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 Posted: Wed Jan 19th, 2022 02:25 pm
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Early truckers must have been a hardy bunch,
driving in the rain, summer heat, and winter snow and cold. 

They drove without power steering in the early days, too.

One of my favorite old films is "They Drive By Night." 
It shows a lot of old trucks.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 19th, 2022 06:46 pm
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David Laughery wrote:
Early truckers must have been a hardy bunch,
driving in the rain, summer heat, and winter snow and cold. 

They drove without power steering in the early days, too.


I remember this time...

Had a "conventional" ("Snoot") truck in the late seventies,
it was loud, hot in summer and cold in winter,
had stiff springs, bad brakes,
and an 260 hp engine, when others already had 400+

But I had a 16 speed transmission and power steering.

HA !




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You ever drive a team of horses ?


Pulling a wagon is ten times harder than driving even an old truck.

Trust a rancher that does both for a living.


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The fenders are black and the cab and bed are primed,
but I like the grey on the 1928 Chevy Commercial. 
I may keep it as the color. 

The C cab project sits behind. 

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Dave, why not ?

Have done this several times with interurban roofs...
Had also primered them with light gray.

A gray roof is fine for many cars,
so why add another coat.




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Thanks, Gerold. 

If I keep the primer color,
I would give it a spray of Gloss coat,
to match the shiny fenders. 

I am still deciding. 

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Today I finished the 1928 Chevy Commercial. 

I decided to keep the primer as the final color,
and gave it a coat of Gloss Coat,
to give enough shine to match the semi-gloss of the fenders.

Since I didn't have a mechanical attachment for the cab and bed,
I used a lot of Aileen's Tacky Glue inside the cab and under the bed,
to hold it all together. 

I'll wait a week to see how well it holds.

Thanks for following along. 
This has been a fun project. 

Regards, Dave L.  





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Looks good,
colors fit together nicely.

Would you dare to add a separate door handle ?

You might drill only a small hole in the bulge,
and add a handle made from brass rod,
bent and filed to shape.




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I do think I will paint the handles silver,
and the hood latches, too. 

Drilling a small hole would be very hard for me,
but it would look great with a handle as you describe. 

Thanks for the suggestion, Gerold.

:Salute:

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David Laughery wrote:
I do think I will paint the handles silver,
and the hood latches, too.

Drilling a small hole would be very hard for me


Ok... got it.

It's no longer so easy for me as it was ten years ago.

All those Walthers cars that came without grab irons and holes,
enjoyed to do this THEN.




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