U. S. Plywood #11

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Work on the cab exterior went fairly quickly.  A little careful sanding revealed the original numbers and stripping.  The cab sides and bunker sides were cleaned, the old paint was mechanically removed, and then primered.  Silver paint was applied to those areas where there was stripping or numbers. Masking was applied and then black paint sprayed on.  The cab looked very sharp with the fresh paint after the masking was removed. The cab front followed in similar fashion.  The rear of the cab and roof where done last, after the cab interior was done.  With the windows and rebuilt doors installed, the cab was looking like it did 50 years ago.

The original numbers peek out from behind the
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newer numbers. Dan Calhoun photo.

Here Rich W. is putting the masking stencils on
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over silver paint.

The cab side and bunker have been painted black.
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The masking will come off after the paints sets a bit.

The finished cab and bunker.
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Dan Calhoun photo.

The fireman's side after being painted.
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Both windows and the front door have been
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installed.

  

The old paint is still on the cab in this picture.
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Work is already occuring on the old side tank.

Here the stencils are on and the cab is ready to
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be painted black.

The masking comes off, revealing the silver paint
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underneath. Dan Calhoun photo.

  

  

The first window has been installed.
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The new windows and door glow in the light of
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an autumn sunset.

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