1926 S-26 IHC Custom


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Post Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:08 pm

1926 S-26 IHC Custom

I am really getting into the rebuilding mode this year, not much else to do with the winter here.

I just made the two doors, lots of machining to match the old model. Nice thing is I had two almost solid frames to work with.
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Post Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:24 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

I used a lot of expensive lumber, antique brackets from e-bay and a few lengths of angle and flat bar, but it turned out better than anticipated.

The metal was the cheapest portion, only took one 4 x 8 sheet of metal to make the fenders, apron and running board extensions.
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Post Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:02 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

That looks real nice.

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Post Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:54 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

That's a work of art! Incredible!!!!

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Post Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:33 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

Very impressive. I especially like your re-creation of the running boards. Well done!

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Post Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:52 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

Thanks, I don't see any of this as work. I am enjoying myself on this project.
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Post Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:43 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

Loving your work
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Post Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:04 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

Constructed a good chunk of the cab. Just waiting on more White Oak to finish.

Sorry some of the pictures are a bit blurry, it was really cold and my phone was a bit frozen.

My first though was the Beverly Hill Billie's truck, vehicle when I stripped off the old cab.
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Post Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:42 am

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

What an awesome project! Just think - working with wood and metal! Not many people have the skills to do both - successfully. Great results!!!!
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Post Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:28 pm

Re: 1926 S-26 IHC Custom

A few more pics of the cab, getting closer to the sanding stage.

I have worked a lot with both metals and wood, I have a few skills developed. Once the cab is framed, I am going to start bending the exterior metal skins. That's the easy part, then I have to remove all the body rivets and start pounding out the imperfections in the front fenders. The paint is not a problem, I have painted a lot of vehicles in my days, its the engine teardown and replace all the gaskets that I am dreading. I have not rebuilt an engine in over 10 years, and this engine does not have the tork specs available so its going to be a slow process researching the allows, threads and position in the motor. I have talked to the automotive professors here and all they could tell me was that there is info on the threads, I have already gotten that info on this forum (actually I got more from your guys than the professors here?).

I have purchased an ST5 carb for the engine, and I am ordering a kit from Jon to rebuild it. I have torn it all apart and cleaned it, so its ready for when the kit arrives.
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