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Old 07-16-2009, 04:39 PM
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I look forward each week to updates on this - some very nice work.
I'm planning on making gussets for my next cage project as well. Any reason why you made them from two halves? - I was thinking about making the whole gusset in one piece and then bending it around a radius in the centre for a nice rounded finish - one less weld to do as well.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:41 PM
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gn3dr- thanks for the comments..

yeah they do look sweet with a smooth radius.. the ones that came with the cage (for the X in the main hoop)



are a single piece but have pressed edges and i just wanted to keep them all looking the same...
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:47 PM
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right... despite a late start.. a trip to the paint shop and a stop off to see my mate stu @ realistic motorsport i did a bit today..

the seat bars are now fully fitted.. and the tabs all welded up..



the side mounts still need moddin to drop them 40mm or so but the important bit was moving them away from the door bars..

remember the photo of my seat prssed against them?????

how about now!!



probably a good 30mm clearance now.. and the steering wheel (or at least the bracket) appears to be inline with the seat!!!!!

also had these wierd looking K shaped plates laser cut with all the other stuff..



these are bolted up on the std top mount holes like so:



and give me a definate location for my holesaw centre drill which will be identical both sides... you can also see how much further back they`ll be giving me some proper castor angle...
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:41 PM
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u do fast...and nice work...keep it up :)
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:05 PM
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kegger- many thanks man... sometimes not as quick as i could simply due to those days where you get to the shop and think....

"i cannot be bothered today........."

however.. today was NOT 1 of those days!



main hoop gusset - DONE!!











then i had to bite the bullet and do my topmounts...



i wont lie.. i`d been avoiding this 1 as cutting farckun gurt holes in the shell scares me.. never the less....











at this point i shit my pants and went to see "evo stu" had a natter... loked at a couple of 600+ bhp evo lumps.. then he started saying i should VTEC it... at that point i decided rather than argue (he`s a big lad!) i should leave....



now the holes are in the turrets i had to machine a lip all the way around the edge of the steel plates so the top sat flush with what was left of the turret...



i`d already thought about this and made a jig to go in the lathe that i bolted the bits to...







things were going well.. i even started to relax at this point!!...



tacked up...







welded in and cleaned up...







how fruity!!!!







ladies and gents i give you (in my opinion) the pimpest top mounts on a 106!!! extra castor... camber adjustable and unique!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:25 PM
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SWEET....i've been waiting to see those gussets in place...they look good and wow...good job on those CC plate holes...u have more balls than me!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:55 PM
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Very nice....as usual
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:56 PM
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on a side note - i`m not sure how the milwaukee brand is perceeved over in the US but that drill in the shots is the first item ive bought. the motors in the handle section and its got some grunt to it!!!

a couple of times the holesaw bit and the drill did its best to snp my wrists off... my only critisism is that its hard to regualte a steady slow speed...
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:14 PM
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on a side note - i`m not sure how the milwaukee brand is perceeved over in the US but that drill in the shots is the first item ive bought. the motors in the handle section and its got some grunt to it!!!

a couple of times the holesaw bit and the drill did its best to snp my wrists off... my only critisism is that its hard to regualte a steady slow speed...
Sounds like a Milwaukee drill allright

IMO Milwaukee tools are just about the best you can buy. I've always had good luck with them.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:47 AM
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Sounds like a Milwaukee drill allright

IMO Milwaukee tools are just about the best you can buy. I've always had good luck with them.
Yeah, it does sound like a Milwaukee drill, one word of caution, don't stand on top of an 8' ladder with it drilling a 1 5/8" hole with an
auger bit, you'll be on the ground before you know it... BTDTGTSTS, and a permanant limp...
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:24 PM
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aint done much today.. not really in "the mood"

got all this cut out..



started making new brackets but.. i didn`t really have the right steel to hand and i didn`t have a 1 1/2inch holesaw to make the sides f the brackets where they sit against the dash bar so made some patterns and will make them up at work during the week...

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:02 PM
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a quiet week or so due to "proper" work....

made these:




fitted up:




got a cap for the fuel cell:




new wheel and boss:




and a cover to prevent dirty fingers/dust/ gettin on the suede:

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:07 PM
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a quiet week or so due to "proper" work....

made these:




fitted up:




got a cap for the fuel cell:




new wheel and boss:




and a cover to prevent dirty fingers/dust/ gettin on the suede:

and cats, dont forget the cats :)

nice work!
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:12 AM
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right.. dash:



gut all this out:



and eventually with enough trimming it fits around the cage:





i think the centre piece that drops down still needs slimming down a little but thats the basics...

the large opening in the centre (where vents/stereo/heater controls/switches used to be) will be 1 large ally panel curved to match the dash which will be where all the switches will reside.. (possibly anodised black..)

the lower hole (where the drop down ash tray used to live) will have another ally panel to which a fusebox and relay box will be mounted..
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:32 PM
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been trying to pay more time on the house and "the missus" recently so aint done much.. but...

made the panel for the dash to mount the toggle switches...




even the weasel approves...



that got mounted via some diddy ally brackets which were quite frankly a fcuking ass to make.... looks cool though....



i then had a small issue with the front gussets.. due to the cage being so close to the A post the hole swages i made were simply too big (25mm + 30mm) (thats just under and inch and a bit smaller than 1 1/4)

the options were:

leave them plain
get some writing laser cut into them
make ANOTHER smaller hole swager...

needless to say option 1+2 were gonna be half measures so i fired up the lathe and made another tool to suit 16mm (5/8`s)
front gussets are pretty much sorted thanks to the smaller hole swager...





to say i`m pleased with them is a MAJOR understatement...
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:21 PM
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front dampers..

12mm diameter section too short for my topmounts.... BOOOOoooooooooo




spanky in full handle-cranking-swarf-flicking flow... WOOOOooooop




top mounts fitted... HUUUUUUUUUUrahhhhh

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:35 PM
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FINALLY!!

started on the tank today...



doing the bolt on top plate tommorrow that`ll hold the fuel level guage feed+return fittings and also the filler cap and that bolts over the hole in the top of the tank...
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:11 PM
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got busy with the ally and made myself a top plate for the tank.. (it still needs holes for breather/feed/return/fuel level guage.. but you get the idea)



then sat down and thought..... hmmmm

the more i looked at the HOOOOFIN gurt M8 bolts in the top plate the more they pissed me off.. so...

made another with M6 fittings... made a nut ring to go inside the tank.. ordered a gasket from ATL.. baffles cut.. end plates cut... with a bit of luck the c**t will be done over the weekend...




i then decided seeing as i`d been welding sainless for the past 2 years i better see if i can still TIG ally...



beads could be little closer but i was in a hurry...

for the geeks...

125amps... miller synchrowave 300... 4mm tungsten.. #7 shroud (i think).. torch BLOODY big!!.. gas flow - enough to tickle my ear!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:36 PM
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what is the thickness of that aluminum?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:25 PM
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3mm.... or just under 1/8th for you american types... :)
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