1967 Family Patrol Project

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Postby ckhorne » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:05 pm

faux40 wrote:I may give you a ring once my parts are back! Thanks!

On another note -- You made a hybrid sandblaster/pressure washer that was really effective -- How messy is it and do you have any close ups of the adapter or a description?


Wow - good memory. That sandblaster / pressure washer was a friends. I used it on a header, but it was really wasteful and really messy, and everything flash rusted. I wouldn't use it on any body panels. One of the lessons I learned in doing in doing my stuff was either take the parts and have them sandblasted or use the paint strip discs if they're small and not worth taking. Anything else is just a mess or a bigger headache than its worth. I even have a vacuum sandblaster and a HF blast cabinet.. and it's still easier to just drop it off at the sandblasters...
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Postby faux40 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:09 pm

To hear that info after all these years thinking -- "I'ma gonna do that too!" -- just heartbreaking! ;-)

Although great advice! I have the front end body panels at the blaster's right now... I was hoping that your method would work well with the front frame rails. They are a little rusty and have several layers of paint. I'll have to give the flapper disks a shot!

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Postby ckhorne » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:12 pm

The paint strip discs aren't terribly cheap, but nothing else comes close to stripping off old paint. They tear through paint like nothing else. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on your frame.
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Postby faux40 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:55 pm

Okay -- I'm not going to get pictures of the parts in their stripped form... because I'm having the sandblaster give them a coat of epoxy primer. Not that I'm afraid to prime them myself... I'm just afraid that I won't have enough time to get them primed before they start to get some surface rust!
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Postby moore_rb » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:56 am

faux40 wrote:Okay -- I'm not going to get pictures of the parts in their stripped form... because I'm having the sandblaster give them a coat of epoxy primer. Not that I'm afraid to prime them myself... I'm just afraid that I won't have enough time to get them primed before they start to get some surface rust!



Yup, that's the way to do it... Most shops will charge you no more than that cost of the primer, plus an hour of labor to blow and go... since there's nothing to mask, it goes way easier (and faster) than bringing it home, setting up a tent, spraying it yourself, then spending 6 hours cleaning primer from equipment, and yourself...

Now that the body is back on El Diablo de Bondo, my hanky makeshift body cart is sitting out in the yard next to the 62, taunting me to get the body off the frame of that one, and sent off to the blaster...
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Postby faux40 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:11 pm

So, I popped by the sandblaster today... The parts are blasted clean and waiting primer. But in the meantime -- PICTURES!

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:19 pm

:drool: Purdy!
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Postby faux40 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:33 am

You think that is pretty! Check these out!

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Of course, that smooth, even coat of light gray primer really highlight the "imperfections" on the panels!

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:13 am

Woohoo!
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Postby faux40 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:42 pm

To quote an old song -- I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!

The final part that I've been searching for to make the Marks 5-Speed I imported from those crazy kids down under fit into my (currently wounded) Patrol will be heading my way soon! What a great way to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 (and to the upcoming 5-Speed bliss)!

Happy Old-Year and Happy New Year everyone!

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Postby G60michael » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:17 am

G'day John,

I got out to Remove the shaft for you once this afternoon had cooled off abit mate.

Tomorrow I'll have it Packed and on the Way to the USA, :dance:

Stay Tuned mate, now Long now and you'll be back in action

Cheers G60mike

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Postby faux40 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:23 pm

It made it! Our postal services came through and the shaft safely made it to it's new home!

Just arrived and unboxed
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And a test fit into my Marks 5-Speed... Perfect!
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One more big item off the To-Do list! Time to get to work and get Aerogirl back on the road with her five glorious gears! ;-)

Thanks again Michael!

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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:29 am

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Postby moore_rb » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:38 am

Ummm..... Would you be willing to take that bad-boy down to the local machine shop, and have them make me a copy...? :D :D :D

My Marks 5-speed gearbox is sitting out in the garage, minus the same piece :cry:

Naturally, I would cover any/all expenses.... :ugeek:
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Postby faux40 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:05 pm

moore_rb wrote:Ummm..... Would you be willing to take that bad-boy down to the local machine shop, and have them make me a copy...? :D :D :D

My Marks 5-speed gearbox is sitting out in the garage, minus the same piece :cry:

Naturally, I would cover any/all expenses.... :ugeek:



Sure -- There's a great shop nearby with an awesome wood lathe. You want it on oak, walnut or ash? In all seriousness, I'm sure I could find a shop that could do it... But if you already have a shop, would it be easier for me to send it to you and you can have them do it? PM me.

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