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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...
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.
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...
Awesome!! My next suggestion would have been for you to tell you wife how difficult it was, then have her go to the garage and watch you do it. The clips would almost fall into place with her watching. Betsy would do that to you just so see your wife give you "that look" and walk off shaking her head.
Actually, my son came over and helped me with part of the installation. But it was not going well, so we quit. He had the idea that if the clips were installed first and we could loosen them, we could slide the trim over them into place. But we couldn't make them loose enough to slide the trim freely.
Then I improvised using his idea and some cable ties. That loosened up the clips enough to slide on the trim.
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