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Re: Dash fabrication

#31 Post by BracketNova » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:59 pm

now I see where you are going.
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Re: Dash fabrication

#32 Post by wikd69 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:22 am

dakster wrote:All that I see in this guy is "Look at all of the cool tools that I have" Show-off. Your car would probably be finished if you did not spend 3 hours per day taking pics and posting them here. Back to work!
If you ask me, part of the fun of doing this stuff is the tools and stuff you create along the way. Not that I produce stuff like this, but I do develop me own tricks and stuff (like most of us). I just wish I had this much talent and the available machine shop equipment. I've been scheming on how I can squeeze a Bridgeport into my little shop area. Prolly not gonna happen, but man, it'd be cool :smt003
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Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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Re: Dash fabrication

#33 Post by pro70z28 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:23 am

dakster wrote:All that I see in this guy is "Look at all of the cool tools that I have" Show-off. Your car would probably be finished if you did not spend 3 hours per day taking pics and posting them here. Back to work!
Thanks wikd69
It's just a hobby for me. I'm building an English Wheel because that's what I'm interested in right now. Sometimes I'll even go off and do a woodworking project. :shock: I don't have a deadline on the car or take any of this stuff too serious, the day I do is the day I'll sell it all. I deal with deadlines all day long. Playing around in the shop is my way of getting away from doing what I'm supposed to do for a couple hours here & there. I'm having fun.
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Re: Dash fabrication

#34 Post by John_Heard » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:53 am

Having fun, challenging yourself to do something you've never done before, and maybe learning a few things in the process is what it's all about. When you quit learning or having fun, time to pack it up and head to the old folks home.

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Re: Dash fabrication

#35 Post by wikd69 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:06 am

pro70z28 wrote:
dakster wrote:All that I see in this guy is "Look at all of the cool tools that I have" Show-off. Your car would probably be finished if you did not spend 3 hours per day taking pics and posting them here. Back to work!
Thanks wikd69
It's just a hobby for me. I'm building an English Wheel because that's what I'm interested in right now. Sometimes I'll even go off and do a woodworking project. :shock: I don't have a deadline on the car or take any of this stuff too serious, the day I do is the day I'll sell it all. I deal with deadlines all day long. Playing around in the shop is my way of getting away from doing what I'm supposed to do for a couple hours here & there. I'm having fun.
:thumb: :mrgreen:
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Dash fabrication

#36 Post by dakster » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:38 am

I will tell you what: I wish that I put the time in my dash as he did; it looks fantastic! and I do actually enjoy or admire his tools, but you have to admit that I was right with my response. ( Am I a hyprocrit or what?)

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Re: Dash fabrication

#37 Post by wikd69 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:01 am

What milling machine do you have ? And what sort of CNC add-on are you using ? I'm assuming that's CNC, given the repetition and precision. If it's not CNC you are beyond the master machinist level :-)
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Dash fabrication

#38 Post by pro70z28 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:33 pm

My milling machine is just one of those cheap drill presses with the XY hand cranks on the table. 
The CNC is a sign making table that I use in my sign business. I just upgraded the spindle to a 3 phase Perske so I could slow the RPMs down enough to cut aluminum & steel.
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Re: Dash fabrication

#39 Post by wikd69 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:16 pm

pro70z28 wrote:My milling machine is just one of those cheap drill presses with the XY hand cranks on the table. 
The CNC is a sign making table that I use in my sign business. I just upgraded the spindle to a 3 phase Perske so I could slow the RPMs down enough to cut aluminum & steel.
That makes your work even more impressive :thumb:

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1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Dash fabrication

#40 Post by chpcamaro » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:58 pm

hey pro70z28
those are some awesome idea's you have come up with the bead roller/ vise mount i am going to use them in the shop :thumb: :thumb: that will save tons of room :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Dash fabrication

#41 Post by pro70z28 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

Thanks Rob. I got the idea off the internet myself. :thumb: Tonight I cut a jig to align the top & bottom anvils. Next is to cut the frame tube & match it up to the flange on the back of the top wheel assembly.

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Re: Dash fabrication

#42 Post by John_Heard » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:50 am

Forgot to ask, what are you going to make with the English wheel?

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Re: Dash fabrication

#43 Post by pro70z28 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:04 am

That's a good question. :smt102 Nothin' in particular.
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Re: Dash fabrication

#44 Post by BracketNova » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:52 pm

He's branching out into the chopper market. He'll start out small, seat pans and such. Later moving into handmade fenders. Ending in super wicked gas tanks. LOL
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'71 Nova E85
6.69 @ 100.2 MPH 9/6/14
1.4257 60'
1700' DA

13:1 439 BBC
3330 lbs

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Re: Dash fabrication

#45 Post by pro70z28 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:45 am

I might make some bowls or somethin'. :D

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I got the frame built. I knew when I decided to built an English Wheel light enough to easily mount to the wall receiver it would be a challenge. Deflection is not a good thing, so I am hoping to make up for the light frame with some triangulated bracing. Only time will tell if it works or becomes lawn art. I figure if it doesn't work I can always build a steel frame since the top & bottom anvil yokes are bolt ons.

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