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Old 09-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #151
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yay for steel bumpers... with a tow hitch!
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #152
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yay for steel bumpers... with a tow hitch!
Yep!

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #153
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What's your plans for that fiberglass bumper

Mine is cracked in about 3 places, making it impossible for re-install after putting on my Burley moto-hitch last night.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #154
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Shipping to NC would cost as much buying or getting a steel bumper fabricated with a hitch :)
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #155
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Epic Shiny Things thread.

Mad skills, yo.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #156
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Here's what I pulled off. Notice all the cracks everywhere. Def not able to reattach.


Hitch works great however...

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #157
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i wonder if my aircooled bus could do that?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #158
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Time to apply the Undercoating.

So far my father and I have spent about 9hrs just on prep of the engine bay getting it ready to coat. I spent 3/4 of the day today under the bus cleaning and prepping. I removed any POR15 that didn't have a secure bond.

Starting to mask things that shouldn't get coating on them.








More Masking....You can get free slip sheets of cardboard at Costco, they work great for things like this :-)






Time to do battle with the undercoat gun. I'm using a Eastwood gun and Wurth undercoating.

The gun...




Ok....Lets go at it.






Not Bad :-). I would have liked to apply another coat but I ran out of undercoat :-(. The gun worked great but you have to be careful tipping it upside down, the undercoating will flow into the air passages and the gun stops working pretty fast. Had to stop about 3/4 of the way through and clean the gun so I could finish up. I ended up applying 4 bottles of Undercoating to the engine bay/wheel wells.










Now I will apply cavity wax to the frame and any nooks and crannies. Then install the fuel tank, suspension etc.

Going to start looking like something soon!

More to come.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #159
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Nice job, it looks great.

I'm thinking that this is going to need to be IN the garage fairly soon, how's the weather holding out?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #160
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Nice job, it looks great.

I'm thinking that this is going to need to be IN the garage fairly soon, how's the weather holding out?
That would be great...but it's to tall for the garage . Trying to get as much done as I can before the really cold weather sets in. This week is still in the lower 80's during the day, hope this warm fall hangs around a while .

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #161
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #162
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looking good!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #163
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What an incredible driveway project. You are the Man.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:46 AM   #164
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There are two ways of doing things and this looks like the right way!! Nice going Hodakaguy !!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #165
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Hitch works great however...
SpeedoJosh, did you change the springs for this? I plan to build a new rear bumper for my '85 Weekender but I was curious what it would take to integrate bike-carrying ability. Thanks

Sorry for the hijack...
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