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Old 03-17-2016, 09:56 PM   #61
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Yea do you by chance have a link to that blaster, also do you know how many coats of paint was on the truck?
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:44 AM   #62
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Holy decibels that pump is loud!!! Looks like it is going to work for a while for you though.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #63
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Yea do you by chance have a link to that blaster, also do you know how many coats of paint was on the truck?
Many.

Primer, School Bus Yellow, Black, A mix of black and gray primer, what appears to be zinc chromate primer, a pale yellow, and white. A lot of that blasted off with the pressure washer. What is left appears to be the bottom 3-4 layers.

Here is the link. Water Sand Blaster
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:04 PM   #64
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Holy decibels that pump is loud!!! Looks like it is going to work for a while for you though.
The pump sounds a lot louder on the video than it is in person. I have a modern version that is about the same volume.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:48 PM   #65
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I made a little more progress today.

The glass in the rear door has been replaced as well as the seals.



Side window has been glazed. It's waiting on the paint on the slide tracks to dry.



And Amazon dropped this off today. The existing tank was a home made job out of chip board and fiberglass that had a large hole in the bottom.



More to come as it happens.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:06 PM   #66
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Pulling it together. That's multitasking.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:06 PM   #67
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I'v been on the road for the last couple of weekends so progress has be slow.

Floor pans reinstalled. I still need another shift boot, but it's on the way. I have to pull these back out to clean up the rest of the floor.




I guess the tires made their last 1000 miles on the way home. This one blew out sitting in the driveway.




The cowl gasket was badly deteriorated and leaking. For now, it's been removed and the joint sealed. We'll see how it holds up, it may stay that way.







This afternoon, I reinstalled the side window. I still have one more to replace the glass in.

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Old 03-30-2016, 07:15 PM   #68
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Excellent progress. Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:25 PM   #69
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what a kickass build this is!!!! Love it!!!

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Old 04-02-2016, 10:20 PM   #70
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Today was Blast Day.

We will call it a qualified success. It's no faster than regular sandblasting. You will still end up with sand in places you didn't know existed. It does a really good job removing paint and a fair job removing rust.

It goes through media at an alarming rate. I ran 600 pounds of media through it today and finished about 1/3rd of the bus. Since the media is now wet, you can't shovel it up and run it through the gun again. I'm going to try to dry it and reuse it. We will see how that goes.

The best part is not having to deal with the dust. No masks or hood necessary. It also doesn't warp the panels.

If I was to buy another one, I would find one with a ceramic nozzle. The metal nozzle in the Norther Tool kit doesn't hold up too well. I went through two of them today, and they are $30 each.








Tomorrow it will get a Ospho treatment to neutralize the flash rust and a coat of primer.

More to come.
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