Ashkellybarr

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  1. Happy as! Stripped the diffs and epoxisprayed them. had the bottom U bolt plates acid dipped them epoxi sprayed them too. installed all the new suspension, greaseable shackles and bolts, adjustable drop steering arm and torque arm just need bump stops, and steering rod rack ends. and get some sanding wheels for the drill to take out the build up in the shackle mount tubes thinking with the Honda engine exhaust being on the drivers side I might as well do the fuel and break lines now and swap them to the other side
  2. I’m running a small alloy tray witch weighs nothing and at most will have a gearbox or engine on it. That the arms always been bent and never worked so I’ll just delete it if I can
  3. Proportion valve requirement on a old Ute or can I delete it? cheers
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    Recommendations for 1.2 or 1.4 gravity feed guns under $100?
  5. Was talking to my painter mate about the new Mazda reds. he said the water base is pretty much pink metallic and the clear then has a tint to give it the vibrance. definitly a cool colour!
  6. Picked up some acid etch. $58 for a 2L kit. Sprays super thin. was hot today so just started with light coat from front to rear, then straight back to front again and kept doing that till it was all used up. Left it looking pretty blinging! started on the 2K black where the gun packed up. Only spraying like an air brush it took hours to get one coat. Then the needle seal gave out and started spraying paint out the top of the trigger covering me. Continued on as I was already to far gone. Had about 80% done where it then decided to work properly, did a couple strokes and let off the trigger and it stayed on full tit so I just kept going and did a whole pot in one go without the trigger coming unstuck. What a fucking disaster! Least it’s had a full coat. And my mate that’s an actual car painter said he’ll head over and sort it for me haha fuck my life
  7. Also. acid dipping ended up being 250 cash as it was 150mm to long for the tank so had to sit for some days then swap ends for a couple more. hot galv was 316.25 all up inc gst so $566.25 all up for the full treatment. That’s with me removing everything my self. not bad considering most coatings places wanted around 2K and that’s just a sand blast and spray 2K under seal. Where the sand blaster can’t reach they just spray cav wax, not actually removing and rust that’s formed. in saying that, it’s a lot of work to fully strip a chassis, but for a 4WD that gets driven through salt water it’s justified. Galv has formed well inside the chassis rails so I’m pretty happy with it
  8. McGregor motor sport do kseries mounts and bellhousing for lotus 7’s
  9. Time to get the taps out.. picked up my air comp from a mate so I’ll hopefully spray it at some point over the next week
  10. Hoist question, I’m wanting to put one at mine but would need to be outdoor on slab like yours. what did it cost you? You get a company to do all of it and sign it off? dose the hoist need a cover or is it fine outside? cheers
  11. Hopefully pick this up this week or next. spray it 2K black like everything else and done. only thing stopping me now from bolting everything together now is rust cuts in the cab
  12. Cheers! Guys on an off-road forum said there was a guy in Invercargill that put a b18 into a MU, went to all the effort only to find he had 5 rev gears and 1 very very short fwd gear. joke was “their all a bit backwards down there” someone said he swapped the diff centres around and it was sorted.
  13. Dip it is. 200 in folding it’s far cheaper then sand blasting. should be ready end of next week where it’ll go off to the electro platers