Fan Grab Irons are found on nearly all EMD locomotives from the
SD35-45 and GP30-40-2.
molded on rear fan grab iron with a sharp hobby knife.
the markings from the removed grab and placing the BLMA part
on the shell, you will find where you need to drill your two
your holes are drilled, sand down the surface to totally remove
the old molded on grab iron if need be (though sometimes you
can get things flush with just your blade). (We suggest using
toothless pliers to grasp the grab iron while installing.)
the grab iron in place prior to gluing which will give you a
good indication of how things are lining up before it is permenantly
the grab is, remove the grab iron with your toothless pliers,
dab the ends in super glue (you dont need a lot) and reinsert,
leaving the grab iron away (not flush) with the shell.
quickly as the super sets fast! We also suggest adding extra
dabs of glue to the inside of the shell where the wire ends
of the grab poke through.
can paint the wire with any type of oil or water based paints
available. We suggest using an air brush, tooth pick or Micro-Brush
for this process.