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Yesterday 09:51 PM
mud.man.rj Tell us more on the 348/409, so cool.
Mudman.
Yesterday 09:30 PM
tech69 started on this after lunch. Still waiting for the glass guy but I can work around it for now.



this is how it looks like when you use a mini belt sander to grind the welds. Way better than using a cut off wheel. They prep for welds really nicely too with the fiber belt. Just a nice rectangle of bare metal. For plug welds I use a mini blaster but around the hole or for spot welding nothing is cleaner than a mini belt sander.

Yesterday 08:10 PM
rdobbs77 Other than work today, been talking to a good friend online off and on for a few hours about a vacuum adaptor to only be used for a vacuum gauge and drilling and tapping into my carb spacer to place it there (edit: since i don't have such a port on carb or intake). One of those small things i missed the ball on when i built the motor.
Yesterday 05:34 PM
Rip VW I thought I was going to wrap up the shrink stretch stand today but My eyes move faster than the body can keep up.

I got a lot done and just have to finish up the pedal linkage and make a pedal pad. All in all I am pleased with it so far. I like the fact this thing is kinda heavy and that helps keep things steady.

One un foreseen problem was the fact I picked up a couple of shackles to weld to the machine arms and when I broke them open I realized they were stainless. I can not do stainless so another trip back to the store tomorrow.

Here are a couple of pictures showing where I am.

Pic 1 This is where the stand is at the moment. I have springs to hold up the pedals when finished.

Pic 2 A few pedal details

pic 3 Some assembly required

pic 4 top rod and attachment.
Yesterday 11:44 AM
Rodnit
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Went "shopping" today...



I'll be over early next month to pick it up............ Appreciate it...
Yesterday 10:24 AM
Rip VW Deadbodyman Yep I think you are 100% correct! I got nothing to hide on this one and I kind of like the bare minimalist Look that unpainted steel gives you. I should have a couple a pictures today of where I am on it. I am real close to wrapping this one up. If my shoulder holds up today I should finish it..
Yesterday 06:13 AM
deadbodyman
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Worked the shrinker stretcher stand project today. I had to modify the plan slightly but I am very pleased with how it is falling together. I think I have all of the pedal assembly cut,beveled,ground,drilled and Fit. I am holding off on a picture till I get it roughed together. Tomorrow all I think I need to do is weld and assemble.

I have set the pedal height at 12 inches above the floor so I can use my good leg to operate. I think that is a good height as I can get to the pedal while setting in my chair and have a good amount of travel before it hits the floor. I guess I will find out how it works real soon.

My die set for my Bead roller came in today and are they look so shiny and not mauled by human hands. I am going to finish the shrinker stand before I try out my bead roller. Plus I need to add some pins to put the dies on.

Ok, what color shall we make these stands? I am leaning to No paint because if it is not painted it will be a few grams lighter thereby theoretically faster than anyone in the same class.. Sounds like a sensible thing to me..

Busy busy busy.....
shiny paint is just hiding something.
02-23-2017 09:56 PM
MARTINSR Thanks Henry.

I just noticed as I uploaded this photo that I forgot to grind off that weld in the body holding the stud from the back side.

As soon as I get that done, the box assy is all done and he can get the pieces powder coated.

And tomorrow, on to the fenders and body and paint.

Brian
02-23-2017 09:43 PM
tech69 nice work, Martin.


17 Accord/ 3k miles. Already got the sport rims jacked. Tack and pull/ pogo stick. Worked great and door gap back to normal.

02-22-2017 11:36 PM
MARTINSR Got the screws welded into the radiator box for my brothers bike. DAMN this was easy, crap so much easier than the first time.
It's ready for powder coating.

Brian
02-22-2017 11:22 PM
Rip VW Worked the shrinker stretcher stand project today. I had to modify the plan slightly but I am very pleased with how it is falling together. I think I have all of the pedal assembly cut,beveled,ground,drilled and Fit. I am holding off on a picture till I get it roughed together. Tomorrow all I think I need to do is weld and assemble.

I have set the pedal height at 12 inches above the floor so I can use my good leg to operate. I think that is a good height as I can get to the pedal while setting in my chair and have a good amount of travel before it hits the floor. I guess I will find out how it works real soon.

My die set for my Bead roller came in today and are they look so shiny and not mauled by human hands. I am going to finish the shrinker stand before I try out my bead roller. Plus I need to add some pins to put the dies on.

Ok, what color shall we make these stands? I am leaning to No paint because if it is not painted it will be a few grams lighter thereby theoretically faster than anyone in the same class.. Sounds like a sensible thing to me..

Busy busy busy.....
02-22-2017 10:24 PM
tech69 today went smooth. Had one of those Jeep Patriots where they set booby traps everywhere on the door trim panels. Somewhat of a pain coming off, probably worse putting it together. Then there's that 17' Accord with 3k. Those belt moldings with the chrome do NOT like to come off smoothly, especially on a brand new car. Gonna have to order a new one but everyone messes those up here. They're a pain. Then the RX6 Miata. Man, I hope I don't see one of those in a while. One of those days where I worked on all pain in the *** cars today. Tomorrow will be better.
02-22-2017 10:13 PM
Dave57210 Finally heard from the insurance folks today. Yup, wife's Lexus is toast.
Now gotta negotiate a settlement and find her a new car
02-22-2017 07:54 PM
John long Almost finished my lowering blocks. Just need to cap the ends and paint them.

John
02-22-2017 09:26 AM
MARTINSR my "five minutes" out in the garage last night was spent on the phone. LOL I went out to get something done on my brothers bike and ended up in a half hour long phone call going over what he wants. I can't weld and walk out of there so I had to end it on that. But at least "something" got done. I can go out there tonight and weld!

Brian
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