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Photos-Phase 1

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Restoration Photos-Phase 1: December, 2007 - February, 2008.

To visit Restoration Photos-Phase 2: March through August, 2008, click here.
To visit Restoration Photos-Phase 3: September, 2008 through completion, click here.


First Week of Refurbishing - December 3 thru 8, 2008.
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Trucks as they sat in the storage
area of the NATMUS Museum

Walker Truck being pushed
by a forklift truck to
the trailer for loading

Walker truck Vin #7 in
body shop the day
before restoration started


Right rear of truck
before it was dismantled

2nd day. Roof ribs
and sheeting removed

The floor of the truckļæ½s
cargo area

Right rear of truck at the        
end of the 3rd day.
Right rear of truck
at the end of
the 3rd day.
Left front area of trucks at the end of the 3rd day.
Left front area of trucks
at the end of the 3rd day.

At the end of the 6th day just 
about ready to be sand-blasted.
At the end of the 6th day just
about ready to be sand-blasted.


The rear axle housing with the electric motor assembly being
removed and sent to Motor Technology for inspection/repair.

    In five days time we have taken the truck from the deteriorated condition that it was in, down to the bare chassis. We took over 300 pictures and a lot of measurements to use for the restoration. We also have the other Walker to use as a guide if needed. As of December 21, 2007 we have the rear axle assembly and the generator assembly at Motor Technology to be rebuilt as needed. The rebuilding of these units was my biggest concern in the process of restoring the truck. That is underway and the gas engine assembly is on the way to another rebuilding shop. The chassis is sand-blasted, the steel for the new body is in our stock, we have the new tires, the dash instruments are ready to be sent to the repair shop, brake parts are being ordered and all other items are scheduled to be replaced, repaired and installed as needed. The body should be completed by April 1st, the engine, generator assembly and rear axle motor assembly to be installed by May 1st. Everything is to be wired and operational by July 1st. The truck will then be sent to the Paint & Body Shop for the final touch to make it look like the Walker Dynamotive 500 that it was when it was built in 1938 as vehicle #7.





Update: Week of January 1-5, 2008
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Replacing section of drop-frame rail
Replacing section of drop-frame rail
Top of engine after removing the cylinder head
Top of engine after removing the cylinder head

Fabricating new body side panel for cargo area
Fabricating new body side panel for cargo area
Temporary support to move chassis while rear axle housing is removed for rebuilding
Temporary support to move chassis while rear
axle housing is removed for rebuilding




Update: January 8-18, 2008
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Cutting rolled frame section for wheel opening in side panel
Cutting rolled frame section
for wheel opening in side panel
Welding steel tubing for body sidewall frame
Welding steel tubing for body sidewall frame

Grinding weld joints of body sidewall frame
Grinding weld joints of body sidewall frame
Body sidewall frame completed and ready to be mounted
Body sidewall frame completed
and ready to be mounted
Oak wood mounted on chassis frame as shims between body and chassis frame
Oak wood mounted on chassis frame as
shims between body and chassis frame
Fabricating floor pan for cargo area of truck body
Fabricating floor pan for cargo area of truck body





Update: January 18-24, 2008
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New cargo floor pan installed on rear section of chassis frame
New cargo floor pan installed on
rear section of chassis frame
Rear panel of 'Drop Frame Area' mounted to cargo pan and chassis frame
Rear panel of "Drop Frame Area"
mounted to cargo pan and chassis frame
Rear wall frame being mounted to carge pan and chassis
Rear wall frame being mounted
to carge pan and chassis

Right side and rear body frame sections mounted to chassis
Right side and rear body frame
sections mounted to chassis
Right front view showing the left side, right side and rear body frame sections mounted to  chassis
Right front view showing the left side,
right side and rear body frame sections
mounted to chassis
Left rear view showing the left side, right side and rear body frame sections mounted to chassis
Left rear view showing the left side, right side and
rear body frame sections mounted to chassis





Update: January 24-February 7, 2008
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New Engine compartment firewall installed
New Engine compartment
firewall installed
Roof rail frame work fabricated and ready to be installed
Roof rail frame work fabricated
and ready to be installed
Roof rail frame installed onto the body side frame sections
Roof rail frame installed onto
the body side frame sections

Front body frame section installed and building support for radiator grill
Front body frame section installed
and building support for radiator grill




Update: February 8 - 15, 2008
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Left front with all body frame sections
and roof frame rail installed
Left front with all body frame sections
and roof frame rail installed
Right side with all body frame sections and roof frame rail installed
Right side with all body frame sections
and roof frame rail installed
Right front wheel well and right side 
door floor frame welds completed
Right front wheel well and right side
door floor frame welds completed

Driver walk thru floor area ready for installation of the floor steel tread plate
Driver walk thru floor area ready for
installation of the floor steel tread plate




Update: February 18 - 23, 2008
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The diamond plate floor of the driver area now installed.
The diamond plate floor of the driver
area now installed.
Fender well frame work drilled for fender mounting bolts.  Mounting bolt nuts welded in place.
Fender well frame work drilled for fender
mounting bolts. Mounting bolt nuts welded in place.
Interior view of the top right-side body panel mounted in place.
Interior view of the top right-side
body panel mounted in place.

Exterior view of the left-side top body panel being installed.
Exterior view of the left-side
top body panel being installed.




Update: February 25 - 29, 2008
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Lower front sheet metal installed.
Lower front sheet metal installed.
Fabricating metal for filler pieces between sheet metal and the body frame.
Fabricating metal for filler pieces between
sheet metal and the body frame.
Filler pieces welded in place and primed.
Filler pieces welded in place and primed.


Advance to Phase 2 (March through August, 2008).

Advance to Phase 3 (September, 2008 through completion).

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