As the fabrication work on the Heil body came to an end, Steve was focusing on the tanker lighting and hardware.
Category: Restoration (Page 1 of 2)
The fabrication work and repairs on the Heil tanker over the past month have continued to challenge the team at Creative Metal Works. Simon and Craig have battled with the heavy 16 gauge steel, and the extensive amount of lead that was applied during construction.
Most of the major structural repairs on the tanker have now been completed at Creative Metal Works. Simon and Craig have been replacing rusted areas with repair sections, pushing out damaged panels and working on the external areas of the locker compartments.
Work is under way to recreate the Texaco tanker’s rear bumper. At the opposite end of the truck, the front bumper has been delivered to Otahuhu Chromeplaters Ltd to be rechromed.
The restoration of the radiator is now complete and we have received several small pieces back that have been rechromed.
The repairs to the Heil streamline tank have begun at Creative Metal Works Ltd in Pukekohe. Working on the Texaco tanker is Simon Tippins and Craig Garland.