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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Ok Guys, I've had this old Craftsman air compressor for a number of years now, and it finally rusted a hole on the bottom of the tank. So after fixing it up with some J.B. Kwik, I decided that I'm going to repaint it and make it a custom John Deere compressor. Here are pictures of it before I took it all apart this afternoon:

 

 

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Alright, now for the questions. I'm going to polish the flywheel since it's aluminum, but how should I paint the rest of the compressor? I was thinking about making the tank and the platform yellow, the handle silver since the chrome is chipping away, the motor black, and the pump and electrical box green. Oh, and the wheels yellow. What do you think, and if you would change something, what would it be?


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Great idea!  Maybe more green, like the tank etc.   BUT NOT THAT TANK!!!  Use other one.

 

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:53 PM

How much pressure does that build up? Have you use it since you repaired the hole? I would be very worried that it would blow off, and there is no telling where it might go after it bounces off the ground. I would either weld a patch over it, or get a new one. The potential damage is not worth it.
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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:02 PM

It only builds up to a 100lbs Ryan. I use it mostly for inflating the kids bicycle tires or for blowing off sanding dust. I was going to scrap it since I have another compressor, but I figured I'll fix it, repaint it, and then give it to Caleb (jdelfjunior) for him to play around with.



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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:20 PM

100 lbs will be the equivalent of a bomb going off when the J.B. Weld lets go.  The tank not only has the rust hole - the metal is rusted thin in several places along the bottom.  NEVER USE THAT TANK!!!   EVER!!!


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:29 PM

100 lbs will be the equivalent of a bomb going off when the J.B. Weld lets go.  The tank not only has the rust hole - the metal is rusted thin in several places along the bottom.  NEVER USE THAT TANK!!!   EVER!!!

AMEN!!!!! I'm with Kris and Ryan here, pitch the tank.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I would have to agree with finding another tank for it before you give it away. I know your intentions are good but please reconsider what your about to do.  


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Now that I know you have another compressor... GET RID OF THAT TANK! It is not worth the risk, especially if you are giving it to your son!
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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Sorry I have to agree scrap the tank.
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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:47 PM

id strip the tank and cut a big hole in it and take it to a scrap yard before it fails and someone get hurt or worse . you can get new tanks and that would give Caleb something to build . please dont use that tank  


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thanks guys! I will be scraping the tank. The dangers never even crossed my mind. Sure glad I posted this before I went through with repainting it all up, and then posting finished pictures. Thanks for looking out for us. :thumbs:


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Good morning, Troy (here it's 6:55 am). If you really want to paint it in the colours, then it must be black and highway yellow - it's an industrial!


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Yeah, what they said ! ^    Knock a big hole in the side of it and strip it for parts ! 

Or better yet use it for target practice.  :cowboy_shooter:     :shoot3:       :shoot2:


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Hi guys, I think, Troy is just kidding!






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