Top wood replacement

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s147881
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Top wood replacement

Post by s147881 » April 8th, 2018, 5:03 pm

When removing my old wood I found a mastic/tar substance between the wood and metal. Is this original? Is it necessary?

Stakebed
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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by Stakebed » April 9th, 2018, 5:10 am

i think i was told it was dum dum. kind of a crude RTV/weather sealer of its time. Im betting there is a more modern better sealer people use but dont know what it is.

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by Neil Wilson » April 9th, 2018, 9:13 am

s147881 wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 5:03 pm
When removing my old wood I found a mastic/tar substance between the wood and metal. Is this original? Is it necessary?
It is original and necessary if your cab will ever be in the weather or washed 8)

Fit all the wood first. I used roofing tar on the final installation and cleaned up excess. Everything must be clean for painting. For the 82-A closed cab, the rear roof rail is most important since water can run inward due to the upward flange of the rear panels.
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s147881
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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by s147881 » April 9th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Ok great.

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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by bobmay1 » April 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm

s147881 wrote:Ok great.
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Put cab on today- will be removing old wood and installing new wood with roofing cement this week.



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Ulysses6
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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by Ulysses6 » April 15th, 2018, 3:13 pm

bobmay1 wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm
s147881 wrote:Ok great.
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Put cab on today- will be removing old wood and installing new wood with roofing cement this week.
nice.

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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by Langan » April 19th, 2018, 10:35 am

Look like it is going to be a great truck

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Re: Top wood replacement

Post by s147881 » April 19th, 2018, 3:37 pm

All rust but mostly solid. Been cleaning gas tank today. Removed it and scraped some rust loose from bottom. Vacuumed and poured in 35 1/2 nuts. I have been rolling and sloshing all day. Do it for a couple of minutes then rest while doing something else. Cleaning up pretty good. Will continue till tomorrow afternoon and then seal it.

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