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Medina / Akron / Cleveland Sandblaster?

Discussion in 'OH- The Buckeye Birfield Syndicate' started by Gumby USMC '68 FJ40, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Gumby USMC '68 FJ40

    Gumby USMC '68 FJ40

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    Can anyone provide a reference for a Medina based sandblaster (Akron or Cleveland works too)?

    I'm painstakingly restoring my 1968 FJ40's 99.9% rust free tub and larger body accessories (I have a sandblast cabinent) and am stumped to locate a decent shop.

    The tub and accessories primarily need the previous owner(s) spray can primer effort removed.

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  2. MJM

    MJM SILVER Star

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    This could help

    I can only recommond one place Newbury Sandblasting and Painting 440-338-5513. I have used them for classic Farm type Equip. I had a lot of my body parts dipped instead of blasting in Cleveland at Dependable Auto Strippers not sure if they can handle a tub.
    Newbury is East of Chagrin Falls on Route 87 about 35minutes from Cleveland. Are you east or west?
     
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    Look in the Akron phone book for a place called Thomasros Or Thomarios, something like that. I believe they are on rt 18. My customer recommended them highly to me once. I know they do high end work.
     
  4. Gumby USMC '68 FJ40

    Gumby USMC '68 FJ40

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    MJM,

    First, thanks for the response.

    I reside in Medina (near I-71) but work downtown in Cleveland (~40 miles away).

    I found a place that also does / did military equipment (large shop) so I will give the guy a call.

    Oddly enough - when I removed the tub from the frame I found one of the previous owner's insurance information - the FJ40 had been owned by an individual in Cleveland. :rolleyes:

    I purchased the vehicle from an owner in North Carolina and he bought it from a guy in Colorado. :eek:

    So far, the FJ40 is ready to get its primer removed and then I begin the process of putting it back together.

    Depending how it proceeds, the FJ will either get a 2F or 327 heart. :idea:
     
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