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Post  dozer 277 on 1/3/2012, 9:57 pm

smitty, i started by sand blasting all the paint off, then hit it with 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper, then we have stuff at work called flitz metal polish. it is for polishing the leading edges of the airplanes. i got a small buffing wheel and put it in the drill press. set the drill speed about midway and after slinging polish all over the garage that it what i came up with. what a mess it made. i just blasted the body and i think i am going to polish that too. it wasnt very hard. getting in the corners is tough but it works ok. now the big question is where can i get the bailess kit for it. do they sell it somewhere? or do i have to make something? i am sick of the bail snapping shut on my other penn so i want to remove it. the gears and bushings look amazingly good for the age. gonna lube it up and see what happens.

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Post  handyman on 1/3/2012, 10:26 pm

CauseWay Bait&Tackle............they have plenty 704z bailless kits...........maybe they'll have what ya need 516-809-9199........ or scotts Bait & tackle......or penn parts direct..............but i just called causeway today and got two 704z kits on the way...........hope this helps

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Post  smitty on 1/3/2012, 11:14 pm

cool stuff dozer i can not wait to see this reel all put back together she sure is going to be a looker....


 

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/4/2012, 5:06 pm

handyman thanks, gonna get one coming this week. smitty i hope im not going overboard on this. should look cool, i just need a new plugging reel and this seemed like a inexpensive solution.

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Post  smitty on 1/4/2012, 7:29 pm

Dozer I'm glued to my computer over this reel wow


 

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/5/2012, 10:30 pm

ok finished it today, less the bail. gonna go bailess the metal for the body was not very good quality, it doesnt shine as well as i would have liked. but i got it back together and i am gonna leave it polished for the spring. if it is too much of a pain to keep shiny i will paint it. one thing i didnt do was weigh it before and after to see how much it lightened it. right now without the bail it doesnt wobble very much so once i get the kit i may have to add or remove weight from it to smooth it out. drag is silky smooth and spins very free. guess i got it back together correctly LOL. so that was fun to do, now on to other things. oh if someone wants to polish one let me know i can do it or you can come over and do it yourself, (its very messy). some tricks i learned, use a dowel and taper it until the spool seats tightly on it then put it in the drill press and spin to sand and polish. it also chamfers the holes so they arent sharp edges. same with the outer housing or cage or whatever its called. what do you think smitty?

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Post  Charlie G. on 1/5/2012, 10:38 pm

wow You did a great job on it. I like the silver look. If I knew a 710 would come up looking like that I would take you up on your offer to come over to do mine.
Again great job.
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Post  stevel on 1/5/2012, 10:53 pm

wow wow wow that looks sick ...awesome job larry ...man your doing it all now cool
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Post  handyman on 1/5/2012, 11:09 pm

nice dozzer.......i know where ya can get a power knob for that thing....in chrome or black


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Post  ChrisL on 1/5/2012, 11:15 pm

That looks awesome. wow
Now you got me itching to drill mine.

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Post  handyman on 1/5/2012, 11:22 pm

heres the black one

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Post  handyman on 1/5/2012, 11:24 pm

another shot

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Post  smitty on 1/5/2012, 11:39 pm

OMG dozer hands down the best i have seen wow wow wow wow great job Very Happy


 

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/6/2012, 1:08 am

great now another hobby to spend money on. charlie is the 710 aluminum? if so it can be polished. thanks for the responses guys. when i read the thread it intrigued me to this point. also looking at new pluggin reels after christmas with no money got my butt in gear. it wasnt hard to do and since i didnt have any paint in the colors i wanted polished was the best option. now lets see if it holds up.

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/6/2012, 1:15 am

chris drilling was easy. the polishing took some time. i just punched alot of holes in it evenly around it. prob went too far but i just couldnt stop. if you want i can drill it for you. whats next guys? i was looking at that piece of crap 5500ss and wondering if i could drill that. just to get even with it. LOL, it will be in the yard sale forum very soon. i guess you can put braid on these 704Z's, what is the capacity does anybody know? i have 300 yds of 40lb powerpro to go on it and gonna back it with mono just to keep the water from corroding it. looks much bigger than the 5500. now i want to try it.

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/6/2012, 1:22 am

thanks steve, i get very bored this time of year. ive got plugs turned, a rod in works and my daughter got an autographed brett celik jersey at the eagles game sunday so i had to make a shadow box for it. she is dating a guy who has red zone seats row 2, he took me once best view i could want. game wasnt bad either.

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Post  stevel on 1/6/2012, 7:11 pm

Great view
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Post  JeffL on 1/6/2012, 7:21 pm

I'll take them seats anytime... lol!
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Post  dozer 277 on 1/6/2012, 7:52 pm

something about red heads. comes with a buffet dinner before the game with dessert.

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Post  stevel on 1/6/2012, 8:50 pm

dozer 277 wrote:something about red heads. comes with a buffet dinner before the game with dessert.

You lucky dog you ... mad mad ...im jeleous lol!
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Post  smitty on 1/11/2012, 11:44 pm

Hey dozer I'm not sure if you had plans for clear coating the reel but i just looked up powder coating and you can get it done in clear looks good high gloss....Just a idea..


 

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Post  dozer 277 on 1/19/2012, 9:49 am

smitty that might be the way to go. im gonna use it for a bit first and see how it holds up. anybody have any specs on line capacity for this reel with braid?

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Post  stilltryn on 1/19/2012, 11:32 pm

i can test it for you if you like! cheers
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Post  dozer 277 on 1/23/2012, 10:19 am

stilltryin, i will let you know on that, LOL. im anxious to see how it performs.

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Post  dozer 277 on 2/1/2012, 7:28 pm

finally got the bailess kit on the reel. it goes on the rod as soon as i get time. gonna put 40lb braid on it with a 9ft tica rod. cant wait for spring. if nothing else i will look like i know what im doing. (not really) i will take some good pictures and post up the finished product.

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