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Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks Today, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Clemson88
Hey Mike!

I have a small section of quarter panel with a tiny bit of wheel well to undercoat after I put that transtar 2K epoxy primer on. Do you recommend anything in an aerosol can for this application? How...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
Same here.

I routed the air from the pump to a '85 SE AC condenser, a water separator then back to the tank. After the tank I ran the air through a 'cool can,' constructed using a 5 gal bucket, ~35 ft of copper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-09-2021, 06:18 AM
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Views: 206
Posted By Clemson88
The owner of that MB wanted it complete without...

The owner of that MB wanted it complete without reservations about due to his father dying. According to Pete the owner's family live behind the iron curtain and the owner's father though that...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Clemson88
'76 MB body finished.

I've seen all the videos on this project, about 10 in total, I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen it. Pete is a little rough around the edges but his work speaks volumes to his character.
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Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Clemson88
Yes Sir, I spent a couple days trying to save...

Yes Sir, I spent a couple days trying to save those connectors somehow and gave up two days ago. Unfortunately the larger tube is a 5/8" OD which was quite difficult to find. I finally found a 5/8"...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Clemson88
Teach a man to fish... Here is the DYI link:...

Teach a man to fish...

Here is the DYI link:

DIY Links by Parts Category - PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diy-links-parts-category/)

Use one of the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Clemson88
Here's a shot of the connectors I need to...

Here's a shot of the connectors I need to transition to a standard pipe thread to connect the unit to my air compressor.
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Clemson88
A simple water filter with a drain at in the...

A simple water filter with a drain at in the bottom of with a clear bowl.

I expect to get much less water in my air tank and will deal with what comes from the tank with an old fashioned cool...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Clemson88
What type fittings on I gen w126 AC condensers?

I have a spare condenser and want to hook it up between my shop compressor motor and the tank to try and get better control over the moisture in my air supply system.
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By Clemson88
I have a second generation rear windshield in my...

I have a second generation rear windshield in my 1985 w126 body right now. Other than fixing the delamination issue they are identical right down to the connectors for the defrost circuit.
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-23-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
Thanks, Mike. I'm going to need a skim coat on...

Thanks, Mike. I'm going to need a skim coat on the small section I welded. I have a shrinking disc so if I learn to use it I should be a lot closer than 1/8".
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-15-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
How much does the Evercoat shrink?

How much does the Evercoat shrink?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-13-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Clemson88
I bought one of those tiny ratchets like you used...

I bought one of those tiny ratchets like you used from from Horror Fright the found a nut driver kit on the counter at Ase Hardware. The ratchet in that kit is designed similar to the typical larger...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-11-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,041
Posted By Clemson88
I've flushed the cooling system on an MB exactly...

I've flushed the cooling system on an MB exactly one time. I don't expect to ever need to do it again. I put only distilled water a antifreeze in it.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-10-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,041
Posted By Clemson88
BIG SOAP?

Citric acid is a good cleaner. I showed photos of the soap cycle and the 10% citric cycle on a thread a while back. Soap indeed did part of the job.

If there's an issue with cleaning an engine...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-10-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Clemson88
Yeah, I intend to use a guide coat after I work...

Yeah, I intend to use a guide coat after I work the welds down with a die grinder and coarse paper disc. I might spring for a body file. I've seen those used and it becomes a painter to find and...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-10-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
You have library skills and communicate well. ...

You have library skills and communicate well. The problem is wading through the sales pitches and gleaning the facts and information which is/are applicable to your needs. It's going to take time....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-09-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,041
Posted By Clemson88
How many different engines did you use to test the different soap solutions?

I think that might be an important factor because if you used several soap solutions then used the citric acid you followed the traditional method of degreasing the engine cooling system before using...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-08-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
I agree with you, Mike. Unfortunately for me I...

I agree with you, Mike. Unfortunately for me I have several rock dent on my car which have rusted from sitting for about two decades. I was lucky to find only one body panel with rust, which is...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Clemson88
What year is your car and it that original paint?...

What year is your car and it that original paint?

I intend to use my touchup gun for shooting 2K epoxy to bare metal. I will thin the paint down enough to go through the gun and shoot as many...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-06-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Clemson88
Step three body welding

After cutting the skin and portions of the inner support I found a half inch of rust on the inner wheel well lip.

I cleaned the dirt, seam sealer and original primer off the area then cut and...
Forum: Restoration Projects & Long-Term Builds 08-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Clemson88
Do not start cutting on the car. First remove the...

Do not start cutting on the car. First remove the paint, any undercoating and seam sealer then the original primer beneath all that. Of course that's only in areas which you intend to replace.

You...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 08-05-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Clemson88
Does anyone in or around G'ville, SC have an...

Does anyone in or around G'ville, SC have an english wheel or sheet metal stretcher? I will pay you to run a 3/4" lip though an english wheel or pop it a few times with a stretcher.

If there are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Clemson88
I think I've considered retiring from auto work when I finish the car...

I'm working on now. Some people need pills to work on a car, I need pill when I don't have a car to work on.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-05-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Clemson88
Perhaps the screen in the tank is plugged up. I'm...

Perhaps the screen in the tank is plugged up. I'm certainly not the person on this forum one should go to for help but I'm thinking,

1. Engine starts fine and runs ok until reducing RPM at which...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Clemson88
Oil cooling lines. Pressure sending unit on rear...

Oil cooling lines. Pressure sending unit on rear of oil filter housing and of course the oil filter housing gasket.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By Clemson88
I think the engineers added those engine shocks...

I think the engineers added those engine shocks so when the vacuum pods failed and the transmission made hammer to anvil noise upon shifting we Americans wouldn't totally freak out thinking the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,041
Posted By Clemson88
Point of order on the citric flush.

You must degrease the cooling system before you put the 10% citric acid solution in for that stage of a proper flush. Oil will inhibit the effectiveness of the acid.

Shout Gel is recommended by...
Forum: Bodywork - Repair, Paint, Tools, Tips & Tricks 07-31-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Clemson88
Is undercoating is used to seal seams?

Is undercoating is used to seal seams?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-30-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Clemson88
Cheaper than three dollars? I wish I'd have known.

Cheaper than three dollars? I wish I'd have known.
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