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Old 04-24-2018, 03:38 AM   #876
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Re: Dug's 1959 Fleetside

Looking good, strong work.

What does the change in air pressure do? Lower, more chunky? Higher, more smooth?

Great progress.

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:48 AM   #877
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nice work.
those are sick pics with the foliage and greenery in the backgound. we still have snow on the ground and are having flooding issues up here in Calgary. it may rain tomorrow, that would be a first in the year, instead of snow......
keep on plugging away.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:04 PM   #878
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Really nice work!!!
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:55 PM   #879
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Looking good, strong work.

What does the change in air pressure do? Lower, more chunky? Higher, more smooth?

Great progress.

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Thanks! Although I got conflicting information on Youtube, I found that higher pressure produces less texture (smoother). Turn it down for bigger chunks.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:58 PM   #880
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nice work.
those are sick pics with the foliage and greenery in the backgound. we still have snow on the ground and are having flooding issues up here in Calgary. it may rain tomorrow, that would be a first in the year, instead of snow......
keep on plugging away.
Yep...we are already running our AC's and cutting grass. We have two seasons here....hot and a little less hot. Just landed in Denver to a little snow flurry and 37 degrees F. Nice change of pace.
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:06 PM   #881
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Really nice work!!!
Thanks... When will you get your thread started? Need to see some more 4 eyed '58' s and 59's. Can't wait to see more.

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Old 05-01-2018, 01:01 PM   #882
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Back in town to begin the paint only to find that Amazon shipped a loose 1 gallon can of paint in a box with virtually no packing thru the USPS. The top to the can popped off. The USPS sacrificed a couple of plastic bins to make sure I got it. The fun part was that our neighbor, who was picking up the mail while we were gone, took it into her house!!! No leaks in her house. Fresh Amazon gallon on the way.
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I ordered a 1/2" particulate filter/water trap and desiccant dryer while I was gone to try to wring out some of the moisture we have packed in our southern air. Added a drip leg and ball valve to the upstream side. For now, I'll use my vice to hold it until I can come up with a better way. I'll run the air thru the particulate filter/water trap at my compressor and 20 feet of hose before it hits my new rig. Will run a small red disposable moisture remover at the gun to trap anything that made it thru the maze. The 80 gallon 5 hp compressor managed to push the air thru all that pressure drop.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:39 PM   #883
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another thing you can do to help with moisture in the compressed air is to run a length of soft copper line in a spiral loop (it comes in a roll so easy) and have a drain at the bottom. larger diameter is better. just T it into the line somewhere close to the compressor and allow it to hang in a big spiral with the inlet at the top. put a hand operated drain valve at the bottom. copper conducts heat quick so run a fan on it and it will cool the air in the tube, drop out the moisture, and if you leave the drain at the bottom open slightly it will self drain as you work. I also have an auto drain on mine connected to the light switch in the shop. that way it only drains when the lights are on. it is a timed unit so it drains on a schedule (and scares the crap outta anybody standing close, haha)
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:44 PM   #884
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pex plumbing crimp rings also work pretty good for rubber hose airline connections, instead of the gear clamps. I have found the extra "tab" end on the gear clamps have an affinity for my skin and force me to buy shares in the bandaid company. I see you have yours taped over, just a thought.

for you amazon bandits, no spills either, lol. your neighbor got lucky there.

