My custom built powder coated 8' parts washer. pics - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Shop and Tools
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2008, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
My custom built powder coated 8' 9" parts washer. pics

I don't think I posted this here before. I looked in my past threads and saw nothing so I will post it up. I built this so I could clean a complete axle housing. If you have ever cleaned an old greasy axle in your driveway with easy off oven cleaner you know how messy it gets. not to mention the rincing off with the garden hose flash rusts the cast iron inside and out. I HATE rust.

I bought a new 200 Gal. Deisel gas tank. The ends were dished inward. I cut them off flipped them over and rewelded them back on. Then I cut the tank in half long ways, then cut each half to the length I wanted. I then but welded the ends together. I used a 4" arched section out if the left over tank to over lap and back up the but weld. I also added a 12" arched section to add a double wall to where the axle center section would be in the tank so it would not dent as easy.

I welded a piece of angle as a tool/parts traugh on the front edge. Wired in electrical plugs, and a switch. Bought a tank for the solvent. I use solvent special ordered from Mc Masted Carr. It works AWESOME. I can let something soke and it will rince right off. I made "M" hat channel on our sheet metal brake to add support to the lids. I bent the leading edge and ends to add strength to the lids aswell. I could probably stand on the lids. I also added a removable center support inside for the inside edge of the lids. It can be removed to put something long inside. The lids have a piano hinge the full length of both lids. I powder coated it brite orange. What'cha think.


Some pics of the fab and after powder coat.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter

Last edited by 1TON73K5; 12-07-2008 at 12:41 PM.
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
A few more fab pics, leak test. Passed with no weld touch up.
Attached Images
    
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-07-2008, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Powder coated pics.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2008, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Member # 12164
Location: Thornton,Co.
Posts: 3,333
Nice....................
__________________
Looking for new rig to buy..1968-78 blazer or truck..$$ Thx
PLANE-SANE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
few more pics.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
last couple of pics.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 12:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
IDASHO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Member # 83932
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 3,288
Nice!

Ive been thinking about building a shop sink out of a 55 gallon barrel.

Youve inspired me to actually do it
IDASHO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 01:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 107373
Location: 56273
Posts: 270
Very nice...... But how many axles do you have to clean??


IDASHO, BGreen made a sweet parts washer out of half of a 55 gallon drum that swings out from under his work bench, it might give you some ideas if you search for it..
__________________
800, 302, c4, D20, jack stands
1wook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Member # 80076
Location: land of rust
Posts: 363
That thing is freakin sweet.....nice attention to detail

I want to see it dirty!!
fLaT TiRe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 04:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52710
Location: The Boat, Co
Posts: 4,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1wook View Post
Very nice...... But how many axles do you have to clean??
Yeah, thats what I was thinking...
It looks like one of those projects that started off small, but ballooned into a 3 month $1000 project.
__________________
Slowly building:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jpmassey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 06:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Gravity Works!
 
Landslide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25608
Location: One foot in the grave
Posts: 30,922
Will one of my Rockwell housings fit in there?
__________________
Peg Leg Fab Lab
Landslide is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmassey View Post
Yeah, thats what I was thinking...
It looks like one of those projects that started off small, but ballooned into a 3 month $1000 project.

I actually wanted to build it this big. It doubles as a great work bench too. I can't beat on it ofcourse but ther is allways tons of stuff on it. Ofcourse it makes it a PITA when I want to use it. Yeah I probably wont be doing axles all the time but when I need it, I got it. I actually offered to clean axle housing for 50 bucks an axle but never got any answers. I figured By the time a guy spent 3 to 4 hours of his time, and bought X amount of Gunk or easyoff oven cleaner or whatever one might use, then totally thrash his driveway with all the greas and grime. I figured 50 bucks was not bad at all. But like I said no takers. No big deal. Just means It will stay clean except for the ocasional use from me. Oh and 1K, not even close.
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 08:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Member # 53596
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 1,535
Send a message via MSN to PhantomEB
VERY NICE!! Been an idea of mine as well but would never have a shop big enough to necesitate one.
__________________
CrawlinBC.com:smokin:
PhantomEB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 08:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomEB View Post
VERY NICE!! Been an idea of mine as well but would never have a shop big enough to necesitate one.
Mine is in my two car garage. It takes up some space!
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member # 14882
Location: Montgomery, TX
Posts: 1,046
do you have a part number for the solvent from mcmaster? wish you were closer, i'd let you clean up my two axles for 100 bucks.
blay127 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 09:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by blay127 View Post
do you have a part number for the solvent from mcmaster? wish you were closer, i'd let you clean up my two axles for 100 bucks.


