Matt, I hate to tell you this, but that isn't "Weld-Thru Zinc-Rich Primer". That is a protective primer, and "might" do ok to prime the bare metal, but it likely won't survive the welding process.Pre-Patching Primer Party! Priming begins. Colormatching is coincidence, that's just the color of the chemical. Oddly, the can specifically says not for use on ferrous steels. Aluminum or galvanized steel only. I tried to look up why but found no reason not to use Zinc Chromate on steel .
Ugh. Well... crap. That's is what Canadian Tire told me was weld-through. I wondered why it was yellow, when the last stuff I bought was grey.Matt, I hate to tell you this, but that isn't "Weld-Thru Zinc-Rich Primer"
My old (actual weld-through) can says to only be applied to clean metal surfaces, not over other primers. Might just be a general advisory though.You should be able to just spray it over the existing primer, and just spray the edges of the welded parts; no reason to go beyond the weld area.
Hell, NO! Only onto bare metal! And on both contacting surfaces.The correct primer will always say "Weld-Through". You should be able to just spray it over the existing primer, and just spray the edges of the welded parts; no reason to go beyond the weld area.
Opel GT Source sells a very nice gauge that replaces the typically non-working analogue/electro-mechanical clock (does your clock work?) with a voltmeter/temp gauge. The temp comes with a sensor, and is usually placed in the engine chain case to provide oil temperature.In other news, starting to think about what I want to do with my instrument cluster and what I want that to look like. I'll be redoing some of the gauges and trying to keep the font and style the same. The layout you all know:
- Battery charge/discharge I will probably leave as-is. I'll still have a small lead-acid battery to run all the 12v systems. It'd be nice to confirm it's working and what my 12v load is and if the converter can keep up.
- Temperature sensor I'll try to rejig probably to motor/inverter/battery temp. Nice things to know. Maybe I'll adapt Oil Pressure to a second temp sensor
- Fuel gauge is hokey, I'd rather see a voltage read-out, which I probably will anyways somewhere. But, I happen to have a battery-to-fuel-gauge electronic converter gifted to me from another DIY EVer, so, if I can get that working I'll use it as a "fuel" gauge.
Yeah, see my thoughts on that here: https://www.opelgt.com/forums/ev-conversions/109495-crate-electric-engine.html#post1419063GoldGT said:This was in yesterday's paper in the Wheel's Section.
I think I certainly lack the skills for this project. I'm having to build them as I go.dpre said:You certainly have the skills for this kind of project.
https://youtu.be/nF418fFWlzcI think I certainly lack the skills for this project. I'm having to build them as I go.
Fortunately, that's what skills are. Things you start at zero, and improve on. Not having skills isn't a reason to not start a project, or no one would ever do anything.
I am both impressed and terrified by your rebuild.Tell me about it!!!!
For the record, I had never done any kind of body work before this... Seriously never!!! This big ass project was my first crack at it...I really did just learn one peice and step at a time, just like you. I to second guessed myself hundreds of times. Wish you the best, and I'll be following your progress.I am both impressed and terrified by your rebuild.
The work you did even on your first few pieces is years ahead of my skill level. And it took you 5 years just to do as much as you did in your videos.
I want a car that looks as nice as your end result, without putting the time in, and without paying for it. Hmm. How's that triangle go? Good, Cheap, Now, pick 2? Guess I'm picking cheap and now.