General Discussion     Tech Questions     Parts & Services     Suggestions/Ideas     Help & Website Instructions     Blogs    

Truck & Transportation History

Home Search Tags


Biederman trucks

Posted By mandator Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:08 PM
Add to Favorites3
Author Message
MP&C
 Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:01 PM
.

. - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 3 hours ago
Posts: 10, Visits: 593
420
Here's a quick video to show how the radius for the filler panel was done..




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnCTqLZg9lg




With the flanges turned both directions....









Looking at the rear of the fender that was adjacent to the cab, we found flat areas that seem to indicate some rubbing was occurring. So while we were fabricating the filler panel, we added about 1/8" to shove the fender outward away from the cab.





























https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mZTMi3VMr4
Jeff Lakaszcyck
 Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:02 AM
The W.A.I. Guy ATHS Member

The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)The W.A.I. Guy  ATHS Member - (256,457 reputation)

Group: ATHS Members
Last Active: Yesterday @ 1:41 AM
Posts: 5,673, Visits: 6,651
John your Biederman will be a thing of beauty when it's done. It looks great already.

==========================

Jeff
jovan
 Posted Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:02 PM
.

. - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:43 AM
Posts: 132, Visits: 266
Thanks for the kind compliments. My original cab was trash. This cab was off of a Duplex in much better shape. My windshield frames were beyond repair but the Duplex frames were pretty good. I had a very hard time getting them apart and finally had to heat the joints to get the screws out of them which distorted the metal and split the edge. We had to mig the edges and reshape them before they were chromed. It all came out very well but was a ton of work. I don't want to figure out how much I have in the windshields. Still looking for "T" rubber with a 3/8 spine. You can buy 1/4 spine all day but it doesn't want to stay in the channel well. I'm waiting on the sending unit for my gas tank so I can start it. When I got ready to install it the sending unit float arm was backwards and couldn't be reversed.
Park Olson
 Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:07 AM
ATHS Member

ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)ATHS Member - (31,838 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 3 hours ago
Posts: 1,173, Visits: 10,322
Looks VERY nice,,,I like the no nonsence dash panel and period correct mirrors.

And the metal work.


I''m an expert now, I didn''t have anything left over this time.
Bruce Ohnstad
 Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:52 AM
.

. - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation). - (53,139 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 6 hours ago
Posts: 1,469, Visits: 3,890
Nice work and good documentation of the sheet metal work. What kind of repair did the windshield frame need? Did you need to replace any metal in the frame?

Bruce


1932 White 643 restored in the working museum
jovan
 Posted Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:09 AM
.

. - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:43 AM
Posts: 132, Visits: 266
Here are a few recent pictures.
 IMG_20160814_121816461.jpg (84 views, 4.29 MB)
 IMG_20160814_122002477.jpg (70 views, 4.58 MB)
 IMG_20160814_122119652.jpg (62 views, 4.36 MB)
jovan
 Posted Sunday, August 14, 2016 1:19 AM
.

. - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation). - (11,580 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:43 AM
Posts: 132, Visits: 266
The fenders are coming along just in time. The truck is now totally wired after a new wiring harness was fabricated. The interior is finished. The hinged windshields took a lot of work but they are back together and installed. Final work is being done on the gas tank which I had acid dipped and sealed. Once that is hooked up we can get it started, bleed the brakes and get it movable. Once it is running well we can fit and install the hood which is finished. After 8 long years, it is good to see it coming together. I'm sure everyone who thought I'd never get it done think the same thing.
MP&C
 Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:21 PM
.

. - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 3 hours ago
Posts: 10, Visits: 593
420
More progress on the fenders today, I was shorthanded in the shop so John came by and lent a hand.

First step was to remove the inner fender to see what we had to work with, added some 1/8 holes to use later for clecos in putting things back together..









The front of the fender bolts to the bumper filler panel, and the rear bolts to the running board. These have a difference in height of 13-3/4, so some blocks were screwed together to hold the fender in correct placement while we worked.









The inner is getting replaced so the spot welds were ground out for removal.









Once removed, we found more pitting and damage than we originally thought was there, so now lets make this new as well..














New piece is cut out and the Wheeling machine with the go kart slick is used to add the correct radius..














Then the flange bend line is marked/thinned using a tipping die in the Lennox like we did for the inner panels we made..









Then a tipping die and Skateboard wheel in the bead roller is used to make the initial fold on the marked line









and finished up with a Step die so we could use it as a backstop









The Erco 1447 with stretcher dies was used to stretch the flange in between tipping sessions. All done, matches the fender contour, we'll get the other side folded down next time..





Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:30 PM by MP&C
MP&C
 Posted Monday, July 04, 2016 6:38 AM
.

. - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 3 hours ago
Posts: 10, Visits: 593
420
...and now for the battery tray, shown here, 14 gauge cold rolled, cut to size and sides folded up...








For the end folds, the cut was started using a .035 cutoff wheel..





...and our trusty jig saw again...














Both ends complete, and frame holes have been piloted. Once checked to the hole spacing on the frame they can be drilled out for the 3/8 bolts.










Not a perfect factory replacement, but highly functional.
Monday, July 04, 2016 6:40 AM by MP&C
MP&C
 Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016 6:54 AM
.

. - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation). - (420 reputation)

Group: Forum User
Last Active: 3 hours ago
Posts: 10, Visits: 593
420
John, one other thing I noticed was the Factory literature installed the running boards backwards. :D





Similar Topics

Expand / Collapse

Reading This Topic

Expand / Collapse

Back To Top