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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Started the teardown of the mackissic shredder attachment I picked up last summer

 

Going to get all new hammers as these have been used on both sides.

Fairly simple unit , the hardest thing was getting the heavily rusted steel pulleys off those ended up getting cut off ;)

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 08:40 PM

I'm sure its going to look like new also


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 04:23 AM

Can't wait to see it all shiney and new looking! Hope you get the time to get it all done!


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 06:35 AM

Nice project I remember when I restored the two that I own. They are pretty simple units to work on. They are great for making compost that's what I use mine for.


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 06:45 AM

Eager to see the results, did you manage to get all the decals reproduced?


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 08:28 AM

Eager to see the results, did you manage to get all the decals reproduced?

 

Still having trouble with the main decal, click it and stick it is working on the rest but he said this decal is too intricate to reproduce?!!

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Posted June 13, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I gave mine a refresh (slowing the rust) but I plan on using it... So didn't go to far.

My decal is different there.
Huh. I'll see if I can get a pic of that for you
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Can't wait to see this one done. I love these old decals especially the Indians head. I know the process wouldn't be authentic but has anyone ever had a print shop clean up a decal pic then laminate it. Once applied clear coat the whole area. Just a thought.

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Posted June 13, 2016 - 01:33 PM

Still having trouble with the main decal, click it and stick it is working on the rest but he said this decal is too intricate to reproduce?!!

 

You'll probably have to find someone that specializes in custom silkscreen printed decals. The Indian logo behind the white lettering is likely the problem he's having. With screen printed decals, it can be printed one layer (one color) at a time with amazing detail.


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 05:52 AM

Still having trouble with the main decal, click it and stick it is working on the rest but he said this decal is too intricate to reproduce?!!


Here is mine

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Posted June 16, 2016 - 09:38 AM

I wonder which decal is older and when they changed?



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Posted June 29, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Here is mine

They have some pretty small stuff I'm surprised they can't do it.  I bought from them in the past but never had them reproduce anything.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Parts back from the blaster and primed, hope to get some paint on tomorrow

 

 

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Look forward to seeing it come together!

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Posted July 10, 2016 - 09:21 PM

Any points where it had rusted through and had to be repaired?

 

I'm envious, I'd love to have one. I have a lot of willows, which prune themselves regularly; plus all the garden and yard waste.


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