Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by wc56daveyboy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:33 pm

Zeph. We're did you find the distro rebuild kit?

I need those bushings to rebuild one of mine

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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by zepher11 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 am

wc56daveyboy wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:32 pm
I had a very similiar hole in my dash( aka radio cutout I believe!)

It actually made more sense to break the spot welds and other bead weld to remove the old dash and replace with another donor dash.

Mind u I didnt do that work!

I have a good freind who is a body man who did the replacement. It was his idea. He actually said it was easier to replace the entire dash then Try and weld in and graft in a piece like this
It certainly looks a lot worse in the photos than the naked eye for sure. Likely due to the flash. I think by the time I'm done with it, most won't even notice it. However, I may have a spare dash out there, so something to think about. I hadn't looked at the dash to totally replace it. Might be a good option if I can't get it to the point I can live with it.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Zeph. We're did you find the distro rebuild kit?

I need those bushings to rebuild one of mine
John at MWM has the distributor kits.
Zeph

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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by zepher11 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:43 pm

I continued on with the window box construction project. Had to manually bend the top stiffening bend. Had to bend it over about 3/8's of an inch. If I bent it prior to all the multiple bends, it just wouldn't work out. All of the other bends, taxed my limited skills as they are:

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Welding up the lower section so it doesn't leak. May look for some type of water proof sealant to paint on the inside. Not sure what:

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Had to weld the inner channels prior to welding on the cover holding tabs:

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With the lower cover holding tab all welded on here:

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Complete with the inner window channels installed.

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Test fit:

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Also was able to reuse the original brass drain nipple:

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Amazing how little solder the factory guys used to install the nipples for a water tight fit. I think I used enough solder to complete about 50 trucks on one nipple!:

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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by chibobber » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:56 am

Zeph,
I would use some type of bed liner or try Flex-Seal. It comes in different forms,tape,liquid and spray.This may make application easier. Just some ideas with no experience with the product.You could also try automotive seam sealer (applies with a caulk gun or brush on).Seam sealer may come in handy for other areas of the body.(Along the floor to body line,etc)
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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by zepher11 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 pm

chibobber wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:56 am
Zeph,
I would use some type of bed liner or try Flex-Seal. It comes in different forms,tape,liquid and spray.This may make application easier. Just some ideas with no experience with the product.You could also try automotive seam sealer (applies with a caulk gun or brush on).Seam sealer may come in handy for other areas of the body.(Along the floor to body line,etc)
Bob
I'm thinking you're on it with the seam sealer. Brush on type would be the best I suppose. I think I will seal, then prime and paint the boxes. Of course, I guess I will need to read the instructions on how the sealer would be applied. It appears the original window boxes had some primer or something applied before they rusted through and disintegrated.
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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by chibobber » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:36 pm

Zeph,
Eastwood has a couple of you tube videos on seam sealing.I may be wrong on the brushing.May have to use a bondo type squeege set up.
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Re: Zeph's Dodge WC26 Carryall Restoration

Post by zepher11 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 pm

chibobber wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Zeph,
Eastwood has a couple of you tube videos on seam sealing.I may be wrong on the brushing.May have to use a bondo type squeege set up.
Bob
I'll see if I can find them.
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