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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295557
Sat Jan 07 2012 06:35 PM
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Added the spreader bars to one side, then attached them to the other. Next, I'll put it on the base.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295558
Sat Jan 07 2012 06:37 PM
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It'll probably be as heavy as a real pump...gutted of course! LOL! but at a fraction of the price. Keep it comin' ....looking GREAT!


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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #295559
Sat Jan 07 2012 06:41 PM
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Yes, it's true, these things are super heavy when done. MDF weighs a ton.

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295561
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You are truly one remarkable fabricator sir !!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver


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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: eshaver] #295609
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Thanks for all the positive comments so far everyone. Here, the base is on. Now that the base is on, I can test fit the doors. I use a clamp to hold the doors in place as I check the alignment. When everything is all good, I drill the holes into the sides that the bolts will go through.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295611
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These sharp little guys are called T-nuts. They are pulled by a bolt into the wood, where their teeth will bite in and hold them in place. Once they are set, they stay put. A little side note, If you step on one of these with no shoes on, you will not need a second cup of coffee to help wake you up in the morning, trust me. The second picture shows the T-nut in it's new home. With all the t-nuts set, the doors can be hung.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295613
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With the doors hung, the top is ready to go on next. I molded the top myself. I made a mold of an original top, and make these fiberglass tops. I don't have any pictures of the molding process.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295614
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Top's on, and that is a night ladies and gentlemen.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295626
Sat Jan 07 2012 09:31 PM
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Looks like its gonna be an MS 70 or shall we just call it a woodie?


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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #295628
Sat Jan 07 2012 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mike618b
I molded the top myself. I made a mold of an original top, and make these fiberglass tops. I don't have any pictures of the molding process.


I want pictures and descriptions of the molding process! I dont need it now, but please show us sometime, how you do it.


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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Thunder II] #296081
Mon Jan 09 2012 05:24 PM
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I remember your last one too, awesome work. I love threads like this.
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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Vermonter] #296144
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:16 PM
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Again, thanks for all the positive comments and all the interest everyone. Now it is time to make the face inserts. I have a set of repo face plates. I'm using a scrap piece of 1/2" as a backer. I'll cut a hole for a sight glass. The sight glass is a candle holder, and the spinner is a plastic Christmas ornament from Hobby Lobby. I have a total of $3 invested in the sight glasses. I use the ornament as a ball spinner because I am too cheap to buy the repo prop spinners.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296148
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I cut a hole in the backer in the right spot. I then hot glued the candle holder in. I added spacer blocks to the back of the backer, which I will attach the spinner assembly to.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296152
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:26 PM
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The finished insert with the ball spinner. I used a set of Veeder Root number decals for the numbers.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296159
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:29 PM
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How C@@L is that! This thread is fun! smile smile smile


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