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Working on the Transtar
« on: June 05, 2009, 02:56:57 PM »
I finally have had some time to get a little work done on the transtar. Primed some of the frame and I removed a lot of trim and such so I can clean and polish.... also was able to take it out for its first spin of the year





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Working on the Transtar
« on: June 05, 2009, 02:56:57 PM »

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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 03:03:05 PM »
 looking good,Are you going to have it ready for waupon this year?

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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 04:12:40 PM »
I just got in from the shop. Today I got a late start but i did get a lot done. Removed the paint from the grill sections and the chrome looks to be in good shape. So I think I'm going to leave the grill all chrome. The shutters on the radiator where also factory painted. but when I started to get them ready for a new coat of paint, I found them to be a really nice shinny aluminum. So I'm leaving the bare. I bought some paint remover at the auto body supply that is really strong. Actually a little bit to strong. I sprayed some on the grill shutters yesterday and when the fine mist from the remover got on me, i had to run to the hose. Thanks god I was wearing safety glasses. The name of the remover is something "AIR CRAFT" Paint remover. Off hand I can't remember the brand. anyways, I have to get it looking pretty by Wednesday. because that's the day "Charlie" is heading over to see her and to go for a spin. He's here in the area visiting relatives and he called this morning to set a date to get together. also I am planning on driving it up to Waupun. but probably not to show. Just to sit in the parking lot. She will still be in the construction phase by then.....
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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 03:13:58 PM »
Worked on the Transtar again today. Finished stripping the grill and rebuilding the mud flap brackets. also rerouted some wires inside the cab and worked on the doors. Then I had a nice surprise.  my sweet heart asked if she could have a ride in it. ( first time she has even sat in it ) Life is good !!!!!








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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 10:51:38 PM »
Thats one Beautiful Truck You have There  :-o :-o Nice Paint Scheme  :-D

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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 02:07:28 PM »

 I finally was able to spend the day working on the Truck. I tore a part the dash, so I can strip the wood grain sticker off the aluminum. Then I'm going to fish scale it and polish . also removed the passenger side tank. so i can fix a small leak it had and to get it ready for paint. i also to make it easier to get to the frame. also removed the Front bumper, so i can get that ready for paint...


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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 02:18:10 PM »
I feel honored that i got to ride in the Transtar before your lovely wife.  :-D Hope you rewarded her with breakfast at the Pine Cone.  :lol:

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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 04:07:36 PM »
Keep it up Terry! It's in so much better shape than mine is! :-P
You've probably mentioned before, but what engine and transmission does that have? Also, what year is it?
Class...you either have it, or you don't.

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Re: Working on the Transtar
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 11:16:15 PM »
Ryan.
I think your truck is looking great and from your video sounds great too. Besides don't forget. I have had my Truck a lot longer to work on, than you have had. As for the year and engine. Its a 1973 with a NTC 290 Cummings and a 9 speed.
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