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Old 03-07-2019, 06:08 AM
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collets are my next purchase. At this point, I'm building it for just in time work. First was being able to mill the spindles, now I have to redrill the caliper holes - thus the DRO is nice.

and I just got my Millermatic 220 so I can weld the needed bits onto the spindles....

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Old 03-12-2019, 04:34 AM
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back to business
dustless blasting (Sharkblast)


frame on stands


and blasting commences




dustless may be a bit misleading


naked frame, oh la laedited




naked arms


pretty slick set up.edited it took about 3 hours, 2 hours of actual blasting.edited $300 minimum and that's what he charged me.edited By comparison, the closest blaster to me is Arlington and at least an hour away.edited - I presume it'd take 2 hours there too, at $90/hr.edited So I paid an extra $120 to save myself 4 hours....edited



the dust wasn't bad, in all reality, but if you're doing this in an HOA - you'll have to wait for warm enough weather so that the media doesn't freeze, the sand or coal slag has some moisture in it, then it clumps - so he couldn't use water to suppress the dust....edited

and here's this - I'll use him again when I do the Buick wagon to blast the body; and likely the Spider as well, for sure the 50 Buick.edited The frames on those cars will all get (probably) get powder coated.edited To have the frame blasted and powder coated is $500.editededited

And for completeness, I'm using KBS coating on this frame.edited It's $90-100 for materials plus a $10 Harbor freight gunedited- so I do save a bit in money.... although I don't really save in time because the $500 place is 5 miles from me (so like an hour in Seattle traffic - I kid, sort of)

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Looks good. Are you painting it black or going custom?
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:38 PM
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Looks good. Are you painting it black or going custom?
black - using the same stuff I used my FJ40 frame
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:11 AM
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onward
nice and dry and time to find my missing weld spots





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and make it a little easier to paint



hmmmm, I may have to put my old gun on my new welder
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:51 AM
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getting ready for paint



those guys stacking a forklift on a forklift.... I taught em




all of this so that I can go out the back of my shop to where the sun is... or will be... I hope
hopefully tomorrow I can etch it, then Sunday shoot it
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:17 PM
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Off topic a touch, but I do like the ambiance of your shop.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:03 PM
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Off topic a touch, but I do like the ambiance of your shop.
thx it'll open up nicely once I get all the parts back on the Corvette
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:28 PM
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Let there be etch


now it can dry until Sunday when I'll paint it
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:59 PM
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time to make it big and black


I love disposable paint guns.... $10.00 and it'd cost more in acetone to clean it (not to mention time)


time to spray


purdy


drying....edited
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