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Old 12-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #85
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Been a while since I posted... but I have not given up!

Not much progress in real terms, as a retinal issue has had me on go slow.
I had done things before this happened, so time to update those plus stuff I obtained in preparation for GO TIME!

Ok, well following on from the last post...

Roller bearings and stuff for the jacks..


New rear suspension air bags..


32w Flexible Unisolar panel to keep those batteries topped..



Bogart Engineering Battery monitor..


Zemco ZT4 Fuel Computer..



Innovate fuel/air ration meter to keep an eye on the mixture..

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Old 12-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #86
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Figured out the basic's of powering the Range Rover seats up... they work fine once I figured out how to bypass the memory function...
So it was time to be sure they fit, and make some templates and measurements for the adaptor plate..


Also got a good terminal crimper and connectors..


And connectors..



Evern, by a freak of Ebay nature, found the correct exterior grab handle, with deadbolt, and doorbell!



Sooo... The headlamp castings were done...


Was not happy with some of the cast aluminum items I had painted and then polished previously... the polished surfaces have tarnished really fast..
Grille is an example...


I will need a better solution, so Powdercoating is the plan...
Black highlights, with clear over the top is the plan..


Back into the sandblaster they went...
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #87
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Figured out the basic's of powering the Range Rover seats up... they work fine once I figured out how to bypass the memory function...
So it was time to be sure they fit, and make some templates and measurements for the adaptor plate..


Also got a good terminal crimper and connectors..


And connectors..



Evern, by a freak of Ebay nature, found the correct exterior grab handle, with deadbolt, and doorbell!



Sooo... The headlamp castings were done...


Was not happy with some of the cast aluminum items I had painted and then polished previously... the polished surfaces have tarnished really fast..
Grille is an example...


I will need a better solution, so Powdercoating is the plan...
Black highlights, with clear over the top is the plan..


Back into the sandblaster they went...
You will like powder coat. I use it all the time. Cure at temperature, let cool and part is ready to use, no waiting on paint to dry hard.

Powder stands up well to the weather and most chemicals. Only draw back I have found is it is thick and if you want to take it back off it is VERY hard to strip.

NIC Prismatic Colors has just about any color you can think of.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #88
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Glad you got the seats figured out!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #89
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(I was looking at page 1 when I wrote this.) OMG! Good thing you found those when you did! You may have gotten a rude awakening in the middle of the night when the jack failed and dropped one corner I admire your ambition and ingenuity on your project. I've been working on my "Pig" now for about 5 years, and it just gets better and better. At least that way we don't have a monthly payment to have to pay, and still end up with a nice rolling home to enjoy. Keep up the good work, and you'll get years of enjoyment out of it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #90
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To encourage you to use powder coat I wanted to show you a couple of pictures. I made some brackets to reinforce the hitch location on my Jeep that I will use as a tow vehicle so that it came move the trailer it will be hauled in around in parking lots.

We started with bare metal and a used hitch



Modified them to fit in a stock location with out having to modify the Jeep







Sandblasted them and powder coated them





I do not mean to hijack your thread, but wanted to show you how nice powder coat can come out. You do not need an expensive gun, but do need an electric oven, and not the one in your kitchen that you cook food in. One that is large enough to do the parts you want to do, and if one off the side of the road is large enough it will work just fine. You have the skills to build a box to put over the open mouth of a standard oven to enlarge it as needed, do not powder coat in an oven used to prepare food in.
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All That and a 5.9 ltr Grand Cherokee....nice
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My 5.9...



Update time!
Not much direct AS progress, but some updates on stuff I have been up to with help...

My Alfa Spider needed new carpets, interior and details...
My mother was over from England and helped me with the selection, testing and purchase of an Industrial Sewing machine. She is an Seamstress and artisan for 60years plus... It where I get my genes from! Always wanted one and admired what trimmers do.
The longer term plan will be to retrim the AS to my personal tastes, so its connected!
Anyway, the new tool is a Cutsew CS-206, which is a rebadged Consew 206rb1. Its an industrial strength compound feed walking foot machine, that is well respected, and capable of sewing leather up to 3/8th thick if needed.
It was in great shape and already has an new 1/2hp servo motor.




Its a beast, so we changed the pulley down to a smaller one for less speed and more torque and control...


My mother began laying down some nice test stitches...
Vinyl...


Really thick leather...


Then she showed me how to make a parking brake gaiter...
After stitching the 2 leather halves together face to face...


