Startin to work on the Clone Runner

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71Beeper
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun May 06, 2018 7:49 pm

So now I'm going back to the front part of the car to where the front torque boxes sit.
I decided to buy a spot sandblaster gun.
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I want clean up the are where the torque box will go as it won't be accessible once the torque box goes in.
So I borrowed my good friends portable air compressor that runs on 110 power and is mobile.
Here's the before pics.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun May 06, 2018 7:50 pm

A couple more pictures........
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun May 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Looks like my before pictures disappeared. I'll try and post them again.
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And heres the picture of the spot blaster I bought.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 pm

So I got a little more done.
I ended up pitching the little spot blaster. It would not get into the tighter areas very well.
With the reservoir on the top, you couldn't turn the gun at any angle or the sand would stop flowing.
So I went and bought a portable 2.5 gallon kit. This one works much better.
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I got the top area done right up to the rear torque box.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun May 20, 2018 8:53 pm

Did some more sandblasting yesterday.......
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:36 pm

Continuing on with blasting. I've stopped using sand - it's too dusty.
I've switched over to recycled glass, a 30 to 60 grit grade. Much less dust. I'm blasting the rear shock mount cross-member.
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I'm seeing some part number stampings
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:41 pm

Due to the intense heat, the compressor is pushing out air filled with water vapor. That in turn is clogging up the blasting gun.
Also the recycled glass is starting to clump up. With all those issues the blasting has been slow going. But I did manage to get more of it done.
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Here, I am getting closer to the bottom.
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I gave the drivers side inner frame rail a blast and put primer on it too.
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I did manage to get the shock K-member done.
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Hopefully the rest of the underside will be easier.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:47 pm

Made the most progress today.
With the weather being dryer out - I wasn't getting as much water thru the air lines as previously.
Progress went from this.
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To this.....
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To all of this....this is all bare steel.
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And now after a coat of primer added.
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