I had to patch the area around my windshield too and I had to cut out the
bad areas with some small cutoff wheels in a pencil grinder and then bend my
own patches out of some sheet metal I bought at the hardware store. Try to
get some copper wedged up in back of the patch before you weld it back in
place and just be patient and weld slowly because the metal in that area is
not very thick.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Stone [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, August 15, 1999 5:37 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [oletrucks] Cab Repair
> Hi everyone. I've got a 50 cab in good shape overall, but there is
> rust-through at the bottom of the windshield frame track, on each side
> the point just even with the wiper mount outward. The rust runs about six
> inches out on each side. I've never seen a patch for that area of the cab.
> Same thing along the top of the rear window track. I'm learning body work
> the hard way! What have others done to fix this area? Second, how do you
> free up the vent assembly on the upper middle of the cab in front of the
> dash? The handle seems to push in fine, but the vent flap only goes up
> 1/8". Seems to bind in the mid-rear of the flap, at the center of the "V".
> I've used half a can of WD 40. Is there a fix for either of these short of
> bondoing everything up? Thanks for all the help! Mike Stone.
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