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#76 marlboro180 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Any progress is better than none at all. Keep up the good work!

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 05:12 AM

Wow, I'm impressed, Casey! You actually got something done (partway).

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:05 AM

I'm probably sandblasting again tonight. Can only get an hour on it before it is too dark to see it. But I am also blasting through media at a good rate. I think the rear box and rear wheels will be all I sandblast based on the work involved with sandblasting. Hopefully I can be priming it this weekend and painted by january

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:56 AM

Wednesday evening I made some good progress on it. The sandblaster is finally working smooth and I am getting good results fast. I am now up to about 55% of the sandblasting done on the battery box / fenders. I had to quit because the face shield got torn up enough by the backspray of sandblasting to where I found myself looking through a hazy fog lol. So I am going to have to buy another face shield, or a few cause I plan to start sandblasting more (rear wheels especially), but I am also going to buy more sandblasting media too. Going to buy 2 bags though, one to replace what I used of my friends, and then another for myself since I am not done and have more I want to sandblast. Anyhow, all went well until clean up when I ended the day completely with a small cut in my leg flesh. Minor cut to me, but my body seemed to think it needed to bleed a little more than I wanted lol. No stitches required, but enough of an cut to need some bandages lol. No worries, I am not going to die, just (bummed out) at the inconvenience lol.

PS: I will not let that stupid cut prevent me from finishing my sandblasting. I hope to get more supplies tomorrow after work and be back sandblasting on Friday evening. (Company event for tomorrow night and hate to get there with sandblasting media in my hair lol).

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 01:33 AM

Aww, get back to work... LOL


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Posted December 13, 2012 - 01:42 AM

There is always one in a group to have something to say about something. I have seen that movie, hilarious. I actually said to myself after looking at the cut, "ah merely a minor flesh wound." lol
I actually looked it over, said, looks good enough to keep working on cleaning up, and continued on with my clean up efforts. It was only after my leg felt wet (from bleeding) that I decided maybe I do have a problem here that I should actually look into bandaging up lol.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 04:32 PM

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:00 PM

Hey, that is looking great, just about ready for some primer. Hope the cut is looking good too. :thumbs:
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Casey that rear battery box looks like new compared to the ones on my tractors.
If you don't want to be bothered going through all the trouble of painting it you could send it to me.
I sure I could find a spot in the garage for it, free up some space for ya. :smilewink:

Edited by DH1, December 14, 2012 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Thanks guys. The above pics are after I was completed with sandblasting. After I sanded it all with 80 grit sandpaper on palm sander to smooth it up before I finally hit it with primer...

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:17 PM

WooHoo! Casey's on a roll! Go, Casey, go!
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:30 PM

That came out awesome Casey! Your making some good progress now! :thumbs:
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Lookin good bub, now as long as you can stay away from those broken light bulbs you'll be alrite LOL

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Lookin' good !
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 01:07 AM

Oh, a quick battery / charging system update. I have decided that I will be using six 6 volt golf cart batteries, unsealed lead acids. I also decided I am not disciplined enough to charge the tractor every week or so, therefore I bought a brand new battery charger with plug in and forget ability that will maintain the batteries while I am not looking. Now obviously the water level in the batteries will have to be checked periodically, but that is minor. Oh, the charger I bought is the NOCO Genius GEN3 30 amp charger that has three 12 volt charging banks at 10 amps each. It seems to be quite the charger, and should do quite well. Look up the specs, you will find it to be quite interesting. In the morning I will be working on a part of the tractor that is here... the transaxle. As some of you remember, it came out of my local scrap yard and I had to replace one seal and one bearing, other than that it was fine. The mission now is to clean it up and paint it black. Anyway, enough rambling, I am going to bed.
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