70th Division wrote: ↑
Fri May 06, 2022 9:05 am
I hope you are doing well out there !!
Any updates on your Command Car, and the new barn ?
Have you moved your other project vehicles there yet ?
It must be nice
Not a lot on the Command Car. Been busy. I did get the new shop final inspection approved, so it's done! So excited. I have decided to paint the floor with epoxy since I will be primarily parking vehicles in there that leak. They saw cut the concrete in ten 12' x 15' sections. I have to clean all the dust and dirt out of there. I tried to hose it out, but all 10 of those sections are bird baths and the door is at one end. I've spent a few days trying to wash it out and then squeegee all the water out. What a workout.
Then I etched it in small sections and then tried hosing all of that out. Another major workout. I let it dry and it still has dust and dirt on the concrete, so I'm thinking of trying a pressure washer next. It's taken a lot of time, but hopefully I can get it clean where I can actually paint it.
Plus, now that the shop is done, I'm starting a kitchen remodel, and converting the attached garage into a craft room for my wife. It's the least I can do, eh?
I did finally get another VC radiator from John B. at Midwest Military. Had it shipped out and the radiator shop was able to use the upper tank off of it. They used one of the original cores I had brought in with this tank and now have a sealed radiator! They said don't put over a 2lb radiator cap on it as it's a little sketchy, but it's a radiator for now. They had mercy on me for all the time they spent on it. I think overall was only out about $600 for everything.
I stuck the radiator that on the core support of the VC chassis today. Immediately noticed that it's amazingly taller off the ground to the top of the tank than my half-tons and the 3/4 ton Command Car in the background in the one photo below. Plus that 3/4 ton is on jack stands! The VC must be a beast. I measured it and I think the front grill cover will be about 10-12 inches higher than my half-ton Dodge WC's. That's pretty cool:
Also, spring time here, so been mowing my property as well as a few others. With the lack of rain, everything is dried out about a month sooner than normal. Need everything mowed due to fire danger. Just a part of life here. Wouldn't be so bad if they could stop people from setting fires. Fingers crossed for a decent fire year this year.