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Re: Dash fabrication

#46 Post by mytmouz » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:24 am

Nice work... :thumb:
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Re: Dash fabrication

#47 Post by vegaracer » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:44 pm

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But you didn't make the entire frame on the CNC bigsmack: :smt003
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Re: Dash fabrication

#48 Post by pro70z28 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:37 pm

Nope, I didn't want to spend that kind of money. I've got about 200 bux in this including bolts & anvils. Not counting my time since this is considered a hobby. :idea: I need to save some of the aluminum for "Z" parts. ;)
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Re: Dash fabrication

#49 Post by pro70z28 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:14 pm

Just about done with this deal. Got all the steel parts painted black & made a plywood rack for the lower anvils. All that's left is to dial in the top anvil. Seems to have pulled the bottom in a little during the welding. A shim ought to bring it back into alignment. I tried it out and I'll be if it doesn't work. Time to get back on the "Z" now.

The plan was to make it light enough to carry around. Weighs 84 Lbs. including a set of anvils. My shoulder fits under the top arm so it's not bad taking it out & putting it in the wall receivers. I planned to put struts on the bottom arm but it seems to be pretty stable the way it is. If it becomes a problem I'll add that later. Don't want it any heavier than it has to be.

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Re: Dash fabrication

#50 Post by wikd69 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:45 pm

Thats a gorgeous piece of work.
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Re: Dash fabrication

#51 Post by pro70z28 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:46 pm

Thanks wikd69. I had to try a scrap pc. of .080 aluminum just to see what it would do. Bare in mind I've never used one of these contraptions before so I'm sure it would turn out better with practice. I'm surprised how easy they are to use. I figured I'd get a workout pulling & pushin' the workpiece back & forth but it's so easy a caveman could do it. :thumb:

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Re: Dash fabrication

#52 Post by wikd69 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:12 pm

pro70z28 wrote:Thanks wikd69. I had to try a scrap pc. of .080 aluminum just to see what it would do. Bare in mind I've never used one of these contraptions before so I'm sure it would turn out better with practice. I'm surprised how easy they are to use. I figured I'd get a workout pulling & pushin' the workpiece back & forth but it's so easy a caveman could do it. :thumb:
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Re: Dash fabrication

#53 Post by pro70z28 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:07 pm

Just takes practice wikd69. One last shot, it fits in the void behind the door with the Bead Roller, Shrinker/Stretcher, Plannishing Hammer & Welding table when they aren't in use. So, I'm hardly loosing any floor space at all when it's all put away. I have to add one more receiver on the storage rack for the vise since I now have one more attachment than I do storage rack receivers. On normal days this space is just more or less a hallway to the back room where the CNC is (where I normally do sign work). I need this space open so I can get materials into the room and signs back out.

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Re: Dash fabrication

#54 Post by pro70z28 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:01 pm

O.K. Now I'm done. For sure. I'm in the sign biz' ..... I had to do it.....what can I say? lol.

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Re: Dash fabrication

#55 Post by hugger73hatch » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:24 pm

:thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Dash fabrication

#56 Post by wikd69 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:32 pm

pro70z28 wrote:O.K. Now I'm done. For sure. I'm in the sign biz' ..... I had to do it.....what can I say? lol.

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Thats cool. Now, can you build me one ? :mrgreen:
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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

#57 Post by pro70z28 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:38 pm

Sure, no problem. Money is no object....right? :bling: :smt003 :smt003
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Re: Dash fabrication

#58 Post by supernova » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:02 pm

You da man!!!!!!! Thats cool :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Dash fabrication

#59 Post by wikd69 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:24 pm

pro70z28 wrote:Sure, no problem. Money is no object....right? :bling: :smt003 :smt003

Yep, money is no object. Supernova takes care of all my bills, just send them to him :mrgreen:
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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

#60 Post by chpcamaro » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:16 pm

can you get me 1 to harry just say you need 2 one for each hand lol :roll: :rock: nopity: rock:
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