Welcome to SOL TOOLTIME!
A bit of an update; since the weather appears to be FINALLY changing.
- I bought a Harbor Freight sandblasting cabinet and,
after some American modifications, it's a really great tool.
(I basically needed just the big box with the window and, side door that seals shut.)
I also got a cheap tool cart at B
Lowes and, had more luck there,
as the recessed plastic top of the box is shaped to the same dimensions as the blast cabinet!
It dropped right into place!
Here are the American tasks of enginuity I employed with my cheapo Chinese sandblaster:
First, I had to mount an air pressure regulator/air filter unit:
(Mounted so the gauge can be viewed as I'm working)
I also included an additional connection for a straight compressed air hose:
(For blowing the media from the freshly blasted parts)
(Yep, that's an aftermarket shifter cable grommet ^ for the Daytona with an a555; Also a "T" fitting held in place with a simple U-bolt)
Using a PVC connector and epoxy, I resized the air vent that came with the cabinet and,
fitted one of the ShopVac extensions into it; also epoxy used here.
This was to properly size the hole for the ShopVac to connect directly to it.
(Inside this hole, I used a ScotchBrite pad as a filter to prevent media from being removed from the cabinet)
Lastly, again from B
Lowes, I purchased a florescent light fixture and mounted it inside the cabinet.
The lighting is perfect.
Note above^ ; inside some of the hardware is visible. I sealed all hardware that came into the blast area.
For a Chinese Harbor Freight cabinet, I gotta say, it's a thumbs up!
(of course, after some mods; I have no choice, I must go FULL on everything)
The addition of this set-up caused me some difficulty with the limited amount of space available in the Front porch/Auto Shop! lol
So, after some moving around and proper inventory, I now have even more space!
Yes, before anyone asks, that IS the GLHS nose hanging on the wall next to its K-frame; with the dash right underneath
So, as you check out this build remember, the car has been completely built on my front porch!
Thanks for checking in and, have a great day!