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Old April 9th, 2005, 05:13 AM   #1
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I've been messing around with some odds and ends fab stuff lately. I've made a bench seat for my bug, fitted and installed a '78 bus shifter, but the last few days I have been working on the hardest, but coolest thing yet. I was looking over the links on the home page and said "fuck I can do that". So last night I finished work on my 14" english wheel. And yes it works. I didn't fallow the plans exactly, but I have a wheel that gets the job done. I used a hub and bearing from an '02 Explorer. I pressed the bearing off the hub, pressed the studs out, then machined off the "drive flange". I then turned the shaft down to remove the press fit just incase I ever nee to replace the upper wheel. I then cut a groove for a snap ring the retain the wheel. For the bottom roller, I used a rear wheel bearing from an '00 Focus. I had to make a yoke to fit, then welded it to a steering shaft from a '98 C1500. I then ran a bolt through the bottom to adjust tension and welded a 17mm wrench to it for the handle. I tested it and had to make a few adjustments, but all in all I am pleased. Total cost...FREEBEE!! All parts and material were setting around the shop. I plan on grinding welds and painting today. Then I will be making corners for the p/u. So yes I went to the shop and made something [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]
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Old April 9th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #2
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Old April 9th, 2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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Awsome, thats realy great to hear. You going to be taking some compound bend reaquests? Some preforated steel in place of my ghia grills would look nice.....JK man, good work.
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Old April 9th, 2005, 08:06 AM   #4
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pics will be up after I get it painted. As for farming out work? I thing that I need a bit more skill befor that. I'm just happy that I built something that works for a change. I go through a whole lot of trial and error befor I get some thing right, but this time I got it right the first time. You guys must be rubbing off on me or something.
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. . . You guys must be rubbing off on me or something.
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MJ calls that "The Neverland Experience."
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Trial and Error? that's the name we gave my friend's bus....

Good show on the english wheel.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #8
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I had to make some changes. The whench thing was not working for the adjustment. I removed the 10x1.5 bolt and got a longer one, the found a 3/4" nut, 3 12x1.5 bolts, cut the heads off the botls at a 15 deg. angle, and welded them to 3 of the flats. I then slightly rounded the 13mm head of the 10x1.5 bolt and pressed it into the 3/4" nut and welded. I now have a three handle adjuster. It works much better. And yes, pic.s are on the way.
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