I will have to look at the 5Gal can in a day or so. I'm closed up for the night. The stuff they have online and in their catalog has lanolin in it for rust prevention, cool but for painting or powdercoating I didnt the contamination issues even thought the powder coaters grit blast.
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 09:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member # 21000
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,063
Send a message via AIM to CPOM
Wow that thing is unreal!!

What's going on in this pic:
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1228678770

Why is the solvent line T-d into that junction box??

x2 on paying $50 to have an axle properly cleaned out, I would pay it...
__________________
[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]Chris
92 Isuzu Pup, 3800>r150f>dual toy cases
toy 8", isuzu 12bolt, not done yet[/COLOR]
CPOM is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 10:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPOM View Post
Wow that thing is unreal!!

What's going on in this pic:
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1228678770

Why is the solvent line T-d into that junction box??

x2 on paying $50 to have an axle properly cleaned out, I would pay it...

It's a secret, If I tell ya I have to kill ya. We wired in a pressure switch, the pump is suposed to pump continuously, but I have a brush with a push button on and off so I can stop flow if I want. If you stop the flow and the pump still runs you can burn it up. Thats the reason for the pressure switch, it kicks the pump off if there no flow, once I hit the button, it kicks back on and flow continues immediately. The T juntion on the bottom is what reads the pressure. The line coming out of the tank and into the switch is the pump electrical cord wired into the box power. You can see the power cord coming out the right of the box, it plugs in at the recepticle so If I want to just unplug it I can. see pic just under the one you copied. The switch is my on/off, for that receptical only, the other two are allways live in that box, and ofcourse I have the four plugs at the other end.
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter

Last edited by 1TON73K5; 12-07-2008 at 11:04 PM.
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 11:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 10,299
Very nice work on the parts washer.


What brand/model is that 20" sander in your garage?
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 06:38 AM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azzy2000 View Post
Very nice work on the parts washer.


What brand/model is that 20" sander in your garage?

It's a Conquest, made in Norwalk Ca. Has a Baldor motor. It's not as bad ass as an APEX but it kicks ass none the less. Paid 1500 brand new from J&L industrial.
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 07:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Member # 66259
Posts: 15,260
i would have left the inside bare metal. if it's filled with solvent, it isn't really going to rust, and even good powdercoating isn't going to last long rolling axle housings around in there. other than that, it's nice.
spork2367 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 09:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 10,299
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1TON73K5 View Post
It's a Conquest, made in Norwalk Ca. Has a Baldor motor. It's not as bad ass as an APEX but it kicks ass none the less. Paid 1500 brand new from J&L industrial.
Thanks.

The Apex units are pimp.. I've been looking for a decent priced one for a while.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2008, 07:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1TON73K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75292
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by spork2367 View Post
i would have left the inside bare metal. if it's filled with solvent, it isn't really going to rust, and even good powdercoating isn't going to last long rolling axle housings around in there. other than that, it's nice.



Sure, IF it's filled but noone leaves their washer filled all the time. The powder coat is holding up great, even with flipping the axles around. I turn them over to clean the other side by lifting one end up and letting it gently roll to the other side and set it down. I don't let it just flop around. Besides it does not get used much.
__________________
Cancer Survivor and Fighter
1TON73K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 02:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member # 111535
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca
Posts: 62
Wow that is sweet.
__________________
Come on we need our own Willys section.
Thanks I have a religion.
Clipity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 55444
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 12,274
I could definitely use one of those
__________________
[CENTER]I have Dumb Ideas[/CENTER]
spidr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.