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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:56 AM

I'll let the pictures speak...

 

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#2 JustCruisin

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:28 AM

Lookin good Chris! I was wondering what all was up your sleeve on this repair..? Are you thinking of fusing all the peices together with JB weld putty?
The pride in fixing something like this pays off every time u pick up this blaster and put it to use!

#3 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:32 AM

Solid looking repair Chris. Sort of like a Robocop repair! That corner of the box will 10 times stronger than factory.

Nice one.

James... :-)

#4 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:10 AM

Hey Guys....

 

The plan is to capture the handle inside mounting points and then distribute the load back to the top and sides.

 

I layered the area where the hole was building it up with 3 pieces of aluminum. I was going to drill and screw that together. I was also going to look for machined hardware that I can counter sink into the side wall in 4 places. I may not need to put any screws in the top, but it is still an option. Then I was going to screw and bond the plate flat to the side wall.

 

I can already tell that the load will hold the radios weight. 

 

After all that, I will use bondo to fill in and shape the out side. I have some work to do to repair a bit on the rear case near the handle, then paint!



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:11 AM

Looks like your well on your way to success!  Looking forward to the finished product. :-D



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:19 AM

There ya go! This should be a victory!



#7 gsbadbmr

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

AMAZING :thumbsup:



#8 AE_Stereo

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

Solid design and awesome craftsmanship.

The repair will hold the weight, the pictures itself tell that.



#9 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

Thanks guys...

 

Today I'm hoping to get everything screwed and bonded in place. I have a 2 part epoxy called "Super Mend" that I will use to bond the aluminum plate to the side and top of the radio. I will also use it to bond the 3 aluminum plates together. Then I will start shaping and filling with bondo.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

awesome job man, you know what works great for filling holes like that is the jb weld type putty that you knead and press into place .i use that stuff a lot and it works great . the trick to it is to shave off the excess material before it hardens then you only have finish sanding to do once it hardens .

#11 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:59 PM



awesome job man, you know what works great for filling holes like that is the jb weld type putty that you knead and press into place .i use that stuff a lot and it works great . the trick to it is to shave off the excess material before it hardens then you only have finish sanding to do once it hardens .

 

I have used JB many times...in fact they have a great 2 part mix especially for exhaust manifolds. Works great.

 

The Super Mend I have can also be sanded and drilled. 

 

Here are some more pictures...I have all the machine work done.

 

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Here you can see where I filed in a lip to match the factory line on the other side of the handle bracket.

 

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Here all the holes are drilled and countersunk, sandwiching all the pieces together. This ties the handle mount in firmly to support the weight of the radio.

 

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The top of the metal is now at the top level of the radio, so just minimum body filler will be needed. 

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Very impressive!...these corner repairs are super fiddly because of all the different angles and corners. Add to that the fact that this is weight bearing too makes it even trickier. There's a lot of time gone into this. So satisfying when it's all done...keep up the good work! :-)

#13 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:20 PM

WT :w00t: ! Chris that is going to turn out NICE :jawdrop: !



#15 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

Thanks man....

 

Another coat of bondo, more sanding...I think I'll be painting tomorrow!

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:35 AM

This is the art of repairing.. :jawdrop:

I am impatient to see the final result.. :yes:

 

Chris, I'm sure you could get a job at any time as a master in any auto body repair shop.. :-D



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:02 AM

Excellent stuff!...I'm sure you probably know but just be aware that any imperfection on like the edges or corners that look acceptable now may not once painted as it shows up much more once painted.  I'd be putting a little filler where the little imperfections are on the edges and resanding :yes:



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:24 AM

Holy shite that's awesome!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:48 AM

No doubt about it, you gotz skillz.  Very good job so far.  I was kinda hoping for the robocop/blaster look but this will be minty!!



#20 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

This is the art of repairing.. :jawdrop:

I am impatient to see the final result.. :yes:

 

Chris, I'm sure you could get a job at any time as a master in any auto body repair shop.. :-D

 

If only my bad back could handle leaning over the fender of a car all day.

 

Excellent stuff!...I'm sure you probably know but just be aware that any imperfection on like the edges or corners that look acceptable now may not once painted as it shows up much more once painted.  I'd be putting a little filler where the little imperfections are on the edges and resanding :yes:

 

Oh yeah....it will be much nicer before we get to painting...

 

Holy shiat that's awesome!

 

It's coming along. I probably have 15 hours in it already.

 

No doubt about it, you gotz skillz.  Very good job so far.  I was kinda hoping for the robocop/blaster look but this will be minty!!

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#21 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:16 AM

This is going to be a repair that is "Good from a far, but far from good". From 2 feet back, it's going to look great, but there is no way the two ends will be the same. There is just too much detail in the design. But I don't think you will notice too much without inspecting it.

 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:32 AM

Like I said Chris, you will remember all the hard work repairing this blaster every time you pick it up to use it..
I had to build a new handle and mounts for my JVC 550, and it gives me pride every time I grab that handle and lug that heavy box around..

#23 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Like I said Chris, you will remember all the hard work repairing this blaster every time you pick it up to use it..
I had to build a new handle and mounts for my JVC 550, and it gives me pride every time I grab that handle and lug that heavy box around..

 

I agree, it's going to be great to get it done and use it. I might go camping this weekend, if so, this will be going with me! Painted or not!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

Getting there...

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

No funky color???



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

nice!!!  I always liked the styling of the 8787/8989 series.  The rings around the woofers & the detail in the inset are top notch...

 

great job L-920...

 

Cheers,

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

No funky color???

 

Well....kind of....I haven't pulled the tape yet, but I think this silver is more metallic than the original....so we'll see what happens  :-/  :lol:



#28 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

Straightened and sprayed the grills black.

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

i'm just waiting for you to build the first metal cased 1 piece boombox , i love your use of overly strong materials , that kind of craftsmanship is a lost art these days .

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

i'm just waiting for you to build the first metal cased 1 piece boombox , i love your use of overly strong materials , that kind of craftsmanship is a lost art these days .

 

Thanks Floyd, I work with what I got and I got Aluminum! That's the same stuff I built your 918 battery door with!

 

I have thought of making a case out of it, but it would weight 10-15 lbs empty. Not sure that would be the way to go.

 

But one thing is for sure, this will handle the weight of the radio and will never be an issue down the line (unless I drop it)

 

NEXT: It looks like I will have to do some sanding as some dust got into the paint on the top  :bang:  :bang:  :bang: