It’s been very cold outside so much of the work I’ve been doing on my MGB GT is on hold. No more cleaning and painting, when it’s below freezing I stay indoors or go to the British Virgin Islands.

I have taken the opportunity to build my new Harbor Freight abrasive blast cabinet that I picked up when I was in Seattle last month. Putting this together was quicker than I expected as many YouTube videos talk about it being a two day project. I did spend two days working on it but the total build time was about 3 hours working by myself.

I spent extra time sealing the cabinet well with silicone caulking, especially the hopper area that tends to leak. Properly set up these cabinets shouldn’t leak at the top because of negative pressure but I caulked this area as well. If you are building a Harbor Freight abrasive blast cabinet watch the video below, this fellow has great advice on how to make it a better tool. I followed many of his suggestions.

Harbor Freight blast cabinet parts
Harbor Freight blast cabinet parts
Harbor Freight blast cabinet hardware
Harbor Freight blast cabinet hardware
Harbor Freight media blast cabinet
Harbor Freight media blast cabinet

Here’s the completed cabinet in my rec room. If it ever warms up I’ll move it out to the garage and see how it works. The best part? With all the discounts that Harbor Freight occasionally gives I bought this cabinet for $150 including shipping and tax. Not bad.

Back to the idea of the British Virgin Islands. It looks like the cold weather is here for a few weeks, perhaps I should book a ticket and head back to paradise. The 1967 MGB GT can wait.

Three women drinking in bikinis at The William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant, The Bight, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands
Three women drinking in bikinis at The William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant, The Bight, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands
Putting my feet up on the deck at the Cooper Island Beach Club, Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands
Putting my feet up on the deck at the Cooper Island Beach Club, Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands

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