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M_Pied_Lourd
12-13-2009, 04:35 PM
https://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo145/Pied_Lourd/Front%20Suspension/P1060514.jpg

https://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo145/Pied_Lourd/Front%20Suspension/P1060504.jpg

Beautiful isn't it :smile:



Just finished sandblasting the front suspension components and put the first coat of primer on this afternoon.

https://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo145/Pied_Lourd/Front%20Suspension/P1060497.jpg

I am using Eastwood Chassis Black this time around and the only thing that I don't like about it so far is the drying time. It requires two coats of primer and two coats of chassis black....each coat requires a dry time of 24 hours.....


Will let you know how it turns out.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

tdskip
12-13-2009, 04:42 PM
LOL - I love it.

TR4nut
12-13-2009, 04:53 PM
Excellent- I bought Eastwood's as well for the TR3A frame, I plan on putting it on top of their Rust Encapsulator (sold together as one of their many kits). Are you doing all the application with a gun? That is my preference.

tdskip
12-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Randy - have you sprayed yet or in the planning phase?

M_Pied_Lourd
12-13-2009, 05:26 PM
Hi Randy,

I decided to go with the POR15 for the frame.

I am spraying the Eastwood product from Rattle cans....works for me.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

hilsideser
12-13-2009, 05:45 PM
WOW! Nice tree! Gives me an idea for ours this season!

poolboy
12-13-2009, 06:03 PM
That's funny MPL. It kind a reminds me of some of those wind chimes deals you see at "craft fairs", too.
Great project.

NickMorgan
12-13-2009, 06:14 PM
That looks lovely! I hope they don't go the way of our Christmas tree. Spent this afternoon decorating only for it to come crashing down this evening!!

TR4nut
12-13-2009, 06:20 PM
Randy - have you sprayed yet or in the planning phase?


Of course with me, you know its the planning phase! I have the stuff, and some days off coming up here at year end so the 'plan' is to get the frame painted then. We'll see!

tdskip
12-13-2009, 10:37 PM
Want us to check up on you to make sure you are making progress? <grin>

ekamm
12-14-2009, 08:13 AM
Shave the dog kick the tree over let's get this Christmas thing going!

TR4nut
12-14-2009, 09:00 AM
Want us to check up on you to make sure you are making progress? <grin>




We welcome any visitors to our place anytime! But you have to bring your own beer.

DrEntropy
12-14-2009, 06:10 PM
I thought it were wind chimes.

:jester:


Lookin' good! I had a similar rig full of MGB bits here last month.

M_Pied_Lourd
12-16-2009, 08:23 PM
After 2 coats of Eastwood Chassis Black Primer followed by 2 coats of Eastwood Chassis Black, I have to say that I am pretty happy with the outcome. I am excited to get these parts off the tree and on to the car this weekend.

https://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo145/Pied_Lourd/Front%20Suspension/P1060526.jpg

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

mallard
12-16-2009, 08:28 PM
It looks like that one branch of the tree is getting kind of weak. Might be time to do some triming. Great job with the paint, and prep work. Even more fun putting it back together.

tdskip
12-16-2009, 09:27 PM
Looking good! Poly bushings all the way around?

M_Pied_Lourd
12-17-2009, 09:54 AM
I resisted the urge to take the tree down yesterday and thought that I would give it some additional drying time....according to the Eastwood directions, you are not supposed to use the part for a couple of days even after it has dried fully.

Skip, yep, poly bushing kit ready to go this weekend!

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

tdskip
12-17-2009, 10:33 AM
Nice working with clean / fresh parts isn't it?

M_Pied_Lourd
12-17-2009, 12:37 PM
It is nice....funny though...I was fretting over getting fingerprints on my freshly painted parts after picking them up to inspect them....

Tonight I am going to get greasy again as I am going to pull apart the front suspension from the parts car..don't need the parts currently, but I thought I had better break them down. I have been trying to be methodical in my approach regarding having two sets of parts to choose from. What I have been doing is breaking the project down into little pieces. Emergency brake for example.....I looked at all the parts/cable required and took the best from each to refinish....I then move the parts I didn't use into a seperate bin in the basement. So, I have bins of parts in the basement from both cars....labelled "white car", "green car", and one labelled "spares". Parts are pulled from the "white car" and "green car" bins and sorted. Best parts are cleaned up/media blasted/rebuilt etc...back up parts go into the "spares" bin. By the end of it, I should have spares to complete another full car :driving:

I think that some of these parts I can use for a TR4 right Tom!

Cheers,
M Pied Lourd

PeterK
12-17-2009, 12:44 PM
That Eastwood Chassis paint dries nice and hard, but as you stated, you must leave it alone for a few days. I did the same on my chassis but powder coated most of the suspension pieces. Resist the urge.

tdskip
12-17-2009, 11:19 PM
I think that some of these parts I can use for a TR4 right Tom!


Now we're talking!