With jacksh*t else to do, I decided to change things up a bit.
A minor annoyance with the above stick were the protruding carriage bolts so, with some JB Weld, a grinder, locknuts and spacers, I ground them flush.
Cover the square segment of the bolts in JB Weld, and cinch them tightly to the metal panel with nuts and spacers.
After it cures, grind flushed.
After all that, I decided to mount a LS-32 to freshen things up a bit. Unfortunately, the T5 stick is not properly equipped with the correct mount to make bolting on an LS-32 a seamless event. After many measurements and indecision…
I finally had the LS-32’s bracketry located squarely but, what to do about the ugly mounting bolts???..
…Countsinking and more JB Weld.
The underside after discrepant holes were filled with JB Weld.
Ready for Bondo.
D/A’d to flatness.
3 coats of etching primer.
3 coats of high build
With the panel near ready for paint, I began working on the shell. First I drilled a 24mm hole on the front-left of the case and super glued a filler piece of plastic over the old cord outlet. Then I Bondo’d and sanded the bit*h flush.
Cleaned the shell with SEM plastic prep from a previous stick build…
…and primed the shell with plastic primer.
Both the shell and case after block sanding.
The metal panel recieved its last layer of primer, “Primer Sealer” and now both are ready for paint, but I’m not sure what color for the panel?!???!??
I’m now off to find paint.