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Old 02-01-21, 02:24
Bob Carriere Bob Carriere is offline
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Default 2021 at the Hammond Barn

Mirror arms.........

Whenever I store my C15a into the sea container, I have to remove the very rigid rear view mirror arms by unbolting them or it will not fit........

So on the first opportunity I had to remove the sheet metal for some other task, I designed the following shortcut.

The mirror arms are held in place by the two bolts that ALSO holds the windshield frame in place. In the original set up of the cab 11/12, the bolts are installed from the outside using captive nuts inside the cowling area that can only be reached if you remove the upper layer of sheet metal...... and then the windshield is very wobbly if the top is not installed as on mine.

The solution is to remove the two captive nuts and cage and install a same size bolt. Make yourself a 1/4 inch thick spacer the same shape/size as the windshield support bracket or trace the outline of the mirror arm foot. Drill two holes undersized and tap for the bolt size into the spacer. Install the bolt from inside the cowling with a lock washer and tighten....... your bolt has to be long enough to go through the windshield frame support and the threaded spacer and still be out long enough to allow the mirror arms to be installed.

See attached photos....... comments/suggestions welcome.

The last two photos shows the next version...... it will allow me to install a flexible mirror similar to what is used on a cab 13 which can be folded in for storage......for truck shows I can revert back to the solid arms which will be sporting true CMP small rectangular mirrors.

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PS..... the next posting will be on replacing the clutch in a cab 11 .....and all the new words I have added to my vocabulary!!!!!!
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Old 02-01-21, 02:42
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The mirror arms are held in place by the two bolts that ALSO holds the windshield frame in place. In the original set up of the cab 11/12, the bolts are installed from the outside using captive nuts inside the cowling area that can only be reached if you remove the upper layer of sheet metal...... and then the windshield is very wobbly if the top is not installed as on mine.
Harrumph!! Blasphemy!! If it isn't in the Big Book of CMP ephemeral knowledge, it can't be allowed.

But I like your idea Bob. Shipping containers hadn't been invented in WW2, so making things fit into the best imaginable storage makes sense.
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Old 02-01-21, 08:32
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Default Hanno... can we have a Hammond Barn 2021

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Thank you Hanno............

The first posting can be moved at your convenience.....
Done.

Happy new year to you and the Hammond Barn Crew! You guys have been running this yearly thread since 2006 - keep up the good work
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Old 02-01-21, 17:11
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Default Thank you Hanno.

One of my resolution for 2021 is to do more stories on the details and frustrations/challenges...... of the project we do....

Next one will be on clutches......

Then the rebuild of the 2B1 cargo box.....which is now on going.....trying to compete with David Dunlop
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