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Post by bmw pat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:16 pm

Did you sandblasted the car yourself? Can you give me the sandblasting set up: pressure,blasting media etc etc...please
Yes I sandblasted the car myselft. The pressure I am using i about 8 bar, that is around 115 psi.

Using regular sandblasting sand, fine grade, its marked 0,1-0,7 mm

here are a picure of my sandblaster. Its a small/medium size blaster. In Norway it cost 15000 norwegian koner. That is around 2700 us dollar.



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Post by murran » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:16 pm

wow top in depth worth! 8)
wish we had the means and fascilitys to go to this level when we were welding ours. would have made a much better job of it.
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Post by Zul-Azrin » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:48 am

Wow, our sandblasting equipment is expensive...i wanted to sandblasted my car get rid all the rust, so i planning to buy an air compressor with 2.5 hp and connect it with a sandblaster gun, will this set up be successful?

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Post by bmw pat » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:31 am

Wow, our sandblasting equipment is expensive...i wanted to sandblasted my car get rid all the rust, so i planning to buy an air compressor with 2.5 hp and connect it with a sandblaster gun, will this set up be successful?
It could work. You have to check how much air your sandblaster use.
Lets say it could be something like 500 liters per minute. Then you have to check how much air you compressor can deliver. Lets say your compressor only delivers 200 liters per minute, you will then have to wait for the compressor to build up air pressure all the time because you will empty the tank often.

If you are source a cheap and good blaster, maybe you could get hold of something like this. I have this blaster too, and it works good. Here in Norway it costs something like 400 us dollar. Is uses up to 500 liters of air per minute

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Post by Zul-Azrin » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:34 am

Thanks mate...its very difficult here in my country to look for a sandblaster dealer thats why i thinking of purchasing its from the internet.By the way, did you striped the engine by yourself?

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Post by bmw pat » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:24 pm

By the way, did you striped the engine by yourself?
Yes, all have done all the work on the car myself. By the way, where do you come from?

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Post by Zul-Azrin » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:35 pm

Im from Brunei Darussalam, a small country in borneo island in Asia region. Im planning to strip down my car. I've sent my car for respray last December and guess what?rust have been developing on my front and rear end, thats why iwanted to really restore the car my self. I really keeping close attention on your project and maybe sometime next year i'll start my own.

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Post by bmw pat » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:43 pm

Did some cutting today, and started with my right inner wing.

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Post by 340i » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:11 pm

why did you replace both wings? they looked ok in the pics?
especially after doing all the scraping and blasting.
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Post by bmw pat » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:34 am

why did you replace both wings? they looked ok in the pics?
especially after doing all the scraping and blasting.
My first plan was to cut out a section in the front an just replace that, but Walloth und Nesch didnt have just the front section of the wings anymore, so I had to order complete front wings.

There were some other small rust holes in the wings apart from in the front, so to make good use of my new wings, I am doing a complete swap

It's a about 2 hours of work to cut out the wings, so its not that much more work than fixing up the old ones.

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Post by BMW-POWER » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:38 pm

nice work done, i'm following this project :D
what engine are u using for the swap M50, M52?

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Post by bmw pat » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Long time since last I updated her. I have now had the car in the caroliner and welded in the new panels
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Post by r1nod » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:41 pm

nice work there keep it up

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Post by M15KYY » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:07 am

waaaaahhh!!! this is gonna be good! :D lovely work so far!! keep it up matey
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Post by tommi_e21 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:26 am

i want that ramp!!!!

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