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Parts Washer Up Date (Powder Coated)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Well here it is. its orange and very bright, i'm very happy with the powder coat job. More pics post 22.

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    wow thats bright, looks like hugger orange in the pictures :D
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    sled dog, its actully much brighter than hugger, not flouresent at all just brighter, the pictures dont do it justice. you can see i made a trought full length for nuts, bolts, tool, basically a place to put more crap some where. :grin:
     
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    Looks tight! that would make an pretty cool BBQ pit.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    im going to build a light bar and hang a 8 ft flouresent over it. parts washer dimensions ara 8 ft 1 in long x 24 in wide and about 33 or 36 in high, i dont remember right now.
     
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    Thats nice. Wish I had some place to put something that big.....How much in total cost?
     
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    79stomper, ouch! thats a painfull question. ALOT more than i expected it would end up being. heres a brake down:
    tank i started with for the tub 200.00
    tank for solvent 90.00
    36 in flex hose about 20 bucks
    flow through brush 9 bucks
    fittings about 15 bucks or so
    drain back hose 12 bucks
    1.75 square tube 1/8 wall i dont rember had it a while
    16 gage sheet for lid + 8 in x 96 in piece for the "M" channel lid support about 75 bucks
    electrial plugs that will be wired into it about 100 bucks
    4 swivel lock casters, 2 non lock for center support 100 bucks
    16 gage piano hindge 6 bucks
    powder coat 408 bucks
    solvent (i dont have yet)will be 150 bucks
    expanded metal i dont remember i think 40 bucks
    many hours of fab work
    aprox grand total and i feel like im forgetting something is about 1500 bucks!
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    just about everything was bought through mc mastercarr, except the steel.
     
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    :eek1: That's pricey. I think I'd just go redneck and get one of those free bath tubs I always see on craigslist. Definitly wouldn't be that nice though.
     
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    pvfjr, if you add in the cost of the steel, oh, and the drain kit and atleast some of my time its closer to 2000.00. yea im kind of a nuckle head for spending that kind of cash on a damn parts washer, but thats what i wanted.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Well worth it if you use it often. That is really nice..... Some day.......some day.........
     
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    So who is the first person to drop in there nasty transer case :laugh:
     
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    It may have cost $$$, but its beautiful!!!
     
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    mouse, thank you very much, and all you guys for the positive feed back. yes it is going to sting a bit the first time i gouge the hell out of the powder coat, but then it's kind of like that first dent wheelin.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    If you'd done it any other way, would you still be happy with it?

    Can't take the money with you when you leave this world.
     
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    holy crap... someone is forkin RICH! :D I haven't spent $1500 in parts in the last year, let alone $1500 on a parts washer! lol!

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    Looks pretty frickin' sweet! Nice work.
     
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    jekbrown, i wish that were true. i made 60 grand last year, and worked for every penny of it, and worked lots of over time to get there. im 37 and a machinist, 15 plus yrs expeirence, self taught welder, now with 3 certifications, leadman of the machine shop i work at. i live in la calif. where fixer up homes in nice areas start at 400 grand and nice homes go for 600 grand and up, and no i dont own one. i have a family and plenty of bills like everybody else. i scroung for every penny i put into my projects, what ever it maybe. i'm a rentin stiff like the rest. i'm not being defensive, but definently not rich.
     
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    cool stuff, just thinking put that expanded metel on top and filler with charcoal!!!!! now that is a BBQ.

    very nice, youll have the cleanest parts out there lol!!

    or well you better for 2 grand!
     

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