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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:07 AM
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I have found that Krylon makes an OD Camouflage color paint in a spray can that is close in appearance. It looks a lot like weathered (oxidized) original finish. It is available at Wal Mart and Ace Hardware. Usually about $4 a can. I have used it as the base coat so that I don't have to use as much of the GILLESPIE 24087 on small items. I am not suggesting painting the truck with the Krylon, but if you have a small project, it can be a good base over the primer. Painting the pioneer tool comes to mind...
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Old September 11th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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I was able to scan a slide and this is how my pioneer tools in Germany were strapped. It seems to match the much better pictures that Scott posted on the first page. Thanks again Scott for taking the time to post the pictures.

Notice too that the tailgate chain covers were rubber. I recently obtained some NOS rubber covers that a vendor was selling on the auction site. So I will be replacing the canvas ones that I have now.



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Notice too that the tailgate chain covers were rubber. I recently obtained some NOS rubber covers that a vendor was selling on the auction site.
If you've received the new covers, what kind of shape are the 40+ year old rubbers? If you find that they rot out quickly once exposed to outdoor stresses, a cut bicycle tire tube works well and looks similar.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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If you've received the new covers, what kind of shape are the 40+ year old rubbers? If you find that they rot out quickly once exposed to outdoor stresses, a cut bicycle tire tube works well and looks similar.
They were still sealed in a thick polyethylene plastic bag. They are like new. I also got a second set. They are just about the correct size to put on the 4WD/Low Range levers. That is what I plan to do.

I would guess that these 40+ year old rubbers are OK. Now, there are other rubbers that may not cut it
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I was able to scan a slide and this is how my pioneer tools in Germany were strapped. It seems to match the much better pictures that Scott posted on the first page. Thanks again Scott for taking the time to post the pictures.

Notice too that the tailgate chain covers were rubber. I recently obtained some NOS rubber covers that a vendor was selling on the auction site. So I will be replacing the canvas ones that I have now.



Hey Don, is that a part number stenciled on the axe handle?
And did you put the yellow bands on the handles?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Oh, I see that it may be your unit number stenciled on.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Oh, I see that it may be your unit number stenciled on.
Yep, my truck number, SVC-175. I will be painting my truck with the same VIN and identification number. There will be a little discontinuity though since my truck is titled a 1969 and the ID number will be 03J27168; a 1968. Oh well!
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I have remnants of the original tailgate chain covers on my truck yet. I got some of those offered on ebay, they are thicker and not the same.

I am going to use shrink tubing for my truck. Available at your finer electronic parts sites or stores. It matches the thickness much better than the ones I got off ebay.

Notice in your photo how easily it flexes with the chains.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 05:02 AM
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I got the rubber ones from a vendor on eBay. I think they came originally from VPW but I am not sure. I also have the canvas ones but I believe that they should be period correct on the 3/4 ton truck; not sure. On a side note, the rubber chain covers are a good replacement for the rubber handles on the 4WD/Low shifter levers. That is what I intend to do...
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nice pics,ive been wondering how all those tools strap in correctly
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