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Picked this up from another member over on the Canadian forum. It was in what can only be described as tough shape with no motor. It was completely encased in want looked to be a hard shell of bondo dust. At least thats what I assumed it to be given the seller said it came out of a body shop. But what the hay, I love a challenge.

 

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Fist step was to remove all the crud. Turns out it was fairly easy to scrape off. After complete disassembly I soaked all the painted parts in a strong hot bath of TSP which moved any remaining crud. Follwed this up with a two day soak in citric acid solution to remove all the rust as well as some of the paint.Removed the paint with paint remover.

 

Discovered that a couple of the legs had been bent and twisted so I had to straighten them out. The belt cover was dinged and pushed in a bit. Some work on the dings and some bondo worked fixed that problem

 

As usual the top cover had a groove worn it it from a poorly tracking belt. Some JB and bondo disguised this.

 

Wire wheeled and buffed all the shiny parts. Painted it  up. Made new decals and put it back together.

 

Put on a 1 HP motor I had in my rathole, install a new motor starter and drive belt.

 

The machine did try my paitence when I was tracking the new sanding belt. By the way this is best done with the side cover and top cover removed. Fortunately I had been warned about this in advance.

 

Turned out good enough to earn a place next to the rest of my Delta stuff.

 

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I also discovered during the coarse of the rebuild that I was missing two parts, a front dust deflector that goes at the bottom of the belt and a small dust deflector that goes inside the dust chute. I made the deflector for the inside (sorry forgot to take picture) I was making the one for the bottom of the belt but gave it second thoughts. I ended up using the one in the picture below by the previous owner. It no doubt catches more dust as it strats just below the table. I know it cuts down on the belt lenght in the horizontal position but I don't that as a problem as I am likely to use it in the vertical position most often.

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Edited by John Morris
added tags for future searches (see edit history)

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Thanks again Gerry for populating our forum with your great work! Beautiful! Just a heads up I went ahead and added tags to this topic for future searches. Thanks Gerry!

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Gene,

 

Another SAC Warrier?   Love the restore, well done!

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WOW...

your restore is 1st rate...

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Beautiful...love the color scheme...would be hard to use looking that nice! Thanks for sharing.

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