Then opened out and French stitched with contrasting thread that matches the upholstery in the alfa....


She even showed me the basics of fancy stitching...


Then showed me how to bind carpet edges....

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Also, some months ago, my frustration with my small HF media blast cabinet spilled over, as its too small to do things I need.
I began watching CL...

A good sized Dee-Blast Model 38 came up....
About 1/2 tank of gas, and some cash bargaining secured it...
Its was Ugly, not feeding media into the gun... gloves were toast, window was out, and one extraction motor was not working..







Note the last picture... yes that is glass bead media stacked to within 2" of the grate in the hopper!
Maybe 150lb of the stuff... impacted like rock!.... maybe because the PO had no moisture trap on his compressor!
Took us an hour to get it out and lighten it enough to lift into the truck!

Anyway... the media is worth more than I paid for the unit!

So, by trading with a buddy of mine who needed some media blasting....
The Dee-Blast got a makeover...
Some TLC, paint, a motor strip and clean, a wheeled base was added.

Now...



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Also another cheap CL find ..
It was on my list as a MH makeover necessity

A 30" HF 3 in 1 metal machine...
Sheet metal brake, shear and slip roll.



Again it got some TLC, and paint...


Done.


It will need some more fine tuning when my eyes are better, but some test pieces confirmed its abilities...



Test pieces done...Left to right...
20g steel Sheared, then folded with the brake.
Piece of straight 1/4 rod, rolled into a circle.
20g aluminum sheet, sheared then rolled into a tube.


Like I said, not much progress on the AS, but a little trading and simple tasks has added functionality to the workshop for the future!
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I have been looking for a good one of these for awhile, nice find.



One trick I have learned with the blasting booth is to look for people trowing out single pane storm windows. I strip the aluminum off the outside of the pain and cut the glass so it fits the inside of the window on the booth. this saves having to buy the protective Mylar and the glass lasts a lot longer then the Mylar. I also put mine on rollers, makes it much easier to clean behind.

I sent you a question on the crimps, did you see it? How about the powder coat?

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Nice setup!
Is that a TP tools cabinet? Looks nice!
What is the extraction system?

Yes, you have to have it on wheels for many reasons.


My crimper... sorry it slipped my mind to reply...
It works well so far..
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Nice setup!
Is that a TP tools cabinet? Looks nice!
What is the extraction system?

Yes, you have to have it on wheels for many reasons.


My crimper... sorry it slipped my mind to reply...
It works well so far..
I was going to order the 18980 which has two more dies but it appears everyone is out of stock, the one place that did not say out of stock does not say it is in stock, I will have to call on Monday
S & G Tool Aid , 18980 Quick Change Ratcheting Terminal Crimping Kit with 9 Die Sets

The extraction system is a home grown system. I started with the "vacuum system" that came with the unit (yes TP Tools). It did not suck enough air out to keep the cabinet clear so that you could see. I then purchased a Delta dust collection system and quickly found out the the dust went right through the bag and made a mess out of the basement, I them purchase a Oneida cyclone Cyclones, Dust Collectors & Components, Oneida Air Systems Inc., dust collection, dust collection systems, portable dust collector, woodworking dust collection systems, cyclone dust collection systems | Oneida Air Systems Inc., dust collection, dust and grafted into the delta suction box and it works outstanding, almost to good as it collects the tiniest of particles and deposits then in the can
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:27 PM   #98
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Nice setup!

As you know, these things need some serious air...
We did the air upgrade about a year ago...
The 2.5hp and 20gallon tank just was not man enough.
Moved up to a used Speedaire, 7.5hp with upright 80g tank.
Puts out 25cfm at 175psi!

Here it is being loaded by forklift into my truck... all 700lb of it.



Getting it out at home was tricky... but by using an engine hoist and some care, it was safely removed and installed..



Pretty much in its new home... next to the outgoing Sanborn!
It kicks butt, and is actually not much noisier!



Pretty much wrapped up another little tool project this week..
A fixer-upper HF 4x6 Bandsaw found on CL maybe 6 months ago...


It was cheap... it did work, but poorly... the blade would pop off(adjustment cured that), but the motor would stall under load...

This was the reason... No oil in the gearbox!



A good clean out and some good oil, had it working, but I have a new set of gears on order...


Now it cut, and with some more TLC, it was doing fine.
The vertical table was MIA... but I am told that is no loss... so I made a new one from aluminum plate.



So, finally, its all working well for now. We cleaned it up, added a base, with locking casters, and got it painted... almost done!



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