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    Well thought I'd start a separate thread as I have a few things to build, all car related stuff just to make life easier really..

    So just to recap with the bits already made..

    First up, corner weight gauge..

    Added a piece of round stock into a piece of 25mm box section.

    Corner weight gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Hammered that in.

    Corner weight gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    That got welded and profiled, it has a 10-1 lever ratio. So 100mm out from the piviot and 1000mm out to the point the scale mounts on.

    Corner weight gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    With a cheap ebay 50kg luggage scale, give a use up to 500kgs

    Corner weight gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr


    Corner weight gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    The finished up with some powdercoat.

    Astra GTE by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Then onto the camber gauge..

    Started with a piece of 40mm angle iron and some 10mm thick Perspex, using a large compass worked out where the marks go. Have marked it at 1' and every 0.5'

    Camber gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    The bolts on the side's sit on the wheel edge, do they can be adjust for different diameter's. Also you zero the gauge using them.

    Camber gauge by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Again finished up with some powder..

    Astra GTE by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr
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  • #2
    Re: Tools and Equipment

    Then the press, which has been very handy to date so far..

    Started with cutting up some heavy C channel about 120mm x 50mm, which was blasted first to make it easy.

    press (1) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Welded the top 2 parts together to make a box section, it was a tig root pass then fill and cap with 7016 3.2mm rods.

    press (2) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Same again for the side, tig root and arc fill and cap.

    press (4) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr


    press (5) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Then the table section, drilled a hole to spot weld a bolt to.

    press (6) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr


    press (7) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Then welded the other side..

    press (8) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Added a bit to take the ram, chopped up one of the bits that came with it. It's a sealy 10T porta power..

    pressed (2) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    It's 700mm wide and 1200mm high, so a decent size..

    pressed (1) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

    Tested then painted..

    pressed (3) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr


    pressed (4) by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr
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    • #3
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      So that brings me up to tonight and the next project/s, First up is a high pressure waxoyl injector/sprayer (will see how it works). Also I'm making a pressure pot media blaster, which is needed to sort some bits on the Red GTE..

      So started with a little gas bottle, I welded a M22 nut on top (I think it was off a hgv spring U bolt) that a blanking plug fitted.

      Cavity wax injector by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

      Then put the top guard back on and fitted a plate to tap out on the side, one on the bottom too as I wanted a good bit to tap.

      Cavity wax injector by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

      Then as a safety interlock, so to remove the fill point you have to take off the airline..

      Cavity wax injector by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

      So added some feet and paint..

      Cavity wax injector by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

      Then the sprayer nozzles I plan to use, micro irrigation ones with a 360 spray..

      Cavity wax injector by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

      Then plan is to run air into it at the top, thinned waxoyl out the bottom and out a tap/valve. That will go into a T piece and I'll run the air from the regulator into the back, just like a blaster to add some speed to fluid and help to hopfully make a mist rather than spray out the nozzle.

      I'll add a tap/valve to the air supply goes to the spray bit as well for good measure, just need them to turn up in the post!

      Then make the media blaster
      Last edited by BenH; 17-07-2013, 10:09 PM.
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      • #4
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        So while waiting for the bits to finish up the waxoyl jobbie, got started on the sand blaster..

        First up removed the valve and purged the cylinder..

        Media blaster by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

        Then plasma cut the valve mounting hole out, even though the cylinder is only 3mm thick. The top valve mount is quite thick, I needed some of it still fitted to give the right size for the filler neck..

        Media blaster by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

        The filler neck is a standard gas pipe fitting welded on, same again on the bottom for the sand outlet..

        Media blaster by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

        I have a some proper blast hose to go on, was from a burst line at work. But only went on the edge of a sharp bend so that will get cut out..

        It's going to be a pressure pot type rather than a rubbish suction setup, though will have a small nozzle at first until I get the 2nd compressor unit plumbed and wired in. I'll be running two 3hp unit so should give me a good 20cfm, which will mean a decent size nozzle and pressure..
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        • #5
          Re: Tools and Equipment

          Just piping up to say someone is watching with interest, didn't want you to feel lonely

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          • #6
            Re: Tools and Equipment

            Cheers

            Did you ever pipe in the 2nd compressor?

            I'm thinking running a T on the tank inlet with 2 unloader valves, one for each unit each with a separate control. I can set them to different pressure, with a different differential setting so the 2nd only comes in under high use. Or indeed when it's turned on.. Sound ok?
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            • #7
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              No I didn't, not yet had the need. But that is exactly what I had in mind esp the pressure.

              I intend to feed a large red gas cylinder as a res, 47Kg?

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              • #8
                Re: Tools and Equipment

                Something tells me you watched excessive amounts of blue peter as a child. Top work bud, some impressive fabrication skills going on.

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                • #9
                  Re: Tools and Equipment

                  Yeah 47kg, my receiver is a 47 already. More than big enough I waxoyled mine inside as they are uncoated, dare say some epoxy would of been better but was what I had to hand on the day..

                  This is mine when I got it, bit different now though. I fitted a belt guard and pressure switch, replumbed it and changed the 2hp to a 3hp motor with a bigger drive pulley

                  compressor by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

                  How it stands now..

                  compressor by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

                  Then this is what I picked up to add on..

                  compressor 2 by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

                  Not bad for 20 quid
                  Last edited by BenH; 18-07-2013, 09:59 PM. Reason: Sorting the pics out properly
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                  • #10
                    Re: Tools and Equipment

                    Originally posted by marks-gte View Post
                    Something tells me you watched excessive amounts of blue peter as a child. Top work bud, some impressive fabrication skills going on.

                    Cheers

                    Naa Bud was the A team !
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                    • #11
                      Re: Tools and Equipment

                      Originally posted by BenH View Post
                      Cheers

                      Naa Bud was the A team !
                      Ah, that explains everything

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                      • #12
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                        cant be A-Team, not enough bullet proof hub caps mounted on the outside of everything

                        i like the compressor, with the lick of engineering grade hammered blue finish, nobody would actually question it wasnt a purchased version !

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                        • #13
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                          Missed this thread all good stuff mate ! The A Team and the dukes had far to big an influence on my driving style and made me want to learn to weld and build bulldozers that launch watermellons at bad guys
                          At the "cutting" edge of mk2 rust prevention since 1996!

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by DarrenH View Post
                            cant be A-Team, not enough bullet proof hub caps mounted on the outside of everything

                            i like the compressor, with the lick of engineering grade hammered blue finish, nobody would actually question it wasnt a purchased version !
                            I shall have to add some to the van, with a red stripe

                            Yeah the compressor is really well made, I got it 3rd or 4th hand from ebay for peanuts. The pump unit is fantastic really, perhaps off a old bus but has a little piston oil pump inside to feed the big end bearings and a squirter for the bore and little ends!

                            Originally posted by tonka666 View Post
                            Missed this thread all good stuff mate ! The A Team and the dukes had far to big an influence on my driving style and made me want to learn to weld and build bulldozers that launch watermellons at bad guys
                            Cheers Bud..
                            Trash can Tunnel boring machine, that's how I roll...
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                            • #15
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                              Superb!

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