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Fairbanks Morse Sheffield 40b Restoration


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Old 05-20-2015, 11:52:08 AM
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Awesome, Thanks! I was curious, is the frame on your 40b all black with yellow woodwork, or was the entire thing slathered in yellow paint?
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I'm going to say the floorboards are at a 3 degree angle. I'm working on making new front floorboard supports and will confirm once I have the old one drawn up.

On this car I appears that the frame, seat top and outside floorboard side were yellow. The rest of the wood was painted brown. The framework has been painted a few times and occasionally the base coat in some areas contradict other areas on the same part.

My other car had a red frame and green wheels from the factory, which sounds terrible. The N&W painted it all yellow at some point.
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Thanks for the pictures! All I need now is the length, width and height at the short end, if you can. Also, I'd like to know what the length of the notch at the outer end is (where the nut goes for the side rave). Can't tell you how much help you've been! The top of the car is almost done, and I made up a magneto shield this weekend. Pics to come!
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straight from the sales brochure... 4 degrees is the official angle.
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Cool! Finally I have a use for the protractor I've had since middle school. Wish I had a copy of that sales flyer. I've got a copy of about every other sales brochure, but most have fairly poor resolution due to age.
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Drawings of the front floorboard support and the front toeboard are attached.

The support drawings are based on an average of the two supports from my car. The toeboard is based on the existing holes and old photos, as my cars are both missing this part. You may need to modify hole locations as you see fit.

3/8" holes use 5/16" carriage bolts. 7/16" holes take 3/8" flat head carriage bolts (I'm currently looking for a source for this hardware).
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Holy crap those are awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do those for me!
I actually just made some brake shoes for this thing (pics to come). Looks like a trip to the lumberyard is needed.
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Got some of the brake parts put together from steel stock, and carved out some shoes. I doubt they'll last long, but they make good patterns. As far as those "flat-head carriage bolts", I'm pretty sure those are just elevator bolts. Also, a picture of the front deck section painted up.
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Looks good. Let me know what you need next.

Lots of new paint on my car. Waiting on woodwork to get finished, then it goes back together. I'll post a picture when its done.
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Right now I'm trying to finish up the brake assemblies (having to make everything from scratch takes some time). However, I would like to know what the dimensions for the toolbox are. Can't wait to see the results of your rebuild!
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