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Old 18-10-21, 04:58
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Iíve been looking carefully but there is nothing left.
I can help out with the font and size but not what was on what. I can conclude what was on the signal cartridge bin.
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Old 25-10-21, 05:17
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New storage rack divider made. The original was too rotted out to reuse although I did save the original piece of angle iron. I used my bead roller to put the offset into the folded over edge first. Then bent it over in the brake. I then used the shop press to bend it down the rest of the way pinching the flat stock piece.

I also finished the pile of interior bins/brackets and hangers by sandblasting and coating them in metal prep etch.

Speaking of sandblasting I loaded up the trunk with a pile of the larger parts including the turret and basket components and took them off to my sandblaster. Sadly when I got to his place I found out he has retired from the business and sold off all his stuff. I knew this day was coming as he was in his 70ís. A note was left saying where the guy who bought all his equipment was located so off I went to find them. The parts were left with them and I should have them back this week. I had been really spoiled by the guy I had been using. He did the parts at his house and sandblasting was his thing. I could always drop things off and 95% of the time he would call me by the next day at noon saying the parts were ready for pickup. This was pretty much any day of the week including weekends. His prices were always extremely fair and his quality of work was exceptional. I really hope the new guy is just as good. We shall see.
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Old 25-10-21, 05:19
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When I removed the lower turret ring two of the bolts snapped off leaving the threaded portion stuck in the cast ring. So I did the old weld a nut to the stud trick and they unscrewed right out.
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Old 03-11-21, 08:49
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I picked up the parts from the new sandblasters late last week. They did a pretty good job on everything. The turret was given a coating of POR15 then while just tacky I over sprayed with the finish oat of paint. It takes careful timing but the paint chemically bonds to the POR and makes one very hard wearing coating. The lower turret ring was also painted at the same time.
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Old 03-11-21, 08:51
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When I get the chance all the interior panels, brackets, and bins will be getting painted white.
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Old 03-11-21, 16:05
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Hi Jordan.

Are you planning to use a POR White on the interior to help with the wear and tear hat tends to accumulate there?

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Old 03-11-21, 16:26
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No Iím not. Iím using Armorcoat gloss white. Iíve been pretty happy with how this paint has help up in the past.
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Old 07-11-21, 02:10
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Any colour so long as it is gloss white. The new heat lamp is working well for curing the paint.
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Old 17-11-21, 01:41
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This afternoon I spent a few hours in the shop getting the one new fender installed and welded up. Last week Stew Robertson and myself spent a day at his shop working on getting my three original fenders bent back into shape. We also did the basic press brake work on the new fender I needed to make. Todayís time I the shop was spent getting the edge that fits against the hull cut out and the basic holes drilled in place to get it bolted up. Once bolted up I was able to tweak the fender flares a bit and then get them welded up. Iíve still got to sort out the headlamp mounting holes. But that can be for another day.
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Old 18-11-21, 04:30
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Today was spent getting more holes drilled into my new fender. Iím quite happy with how it turned out.
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Old 18-11-21, 04:34
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I also started on getting the left rear fender fitted in for welding up the flares. These original fenders all had the flares badly smashed in. It was suggested to me to make all new fenders but with this vehicle still being so original I figured I owed it ti keep as many original pieces as possible. The last picture shows what I started with. Iíve still got to cut out and replace where the metal has rusted right through but that sill be for another day.
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