smrNmcbm Shuklis '40 Ford
Phil Jensen
Bob Paeth

'40 Ford pickup (restorer:Mike Felix)

Before Restoration

After Restoration

This model was particularly filthy and had many parts that had become detached  from the body over the years. Dave utilized massive quantities of glue to assemble the  custom cab/box assembly and to attach that assembly to the fenders and then that  assembly to the frame.

Repairs: The front and rear bumper brackets had been broken and  repaired previous to my receipt of the model. Those repairs were crude and performed  probably more than once. The reassembly of these brackets and bumpers was done in such  a way that the radius of the bumpers (when viewed from above) is that of normal  bumper/brackets and that they are parallel to the ground. So the visual effect is that of  normal bumpers/brackets, however upon close inspection, it is obvious there has been  work performed on them. (keeping in the spirit of the restoration as to not make the  model better than the way it was built) The sidepipe on the drivers side was in multiple  pieces and reassembled.

Paint: Some minor touch up was given to the frame and the  interior.

Replaced Parts: The felt lining of the bed and running boards were too dirty to  be salvaged, so it was refitted with new felt. Three of the tools in the bed were almost  chrome less (pliers and two wrenches) and were replaced . The rear window was replaced  with new sheet plastic and was cut and glued to replicate the originals position and stray  glue mark.

Comments: The interface between the plastic cab and cardstock bed is in a delicate state. A piece of scrap plastic (hidden from view) has been added to the area on the drivers side  to help reinforce it. Care should be taken not to apply more than slight pressure to the area  as tragic consequence may result. The completed body assembly does not fit as snugly on  the frame as one might suspect. This replicates the way it appears Dave had put it  together. He routed the wiring between the frame and body assembly and therefore could  not secure the two assemblies snugly. (note in the Rick Hanmore photos how massive  quantities of glue were used to bridge the gap in the assemblies to hold the two together).  Significant effort was needed to keep the cab/box assembly together during the  disassembly for cleaning and the reassembly process.

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