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Old 07-02-2014, 09:09 AM
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I still say you need a silhouette of a tree stump on the side of the hood like a WWII aircraft nose.
Maybe I should have a decal made...
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I still say you need a silhouette of a tree stump on the side of the hood like a WWII aircraft nose.

Something like this?

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So I posted this in my thread about "What's missing from my accelerator linkage" but I want to record it here as well. If you already saw it in the other thread, I apologize for wasting your time.

Betsy came to me without a gas pedal. (sounds like the opening of a dime novel). Anyway, I didn't know what the gas pedal linkage was supposed to look like, and the diagram in the Parts Catalog was pretty small. But others on here straightened me out, and Ray (raytasch) actually sent me the needed parts to correct it. You rock Ray!

The existing broken spring was packed with dirt, so it didn't resemble a spring to me. But I sprayed some WD-40 on it and cleaned it up enough to find an end to pull on. So Out with the old and in with the new. The pedal's far enough off the floor to put a new boot on it now.

Here are the before and after pics...

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Learning something new about this truck every day...

And I took her out for a drive today with my new dog Riley riding shotgun... No pics, my hands were full.
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I assume now you have about another half of the throttle to lay down some rubber, eh?! You'll be surprised how much noise the boot will eliminate!
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I assume now you have about another half of the throttle to lay down some rubber, eh?! You'll be surprised how much noise the boot will eliminate!
Yeah, I'm looking for more tree stumps to pull with all that extra pedal! Too bad they closed down the local drag strip...
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Looking for suggestions

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to repair the "cardboard" firewall cover in my truck? I realize it's 63 years old and probably rotting. But do I have to replace the whole thing or can it be repaired somehow?

This is the only section that's damaged. I'm wondering if the stock rubber floor mat will cover this area...

EDIT: OK, I looked through all eight of my catalogs, and none of them show the original firewall cover I've got. Everything is fiberglass or ABS. I also looked at the online catalogs and included Chuck's Trucks with the same results. So I guess no one sells the original...

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