Undercoating is a way for your state to get away with vandalism. If you put salt
on the road and the states truck rusted, you can bet your last dollar they would
sue you. I say, sue your state for allowing a corrosive chemical to be dumped on
the roads. Its downright criminal to salt the roads. It is a killer to anything
growing on the road's edge, pollutes the enviorment and the water table. The
morons in New Mexico want to drive on ice or right after a 3 foot snow like
For sound deadening, why not insulate the inside of the cab?
> It may be different on the earlier models, but the TFs already had brass
> bushings (or is this another hack from the previous owner?). I don't see
> anything wrong with the idea. As far as the undercoating thing, I think it's
> good stuff. Yes, it is very hard to remove, but I don't plan to do that in
> the near future. It really helps quiet the road noise. My cab was an echo
> chamber without the undercoating, much quieter with it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Barry Heigher <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 10:08 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Clutch and Brake Levers
> > While I have the truck in a million pieces, it seems a
> > good time to rework the clutch and brake levers among
> > the myriad of other things. The levers rock sideways
> > slightly but enough to have caused wear in the
> > firewall openings. My thought was to remove the levers
> > and have them reamed out and then have a bushing
> > pressed in place. I am thinking a bronze bushing, but
> > not really sure why.
> > I would appreciate some feedback on this idea or I'd
> > like to hear about any other method one of you may
> > have tried.
> > Currently the cab is on its nose on the shop floor and
> > I am cleaning the underneath in preparation for
> > undercoating. All four lower corners had the typical
> > rusted out sections which I repaired with laminations
> > of fiberglass and bondo fill (I can hear the groans of
> > despair). Turned out looking good, longevity is
> > another matter. If it eventually falls apart, then I
> > guess I will have a new project.
> > Thanks -- Barry
> > '47 3100
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