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post #841 of 5422 Old 12-20-2010, 05:31 PM
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My wife doesn't know what a tap and die set is.... but she is a good wife anyway... hehehehe

My three car garage just got smaller, I got my work motorcycle back and it is taking up more space... I need to d to do some more cleaning and rearranging too!!! I actually only get two spaces but it's better than nothing...


... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #842 of 5422 Old 12-20-2010, 06:52 PM
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What is a "work" motorcycle?

1978 Cherokee, TBI 360/T400/QT...6.0/6L80/NP241C in the works...
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... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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My wife doesn't know what a tap and die set is.... but she is a good wife anyway... hehehehe

My three car garage just got smaller, I got my work motorcycle back and it is taking up more space... I need to d to do some more cleaning and rearranging too!!! I actually only get two spaces but it's better than nothing...
I'm glad you have a good wife, and that she lets you have 2 garage spaces!

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post #845 of 5422 Old 12-25-2010, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Clay has an Angel watching over him! A man of great benevelonce, and out of the goodness of his heart, has provided Clay with a Miller welding helmet for Christmas. Clay begins classes in January. He will be the envy of all the rookie welders!
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post #846 of 5422 Old 12-25-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Merry Christmas Everybody! Things are settling down around our house now. We've just finihsed our Holiday meal, which is always a special deal. Something about ham and mashed potates and gravy!! mmm-mmm...

We managed to get Clay's fenders primed today. We also did a little sandblasting on them. I detailed some steps of the sandblasting, being the first time I ever sandblasted FG. Here are some pics of the process. If I had been REALLY intent on doing a great job, I would have sandblasted the fenders BEFORE we did all the glass work. As a result, the new resin covered over some of the old dirt, and those areas are prominent. I know now, in case I am ever in the position again. The SB was to clean the fenders in preparation for splatter paint. Here is the sequence...

The first couple of pics just show how dirty the underside of the fenderwells are. Who knows how many years of mud, dust, dirt, dead animals, etc got slung up there.




The next couple of pics detail the little SB unit that I used and about 55 PSI air pressure. The grime removed easily and it took about 10 minutes per fender. When you finish you just sweep up the dirt, screen it, and use it again!




Here is a completed fender and the next one to do. BIG difference!


If you can see this then you can see just how far the sand flies... even with only 55 PSIs. I had sand about 12' away in all areas.


It's not a great picture, but you can see that we actually DID prime the fenders!


And even though I worked hard, and I mean HARD, to make these fenders smooth, the truth is revealed in the primer. I took a few more pics showing the flaws but they weren't viewable... bad photographer! there's a lot to do!


It has been a great and prodcutive day. A real blessing to our family, even though another kid fell to the creeping crud!

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post #847 of 5422 Old 12-25-2010, 03:18 PM
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and I thought I was the only one working on Christmas, looks good, I hate it when those little scratches show up just when you feel like the end is in sight.
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I'm working too, but not on the jeep... We had a Mexican food pot luck... Hah, it was yummy too...

Scott, those fenders look great, I know how you feel about the flaws in bodywork!!! I could not be a body guy!!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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and I thought I was the only one working on Christmas, looks good, I hate it when those little scratches show up just when you feel like the end is in sight.
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I'm working too, but not on the jeep... We had a Mexican food pot luck... Hah, it was yummy too...

Scott, those fenders look great, I know how you feel about the flaws in bodywork!!! I could not be a body guy!!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!
I really tried to get a "fender zen" but it just didn't happen! I could not feel any rough spots or bumps, but the primer shows all. The scratches are nothing really... the glaze will take them out quickly. It's the smooth transitions that are getting me! Thanks for the compliments.

Bill... I love Mexican food!! Did you cook?

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looking good!
nice helmet!
merry christmas!!
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post #851 of 5422 Old 12-26-2010, 03:02 AM
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Clay's New Miller Helmet.... I used the old giant grey welding helmet for years that my dad gave me. Then about 5 years ago I bought one of the automatic shading helmets from Harbor Freight. It worked for about a year or two and then died for some reason... Shortly after that, I was over at my welding supply store and they had the Miller ones on sale. Since I have had such great luck with my Miller machine, I decided to try one. I did not get the fancy paint job like Clay's but the same helmet. I have news for Clay, he will love the autoshade part. It is so nice to close your helmet and see great and then start your arc and it goes dark..... I have enjoyed it from day one and use it quiet frequent. I am sure he will be the talk of the class and really enjoy it... Definitely Santa was good to Clay... Also, Jeep parts are looking great.. I am watching alot of the builds but have been quiet.
Have a great Holidays since you have already had a great Christmas......

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Scott. Clay looks tickled about the new helmet. The colors are perfect.

Fenders cleaned up nice and a little glaze should make them smooth. I may have to get the handheld blaster, looks great for small projects.
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Clay's New Miller Helmet.... I used the old giant grey welding helmet for years that my dad gave me. Then about 5 years ago I bought one of the automatic shading helmets from Harbor Freight. It worked for about a year or two and then died for some reason... Shortly after that, I was over at my welding supply store and they had the Miller ones on sale. Since I have had such great luck with my Miller machine, I decided to try one. I did not get the fancy paint job like Clay's but the same helmet. I have news for Clay, he will love the autoshade part. It is so nice to close your helmet and see great and then start your arc and it goes dark..... I have enjoyed it from day one and use it quiet frequent. I am sure he will be the talk of the class and really enjoy it... Definitely Santa was good to Clay... Also, Jeep parts are looking great.. I am watching alot of the builds but have been quiet.
Have a great Holidays since you have already had a great Christmas......

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Calvin- it is always great to hear from you. Glad to hear your opinion of the helmet. Knowing the provider I am certain it is a good one! Thanks for the holiday wishes and the same back to you.

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Scott. Clay looks tickled about the new helmet. The colors are perfect.

Fenders cleaned up nice and a little glaze should make them smooth. I may have to get the handheld blaster, looks great for small projects.
Thanks, Jody. Clay is definitely excited about the helmet. I'm concerned about his welding class... if he is going to have a locker, or will he have to transport everything?? Need to paint his name on the inside. Thanks for the fender comments... the little blaster has its applications.

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Although I love Mexican food as well, and cooking it, my contribution to the pot luck was a couple bags of chips, store bought guac and salsa. In my defense, I was notified what to bring via my wife's facebook, from my Sgt. as she commented on one of my wife's posts, at 9pm christmas eve!

I've always wanted a nice helmet, but I've always been of the mind that, that money could have bought more parts... although, I'm sure my eyes would appreciate it... I don't know how many times I blipped the gun before I was ready...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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Although I love Mexican food as well, and cooking it, my contribution to the pot luck was a couple bags of chips, store bought guac and salsa. In my defense, I was notified what to bring via my wife's facebook, from my Sgt. as she commented on one of my wife's posts, at 9pm christmas eve!

I've always wanted a nice helmet, but I've always been of the mind that, that money could have bought more parts... although, I'm sure my eyes would appreciate it... I don't know how many times I blipped the gun before I was ready...
Ahhh.... then you did good with the food. Notified by Facebook? Geeez...

I have joined the "blipped the gun before I was ready" club!

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