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The fabrication of putting the back end back on is spectacular!

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Old 05-18-2016, 07:15 PM
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Looks like it was extended. Was that due to damage and repaired or done for other reasons?
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it was originally a USAF machine out of Alaska, and while up north, the air force folks took the back of the body off, it was used as a flatbed tucker ( 742 ) to transport materials and goods around the base, very lucky the rear body was put back on the tucker, even though, poorly done, now the fine folks at tucker inc, will refab the body back to original specs
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which hemi engine did those use we have ne up here that is hemi powered I also know of a I hemi I believe it is a 330 with 2 barrel carb and a waterpump attached to it.
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the 1956 tucker freighters, used the chrysler industrial 331 cubic inch engine with a 5 speed transmission. these engines also were used as power plants, water pumps, air sirens, generators, etc etc etc
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The 1953 Tucker 743 that I have has the Hemi and a automatic transmission of sorts governor controlled shift shifters on the tree and yes they are thirsty
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:09 PM
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thanks that's quite the history..should educational watching them restore this one.
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it was originally a USAF machine out of Alaska, and while up north, the air force folks took the back of the body off, it was used as a flatbed tucker ( 742 ) to transport materials and goods around the base, very lucky the rear body was put back on the tucker, even though, poorly done, now the fine folks at tucker inc, will refab the body back to original specs
Any thoughts (from anyone) as to why they would leave a two inch gap when reattaching the back to the front? Instead of putting them back together & sealing the frame tubes?
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Any thoughts (from anyone) as to why they would leave a two inch gap when reattaching the back to the front? Instead of putting them back together & sealing the frame tubes?
it was far easier to do it that way,

lack of skills and thought?

no rewards for doing it right?

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Any thoughts (from anyone) as to why they would leave a two inch gap when reattaching the back to the front? Instead of putting them back together & sealing the frame tubes?
ah, mr net, thought i would ask how your tucker is coming along?
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:12 PM
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Any thoughts (from anyone) as to why they would leave a two inch gap when reattaching the back to the front? Instead of putting them back together & sealing the frame tubes?
This was great fore thought on the part of the "craftsmen" who put her back together. If they had welded it back correctly, who would have thought to cut the frame open so that the inside of all the frame tubes can be fogged to prevent any further rust from the inside out. Thanks to the folks from Medford, this Freighter will live forever.
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Rock & Roll 2 has been getting a little attention. It's starting to look a little better.

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The freighter is getting a little attention.

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A lot of rust hidden on that machine, looks like the right time to restore.
If you look closely at the photos you'll see it isn't so much rust as galvanic corrosion. That happens when you put two dissimilar metals in contact with one another, in this case aluminum and steel, with nothing to separate them.

In a thread from a few years ago I brought this issue up and posted some photos of what we found under the skin of a Tucker we were working on.
http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/show...anic+corrosion

Whenever my sno-cat buddy and I work on a Tucker and remove an aluminum skin, we take the time to remove the rust and prime the steel before re-riveting the skin back on. That mere coat of primer is enough to break any chemical bond. It highlights Ben Franklin's quote "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:24 AM
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Holey frame Batman! Looks like it will be new again. Do you coat the inside of the frame with the fog in paint? Good work men.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:47 PM
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I can hardly wait to see how this one turns out!
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Here is an update of the freighter.

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Getting started on the roof.

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I'm assuming you are going to weld that section in?
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