1973 Travelall 1010 - Slammed Family Cruiser Build.

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #46
    Nice work for a rookie body man. keep at it looks like you are making good progress.

    Comment


      #47
      Originally posted by Kriptonite View Post
      Nice work for a rookie body man. keep at it looks like you are making good progress.
      Thanks! Making it up as I go along... We are almost to real time now....

      Bottom Half of the door is much worse....




      Got a solid 1.5 hrs sanding in.

      Drivers door ready for one more coat.






      Drivers rear door as well.






      Both need a really thin coat in a few spots and I am calling them done.


      One panel at a time! Ready for second coat I think. Pretty close!

      It's yellow again




      Got the other fender hung, it doesn't seem to fit as well as the old one, but its in a little better shape.



      a little better.....



      Got things in another layer....


      Comment


        #48
        Originally posted by Java230 View Post

        End of evening #1 and I had the floor together.



        Why the strange framing? Are the joists too short or did you offset the blocking?


        "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

        GO MINING

        Comment


          #49
          Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

          Why the strange framing? Are the joists too short or did you offset the blocking?
          Offset blocking for the subfloor seams.

          Comment


            #50
            Got another couple hours in yesterday. These two doors are getting close. I am having to "rebuild" the body line on both, a bit of a new challenge. Accident damage on both.

            I think this is about ready for another light coat.






            Need to take off more in the circle,and carefully try to work up a body line there.









            And I thought this panel looked flat




            Wife went for a run, I got 50 min in. Hood blocked. Put a little glazing putty on spots....







            Tried dry guide coat. Way better than the spray paint.....but don't use too much to start!




            Goodies showed up!




            One panel at a time.....


            Comment


              #51
              I'm thinking another thin coat on these type spots




              Really liking the dry guide coat. I put too much on, and it still gums up a little, but way easier for me to read.






              Sand it off, add more on.... I'm just about out of 80 grit....






              More sanding.... Drivers side is all hit with 150. A few spots hit will glaze.



              Pass side got lots more filler





              Test fender with filler




              OK test fender....

              I didn't sand it quite as well as the truck (still some edges, was more worried about bondo vs bare metal paint differences). I can definately see the bondo, its duller, like paint absorbed more.

              This is the area painted.









              Can definitely see the texture diff here





              Just need a second coat? Its also just rattle can paint


              Primered the lower section

              shot color over it all




              Well primer and paint, really didn't do much to hide the filler... Hopefully epoxy does a much better job.


              Had a half day at home today. Cleaned the garage. It's almost workable again.

              Week after next I have time to get back at it. Half hour a day after work is the goal.




              Got a solid 3 hours in today! Thanks Wifey!

              Starting point



              Blocked after guiding it all. A few lows, and some highs I made lows.... Wheel well is killing me.







              Hit a few more spots.





              Then back door!





              I'd put money on someone having a trailer hooked up and dropping the tailgate




              Ok just need to sand the pesky fender.... It needed more.

              Then scuff the roof and rockers, then clean clean clean and shoot some high build!




              Comment


                #52
                Alright! Sanded the fender. Got two more coats in it.... It's funky.

                Leaf blower was taken to garage. It's cleaner ish. Need to get new kitchen table into kitchen....








                Comment


                  #53
                  Now we are pretty much real time. I got distracted replumbing the air in my garage.... Was not happy with how it sprayed last time.... I can post all that if interested

                  Comment


                    #54
                    Originally posted by Java230 View Post
                    Now we are pretty much real time. I got distracted replumbing the air in my garage.... Was not happy with how it sprayed last time.... I can post all that if interested
                    Sure

                    Comment


                      #55
                      Originally posted by Firstram View Post
                      Sure
                      OK then. Im doing it wrong and probably going to kill a bus full of nuns, so dont do this.

                      But previously my system was all 3/8" rubber hose. When I was painting, every time I let off the trigger the hose would swell and the pressure would spike. Super annoying.

                      So in come this shit. All 3/4" pex.

