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 #80 holes.
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 in place.
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.