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#295557 - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:35 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#295558 - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:37 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#295559 - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:41 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Yes, it's true, these things are super heavy when done. MDF weighs a ton.

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#295561 - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:45 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
You are truly one remarkable fabricator sir !!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver
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#295609 - Sat Jan 07 2012 09:41 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: eshaver]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#295611 - Sat Jan 07 2012 09:46 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#295613 - Sat Jan 07 2012 09:49 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#295614 - Sat Jan 07 2012 09:50 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Top's on, and that is a night ladies and gentlemen.


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#295626 - Sat Jan 07 2012 10:31 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Looks like its gonna be an MS 70 or shall we just call it a woodie?
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#295628 - Sat Jan 07 2012 10:43 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
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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#296081 - Mon Jan 09 2012 06:24 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Thunder II]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
I remember your last one too, awesome work. I love threads like this.
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#296144 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:16 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Vermonter]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#296148 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:20 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#296152 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:26 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
The finished insert with the ball spinner. I used a set of Veeder Root number decals for the numbers.


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#296159 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:29 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
How C@@L is that! This thread is fun! smile smile smile
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