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03-30-2013 08:52 PM Cab rebuld cont.
I got to test fit the corner floor patches to seal off the gap between the floor and the cab skin. I had to modify them a little I will weld them in after I get the cab in epoxy primer.


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03-30-2013 08:47 PM Cab rebuld cont.
I fabricated a small patch out of a piece of scrap. After cutting it to size I took a piece of pipe chucked it in a vise and used a hammer to form a radius in the patch. I then spot welded the patch to the inside of the cowl.


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03-10-2013 06:31 PM Cab rebuld cont.
I’m finally ready to strip it down and get it ready for paint. I bought a couple quarts of paint stripper one was a universal stripper and the other was an aviation paint stripper. The aviation stripper, although more expensive, works much better. I did need to open my garage door because of the fumes. So far so good I only found a few small spots of rust out that will need to be patched.


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03-10-2013 06:28 PM Cab rebuld cont. Bearclaw Latches
Ok Back to the doors. I drilled some holes at both the bottom and top of where the latch plate will be located to weld the plates to the backside of the jam. It took a bitt of adjusting but both doors close and latch.


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03-10-2013 06:26 PM Band saw oiler
After years of spending time sitting by my little band saw with an oilcan lubricating the blade I finally came up with an inexpensive way to lube the blade. I started with an old paint gun reservoir and taped the bottom with a pipe thread. Next I added a old sink hose to run it down to a magnetic base oiler nozzle. I then stole a cookie sheet from my wife (she doesn’t bake many cookies anyway) I add some 3/8” pipe thread flanges and sandwiched the cookie sheet between them. The top flange I cut some slots in to allow the oil to flow through. I then drilled a hole through the center of the flanges and added a nipple to the bottom flange. I took a piece of Scotch brite pad cut a hole in the middle and secured it to the top flange as a chip filter. I pushed the piece of the hole down in the top flange to a point below as a secondary filter. I drilled a hole in the band saw’s shelf and placed the cookie sheet in the hole. I then placed a 1 quart oil bottle under the shelf with the nipple in side. I later added an IV pole to hang the reservoir. The operation is simple, just take the oil bottle out pour the oil into the reservoir and replace the bottle adjust the flow and start the saw.


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