You know you buy a lot of car parts on eBay when they invite you to their concierge club! Who even knew they had one?!?
Not too much to report. Did some cleaning and scuffing inside the shell and around the patching I did yesterday for the 4-speed trans hump. There were a couple of spots inside the shell I want to go over again with some more epoxy.
I also pulled out the 12-bolt to clean it for the first time since having it blasted and epoxied. Glad I did because I discovered a couple of spots I want to re-do in epoxy before paining it:
Sprayed the inside with brake cleaner
Spent some time in the garage today. Bonding the patch and 4-speed shifter hump.
I spent as much time preparing as I did working on these. The patch took about an hour and the shifter hump about 30 minutes. Some of the rivet holes needed a drill touch-up to widen, Hopefully back at it tomorrow! The 3M bonding says you have a 90-120 minute window to work with it and about a 24 hour cure time. I will still go over it with some seam sealer on both sides although it says you don’t need to – better safe than sorry!
So this past week I was at a conference in Orlando, FL. I did spend a little time in the garage yesterday with the nice weather and was hoping to get to bonding it today, but other things came up and now I hope to get to it next week. So all I got done, was stripping the areas where I will be using the 3M bonding adhesive down to bare metal and cleaning with wax & grease remover. I used a marker as a guide for where to strip to:
Hopefully this next week I can get the pieces bonded together.