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Old June 9th, 2014, 04:14 PM
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you can see those 3 plug welds in the above pic, even though they were ground flush. So if its in a highly visible area, it will be slightly visible. You can rework it a bit after galvanizing. The dent you filled with weld will still have a shadow. -Jeff
By rework, do you mean wire brush it? I might want to dull it so it doesn't clash too much with the other blue body parts. Although by the time things go together it might have a self fade.

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Yep. Those welds standing proud through the galvanizing will totally distract one from the myriad of spot welds and rivets all over the rest of these tonka toys.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Rework: you can brush, file, lightly sand etc, torch and wood paddle etc but you need to be very careful.

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Cool - thanks Jeff - will see how it comes out and go from there.
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Looks really great Don .. I had heard the same thing about blow outs of welds or unseen/untreated rust disintegrating and leaving holes after galvanizing from Dave. He says he was going to be careful and try to keep that from happening...we're going to find out.
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Yep. Those welds standing proud through the galvanizing will totally distract one from the myriad of spot welds and rivets all over the rest of these tonka toys.
..that's awesome
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Old June 9th, 2014, 07:56 PM
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Looks really great Don .. I had heard the same thing about blow outs of welds or unseen/untreated rust disintegrating and leaving holes after galvanizing from Dave. He says he was going to be careful and try to keep that from happening...we're going to find out.
Thanks - hoping I won't have any blowouts. I will ask the galvy guys what they think and how to proceed.
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Yup, I'll have my fingers crossed for both of us that our galvy stuff comes out looking better than it did going in
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Old June 10th, 2014, 11:54 PM
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Had to make a windscreen guide post. Used a M8 bolt and tapered it then welded it in the blank hole. The original is bouncing around the inside and I cannot find a way to get it out.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 12:05 AM
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One of the flap pin mount I made next to the one on the TD5 bulkhead I have.

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Shot of the flap mount welded on.

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Old June 11th, 2014, 12:16 AM
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You're making me want to work on mine Don and it's almost midnight.. It looks good.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 06:23 AM
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Don, I'm going V&S place today for my bulkhead and door frames. Want to come with me?


Sal

------ Follow up post added June 11th, 2014 06:28 AM ------

Got paranoid that my new bulkhead will warp so I have a frame to hold it! Extra 50-70 lbs but no warping!


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repairs depend on your bulkhead. How bad is it ? Is the bracket that the inner fender well bolts to still there in decent shape ? As far as tips go one of the best write up's was Dave Lucas's build thread. He tried several different things on his bulkhead. I asked about the things he tried with the guys I have been using for galvanizing and they agree the things he did are the best for keeping zinc out of threaded holes. Some swear by building a frame to hold the bulkhead so it doesn't warp.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Don, I'm going V&S place today for my bulkhead and door frames. Want to come with me? Sal ------ Follow up post added June 11th, 2014 06:28 AM ------ Got paranoid that my new bulkhead will warp so I have a frame to hold it! Extra 50-70 lbs but no warping!
I am hoping to go tomorrow. Need to finish repairs and prep today.

Good call on the frame! If I had my shit together better I would have built a jig. I have a feeling I will be massaging this one to fit once done.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Don, did you make it to galvy yet on your bulkheads?
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Old June 13th, 2014, 10:54 AM
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Took these pics right before I headed to V&S yesterday.

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Old June 13th, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Don, did you make it to galvy yet on your bulkheads?
I went yesterday.

Took your fuel tank holder but it turns out they want things blasted before dipping. From conversations with the guys, they can put it in one of the dips to remove paint but it is a really hot temp for an extended amount of time and will cause warping plus extra costs for them and they would have to charge me.

The guy that took the bulkhead said he has been getting them in. I replied - I bet that was Sal, haha. He said he was going to green tag my bulkhead as it only had rust on it. Seems the acid bath cleans that off. The galvy dip is hot - 800 degrees but is in and out so shouldn't have any issue with warping.

Sooo, I dropped your fuel cradle at GSD to get media blasted with some of my other items and can get galvy'd when I do the next bulkhead. Repairs shouldn't be nearly as intensive. And if anyone is looking for a galvy'd LHD TD5 bulkhead in the next month or 2 let me know.
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I am be your guy Don.

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I may be your guy for the bulkhead I meant.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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I am be your guy Don. ------ Follow up post added June 13th, 2014 02:09 PM ------ I may be your guy for the bulkhead I meant.
Ah ok - will text you soon.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 03:07 PM
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The guy that took the bulkhead said he has been getting them in. I replied - I bet that was Sal, haha.
Ben Smith, myself, and a few other NJLR folks sent a pile of stuff to galvy on Tuesday including two bulkheads. One was SIII the other 80" SI. Also a pile of roll cage parts, 90/110 and NAS stuff. Not sure which outfit they use but they delivered it all on Tuesday. Too bad you could have gotten in with our batch.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 04:07 PM
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Ben Smith, myself, and a few other NJLR folks sent a pile of stuff to galvy on Tuesday including two bulkheads. One was SIII the other 80" SI. Also a pile of roll cage parts, 90/110 and NAS stuff. Not sure which outfit they use but they delivered it all on Tuesday. Too bad you could have gotten in with our batch.
I wonder who they used. Probably V&S but I didn't see any parts to confirm. Price the quoted wasn't bad. I think when things are cleaned they can give a good price.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 04:33 PM
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It was V&S. Everything we brought is well sandblasted, or new with no paint.

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I wonder who they used. Probably V&S but I didn't see any parts to confirm. Price the quoted wasn't bad. I think when things are cleaned they can give a good price.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Started doing some work on the TD5 bulkhead I bought. I bought this one as I thought I was over my head on the NAS 110 one (which I was) but this needed some work as well.

After media blasting this TD5 bulkhead wasn't as bad as I originally thought. It has had some worm done but what is weird is the places that weren't worked on seem very good.

The worse was the lip where the windscreen frame goes on. My guess is water got in and just ate the edge. The previous fix was done by throwing MIG wire down the line. I took the lip off, cleaned things up and got a piece of 22 gauge bent in a 90. Welded it up along the seam all the way down on the front and an inch long beads every few inches on the back. Once I do some finish sanding to it, it should look and work well.

I clamped the original lip piece onto the new patch and things line up well. I figured the 22 gauge shouldn't throw off any tolerances.


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It seems like you can never have too many clamps

I will get a pic of the original lip when I get to lay some beads on it tomorrow.
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