- DozerParticipantFebruary 21, 2020 at 10:34 amPost count: 36
I certainly had those thoughts the other night when digging into it! After spending some more time on it last night though, its really not that bad. The old replacement pans had been properly spot welded in so cutting them out and cleaning up the spot welds was no big deal. Outside of that one end of the napolean hat the rest of it looks solid. I’ll be doing as Franz suggested this weekend and getting the tunnel and frame head all degreased and cleaned out. Then should have the blasting done as well. My WW pans have been here for over a week and are already punched for welding back in, so if I can get started welding them in first part of next week, I’ll feel pretty good about it.
After I get the pans welded in, Im planning to strip the WW primer from them and spray the whole chassis with self etching primer and then paint it with base/clear. Havent decided if I want to undercoat it afterwards or not. On that note, I have read several threads on the samba where people recommend not removing the WW primer from those pans first as its “supposed” to be a quality primer. I know the cheaper black primed parts need to be stripped first but wasnt 100% about the WW stuff.Pat KKeymasterFebruary 21, 2020 at 12:00 pmPost count: 1210
If your going to be blasting the pan tunnel might as well just blast the new pan half’s.
That primer comes off easily with light blasting, just don’t blast the areas your going to be welding.
We will build it if it comes.DozerParticipantFebruary 21, 2020 at 12:56 pmPost count: 36
Thats a good point Pat, thanks. I’ve been sitting here thinking about how to do this the easiest way possible and I remembered I have the old rotisserie video downloaded that Dizzle did ages ago. I have about 60 ft of square tubing from 4×4, 4×2 and 2″ sitting in my barn so I may throw one together with the pan attachments to make blasting/painting it much easier.
I can go ahead and weld the new pans and rear braces in first, then blast the whole thing and paint it right on the rotisserie.FranzKeymasterMarch 20, 2020 at 9:06 amPost count: 3209DozerParticipantMarch 20, 2020 at 12:01 pmPost count: 36
@Franz, I havent given up but work has stopped the last couple weeks due to an impromptu road trip to San Diego from TN and back due a death in the family. I have made progress on my rotisserie based on Dizzles video prior to leaving and only have the mounts themselves to finish now. Wont be home until late Sunday, so hopefully will get that wrapped up and get back to work come first on next week!
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