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    oh- that finish on there looks like factory finish ive seen on industrial equipment. good job matchin it!
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    Cabinet looks nice, B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItHurtz View Post
    Uh research the $50 rustoleum paint job on a 69 charger......................
    I mean, for a derby car or just to mess around the Rustoleum would be good. For a car I actually cared about I'd spend a couple dollars more for something like that duplicolor single stage.

    Did you do 1 heavy coat or a few light?
    I did a tack coat then one heavyish coat.

    Try a LVLP gun, and thinner
    You saying my $27 Amazon gun isn't any good? LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    looks damn good to me. i just looked before i read, i thought it was hammer finish lol
    Thanks! I'm really pleased with how it came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    it does make spraying better.spray bombs are thinned down quite a bit to get em to spray at them low PSIs which leads to lower mil thickness. switch to quarts and spray gun and ya get higher mil thickness per coat and better coverage. might have to thin a bit (depending on paint) to get rid of the OP but that could be caused by the gun,too. i started with a devilbiss startingline gun and was never able to get rid of OP. the gun doesnt atomize good enough. bought a finishline gun and had improvement. bought a copper tekna for base and clear and DAM!!!

    ya might be able to find deals on mismatched colors from your local jobber,too. i get half off on all mismatched base and single stage.
    I don't think I have ever used a rattle can without getting runs. Makes sense if like you say, they thin it down a bunch. I really like the high build I got with the HVLP gun. Just feels more industrial. I did thin it like 8:1 with mineral spirits. I didn't want to go any thinner due to my history of making runs. The one sag I did get tells me I probably had the mixture just right for the guy who was spraying. I may step into a better gun in the future. I'm having fun and learning a lot with the one I have for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    oh- that finish on there looks like factory finish ive seen on industrial equipment. good job matchin it!
    Thanks! That's 100% what I'm going for. An "industrial" finish. I know I'm going to cringe the first time I smash a trans case into the side of the thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
    Cabinet looks nice, B.
    Thanks! I was hoping you'd chime in.


    Working on getting the door latch to line up. I originally ordered 3/8" spacers. After putting the door on it looks like I'll be needing 1/4"

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    Well, that's where she's gonna sit. Waiting *not so* patiently for the electrical...

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    very cool project and nice outcome to it!
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    Brand new water temperature sensor installed:



    And the motors are back. Here's what $900 worth of rebuilt motors looks like.



    Electrician should be back tomorrow morning to do his part. Very possibly could be washing trans parts by the afternoon.

    Previous total: $574


    Pile of random crap: $100
    Invoice from electrician: $1831




    Current total: $2505
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    Holy **** did that price add up fast.
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    You're telling me. Still cheaper than new, but ouch.

    I'm sure it will all be worth it once I start using it.... Eventually.
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    Do you run a transmission business or a painting business? Comments in the thread got me all confused. Lol. Looks great man! I was thrilled when I bought my first gallon bucket of parts cleaner. You know the thing with the little tray that drops in? Yeah man, that was a big step up for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandook View Post
    Do you run a transmission business or a painting business? Comments in the thread got me all confused. Lol. Looks great man! I was thrilled when I bought my first gallon bucket of parts cleaner. You know the thing with the little tray that drops in? Yeah man, that was a big step up for me!
    does he ever rebuild trannys. i bought his last HD tranny for a 3800 he built. sad i had to sell the car with it. if i had something to put it in id had kept it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandook View Post
    Do you run a transmission business or a painting business? Comments in the thread got me all confused. Lol.

    I guess by definition I run a transmission business. I have an LLC and rebuild 4L60e's exclusively out of my garage. That's not my full time job however. My regular job is only tangentially related to the auto industry and the only tool I need for it is a mouse. Everything else you see me do is just for fun, experience, and to save some money.


    Looks great man! I was thrilled when I bought my first gallon bucket of parts cleaner. You know the thing with the little tray that drops in? Yeah man, that was a big step up for me!

    Thanks! Hey, it's all about progression. I remember when I got my first pressure washer. 1500 PSI. After cleaning cases by hand with a garden hose, that was a big step up. Then I got the 2030 PSI unit. Another step up. Now I have this cabinet. That should do for a little while.




    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    does he ever rebuild trannys. i bought his last HD tranny for a 3800 he built. sad i had to sell the car with it. if i had something to put it in id had kept it lol

    Thanks Scott! I have a tendency to dive into a new area of interest, learn as much as I can, monetize it, then move on. I cut my teeth on the 4T65e and enjoy building them. Unfortunately there just doesn't seem to be a market to support that side hustle. The 4L60e on the other hand... Those seem to be everywhere. Also, considering the popularity of the LS swap, there's potential to be building them for the next 40 years. Shoot, the 700r4 was introduced in '82 and guys are still rebuilding those.
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    come over to LS4Nation, tons of people need transmission rebuilds over there. Justin Nichols picked up a lot of TEP's business, and I don't think he can keep up with it. Might be worth talking to him to see if the demand is there.
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    That washer looks great buddy. The paint shouldn't be perfectly mirror finish either. It's an industrial washing cabinet. The true test is.. how well it works. My Dad sold Zep stuff for a bunch of years ad I've got to say they make some great stuff overfall.
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