                      Here is the fun part. Its a leftover from a past project that has been kicking around the shop. Its a drain heat recovery pipe, but I think it will work great as a cooling section. Its 40lbs of copper. I have seen lots of manifolds build onto the wall after the compressor in air builds, this is kinda just one wrapped up in a big pipe. 3/4" copper slits into 4 3/8" ish pieces wrapped around a 3" tube. I am replubing it all in 3/4" which I am finding is probably crazy overkill, because I have to neck down for the quick connects, but whatever....



                      Line coming from the compressor outside. It will have a low point drain there also.





                      Adapters sweated onto the heat exchanger.





                      First of many fittings. I may need a drain there too. Clear pip so we can find out though. And yes I realize this isn't normal air line pipe..... But I think it will be fine. Time will tell.



                      Leader and drain point for the compressor. 3/4" might have been overkill




                      Drain fitting at the cooler pipe. Looking at the "filter/water trap" I think the pipe will probably get most of the water condensed back out.... so I bypassed the filter for the line running to the hose reel on the other side of the garage. So I have the option of running thru both or just using the hose reel.





                      All plumbed up. kinda.... I ran out of pipe. And need a few more fittings.... I burned thru 60' of pipe in my little garage already!





                      Well fuck me for trying to clean the water trap... The seal had swelled and it's leaking now.... Ugh. Put rtv one it. Oh well it was 30 years or more old.....

                      OK after a two week(??) sidetrack of the air system, its done. 3/4" line everywhere. Reg on back wall, hose reel with full pressure up front.





                      1

                      This fitting failing started this whole ordeal.... Whole system leaked down 100psi since Thursday. I may chase that.... I think its the drain on the compressor.





                      Sanded the problem spot on the fender. I think its still got a little wave in it, but I'm calling it good enough for now.





                      Comment


                        #56
                        Looks good!

                        PEX A is perfect for airlines and that after cooler should work well. For the heavy use days, a fan blasting on it will cool it down. Painting it flat black will help too. Post a review after some use.

                        I spent bank setting up an after cooler, Hayden 1299 with 2 600cfm fans. All of my tools travel for work so I need to stay compact with all of the cages. If I was set up in a shop I’d build a wall mounted pex setup too.

                        Comment


                          #57
                          Originally posted by Firstram View Post
                          Looks good!

                          PEX A is perfect for airlines and that after cooler should work well. For the heavy use days, a fan blasting on it will cool it down. Painting it flat black will help too. Post a review after some use.

                          I spent bank setting up an after cooler, Hayden 1299 with 2 600cfm fans. All of my tools travel for work so I need to stay compact with all of the cages. If I was set up in a shop I’d build a wall mounted pex setup too.
                          Yeah all my googling said it should be fine. And man I love working with it. We will see, if anything it will probably be the plastic T closet to the compressor that blows. And that's outside the shop walls.

                          So far it "seems" like I have better flow. Running a 1/2" air hose, but still have the 1/4" ID QD's on there, so if anything I could swap those. Blowing the shop out, compressor ran for 5 mins solid, and I couldn't feel any more than ambient on the cooler. I did toy with the idea of a fan if needed.

                          Comment


                            #58
                            Why do you have the quick connect before the hose reel?
                            I would think you would get better flow by pulling it out and using a shutoff and a tee with one side going to the QD and one to the reel.
                            If thats going to be used for aint, I would probbaly also throw in a drop leg just to see if you get anything.

                            Aaron Z

                            Comment


                              #59
                              Originally posted by aczlan View Post
                              Why do you have the quick connect before the hose reel?
                              I would think you would get better flow by pulling it out and using a shutoff and a tee with one side going to the QD and one to the reel.
                              If thats going to be used for aint, I would probbaly also throw in a drop leg just to see if you get anything.

                              Aaron Z
                              Probably would flow better wo/ it.... Always had one there so I put one back... And paint is a bigger hose off the reg/filter. That's just for tires, tools etc

                              Comment


                                #60
                                woah, that copper cooling coil looks pretty sweet. I see a sticker on there, so I assume you purchased it somewhere? Where did you get it?

                                I'd love to have some copper cooling to get rid of some water (my water separators only seem to work so well), and I don't have room on a wall anywhere to run a "wall of copper pipes" up and down up and down.

                                Would love to know how well that works.
                                - Buck

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X