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Posted December 15, 2012 - 01:53 AM

Good news on the charger Casey, and the battery box is looking great too.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:29 AM

You're moving along at a good pace, Casey. keep it up!
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 06:14 AM

Casey,you're coming right a long.Looking good.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Casey will you need to clean the sandblaster parts with any special cleaners or different prep to get the areas the the 80 grit sandpaper won't get ? Like the deep pits .Al
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Casey will you need to clean the sandblaster parts with any special cleaners or different prep to get the areas the the 80 grit sandpaper won't get ? Like the deep pits .Al


Al, I am unsure of any special proceedures after sandblasting. All the 80 grit was for was to smooth up the surfaces of the texture the sandblasting gave. I actually used the 40 grit on the inside of the box case I was after crud. I blow the parts off with air before painting always. The deep pits were sanded with the sandblaster, so I figured they are rust free now, so that is fine. I do not plan to use body putty on this project, just paint, as this is not a true restoration, just a refurbishing. Any pitting or dents add character. My overall goal is for it to look great, but not so great I am afraid to put it to work lol.

I dont think any special cleaners are necessary before painting after sandblasting. I just know if you don't get paint on it soon it will flash rust like any other piece of untreated steel.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Congrats on getting that charger Casey. Looks like good progress.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 01:49 PM

The weather today was not looking like it was going to get over 50 degrees (and I was right) and that was the weather wanted for painting outside. I opted to not work on the Elec Trak today anyhow, and went to work on a more pressing project, the topper needed the notches around the tailgate enlarged. So I ended up with about an hour or so in that project, and blew up two dremel cutting disks in my face (glad I had on the big goofy safety glasses today which were the first pair I found). Anyway, I will get back to the Elec-Trak tomorrow. It is perfectly ok to not make progress on the same project, as long as I did do something constructive today lol.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 02:18 PM

Casey - I have a foot pedal that is stock with a pad and the little prongs . As I recall that one has a welded hinge . N/C to you.
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