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madmike3434

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2019, 11:07:22 AM »
I have had some aluminum parts power coated clear but it seems like the clear has some kinda gold fleck in it.

I have also used spray bomb of engine clear with ceramic in it  ,  but again has slight golden hue to it.

I only had the powder and engine coatings done to ease cleanup if I got oil or some other stuff on it.

ZOOPS makes some kind of sealer that lasts 2 years for aluminum  ,  think its maybe meant for polished surfaces ?

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2019, 05:12:28 PM »
Short update, after getting everything broken down the cleaning starts.  Worked all day on the knuckles and brake caliper mounts.  First was to degrease with diesel fuel, wire brush, more diesel, more wire brush, Mean Green, Scotchbrite pad, arthritis pills and finally wash.  Need to find someone in this area that will glass bead before I paint with a special clear coat called Everbright.  Center section with bat wings and half shafts off to the sandblaster.  Pick those up tomorrow after golf.  Checked with a local driveshaft special machine shop and they don't do aluminum.  On my own to shorten each 2 inches.   

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2019, 07:16:29 PM »
caliper mounts came out great  ,  lots of elbow grease used up on those..

Small blasting cabinet is always a useful thing to have if you have a good sized compressor.  Some like to blast away in driveway on 20 x 20 tarp. Only part you could not get in small blaster is the long rear mount.  But could open up one end with a door to slip the longer items thru.   Not something I have seen yet from harbor freight ???.  Blasting beads media is readily available around here and those orange 5 gallon home depot buckets with lids come in real handy.

Guess some calling around in your 100 mile radius for shop does aluminum shafts.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2019, 04:20:09 PM »
Short update...rear end and knuckles have been sandblasted and Everbright coated.  Received new hubs (outer bearings), 5 new universal joints and new rotors.  Next step is to set the rear rail section up on the table and locate the hubs and center section.  Golf this weekend so it will be a while. 

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2019, 05:00:36 PM »
That looks real nice, came out great.
My brother bought a lot of 6 rear ends at an online estate auction, minus half shafts and spring.  Another  guy bought a lot of scrap, it had the half shafts in it. When he went to pick up his lot he ran into the guy loading scrap and bought the half shafts from him. I'm not sure if he bought  late C3 or C4.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2019, 04:19:42 PM »
Got a little done today.  Set the frame rails up and got them square with the world.  Getting things square takes LOTS of time.  Trying to get that last quarter inch and end up with a frame that looks like a diamond! The hubs are located but now I have to lift the frame about 8 inches so the knuckles clear the bench.  Try again tomorrow and will make the brackets for the batwings. 

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2019, 08:21:52 PM »
Lookin' good!
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2019, 06:55:46 PM »
Setting the center section today and making the brackets to support the batwings.  Had to jack the whole frame off the table another 8 inches because the knuckles were hitting the table.  Did that, square everything up again, put the center section in place and square it.  Spend most of my time squaring things up and 1 percent welding things in place.  Planning takes up a big chunk of time too.

 


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