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Hulk II (1988 Craftsman II) 917.255919 Summer Refresh.


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 06:06 PM

I use this Plastic weld on the Roper's dash with very good results.

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 08:42 PM

Major sanding with 100 grit. Went through 4 pads on the mouse. I need to wire brush the underneath, then switch to 220 on the top. After that wet sand with 400. May have to go back over some spots as the wet sanding makes the imperfections show up.

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Posted August 09, 2017 - 07:07 PM

Final JB touch-ups are done, needs to harden for the final sanding. Nice surprise today, the Mandrills came in +1. I went back and checked where I ordered them off ebay. One primary, and two Secondary's. Not sure why I received an additional primary. All is good.

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Posted August 10, 2017 - 12:39 PM

I use this Plastic weld on the Roper's dash with very good results.

I'm going to try what is leftover from my fiberglass kit



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Posted August 13, 2017 - 06:19 PM

Had a really HOT and busy weekend. Hulk II got his first waxing, and I am going to try and get the first coat of paint on his deck tonight.

 

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Posted August 14, 2017 - 09:16 PM

After a brutal day at work I was able to get a couple coats of paint on the deck outside. The deck has been moved into the shop with Grandson's kelp and I'll apply one more coat before shutting down the shop for the evening. He has the best seat in the shop.

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Posted August 14, 2017 - 09:18 PM

New mandrills are a little different, but should work fine.
Pulleys now have a bolt, and the body is longer.

 

Logan has one of the better seats in the shop.

 

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Posted August 15, 2017 - 09:11 PM

Note to self, Don't paint the deck outside in 100* heat, then bring it in to the Shop A/C before drying! First issue was the paint turned a grey in a couple areas, so I tried touching those up. The touchup crinkled :( . I took the deck back outside this evening and sanded the crinkles and re painted. 


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Posted August 21, 2017 - 03:11 PM

I stayed home today to watch the eclipse, Was supposed to go to Missouri but life happened. Kinda of disappointing we only got 70% here. Anyhow, with all that was going on I did get a little more done to the deck. The belt cover needs a lot of work still.    

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Posted August 23, 2017 - 09:40 PM

Working on the deck belt cover and a couple last deck items. Lots of sanding and touch ups still needed. Cover has several rust trough's, and is NLA.l

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Posted August 25, 2017 - 08:52 PM

Getting there. 


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Posted August 25, 2017 - 10:25 PM

I did a lot of sanding on this tonight. Most od the divots are filled in, but it could stand another touch-up before paint. Need to pick up more sand paper.

 

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Posted August 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

I did a lot of sanding on this tonight. Most od the divots are filled in, but it could stand another touch-up before paint. Need to pick up more sand paper.

We both need a blasting cabinet



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Posted August 26, 2017 - 07:58 PM

I know this is way over the top for a refresh, but I didn't do the deck very well 7 years ago. I have chipped off the rust cancer bubbles, wire-wheeled, and sanded the whole deck. Used JB-weld to fill in the rust trough's, and rust craters. The deck looks good now. The belt cover was in the same shape. I did the same steps, and now have applied a second coat of JB to fill in the shiny areas. As soon as Harvey leaves I'll be able to sand this again and finally paint.  

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Posted August 26, 2017 - 08:33 PM

I was just watching some Harvey videos. Did you get much there?


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