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Re: Finished A&L project

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ra272 wrote:Be carefull, this a heat treatment, it can modify the hardness of steel.
Very nice but could you be more specific please?
If you take a look at my red runner, you'll see me and metallurgy do not exactly get along :(
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This is an hardening heat treatment, so it can make your parts harder, but they probably could break if you bend them. I only do that on shelfer. Fo runners, I use new Asso tie rods: they are much stronger.

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Re: Finished A&L project

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I also used a wire wheel on mine to clean the rust off, then I hit them with clear nail polish I "borrowed" from the wife...SHHHH, don't tell her.
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Re: Finished A&L project

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ra272 wrote:To bring your black steel parts back to life (screws tie rods etc...)

1) remove rust with that:

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2) heat the parts with that, until they become dark red

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3) Drop the parts in vegetal oil (motor oil stinks, vegetal oil smells french fries).

Be carefull, this a heat treatment, it can modify the hardness of steel.
excellent advice, i didn't know about the heating and vegetable oil bit, cheers.
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Re: Finished A&L project

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this car looks awesome.Resurrecting old parts is very rewarding when done this well.

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Re: Finished A&L project

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hey ra272 what color is that FRP G10? and where did you get it from? is it Tan color?

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i bought this frp sheet fron a German ebay seller:
http://search.ebay.fr/_W0QQfrtsZ0QQsassZstefftech

It's flat light green and not transluscent, like a spearmint wrygley's . Definitively not like the original AE frp.

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excellent thanks. i am looking for the same material as the original Fiberglass but haven't find anything.
thanks , i will look into it.

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Probably one of the finest cars I have ever seen! I really like this cars look.
Fantastic work!
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The best A&L car I've seen: J'ADORE :mrgreen:

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Re: Finished A&L project

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m_vice wrote:excellent thanks. i am looking for the same material as the original Fiberglass but haven't find anything.
thanks , i will look into it.
post a question in the "ask gene hustings" and ask steve to ask pete cooney where the heck they got the G10 from

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That is an awesome looking buggy. Don't know why but I love the old school look of fiberglass.

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