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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296163
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:34 PM
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A picture showing the back of the insert. I glued a strip of 1/2" MDF to the back of the door at the top and bottom of the window cut-out to serve as spacers for the inserts. The insert will be screwed to this strip when it is installed. I made trim strips out of 1/8" flat stock to cover the rough edge of the MDF around the face. Later, it will get painted white to match the faces.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296164
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:37 PM
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With the inserts installed in the doors, the pump is pretty much done. With the pump built, it's time to take it apart and send it off to Body and Paint. This weekend, I'll prime and paint it.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #296167
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:40 PM
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Great Job! I may have to resort to that. Utahbob

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: WJHcurator] #296173
Mon Jan 09 2012 07:50 PM
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Since I am a woodshop teacher, I showed this thread to the kids in my classes. We've been working on a real Erie 71, but as soon as it's done several of the kids want to try and make an MDF pump of their own. They all think that is a really cool idea and a good way to have a pump of their own. Great idea and nice workmanship!
Chris

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: coopwyo] #296202
Mon Jan 09 2012 08:47 PM
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Hose outlet WOOD look better if Wall/Floor flange was mounted inside of side panel instead of outside.

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Dick Bennett] #297629
Sun Jan 15 2012 04:23 PM
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I agree Dick, but there are some clearance issues on the inside of the column, and it would be very difficult. I have tried it before with poor results.

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #297632
Sun Jan 15 2012 04:29 PM
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Ok, so the parts have been primed. The secret to painting MDF is to use a polyurethane surfacing primer. I forgot to take my camera, but shooting primer is really not that interesting. With the primer cured overnight, I dust on some cheap red oxide primer to act as a guide coat. The goal is to sand off all the brown to turn the primer yellow again.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #297634
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It's kind of hard to tell in this picture, but after a few swipes of the sanding block, the high spots instantly turn yellow again, while the low spots stay brown. I'll know the part is perfect when it is all yellow again without any defects.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #297635
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After the primer has been blocked, I spray the paint. I build it up a few light layers at a time. The bottom picture shows how I cut in the top before I spray the outside. At this point, there really isn't much to show, as it is all just painting. Coming up tomorrow; Final Re-assembly.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #297660
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The talent of the people here never ceases to amaze me. Fantastic job. Can't wait to see it finished.
John


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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Vermonter] #297674
Sun Jan 15 2012 06:14 PM
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Ya might have to cut the flange & re-drill more holes for screws, or space it farther inside & use a longer nipple. Worth a try.

Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Dick Bennett] #298510
Thu Jan 19 2012 04:20 PM
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Here's the window frame. Yep. It's just a picture frame from Walmart. Turns out it's perfect size. I'll toss the back plate and hot glue in the glass. I'm sooooooo happy to have found frames the right size, because the one thing I truly hate about building pumps is making window frames. It is really time consuming. These will get painted silver.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #298514
Thu Jan 19 2012 04:24 PM
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The finished door. The trim has been painted white, the frames silver, everything has been re-assembled and the main decal placed on. It's ready to go back on the pump.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #298516
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I broke one of my own rules with the top. I didn't drill the holes for the globe holder and the lamp socket. Bodywork 101: Drill all holes and test fit EVERYTHING before body and paint. Oh well, this oversight was small.

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Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b] #298522
Thu Jan 19 2012 05:01 PM
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This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Utah Bob

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