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  • About tbm3fan
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Restoration of: cameras, dial phones, cars, warbirds and aircraft carriers followed by travel and photography.
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Country of Residence
    Current Mileage
    150,000 - 199,999
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
  • Signature
    1965 F-100 390-2V
    1968 Cougar 302-4V
    1968 Mustang 289-2V
    1967 Parklane 410-4V / 1973 Dodge Polara
    1943 USS Hornet/1945 TBM3E Avenger


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  • Last Activity: 05-14-2019 12:41 AM
  • Join Date: 07-01-2006
  • Referrals: 1


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  1. CudaChick1968
    06-01-2013 03:10 PM - permalink
    Mike, in addition to my reply to your post, I wanted to take a second to also thank you personally for your wonderful introduction to my shop in your "Customizing" thread, Customizing - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums. Unfortunately, I'm getting bodyslammed by the moderators at every turn it seems so I probably won't hang around here too much. I do very much appreciate you trying though!!! Don't hesitate to hit me up if I can help you out with your restorations.
  2. Roger C
    03-10-2013 10:25 PM - permalink
    Is that the TBM at Pensacola? Pretty cool museum. Whent down there to see a girlfriend who was going to school there when I got a 96 hour Liberty from Camp LeJeune in I think '85 . The museum had a scoreboard of the hornet there. Pretty Impressive My dad was on CV10 about '54 '55 discharged from the Yorktown in Bremerton. I wish I went to see the Yorktown when I was in the Marines. A Gunny in my Battalion was in the decomissioning ceremony on the 10. My dad missed movement in Manila so they flew him to the ship on a Turkey. TBM's in the 1950's were used as shipboard
    transports like the C2 Whales are used now.
  3. SixtySix Ford
    09-30-2010 11:27 AM - permalink
    Hey do you have PM's? I would like to show you some pics of my P-40 and AT-6 sometime.
  4. seizure66
    09-12-2010 02:59 AM - permalink
    Might try to get some extree clips too....
  5. seizure66
    09-08-2010 08:22 AM - permalink
    Think this will work to re-shape an existing headliner?

    (.......process involving ammonia to bend wood up to a 1/4" thick. Water and steam had been used to achieve limited flexibility when used with extensive mechanical force. Cellulose and the cross linking of it is what makes wood strong by using water molecules with the hydrogen bond on sites between cellulose chains. Ammonia is a scavenger of water and the idea was that ammonia would scavenge water, break the cross link bonds and allow the cellulose chains to slide over one another making the wood flexible. Extreme mechanical force is not needed and the effect is temporary. When the ammonia evaporates water vapor will reestablish cross linking and rigidity. Cardboard is cellulose.)

    I like the idea, thanks for all your help!
  6. berry1234
    08-06-2010 04:52 PM - permalink
    I am just curious how your results were with Rust Reformer from Rust-Oleum.
  7. Trog59
    07-01-2010 03:25 PM - permalink
    would you happen to have a wiring diagram for a 65 F100 Instrument panel and dashboard? My son and I just picked up our 65 and ordered the shop manuals but they wont be here for another week. If you can help My e-mail address is : [email protected]

  8. CropDusterMan
    06-30-2010 01:15 PM - permalink
    Hi tbm3fan,

    I've been reading your posts about instalation of the headliner in the 65 (mine's a 66) Ford Pick-up, and I've found it to be ultra informative...thanks for the tip on Amonia and water for softening the board for flex...I'm going to tackle it later today.
    All the best,
  9. 05-06-2010 08:47 PM - permalink
    any y i can appy tp be a volltire on the hornet
  10. IsoGrifo
    11-21-2009 02:03 AM - permalink
    I gotta ask, how the hell did you get an avenger? If I had some (Lots rather) of money I've been dreaming about a f6f hellcat!

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