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#296163 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:34 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
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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#296164 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:37 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 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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#296167 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:40 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
WJHcurator Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 09 2011
Loc: Utah, USA
Great Job! I may have to resort to that. Utahbob

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#296173 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:50 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: WJHcurator]
coopwyo Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
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

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#296202 - Mon Jan 09 2012 09:47 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: coopwyo]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Hose outlet WOOD look better if Wall/Floor flange was mounted inside of side panel instead of outside.
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#297629 - Sun Jan 15 2012 05:23 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Dick Bennett]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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.

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#297632 - Sun Jan 15 2012 05:29 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
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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#297634 - Sun Jan 15 2012 05:32 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
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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#297635 - Sun Jan 15 2012 05:36 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
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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#297660 - Sun Jan 15 2012 06:50 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
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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#297674 - Sun Jan 15 2012 07:14 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Vermonter]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.
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#298510 - Thu Jan 19 2012 05:20 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Dick Bennett]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
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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#298514 - Thu Jan 19 2012 05:24 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
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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#298516 - Thu Jan 19 2012 05:29 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
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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#298522 - Thu Jan 19 2012 06:01 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
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Registered: Wed Nov 09 2011
Loc: Utah, USA
This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Utah Bob

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