ruby rosemont baseburner by floyd wells
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: gas forced air
Stove/Furnace Make: Floyd, Wells & co
Stove/Furnace Model: ruby rosemont

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:15 am

DAMN Rick -- If I was closer I'd work for ya in a heartbeat. I'd have lost my mind too - I can only imagine.

Good help IS tough to find these days. One of the main reasons I work alone. ;)


SWEET truck though. That's exactly what I want to own .... if I can ever find one priced BELOW Barret-Jackson standards .... :x :roll:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Another unique repair

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon May 06, 2013 2:24 pm

What do you mean "probably remember this...." Hell we still drive them!!! Installed a LS-1 with a six speed now, 10 ply tires to keep her stable and air ride because we have joint issues..... Nothing better than an old fart cruising around with 500 HP on tap. I'll bet you clowns don't remember seeing them in the average driveway; I sure do.. Chains on the Model A back in the day for Winter and 'Mud Season'....... Heck, they are still skiing at Killington, Jay Peak, Sugarbush.....The Headwall in Tuckerman's Ravine........

I would like a few volunteers to help feed the 'Black Flies'. It is a 'bumpa crop' this spring, and even the Good Humor Man is fuming!!!! Yes I'm still burning, no, no outfires; no overheating, no back drafts. Only using about 25 lbs a day if anyone wants to know, and it is 38 ish in the mornings, but nice and sunny by 10. :shock: :!: :alone: :stretcher: bop2

PS: Fred will be at NE Dragway in June with the Supa-Mod Quad Turbo 8-N. Who would have guessed that rig would be a 10 second open cockpit rig. We may have to bungee cord the cowboy hat to meet safety regs......
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB