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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked on the bead roller today. I got rid of the hand crank and put a bicycle wheel in its place. Local bike shop gave it to me, it's a little bent, but it works for this deal. I figured the bigger the wheel the better control. I had to try it out, works a whole lot better now. . I made an aluminum table for the exit side. Loosen 1 thumb screw at the bottom and it lifts off a couple pins on the top. I scribed some lines every 2" as guides. no fence yet. I think I'll use it this way first and add a fence later.



Got the Vice mount done. I made a knee brace for those times when I feel the need to beat on the vise. Same brace will work on all the attachments.



....and I got the rack finished up tonight. Everything in easy reach, tucked away behind the door. Oh, I bent up some scrap sign aluminum also, to protect the wall.



I think I'm ready to start on the "Z" firewall now. I have to put a quick disconnect in the planishing hammer air line so I don't have to drag the foot pedal around. It's a pain in the hose this way.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started working on the firewall. Putting together ideas.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a stupid question.............. the cage looks like its been etch primed so, are you going to have to take this entire car apart to paint that cage ?

BTW, nice worek so far Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's the plan. I have to put the chassis back on the rotisserie to finish up some welding. Firewall will have a seam someplace, part of it will be welded to the body part of it will stay with the chassis. I have a new top for it too, so I have a lot of work to do on the body yet. Body panels are just bolted, clamped & cleco clipped together at this point.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!!!!!
Cool door hinges too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks af2. How you been?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pro70z28 wrote:
Thanks af2. How you been?


Havn't been too bad. Waiting on two contracts to be signed so I can afford to run the car. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. I thought that the cage could not be painted for inspectors to certify it? Is paint ok as long as they can see the welds?

Adam,
I can sign those contracts with my red pencil not a problem. You are all set. Get that car out and run it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No plating.

Powder coat and paint is good to go.

I need the $ when you sign by the way. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I start the firewall I wanted to get the English Wheel built. Ran into a little snag though. I made up the bottom anvil assembly last night. Cut the frame parts out today. Got a couple pcs. clamped together to weld.......and then stripped the threads out of the torch head on the TIG. and it's saturday.
There goes the weekend. ...............








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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a little more done on the English wheel yesterday. A guy I talked to on the phone that builds E-Wheels said if I build one it needs to be very sturdy & needs a lot of adjustment built in. So, this is what I came up with for the top anvil. It's a little more complicated than it needs to be, but I had a couple old air actuated hydraulic cylinders laying around that I wanted to make use of. I got them for free probably about 30 years ago and finally decided it's time to use what's left of them. I found one of the cylinder housings was corroded through but the ram was still good & that's what I needed for the anvil adjuster. Too bad they are shot, the cylinders are all aluminum (except for the ram).
Anyway here's the deal. I cut a couple sleeves out of aluminum round stock for the rams.


Cut a couple supports for the sleeves on the CNC


Parts pressed together. I didn't want the anvil assembly to rely on threads cut in aluminum, so I made this little pocket to hold a nut for the 3/4" ready rod that will be the adjusting screw.



Turning part of the ready rod down to 5/8'' to make an adjuster out of it.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's where it's at so far. I have those cylinder rams cut to length. Turned a hub for the adjusting wheel that will be mounted on top. There will be a plate where the brass bushings are to tie the assembly together. Got a wheel and mounting flanges to make yet and the top anvil part of the project will be done.



I found some aluminum at the salvage yard that just said "I want to be an English wheel". I am building it to fit in the receiver I have on the wall for the other attachments. So, aluminum will make it a bunch lighter when I attach it to the wall to use. Old guys have to consider these things ya' know.

Had some time to kill his afternoon so I drew up & cut out the adjuster wheel for the E-Wheel.

Cut the hand grips out of 1/2" PVC.


1/4" aluminum for the wheel itself.


Used fusor auto body panel adhesive to glue it all together.


Like Norm Abram says ''I'll let it cook in the clamps overnight''.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe you didn't see one HUGE mistake you made when you designed / machined this assembly - it looks entirely TOO good to actually use. Seriously, I really admire good machine work and machines in general. Really good looking stuff - I've got to step up! Thanks for sharing pictures of it, I really like looking at this stuff. Clay
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holly shit you can make anything





























can you machine a woman without a mouth?????

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i die, i dont want to go to heaven, i just want to haunt your garage Laughing

outstanding work Cool

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