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Old 09-02-2013, 01:53 AM   #11
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Nice clean looking start! I was just going to start my electrical box this week with alu. I already have a heat gun so what a damn fine idea. Off to the shops after work to find a trash bin ;)
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #12
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make sure to cut a piece to use as a cover. then I used the wood as a template to make sure it fits, then used it as a mold.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:09 AM   #13
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Shweeeet! All over it ;)
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #14
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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thanks but i had to chop the rear even more and plate it off again as im lowering it. and the box will be touched abit smaller. il have to glass the rest
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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well i been busy at work and been away from the project. but i had time off and got to work.

i needed to rechop as i wanted a different look on the rear end.


made some plates to weld in and fill her up.


found a bicycle seat post to have a very thick wall and decided to go with this as a bar to weld for the seat support.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #17
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started the sandblastin' the motor and gas tank
before sand blasting

finished sandblasting

started the gas tank but ran out of sand.

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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well im leaving the paint work unseen until its ready. but so far i been working on my fiberglass fender. i used the rear tire to make a mold from.



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Old 09-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #19
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started the sandblastin' the motor and gas tank
before sand blasting
I learned something from this picture that I am wondering if you figured out or if it is part of the instructions for use. My Father-In-Law bought a sand blaster at an estate sale and I have it at my shop, we tried to use if for cleaning a Jeep trailer I build a while back but it did not work very well because it would not create a vacuum to draw the sand out. I see that yours is turned upside down which would force the media to put pressure on the plug and create a vacuum and draw the media out the house as it should...please tell me this is an instruction somewhere that you knew and not some kind of "common knowledge."
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #20
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I learned something from this picture that I am wondering if you figured out or if it is part of the instructions for use. My Father-In-Law bought a sand blaster at an estate sale and I have it at my shop, we tried to use if for cleaning a Jeep trailer I build a while back but it did not work very well because it would not create a vacuum to draw the sand out. I see that yours is turned upside down which would force the media to put pressure on the plug and create a vacuum and draw the media out the house as it should...please tell me this is an instruction somewhere that you knew and not some kind of "common knowledge."
HAHA, no its upside down as i was removing all sand and flushed the hoses as i was then using baking soda for the motor. i later had to use sand on the heads as i was using too much soda to remove the paint that was on there.
now to help with your dilemma. i have to change tips on certain medias. if i use soda its a smaller tip. if its sand i use a larger ceramic tip. make sure to check all fittings. if used and the prior person had a poor setup. maybe moisture in lines. that can make mud and clog the connections.
also from time to time i had to shake the container as the sand was a tad moist. i had it laid out on a tarp in the sun for hours but even then was still moist.
kinda like a pressure washer(the gas ones with soap containers), if you want to use soap you can't use 15* tip as its too small to draw soap from the container, but a wider angle tip will work.

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