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#1213812 - Wed Apr 19 2017 08:54 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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1951 Chevy Suburban
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#1214035 - Thu Apr 20 2017 08:51 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Looking good man!
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1941 Chevy Suburban
1949 GMC Suburban
1945 GMC half ton truck
1946 Chevy COE

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#1214108 - Fri Apr 21 2017 09:53 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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I hate weatherstrip adhesive. Quite messy. It doesn't help that my tube of black was no longer effective. Luckily, my tube of yellow was up to the task. Tried something different. Tried to mask of the area that I didn't want to have glue get on. Worked reasonably well.

Except for installing the windows, I'm about done with the back doors. The paint and body work turned out the way I wanted on the inside. The exterior could use a little more smoothing. I did a temporary fix for the everlasting drooping handle. I ground off about 3/16" from the tip and coated the raw end with some silver paint. Now it clears the door panel. I've fitted the window rubber, now I just need to superglue the ends together. When I removed the tail light at the beginning of the project, I yanked a wire out of the socket, so that needed repair. I soldered a new contact to the offending wire. Then did the same to the good wire so both would match height wise inside the socket.

Car show season is upon me. I definitely have push truck duty in June and at the end of September. In fact, I was supposed to take it for push car duty on May 4, 5 and 6 in Tucson but plans changed and I will be hauling a really nice shoebox Ferd for a friend. I also want to drive it as the weather is nice. But that roof and the hood are calling to me!! They both want to be ground down and coated with that nice Southern Polyurethane Epoxy Primer!! Guess I have some scheduling and decisions to make!

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#1214162 - Fri Apr 21 2017 07:15 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Your doing good work, Mark. I also cut a 1/4" off my rear door handle and shot it with some chrome paint. Heck, you never see the end anyway! The handle was so close without cutting it. Smart move....continue on and continue keeping us updated!!
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#1214259 - Sat Apr 22 2017 06:32 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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The first time I got rear glass rubber from Classic Parts, the stuff was somewhat hard. When I installed the glass, a lot of the inner lip tore off. I wasn't afraid the glass was going to fall out, so I just left it. This time around, the rubber I bought from Classic seemed to be softer. I laid it in the opening and cut it 1/2" longer than needed. I superglued the two ends together. I also opted for new glass with green tint to match my windshield glass. The glass installed without using any kind of lube. Pretty easy morning. Reattached the rear apron and bumper. Time to unload all the Pergo I put in there to store and make the Burb fit in the shop. I'm also going to wash it and dust out the inside. I have a Sunday microbrewery/car show to go to tomorrow. So I might as well drive it there!

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#1214296 - Sat Apr 22 2017 10:57 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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BTW, Alvin. The difference between new glass and the old is night and day!
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#1214764 - Tue Apr 25 2017 10:52 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Thanks for the response, Mark. I don't have the need now but somewhere down the road I may put new in. Thanks for the update. They are always welcomed.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

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#1214875 - Yesterday at 06:37 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Replaced the drivers cargo door bumper and took one of my old side handles, applied Alvin's Tech Tip, and converted it to make a non-droopy cargo door handle. Instead of a grinder, I had a new toy to play with. A mill/drill. So I chucked in an end mill, made 4 flats, then took it to the final fitting with my die grinder and a sanding disc. Fits super snug!

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1951 Chevy Suburban
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#1214910 - Yesterday at 09:27 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Where did you find the cargo door bumper? Nice work.
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"ODSS book club librarian"

1941 Chevy Suburban
1949 GMC Suburban
1945 GMC half ton truck
1946 Chevy COE

http://s1291.beta.photobucket.com/user/TrknGMC/media/IMG_1873_zpsd16f64ec.mp4.html?sort=3&o=0

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#1214925 - Yesterday at 10:23 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]
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Phillip, its been a while but I got mine from Steele Rubber. Kind of expensive for one little rubber bumper but they were the only one I found to have them. Paid over ten bucks 4 years ago.

...Mark, if you found them somewhere else please clue us in. I have a friend that will need a couple soon.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

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I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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