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Old 09-20-2017, 11:01 PM
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:10 PM
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I am desperately looking for weatherstripping tape, the rubber coated fabric found between the cab and the frame and between the gas tank and its steel cover. Out of luck. Anybody can recommend something?

Also looking for foam insulation to glue in the cab: panels, roof. Any ideas / suppliers you would recommend?

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Old 09-21-2017, 01:19 AM
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I used 1 inch thick polyethylene closed cell foam (2 lb cross linked). Polyethylene does not absorb water - plus it is closed cell. I bought white foam for the ceiling, but found out it yellows after a while so I put marine grade upholstery it before I installed it. To attach the upholstery to the foam and the foam to the cab, I used 3m super 90 spray adhesive. I used a router to cut a step around the edges of the foam on the side facing the aluminum skin. This made it lie flat on the supports and gave me a place to tuck the upholstery fabric into. On the doors and bottom sides, I got black foam and did not put upholstery on it. Around the bottom portion of the cabin I put in a Mylar coated sound deadening material on first and the foam on top of it. The foam on the ceiling has eliminated the tropical rains (condensation) I used to get during winter inside the cab. If you can pick the panels up, you will save $. The stuff comes in big sheets - 4'x6' and is pricey so look around. There is a company called "Foam Factory". It has multiple names and the price varies depending upon which web link you use. You might find it cheaper closer by.

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a) new electronic distribution

b) rebuilt transmission


c) I used 1 inch thick polyethylene closed cell foam (2 lb cross linked). Polyethylene does not absorb water - plus it is closed cell. I bought white foam for the ceiling, but found out it yellows after a while so I put marine grade upholstery it before I installed it. To attach the upholstery to the foam and the foam to the cab, I used 3m super 90 spray adhesive. I used a router to cut a step around the edges of the foam on the side facing the aluminum skin. This made it lie flat on the supports and gave me a place to tuck the upholstery fabric into. On the doors and bottom sides, I got black foam and did not put upholstery on it. Around the bottom portion of the cabin I put in a Mylar coated sound deadening material on first and the foam on top of it. The foam on the ceiling has eliminated the tropical rains (condensation) I used to get during winter inside the cab. If you can pick the panels up, you will save $. The stuff comes in big sheets - 4'x6' and is pricey so look around. There is a company called "Foam Factory". It has multiple names and the price varies depending upon which web link you use. You might find it cheaper closer by.

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Thank you Nikos!
I still can't figure out how to rotate the photos, and the website crashed several times as I was trying to upload the photos.
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Great crossing your tracks this weekend. You definitely bought yourself a project cat.

The Mylar backed sound deadening stuff I used under the foam is called FatMat - www.fatmat.com

I'm no sure putting the rear end temperature sensor in the overflow plug would put it in the oil. Would putting it in the line going to its radiator work? It might be easier.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:57 PM
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Thanks for the good advice. I misplaced your email address, but I have so many things going on, with the winter coming soon...
Would love to check out your pimped spryte!
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Hello All,
The rebuild was doing well (yet very painful) until the hydraulic pump blew up. So sad as I had thoroughly cleaned every part while the engine was out. Now I feel that somebody dropped a 5 gal bucket over the whole thing.
I have not been able to find parts to rebuild that pump. Any idea??? It is a Racine PFG 83A0. Is it even doable, like a carburator?
Thanks again for the help.
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Default Re: New Thiokol Spryte

if you give up on rebuild, I've had good luck finding compatible pumps for equipment at http://www.surpluscenter.com/ All I could cross reference your pump was: Positive displacement gear pump (the PFG prefix) The other numbers didn't cross for me.

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Well, time to put everything back together.
New rebuilt carb to start with.
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Now rebuilding a new door. Instead of glass windows I used Lexan / polycarbonate (much stronger). I had some left over Lexan used for protecting the windows (we get a LOT of snow here in the winter). And the next glass shop is two hours away...
We placed the old broken door between two concrete piers and applied 6t from a lifting jack, and then welded some reinforcement in place.
It works!
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