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DIY PARTS WASHER (UNDER $100)


ashley
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 979862 posted 03/25/11 09:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I decides to make a parts washer to clean all the greasy brackets and what not while i was rebuilding my engine.

why:
1.cheaper to diy than take to machine shop
2.easy to build
3.very practical

parts:
50 gallon plastic drum($15 steal scrap yard)
12 volt water pump($50grange co-op)
8' 3/8 hose(15ish from schucks)
filter ($5 napa)
sand blasting gloves($10 ebay)

Plexiglas ($5 white city metals)
screws
wood

tools:
rivet gun
drill gun
jig saw

steps:
1.mark out with some tape a good size window and use the jig saw to cut it out
2.use some particle board to make a bracket for the glass to set on, or you might just be able to fold the glass over and rivet it on.
3 mount the punp on the side with screws
4.pluming:
tank==>hose===>filter===>(in) pump (out) >===scrub brush i drilled a hole through the midle and zip tied the hose to==>tank
5. cut come screen to place over solution and as a platform for parts
6.use a compass to mark a 7" diameter for glove holes and cut out with jig saw
7. drill and rivet gloves in
8. add solution and apply power(my power came from an old computer power supply i converted a wile ago, but any 12v supply will work; battery charger, battery, etc)




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 980188 posted 03/27/11 10:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I'm a big DIY'er but you can but a good size parts washer for $100


http://www.harborfreight.com/garage-shop/parts-washers/20-gallon-parts-washer-with-general-purpose-pump-7340.html



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