Matt's restro

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Postby r1lark » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:24 am

Mattbob53 wrote:Been a while, built some tools sand blasted a bunch of stuff and powder coated it

Once I figured it out I had to start over on all the parts and this is what I'm left with.

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Matt, what powder coating system are you using? I'm looking at some of the low cost 'home' systems for powder coating small parts and have been researching quite a bit. Any recommendations or advice would be appreciated. :)
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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:36 pm

I have the cheap harbor freight gun and it works Good once you get your air pressure right. The Eastwood gun is better from what I hear but it's 100 bucks more. I think the next step in guns is 800 bucks To 3k, I'd go cheap and see if you enjoy it, then spend the money on a gun . The most important thing you need is a good air compressor and sand blaster. The parts have to be prepared well or it looks like crap. I had to reblast the glove compartment 2 times because I haven't quite figured it out.

This is what I have learned so far
1. Rubber gloves are a must after you sand blast don't handle the part unless you have gloves
2. Do not wipe if down with a rag after sandblasting blow it off with air and coat it. Powder coating lint looks like crap
3. 400 degree parts stay hot for a while use leather gloves


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Postby r1lark » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:29 pm

Thanks Matt, good info. I'm considering the Harbor Freight gun too. I figure with a 25% off coupon its reasonable enough to take a chance on. One comparative side-by-side test actually liked the HF gun better because of the interchangeable tips (or whatever they are called) that disperse the powder.

What are you using for an oven?
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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:08 pm

I built one from an oven I picked up off Craig's list
https://goo.gl/photos/845c8QT9mebpe1Ds8 I also have a small toaster oven for small parts




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Postby Mattbob53 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:24 pm

Decided to break down my patrol to the frame. Couldn't live with the rust

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Postby mad4hws » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:07 pm

Wow Matt. Looks like you got the top off okay. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:57 pm

Removed and tagged all wires, hood, windshield and Broke the bed down tonight.


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Postby Esteban » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 pm

Thanks for posting these detailed pictures of your progress. It will be very fun to watch and certainly, a reference for many.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Esteban wrote:By the way, your pictures uploaded by the Tapatalk app, do not show on the web browser (tried a couple of them and on two machines) Was able to look at them at the app in my phone. This is something for the Admins to look into, because a lot of members might end up missing the pictures. I'm sure this is an issue with Tapatalk and not with the way you upload. Probably a way into forcing people to the app (not a fan of this app except the convenience out in the field)


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Postby Mattbob53 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:58 pm

So we started the rust repair. My dad is doing the work. He's pictures don't do it justice. While great at resto, he lacks in technology

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Lot to go but a good start



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Postby mad4hws » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:31 am

that looks fantastic. How'd you talk your dad into this? Can't wait to see it. Do you think he'll be able to do any sheet metal work with your rear quarters?
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Postby Monkey0726 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:38 pm

Wow great Job! I'm loving that new gas tank.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:56 pm

I didn't want to get a tank made but mine was toast. He did a good job with making similar to old tank

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Postby Esteban » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:34 pm

Nice work! What gauge did he used for the steel sheet?

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