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D1510 Plenum Chamber 26 Jul 2021 22:42 #223853

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I think it’s a big job to repair the plenum area. To access inside it you have to remove the windscreen and drill out a heap of spot welds
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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 05:37 #223856

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Thank you Projectinter , As I go into this restoration I will consider the advice I have been given ,other than that the body is in quite good condition apart from D/S floor a few holes, do you think it's a good idea to remove the plastic plugs I have found under the body on the rear panel behind the doors where you often see lower panels rusted out, there is 2 other plugs in front of the doors

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 09:18 #223860

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My Inter loving mate repaired the plenum chamber on his D1510 by cutting out as much rust as he could, rust-converted the whole thing and repairing it with fibreglass. He was able to do it all from under the dash and certainly did not remove the windscreen. He is a lot smaller and much more flexible than me. He told me that often the first sign of rust in the plenum chamber is rust bubbling through the paint on the last few inches of the scuttle on each side where it meets the guard. Holes in the plenum let rainwater run down under the scuttle and turn the dust that accumulates there into mud and causes rust. He enlarged the drain holes on each side of the truck and made sure there was no dust or mud left there.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
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I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 10:14 #223865

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Thanks Morris, All this info is much appreciated, I feel like an idiot for spelling Plenum wrong in my post, should have checked first, Regards .M1.

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 11:05 #223866

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Mobile.... my mighty ACCO lucky does not have a plenum but the drivers floor was like grandma's collender, I think almost only due to drivers wet boots, making a little puddle, holes in the rubber floor mat, floor stayed wet for months, plus dust dirt mud etc... you know the story. Easy fix though, sheet of panel steel, cut and hammered into shape, drilled and spot welded, thick coat of ormanoid, no questions asked at two roadworthy inspections.

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 12:25 #223869

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Thanks Sarge, It's great to hear from you all, Regards m1

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 20:05 #223886

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Those bits that rust out, visible on the outside between bonnet and doors; there are actually drain holes / slots on the inside of that part up under the mudguard. Invariably blocked.
The plenum is the first place all the Inters / Dodges go. I like the fibreglass idea.

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 27 Jul 2021 21:37 #223893

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Thanks Jarrod, I am very happy with all the support I am receiving , since buying this 1510 I am very pleased I did now ,it has a few things that will take time but that is part of the enjoyment I feel, I have bonnet hinge problems on both the crane tipper I have , one truck had a bonnet hinge stolen and the other truck also has hinge problems but with the support I am receiving I hope to get over that however I have taken on board the Plenum chamber advice also regarding those drain holes/slots Much Obliged John.

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 28 Jul 2021 09:42 #223897

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asw120, Yep, that is exactly what i meant. You explained it better than I could. I think my mate used a piece of wire to clean his out and then used an air hose to blow it all clear after drilling out the holes/slots. I think he may have also drilled drain hole horizontal to the gutter along the top of each guard that the bonnet closes onto so that (hopefully) any water can run out there. Next time I see him, I will check on this.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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D1510 Plenum Chamber 28 Jul 2021 10:37 #223902

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Thanks Morris great to hear, John.

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