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Slowly going back together , unbelievable amount of stuff to do , everything takes longer than ya think ......

 

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Was hoping to get the box back on tonight , but its snowing here and to get the box on the truck , it has to go half out side . so not going to happen tonight.

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Hi life has been getting in the way , dug out my glass bead cabinet from my shed , it needed a new window and fresh media , so I got some pieces blasted and repainted .

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Also made up some steel Brake lines m and got the parking brake bled .

 

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Here is a little trick I came up with a few years ago , it's to clean up small parts like little brackets or bolts , you take a small plastic jar , this one is a peanut butter container , drill a hole to fit the nozzle of the gun and a few holes to let the media out , it seems to work very well .

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the next thing is an old shop vac , drill a hole in the lid , put the hose in the lid and a filter on the exhaust side , this helps reduce the dust in the box to see better and helps keep the dust down in the shop , when the weather is better I set it up outside.

 

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Getting ready to put the box back on !!!!!

 

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got the parking brake all working , will install the cable now that I can see how it has to go to clear everything

 

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Love the tip for blasting the small parts.  I've been using this for many, many years....works great.  But......I think if the open end with the screen was done on a jar with a lid like yours, it would be perfect!!!  I'm def going to be getting couple of jars with screw on lids. :)  ....and this is a "before" shot....only one I had that showed the cup nicely.

 

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Hi sorry was out of town , so no work on Blue Thunder .

Started to build the exhaust tip .............going to be awesome !!!!!! I know you guys are going to love it .

 

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Hope to have it done this weekend , ( the exhaust tip that is )

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A little more of the Exhaust tip ...................

Building a mold for a carbon cover with two different size slash cuts ......

 

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This is just roughed in , still needs to be filled and finished sanding also a closing plate for the two big holes .

 

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so that's all for today .......

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Looks like you're using super glue and activator?

 

Hi Yes 2P-10 that stuff is unbelievable , super fast and strong !!!!!! no nails or screws

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Hi been super busy with everything else lately .

Made a cutter to countersink the fasteners for the carbon exhaust tip cover .

 

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I used a piece of tool steel ( parting tool from the lathe ) and a 1/4 inch drill bit , zip cut a slot in it and tacked the blade in.

 

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Also got a new ( new to me ) tool Small milling machine , same brand as the lathe , it's old and needs some TLC , but it works ok for now , need some new cutting bits . should come in handy !!!!

 

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Hope to get some time in on the truck this weekend .................

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Hi. Any updates on this? Really enjoying following the build

 

 

Hi Been super busy , life & work getting in the way , I have done some stuff , trying to get the shop a little better organized also , going crazy !!!

buried in stuff and can't find things and need room to work .................stay tuned and thanks for following

Cheers Fast720

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Hi Everyone

Sorry but I have been stupid busy doing everything but working on my truck and my dead line is June 24th .

Went to work on Blue thunder one night a couple of weeks ago , and got totally pissed off when I couldn't find a couple of things .

was going to glass bead my front Calipers , couldn't find the one that was off the truck , next was a piece of tube for the exhaust tip , so I had enough and did a sort and reorganize .

I had 4 buckets of metal that were driving me crazy !!!!!

 

So I built a rack .

I will be back on the truck this weekend !!!!

 

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Sorted all the short stuff into plastic bins , now easy to see what's there !!!

 

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All on wheels so easy to move and clean or ( look for that C clip that flew across the shop ) LOL

 

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So thanks for the nudge and fallowing ...........please stay tuned

More to come

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Worked on Blue Thunder today !!!!!

Got the exhaust tip fabricated and welded , still have to prep the mold for the carbon surround , hopefully tomorrow ,if not I will be working under the hood , on inner fenders and engine accessories .

 

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inside before welding

 

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This was fun to make ............

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ok a couple more pic's

 

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Inside after welding

 

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Well what can I say , I am happy with how it came out ............. if that's too many pic's just let me know

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