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Rare parts

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:11 am

Let's start a little discussion here. What do you feel is the hardest part to find on any of the Brockway models? Let's use a nose badge for a 360 as an example. Or perforated headliner material for 300's. List as many as you can think of. I'm not talking new old stock here, just really clean, good usable parts that are very hard to find. Then we will have a list of things we need to reproduce. Feel free to offer up a part for sale on the "for sale" page, if you have something that shows up on the list.
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Brocky » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 am

I am with Glen on the curved corner glass that has not started to seperate and fog.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby 359Huskidrive » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:33 am

The Huskidrive emblem.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:03 am

Oh you guys and that new stuff!! What is really hard to find is the wood cab quarter windows in decent shape. I've been tinkering with re-pop of the frames for a while now without much progress. The old ones get rusty and deteriorate badly. The Plexiglas isn't a problem, it's the frame. If I could get the right pattern in an aluminum extrusion, I believe I could fabricate the frames but it will take a custom extrusion and no one is too interested in doing this small a job for me. If I can get a reasonable facsimile, I could at least mount them fixed instead of swing out like the original and could either polish or plate after TIG welding. The other method I'm exploring is rolling sheet steel like it was probably made originally. It's a fairly complicated fabrication as it's welded up with a hinge and all. Any ideas??
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:06 am

That half dog should be pretty easy to re-pop and maybe we could even get the folks who cast at the parade to consider doing it. I bet they'd go like hot cakes even if we had to finish file and polish our own!! Any that didn't sell at the parade could be sold thru the gift shop. Same for Stan's nose emblem and the Huskiedrive emblem, even if we had to cast in steel and plate them!!

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:15 am

Stan, If you mean perforated vinyl, it's available thru auto upholstery supply. I can get that for you if I could get a sample. Buddies of mine have an auto upholstery shop here in God's country and I sometimes cheat and use their garage!!! But I'm sure you could get it locally.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:36 am

Emery - headliner material for the "new stuff" is perforated hardboard, with designation S1S Screenback, in a 1/8 inch thickness. The 1/16 holes are punched in an offset pattern, #111. And like the window frame extrusion, no is interested in a small production run. Glen - the hardboard is bent using a steam press, although I have had some luck just wetting the backside and a lot of patience.
The two half dogs are currently in the process of being reproduced by the museum (like the scripts) for introduction and resale at the 100th aniv. show. We hope to have them early summer.
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:39 am

Emery - I thought you would probably say wood cab parts. Heck most every yard has a tree in it. :lol: :lol: :lol: you just need a saw!!
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:45 am

Hadn't thought of that! I've been relying on my pocket knife. Guess I just need to think bigger. :roll:
Stan, Along those same lines, hardboard is available at your local building supply and they also have 1/16" drill bits, I know this for a fact because I was just in there buying the saw I need! What's the problem???
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:08 am

are those three piece,bent windshield side lights the same part number or are they mirror images requiring separate part numbers?? In other words can the part be used on either side?
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Re: Rare parts

Postby dbaldwinjr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:25 am

200 series front bumpers
361/761 front bumpers
361/761 front fenders
761 hoods (regular and town)
anything to do with a metro!
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Re: Rare parts

Postby huskidrive 359 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:18 pm

All of the above plus
760 bumper
Round alum. snyder cabover fuel tanks
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Enckway » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:24 pm

Dane and Paul's list plus:
1.hood dogs
2.mirrors
3.360 bumper
4."Husky" emblem
5. A couple of emery's wood products :)
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Re: Rare parts

Postby H762TL » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:50 pm

Interior panels??
360 Hoods??
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Re: Rare parts

Postby H762TL » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Interior Panels??
U/H360 Hoods??
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:37 pm

We got it Jeff, We got it! :lol:

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Re: Rare parts

Postby MikeHarbison » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:37 pm

just about any sheet metal part for the 400 cabovers
Husky dog for the 400 cabovers
1944 152 152W10-24586
1967 457 E457T-66936
1974 358 N358LL-79726
1976 759 E759LL-90998
1973 457(parts truck)F457TL-80718
1974 457(parts truck)N457TL-80737
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Re: Rare parts

Postby KMR1 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:06 pm

I've been wondering about the headliner also, Glen. If the perforated vinyl can be sourced, the easiest way to make this would be to vacuum form it together with the substrate using a vacuum bag for veneering. It's not an expensive undertaking. (In fact, we might see pictures of this method on a current restoration project in the near future....)

Instead of making a MDF platen (buck) for the vacuum bag, the roof panel from the cab could be used to make an inverted mold such as used in thermoforming. One would have to test different substrates, but there are many that could be used. The press in this demo will form 3/4" MDF that has been dampened with no problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cb8K35f ... re=related

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:44 pm

Glen - last time I talked with a GP supplier they wanted a minimum order of 1000 4 x8 sheets! Do you have some one that will sell us less? You can get all four pieces for a 300 series out of one sheet.
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Re: Rare parts

Postby MikeHarbison » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:24 pm

Glen Tolbert, Jr wrote:Name the part. Walker's still have enough NOS F sheet metal to build several cabs.

Where are they located?
1944 152 152W10-24586
1967 457 E457T-66936
1974 358 N358LL-79726
1976 759 E759LL-90998
1973 457(parts truck)F457TL-80718
1974 457(parts truck)N457TL-80737
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