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Re: [oletrucks] Replacing Wood bed

To: "Steven R. Goss" <Steve@AZscholarships.org>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Replacing Wood bed
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 22:33:55 -0600
Steve, to remove the water valve, just turn it 90 and it will pass right
through the firewall hole. Oh yeah, the heater hoses must be off, first.As
for the cable, you can soak it in a pan of solvent or even just spray it
with wd40 with a shop towel behind it ti catch the overspray. The cables
bracket is attached by a 3/8ths nut. An ignition wrench works well and so
does a " ratchet. The switch is a touchy thing. You must be VERY carefull
when you bend the tabs back to open the case up. That is usually the most
difficult part of the repair. Be carefull not to spill parts from inside the
switch. The contacts can be cleaned up with an ink eraser from an ink pen.
Many times the contacts are just pitted. i have 2 different switches from a
deluxe heater. one is a 2 speed flip switch and the other is a rotory one. i
dont know if either is stock or a replacement.

"Steven R. Goss" wrote:

> Hello fellow ole truckers,
>
> Since I am new at this and rather excited about the prospect of
> restoring my 55 series 2,  I am need of your advice again. So far I have
>
> got the horn, the hand throttle, and the original radio working... which
>
> none of these have operated in the last 30 years. Thanks to many of your
>
> emails.
>
> Now I am in the process of replacing the bed with a oak replacement bed
> from American truck classics. I ordered the stainless steel center
> strips and the stainless  corner strips (unfortantly I was not aware
> that
> the old ones are welded on).
>
> Is there anything I should keep in mind when I replace this? Also how
> hard is it to replace the edge strips with stnls stl strips?
>
> Since I have the bed off I would like to clean up the rusted frame
> underneath. Is there a efficient way to do this?  Here in Arizona rust
> is not really a problem. Any suggestions?
>
> Also... I need to fix the switch and cables for the deluxe heater. How
> do you access this to work on it. I removed the two screw that hold the
> control plate in but it seems to hang up trying to pull it out.
>
> Steve
>
> --
> Steven R. Goss
> Arizona Scholarship Fund
> http://www.Azscholarships.org
> mailto:Steve@Azscholarships.org
>
> --
> Steven R. Goss
> Arizona Scholarship Fund
> http://www.Azscholarships.org
> mailto:Steve@Azscholarships.org
>
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