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Dusty
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Post by Dusty » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:07 pm

The compressor platform glass and paint is done.

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And could not stop myself from paint the electrical and manifold platform,

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Post by novanutcase » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 am

GROOVY!!!! :mrgreen:

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Dusty
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Post by Dusty » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:34 pm

Fittings, fittings and more fittings.

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Oh and do yourself a favor, if you don't have them already, get yourself a set of fitting wrenches.

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I was planing to put a drain in the bottom of the accumulator and I found this nifty drain with a lanyard.

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Like a dork I forgot to show you guy the finished steering wheel.

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Oh and yes I put metal flake in the paint.

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Post by novanutcase » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:32 am

Cool! What did you use to do the base and steering wheel?

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Post by Dusty » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:00 am

NOV: If I understand you correctly, it is the original wheel, beat up by the sun and weather in general. Filled the cracks with epoxy putty and primer surfacer.

Wet ?sand with some 6 and 800 grit. Black omni base coat and I use UPOL clear urethane with the metal flake. Hope that answers your question .

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Post by Dusty » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:33 pm

Still working on the trunk today. Yeah yeah I know, what the heck is he doing now. Subwoofer enclosures?

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Post by novanutcase » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:24 pm

I'm curious.....wouldn't it be better to enclose the entire sub chamber rather than just have a fiberglass wall?

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Post by Dusty » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:20 pm

NOV: You have a good point. If I understand the question, you are thinking why not make a MDF solid box. Well the fiber glass, at the right thickness is strong enough to take the vibration, if you do not over whelm the volume of the "box" with the designed pressure of the sub. With all number being relatively close IE internal area , and the amount of air that the speaker moves, Ill be in good shape.

I will put up some pics with the enclosure in the voids on both sides of the trunk. Just an added note: I am trying to maximize the space in my trunk.

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Post by Dusty » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Sub box is not done but test fitted.

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Post by Dusty » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:27 pm

Looking for Cancer .

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And you know what it didn't take long.

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I found some.
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Time to buy body parts.

While I wait ill put in sound deadening. Tip for you guys . Don't go out and buy Dynamat. Go to LOWES and pick up Peel and Seal. Its cheaper, just put down two layers.

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Post by 6t6 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:06 pm

Great thread!

I strolled over here from the 64-66 forum, and Im amazed...Im going to hang around here more often!

I noticed you don't have water trap on those compressors...I thought I saw one in one of the early photos...

And sorry to ask this question again, but Im looking to bag my 66 and Im curious why after running into problems with getting lift in the rear you didn't put the bags over the axles - any input is appreciated...I was planning on putting mine over the axle, and would like to hear about any pros or cons you found when considering it

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Post by Dusty » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:59 am

6t6: Welcome! You may have seen a trap in a pic that I have cut and pasted. My system is on an angle so if there is any water generated by the two compressors, it will flow downhill to the accumulator (tank) and i will drain it periodically. As far as the bag brackets not being on top of the axle, thats just how the kit came from Airride Tech. It will most likely change if and when I go 4link. Hope you dont get too board with my rambling.

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Post by 6t6 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:45 pm

Bored? No sir I will read anything you've got to say about getting the bags on that bird!

-I assumed you were planing to drain the water through the plug on the bottom...

Is that tank polished aluminum? -sure is shinny

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Post by Dusty » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:52 pm

Yep. Not big on rust.

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Post by novanutcase » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:57 am

Never experienced it myself but I'm told the Peel and Seal is different from Dynamat. Is it true or is it just marketing hype?

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