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Great parts cleaning idea. Everyone has one of these...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyracing, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    I found a way to get parts real clean...I am sure I invented this idea....Check out the picture then try it yourself. Your spouse or significant other will aprreciate it to the max. Look at what kind of a job it did on my Harley jugs.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun31/aam>Click here for parts cleaning machine picture</a>

    Have you tried this before????

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun31?&page=1>BLAZER PICS</a>
     
  2. Blue85

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    Oh, yeah, that device is what I call "carbuerator rebuilding station". The smell makes it pretty hard to hide what you're doing!

    <font color=green>Today's Forecast: Partly cloudy with a chance of mud</font color=green>
     
  3. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    And you're still alive to post this????

    Leland aka RaisedK5

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Hey! That looks familiar! [​IMG] But I don't use the sink in the kitchen. We've got a deep sink in the laundry room that I use for cleaning lots of stuff. Just can't use any strong solvents or it stinks out the whole house. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  5. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Glad I live in the country or the EPA would be doing drivebys.

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun31?&page=1>BLAZER PICS</a>
     
  6. wayne

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    So what's next the transmission in the bath tub?[​IMG] I have rebuilt a carb in the livingroom and did the TBI rebuild on the kitchen table with Donna helping to clean parts. She also asked to help get the parts ready and do the lift on mine so I had her clean the Dana 60 with a drill and wire wheel. Oh what a site she was when she was done. I think she had to wash her hair 6 times to get the crud out.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Wayne, did you tell her that it works best to power wash the axle first, to get off all the nasties? [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  8. txbartman

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    I always thought the toilet did an effective job for medium sized parts. Nothing beats that swirling action!

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     
  9. beater74

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    if it'll fit in the dish washer, in it goes. yeh the wife really likes that.

    gime a bucket of chicken with extra skin!
     
  10. 79ChevySB

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    Dont forget you can bake parts in the oven also. They always get happy at that.

    Hey this is FUN!
     
  11. HarryH3

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    Ha! I forgot about that one. I've also put a differential in the freezer so it would be easier to install the ring gear and press the bearings onto it. [​IMG]

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  12. Leadfoot

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    As long as you remember to put them on a string (if they are smaller than the hole) so you can retrieve them if they slip. Nothing worse than flushing good parts down the shi##er! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    See my rig at <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Leadfoot> click here </a>
     
  13. Emmettology 101

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    I have a friend that has some counters in his garage and he put an old sink in them and hooked his parts cleaner to it so the fluid comes out of the faucet and then drains through the normal sink drain into a steel drum and then recirculates like a regular parts washer would! It is really neat!

    Mike

    <font color=green>"My K5 is purdyur than your sister!"</font color=green>

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  14. solowookie

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    [​IMG] - man you must have a very understanding wife...

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>link to k5's</a>
     
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    Gawd !!! Is that her PINK TOOTHBRUSH in the sink ??? [​IMG]

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     
  16. Nonesuch

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    hey WTF thats my TOOTHBRUSH! and my freshly washed purple hand towel. No nookie for YOU!

    LMAO!
    Justin

    Austin, Texas K5'er
     
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    You wanna have some fun with kitchen sink? Tie a rubber band around the sprayer on the faucet!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  18. Sparky87k5

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    I've washed more parts in the dish washer than I care to remember. Usually wash them as best I can in the garage and use DW for final wash. Ovens are great for heat treating, curing paint and prepping parts for painting. If the wife wants something new in the house, I never tell her no. She's been my best source of help in completing projects. Always has another prospective, sometimes it's an eye opener!

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     
  19. iceman

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    This is only effective as cleaning tool if you use the fancy towels the wife hangs in the bathroom to dry your parts.
     
  20. StoneyK5

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    I DON'T THINK SO...IMHO... [​IMG]

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     

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