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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1429480 Sun Nov 07 2021 07:43 PM
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too many projects...

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1430408 Tue Nov 16 2021 11:50 PM
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Probably last warm (70 degrees) day in Kansas City for the next 4-5 months. So played some hooky from work and did a quick once over with CLR, a scotch Brite and some paste was. Come spring I'll finish the roof and tryout the linseed oil method.

I've also read an old hotrod article where they used Zep floor sealer.

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1430742 Sat Nov 20 2021 02:44 AM
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Prepping for new front and back glass/gaskets. POR-15 to the rescue on a some surface rust and about a 1.5 inch rust hole in the upper right. I'm trying the old paper towel and POR-15 trick to reinforce the pinch weld. Will follow up with some high quality seam sealer once its dried and cured well.

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1430793 Sat Nov 20 2021 05:04 PM
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Paper towel? I heard of por 15 and fibreglass cloth but not paper towel.


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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
KEVINSKI #1430837 Sun Nov 21 2021 01:44 AM
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Yes, paper towel. When POR-15 came out years ago, I remember watching a demonstration at a Swap Meet where they used both a paper towel & fiberglass mesh.. A friend of mine was working on a small patch in a floor pan. He tried it out on a section he had already cut out. Painted, used a blue shop paper towel, thew it in the scrap pile and it was there for 6 or 7 years later and was just then starting to delaminate. POR isn't UV protected.

Since this was on the windshield pinch weld and only a short section, I felt the paper towel would work fine, followed by a very good quality seam sealer to finish out the shape, and I can install the glass/rubber without issues & leaks.

Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1430850 Sun Nov 21 2021 05:09 AM
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I sure wouldn't depend on POR-15 for that, whether with a paper towel or fiberglass cloth. If you're going to do something like that, use an epoxy filler like JB Weld (and fiberglass cloth).


Kevin
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Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1431061 Tue Nov 23 2021 01:57 PM
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Finally got the passenger door glass frame restored with new glass. Kind of a pain in the rear, but once in, looks great.

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1431063 Tue Nov 23 2021 02:01 PM
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Like a lot of car guys/gals, I have a few projects. A couple plymouth roadrunners, a GTX, and this oddball 56 Jag XK140 Roadster that used to belong to friends of the family. When I look at the Jags engine that started in 1949 and ended in early 2000's, I think that it is one of the most beautiful inline-6s ever made with an awesome sound. Aluminum head, hemispherical crossflow design, and double overhead cam.

Hard to believe the 216/235's are from the same era.

I have a spare 3.4 liter engine and thought it would be a perfect fit for an AD truck along with a simple 5speed conversion.

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1431111 Tue Nov 23 2021 10:56 PM
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Chrispy, GoodOnYou! I used to leave the bonnet open on my '62 E-Type just so I could see that beautiful 3.8 dual overhead cam piece of art. I'll have to ease my way into visualizing a 3.4 in one of our ADs. It'd definitely be one of a kind.

The above said, I trust someone would lean over the fender, give it a quick look and state "yep, my best friend's Dad/Granddad/neighbor/uncle/cousin/brother had one just like it". smile

RonR

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Re: 1951 3100 pickup
chrispy #1431124 Wed Nov 24 2021 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by chrispy
Hard to believe the 216/235's are from the same era.

I agree. That is a beautiful engine. I guess the farmers didn’t need that eye candy!


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