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Maneuvering bolts are done. Had to alter the flange to fit under the t-bar trunnion plate. Next time I’ll think to lower the placement a half inch.
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Smoothing out all the steel is next. Then primer. Then reassemble. Then paint.
 

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Anyone have experience with rust converters? After many years of no primer or paint the GOW mortar had some rust.
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I used Coroseal on it today. Supposed to turn iron oxide in to magnetite. Never used it. The purple looked a bit odd:

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2 coats and dry in 3 hours and it is totally black:oops:

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It still needs some sanding, then likely an oil based primer, then paint, but really amazed at how it came out thus far.
 

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Some progress on smoothing out the valleys on the trunnion plates, a result of the 1/2" steel flat bar and the brake getting getting to know one another.
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I've also worked on smoothing the welds where the trunnion and mortar meet. Clearly the top side will be most visible, and feeling like I've got it looking like something I can live with.
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I'll need to put in back in the bed and bolt it so it's pointed up and then I can work on the welds on the top/forward areas of each side where the trunnion meets the mortar.
 

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I’d say! That is looking really nice.
 
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