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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 11:02:59 PM »
Not Bad, not bad at all.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to tri that plastic welding a bit, I've got two grills that could use some R and R.

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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 11:05:56 PM »
Looks good so far dude!

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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 11:08:25 PM »
WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!

That is fantastic!!!!!  Wow!!!  Now we can do some serious body work done!   YESSSSS!

Unless the grill is totally wrecked, I might be able to fix it for you.  Leave it behind with all the pieces, and you might be surprised.  I could probably rebuild it, as long as flat black is your color.

That's awesome Pat!  Great news.

Thanks Sunny!  It's going on the eagle this weekend.
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2010, 03:54:19 PM »

So I've got some pics of the dash off, and brought back a sample of the lights from the dash, and other lights, and I'll have to match them up. 



Since Pat's gone for the weekend, I couldn't do much.  I took apart the driver's side of the headlight bucket (has cracks), and took them home to fix them. 



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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2010, 04:01:17 PM »
My thoughts are since your heater core isn't getting any younger to change it since the hard work is done.anyway.

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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2010, 07:55:35 PM »
My thoughts are since your heater core isn't getting any younger to change it since the hard work is done.anyway.

That is a very good idea.
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2010, 08:45:53 PM »
We thought of that, but it looks like it's been changed already.  But if not, I'm gonna change it.  we'll check it out first
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2010, 01:20:47 PM »
So I've started fixing the headlight bucket, I actually have two of them, but they are both broken in similar spots - Except for one, that I'm gonna transplant.

Started with the end broke off


The get the plastic melting to it


The build it up, and get it to shape:




All I need to do now, is sand it.


Not the best sanding job, but it will work.




Now the next part is transplanting one section (from the broken piece) to the other bucket.  As you can see, I had to make a minor repair to a crack, but it's still good.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2010, 01:42:37 PM by Whuntmore »
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2010, 01:29:09 PM »
Looks like success to me.  Is the repair as strong as, or stronger than the original stuff?
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2010, 01:46:06 PM »
The grill repair seems to be as strong or almost stronger then original.  I shook the whole grill just by holding the tab that I repaired, and it has some flex, but it seems to be really strong.

So, it seems to be working very well.  All I'm using is a soldering iron to melt it, I'm using some expoxy for fill/gluing, and I bought a small piece of ABS pipe (like a collar) I got for like $.34 to use as fill/welding.  So as long as when you're 'welding' it, just be sure to really 'mix' the parts together.  You'll end up doing more smoothing and sanding, but it's working really good.
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2010, 02:07:05 PM »
Here's the same area with a coat of paint on it:



Doesn't look too bad...  Got the hole drilled and now I gotta transplant that whole section.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2010, 05:06:50 PM by Whuntmore »
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2010, 02:40:59 PM »
Got the transplant ready.  It looks really close





some rough sanding, and painted.  I could have done a better job of sanding it, but it's gonna be hidden and I've already spent a ton of time on one headlight bucket.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2010, 04:24:08 PM by Whuntmore »
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2010, 04:48:18 PM »
That is some incredible work!   Looks great, have an egg!
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2010, 06:47:12 PM »
Bucket saved!    Yes, we need to start doing more and more of this type of thing as our parts start to dry up.
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Re: Whuntmore's Eagle Project - Flicker (Picture heavy!)
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2010, 11:06:46 AM »
The grill repair seems to be as strong or almost stronger then original.  I shook the whole grill just by holding the tab that I repaired, and it has some flex, but it seems to be really strong.

Looks like a roaring success, congratulations, and egg to you for showing the rest of us how to do it.

 

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