Front lantern install
Photo 1, 1/4 nylon disc machined to fit the inside of the lantern face.
Photo 2, Using the new toy to machine it.
Photo 3, Drew a pattern for the LED’s on CAD 16 LED’s in each light.
Photo 4, LED’s and the indicator light glued onto the nylon disc
Photo 5, Front view of the nylon light disc
Photo 6, Glued the amber lenses into the lantern front cover
Photo 1 Lighting relays in place with the fuse block
Photo 2 Started connecting the relays to the light switch
Photo 3 Started to tape up the wires.
Photo 4 Dash board hung up to make wiring easier.
Photo 5 Connected all the switches up
Photo 6 Closer view of the switches, I have ignition, wipers, horn, indicators and the engine turning over.
Continued from the last post
Photo 1 Drilled the cap-head set screw head size next 3/8”.
Photo 2 Using a 1/8 cut off disc in the grinder, cut the plate through the center of the large hole.
Photo 3 Tapped the holes out to 1/4 “and screwed them together.
Photo 4 Drilled and tapped out the bracket on the bucket.
Photo 5 Finished just needs polishing.
Total cost 11 dollars and 2 hours work far cheaper than $400.00.
Due to the ridiculous cost to machine parts in Australia, I will do it all myself a new toy arriving in a few days it will pay for itself in a month or two.
I decide to get the steering support machined by an engineering shop. I drew the part up on cad and sent it to a few workshops for a quote, I am glad I asked for a quote it came back at $400.00 plus. What a joke.
This is what you can do with a hole saw, battery drill and grinder. I purchased the aluminium for $11.00 dollars.
Photo 1 The drawing.
Photo 2 The aluminium plate this is free machining ¾” thick.
Photo 3 Marked out the plate.
Photo 4 Using a 2” hole-saw cut the hole out.
Photo 5 Drilled the ¼ tapping size first.
Steering column needed to be finished as the indicator, hazard lights & horn needs to be set up & wired in, this has been manufactured from 2” S/S tube with a 4” reducer. This was cut down & tig welded to the end. Acquired an indicator unit from speedway, this needed to be modified as the reducer was not long enough to insert it inside. Not exactly what I wanted but it looks ok, I will change it when I work out the best way to re-fabricate it.
Photo 1 The finished polished tube.
Photo 2 The reducer.
Photo 3 Inside view.
Photo 4 Fitted onto the steering shaft I need to make a nylon spacer to keep it central. I’m looking for a small lathe to purchase.
Photo 5 Indicator unit fitted to the side of the 2” tube.
Photo 6 Top view of the same.