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Old 05-01-2018, 02:12 PM   #885
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I watched a video a while back with a probuilder that was talking about installing a air system with driers for home use, he recommended having the dryer 40 feet(of line) from the compressor. The reason he said was because the compressor heats up the air and you want that much for the temp to drop and condensation to collect. dont know if it is a selling gimmick, but it might be something to consider.
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:22 PM   #886
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dryers for industrial use use a chiller unit, like a fridge, to cool the air, which drops out the moisture like condensation quicker. maybe that is why the distance from the head unit, so the air has more chance of cooling anyway before it gets there. hmm, I do have that old fridge in the wife's garage she uses for salad fixings and stuff.....not crazy about salad anyway...could drill a few holes....run a few lines....oh wait, THERE'S BEER IN THERE!...not gonna happen.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:12 AM   #887
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s....oh wait, THERE'S BEER IN THERE!...not gonna happen.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:09 PM   #888
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I watched a video a while back with a probuilder that was talking about installing a air system with driers for home use, he recommended having the dryer 40 feet(of line) from the compressor. The reason he said was because the compressor heats up the air and you want that much for the temp to drop and condensation to collect. dont know if it is a selling gimmick, but it might be something to consider.
Agree. In my case, it is at least 40 feet. So, if any moisture makes it through my mega long hose, I hope drops into my drip leg or gets picked off by the next two filters. Stay tuned.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:15 PM   #890
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another thing you can do to help with moisture in the compressed air is to run a length of soft copper line in a spiral loop (it comes in a roll so easy) and have a drain at the bottom. larger diameter is better. just T it into the line somewhere close to the compressor and allow it to hang in a big spiral with the inlet at the top. put a hand operated drain valve at the bottom. copper conducts heat quick so run a fan on it and it will cool the air in the tube, drop out the moisture, and if you leave the drain at the bottom open slightly it will self drain as you work. I also have an auto drain on mine connected to the light switch in the shop. that way it only drains when the lights are on. it is a timed unit so it drains on a schedule (and scares the crap outta anybody standing close, haha)
...auto timer....?? You are officially over the top. Do you guys even have moisture in the air way up there in Canada??? The coil is a good idea. Thought about a radiator/heat exchanger as well but the long hose and multiple cheap filters won out.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:17 PM   #891
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pex plumbing crimp rings also work pretty good for rubber hose airline connections, instead of the gear clamps. I have found the extra "tab" end on the gear clamps have an affinity for my skin and force me to buy shares in the bandaid company. I see you have yours taped over, just a thought.

for you amazon bandits, no spills either, lol. your neighbor got lucky there.

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I hate using clamps as well and I have plenty of PEX fittings laying around. I'll try it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:54 PM   #892
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I managed to salvage about a pint of the Valspar Low Gloss paint from the open can. Still have not received the hardener but decided to to a HVLP pass on the back of one of the fenders anyway. Hardener is not necessary...just speeds things up. Thinned it 8:1 with lacquer thinner. Laid down nicely. Not really sure what to reduce it with. Mineral spirits cut it as well. I scotch guarded the fender rather than sanding it so all of the orange peel from the primer shows through. I'll sand the next one to better reflect what I intend to do on the exterior. I'm pretty happy with the low gloss sheen.
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Couldn't pass up this all original '75 Schwinn Junior Stingray distraction....Only requires some fresh tires, surface rust removal and a cleanup so no appreciable slow down on the truck.
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sweet bike, now u just need to bag it, 28" rims, maybe an ls9 and add air ride so you can lay tassel....
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you gotta use the pex clamps with the ears on them, don't think the straight round ones will crimp tight enough.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:58 AM   #895
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sweet bike, now u just need to bag it, 28" rims, maybe an ls9 and add air ride so you can lay tassel....
Ha!...if it wasn't all there, I'd give it some consideration. This one gets to be a stock survivor.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #896
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Pandora's box is now closed for the roof!!! Sprung for some higher dollar less viscous plastic filler and did a couple of more really thin passes on the roof and cab corners. Better to work this stuff horizontally since it is so loose. Sure works nicer when it comes to sanding it!!! I successfully did the cab corner final work in the vertical with really light passes. Done is better than perfect. I'll seam seal the gutters, lightly sand all surfaces and paint!!
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Finished Schwinn Junior Stingray. Made it to survivor status less rust with all original parts, paint, decals, dings, dents and scratches. Since the bike came sans tires, I had to buy some fresh proprietary Schwinn S-7 front tires for both ends. Seems the guy who had it threw away the factory slick which they don't make anymore.
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Had heard a lot about Evapo-Rust. Under the guise of supporting the truck project, I decided to gamble on a 3.5 gallon bucket with integral dip basket. $60 shipped to my door. Exploded the Schwinn and dropped all the chrome into the basket and rotated the fenders, wheels and handlebars through the product. Unbelievable results. Supposed to be able to use over and over again until it looses its' power. Also experimented with straight white vinegar on a throwaway wheel and it did pretty good as well but was not as controllable. The vinegar is a fraction of the cost at about $2.50 for big jug.
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