Lester's Nest'r

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Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:40 pm

I have been long in the making and short on the posting - but my build is progressing.
I should be ready to camp (via 'Teardrop Time') somewhere around 2019!

The Nest'r:
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Here's my build thread...
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight=
Last edited by LesterS on Sat May 19, 2012 7:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:06 pm

Hey Lester,

Hope the back is doing better.

Your build looks like it's starting to wake up again... :thumbsup:

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Postby LesterS » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:00 pm

The back feels great -- just not gonna lift anything heavier than maybe 12 oz (OK a 16oz might work)!

c(_)

:)
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:06 am

Bump. - - Finally back at it. (I've added my comments to the original thread.) :)
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=19404&start=75#p1081937

Where it all began 7 yrs ago... viewtopic.php?f=27&t=19404
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby aggie79 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:57 am

Awesome! I liked your design and am glad to see you back at it.
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:16 pm

I made a purchase - to inspire me to get some more accomplished...
121831 :thumbsup:
They come from Iowa80-dot-com. (Item Number: 29172 for those that are interested.)
They also come with three clips for mounting.
They were surprisingly inexpensive -- shipping doubled the cost, but they arrived at my door ... for 30 bucks.
(And yes I tested to see if they will fit over the axle hubs and dust caps -- they do!) :beer:

I will try to document what I do to adapt them to fit the harbor-feight 12"- 5 bolt wheels.
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Bristol, TN
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:27 pm

So with the epoxy coats behind me... sanding and scotch-brite done... wipe down with solvent and clean rags -- it's primer-time!
121832
After long deliberation and procrastination I settled on Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Base Primer.
I noticed it has a slight ammonia smell when applied -- but dries fast and smooth. (garage door open and fans on.)
Maybe the ammonia is there for mildew preventive?

It is only primer so don't expect great color coverage; surface coat and base preparation is what it's for.

Here's how it looks after two coats; foam roller...
121833

One afternoon.
Two beers. :beer:
Water clean up. :)
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Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby mrwall1 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:29 pm

I am a painter by trade, I also used the Zinsser 123 It is a great primer... I painted 2 coats of primer before I painted a coat of finish... then when I am all done, I will put another coat of finish on.

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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:53 pm

Color begins...
121881

And I figured out the mounting clips for the hubcaps, and installed them...
121878
121880
121831
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Bristol, TN
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:51 pm

The paint scheme is done.
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Hint:
To get really sharp lines from the painters tape... paint over all the edges with the same base color, and let dry before applying the new color. You have to wait for one more coat of paint to dry, but the results are worth it. No bleeds under the tape.
:thumbsup:
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Bristol, TN
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby aggie79 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:12 am

Your PBP TTT looks fantastic in her new colors!
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:15 am

Thanks Tom.
Any compliments that come from the folks here are high praise. The pictures I have posted somewhat hide the details of the finish. The 10-ft rule really applies here. You can see the taped seams, nail holes, imperfections, etc. All under the paint. The body is sealed under two coats of Raka epoxy, and then 2 coats of Zinsser 1-2-3, then two more coats of base color, THEN the darker colors are two MORE coats. You'd think with all those layers, some of the detail of the ummm, 'bodywork' (in this case a lack thereof) would not show so much. But I made a choice. Get painting now; so we can go camping in this lifetime!
Lester
Bristol, TN
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Still buildin' on teardrop time.
Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby StockCube » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:57 am

Love the design - quality work. Glad you kept at it.
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:02 am

Just to demonstrate that "Ten Foot Rule" will really need to apply. Even one of the best looking seams still looks like this:
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The flat seams really are the worst offenders.
Lester
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Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby KCStudly » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:38 pm

That looks pretty good to me! If mine comes out as neat as that I will be tickled pink! :thumbsup:
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