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KR 300 project
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:07:47 AM »
Picked this up on Tuesday.  It's a KR 300 from 1985 that's seen its share of use and abuse.  It's got a few different bad paint jobs and its share of dents.  The top, three little drawers, and bottom open area had bedliner sprayed in them.  I was expecting a box in better condition and prepared to pay $150 for it.  When I saw it I reluctantly offered him $75 and took it home for $80.  Came with about $30 worth of tools.  Wasn't looking for another project, but it found me.  I do have a big stash of Sunrise Red paint I can use on this. Did a little sanding on it but have a lot to go. 

And yes, someone repainted over the chrome drawer trim.   angryguyx
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
A bit rough but you will make it look great again.  thumbsup2
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 10:57:26 PM »
Thanks, Buck.  I'm going to do my best to polish this turd real nice!   fishslap

Got the drawers out, slides soaking in Evaporust and some more sanding done on it now.  What's nice about these is no matter what you do it will look better than what you started with.  The seller,  a dopey twenty something, left some decent tools in it too...nice Craftsman and Kobalt 3/8" ratchets, Craftsman combo wrenches, etc.
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 11:50:58 PM »
That's one of my fav snappies. Nice.
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 12:02:08 AM »
Cool project. What's the plan? keep it or sell it?
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 12:23:02 AM »
What I'll probably end up doing is keeping it, but if a nice one in original condition for a good price comes around, buy that one and sell this one.  We'll see, but I want to do a resto job on it I'll be happy with.
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 12:26:28 AM »
The holy grail of these KR 300s, besides the 1950s versions, are the last ones they made.  They come with ball bearing slides.   thumbsup2
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 02:05:55 PM »
Cool box. I like how they atleast tried to mask off the door last time they painted it.
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
Neat box, looking forward to your progress


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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 06:30:41 AM »
Nice project.  sharepopcorn
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 09:28:48 PM »
I've got her in Rustoleum poop colored primer.  Planning on putting the first top coat on this weekend.
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 10:02:47 AM »
Do you replace the castors?
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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 03:44:40 PM »
Looking forward to the paint.

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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 03:51:20 PM »
Looking forward to the paint.

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Re: KR 300 project
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:40 PM »
Do you replace the castors?

Not planning on it, but will touch them up.
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Re: KR 300 project
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